Monday, May 26, 2014

MacKenzie's Cross by Sarah Barthel

Mackenzie's CrossPublication Date: May 14, 2013
Topaz Publishing
Formats: Ebook, Paperback

When Duke Kensington dies, how can a young kitchen maid stand up for what she believes and save her best friend?

Mackenzie’s life has always been one of duty. However, in a land where even the Brotherhood of the Knights are becoming power hungry mongers, how can a young kitchen maid maintain her morals when tempted with all she’s never had?

In the end, the truth is even more complicated than Mackenzie had ever imagined.
 My Review
Five stars

Received from Historical Fiction Virtual tour for an honest review.
I really enjoyed "Mackenzie's Cross" by Sarah Barthel.  I'm a sucker for the knights in shining armor but when a heroine is also a strong character it makes it that much better.  The writing was easy and flowed.  It was a story that captured my attention from the very beginning.  I love stories where there is a great mixture of history, romance, adventure and mystery.  I enjoyed this story and the characters.  You can't go wrong reading this great adventure!  

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About the AuthorSarah Barthel

Sarah Barthel was raised on a steady diet of old Hollywood musicals and classic literature. It instilled in her a love for looking into the past to discover new passions.

Nurturing her love of language, she learned French, Latin and Japanese. This led her to study in Paris and host a Japanese exchange student. She followed her passion to American University in Washington DC, where she studied British literature and history.

Since then she has thrown herself into writing. She loves to find unique, and unexplored ideas in familiar settings. A member of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators, she currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, daughter and two crazy dogs.

You can connect with Sarah on Facebook.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, May 12
Review at History From a Woman's Perspective

Tuesday, May 13
Excerpt at Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, May 14
Review at SOS Aloha

Friday, May 16
Spotlight at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, May 21
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter

Thursday, May 22
Excerpt at Let Them Read Books

Monday, May 26
Review at Book Nerd

Friday, May 30
Guest Post at Susan Heim on Writing

Wednesday, June 4
Review at Staircase Wit


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