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!
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
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
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.
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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