Thursday, February 7, 2013

INZARED Queen of the Elephant Riders

I'm always enchanted by a historical novel that teaches me something I didn't know before. One of the best books I've read in the last year is L. Leander's INZARED Queen of the Elephant Riders. If you like historicals about the first half of the 19th Century in the U.S., novels about women overcoming the constraints of their time, or just want to escape in a book about running away to join the circus, I recommend this one.

Here's how Linda describes INZARED Queen of the Elephant Riders:



Sometimes life isn't what we wish for.  A Gypsy circus comes to a small Appalachian community in 1843.  A naïve, misunderstood farm girl is entranced by the sights, sounds and costumes and is persuaded to join the troupe.  Late one night she leaves the only home she has ever known and follows the Gypsy wagon circus.  She learns to ride the main act - an elephant named Cecil and she and the elephant form an instant bond.  She is given the stage name of INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders and is delighted.  

But all is not as it seems.  There are undertones of danger and sadness lurking in the shadows, as foretold by the old fortune-teller Vadoma.  Inzared finds true love and works hard to gain acceptance into the Gypsy world.  Someone is sabotaging the circus - but whom?  Inzared and Paytre (the boss handler) search for clues.  What of the family Inzared left behind?  Will they ever forgive her?  Does she miss them?

This book is for anyone who has ever had a dream so big, so overwhelming that it consumed his or her every waking minute.  Sometimes you just might get more than you bargained for and maybe it’s not what you really wanted after all. 

About the author of INZARED Queen of the Elephant Riders, L. Leander:

L.Leander is an author who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ralph, during the summer months but spends the majority of the year in Mazatlan, Mexico. Ms. Leander is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has also won accolades for her needle arts. As a child, Ms. Leander loved the circus, hence, her debut novel, INZARED Queen of the Elephant Riders. The book follows the adventures of an Appalachian girl in 1843 who runs away to join a Gypsy circus and becomes a famous elephant rider.  The author also has available a series of self-help books available for beginning writers.

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4 comments:

Shilo Downie said...

Linda, I really enjoyed reading Inzared and am looking forward to your next novel. Blessings, Shilo

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing article about my friend and oh so talented author, L. Leander. Inzared Queen of the Elephant Riders, is a testimonial to her extraordinary writing talents!

Cher'ley said...

I too, enjoyed Inzared Queen of the Elephant Riders and I just finished your book for beginning marketing.

Cindy Keen Reynders said...

Looks like a good book!