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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 22 June 2021 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – THE SONGSTRESS by LORI BATES WRIGHT

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – THE SONGSTRESS by LORI BATES WRIGHT

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Book:  The Songstress

Author: Lori Bates Wright

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: April 16, 2021

THE BLURB

Rising opera star, Juliana Chamberlain, still has nightmares of the night she witnessed the assassination of the President of the United States from her spot on stage at Ford Theater. Recruited by The Pinkerton Detective Agency, Juliana was instrumental in bringing those responsible to justice.

Now, two years later, the Pinkertons ask her once again to join forces in exposing a corrupt political organization terrorizing her home in Texas.

Texas Ranger, Cade Matlock, has a job to do. He needs no help from a meddlesome diva with big ideas. However, he is a man of his word. He’s committed to partner with the lovely songstress to smoke out the mastermind of a dangerous clan who has proven he will stop at nothing to satisfy his thirst for vengeance.

Cade and Juliana soon discover their greatest strength is in working together until shadows of the past threaten to destroy their future.

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THE AUTHOR

loriLori Bates Wright is an award winning author with a love for history.

Raised in New Mexico, Lori now lives in Texas with her husband of 38 years. She has two grown kids and four adorable grand boys (who leap tall buildings in a single bound!) When she’s not writing, she’s heading up small group ministries with her husband. She enjoys speaking and interacting with women of all ages.

MORE FROM LORI

Growing up, my family loved to laugh.

Some of my favorite childhood memories are centered around my grandmother’s dining room table listening in while my parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles told amazing stories. Sometimes I laughed until I’d lose my breath. Sometimes I sat quietly, taking in the bravery and perseverance shown by those who’d gone before me.

History has been a passion ever since. Couple that with an insatiable love for story and there you have the heart of what inspires me to write.

So, when it came time to brain-storm for this brand new series, I decided to take a known historical event and think about it from every angle. Beyond the recognized players, to the “what if” characters that might have played a role. And, ultimately, how such an event would have changed the course of their lives.

Thus, a star was born.

In THE SONGSTRESS, Juliana Chamberlain witnessed the assassination from her place on the stage. Because I love a little mystery and intrigue, I decided that the leading detective agency of the day would have enlisted her help in identifying the accomplices. Allen Pinkerton had been known to hire a lady detective or two, so she would be trained by the best. Her investigative skills proved helpful in bringing a quick resolution to the case.

Fast forward four years and she’s still haunted by what she saw that night. When Pinkerton again approaches her about a case involving her family in Texas, she accepts.

Being from Texas, I was so happy she did. I’ve wanted to write a story based in the Lone Star State for quite awhile. I loved visiting Georgia and the shores of England in my last series, but I have to say it was good to bring this one home. With all the rugged charm of the post-Civil War era, this book has a little more local flavor than my last three. Al-in-all, I believe my readers are in for a treat. A new cast of fun, quirky characters as we revisit a significant time in our nation.

So, here’s to new beginnings! Or as we say in Texas, “Hang on, y’all are in for a wild ride!”

Happy reading!
Lori

MY REVIEW

This reader has a particular affinity for all things Abraham Lincoln—I share his birthday! This reader also knows something of pre-curtain-backstage nerves—and I totally felt Julianna’s frustration and ramped up anxiety at her performance being put off. Twice!

The opening of this story was gripping, horrifying! And rather accurate to the actual events; I hadn’t realized that John Wilkes Booth was an actor, nor that the cast and crew of the play were all detained for questioning—what a brilliant stroke of creativity that Ms. Wright gives us with Julianna’s point of view! And what a unique perspective an actress has, too!

None too happy to be paired with a woman agent, Cowboy Cade learned quickly that Julianna didn’t need to be treated with kid gloves, and that she has a stubborn streak the size of Texas.

Once they came to agreement that they were working toward the same goal—after no small bit of contention—Cade and “Jules” were able to accomplish what they set out to do. And what they both had determined NOT to do—[SPOILER.]

All the characters in this story were well-rounded, three-dimensional, personable and likeable. Well, except the villains who were most UN-likeable. A generous dose of humor and camaraderie was well pitted against the backdrop of suspense and danger.

With the balance of history and fiction, romance and business, the precarious balance between the Union and the Confederacy—and between Cade and Julianna—Ms. Wright’s story is a page-turner to the end.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

TOUR GIVEAWAY

The Songstress Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lori is giving away the grand prize package of a Texas Gift basket including a signed copy of THE SONGSTRESS and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10d53/the-songstress-celebration-tour-giveaway

BLOG STOPS

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 11

Reflections From My Bookshelves, June 11

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 12

Connect in Fiction, June 12

Inklings and notions, June 13

Rebecca Tews, June 13

Texas Book-aholic, June 14

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 14

lakesidelivingsite, June 15

To Everything There Is A Season, June 15

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 15

For Him and My Family, June 16

Labor Not in Vain, June 16

deb’s Book Review, June 17

Genesis 5020, June 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 18

HookMeInABook, June 18

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, June 19

Inside the Wong Mind, June 19

The Christian Fiction Girl, June 20

Connie’s History Classroom, June 20

A Baker’s Perspective, June 21

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 21

Blossoms and Blessings, June 22

Lis Loves Reading, June 22

Pause for Tales, June 23

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, June 23

Mary Hake, June 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 24

KarenSueHadley, June 24

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BLOGWORDS – Saturday 13 Octob 201er8 – WREADING WEDNESDAY on SATURDAY – FEATURED BOOK– TRUE NOBILITY by LORI BATES WRIGHT

WREADING WEDNESDAY on SATURDAY – FEATURED BOOK – TRUE NOBILITY by LORI BATES WRIGHT

 

THE BLURB:

In an unfamiliar country, she’s left all alone, the noble privilege of her name rendered useless. Everything she believes in is not as it seems. Driven by desperation, she risks it all to find her way to the one man whose love has proven true.<br>

Lady Victoria Haverwood, beloved daughter of a prominent earl, lives a sheltered life. But when she becomes the target of a murderous plot, her idyllic world is turned upside down as her father has them whisked across the ocean to the shores of Savannah, Georgia.<br>

Nicholas Saberton, an accomplished American Naval captain, is commissioned by the earl to escort them safely to America. Drawn to the charm and elegance of the earl’s daughter, he us determined to remain focused on expanding his shipping company. Nevertheless, he pledges to protect her with his life.<br>

When danger threatens to consume her, Victoria must find courage to overcome the repercussions of her father’s past to chart a new course for herself and those she loves.

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

Lori Bates Wright is an author of Christian Fiction who has a fascination with history and a soft spot for love stories.
Raised in New Mexico, she now lives in Texas with her husband of 34 years. Her two grown kids have blessed her with four adorable grand boys (who leap tall buildings in a single bound!)
When she’s not writing you’ll most likely find her sipping coffee and daydreaming on the porch swing. Or cooking for her family when she can get them all together.
Her passion is helping women of all ages discover their God-given strengths. With a touch of humor, her stories help illustrate truths, hard-won lessons, and unwavering perseverance by women from times gone by. In honoring the past, she hopes to encourage today’s women to courageously love, devote their talents, and never give up on their dreams.
You can learn more about Lori and her stories at http://www.LoriBatesWright.com.

 

 

GIVEAWAY

🎉 GIVEAWAY 🎉  Celebration for @loribateswright’s debut novel, #TrueNobility is under way, starting with this Bookstagram Blitz! True Nobility is NOW AVAILABLE in digital ebook and print!  Purchase here: https://amzn.to/2RuSRHR.

 

@JustReadTours is celebrating the release with a tour-wide #giveaway! Lori is gifting one reader a Cozy Weekend Read Package that includes tea & mug, some Scottish Shortbread Cookies, winner choice of ebook or print copy of True Nobility and a cozy throw! All you need to do to enter is follow @loribateswright and head over to my Instragram page https://www.instagram.com/robinemason212/  and leave a comment there! For more chances to win, head to other stops on the tour. Full schedule at http://bit.ly/TrueNobility.

 

Giveaway open to US only. Instagram is not affiliated with this giveaway or its prize.

 

#justreadtours #southernromance #historicalfiction #loribateswright 

 

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