Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Wisdom of the Flock by Steve M Gnatz


Join us for this tour from Mar 29 to Apr 9, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris by Steve M. Gnatz
CategoryAdult Fiction (18+),  541 pages
Genre:  Historical Fiction
PublisherLeather Apron Press
Release date:   January 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13. There is mild (romantic) sexual content and very mild profanity.
Book Description:

1776: Benjamin Franklin sails to Paris, carrying a copy of the Declaration of Independence, freshly signed. His charge: gain the support of France for the unfolding American Revolution. Yet Paris is a city of distractions. Ben’s lover, Marianne Davies, will soon arrive, and he yearns to rekindle his affair with the beautiful musician.

Dr. Franz Mesmer has plans for Marianne too. He has taken Parisian nobility by storm with his discovery of magnétisme animale, a mysterious force claimed to heal the sick. Marianne’s ability to channel Mesmer’s phenomena is key to his success.

A skeptical King Louis XVI appoints Ben to head a commission investigating the astonishing magnétisme animale. By nature, Ben requires proof. Can he scientifically prove that it does not exist? Mesmer will stop at nothing to protect his profitable claim.

The Wisdom of The Flock explores the conflict between science and mysticism in a time rife with revolution, love, spies, and passion.

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Author Steve M. Gnatz
Meet the Author:

Steve Gnatz is a writer, physician, bicyclist, photographer, traveler, and aspiring ukulele player. The son of a history professor and a nurse, it seems that both medicine and history are in his blood. Writing historical fiction came naturally. An undergraduate degree in biology was complemented by a minor in classics. After completing medical school, he embarked on an academic medical career specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. There was little time for writing during those years, other than research papers and a technical primer on electromyography. Now retired from the practice of medicine, he devotes himself to the craft of fiction. The history of science is of particular interest, but also the dynamics of human relationships. People want to be good scientists, but sometimes human nature gets in the way. That makes for interesting stories. When not writing or traveling, he enjoys restoring Italian racing bicycles at home in Chicago with his wife and daughters.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 29 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 30 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 31 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Apr 1 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 1 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Apr 2 - Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review / giveaway
Apr 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 - Books for Books – book review
Apr 7 – Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 7 - I Read What You Write - book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 8 – PuzzlePaws Blog – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 - Kam's Place – book spotlight / guest post
Apr 9 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 9 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
TBA – High Society Book Club & Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
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My Review: 

I found The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris to be a great debut for author Steve Gnatz. I love how his imagination was able to reflect the lives of Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Franz Mesmer while they lived in mid eighteenth century Paris. I have never heard of Dr Mesmer before and was fascinated to find that he really was a historical figure. The Gnatz’s talents shine through with his vivid historical details. I felt like I had been taken back in time and actually living among the characters. I was intrigued from start to finish. It is a thick book but still was able to read it all in a couple of days. I thought it was such a great read. 

I am giving The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend this one for readers who enjoy reading historical fiction, especially for those that are focused on important figures of the American Revolutionary War era and / or those who lived during the mid eighteenth century Paris, France. I would love to see what Mr Steve Gnatz has in store for his readers in the future. I am interested in seeing who he will bring to life next. This one should not be missed.

I received a paperback copy of The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting this stop on my book tour today! I hope that your readers will enjoy The Wisdom of the Flock.