16 September 2021

The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris By Steve M. Gnatz! #HistoricalFiction #BlogTour #CoffeePotBookClub @maryanneyarde @coffeepotbookclub

The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris by Steve M. Gnatz

November 2020

Leather Apron Press

541 Pages

Historical Fiction

Book Trailer:



1776: Benjamin Franklin sails to Paris, carrying a copy of the Declaration of Independence, freshly signed. His charge: gain the support of France for the unfolding American Revolution. Yet Paris is a city of distractions. Ben’s lover, Marianne Davies, will soon arrive, and he yearns to rekindle his affair with the beautiful musician.

Dr. Franz Mesmer has plans for Marianne too. He has taken Parisian nobility by storm with his discovery of magn├ętisme animale, a mysterious force claimed to heal the sick. Marianne’s ability to channel Mesmer’s phenomena is key to his success.

A skeptical King Louis XVI appoints Ben to head a commission investigating the astonishing magn├ętisme animale. By nature, Ben requires proof. Can he scientifically prove that it does not exist? Mesmer will stop at nothing to protect his profitable claim. 

The Wisdom of The Flock explores the conflict between science and mysticism in a time rife with revolution, love, spies, and passion.

Trigger Warnings:

Mild sexual content

Available on Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NZ67DKD

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Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-wisdom-of-the-flock/steve-m-gnatz/9781735348018

Steve Gnatz is a writer, physician, bicyclist, photographer, traveler, and aspiring ukulele player. The son of a history professor and a nurse, it seems that both medicine and history are in his blood. Writing historical fiction came naturally. An undergraduate degree in biology was complemented by a minor in classics. After completing medical school, he embarked on an academic medical career specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. There was little time for writing during those years, other than research papers and a technical primer on electromyography. Now retired from the practice of medicine, he devotes himself to the craft of fiction. The history of science is of particular interest, but also the dynamics of human relationships. People want to be good scientists, but sometimes human nature gets in the way. That makes for interesting stories. When not writing or traveling, he enjoys restoring Italian racing bicycles at home in Chicago with his wife and daughters.


Website: www.stevegnatz.com

Blog: https://stevegnatz.com/blog/

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Steve-M-Gnatz/e/B004FRM6EM

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting today's blog tour stop!



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