Attention Historical Romance Lovers & Funny Friday Fans!

Tomorrow is the release day for my writer bestie, Angela Christina Archer. If you're into historical romance and find the 1930s depression/prohibition era interesting, I think you'll really enjoy this one. Here's my own quick summary and review.

is a historical romance set in the 1930s depression/prohibition period U.S. and the glory days of the mafia.
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed, and the day Evelyn Ford will never forget.

With the untimely death of her parents and the loss of their only income, Evelyn, and her brother, Frank flee to a make-shift hovel built in Central Park. After Frank mysteriously goes missing, bare cupboards force Evelyn to seek employment anywhere she can find work, even if that means working at a burlesque theater.

Catching the attention of Don Vincent Giovanni, a Kingpin in the New York mafia, Evelyn discovers that Frank is serving time in prison for running hooch and he owes Vincent a lot of money. In order to pay off her brother's debt, Evelyn is thrown into the world of mobsters and bootlegging.

Between running hooch all over the city of New York and trying to save her brother, Evelyn finds herself drawn to Max Catalano, Vincent's Consigliere. Even with secrets of his own, he's the only one she can trust when she entangles herself in the middle of the New York mafia crime wars.

I really liked the fast pace of the story and the mystery surrounding Max. I liked Evelyn's determination to do what was needed to survive in a time when surviving was so hard.

I would definitely recommend this book. Here's a little more about the author.

Angela lives on a ranch with her husband, two daughters, and many farm animals. She was born and raised in Nevada, and grew up riding and showing horses from hunter jumper, English equitation, western pleasure, trail, and halter. While she doesn't show anymore, she still loves to trail ride her paint horse, Honky. In December of 2007, she and her husband moved to Oklahoma.

From a young age, she always wanted to write a novel. However, she never believed she could write anything well enough for a publisher to even consider her. Every time the desire flickered, she shoved the thought from my mind until one morning, in 2009, she awoke with the determination to follow her dream. In December 2014, Angela launched Long Valley Press. You can visit her website at or

Are you a historical romance fan? What time period do you enjoy seeing stories set in the most? Have any good recommendations for the rest of us?

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