Showing posts with label Historical Fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Historical Fiction. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review - Where Wildflowers Bloom

Book - Where Wildflowers Bloom

Author - Ann Shorey

Publisher - Revell

This historical based novel was set during the time period after the Civil War.  Faith, a young adult,  lives with her grandfather.  They operate a mercantile in town.  Faith makes every possible effort to convince her aging grandfather to sell everything and head West to Oregon, which would be a very difficult journey.

There are two gentlemen interested in Faith. These characters are fascinating, and really help describe the way in which people lived in those days.  You can also get a good lesson on whether or not to trust certain people, and not be charmed by their words.

This book clearly shows strong hints of feminism.   I was disturbed by how rude Faith and her friend, Rosemary, were at times to men in the community. But I enjoyed reading about the homes and the items for sale in the shop.

*Disclosure - I receive this book for review purposes.*

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Win A Free Book by Liz Curtis Higgs

Book: Here Burns My Candle

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs


A mother who cannot face her future.
A daughter who cannot escape her past.

The latest book by Liz Curtis Higgs, Here Burns My Candle, has just been released.

The story is set in the time period of 18th Century Scotland. You'll love the brilliant use of the English language, sprinkled with Historic Scottish Terms. You'll even find a glossary of words in the back of the book!

The plot is full of drama, secrecy, suspense and a charming look into the daily habits of the rich who have servants to cook, and clean, and wait on them.

Lady Marjory is the mother of two grown sons, who, along with their wives, live all together in a comfortable home. War is about to break out in their city. There is a lot of confusion and fear. Family secrets begin to erupt in the midst of surrounding danger.

The story idea is loosely based on Biblical Ruth and Naomi, but is not intended to mirror Scripture. If you enjoy a long, fascinating story, you'll like this book. I do have a warning, however. In my opinion, this book is more of a secular novel. It also has some descriptions of romantic situations that might not go over well with the conservative crowd (such as myself)!

Are you a fan of Liz Curtis Higgs? How would you like to win a free copy of this book? I have one available for a giveaway. Here's all you have to do to enter:

1. Leave me a comment, telling me your favorite time period in history.

For additional entries:

2. Become a Public Follower of my blog.

3. Subscribe to my blog in an E-mail through Feedburner.

4. Twitter about this.

5. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog.

6. Follow me on Twitter.

7. Place my blog button (Mrs. White's Disclosure Policy) somewhere on your blog.

8. Post about this giveaway on Facebook.

9. Become a Fan of The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

One random winner we be selected on Monday, March 29, 2010. (U.S. Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.

This contest is closed.

Edited update: The winner is "Kel!"

*Disclosure: This book was provided by Multnomah for review purposes.*
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