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Blog Tour: Cover Reveal of Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr by Margaret Porter

Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr by Margaret Porter

Publication Date: October 16, 2018
Gallica Press
Paperback & eBook

Genre: Historical Biographical Fiction

Synopsis: “But I don’t regret anything. I learned a lot.” —Hedy Lamarr

     An ambitious teenaged Austrian actress of Jewish heritage, Hedwig Kiesler is tainted by her nudity in the art film Ecstasy. A hasty marriage to a munitions mogul is her refuge from scandal, but it cannot survive his jealousy and possessiveness—or her discovery he supplies arms to Hitler’s regime. Hedy flees husband and homeland for Hollywood, where Louis B. Mayer transforms her into an icon of exotic glamour. Professional success clashes with her personal life as marriage and motherhood compete with the demands of studio and stardom.

     Roused to action by the atrocities of World War II, Hedy secretly invents a new wireless technology intended for her adopted country’s defense—and unexpectedly changes the world.

About the Author

     MARGARET PORTER is the author of the forthcoming Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr as well as the highly acclaimed A Pledge of Better Times and eleven other historical novels for various publishers, including several bestsellers and award-winners, and many foreign language editions. She studied British history in the U.K. and afterwards worked in theatre, film and television. Margaret and her husband live in New England with their two dogs, dividing their time between a book-filled house in a small city and a waterfront cottage located on one of the region’s largest lakes.

     More information is available at her website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Cover Reveal Schedule

Tuesday, July 10 
Passages to the Past 

 Wednesday, July 11 
Naomi Finley's Blog 
Clarissa Reads it All 

Thursday, July 12 
100 Pages a Day 
A Darn Good Read 

Friday, July 13 
The Lit Bitch 
History From a Woman's Perspective 

Saturday, July 14 
Creating Herstory 

Sunday, July 15 
Maiden of the Pages 

Monday, July 16 
Laura's Interests 
The Book Junkie Reads 

 Tuesday, July 17 
Donna's Book Blog 

 Wednesday, July 18 
Carole's Ramblings

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting the Beautiful Invention Cover Reveal!

    Amy
    HF Virtual Book Tours

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