Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blog Tour: The Serpent's Tooth Trilogy by Kathy Fischer - Brown

Historical Fiction
Date Published: 6/13/2012 - 8/31/2012 - 2/6/2013

As a child, Anne Fairfield dreams of the father she never knew, the hero who died fighting the French and their Indian allies in a land across the sea. Her mother’s stories, and fantasies of her own devising, sustain and nurture her through a poor and lonely existence. Until one winter night, a strange man comes to call, and the life she has known comes crashing down like shattered glass.
Forced to confront sordid truths, secrets and lies, the headstrong young woman begins to learn that, like generations of women ruled by their hearts, she is destined to follow in their footsteps.
Set against the backdrop of 18th century England, Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter is the first book in “The Serpent’s Tooth” trilogy, which follows Anne from the rural countryside, to London society and into the center of the American Revolution.

My Review:
This is a trilogy that is out and unfortunately I only had the time to read the first in the series, but from what I read it was a nice start to a series. There is a lot to absorb as the introduction to new characters and a certain time period, but Kathy Fischer-Brown manages to do this without bogging down the plot. 

Anne is a great lead character, her reactions to certain people/situations are genuine and believable. 

The description used really transports the reader into the place and time of the novel. That alone makes the story very easy to connect to. 

This one will definitely leave you wanting to read the rest of the series, so be ready for that. 

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As a child Kathy wanted to be a writer when she grew up. She also wanted to act. After receiving an MFA in Acting and playing the part of starving young artist in New York, she taught theater classes at a small college in the Mid-West before returning home to the East Coast, where over the years, she and her husband raised two kids and an assortment of dogs. During stints in advertising, children’s media publishing, and education reform in the former Soviet Unions, she wrote whenever she could. Her love of early American history has its roots in family vacations up and down the East Coast visiting old forts and battlefields and places such as Williamsburg, Mystic Sea Port, and Sturbridge Village. At the same time, she daydreamed in history classes, imagining the everyday people behind all the dates and conflicts and how they lived.
Claiming her best ideas are born of dreams, Kathy has written a number of stories over the years. Her first published novel, Winter Fire, a 1998 Golden Heart finalist in historical romance, was reissued in 2010 by Books We Love, Ltd.
When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, photography, playing “ball” with the dogs, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.



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