Free E-Story of the French Revolution, Commemorating Bastille Day, July 14th
July 10, 2019—In honor of the thousands of women who were imprisoned for their imaginative ways of smuggling salt, author Debra Borchert offers a free download of her short e-story, Not by Bread Alone.
Many causes contributed to the French Revolution, one of which was the obligatory purchase of salt and unfairly levied salt tax: La Gabelle. Appropriate for students and adult readers of historical fiction, Not by Bread Alone takes the reader from the threatened warmth of Madame Dumont’s bakery, across border towns, through the probing fingers of lecherous customs agents, and into smugglers’ caves as Dumont works to outwit a heartless bureaucracy.
Americans owe it to the French to celebrate Bastille Day since France financially supported America’s fight for independence. France’s generosity left the county bankrupt, which spurred peasants to revolt against their own monarchy.
Free download from July 11-15, 2019 at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V5BL7HP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2
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Riveting, vividly told story of survival, heroism, and love for family
“Not by Bread Alone is a riveting and vividly told story of survival, heroism and love for family. Borchert’s work is filled with a sensory richness that brings to life this fascinating historical time and leaves readers feeling they have experienced it along with her remarkable characters.”
JoAnne Tompkins, Author of the forthcoming novel Quickenings
Outwitting a heartless bureaucracy
“Debra Borchert’s Not by Bread Alone is the tale of a mother’s love for her family and her perseverance to survive under the crushing weight of unfair taxation and corrupt tax collectors in pre-revolutionary France.”
Enduring government abuses
“This story put me in the personal perspective of the government abuses and extreme measures the subjects of Louis the XV had to endure to survive in the era leading to the French Revolution.”
About the Author
Debra Borchert is an author of a series of stories leading up to the French Revolution, all of which are available at: https://www.amazon.com/Debra-Borchert/e/B00CSW9MH0
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