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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Blog Tour: Madame Pommery by Rebecca Rosenberg

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Madame Pommery
by Rebecca Rosenberg

Publication Date: March 21, 2023
Lion Heart Publishing

Genre: Historical Fiction



Champagne, France, 1860. Madame Pommery, an etiquette teacher and orphanage founder, loses her husband and is forced to support her family. With no experience, the forty-year-old widow decides to make champagne. Her unique vision is to change it from a sweet dessert beverage to a dry, crisp wine to be enjoyed anytime. When champagne makers refuse to teach her their craft, she forges ahead on her own and secretly begins the excavation of champagne caves under the Reims city dump.

Soon after, her son and her entire crew are conscripted to fight the Franco-Prussian war, leaving Madame Pommery alone to struggle with her champagne dreams. After Napoleon and a hundred thousand French troops are captured, the Prussians invaded France, and Prussian General Frederick Franz occupies Madame Pommery’s house as his army headquarters. Undaunted, Pommery uses her secret wine caves to hide the Francs-Tireurs, resistance fighters for France, while she plans to build a spectacular castle winery above the caves.

But when her former lover, a Scottish Baron, unexpectedly proposes marriage, Madame Pommery must choose between nobility and her passionate quest for fine champagne and the most beautiful winery in the world.

Based on a true story, Madame Pommery is a heroic novel about a mother and widow who fights the Prussians, the social class system, champagne patriarchs, and champagne tastes to create a champagne legacy.

“The sun-drenched vineyards of France, a real-life heroine who against all odds refuses to give up her dreams… and champagne. What’s not to love?” Barbara Davis, Best-selling author of The Echo of Old Books


About the Author

California native Rebecca Rosenberg lives on a lavender farm with her family in Sonoma, the Valley of the Moon, where she and her husband founded the largest lavender product company in America. A long-time student of Jack London’s work and an avid fan of his daring wife, Charmian, Rosenberg is a graduate of the Stanford Writing Certificate Program. Her books include: GOLD DIGGER, the Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor, The Secret Life of Mrs. London, Lavender Fields of America, and the Champagne Widows series.

For more information, please visit Rebecca’s website and blog. You can also find her on Amazon, BookBubFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, March 21
Review at Amy’s Booket List

Wednesday, March 22
Review at Books, Cooks, Looks

Thursday, March 23
Review at A Girl Reads Bookss

Friday, March 24
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads

Monday, March 27
Review at Novels Alive
Review at Book Reviews and More

Tuesday, March 28
Review at With A Book In Our Hands

Thursday, March 30
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Friday, March 31
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Monday, April 3
Review at My Reading Getaway

Friday, April 7
Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective

Monday, April 10
Excerpt at I’m Into Books

Friday, April 14
Review at Novel Nerd Blog

Wednesday, April 19
Excerpt at Books, Cooks, Looks

Thursday, April 20
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Friday, April 21
Review at Passages to the Past


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Madame Pommery

Monday, March 6, 2023

Blog Tour: Tomorrow We Will Know by Sandra Worth

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Tomorrow We Will Know: A Novel of Imperial Constantinople 1453
by Sandra Worth

Publication Date: February 27, 2023

Genre: Historical Fiction



In this suspenseful and passionate portrayal of Constantinople in 1453 – a moment in time that mirrors our own – Emperor Constantine XI of Eastern Rome, deserted by the West, battles to defend his civilization against the onslaught of mighty Ottoman invaders. But when war comes, a heartrending love triangle enmeshes Constantine, his beloved military commander Justiniani, and Zoe, the woman they both love. With life, death, and the fate of the empire hanging in the balance—just as he is on the verge of victory—Emperor Constantine is confronted with an impossible choice that threatens everything he holds dear. The mystery why Constantinople fell when victory was nearly attained has baffled historians for centuries. Here is what they missed.

From award-winning author and “gifted literary talent” Sandra Worth comes a heart-wrenching wartime epic of love, suspense, passion, and survival that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and illuminates a little-known part of history with powerful insights into our own moment in time.



“One of the best historicals that I have ever read… a truly moving story. In some instances her description is sheer poetry. Months after reading TOMORROW WE WILL KNOW, thinking about the story still evokes a strong emotional response.” –Professor Tamara Kaupp, San Jacinto College (ret.)

“In TOMORROW WE WILL KNOW Sandra Worth gives us a sweeping saga of empire and love. Worth deftly portrays the battles that will eventually bring Constantinople down – but more importantly she makes us care about the fall of the city through her vivid… and deeply human characters. By the time a blood-red eclipse of the moon brings fear to both rulers – Christian and Ottoman… readers will be biting their nails and holding their breaths.” — Sophie Perinot, author of Medicis Daughter and The Sister Queens

“TOMORROW WE WILL KNOW reveals a richly detailed but little-known history of Christian Constantinople in 1453 as its few defenders battle the mighty Ottomans for their right to exist. Sandra Worth’s best work yet will have the reader racing through the pages to see what happens next – to Constantinople, to Emperor Constantine, to his valiant military commander, and to Zoe, the woman who is their inspiration and they both love.” –Cheryl Bolen, New York Times and USA bestselling author of My Lord Protector

“From her heartfelt historical characters embroiled in a moving love triangle, to the escalating suspense of the final battle that will determine the fate of the Eastern Roman Empire, the author – with impeccable research and inspired storytelling – captured this reader, bringing new excitement to the historical fiction genre.” –Robin Maxwell, Los Angeles Times and Amazon #1 bestelling author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn and Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan

“TOMORROW WE WILL KNOW is an utterly compelling novel, rich in detail, meticulously researched, and beautifully crafted. Sandra Worth’s skill as historian and storyteller is evident on every page. Not to be missed.” –Tasha Alexander, New York Times Bestselling author of Secrets of the Nile

About the Author

Sandra Worth is the award-winning internationally published author of six historical novels on the Wars of the Roses chronicling the demise of the Plantagenet dynasty and rise of the Tudors, three with the Penguin Publishing Group U.S.A. Her historical articles have appeared in Ricardian magazines and journals. After a ten-year absence from the book world filled initially with research trips to Greece and Turkey and later with grave illness in the family, she is back with Tomorrow We Will Know: A Novel of Imperial Constantinople 1453, her seventh book and first foray into the Europe-Ottoman conflict. She holds an honors B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto and has won a bouquet of coveted book awards and prizes for her work. Sandra is aware that her degree has little to do with historical fiction but after a brief stint in the financial field, she embraced her childhood passion of writing with renewed dedication, because storytelling is so much more.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Book Blast: The Romanov Heiress by Jennifer Laam

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The Romanov Heiress
by Jennifer Laam

Publication Date: March 20, 2023

Genre: Historical Fiction/Russian



Four sisters in hiding. A grand duchess in disguise. Dark family secrets revealed…an alternate future for the Romanov sisters from Jennifer Laam, author of The Secret Daughter of the Tsar and The Lost Season of Love and Snow.

With her parents and brother missing and presumed dead, Grand Duchess Olga Romanova must keep her younger sisters safe. The Bolsheviks are determined to eliminate any remaining holdovers from the tsarist regime, hunting down the last Romanovs and putting them to death. Now living in England, the Romanov sisters remain hidden to protect their identities, even as isolation strains their relationships.

But they can’t distance themselves from the world forever.

Olga learns that a peer of the realm has accused the late Empress Alexandra of betraying Russia and her allies during the Great War. Under the spell of the scheming Grigori Rasputin, Alexandra disclosed military secrets to the enemy and pursued a separate peace with Germany. If this rumor becomes history, it will destroy her legacy and her family’s future.

Disguised as “Olivia,” a wartime nurse turned maid, Olga accepts a position in Lord Hammond’s household. There, she works to discover the truth about her mother. When Olga meets his lordship’s heir—an alluring, enigmatic war veteran—her situation grows even more precarious. Could she fall for the son of her new enemy? As she learns more about the tragedies of his past, Olga realizes the connection between their families is more complicated than it appears.


About the Author

An avid history nerd long fascinated with the Romanov sisters, Jennifer Laam’s next books, including THE ROMANOV HEIRESS (March 2023), will explore their stories with several “what-ifs.”

A proud native of Stockton, CA, Jennifer currently lives in Sacramento with a spoiled tabby cat named Jonesy. When not reading or writing, she enjoys planning cosplay for the next San Diego Comic-Con, experimenting with vegetarian recipes (to mixed results), and obsessing over House Targaryen or Baby Yoda.

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Book Blast Schedule

Monday, March 6
Reading is My Remedy
Books In Their Natural Habitat

Tuesday, March 7
Michelle the PA Loves to Read

Wednesday, March 8
Robin Loves Reading

Thursday, March 9
The Lit Bitch
Jorie Loves A Story

Friday, March 10
History from a Woman’s Perspective

Saturday, March 11
Lisa Everyday Reads

Sunday, March 12
Books Less Travelled

Monday, March 13
A Girl Reads Bookss
Passages to the Past

Tuesday, March 14
I’m Into Books

Wednesday, March 15
My Reading Getaway

Thursday, March 16
The Book Junkie Reads

Friday, March 17
Impressions in Ink

Saturday, March 18
The Girl Who Reads

Sunday, March 19
Amy’s Bookshelf
CelticLady’s Reviews


Enter to win an eBook of The Romanov Heiress by Jennifer Laam!

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