Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Fallen Sparrow by Lynne Tagawa

Book: A Fallen Sparrow

Author: Lynne Basham Tagawa

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release date: August 13, 2022

Ruth Haynes uses the pen name Honorius when she writes for her father’s newspaper. Boston has changed beyond recognition, and her Loyalist views soon get her in trouble. With war looming, what will their family do?

Jonathan Russell hides a guilty secret. The Battle of Bunker’s Hill sweeps him and his Shenandoah Valley family into the war. The unthinkable happens, and he’s forced to deal with both his grief—and his guilt.

Lieutenant Robert Shirley is summoned by his godmother and introduced to the Earl of Dartmouth, who charges him to gather intelligence in Boston. He is horrified but must obey.

Gritty, realistic, and rich with scriptural truth, this story features Dr. Joseph Warren, Major John André, Henry Knox, and Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton.


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I really enjoy Christian Historical Fiction books and I also love to read books from new to me Authors. A Fallen Sparrow by Lynne Basham Tagawa fits both of those. The book is Book 3 in The Russells series. I do feel that the book read great as a Stand Alone novel. 

Ruth Haynes writes for her father's newspaper using a Pen name. She has Loyalist views and she is thinking those views might cause trouble for her soon. Jonathan Russell has a secret that he has been keeping. He is soon forced to deal with grief and guilt due to this secret. Lieutenant Robert Shirley is summoned by the Earl of Dartmouth. Lieutenant is told him must report to Boston and gather intelligance in the War. 

These are the stories and people of the Revolutionary War. The book is fiction but it read like real life. I certainly learned quite a bit about the Revoluntionary War while reading this book. I really appreicated how detailed the Author was in the stories and relationships in this book. I also appreciate that the author intertwined the Christian faith within the book and the characters. The characters are well developed and really make the stories come to life. I started reading this book and didn't put it down until I was finished 4hrs later. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction! WONDERFUL BOOK!

Lynne Tagawa is an educator and author with four sons and five grandchildren. She is the author of a narrative Texas History curriculum, Sam Houston’s Republic, and enjoys writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband in South Texas.


More from Lynne

When writing my books, I study all sorts of things: soapmaking, rifles and muskets, and horses. What breeds come to mind when you think of horses?

Here in Texas today, quarter horses are quite common, although you will find a plethora of other types: Arabians, Tennessee Walking horses, Morgans, even Friesens! Interestingly, in the 18th century, the quarter horse did not exist. Thoroughbreds (“hunters”) were fairly common as well as carriage / early draft horses: Cleveland Bays and Canadians. Narragansett pacers were popular as riding horses; George Washington was partial to pacers, and their descendants include the Tennessee Walker. Ponies and mules thrived in the backcountry.

Exotic breeds were imported as well. I included a Friesen stallion in A Fallen Sparrow because—well, because I could. Friesens were part of the ancestry of one of the very first American breeds: the Morgan.

In my stories, the horses all have names and personalities. I hope you enjoy these characters as well as my human ones!

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Locks, Hooks and Books, November 12

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 13

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Betti Mace, November 15

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 16

For Him and My Family, November 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 18

Pause for Tales, November 19

Cover Lover Book Review, November 20

Labor Not in Vain, November 21

To celebrate her tour, Lynne is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of the book, and handcrafted soap based on the soap a character makes!!

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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slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

My brother would like this book.
Thanks for the contest.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a wonderful book

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a book that I am really going to enjoy.

Richelle Leffler said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds interesting. Thanks.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your review of  A Fallen Sparrow, this sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to it

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your release of A Fallen Sparrow, Lynne, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a great book for me! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review!

Have a spectacular day!

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