Giveaway: Like Chaff in the Wind by Anna Belfrage

Passages to the Past is pleased to be hosting a giveaway of Like Chaff in the Wind (Book Two, The Graham Saga) as part of Anna Belfrage's virtual book tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours! Anna's tour kicked off today and you can follow the schedule of stops below! 

Like Chaff in the Wind
Publication Date: March 1, 2013 
Paperback; 376p 

Matthew Graham committed the mistake of his life when he cut off his brother’s nose. In revenge, Luke Graham has Matthew abducted and transported to the Colony of Virginia, there to be sold as indentured labour – a death sentence more or less. 

Matthew arrives in Virginia in May of 1661, and any hope he had of finding someone willing to listen to his tale of unlawful abduction is quickly extinguished. If anything Matthew’s insistence that he is an innocent man leads to him being singled out for the heaviest tasks. 

Insufficient food, grueling days and the humid heat combine to wear Matthew down. With a sinking feeling he realises no one has ever survived the seven years of service – not on the plantation Suffolk Rose, not under the tender care of the overseer Dominic Jones. 

Fortunately for Matthew, he has a remarkable wife, a God’s gift who has no intention of letting her husband suffer and die, and so Alex Graham sets off on a perilous journey to bring her husband home. 

Alex is plagued by nightmares in which her Matthew is reduced to a wheezing wreck by his tormentors. She sits in the prow of the ship and prays for a miracle to carry her swiftly to his side, to let her hold him and heal him before it’s too late. God, however, has other things to do and what should have been a two month crossing becomes a yearlong adventure from one side of the Atlantic to the other. 

Will she find him in time? And if she does, will she be capable of paying the price required to buy him free? 

About the Author

Anna BelfrageI 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

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, March 18 
Review at Layered Pages 
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past 

Tuesday, March 19 
Review at Bippity Boppity Book 
Interview at Layered Pages 

Wednesday, March 20 
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! 
Guest Post at Bippity Boppity Book 

Thursday, March 21 
Guest Post & Giveaway at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! 

Friday, March 22 
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie 

 Monday, March 25 
Review at Flashlight Commentary 
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court 

Tuesday, March 26 
Guest Post at Flashlight Commentary 
Giveaway at Cheryl's Book Nook 

Wednesday, March 27 
Review at The Worm Hole 
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time 

Thursday, March 28 
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick 

Friday, March 29 
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection 

Monday, April 1 
Review at Raging Bibliomania 
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews 

Tuesday, April 2 
Review at Books, Belles and Beaux 

Wednesday, April 3 
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee 
Guest Post & Giveaway at Books, Belles and Beaux

Thursday, April 4 
Review & Interview at Sir Read-a-Lot

Friday, April 5 
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader


Passages to the Past has one paperback copy up for grabs.  To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter giveaway entry form below.

Giveaway is open internationally and ends on March 28th.  Good luck!
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  1. Thanks for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

  2. This sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  3. What a great synopsis! It really drew me to wanting to read the novel. I grew up in Virginia and have long enjoyed stories about the settling of the New World. To think that people survived the grueling voyages on small ships only to arrive and literally have to live on what they would forage to eat as they built up their new lives. I am amazed at the strength of these brave people. This plot is a different take on these events which makes the novel an even more intriguing read.

    Thanks for sharing, Amy!

    Connie Fischer


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