Based on a True Story, Janet Azevedos First Book A Promise In Portugal Is an Engrossing Trip Back in Time

(PRWEB) April 21, 2014

About her creative new work Azevedo says: A Promise In Portugal is my first novel but its been a book Ive wanted to write for more than 30 years. Just as it happens in the books prologue, I discovered my familys 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 Azevedos 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 citys 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

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors books, including distribution in the worlds largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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