Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beloved Crusader by Vijaya Schartz

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Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Books We Love Ltd.
Formats: eBook, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1771454193

Series: Curse of the Lost Isle Series, Book Six
Genre: Historical Romance
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1096 AD – To redeem a Pagan curse, Palatina the Fae braves the Christian world to embark on an expedition to free the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem from the Turks. Pierre de Belfort, Christian Knight of Lorraine, swore never to let a woman rule his life, and doesn’t believe in love. Thrown together into the turmoil of the First Crusade, on a sacred journey to a land of fables, they must learn to trust each other. For in this war, the true enemy is not human… and discovery could mean burning at the stake.

My Review
Three Stars
Copy received for an honest review from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

"Beloved Crusader" by Vijaya Schartz was a great combination  of history, fantasy and adventure coupled with romance. I enjoyed the romantic tension between Pierre and Palatina. I loved that the author made both the hero and the heroine equally strong and were a great match and challenge to each other. The author also threw fantasy in the mix which I really enjoyed and enhanced the story.  The religious conflict between Christians and Pagans added to the drive of the story and I found it very informative and enlightening.  Overall, I though that the story worked on many different levels. One the writing was very good, the storyline interesting and the characters memorable.

Praise for Beloved Crusader

“Ms. Schartz’s writing is spot on – it’s tight and flows well, there are no superfluous passages. It’s a pleasure to read excellent writing. Her descriptions are perfect to the mood and moment, with exact word choices. Plotting and characterization were excellent as well and kept me reading. Thank you for the wonderful escape!” 5-stars on Amazon

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About the Author

 

Born in France, award-winning author Vijaya Schartz never conformed to anything and could never refuse a challenge. She likes action and exotic settings, in life and on the page. She traveled the world and claims to also travel through time, as she writes without boundaries about the future and the far away past. Her love of cats transpires in many of her books… and she has more than twenty-five novels published. Her stories collected numerous five star reviews and a few literary awards.
For more information on Vijaya Schartz and her books visit http://www.vijayaschartz.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Beloved Crusader Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 13
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Tuesday, July 14
Guest Post & Giveaway at History Undressed
Wednesday, July 15
Spotlight & Giveaway at Unshelfish
Thursday, July 16
Guest Post at A Literary Vacation
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Friday, July 17
Review at Book Nerd