The French Book Worm recently reviewed The Art of Rebellion, in The Good Life France, an English language magazine about all things French. The review said the novel is a “beautiful story set in France in 1900…through her storytelling she has given the lucky reader not only a wonderful tale but a glimpse into what life was like in the early 1900s”.
A copy of The Art of Rebellion has been entered into the catalogue of research resources at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Below, on the right, is author Brenda Leahy presenting a copy of her novel to Mme. Francoise Mardrus, Director of the Dominique-Vivant Denon research centre, Musee du Louvre.
“… a French Jane Austen”…
The Art of Rebellion was featured in the Historical Novels Review, November 2016 issue. Excerpts from the positive review include, “In her debut novel, Leahy gives us a charming young girl…Gabbi meets danger with aplomb and wit.” And, “This charming book of manners (think of a French Jane Austen) is entertaining, well-written and surprising. A delightful read.” The full review can be found at pp 58-59 of the magazine or online at https://historicalnovelsociety.org.
OCTOBER 17, 2016 NEWS
I’ll be signing books at Cafe Books on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta on Saturday, Oct. 22nd, from 1 – 3 p.m. It’s a delightful book store with new and used books, gifts and a tea shop (macarons galore)! Drop by if you’re in the area; I’d love to meet you.
OCTOBER 1, 2016 NEWS
Calgary readers must be mad for stories set in Paris. The Art of Rebellion hits the Calgary Bestselling Fiction list for a fourth week – this time at #5!
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 NEWS
The Art of Rebellion is once again on the Calgary Bestselling Fiction list, as compiled for the Calgary Herald.
I will be signing books at two Chapters stores in Calgary and would love to see you!
Saturday September 24, 2016 – Chapters Dalhousie Station – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Eight reviews on Amazon – all of them are 5 stars!
The Art of Rebellion has 11 Ratings (4.45 /5 stars) and 8 reviews on GoodReads.
Chapters Indigo online review – one 5 star review.
BLOG TOURS, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS
Chapter by Chapter’s Blog Tour of The Art of Rebellion consists of independent book reviews by bloggers interested in YA books. Here are the reviews so far:
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 : Jorie Loves a Story – “It was definitely unputdownable and devoured wholeheartedly with absolute joy…Thank you Ms. Leahy. You have written such an incredible novel…” Full Review at https://jorielovesastory.com/2016/09/19/blog-book-tour-the-art-of-rebellion-by-brenda-joyce-leahy/
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: Susan Heim on Writing – See for excerpts from the novel and a contest giveaway- http://www.susanheimonwriting.com/2016/09/the-art-of-rebellion-by-brenda-joyce.html.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016: My Interview on the Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Where I confess to quirks, sources of inspiration and my favorite books – http://silver-dagger-scriptorium.weebly.com/more-book-tours/the-art-of-rebellion-blog-tour-and-giveaway.