Team H&H has two great covers for you today from authors Jenni L. Walsh and Kit Brisby! In Jenni L. Walsh's Becoming Bonnie, the Roaring Twenties, juke joints, and The Great Depression inform Bonnelyn Parker's life. She had a lot to look forward to, a life full of promise—then she met Clyde Barrow. And in Kit Brisby's Rogue Magic, America's anti-magic stance makes the romance brewing between Levi and Byron difficult, but maybe times are changing...
Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh
The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She’s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc’s.
Living the life of a moll at night, Bonnie remains a wholesome girl by day, engaged to Roy, attending school and working toward a steady future. When Roy discovers her secret life, and embraces it—perhaps too much, especially when it comes to booze and gambling—Bonnie tries to make the pieces fit. Maybe she can have it all: the American Dream, the husband, and the intoxicating allure of jazz music. What she doesn't know is that her life—like her country—is headed for a crash.
She’s about to meet Clyde Barrow.
Few details are known about Bonnie's life prior to meeting her infamous partner. In Becoming Bonnie, Jenni L. Walsh shows a young woman promised the American dream and given the Great Depression, and offers a compelling account of why she fell so hard for a convicted felon—and turned to crime herself.
Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh, available May 9, 2017: