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Blog Tour: The Spoils of Avalon (A John Singer Sargent/Violet Paget Mystery Series Book One) by Mary F. Burns: A Book Review

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The Spoils of Avalon by Mary F. Burns
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Sand Hill Review Press
Paperback; 300p
ISBN: 978-1937818289

Series: A John Singer Sargent/Violet Paget Mystery (Book One)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Historical Mystery
Source: This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.



The death of a humble clergyman in 1877 leads amateur sleuths Violet Paget and John Singer Sargent into a medieval world of saints and kings-including the legendary Arthur- as they follow a trail of relics and antiquities lost since the destruction of Glastonbury Abbey in 1539. Written in alternating chapters between the two time periods, The Spoils of Avalon creates a sparkling, magical mystery that bridges the gap between two worlds that could hardly be more different-the industrialized, Darwinian, materialistic Victorian Age and the agricultural, faith-infused life of a medieval abbey on the brink of violent change at the hands of Henry VIII and …

Blog Tour: Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes: A Book Review

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Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes
Publication Date: January 22, 2014
Campanile Press
Formats: eBook, Hardcover, Audiobook
Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery/Medieval
Source: This book was given to me by the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
A tragic loss. A desperate journey. A mother seeks the truth.

In December of 1377, four children were burned to death in a house fire. Villagers traveled hundreds of miles across England to demand justice for their children’s deaths.

Sinful Folk is the story of this terrible mid-winter journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. For years, she has concealed herself and all her history. But on this journey, she will find the strength to redeem the promise of her past. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and transcendence.

The remarkable new novel by Ned Hayes, illustrated by New York Times bestselling au…

Blog Tour: The Prospective Princess by Kary Rader: A Reign of Light Novel: A Book Review and Giveaway

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Kary Rader - The Prospective Princess - Virtual Book Tour


New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Date Published: September 23, 2014
Source: Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tour in exchange for an honest review.


     Giving up the beautiful Lady Brislyn is only the first step toward Commander Marchant saving her from Darkness—and then winning her heart.

 A MAN AMONG PRINCES

     Five years ago Lady Brislyn of Komissa fell in love. Five years ago her heart was broken, never to be mended. But when one careless act finds her abducted by marauders and forcibly betrothed to a seductive enemy prince, there’s only one man she can count on to free her: Her father’s brilliant—and devastatingly handsome—military commander. The very man who rejected her.

     Five years ago, Commander Marchant rebuffed the fifteen-year-old daughter of his duke. Now she is a woman grown, a Gifted musician whose song captured his heart. Yet Brislyn is not so easily reclaimed. To save her from one royal suitor, he must make a show of …

Blog Tour: Juliet Waldron's 4 Books Tour: A Book Review of Roan Rose

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Roan Rose

Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Books We Love, Ltd.
Formats: eBook, Paperback

Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: This book was given to by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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Loyalty Binds Her.

     More like a gangland war for turf and loot than chivalry, the War of Roses disrupted the life of the English commoners for hundreds of years. Roan Rose is the story of one of them, a girl born on the Yorkshire dales. When the Countess of Warwick decides to take sturdy, gentle Rose to Middleham Castle to be companion and bed-time poppet for her youngest daughter, Anne, her fate is changed forever. Rose bears intimate witness to the passions, betrayals, battles and all the reversals of fortune which will shape her lady's life and her own. Anne Neville will briefly become a Queen, and Richard, Rose's secret love, will become a King, one whose name has become synonymous with evil. When her King is betrayed and slain at Bosworth F…

Winner of The Kindle Copies of Rebecca Hazell's The Tiger and The Dove Trilogy

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The winner of The Tiger and The Dove Trilogy Giveaway is Kim H.! Congratulations, Kim! Thanks to all who entered in the giveaway and to all those who are interested in Rebecca Hazell and her The Tiger and the Dove Trilogy!!!