Publication Date: July 1, 2014 SilverWood Books Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction/Time-Slip Series: The Graham Saga
Revenge and Retribution is the sixth book in Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.
Life in the Colony of Maryland is no sinecure – as Alex and Matthew Graham well know. But nothing in their previous life has prepared them for the mayhem that is about to be unleashed upon them.
Being labelled a witch is not a good thing in 1684, so it is no wonder Alex Graham is aghast at having such insinuations thrown at her. Even worse, it’s Matthew’s brother-in-law, Simon Melville, who points finger at her.
Not that the ensuing hearing is her main concern, because nowadays Alex’s entire life is tainted by the fear of what Philip Burley will do to them once he gets hold of them – there is no longer any ‘if’ about it. On a sunny May afternoon, it seems Philip Burley will at last revenge himself on Matthew for every single perceived wrong. Over the course of twenty-four hours, Alex’s life – and that of her family’s – is permanently changed. As if all this wasn’t enough, Alex also has to cope with the loss of one of her sons. Forcibly adopted by the former Susquehannock, Samuel is dragged from Alex’s arms to begin a new life in the wilderness.
How is Alex to survive all this? And will she be able to put her damaged family back together?
I believe I have said this before that I am not really into time-travel or time- slips. I have read several and wasn’t really impressed. However, Anna’s series is in a whole different ball park. With each book she writes about the Grahams, I have been blown away by her characters’ lives and their family unit. One can tell how much heart and soul puts into her characters and the situation they are going through no matter what. And they go through a LOT! This sixth book was the most powerful and emotional one for me in this series so far. There was a particular scene I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get through. But I rallied on and got through it, somehow. Afterwards I was emotionally spent. But what a scene! How Anna wrote it, I don’t know. As a writer, our characters become like our own family, even often times our children. Having to write what Anna did took incredible courage. I applaud her and respect her for it.
Anna, is one of my favorite writers and she is a heck of a lady as well. It was funny, because for some odd reason I thought this book was the last in her series and I was so not happy about that! Lol. But a friend of mine pointed out to me that there will be several more and I was so relieved!! I don’t want this series to end. I don’t want to say goodbye to the Grahams’ yet. That is how much they have impacted me. I can’t say enough about this series. So go get your copy today!
Stephanie Moore Hopkins
Graham Saga Titles
Book One: A Rip in the Veil Book Two: Like Chaff in the Wind Book Three: The Prodigal Son Book Four: A Newfound Land Book Five: Serpents in the Garden Book Six: Revenge & Retribution Book Seven: Whither Thou Goest (November 2014) Book Eight: To Catch a Falling Star (March 2015)
About the Author
I was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result I’m multilingual and most of my reading is historical – both non-fiction and fiction.
I was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Instead I ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for my most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career I raised my four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive … Nowadays I spend most of my spare time at my writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and I slip away into my imaginary world, with my imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in my life pops his head in to ensure I’m still there. I like that – just as I like how he makes me laugh so often I’ll probably live to well over a hundred.
I was always going to be a writer. Now I am – I have achieved my dream.
Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Friday, August 15 Review at Just One More Chapter
Friday, August 22 Review at Layered Pages
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Tuesday, September 2 Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
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