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    Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Knotted Ring by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

    THE KNOTTED RINGBY MYRA HARGRAVE MCILVAIN Historical Fiction / Family Saga / Historical RomancePublisher: Next ChapterPage Count: 412Publication Date: December 7, 2023 Scroll down for Giveaway! SYNOPSIS Susannah Mobley, expecting a baby by her lover, a slave owned by her family, submits to an arranged marriage to Hezekiah James who is headed to Texas to claim a Spanish land grant. Caught in a series of lies about the origin of a beautiful ring woven from her red hair and the circumstances of her pregnancy, Susannah embarks on the harsh trip to Texas, grieving for her lost love and determined to control her destiny. On the wagon train journey, Hezekiah is…

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    Spotlight on: Winning Maura’s Heart by Linda Broday

    I’m way behind on book reviews but popping in with a spotlight on what looks to be yet another lovely heartfelt historical fiction by New York Times bestselling author, Linda Broday. Winning Maura’s Heart is the first book in her new series: The Hangman’s Daughter and it looks to be amazing based on the reviews I’ve read so far. (I’ve long been a fan of Linda’s historical fiction as they mesh a sweet, clean romance with a western setting. However, Christena’s review over at Forgotten Winds had me putting this book on order asap!) Read on to learn more about the book, check out some notable lines from the story…

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    The Takeaway Men by Meryl Ain – A Book Blitz

    With a stunning cover and a compelling storyline, Meryl Ain’s historical fiction novel The Takeaway Men has earned a place in my TBR book pile. Read on to learn more about this moving tale about two sisters’ search for truth in this story that is the result of her life-long research into the Holocaust. THE TAKEAWAY MEN By Meryl Ain Publisher: SparkPressPub Date: August 4th, 2020Pages: 265 pagesCategories: Historical / Jewish Literature / Sibling Fiction / Holocaust SYNOPSIS With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp. In the years after…

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    Stork Bite by L.K. SIMONDS – Book Review

      STORK BITE by L.K. SIMONDS Genre: Historical Fiction / Southern Fiction Date of Publication: November 30, 2020 Number of Pages: 359 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway!   SYNOPSIS “Everything has to be reconciled eventually.” Caddo Parish, 1913. On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to hunt. David accidentally kills the man and hides the crime. His determination to protect his family from reprisal drives him far from home and into manhood. Shreveport, 1927. Cargie (rhymes with Margie) Barre and Mae Compton are two vastly different young women, but both are defying convention to reach for their dreams. The…

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    Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott – Book Blog Tour and Review

    I’m excited to join up with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you one gorgeous historical fiction/romance! Nothing Short of Wondrous is the second book in Regina Scott’s “American Wonders Collection“, and it’s simply lovely. Read on to learn more about this book and enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy of the book and some fun book swag! I received an advanced copy of the book from the author via Lone Star Book Blog Tours for review purposes. All opinions are my own. NOTHING SHORT OF WONDROUS (American Wonders Collection, Book Two)byREGINA SCOTT Genre: Historical Fiction / Christian Romance Publisher: RevellDate of Publication: October 20, 2020Number…

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    Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick – Book Review and Tour

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution, AND it is an election year. It’s the perfect time to read a story about the fight women made to earn the right to vote! Jane Kirkpatrick’s Something Worth Doing is a fictionalized history of the life of early suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway, and one that I will highly recommend. I was provided a copy of the novel by the Revell via Lone Star Book Blog Tours; all opinions are my own. SOMETHING WORTH DOING A Novel of an Early SuffragistbyJane Kirkpatrick Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Publisher: RevellPublication Date: September 1, 2020 Number of Pages: 336  Scroll…

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    The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore – A Book Review

    My historical fiction binging continues, and this one is yet another based on a true life store. The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by author Heather B. Moore is one of the most compelling historical fiction books I’ve read this year. I was provided an advanced copy from Shadow Mountain Publishing; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. Details and Synopsis What I Liked About The Paper Daughters of Chinatown I appreciate when a book introduces a piece of history that I knew little to nothing about. That this is a part of history here in…

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    Book Review: Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

    I’m on a historical fiction kick lately! Perhaps I’m finding stories of female resistance fighters particularly inspiring at the moment, maybe I just need stories with a strong female main character. Either way, Melanie Benjamin’s Mistress of the Ritz ticking all the boxes. All opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. Book Details & Synopsis My Thoughts on Mistress of the Ritz This is my first Melanie Benjamin novel, but it definitely will not be my last! It ticked all the boxes for what I look for in a historical fiction tale. It is beautifully written,…

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    Book Review & Tour: The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley

    Do you like historical fiction that shows it’s done its homework in the details? Sweet romance? Margaret Brownley’s newest release The Outlaw’s Daughter just may the book for you offering an engaging, easy-to-read story with an unexpected depth. Check out my review and be sure to enter the giveaway for the first two books in this series (which you definitely don’t need to have read to enjoy this one, but it would be nice to have all three on a shelf, together)! Many thanks to the author, NetGalley, and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for providing me with an advance copy of the book. All opinions are my own. THE…

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    Book Review: The First Emma by Camille Di Maio

    I’m a huge fan of Camille Di Maio’s writing. She writes strong female characters and page-turning plots, and The First Emma offers both. Be sure to check out other stops on the tour for excerpts, other reviews, and more. Read on for MY take on this engaging story and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book. Many thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy of the book through Lone Star Lit. All opinions are my own. THE FIRST EMMAbyCamille Di Maio Historical Fiction / Historical Romance / Women’s FictionPublisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie PublishingDate of Publication: May 5, 2020Number of…