Friday, April 12, 2013

Historical novelists 4-day book fair



If you love historical fiction, please visit the Historical Book Fair to browse author blogs and learn about their newest offerings.

Here are my 3 offerings for the book fair:

In 1656, a small community of Spanish Catholic merchants lived in London bound by a sacred secret: they were Portuguese Jews. This is the story of one of them, Domingo de Lacerda, who learns early on that survival in seventeenth-century Europe requires both deceit and conformity. But then he meets Lucy, who has secrets of her own and who challenges Domingo to question everything he has been taught to value. The political and spiritual conflicts that characterized the Iberian Inquisition, the English Civil War, and the English Interregnum provide a backdrop against which Domingo must choose between his obligation to the Jewish community that protects him and the Catholic woman who loves him.


Available here on Amazon Kindle for $0.99.






In 1654, the Jews were driven from Brazil by a conquering Portuguese army. A storm brought 23 of them to New Amsterdam. This is the story of one of them, Benjamin Vieira, who works in the fur trade along the North River before being captured by a Mohawk warrior. After a daring escape, he makes his way east to New England where he takes refuge with the powerful Narragansett tribe. Benjamin believes a Jew must make his home wherever he is able. But tribal elders disagree. They contend Benjamin must live among his own people, Jewish merchants who have settled in Newport, Rhode Island. But Benjamin’s life in the colonies is soon threatened by a bloody war between the English colonists and the Native Americans. And Benjamin doesn’t know which side he is on.


Available here on Amazon Kindle for $0.99.




Rachel Meares is unhappily married to a German smuggler, in love with a British physician, and forced to spy for the American rebels by her African slaves, who know too many of her secrets, including how her brother and father are running guns to the Americans from a Dutch island in the Caribbean. There seems to be no escape for Rachel from her marriage or from Newport when the rebel spy blackmailing Rachel decides to take matters into his own hands.


Available here on Amazon Kindle for $2.99


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking part, Patricia.

    You have a fab selection of books set within my favourite period, and despite the fact my three TBR piles are groaning due to this book fair they'll creak some more as I add to their towering heights. ;)

    best
    F

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    1. Just downloaded a couple of yours - I'm really looking forward to reading your novel about the English Civil War!

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  2. Your books sound very interesting ... and I love the covers! Diane (http://bardessdmdenton.wordpress.com/)

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    1. Thanks, Diane! The covers were designed by Jenny Quinlan of HistoricalEditorial.com

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  3. super post - thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great selection of themed books, these are very enticing. Glad to have encountered them at the book fair!

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