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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - The Loyalist's Wife by Elaine Cougler

About The Book:

When American colonists resort to war against Britain and her colonial attitudes, a young couple caught in the crossfire must find a way to survive. Pioneers in the wilds of New York State, John and Lucy face a bitter separation and the fear of losing everything, even their lives, when he joins Butler’s Rangers to fight for the King and leaves her to care for their isolated farm. As the war in the Americas ramps up, ruffians roam the colonies looking to snap up Loyalist land. Alone, pregnant, and fearing John is dead, Lucy must fight with every weapon she has.

With vivid scenes of desperation, heroism, and personal angst, Elaine Cougler takes us back to the beginnings of one great country and the planting of Loyalist seeds for another. The Loyalist’s Wife transcends the fighting between nations to show us the individual cost of such battles.

The Loyalist’s Wife is the first of three books in The Loyalist Trilogy. The Loyalist’s Luck is scheduled for release in June, 2014 and The Loyalist Legacy in June, 2015.

My Thoughts:

Most fictional books set in the American Revolutionary War era are told from the patriots' point of view, but with "The Loyalist's Wife," by Elaine Cougler, the story is uniquely presented through words of John and Lucy, a young married couple loyal to the British crown.  And I found this absolutely fascinating. 

These were two passionate young people who were hard workers, and just wanted to live their simple lives on their farm in Upper New York state. But the ongoing war with the "colonists" disrupts their plans and forces them to participate in the ugliness that surrounds such an event. Cougler doesn't hold back on the gritty realities of what a couple might have gone through at this time, and gives a unique view of the Revolutionary War that many might never have considered.

I enjoyed the characters and the writing of this novel, and highly recommend it to those who enjoy historical fiction.

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About The Author:


A native of Southern Ontario, Elaine taught high school and with her husband raised two children until she finally had time to pursue her writing career. She loves to research both family history and history in general for the stories of real people that emanate from the dusty pages. These days writing is Elaine’s pleasure and her obsession. Telling the stories of Loyalists caught in the American Revolutionary War is very natural as her personal roots are thoroughly enmeshed in that struggle, out of which arose both Canada and the United States.

For more information please visit Elaine’s website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, October 7
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, October 8
Review at West Metro Mommy
Wednesday, October 9
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, October 10
Review at Unabridged Chick
Review & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary
Friday, October 11
Review & Giveaway at Kinx’s Book Nook
Monday, October 14
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Tuesday, October 15
Review at A Bookish Affair
Guest Post at Book Lovers Paradise
Thursday, October 17
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Friday, October 18
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Guest Post at A Bookish Affair
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Monday, October 21
Review & Giveaway at Confessions of an Avid Reader

My thanks to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for including me on this tour and to the author for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


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1 comment:

Elaine said...

Sharon, thank you so much for having The Loyalist's Wife on your lovely blog today and I very much appreciate your kind words. I love the 2013 Reading Challenge you set for yourself and have surpassed by quite a margin. Reading is a joy, isn't it?