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Book Blast: The Lives of Lilly Parris by Daniel Sugar

Salem Burning (The Lives Of Lilly Parris Book 1) by Daniel Sugar Publication Date: February 20, 2018 Synopsis: In 1692, a disreputable young man named Kyle Edwards breaks his engagement by accusing his fiancee, Lilly Parris, of witchcraft.      Kyle is a liar; he does not believe in witchcraft, he is simply trying to get rid of Lilly. But Kyle is in for a shock because, as it turns out, Lilly really is a witch. " Salem Burning " is a fast-paced, brand-new take on the Salem witch trials. The Witch And The Guillotine (The Lives Of Lilly Parris Book 2) by Daniel Sugar Publication Date: January 26, 2019      After narrowly escaping the horrors of the Salem witch trials, Lilly Parris comes of age in 18th Century France, where she is pampered by Louis XVI and pursued by one of history's greatest fiends: Maximilien Robespierre, the monster who sent thousands of innocent men, women and children to the guillotine. " The Witch and the Guillotine " is a fast-pac

Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man (Girl Friday Mystery #1) by Emily J. Edwards: A Book Review

Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man (Girl Friday Mystery #1) Author: Emily J. Edwards Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Suspense Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Release Date: November 8, 2022 Pages: 280 Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Life as a secretary in New York just got tougher when Viviana Valentine’s boss goes M.I.A in this debut historical mystery, perfect for fans of Susan Elia MacNeal and Frances Brody.      New York City, 1950. Viviana Valentine is Girl Friday to the city’s top private investigator, Tommy Fortuna. The clients can be frustrating, and none more maddening than fabulously wealthy Tallmadge Blackstone, who demands Tommy tail his daughter, Tallulah, and find out why she won’t marry his business partner, a man forty years her senior. Sounds like an open-and-shut case for a P.I. known for busting up organized crime—but the next day, Viviana opens the office to find Tommy missing and a lifeless body on the floor.        The co

Book Blast: A Gentleman Will Never...Forget a Lady by Emily Windsor

A Gentleman Will Never...Forget a Lady by Emily Windsor Publication Date: December 1, 2022 Genre: Regency Romance Series: The Governess Chronicles, Book 3 Synopsis: Get swept away to a romantic and rugged land in this joyful and heart-warming Christmas tale…      Having lost her beloved, Lord Tristan, to a storm at sea, Lady Gwen Evans is planning a life of travel, writing books on her adventures.      But will the arrival of a dark, scarred gentleman one December's eve disrupt all her plans?      With wassailing on frosty nights, dragon myths in the snowy Welsh hills, a rather unladylike list of D.I.S.G.R.A.C.E. and Hide and Seek in the seductive dark, this will be a Christmas never to forget…      ‘Witty and wonderful. The storyline is unique and intriguing. And the amount of love in this story is absolutely beautiful.’ ★★★★★ Once Upon A Time      “Christmas is but a few weeks away. A time for wonder.” Praise for ‘A Gentleman Will Never…Forget a Lady’      ‘The only

Blog Tour: Armadas in the Mist (The Empire of the House of Thorns #3) by Christian Klaver

     I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ARMADAS IN THE MIST by Christian Klaver Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!   About The Book: ARMADAS IN THE MIST (The Empire of the House of Thorns #3) Author:  Christian Klaver Pub. Date:  December 6, 2022 Publisher:  CamCat Books Formats:  Hardcover, paperback, eBook, Audiobook Pages:  332 Find it:   Goodreads ,  Amazon , Kindle , B&N ,  iBooks , Kobo ,  TBD , Synopsis: The Black Shuck’s forces gather just beyond the mist . . .      Captain Justice Kasric knows how complicated family can be. The escalating Human-Faerie war has scattered and wounded her siblings and transformed her parents beyond recognition. After narrowly escaping yet another dangerous clash, fifteen-year-old Justice has had enough. She’s determined to defeat the Black Shuck, the mysterious leader controlling the Faerie invasion of London, but if Justice hopes to stand

Blog Tour: My Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region by Alina Adams

My Mother’s Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region by Alina Adams Publication Date: November 15, 2022 History Through Fiction LLC Genre: Historical Fiction Synopsis: With his dying breath, Lena‘s father asks his family a cryptic question: “You couldn’t tell, could you?” After his passing, Lena stumbles upon the answer that changes her life forever.     As her revolutionary neighbor mysteriously disappears during Josef Stalin's Great Terror purges, 18-year-old Regina suspects that she's the Kremlin’s next target. Under cover of the night, she flees from her parents' communal apartment in 1930s Moscow to the 20th century's first Jewish state, Birobidzhan, on the border between Russia and China. Once there, Regina has to grapple with her preconceived notions of socialism and Judaism while asking herself the eternal question: What do we owe each other? How can we best help one another? While she contends with these queries and struggles to help Birobidzhan es

By Her Own Design by Piper Huguley: A Book Review

By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register Author: Piper Huguley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date:  June 7, 2022 Pages: 384 Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: The incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America's most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy.      1953, New York City      Less than a week before the society wedding of the year where Jacqueline Bouvier will marry John F. Kennedy, a pipe bursts at Ann Lowe’s dress shop and ruins eleven dresses, including the expensive wedding dress, a dress that will be judged by thousands. A Black designer who has fought every step of the way, Ann knows this is only one struggle after a lifetime of them. She and her seamstresses will find the way to re-create the dresses. It may take