Blog Tour: The Way of Glory by Patricia J. Boomsma

The Way of Glory by Patricia J. Boomsma

Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Edeleboom Books
eBook & Paperback; 390 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction


     Cate, a teenage girl from twelfth century England, joins her brothers and aunt on a crusade to save Jerusalem that stops in Hispania to battle the Moors. Life on a battlefield strains the family’s closeness as they confront the terror and contradictions of holy war. Cate’s dreams of sainthood change to those of a husband and children when she falls in love with a soldier, but she finds no peace even after the family settles on land taken from the Moors. Cate’s friendship with a conquered Moor soon leads to impossible choices as she faces the cost of betrayal and the loss of all she’s known.

Praise for The Way of Glory

    “One of the many impressive things about The Way of Glory is how lightly it wears its scrupulous research. This fine novel invites you to lose yourself to the compelling character and tumultuous life of a young woman trying to find God and love at the heart of a crusade rooted in greed and hate. This is a remarkable debut by a writer to watch.” -Naeem Murr, author of The Perfect Man

    “The Way of Glory convincingly portrays a place, a time, and a people vastly different from our own. Historical fiction is a fantastically difficult genre to get right, but Pat Boomsma manages it with aplomb.” -Pinckney Benedict, author of Dogs of God

    “The Way of Glory is a riveting read from first page to last, as it expertly traces the trajectories of several compelling characters caught up in the Crusades. As the protagonist, Cate will steal your heart; she’s as complex a fourteen-year-old as you will ever meet, and the fate she struggles against is a complicated and often frightening vortex of forces, made ever richer by the intense evocation and very thoughtful depictions. This is a remarkable novel.” -Fred Leebron, author of Welcome to Christiania


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About the Author


     I grew up in a far southwestern suburb of Chicago among the trees and sloughs of the Cook County Park District, then attended college in Michigan. After graduating, I dreamed of an academic life teaching English literature and began a Ph.D. program at Purdue University. There I concentrated on medieval studies, receiving a Master’s and continuing on for four more years before realizing that no one I knew was finding a permanent, let alone tenure-track, position. So, instead of writing my dissertation I went to law school. I moved to Arizona to escape the brutal midwestern winters and have been practicing law there for over thirty years. My first novel, The Way of Glory, is, in part, an extension of my love for all things medieval.


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Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, March 15 
Interview at The Book Connection 

Saturday, March 16 
Feature at Maiden of the Pages 

Monday, March 18 
Guest Post at Historical Fiction with Spirit 

Tuesday, March 19 
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views 

Wednesday, March 20 
Guest Post at Among the Reads 
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads 

Friday, March 22 
Review at Locks, Hooks 
Books Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots 

Saturday, March 23 
Feature at CelticLady's Reviews 

Monday, March 25 
Feature at History from a Woman’s Perspective 

Tuesday, March 26 
Feature at Coffee and Ink 
Review at Red Headed Book Lady 

Thursday, March 28 
Feature at Passages to the Past 

Saturday, March 30 
Review at Impressions In Ink

Giveaway

    During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away a paperback copy of The Way of Glory! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on March 19th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to the US & Canada only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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