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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Book Alert: The Valley by Helen Bryan

The Valley by Helen Bryan 
Book 1 in The Valley trilogy
eBook, audiobook, and Paperback,607 pages
Lake Union Publishing
Published: July 19, 2016
ISBN: 1503936155
Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Blurb:
Left suddenly penniless, the Honorable Sophia Grafton, a viscount’s orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy—at gunpoint—she gathers an unlikely group of escaped slaves and indentured servants, each seeking their own safe haven in the untamed New World.
What follows will test her courage and that of her companions as they struggle to survive a journey deep into a hostile wilderness and eventually forge a community of homesteads and deep bonds that will unite them for generations.
The first installment in an epic historical trilogy by Helen Bryan, the bestselling author of War Brides and The Sisterhood, The Valley is a sweeping, unforgettable tale of hardship, tenacity, love, and heartache.
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Here are a few sneak peeks as to what my mind thought of while reading this blurb and the early portions of this book:

Right:Photo credit: The Library of Congress via Visual hunt
Left:Photo credit: Karen Roe via Visual Hunt / CC BY 


About Helen Bryan:

Helen Bryan is a Virginia native who grew up in Tennessee. After graduating from Barnard College, she moved to England, where she studied law and was a barrister for ten years before devoting herself to writing full-time.

A member of the Inner Temple, Bryan is the author of four previous books: the World War II novel War Brides; the historical novel The Sisterhood; the biography Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty, which won an Award of Merit from the Colonial Dames of America; and the legal handbook Planning Applications and Appeals. The Valley is the first in a planned trilogy based on her childhood stories of ancestors who settled in Virginia and Maryland before Tennessee became a state.
Bryan resides in London with her family.


As part of TLC Book Tours I have the opportunity to offer up one copy of The Valley to a resident of the USA/Canada.  Please make your entries via the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway will be open through August 27, 2016. 
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Thursday, August 4th: Just One More Chapter

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