Friday, March 19, 2021

Win a free book! Welcome Debbie Lynne Costello and her new Medieval Romance, Sword of Trust!

 My good friend and excellent author has just released a new Medieval Romance! You know I don't promote many other authors' books here, only the ones I trust are great!  So, please give Debbie Lynne a warm welcome and consider purchasing her book! Though it is the 2nd book in the series, you don't have to have read the first one to enjoy it.
 
Sword of Trust 
Book 2 in the Winds of Change Series 
 
Deirdre Mackenzie has spent her life hiding from her father and hating the English. However, when she is caught stealing from an English laird, his unexpected kindness begins to melt away her hatred and strums lonely heartstrings longing for love. Bryce Warwick discovers the “boy” caught with his livestock is actually a young woman. After several attempts to lure the truth from her, he determines she is as deceitful as his late fianc√©e who nearly cost him his life. But the woman is the least of his worries with the turbulence brought on by threats of another border war and by King Richard's distrust of the nobles.
With old wounds in need of healing and adversaries who would ruin their chances at true love, both must learn to trust in a way they never knew possible.
The stakes are high, secrets prevail, and treason is just a kiss away.

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Tell us a little bit about the book and the Medieval Time period, Debbie Lynne.

 Thank you, MaryLu for having me on your blog! This sequel has been a long time coming. I wish I’d written this book years ago! It was so much fun to write. It’s also easier for me to immerse myself in a time period and stay there. When I’m gone to long I have to do my research all over. I just don’t remember all those details. I thought I’d share a couple interesting facts about the medieval life.

Life for the average person in medieval times was hard, but pretty simple. There obviously wasn't the local grocery store or clothing store where one could run down to and get the needed item. That being said, television often depicts the medieval man like he only wore brown clothing and lived in a drab world. But that couldn't be farther from the truth. They may not have had the rich dyes that produce the vibrant colors we have today, but that didn't keep them from having colored clothes. They used vegetation to dye fabric and with those dyes they were able to produce bright yellows, greens, and reds—far from boring colors of television or movies. One can just look at the old paintings and tapestries to know they loved color as much as we do!

I mentioned no local grocery stores, what do you think might be a valuable food commodity in the year 1000? This food was considered so valuable it was even used to pay taxes. The food was honey. The 11th century man was known to say, It is a lucky day when a swarm of bees settled in your thatch. Thatch of course being what the medieval person used as a roof. For those who were lucky enough to have a swarm in their roof, not only received honey, but propolis, a building material, that is a reddish resin used by the worker bees. Propolis was a great healing balm used for treating wounds and was highly valued. But those bees nesting in the home owner's thatch, not only gave the owner honey and propolis, but the beeswax brought an even higher price than an equal amount of honey.

I love the medieval time period, although I don't believe I'd like to have lived during that time. Life was hard. But it is a fun time period to write about. 
 
Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of Sword of Forgiveness, Amazon's #1 seller for Historical Christian Romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina with their 4 horses, 3 dogs, a miniature donkey, and 6 pekin ducks.
 
Please travel along with Debbie Lynne on her blog tour and learn more about the book and about her!

 March 17thSunnie Reviews
March 18th - Simply Susan
 March 20thOlder and Smarter
 March 21st  Anne Payne Blog
 March 22ndThe Sword and the Spirit
 
 
 Thank you so much, Debbie Lynne for stopping by!
 
If you would like to be entered to win an Ecopy or paperback (US only) of the book, please comment below. 

 

 


 

28 comments:

  1. Hey Marylu, Thanks so much for having me on your blog! I'm looking forward to talking with your followers!

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  2. I really enjoy medieval books, but like you wouldn't want to live back then as I'm too attached to modern conveniences. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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    1. Hey Amy! Ah! Kindred hearts! It's such a great time period to read in. I love chivalry! But goodness, the thought of no showers, flushing toilets, electric/gas stove and oven, the list could go no, I don't know I want to live without.

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  3. love medieval romance, thanks for the chance to win an ecopy!

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    1. Hey Kirsten! Love your name. I have a heroine that name! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  4. I also love the medieval time look forward to reading this book

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    1. Hey! Nothing better than a handsome knight and a Scottish lass!

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  5. cool
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey BN! Thanks for coming by and following my blog hop! Its good to see you here as well! Good luck!

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  6. I love reading books set in Medieval times- my first taste of MaryLu Tyndall was her Protectors series. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

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    1. Hey AMH!!! MaryLu is such a wonderful writer and such a sweetheart! She has a giving heart! She helped me get started in this industry. I don't know if I'd be here today if it wasn't for her mentoring me 13 years ago.

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  7. This sounds good.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Debby! Thanks for coming by. I hope you get a chance to read my book!

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  8. I have never read about or heard this information about the bees--so very interesting! It would be so cool to visit medieval times, but definitely wouldn't want to live in them. I remember, when I was growing up, we had to watch where we stepped, when we were barefoot. Our yard was full of clover, which really attracted the honey bees. So sad that they struggle to live now. BTW, I am so happy you did got this book written. I loved the first one. Blessings...

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    1. Thank you, Kay! I'm so glad you enjoyed Sword of Forgiveness! And it is sad about the bees. Our world truly relies on bees for all of our food.

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  9. I’ve seen about her books and thought they looked really good!

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    1. Hey Elly! I hope you get a chance to check out my book! Thanks for coming by!

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  10. I enjoyed learning new historical facts from Debbie's section of this post. I get excited when I see a Christian book set in the Medieval Ages because they are not as easy to find as those set in other time periods. The new book sounds great.

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  11. Hey Roxanne! I'm so excited to find another medieval lover! I do enjoy writing and reading in the time period! So much fun! Thanks for coming by.

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  12. Hey Capt'n MaryLu and Debbie Lynne! I'm so excited to read "Sword of Trust"! Debbie Lynne's medieval stories are so captivating!

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  13. Just got into the medieval time period in terms of books!!! SO excited! - Lily

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  15. Looks like an amazing book!

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  16. Do you know who won the giveaway?

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  17. AMH Won! Sorry I didn't post it. It's a great book. I highly recommend it. :-)

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