Monday, November 2, 2015

The Spanish Patriot by Nicky Penttila

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The Spanish Patriot
by Nicky Penttila

Publication Date: September 3, 2015
Wondrous Press
Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Some fly to war. Others flee it. No one is safe.
When the British army is sent into Spain to help expel Napoleon’s invaders, nothing goes as expected. Not for London newsman Sam Kerr, hunting a story that will win him the editor’s chair, who discovers one that could wreck his career. Not for the Wakefield family, loyalist refugees from America seeking peace among people of their faith, who find war has followed them even here. And certainly not for the British troops, whose mission of support turns into a fight for all their lives. Historical fiction set in Corunna 1808.
My Review
Four Stars
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for and honest review
I absolutely loved the setting and time period of this book. I found it to be not only very enlightening but entertaining as well.  I was hooked on this story back when I heard about it and I really enjoyed reading it. Aside from the setting and time period, I also loved Sam Kerr and the many stories he covered.  The author added a little bit of romance that made an already great story, a little bit more heartwarming.  This is my second book by Nicky Pentialla and I think she has a great gift for making characters memorable and also include little tidbits that add to the theme of the story.



“Penttila shows a deft hand with complex, believable characterizations that accurately reflect the historical period.”–Publishers Weekly
“The social turmoil in Manchester leading to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 is the unusual setting for Penttila’s quietly stunning, memorable debut novel. A very highly recommended book.”–Historical Novel Society


Nicky Penttila writes stories with adventure, ideas, history, and love. She enjoys coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then she *must* travel there, you know, for research. She lives in Maryland with her reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat.



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Guest Post at Please Pass the Books
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Review at Book Nerd
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Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
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Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
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Guest Post at The Writing Desk
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Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews
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Review at She Is Too Fond of Books
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Review & Interview at Back Porchervations
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
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Spotlight & Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads
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Guest Post at I Heart Reading
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Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
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Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Friday, November 20
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne
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