Title: Within These Lines
Author: Stephanie Morrill
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Release Date: March 5th 2019 from Blink
Synopsis: Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it “should be” until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to an internment camp.
Degrading treatment make life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi’s only connection to the outside world are treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out on behalf of all Japanese Americans, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive.
With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their values and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds.
About the Author
Stephanie Morrill is the author of several young adult novels, including the 1920’s mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street). Despite loving cloche hats and drop-waist dresses, Stephanie would have been a terrible flapper because she can’t do the Charleston and looks awful with bobbed hair. She and her near-constant ponytail live in Kansas City with her husband and three kids. You can find her at her website and social media here:
Blog Tour Schedule
This tour is full of interviews, reviews, spotlights and guest posts! Here’s the full check schedule:
Since this book came out on March 5th, this past Tuesday, it is out now! Here are the links to sites where you can get your own copy or read more info on the book. Also, check below for a giveaway 🙂
This is an awesome giveaway you guys! Five winners will get: a finished copy of the book, a pre-order poster and a signed book plate. This is a USA only giveaway. The rafflecopter link is here and I I wish you guys luck! The giveaway runs from March 4th through the 15th.
I hope you guys enjoyed this spotlight post and that you’ll check out the other stops on this tour. The wonderful ladies at the Fantastic Flying Book Club are so wonderful and I’m thankful for them to allow me to be on their tours 🙂