“Once in a Blood Moon”, a novel by Dorothea Hubble Bonneau reinterprets the historical narrative of America and explores the important role played by African Americans


“Once in a Blood Moon”, from award-winning novelist Dorothea Hubble Bonneau, is a multiracial action-adventure that reframes historical narrative by exploring the roles played by African Americans, Native Americans, and indentured servants in making the American experience a success.

Heaven Hill Plantation, above Georgetown, South Carolina, 1807: Wealth once ensured high status in the American South. The sheltered, protected daughter of a wealthy African-American plantation owner, who aspires to be a famous musician, is unaware of the danger she faces when white people determined to put people of color in their place take over the city .

What readers are saying:
“The author elegantly articulates his precarious position between white and black society. Overall, this novel explores issues of equality and personal freedom in a thought-provoking way. Crisp writing, an original plot, and a strong female protagonist make for an engaging read. Kirkus review.

“This story of despair, injustice and courage is a much needed addition to our understanding of our nation’s history.”
Six-time Romantic Times Award winner Laura Taylor.

“I believe it is one of the most important books of our time. A great book is one that makes us think and makes us want to discuss more. I believe this book should be included as required reading for students of American History and Literature. Giselle Nguyen, education specialist.

About the Author:

Dorothea Hubble Bonneau, of tri-racial ancestry, is an award-winning author, playwright and optional screenwriter. Inspired by a quest for justice, her work is influenced by her love of family, nature and the dramatic arts.


“Once in a Blood Moon:” Winner of the 2020 Best Books Award for African American Fiction; Winner of the 2020 American Fiction Award; New York Book Festival, honorable mention for fiction; 2021 Los Angeles Book Festival, Honorable Mention for Fiction, Five-Star Reader’s Choice Selection; Chanticleer Goethe Prize 2020, first place for historical fiction after 1740; Semi-finalist 2021: Screencraft Book to Screen competition.

Published June 11, 2020 by Acorn Publishing: ISBN 978-1-947392-85-4. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Ingram Spark. Audiobook accessible from audible.com.

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