Book Tour~ Christmastime 1939 ~ By Linda Mahkovec
Lillian Hapsey is a widow and a mother to two sons, Thomas and Gabriel Hapsey. Christmas is nearing and Lillian has no Christmas spirit, her worries are consuming her and clouding her happiness. She is trying very hard for her boys to not notice and not ruin Christmas for them.
Lillian was feeling stuck at her job until one day when Mrs. Cultrain was speaking with and realized Lillian had a talent for drawing. Mrs. Cultran worked with Lillian in the Houseware department and she had an idea to use Lillian to create drawings of the merchandise in a Christmas scenery and leave the drawings throughout the store.
This is exactly what Lillian needed, she needed to believe in herself again, she needed to know that she was going to be ok and provide for her sons. This little step from Mrs. Cultrain gave Lillian a new perspective on life, something to be hopeful for and a reason to be happy and celebrate one of the happiest times of the year.
This book is the prequel to The Christmastime Series. I had never read a book so short but yet had a great and complete story behind it. Linda Mahkovec takes us right back to what Christmas in Brooklyn was like, being a New York girl myself, I could vividly see all her detail in the book.
This is a great book for historical fiction lovers and just lovers of Christmas. It reminded me how simply life was, and how little it took to make everyone happy, something I think we all forget to oft today.
I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest opinion.
Book Tour~ Rough Passage To London ~ By Robin Lloyd
Elisha Ely Morgan a young farm boy who does not have an easy life, his home life is ruled by his father who does not have the best of tempers to live by. Ely has two older brothers, both of whom have left the home and pursued a life on the sea in the merchant marines. One day a letter is received advising the Morgan family that Abraham one of the Morgan boys was lost at sea and is presumed to be dead. The news is devastating and causes young Ely to realize the time has also come for him to leave home, not to just search for his brother but to escape living with his father.
Ely took all the money he had and spent it all on becoming a sailor on a ship traveling from New York to London. The life of a sailor is not easy but Ely takes to it quickly learning how to survive life at sea. All the while following cryptic messages on wether his brother is alive or not. Ely is determined to not just find his brother but to succeed in his career. He eagerly makes his way to climbing the ranks and becoming captain. Throughout his journey he experiences many life adventures such as finding romance, facing a mutiny, meeting the Queen and becoming friends with Charles Dickens.
If you are a historical fiction fan and love stories based on the high seas then this book is for you.
This was Robin Lloyds first book to be published and was released in paperback back in October 2018. Robin’s writing and research for the book is wonderful, you can feel the passion he put into this book as you embark on the journey with him.
I am honored that I was able to be a part of this book tour. You can purchase a copy on amazon.com. The opinion of this book is my own, I was gifted a copy of the book for my honest opinion.
Book Tour ~ Master Of HIs Fate (Book 1) ~ By Barbara Taylor Bradford
Set in Victorian England we are introduced to James Falconer and Alexis Malvern.
James Falconer~ young and ambitious has a goal to rise to be Prince Merchant and to own his own marketplace. His work does not go unnoticed he soon catches the eye of Henry Malvern, one of the richest men in the trading business.
Alexis Malvern~ the only child of Henry Malvern and heir to his business. Alexis is strong minded knows she does not want to marry, she feels most men want her for her wealth. She focuses her attention on running the family business and on Haven House.
James and Alexis lives intertwine and they start to collaborate on a project together, but that is not all that seems to be happening between them…
The book is descriptive in details, Historical fiction lovers will be swept away in the decor, clothing and scenery detailed in the book. This was my first time reading one of Ms.Bradford’s books and I was not disappointed, I am looking forward to book two in the series.
I am honored that I was able to be a part of this book tour. You can purchase a copy on amazon.com