Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson - TLC Book Review

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson 

Hardcover:528 pages 
Publisher:William Morrow (April 2, 2019) 

  "An inspiring tribute to female friendship and female courage!"--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. 

  Three women are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience. Set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, this is an amazing debut novel. 
  Duty. Honor. Country.

That's West Point's motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they'll only survive if they do it together. 

 Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point's predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends. 

 Hannah's grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned. 

 Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn't mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can't outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path. 

 The world of business, of love, and of war awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true for their future, or their friendship. As they're pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter? 

  Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform. 

Golden Lines

"Wow," he said.  "Nice job, McNalley.  Not to sound racist, but normally black kids can't memorize shit." (67)

Coach Jankovich crossed her arms over her chest and sighed.  "To be frank, Avery, we assumed one of you would quit during basic training." She held out a tissue box, but Avery refused to take it from her. (85)

In one year at West Point, Dani had already learned that friendships born in comfortable circumstances rarely last when times get tough. (103)

At the beginning, she'd wanted to come to West Point to prove something: maybe to her father, maybe to herself.  But the sound of that body hitting the ground had knocked her motivations completely off balance. (127)

In the semester that had passed since September 11, everything had changed at West Point. (135)

Dani had spent hours trying to convince Lisa to stay, to no avail.  It felt like a personal failure, losing a teammate.  Her first failure as the next team captain. 
And she wasn't about to let these photos be here second. (161)

Dani had assumed that after college, her bonds of friendship would remain the same.  But things were shifting.  She could feel the seismic waves, like emotional plate tectonics.  (247)

Two sentences, short and to the point, like all his emails.  But, for some reason, this one left Hannah with a heavy feeling in her chest, like her lungs were filling with water. (360)

Eight officers stepped up to a black hearse in two rows.  They wore dress blue uniforms: dark jackets, light blue pants with a golden stripe down the side.  The bills of their caps and the shine of their shoes reflected a gray sky.  A carriage waited just ahead of the hearse, with seven dark horses standing perfectly still.  (433)



My Take

Give me a book about strong women and their friendships, the good, the bad, and the ugly...along with unconditional love and support, and I'll take it any day.  That's exactly what Claire Gibson has created in Beyond the Point.  A story so poignant, so believable, so true to the nature of young women and their relationships...such a good story...with no perfect endings, and many tears along the way.  
Don't miss this one.



 

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
Photo by Lindsey Rome

About Claire Gibson

Claire Gibson is a writer and journalist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Born and raised at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, she grew up captivated by cadets and always dreamed of writing a story that honored her childhood home and the women that inspired her there. 

Her stories have been featured in The Washington PostThe Christian Science MonitorThe Tennessean and Entrepreneur Magazine, among many other publications. 

 Find out more about Claire at her website, and connect with her Twitter and Instagram.





Thursday, March 28, 2019

Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Markert - TLC Book Review



Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel
A once-beloved hotel and a fountain whose water suddenly can restore lost memories. But is it a miracle, or are there strings attached?
The Tuscany Hotel was once a haven for young artists. A place full of inspiration and a work of art in and of itself, the hotel was built by Robert Gandy for his wife, Magdalena: a woman of beauty beyond description who was orphaned as an infant in Florence and grew up without the ability to remember. A tragedy caused thehotel to close its doors, however, and it has been years since the fountain in the courtyard ran with water and inspiration.
Vitto Gandy, Robert’s son, returns from the horrors of World War II to a wife who fears him, a son who is too young to remember him, and a father whose memory of him is fading. As Vitto faces the memories that torture his heart and mind, his father runs off in the night to seek solace in the last place he was happy: the TuscanyHotel. Instead of finding ruins, he discovers that the water in the fountain has begun to run again. And as he drinks it, his memory returns.
Filled with Alzheimer’s patients hoping for restored memories rather than artists longing for inspiration, the hotel is once again a source of life and art. But nothing is truly as good as it seems, and the mysterious gift of the hotel comes with a price that each must determine they’re willing to pay. Bursting with beauty, art, and inspiration, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel is a story of parent and child, husband and wife, and the joy and pain of what it means to be alive.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Connect with James

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Review tour:

Monday, March 18th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, March 19th: 100 Pages a Day
Wednesday, March 20th: Write Read Life
Thursday, March 21st: Lori’s Reading Corner – spotlight
Monday, March 25th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Tuesday, March 26th: All of a Kind Mom
Thursday, March 28th: Peppermint Ph.D.
Monday, April 1st: Book by Book
Wednesday, April 3rd: @amberafterglowreads
Monday, April 8th: Bibliophile.reviews
Wednesday, April 10th: Jathan & Heather
Thursday, April 11th: Amy’s Book-et List
Monday, April 15th: @hollyslittlebookreviews
Thursday, April 18th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Monday, April 22nd: The Lit Bitch
Monday, April 22nd: Reader’s Cozy Corner
Thursday, April 25th: Broken Teepee
Friday, April 26th: Books & Bindings



Thursday, March 7, 2019

Claiming My Place - HFVBT - Book Review

Claiming My Place

By Planaria Price with Helen Reichmann West

Publication Date: March 13, 2018
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover, eBook, AudioBook
Genre: YA/NF/History/Holocaust/WWII



A Junior Library Guild selection,  Claiming My Place is the true story of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight. 

 Meet Gucia Gomolinska: smart, determined, independent, and steadfast in the face of injustice. A Jew growing up in predominantly Catholic Poland during the 1920s and ’30s, Gucia studies hard, makes friends, falls in love, and dreams of a bright future. 

Her world is turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and establish the first Jewish ghetto of World War II in her town of Piotrkow Trybunalski. As the war escalates, Gucia and her family, friends, and neighbors suffer starvation, disease, and worse. She knows her blond hair and fair skin give her an advantage, and eventually she faces a harrowing choice: risk either the uncertain horrors of deportation to a concentration camp, or certain death if she is caught resisting. She decides to hide her identity as a Jew and adopts the gentile name Danuta Barbara Tanska. Barbara, nicknamed Basia, leaves behind everything and everyone she has ever known in order to claim a new life for herself. 

Writing in the first person, author Planaria Price brings the immediacy of Barbara’s voice to this true account of a young woman whose unlikely survival hinges upon the same determination and defiant spirit already evident in the six-year-old girl we meet as this story begins. The final portion of this narrative, written by Barbara’s daughter, Helen Reichmann West, completes Barbara’s journey from her immigration to America until her natural, timely death. Includes maps and photographs.

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Praise

“Price has boldly elected to tell the story in Basia’s own first-person, present-tense voice. The result is a dramatic, suspenseful account of survival in extremis, told in collaboration with Basia’s American daughter.” ―Booklist 

 “Price's rendering of West’s mother’s early life reads like suspenseful historical fiction, telling a rarely heard side of the Jewish experience during WWII . . . Family, friendships, and romance give poignancy to this unique coming-of-age story, which is further enhanced by maps, a glossary, and an afterword.” ―Publishers Weekly 

 “A rich exploration of a Holocaust survivor’s sheltered childhood, the atrocity that failed to destroy her, and her later life as an immigrant.” ―Kirkus Reviews 

 “I was completely engrossed by this drama of survival. Barbara Reichmann's story is quite extraordinary. It is sad, and terrible, and yet somehow captivating. The whole story of those who survived the Shoah by passing as Christians and working in Nazi Germany is an often forgotten part of the historical record.” ―Kai Bird, Executive Director, Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY Graduate Center, and co-author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer 

 “As occurs with The Diary of Anne Frank, this book merges the dire circumstances of the Holocaust with the tenuousness of being a teenager. But Claiming My Place expands the view provided in the diary for one critical reason. Anne Frank’s story is told within an isolated cocoon. In Barbara’s story, however, the Holocaust is in full view as her experiences unfold.” ―David H. Lindquist, Ph.D., IPFW College of Education and Public Policy / Regional Museum Educator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

 “This frightening true story of a young Jewish girl's flight from the deadly grip of the Nazis celebrates the surprising ingenuity and raw courage found only in the depths of the human spirit. Risking what few others dared, Barbara Reichmann, née Gucia Gomolinska, speaks with wisdom and uncommon self-awareness through her detailed, colorful, and evocative recollections from earliest childhood. In the final portion of this book, her daughter, Helen West, continues Barbara’s journey in an insightful and loving overview of Barbara’s life from the family’s arrival in New Orleans in 1951 until her death in 2007. This is a great read with the suspenseful, inspiring and uplifting appeal of a novel, about a character who will capture the reader’s heart.” ―Allan Holzman, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning director and editor (Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Holocaust, Old Man River, The Native Americans) 

 "Thanks to the detailed memories and the conversational tone, this book provides an engaging and informative reading experience with as much appeal as a fiction title. Recommended for most YA nonfiction collections." ―Magdalena Teske, West Chicago Public Library District School Library Journal 

 "This book was truly a celebration of the human spirit. What a gift she has for putting you in the story. Her way with words, plus her weaving of the actual events recounted to her by the unbelievably courageous Basia and her daughter Helen, was nothing short of magical. The included photographs and epilogue served to fully round out this amazing tale. I never wanted this book to end!" ―Rabbi Lynn Brody Slome

My Take 

I remember reading Eli Wisel's Night the first time and being blown away...emotionally, spiritually, even physically...it's not just the story that affects the reader, it's also (and possibly more so) the way the story is told.  The words, the emotion, the personal invitation to see, hear, smell, and feel the story...I'll be thinking about Claiming My Place for a long time.  
Claiming My Place is a must read for young adults and adults alike. 

About the Author

After graduating from Berkeley and earning a Master's Degree in English Literature from UCLA, Planaria Price began her career teaching English to adult immigrants in Los Angeles. She has written several textbooks for University of Michigan Press and has lectured at over 75 conferences. In addition to her passion for teaching and writing, Planaria has worked with her husband to save and restore over 30 Victorian and Craftsman homes in her historic Los Angeles neighborhood. Claiming My Place is her first book for young adults. 
 For more information, please visit Planaria's website at www.planariaprice.com.

Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, March 1 Interview at Passages to the Past 
  Sunday, March 3 Review at Jorie Loves a Story Review at Locks, Hooks and Books 
  Monday, March 4 Interview at The Book Connection Review at So Many Books, So Little Time Tuesday, March 5 Feature at The Book Junkie Reads Feature at To Read, Or Not to Read Wednesday, March 6 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views 
  Thursday, March 7 Review at Peppermint Ph.D. Feature at CelticLady's Reviews 
  Friday, March 8 Feature at T's Stuff Review at Hopewell's Public Library of Life 
  Sunday, March 10 Review at Clarissa Reads it All 
  Monday, March 11 Feature at Coffee and Ink Review at Jathan & Heather Review at Impressions In Ink 
  Tuesday, March 12 Feature at Maiden of the Pages 
  Wednesday, March 13 Review at Just One More Chapter

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away a signed copy of CLAIMING MY PLACE! 
To enter, please use the Gleam form below. 

Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 13th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – 
Giveaway is open to the US 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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Huntress - TLC Book Tours - Book Review

About The Huntress

by Kate Quinn

Paperback:560 pages
  Publisher:William Morrow Paperbacks (February 26, 2019) 

  One of Marie Claire's Best Women's Fiction of the year!

  One of Bookbub's biggest books of the year!

If you enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read The Huntress by Kate Quinn." 
The Washington Post 

  From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted 

Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. 

 Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. 

 Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiance', Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother's past only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. 

 In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth. 


  

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


  

About Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in San Diego with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia. 

 Find out more about Kate at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Other Stops on the Tour

Instagram Features

Tuesday, February 26th: Instagram: @worldswithinpages
Tuesday, February 26th: Instagram: @theunreadshelf
Wednesday, February 27th: Instagram: @readingbringsjoy
Thursday, February 28th: Instagram: @happiestwhenreading
Friday, March 1st: Instagram: @laceybooklovers
Saturday, March 2nd: Instagram: @oddandbookish
Monday, March 4th: Instagram: @lavieestbooks
Monday, March 4th: Instagram: @books.coffee.cats

Review Stops

Tuesday, February 26th: Instagram: @shereadswithcats
Thursday, February 28th: Instagram: @brookesbooksandbrews
Monday, March 4th: The Literary Llama
Tuesday, March 5th: Instagram: @libraryinprogress
Tuesday, March 5th: Peppermint PhD
Wednesday, March 6th: A Bookish Affair
Thursday, March 7th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Tuesday, March 12th: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, March 13th: Into the Hall of Books
Thursday, March 14th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, March 15th: Instagram: @sjwonderlandz
Monday, March 18th: Instagram: @giuliland
Tuesday, March 19th: Instagram: @my_book_journey_
Thursday, March 21st: Instagram: @tbretc
Friday, March 22nd: Literary Quicksand
TBD: Wednesday, February 27th: Instagram: @ladyofthelibrary

Monday, February 25, 2019

Temptation Rag - HFVBT Book Review

Temptation Rag

A Novel by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

Publication Date: December 3, 2018
Belle Epoque Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 308 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction



From the author of The Beauty Doctor, Finalist for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award, 2017 AZ Literary Awards, and a Medallion Honoree of the Book Readers Appreciation Group.

Seventeen-year-old May Convery, unhappy with her privileged life in turn-of-the-century New York City, dreams of becoming a poet. When she meets the talented young Mike Bernard, an aspiring concert pianist, she immediately falls in love. But after their secret liaison is discovered, neither is prepared for the far-reaching consequences that will haunt them for decades. 

As Mike abandons serious music to ruthlessly defend his hard-won title, Ragtime King of the World, May struggles to find her voice as an artist and a woman. It is not until years after their youthful romance, when they cross paths again, that they must finally confront the truth about themselves and each other. But is it too late? 

 The world of ragtime is the backdrop for a remarkable story about the price of freedom, the longing for immortality, and the human need to find forgiveness. From vaudevilleís greatest stars to the geniuses of early African American musical theater, an unforgettable cast of real-life characters populates this richly-fictionalized historical saga.

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Chapters | IndieBound


Praise for Temptation Rag

"Fascinating real-life characters make Temptation Rag an emotional and page-turning story of passion, ambition, and desire." - Megan Chance, bestselling author of Bone River and Inamorata

 "Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard captures the style of the ragtime era. Music, art and culture spring from every page of this delightfully artistic work." - Readers' Favorite Book Review, 5 stars 

 "Terrific historical research and deft writing provide a striking portrait of racial and gender inequality in the ragtime era. An unforgettable and deeply human story." - Frederic Tulsky, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist "

Ms. Bernard weaves her knowledge of music with true historical characters and fictionalized ones into a syncopated symphony of human drama." -Kathryn Wood, author of Sea Snow: the gentle haunting of a 19th century lighthouse 

 "A gripping page-turner that has romance, history and music. A smart retelling of history through multiple points of view." - SA Examiner Book Review

Golden Lines

"Tell my father, Mike.  Tell him that you love me. That we're going to be together - forever." (97).

There was a word for girls like her. 
Ruined. (113)

So I do have a lot of time to myself.  I fear that I waste much of it, but I like to read. Poetry mostly. I used to fancy myself a poet," she added with a laugh. "Back in the days when I thought I had something important to say." (189)

"Have you ever wondered why the caged bird sings?" (199)

"You're not a tramp, May. You're a seeker.  It comes with being a writer, I'm afraid.  But it doesn't have to destroy you."  (373)

My Thoughts

Temptation Rag is about a lot...racial issues, women's independence, ragtime, New York City...but to me, it was mostly May's story. May's freedom story.  

May, as a wealthy heiress, sold to the highest bidder in return for a business partnership.
May, as a jilted young woman...who'd given her worth to a man who didn't love her after all.
May, the wife and mother, a womb and a ring...practicality...tradition...position...the way things are supposed to be.

May at the New York Public Library...well-known in New York literary circles...an activist for women's equality...published author...Actors Fund benefactor...independent woman.

The past finally put to rest.  

About the Author


Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard is an award-winning author of historical fiction. Her novel The Beauty Doctor is a suspenseful tale that takes place in the early days of cosmetic surgeryówhen the world of medicine was a bit like the Wild West and beauty doctors were the newest breed of outlaw. Temptation Rag: A Novel immerses readers in the bawdy atmosphere of vaudeville and early twentieth-century African American musical theater in a story about the price of freedom, the longing for immortality, and the human need to find forgiveness. Elizabeth currently lives in Arizona with her husband and their much-loved and very spoiled black Lab.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 18 Review at Passages to the Past  

Tuesday, February 19 Review at Pursuing Stacie 

Wednesday, February 20 Feature at The Book Junkie Reads Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Friday, February 22 Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages 

 Saturday, February 23 Guest Post at The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews 

 Monday, February 25 Review at Peppermint Ph.D. 

 Tuesday, February 26 Excerpt at CelticLady's Reviews 

  Wednesday, February 27 Interview at Passages to the Past 

  Friday, March 1 Review at View from the Birdhouse 

  Monday, March 4 Review at Macsbooks 

  Wednesday, March 6 Review at A Chick Who Reads 

  Friday, March 8 Excerpt at Broken Teepee 

  Tuesday, March 12 Review at Reader then Blogger 

  Friday, March 15 Review at Coffee and Ink

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away copies of Bernard's other novel, The Beauty Doctor. One paperback and two eBooks are up for grabs. 
To enter, please use the Gleam form below. 

  Giveaway Rules 

 Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 15th. 
You must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway is open to US only. 
Only one entry per household.  
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. 
Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Temptation Rag

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Innocence Lost - HFVBT Review

Innocence Lost 

by Sherilyn Decter

Publication Date: February 21, 2019

eBook & Paperback; 339 Pages

Series: Bootleggers Chronicles Series, Book One

Genre: Historical Fiction/Crime/Women's Fiction





In a city of bootleggers and crime, one woman must rely on a long-dead lawman to hunt down justice Philadelphia, 1924. 
Maggie Barnes doesn't have much left. 
After the death of her husband, she finds herself all alone to care for her young son and look after their rundown house. 
As if that weren't bad enough, Prohibition has turned her neighborhood into a bootlegger's playground. 
To keep the shoddy roof over their heads, she has no choice but to take on boarders with questionable ties. 
When her son's friend disappears, Maggie suspects the worst. And local politicians and police don't seem to have any interest in an investigation. 
With a child's life on the line, Maggie takes the case and risks angering the enemy living right under her nose. 
Maggie's one advantage may be her new found friend: the ghost of a Victorian-era cop. With his help, can she find justice in a lawless city? 
 Innocence Lost is the first novel in the Bootleggers Chronicles, a series of historical fiction tales. If you like headstrong heroines, Prohibition-era criminal underworlds, and just a touch of the paranormal, then you'll love Sherilyn Decter's gripping tale.

Available on Amazon


About the Author


Sherilyn Decter is a writer, researcher, and lover of historical fiction. Her work is set in the Roaring Twenties and if you like feisty and determined heroines, complex cover-ups, Prohibition stories about criminal underworlds, police and political corruption, then youíre going to love Sherilynís grand gangster tales. For more information, please visit Sherilyn Decter's website. You can also find her on FacebookInstagram, Goodreads and Pinterest.


Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, February 15 

Saturday, February 16 
Review at Pursuing Stacie 
Excerpt at Bookish Rantings 
Review at A Chick Who Reads 

Sunday, February 17 
Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages 

Monday, February 18 
Review at 100 Pages a Day 
Excerpt at Old Timey Books 

Tuesday, February 19 
Review at Peppermint Ph.D. 
Review at Reader then Blogger 

Wednesday, February 20 
Interview at The Old Shelter 
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books 

Thursday, February 21 
Review at Macsbooks 
Review at The Old Shelter 

Friday, February 22 
Review at A Book Geek 
Review at Coffee and Ink 


Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away two prize packs of a copy of the book, a set of Paper Dolls, and a Jazz Age Fashion Coloring Book! To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules ñ Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on February 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter. ñ Giveaway is open internationally. ñ Only one entry per household. ñ All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. ñ Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.


Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson - TLC Book Review

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson   Hardcover: 528 pages  Publisher: William Morrow (April 2, 2019)    "An inspiring tribute...