Advance Love for Acre’s Orphans from Smart People

So one of the things about writing books and trying to get them out into the world is the need for “blurbs.” You’ve seen them: “I laughed, I cried, it was better than Wicked…”

Well, I have two blurbs from very smart people, and thought I’d share them with you before you see them on the cover somewhere…

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Hey, when a Stoker award winner says nice things, you kinda listen…

First, Barbara Barnett, a VERY smart person (like scary, MENSA smart) and the author of two terrific books, the Bram Stoker Award-winning The Apothecary’s Curse, and the soon to be released, The Alchemy of Glass, said this about Lucca’s latest adventure…


“A splendid adventure laced with new perils at every turn for the young hero at the heart of Turmel’s latest excellent foray into the heart of the Crusades.” 

Jeff’s first book in the Sweet Wine of Youth series is a great read.

Then Jeffrey K Walker, my writing buddy, sometimes Twitter foil, and nobody’s fool chimed in. He’s the author of a terrific series of WW1 novels: None of Us the Same, and Truly are the Free.

“Acre’s Orphans is another rollicking and gritty medieval romp for Wayne Turmel’s utterly incorrigible—yet grudgingly adorable—orphan-hero, Lucca Le Pou. A delightful read for any historical fiction devotee, Turmel manages to render up the decaying Kingdom of Jerusalem. It’s accessible, violent, and naughty enough to hook any YA reader, too. Who knew Hospitaller knights and leprous nuns could be so cool?”

Well, I did, but I’m biased. Pre-orders should be available by January 1.

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Wayne Turmel

Wayne Turmel is a writer, speaker and co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute. Originally from Canada, he is in the process of moving from Chicago to Las Vegas with his wife, The Duchess. He tries to balance his fiction and non-fiction writing, and loves to hear from readers. His Amazon author page is at https://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Turmel/e/B00J5PGNWU/