Friday, May 8, 2015

Historical Fiction Virtual Tours: To Catch A Falling Star

02_To Catch a Falling Star_CoverPublication Date: March 1, 2015
SilverWood Books
Formats: eBook, Paperback

Series: Book Eight, The Graham Saga
Genre: Historical Fiction/Time-Slip

To Catch a Falling Star is the eighth book in Anna Belfrage’s series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.

Some gifts are double-edged swords …

For Matthew Graham, being given the gift of his former Scottish manor is a dream come true. For his wife, Alex, this gift will force her to undertake a perilous sea journey, leaving most of their extensive family in the Colony of Maryland. Alex is torn apart by this, but staying behind while her husband travels to Scotland is no option.
Scotland in 1688 is a divided country, torn between the papist Stuart king and the foreign but Protestant William of Orange. In the Lowlands, popular opinion is with Dutch William, and Matthew’s reluctance to openly support him does not endear him to his former friends and neighbours.

While Matthew struggles to come to terms with the fact that Scotland of 1688 bears little resemblance to his lovingly conserved memories, Alex is forced to confront unresolved issues from her past, including her overly curious brother-in-law, Luke Graham. And then there’s the further complication of the dashing, flamboyant Viscount Dundee, a man who knocks Alex completely off her feet.

All the turmoil that accompanies their return to Scotland pales into insignificance when a letter arrives, detailing the calamities threatening their youngest daughter in Maryland – at the hand of that most obnoxious minister, Richard Campbell. Matthew and Alex have no choice but to hasten back, no matter the heartache this causes.

Will they make it back in time? And what will Richard Campbell do?

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Graham Saga Titles

Book One: A Rip in the Veil
Book Two: Like Chaff in the Wind
Book Three: The Prodigal Son
Book Four: A Newfound Land
Book Five: Serpents in the Garden
Book Six: Revenge & Retribution
Book Seven: Whither Thou Goest
Book Eight: To Catch a Falling Star

Review:  I have been reading this series since book 5. The characters in the book feel like family to me now. It is hard to believe that this is the last book in the series.

My heart is hurting.

But all good things come to an end, so I'll stop my lip from quivering and say that this book was just as wonderful as all the previous ones. However, if you haven't read the series, don't start here, that would be just plain wrong.

Ms Belfrage brings her characters to life on the page, while immersing her readers in the history of the period. These books are all long, but you don't feel like they are. You simply slip into the story with your friends and let the story carry you.

This story really wraps up Alex and Matthew's story, while letting the reader get to know them even better than we have before.

Rating: 5 flowers

Anna Belfrage About the Author

I was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result I’m multilingual and most of my reading is historical – both non-fiction and fiction.

I was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Instead I ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for my most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career I raised my four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive … Nowadays I spend most of my spare time at my writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and I slip away into my imaginary world, with my imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in my life pops his head in to ensure I’m still there. I like that – just as I like how he makes me laugh so often I’ll probably live to well over a hundred.

I was always going to be a writer. Now I am – I have achieved my dream.

For more information, please visit Anna Belfrage’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

To Catch a Falling Star Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, April 7
Review at Just One More Chapter
Excerpt at Rainy Day Reviews
Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, April 8
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, April 9
Review & Giveaway at So Many Books, So Little Time
Spotlight at Unshelfish

Thursday, April 10
Excerpt & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Friday, April 11
Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes

Monday, April 14
Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews
Interview at Becky on Books

Tuesday, April 15
Review & Guest Post at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Wednesday, April 16
Review at CelticLady's Reviews

Thursday, April 17
Review at Book Nerd

Friday, April 18
Spotlight & Giveaway at View From the Birdhouse

Monday, April 21
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Tuesday, April 22
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Interview & Excerpt at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, April 23
Review at Griperang's Bookmarks

Thursday, April 24
Interview & Giveaway at Griperang's Bookmarks

Friday, April 25
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

Monday, April 28
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, April 29
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus

Wednesday, April 30
Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, May 1
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Saturday, May 3
Review at Quirky Book Reviews

Monday, May 5
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog

Tuesday, May 6
Review at Layered Pages
Spotlight at Long Ago Love

Wednesday, May 7
Review at Mari Reads
Review at Dianne Ascroft Blog

Thursday, May 8
Review at Flashlight Commentary

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