Blog Tour: Guest Post by Beverly Scott: The Inspiration of Family Role Models

Today's guest writer is Beverly Scott. She is the author of Sarah's Secret. It is a western novel about Sarah and Sam, who shares their stories about the Western Frontier. In this guest post, Mrs. Scott writes about the people who inspired her novel. I hope you will find her story to be enlightening. If you find this post to be inspirational, please pick up a copy of Sarah's Secret! Thank you, Mrs. Scott!

The Inspiration of Family Role Models     Years ago, one of my favorite aunts came for a visit when I was in my mid-thirties experiencing a low point in my life.  She gave me a life-long gift by reminding me of the role models I had in the strong women in my family.  From them, I could always find inspiration and direction.

     Both of my grandmothers had been school teachers.  My paternal grandmother, Ellen, also became a school superintendent.  Ellen was a great cheerleader and encouraged me to succeed in school, get good grades and go to college.  My maternal grand…

Blog Tour: Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

Author: L.M. MontgomeryNarrator: Colleen WintonLength: 8 hours 20 minutesPublisher: Post Hypnotic PressSeries: Anne of Green Gables, Book Three Genre: Classics Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, partly because of the continuing clamor for more Anne from her fans - a fan base that continues to grow today!In this continuation of the story of Anne Shirley, Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Anne, always the good scholar, studies hard, but …

Blog Tour: The General's Women by Susan Wittig Albert

The General's Women by Susan Wittig AlbertPublication Date: March 7, 2017 Persevero Press Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, & Audio Genre: Fiction/Historical/Biographical
Synopsis: A compelling story of love, betrayal, and ambition by New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, The General’s Women tells the story of two women–Kay Summersby and Mamie Eisenhower—in love with the same man: General Dwight Eisenhower.

     Set during the chaotic years of World War II, The General’s Women tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war. Told from three alternating points of view (Kay’s, Ike’s, and Mamie’s), the novel charts the deepening of the relationship as Ike and Kay move from England (1942) to North Africa (1942-43) to England, France, and Germany before and after the Normandy landing (1944-45). …

Blog Tour: Casanova's Secret Wife by Barbara Lynn-Davis: A Book Review

Casanova's Secret Wife by Barbara Lynn-DavisPublication Date: July 25, 2017 Kensington Books eBook & Paperback; 304 Pages Genre: Fiction/Historical/Biographical

Source: This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Set in eighteenth-century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova—here is a lush tale of desire and risk.

     Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever …

     Now twenty years later on the island of Murano, the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a request she cannot refuse: to take in a noble-born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles her own. But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories o…

My Fourth Blog Anniversary!

Today, I would I live to celebrate the fourth year of my blog! It has been an fun ride! I enjoy posting book reviews, interviewing authors, and participating in blog tours. I look forward to bringing more honest reviews and author interviews. Thank you all for stopping by and taking the opportunity to read my blog!

Blog Tour: Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea 

Author: L.M. Montgomery
Narrator: Colleen Winton
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press
Series: Anne of Avonlea, Book Two
Genre: Classics

     Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), this book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. We learn of Anne's doings from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones: Mr. Harrison and his foul-mouthed parrot, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora (sweet and well behaved) and Davy (mischievious and in constant trouble). Anne matures, slightly, but she gets into a number of her familiar pickles, as only Anne can: She accidentally sells her neighbor's cow (having mistaken it for her own), gets stuck in a broken duck house roof while peeping into a pantry window, and more.