Amanda Deed – Henry’s Run

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about myself today. A few weeks ago, my newest novel and the last of my Jacksons Creek TrilogyHenry’s Run, was released, so I wanted to celebrate that on my blog. This novel follows on from Ellenvale Gold and Black Forest Redemption, and yet it can be read as a stand alone. In this novel, I have taken the villain from the first two books of the series to see if he could be turned around. Does he deserve a second chance?

To celebrate this release, I want to give away a copy to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment and answer one of the questions below. But first, here’s a little about the book …

From  the Back Cover:

HR frontRupert Foxworth has made too many wrong decisions. He may be able to cast the blame on others, but ultimately he must face the consequences of his actions. With murder hanging over his head, can he make some drastic changes to his life before it’s too late? Will he be able to find the lasting love he has yearned for in his pretty cousin who has come to visit?

Emily Harrison has some secrets of her own. Can she lay aside her past and learn to love a man who seems bent on destruction? She will discover that things are not always as they seem.

Win a copy:

Just leave a comment with the answer to one of these questions. The winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday 30th April, and announced on my blog on Wednesday 1st May. Anyone can enter, however, for overseas entrants, the winning copy will be a Kindle version. Australian residents have a choice between e-book and print copy. Don’t forget to add your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

  1. If you’ve read Black Forest Redemption, what kind of snake bit Stella Mattherson?
  2. If you haven’t read Black Forest Redemption, if you had to travel back in time to live in the 1800s, which modern convenience would you take (if you could only take one thing)?
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16 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I haven’t read the book yet but have it to read and will get there soon. What modern connivence would I take, touch question, wondering if they have indoor plumbing. But I think a fridge. I can handle cooking over a wood stove (have done that before). Washing would be a pain but so would rotting food. being able to keep food cold and longer would be an advantage.

    • Hi Jenny. Yes, a fridge would definitely be a winner. It’s hard to stomach the fact that people used to brush the maggots off and eat … Yikes!

  2. I’d take a hand pump water filter.
    Boring – I know. But I figure if you have clean drinking water you can survive almost anything – even the 1800s!
    Now, I’m sure I’ll lie awake tonight and think of all the other useful, sanity saving and interesting answers I could have given to the question.

    • Hi Penny. Water is definitely a must have. Especially if you lived in the outback where there is little rainfall or flowing water. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  3. Probably medicine. There’s a lot of people who died from simple curable diseases back then. It would be nice to save a few lives.

    • Hi Coralie. That’s a good one. Some of the remedies they used back in Victorian times contained arsenic and all sorts of things. I think people often got sicker instead of healthier. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  4. Stella was bitten by a Red-bellied Black Snake. I loved the way Tony handled that situation and I was thinking about those books during my recent stay in Victoria. Glad the third of the trilogy is now available 🙂

    • Very good, Paula. 🙂 Poor Tony, though – having to try and help her when he is exhausted already. Thanks for joining in the fun today. XXOO

  5. Yes, it was a red-bellied black snake – not the best snake to be bitten by. I am looking forward to seeing if Henry can be redeemed.

    I like the idea of bringing medicine back to the 18th century but it would depend on how long your stay was because after a while it would run out – so maybe I’d bring books – ie a book on how to make simple, effective herbal remedies, a book on survival techniques (how to purify water for instance) and maybe a book on basic sustainable technology.

    • Wow, Jenny. What a great idea. Take back the knowledge so you can outwork it in a time where that knowledge was limited. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  6. I love the idea of of taking the villain from previous books and making him the hero of a sequel. That would be a fun character arc to experience. I haven’t read the other books in this series, but I do enjoy Australian history so I must.

    If I were to travel back to the 1800s, I think I’d have to take a laptop. With it, I could watch videos, listen to music, read, write and play games. I have to admin though, that it would be very tempting to take a video camera, with which to document my experiences in history (although without the computer I couldn’t edit it). I am assuming that if I had the technology to travel through time, I’d have some kind of self-sustaining energy source to power the computer.

    • Hi Adam. Yes, I once the idea to try and reform Rupert took hold of me, I couldn’t let it go. It would be nice to still have access to music and video back in time, wouldn’t it? Thanks for playing. 🙂

  7. Hi Amanda –

    Looking forward to reading Henry’s Run as I’ve enjoyed the other two in your series. Sounds like you’ve tied up all the loose ends with this one.

    Apart from the red-bellied black snake answer, I would like to submit my choice of modern convenience that I couldn’t possibly do without back in the 1800s. My orthotics! I’m sure I’d be doing a lot of walking. 🙂

    Cheers!

    • Hi Andrea. Good shoes would definitely be a plus in those days. And yes, there would be much more walking – I don’t think they even had bicycles in the early 1800s. 🙂

  8. Congratulations on the book release! What an exciting time. I’m sure it will be a fabulous read. Enjoy the ride and may Henry’s Run be a runaway success. xx

    • Thanks as always Dots. Love ya! XXOO


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