Win a copy of Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy and Becky Hepinstall

Today on the blog I have a chance for one of you to win a copy of Sisters of Shiloh by authors and sisters Kathy and Becky Hepinstall as part of their blog tour with HF Virtual Book Tours!

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Publication Date: March 3, 2015 | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Hardcover, Ebook | 256 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

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A best-selling novelist enlists her own sister to bring us the story of two Southern sisters, disguised as men, who join the Confederate Army—one seeking vengeance on the battlefield, the other finding love.

In a war that pitted brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle. Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers—except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters.

Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden's clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband's ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him.

In her trademark "vibrant" (Washington Post Book World) and "luscious" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) prose, Kathy Hepinstall joins with her sister Becky to show us the hopes of love and war, the impossible-to-sever bonds of sisterhood, and how what matters most can both hurt us and heal us.

Praise for Sisters of Shiloh

"The Hepinstall sisters provide a fascinating glimpse into Civil War life from an unconventional perspective." -Kirkus

"The very best historical fiction delivers us into another time and place. In Sisters of Shiloh, Kathy and Becky Hepinstall plunge us so deeply into a complete and vividly rendered world of Civil War battlefields and Confederate campsites, we can smell the gun powder and taste the metallic tinge of fear along with their remarkable heroines." -Janis Cooke Newman, author of Mary

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Authors and Sisters, Kathy and Becky HepinstallAbout the Authors

Kathy Hepinstall grew up outside of Houston, Texas. Kathy is the best selling author of The House of Gentle Men, The Absence of Nectar and Blue Asylum She is an award-winning creative director and advertising writer. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband. Visit Kathy's Blog.

Becky Hepinstall grew up outside of Houston, Texas. She holds a degree in History from the University of Texas in Austin, and currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, a Navy pilot, and their four children.

Sisters of Shiloh Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, March 3
Review & Giveaway at The Book Binder's Daughter

Wednesday, March 4
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Thursday, March 5
Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, March 6
Review & Giveaway at Unshelfish

Saturday, March 7
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Monday, March 9
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, March 10
Guest Post at A Literary Vacation
Review & Interview at Books and Benches
Review & Giveaway at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Spotlight at Layered Pages

Wednesday, March 11
Review at Beth's Book Nook

Thursday, March 12
Review & Giveaway at A Literary Vacation
Interview & Giveaway at Forever Ashley

Friday, March 13
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Monday, March 16
Guest Post & Giveaway at Mina's Bookshelf


To enter to win a print copy of Sisters of Shiloh please leave a comment below with your email address.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 19th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to US residents only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner have 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. This novel sounds fascinating and unique. What a wonderful giveaway. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I've had my eye on this book since Day 1, and not just because my name is Becky and I have a sister named Kathy. :) Sounds fascinating, and I love reading American historicals.

  3. I especially enjoy HF set during the Civil War. Sisters of Shiloh went on my wish list as soon as I first read about the novel. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

  4. I can't wait to read Sisters of Shiloh. Thank you for the giveaway. jtretin at aol dot com

  5. Sounds great. Can't wait to read Sisters of Shiloh. jtretin at aol dot com

  6. I love reading books about the Civil War, and I think Sisters of Shiloh sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. This is an unusual story. I have read before that some women posed as women during the war. I would think that the problems of how to keep up the disguise and stay strong during the fighting would be enormous. Thank you for the chance to win this book.


  8. What an interesting aspect of the Civil War!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  9. I've been reading raves about this

  10. It sounds like an interesting perspective on the Civil War from very close range. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  11. Love meeting my Civil War author sister. Sign me up at

  12. Love books set during the Civil War. I am looking forward to reading this one.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

  13. I love this cover!!!
    would love to read this book......

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  14. would love to read this book!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  15. This book sounds interesting. I like that two sisters wrote about two sisters. An added bonus is that it is set in the Civil War one of my favorite time periods I like to read about. griperang at embarqmail dot com

  16. Sounds like a great read!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. This book sounds wonderful. I love reading about the Civil War. The fact that the story is about two women who pretend to be men so they can enlist makes it a very special book. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  18. I am very interested in reading a novel that is an artistic collaboration between two sisters...I really enjoyed Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall. I wonder how the combined author will be different in formal style, narrative tone, etc.??? Thanks for this last chance to win a free copy -- I'm hungry for this read, Amy! Cheers, Kara S
    If necessary, please try -- shamy at post dot harvard dot edu

  19. I just won a copy of this from Goodreads. Can't wait to receive it and start reading it.


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