Based on a True Story, Janet Azevedo’s First Book “A Promise In Portugal” Is an Engrossing Trip Back in Time

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Page Publishing author, Janet Azevedo, has written a novel capturing the journey that brings two very unique individuals, an elderly wealthy widow and a very young island man, into the same sphere and proceeds to raise themes of love, courage, intrigue and a final redemption.

This book is a reflection of my lifelong love for my family history and cultural heritage.

About her creative new work Azevedo says: “A Promise In Portugal” is my first novel but it’s been a book I’ve wanted to write for more than 30 years. Just as it happens in the book’s prologue, I discovered my family’s then scandalous secret while backpacking through Europe as a young woman. This book is a reflection of my lifelong love for my family history and cultural heritage.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Janet Azevedo’s latest work of fiction is filled with vibrant imagery and finely crafted characters set in pre- and post-World War One Portugal and the Azore Islands.

At 81 years old, Evalina da Rosa, a very wealthy widow, decided to begin her life anew. She had survived a marriage of 60 years to a man whose moral code was non-existent. But her essential optimism had not faded, only dimmed. She was determined to find joy before she passed on to the next world and her methods were distinctly at odds with 1901 Lisbon society. She placed an ad in the city’s largest newspaper requesting applicants for an open position – her husband. The 21 year old Azorean, Miguel Machado, applied.

Readers who wish to experience this unforgettable work can purchase “A Promise in Portugal” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

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