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Tamera Alexander, author of TO WAGER HER HEART, on tour August/September 2017

Posted By on July 19, 2017

About To Wager Her Heart

Collection: A Belle Meade Plantation Novel

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Zondervan (August 8, 2017)

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From #1 CBA Bestselling Author Tamera Alexander

 Impeccable historical research woven with heart-gripping fiction!
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With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society’s expectations must work together to achieve their dreams – provided the truth doesn’t tear them apart first.
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Seeking justice . . . 
   
Sylas Rutledge, the new owner of the Northeast Line Railroad, invests everything he has into this venture, partly for the sake of the challenge. But mostly to clear his father’s name. One man holds the key to Sy’s success–General William Giles Harding of Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sy Rutledge is beer and bullocks.
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Sy needs someone to help him maneuver his way through Nashville’s society, and when he meets Alexandra Jamison, he quickly decides he’s found his tutor. Only, he soon discovers that the very train accident his father is blamed for causing is what killed Alexandra Jamison’s fiancé–and has shattered her world.
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Struggling to restore honor . . . 
   
Spurning an arranged marriage by her father, Alexandra instead pursues her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen’s university in the United States. But family–and Nashville society–do not approve, and she soon finds herself cast out from both.
Through connections with the Harding family, Alexandra and Sy become unlikely allies. And despite her first impressions, Alexandra gradually finds herself coming to respect, and even care for this man. But how can she, when her heart is still spoken for? And when Sy’s roguish qualities and adventuresome spirit smack more of recklessness than responsibility and honor?
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Sylas Rutledge will risk everything to win over the woman he loves. What he doesn’t count on is having to wager her heart to do it.
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Set against the real history of Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers ensemble, To Wager Her Heart is a powerful love story about seeking justice and restoring honor at a time in American history when both were tenuous and hard-won. It’s Tamera Alexander – impeccable historical research and heart-gripping fiction – at her best! 
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“For lovers of historical romance, To Wager Her Heart offers the very best of both history and romance. Tamera Alexander’s well-told story details the early years of Fisk University as a school for freedmen after the Civil War. I was fascinated from beginning to end. This thoroughly enjoyable novel proves why Tamera Alexander is one of the genre’s most beloved authors – and one of my favorites.”
~ Lynn Austin, Bestselling author of Waves of Mercy and Until We Reach Home
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 “To Wager Her Heart is a wonderful historical romance with sweet and caring characters who are looking for justice and redemption from the past. Real-life people from history are intertwined throughout the novel, enhancing the plot. Alexander has certainly done her research in this lovely Belle Meade Plantation inspirational romance!”
~RT Book Reviews, four stars!
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 “A steadfast heroine, a redemption-seeking hero, and a complex Southern society in post-Civil War America seamlessly combine in Tamera Alexander’s To Wager Her Heart. Fans of Alexander’s Belle Meade Plantation novels will fall in love with this new installment–but the real stars are the depth of research and the masterful attention to setting the perfect historical scene. Honor. Faith. And love . . . this novel’s a journey in them all!”
~Kristy Cambron, Bestselling author of The Illusionist’s Apprentice
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About Tamera Alexander

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers in the historical fiction genre. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for six of her award-winning novels.
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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for July 17th – July 21st

Posted By on July 16, 2017

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Another Man’s Ground by Claire Booth

Monday, July 17th: Jathan & Heather

Monday, July 17th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Tuesday, July 18th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, July 19th: Mama Vicky Says

Thursday, July 20th: Write Read Life

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The Innkeeper’s Sister by Linda Goodnight

Monday, July 17th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt

Tuesday, July 18th: Black ‘n Gold Girls Book Spot – excerpt

Wednesday, July 19th: Book Mama Blog – excerpt

Thursday, July 20th: Dwell in Possibility – excerpt

Friday, July 21st: A Chick Who Reads – excerpt

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Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

Monday, July 17th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Tuesday, July 18th: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, July 19th: A Splendid Messy Life

Thursday, July 20th: From the TBR Pile

Friday, July 21st: Not in Jersey

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Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann

Monday, July 17th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, July 18th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, July 19th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, July 20th: Buried Under Books

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My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein

Monday, July 17th: She’s All Booked

Tuesday, July 18th: Everyone Needs Therapy

Wednesday, July 19th: Jathan & Heather

Thursday, July 20th: Wining Wife

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All Our Waves Are Water by Jaimal Yogis

Monday, July 17th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Tuesday, July 18th: Openly Bookish

Thursday, July 20th: Ms. Nose in a Book

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A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

Monday, July 17th: Thoughts from a Highly Caffeinated Mind

Wednesday, July 19th: Just Commonly

Thursday, July 20th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

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Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter

Monday, July 17th: Reviews from the Heart

Wednesday, July 19th: Cafinated Reads

Thursday, July 20th: Kritter’s Ramblings

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Call to Engage by Tawny Weber

Monday, July 17th: Books a la Mode – excerpt

Wednesday, July 19th: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, July 20th: Readaholic Zone – excerpt

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The Cottage at Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy

Monday, July 17th: Broken Teepee – author guest post

Wednesday, July 19th: Suzy Approved

Friday, July 21st: Laura’s Reviews

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The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost

Monday, July 17th:Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, July 19th: Lovely Reads

Friday, July 21st: Mama Reads Blog

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Branded as Trouble be Delores Fossen

Monday, July 17th: Books & Bindings

Wednesday, July 19th: Reading Lark After Dark

Friday, July 21st: Reading Reality

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Lift And Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Monday, July 17th: Novel Gossip

Wednesday, July 19th: West Metro Mommy Reads

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Monday, July 17th: Read Her Like an Open Book

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Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

Monday, July 17th: From the TBR Pile

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The Art of Fear by Kristen Ulmer

Wednesday, July 19th: Comfy Reading

Thursday, July 20th: Joel A Scott

Friday, July 21st: Thoughts On This ‘n That

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Among the Lesser Gods by Margo Catts

Friday, July 21st: Literary Quicksand

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Kevin Bannister, author of THE LONG WAY HOME, on tour August/September

Posted By on July 14, 2017

About The Long Way Home

Publisher: Fireship Press (September 15, 2016)

Set in the turbulent times of the War of Independence, ‘The Long Way Home’ follows the lives of Thomas Peters and Murphy Steele who are friends, former slaves, fellows-in-arms and leaders of the Black Brigade. Their real-life story is an epic adventure tale as they battle bounty hunters, racism, poverty and epidemic in their adopted country after the war.

‘The Long Way Home’ has resonated with readers around the world as an unforgettable account of courage, hope and determination triumphing over despair and injustice. Thomas Peters, thoughtful and charismatic, and Murphy Steele, strong and impulsive, lead their followers on an inspirational search for a place where they can be free.

Reviews:

“The author has written about such a sensitive topic and in a very beautiful way. The reader will become immersed in a reality that may seem too distant, but written in a language that conjures very vivid images, a tale that will speak to the hearts of readers with eloquence. Bannister has successfully combined historical facts with glowing imagination to deliver a masterpiece that will be well received by lovers of historical fiction. His language succinctly portrays the world of a slave and the injustices prevalent in that world.”–Romuald Dzemo, author of Courage To Embrace Yourself and You Can’t Be A Failure

“Kevin Bannister’s Long Way Home is a novel that grabs your attention from the start and keeps you riveted to the last word. . It is written around an era where the life of an Indigenous North American, and a person of African roots, were deemed by Caucasians to be easily expendable and not a thing to trouble a conscience. It highlights in great detail the fact that when greed and self interest came to the forefront during the American Revolution that Caucasian brothers had no compulsion about inflicting unspeakable barbarities upon each other. An unforgettable read!”–Dr. Daniel N. Paul, C.M., O.N.S., LLD, DLIT, Mi’kmaw eldering, author of We Were Not The Savages, Order of Canada recipient, journalist and lecturer, www.danielpaul.com

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About Kevin Bannister

Kevin Bannister is a rancher and writer living in the beautiful foothills of central Alberta. He would like Thomas Peters and Murphy Steele to be celebrated as the heroes that they were in their lifetimes and to be inspirations to young people everywhere to persevere in the face of bigotry, poverty, government indifference or any other adversity.

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Kevin Bannister’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 28th: A Holland Reads

Wednesday, August 30th: Mama Vicky Reads

Friday, September 1st: What Is That Book About?

Monday, September 4th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Wednesday, September 6th: 100 Pages a Day… Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Thursday, September 7th: Reading Reality

Friday, September 8th: Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, September 12th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Wednesday, September 13th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, September 15th: Suzy Approved

Monday, September 18th: Broken Teepee

Tuesday, September 26th: Girl Who Reads

Monday, October 2nd: Patricia’s Wisdom

Christopher Meades, author of HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY, on tour September/October 2017

Posted By on July 14, 2017

About Hanna Who Fell from the Sky

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Park Row Books (September 26, 2017)

From highly acclaimed, award-winning author Christopher Meades comes a magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl’s struggle for liberation 

Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age.

But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. Then her mother tells her a secret—one that could grant Hanna the freedom she’s known only in her dreams. As her world unravels around her, Hanna must decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe?

With lush, evocative prose, Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world—and, along the way, brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are.

“Beautiful and delicate, Meades has written a powerful meditation on how we define ourselves, the gift and cruelty of faith, and the redemptive act of storytelling. A gorgeous blend of dreamy folklore and gritty reality.” -Erika Swyler, bestselling author of The Book of Speculation

“A strange and beautiful fable with shades of Deliverance, Room, and Winter’s Bone.” -Laline Paull, award-winning author of The Bees

“As she slashes through the mythology that restrains her, Hanna rises like a phoenix. Christopher Meades weaves a feast of paradox and surprise.” -Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon

“Compelling and provocative, Meades weaves elements of magical realism into his poignant coming-of-age tale. In Hanna, readers will find a new heroine, one who uncovers the secrets of her repressive society as she journeys toward self-discovery.” -Paula Treick DeBoard, author of The Drowning Girls

“With original characters and graceful prose, Christopher Meades has created an indelible novel about faith, family and love. Your heart will soar and ache for Hanna on her thoroughly original coming-of-age journey.” -Kelly Simmons, author of The Fifth of July

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About Christopher Meades

Christopher Meades is the author of three previous novels, including THE LAST HICCUP, which won the 2013 Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. In addition, Meades’s work has appeared in several literary journals including The Potomac Review and The Fiddlehead. He lives in British Columbia, Canada, with his family.

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Nicci French, author of Dark Saturday, on tour July 2017

Posted By on July 10, 2017

About Dark Saturday

• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 11, 2017)

LOUISE PENNY says Nicci French’s books are “fabulous.”

JOSEPH FINDER says they’re “in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson.”

And TAMI HOAG calls them “truly unique.”

Enter the world of NICCI FRENCH with Dark Saturday, an electrifying, sophisticated psychological thriller about past crimes and present dangers, featuring an unforgettable protagonist…

A decade ago, 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since.

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time. And Frieda is haunted by the idea that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family — that she might, in fact, be innocent.

As Hannah’s case takes hold of her, Frieda begins to realize that she’s up against someone who will go to any lengths to keep the truth from surfacing — even kill again.

Utterly compelling and enthralling, Dark Saturday speeds readers down a twisting trail of secrets, suspense, and murder.

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About Nicci French

Nicci French is the pseudonym of English wife-and-husband team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Their acclaimed novels of psychological suspense have sold more than 8 million copies around the world.

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Tour Stops

Wednesday, July 12th: A Bookworm’s World

Wednesday, July 12th: The Book Diva’s Reads

Thursday, July 13th: Comfy Reading

Thursday, July 13th: The Ludic Reader

Friday, July 14th: Booked on a Feeling

Friday, July 14th: Reading Reality

Monday, July 17th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, July 18th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, July 19th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Thursday, July 20th: A Bookish Way of Life

Friday, July 21st: Dreams, Etc.

Monday, July 24th: From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, July 25th: StephTheBookworm

Wednesday, July 26th: Readaholic Zone

Thursday, July 27th: Art Books Coffee