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Stephanie Renee dos Santos

Dear Reader,

In my debut historical novel, set in 1755 Lisbon, Portugal, a famous tile maker helps to free the enslaved and hires them to work in his shop. Triggering discontent from his competitors. Pêro harbors an illicit female designer whose risqué creations keep the factory's works in demand. But the success of her designs instigates strife.

Then, when an omen is disregarded, Pêro risks his life to liberate a man. However, on November 1st, All Saints' Day, Portugal is struck by earthquakes, tidal waves and mass fire. Will he escape? Or stay to fight for freedom and the future?

Happy Reading,
Stephanie
www.StephanieReneeDosSantos.com

"Set in a dazzlingly artistic, affluent, and multicultural Lisbon around the time of the 1755 earthquake, Stephanie Renee dos Santos's debut novel, CUT FROM THE EARTH, is the richly imagined history of the legendary master tile artist, known to us today only by his enigmatic initials, PMP. Dos Santos is a truly new and original voice in historical fiction." — Mary Sharratt, award-winning/bestselling author, Illuminations and Revelations