Bookouture sign deal for two WW2 time-split novels from bestselling Kindle author Daniela Sacerdoti

We are SO EXCITED today to share the news that Bookouture have signed a deal for two WW2 time-split novels from bestselling Kindle author Daniela Sacerdoti.

Associate Publisher Jessie Botterill has struck a deal with Ariella Feiner at United Agents for two new novels from women’s fiction superstar Daniela Sacerdoti. Author of the bestselling Glen Avich and Seal Island series which have sold over one million copies in ebook to date, Sacerdoti’s debut novel Watch Over Me was named the eighth bestselling Kindle book of all time in 2015, when she was also ranked as the eleventh top-selling Kindle author.

Daniela is currently working on Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky, the first of two dual narrative historical novels set in Italy and inspired by incredible true stories, some from her own family history. Bookouture have WAL, audio and film and TV rights for both books.

Jessie said,

Daniela’s energy and passion for writing is totally infectious and she always adds that extra something special for her readers. Working with her is a dream come true and I’m just so excited for what’s to come.

Daniela responded,

At some point in the last couple of years, I realised that so many of the books I downloaded and loved had one thing in common: they’d been published by Bookouture! I am now honoured, and quite amazed at the serendipity, to be one of their writers.

Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky will be published in October 2019, with the second book coming in the spring of 2020.

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Ann Bennett’s historical novels to Bookouture

We’re super excited today to share the news that Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two atmospheric historical novels from award-winning author Ann Bennett.  Both will publish in 2020. 

The first tells the story of two women and their connections to Cedar Hall Orphanage in Weirfield-on-Thames. Sarah, who discovers something strange about the orphanage where her father grew up as a child during WW2, and Connie, the young girl who used to live there, who was raised to keep quiet about the goings on at home and has attempted to bury her memories…

Jennifer said,

Ann writes powerful and heartbreaking stories that capture the consequences of war. Her writing is brimming with beautiful descriptions and she creates immensely intriguing and compelling characters. Readers will be carried away by every clever line, and shocked by the secrets these characters find in the past. I’m so excited to bring her writing to more readers.

Ann added,

I’ve been writing historical fiction, mainly about the second world war, for several years now, and this novel is a departure for me – inspired by researching family history. I loved creating a mystery that emerges through the stories of three different women. I’m thrilled that Bookouture are taking me on and flattered to be joining the ranks of their wonderful authors.

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