July 2015 seemed like such a long way away, awaiting the release of The Southold Chronicle’s second book: To Capture Her Heart. Now that it’s here, it’s time to celebrate! Will you join me? There is a great giveaway happening thanks to my publisher Revell. And once again, my writing friend and mentor, Jane Kirkpatrick will be kicking us off.
Below are the participating bloggers who are hosting me on their websites. New links added daily. Come back each day and log which blog you commented on for extra points for the giveaway! Some of the various posts include:
To Capture Her Heart reviews. Hear from others who have read the story already.
Debbie’s Dusty DeliberationsD’s Quilts and Books
Puddletown ReviewsLena Nelson Dooley
Faith * Love * Books
Book Bites, Bee Stings & Butterfly Kissesbuzzingaboutbooks.com
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Ready Set Read
Faith Hope and Cherry Tea
Looking for giveaway details? Skip to the bottom of the post
If you love to hear what others have to say about the book, below is a list of honest reviews from a blog reading program the publisher has. Links directly to the review may, or may not be available, they are posting this week. (as part of the giveaway, commenting on the blogs below is included, not just Rebecca’s Guest posts above).
Rebecca DeMarino was born in Pensacola, Florida, the daughter of a Navy pilot. Her mother made a home for the family of six all over the map, including Virginia, Nevada, California, Washington, and Guam, before her parents put down anchor on a ranch in Oregon.
Retired after sixteen years with a major airline, she manages to fulfill her love of wanderlust with frequent family or research trips.
Rebecca grew up listening to her mother’s family lore of a great-grandfather from generations ago. Barnabas Horton sailed from England in the 1600’s, to Long Island, N.Y., on a ship called The Swallow. In 1999, after she found Horton Point, L.I., on a map, Rebecca and her mother made the journey to see the lighthouse named after their ancestor.
The legend goes that Barnabas brought a slab of blue slate with him from England, and had the epitaph he wrote himself engraved on it. The blue slate still exists in the Old Cemetery in Southold, L.I., with the Bible verse, “He being dead, still speaketh.” Much information was found about Barnabas, but none of his wife, save a mention in his will.
Her mother passed away in 2005, but Rebecca returned to Southold many times, drawn by her Puritan roots and English heritage. Each time she wondered about her ninth great-grandmother, a young woman who married a widower with two young boys and then followed them for the wilds of Long Island, leaving behind her home and family. What were her dreams? Her motivations? Her fears?
Here are the details: This should be rather simple, but if you run into any glitches, please comment below and your question should be answered ASAP. The giveaway will go from July 13-July 22nd (11:59 PT). Some of the entries can be done more than once, so please be sure to come back and enter more than one time. Visit new bloggers (Many of the blogs have all different information, so you are not reading the same thing over…and over… and over…). Winners will be emailed within 48 hrs of the giveaway ending. Please be sure to check your spam folders once they are announced. Names will also be posted on this giveaway form. If the winner doesn’t claim their prize within one week of notification, new winners will be selected. 1st prize winner, will have winner’s choice on the gift cards listed. You also have the opportunity to have your book scribed to anyone! When providing your email address, it will not be sold, or given to anyone else. It is for my purposes only. Whenever possible, please tag my social media on the platform you are using (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest). This helps me see all you are doing & want to express my gratitude. The most important rule… HAVE FUN!
To Capture Her Heart Book Launch