Book review, excerpt and giveaway: The Sword of the Maiden – I love France 186

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The Sword of the Maiden


The Sword of the Maiden

Kathleen C. Perrin
Self published
at Langon House

Release date:
Dec 3, 2015
historical fiction


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Reading outside your comfort zone can be a very rewarding experience. I did it with The Keys of the Watchmen, so I was thrilled to renew the experience with The Sword of the Maiden.
Indeed, I hardly ever read books pertaining to YA, New Adult, romance and time travel. Well, this book has elements from these four categories, and it marvelously worked for me!
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Spotlight and giveaway: In Another Life

Julie Christine Johnson

on Tour

March 1-10


In Another Life

In Another Life

(Historical Fiction/Contemporary Women’s Fiction/

Release date: February 2, 2016
at Sourcebooks

368 pages

ISBN: 9782954168197

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Historian Lia Carrer has finally returned to southern France, determined to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. But instead of finding solace in the region’s quiet hills and medieval ruins, she falls in love with Raoul, a man whose very existence challenges everything she knows about life–and about her husband’s death. As Raoul reveals the story of his past to Lia, she becomes entangled in the echoes of an ancient murder, resulting in a haunting and suspenseful journey that reminds Lia that the dead may not be as far from us as we think. Steeped in the rich history and romantic landscape of the Languedoc region, In Another Life is a story of love that conquers time and the lost loves that haunt us all.


In Another Life- Julie Christine Johnson

Photo by Al Bergstein


Julie Christine Johnson
is the author of the novels In Another Life
(February 2016, Sourcebooks Landmark)
and The Crows of Beara (September 2017, Ashland Creek Press).
Her short stories and essays have appeared in several journals,
including Emerge Literary Journal, Mud Season Review;
Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim;
Cobalt, the anthologies Stories for Sendai;
Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers;
and Three Minus One: Stories of Love and Loss
and featured on the flash fiction podcast, No Extra Words.
She holds undergraduate degrees in French and Psychology
and a Master’s in International Affairs.
A runner, hiker, and wine geek,
Julie makes her home on the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington state
with her husband.
In Another Life is her first novel.


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Sunday Sentence: The Lady Agnes Mystery, by Andrea Japp

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The Lady Agnes Mystery,
by Andrea Japp
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