May 4, 2018

A Slave of the Shadows by Naomi Finley - Review and Giveaway

Book details
A Slave of the Shadows by Naomi Finley
Publication Date: March 5, 2018
Huntson Press Inc.
eBook & Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction

Book description
In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society. In an era where ladies are considered mere property, beautiful and headstrong Willow Hendricks’ father has filled her life with turmoil, secrets, and lies. Her father rules her life until she finds a kindred spirit in spunky, outspoken Whitney Barry, a northerner from Boston. Together these Charleston belles are driven to take control of their own lives—and they are plunged into fear and chaos in their quest to fight for the rights of slaves. Against all odds, these feisty women fight to secure freedom and equality for those made powerless and persecuted by a supposedly superior race. Only when they’ve lost it all do they find a new beginning. Book 1 presents Willow and Whitney—and the reader—with the hardships the slaves endure at the hands of their white masters. 

About the Author
Naomi lives in Northern Alberta. Her love for travel means her suitcase is always on standby while she awaits her next plane ticket and adventure. Her love for history and the Deep South is driven by the several years she spent as a child living in a Tennessee plantation house. She comes from a family of six sisters. She married her high school sweetheart and has two teenage children and two dogs named Ginger and Snaps. Creativity and passion are the focus of her life. Apart from writing fiction, her interests include interior design, cooking new recipes, throwing lavish dinner parties, movies, health, and fitness. A Slave of the Shadows is her first novel. For more information, please visit Naomi Finley's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

My thoughts
I thought this was a good historical fiction book that did very well with getting the historical details correct. It felt like the author did her research well when writing this book due to the accuracy of some things. I liked the bond that the main women characters had in this book. The author did such a good job with their development that I could almost hear there voices as they were talking. The setting was well written about and you could see the places the author was talking about in each scene. This story deals with a sensitive issue of that time period but she does a good job of helping the reader to understand each characters emotions. I felt the book moved at a good pace and was a great start to a new series. 


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD 8" 32GB & signed copy of A Slave of the Shadows! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on May 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to residents in the US/UK/Canada only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. A Slave of the Shadows

Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, April 23 Interview at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, April 24 Excerpt at Donna's Book Blog
Wednesday, April 25 Feature at Creating Herstory
Friday, April 27 Interview at Maiden of the Pages
Monday, April 30 Review at Books and Glamour
Tuesday, May 1 Excerpt at Teaser Addicts Book Blog
Thursday, May 3 Feature at Button Eyed Reader
Friday, May 4 Feature at A Holland Reads
Monday, May 7 Review at Pursuing Stacie
Tuesday, May 8 Feature at Just One More Chapter
Thursday, May 10 Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Friday, May 11 Feature at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Saturday, May 12 Review at Cup of Sensibility
Monday, May 14 Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, May 16 Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Review & Interview at Clarissa Reads it All
Friday, May 18 Review at Nicole Evelina's Blog
Tuesday, May 22 Review at Reviewing Nerds

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