On Sale: April 12, 2013
Featuring: Mary Di Benedetti; Halide Edib Adivar; Mustafa Kemal
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Fiction | Historical | Romance
Mary Di Benedetti, an American war widow, joins her family
in Constantinople in 1919, during the Allied occupation.
Befriended by Halide Edib Adivar, Mary becomes involved with
followers of Mustafa Kemal (later Ataturk). Based on first
hand accounts of the Turkish nationalist resistance, “The
Dervish” is an adventure story that details the
extraordinary events that culminated in 1923 with the
creation of the Republic of Turkey.
27 comments posted.
Re: The Dervish
I LOVE LEARNING history and culture incorporated into the novel
(Debbi Shaw 1:01am September 7, 2013)
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get a doctorate!
(Jodine Poulin 1:33am September 7, 2013)
I love to read historical novels and can't get enough of your books.
(Elaine Thomas 9:58am September 7, 2013)
I would love to read this book. It's sounds very interesting! Thanks
(Bonnie Capuano 10:10am September 7, 2013)
There is so much to learn about that part of the world that has been distorted by other cultures who have seemed to overshadow the original peaceful inhabitants who have a story to tell. Your travels sound fascinating, and since I haven't had a chance to read any of your books yet, due to the fact that I didn't know they were out there, it sounds like I have some reading to do!! Your latest book sounds like it will be a great read for the upcoming Fall, and I'm looking forward to reading it very much!! Thank you for bringing the story up front and center and keeping their story alive!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:14am September 7, 2013)
What a fascinating and captivating novel. this interests me
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wishes and much happiness and success.
(Sharon Berger 10:45am September 7, 2013)
Historical fiction is my favorite! Your writing is always great so I know the book will very good! Thank you.
(Ann Martinisi 10:48am September 7, 2013)
At 96 yrs old I still love a good story.
(Emily Pucko 11:20am September 7, 2013)
I'd love to read this. I love reading about history, fiction or non-fiction. It sounds great!
(Kathleen Gardiner 12:23pm September 7, 2013)
I love to read historicals. I also like to find new writers to read. I'm glad that you put in something different besides England. I always like to find a new book about a different culture to read about I know that I will enjoy this book. Its going on my New Writers to read list.
(Felicia Sidoma 12:47pm September 7, 2013)
I don't think that I have read any book with a subject which sounds as fascinating in a historical fiction or non fiction as your book. I would absolutely love to be the recipient of Dervish, or actually, any other books that you have written or will write such as this. Sounds incredible to me. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win a copy. Sincerely, Cynthia
(Cynthia Blain 1:27pm September 7, 2013)
Anthropology/archaeology is my major in college and so i always like to learn more.
What interesting visits you must have had.
I have added you to new authors for me to read.
Appeciate the giveaway.
(Leona Olson 2:54pm September 7, 2013)
Wow, Congrats on your new book: THE DERVISH. I would love to
read about other cultures from other countries. This sounds
like a fascinating book to read about Turkey culture. I
would love to win and read your book this Fall. Thank You
very much. Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 8:42pm September 7, 2013)
Istanbul is on my bucket list!!!!!
(Susan Coster 9:08pm September 7, 2013)
I love to read historical novels. I feel like I can travel to different places in my mind. Thanks would to win your book.
(Linda Hall 9:43pm September 7, 2013)
I'm a history major. I do find when I'm in a foreign country, I like to go to the museum or ask a bunch of questions to the tour guide about the country's history. I only know a little bit of the Ottoman history but then again, I also like to read historical fiction just to make the textbooks easier for me to absorb the facts.
(Kai Wong 11:22pm September 7, 2013)
i love historical novels the most i usually when looking for
new books to read they are the ones i search out to buy first
(Denise Smith 12:21pm September 8, 2013)
Historical fiction and even real history are my favorite. Love it!!!
(Vicki Hancock 3:54am September 8, 2013)
A fascinating period and little known here in the US--I think I will love it
(Janet Martin 9:30am September 8, 2013)
I love historical fiction about events I don't know much about...it's such a great way to pique my interest.
(Mary Verner 9:35am September 8, 2013)
I love historical fiction and the setting seems like something I haven't read a lot about before. Looks fabulous.
(Pam Howell 12:15pm September 8, 2013)
like a fascinating book to read about Turkey culture. I
would love to win and read your book this Fall. Thank You for this giveaway.
(Shirley Sego 12:23pm September 8, 2013)
Wow, I have never read about this time in world history. Sounds very layered and interesting.
(Laura Gullickson 9:39pm September 8, 2013)
A must read for me. I have Turkey on my travel wish list.
(Mary Preston 7:24am September 9, 2013)
Sounds amazing! Love history!
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