Sunday, September 19, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Lucinda's Defender by Blossom Turner

Book:  Lucinda’s Defender

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: September 7, 2021

Life hasn’t turned out at all like Lucinda expected, but neither is the depth of love one man has for her.

The young and impetuous Lucinda Williams, through a series of bad decisions, is now in a situation she never dreamed conceivable—an unplanned baby and marriage to a man who proves to be far darker than she ever imagined. Pain is a cruel teacher but brings instant maturity.

Joseph Manning, a childhood friend who watched the love of his life leave, is heartbroken to find the bruised waif of a girl he rescues less than a year later. What atrocities did she experience to change the vivacious, bubbly soul into this shell of hopelessness? Broken. Bruised. Beaten. Does love really have the power to heal all wounds?

Lucinda marvels at how Joseph effortlessly whittles his way back into her heart and that of her child with kindness and respect. But she has a secret far too dark to allow the kind Joseph into her life. He deserves so much better than the likes of her. Is love strong enough to break down the barriers of bad choices? Can a second chance at happiness really be possible?


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Blossom Turner has fast become a favorite author of mine. Lucinda's Defender is The third book, in the Shenandoah Brides series. I have read the first 2 books in the series and have been excitedly awaiting the release of this book!

Lucinda Williams has made some bad decisions throughout her short 15yrs of life. She now finds herself in quite the predicament. She is married and expecting a baby that was not planned. Her family and her lifelong Childhood friend, Joseph Manning, had warned Lucinda about Nat, the man she is now married to, but she didn't heed their warning. Lucinda has matured a bit due to her current situation and now realizes that her marriage is not what it should be. Joseph continues to really CARE for Lucinda and really wants to rescue her once again. Lucinda really admires Joseph and the fact that he wants to be a part of Lucinda's life and that of her child. Lucinda has a deep secret that might change Joseph's mind about being a part of Lucinda's life. Will Lucinda tell Joseph her secret? Does Joseph have a chance with Lucinda? 

WOW, I am just blown away by this book. I jumped right into the book and did not put it down for 3hrs, when I finished it. The story and friendship of Lucinda and Joseph was just remarkable. Lucinda can be stubborn, but having a child really changes her and makes her grow up fast. The care and concern Joseph has for Lucinda, even when she is in a troubled relationship is just AMAZING.  I really like how Joseph really makes Lucinda feel like a woman rather then the abusive relationship she has been in. The Author, Blossom Turner, does a wonderful job addressing some sensitive topics including rape, domestic violence and abuse. Lucinda's Defender is a book about Friendship, Second Chances, Forgiveness and Healing. I really enjoyed this book and HIGHLY recommend it!  

Blossom Turner is a free-lance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, an avid blogger, and published novelist. Her authentic understanding of the power of love in the darkest of circumstances is woven masterfully through her first novel Anna’s Secret (a contemporary romance), in book one of the Shenandoah Brides series, Katherine’s Arrangement and again in this second book, Amelia’s Heartsong. Being a hopeless romantic, Blossom, endeavors to give you, the reader, entertainment value with an inspirational twist. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at


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Do You Enjoy Romance That Keeps You Thinking Days Later?

Long before I even knew I could write, I loved to read. Being a hopeless romantic I gravitated to all romance stories either contemporary or historical. I soon realized that finding clean fiction but still written with the passion God created us to experience, was hard to find. (Song of Solomon is a good example of the expression of passion and love between a man and woman without being explicit.)

Given the gift of a writing career later in life one thing was for sure…I wanted to write what I like to read. Clean romance does not need to be boring. As each story pours out, I realize that writing historical fiction is my new passion. I finally know what I was born to do. My favorite theme was an arranged marriage…so birthed the first book of the Shenandoah Brides that has now morphed into a series of 5 sisters and their 5 love stories. September 6th 2021 is launch day for book three called Lucinda’s Defender.

Where-as book one was set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, post-civil war, the second book Amelia’s Heartsong took place in the big city of Richmond Virginia where balls, debutants, pomp and circumstance matter. This third book, Lucinda’s Defender is back in the valley once again.

Have you ever made decisions that you wish you could unwind? If that is a yes, then you will relate to young, beautiful, sassy Lucinda who at the age of sixteen is forced to live with her adult choices. By seventeen her world crashes in doling out a future no woman deserves. But God is a God of second chances, and handsome Joseph a worthy life-long friend and hero. Passion, love, and undying devotion make this read a romantic page turner sure to keep you awake into the wee hours of the morning.

Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, enjoying the whole series as the family saga unfolds will deepen the experience.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed the write. I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 19

Splashes of Joy, September 20

To celebrate her tour, Blossom is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a good read.

Blossom Turner said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you dear Kendra for both reading and reviewing my book Lucinda's Defender. Your in-depth recap and your encouraging words are so appreciated and your time a precious gift.
Blossom Turner

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

I like historical fiction and this sounds like a really good read.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the good review.
Thanks for the contest.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a hard one with some good things to mull over.

traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you have a favorite writing space?

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