Thursday, July 30, 2015

Giveaway: The Lady Bornekova by Sara R. Turnquist

The red-headed Karin is strong-willed and determined, something she inherited from her father. She tries to keep her true nature a secret to avoid being deemed a traitor by those loyal to the king. Karin and her father butt heads over her duty to her family and the Czech Crown. She is then sequestered to the Royal Viscount’s hunting lodge.

Not aware of everything that is happening, she becomes the target of an individual with murderous intent. Her heart soon becomes entangled though her father intends to wed her to another. The turmoil inside Karin deepens and reflects the turmoil of her homeland, on the brink of the Hussite Wars.

Publication Date: July 14, 2015 (tentative)
Publisher: Clean Reads (formerly Astraea Press)
Format: eBook
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
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Sara is originally from Clarksville, TN. After a short stint in Memphis, TN where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Clarksville. However, they still spend a portion of their year in Orlando, FL where she still works seasonally with the same zoological institution. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. Sara enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara’s great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write Historical Fiction. Sara has made several trips overseas to the Czech Republic for short stints in the summer over several years. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

For more information please visit Sara Turnquist’s website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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  1. At the moment I am reading The Mapmaker's Children. Pretty good so far.

  2. I'm reading a couple of books about writing family history; Memories of Me by Laura Hedgecock and The Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History by Lynda Rutledge Stephenson.

  3. Such an interesting and nouvelle idea to write a novel set in Czechoslovakia! As much as I love reading historical fiction; Of all the countries in Europe, Czechoslovakian history has been obscure to me. I would love to win a copy of this **fantastic** book!

  4. I love historical fiction; it's my favorite genre! Right now I am finishing up Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand and love it.

  5. Sounds like an interesting story. I'm currently reading Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon

  6. The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry

  7. not reading anything now