Friday, November 4, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: The Call of the Sea by Sian Ann Bessey

Call Of The Sea JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Call of the Sea by Sian Ann Bessey, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Call of the Sea Title: The Call of the Sea 
Author: Sian Ann Bessey 
Publisher: Covenant Communications 
Release Date: November 1, 2022 
Genre: Inspirational Historical/Viking Romance

On the eve of her betrothal to a nobleman she’s never met, Rhiannon seeks comfort on the shores of the sea she loves so well. But instead of offering peace to her uneasy heart, the ocean heralds doom with the arrival of dreaded Viking ships. A vicious raid leads to the death of her beloved father and leaves Rhiannon’s life in tatters. Heartbroken, she travels to Ynys Môn, where she takes up residence at the royal court of Owain Gwynedd.

Leif loves voyaging on the open water. As the son of a Viking chief, he’s accustomed to his people’s practice of plundering and looting. But when one of his companions ruthlessly kills an old man in front of the man’s beautiful daughter, Leif is haunted by the memory. Desperate to find forgiveness for the atrocity he allowed to occur, he’s offered a chance at redemption through the kindly teachings of an Irish priest and the unexpected arrival of a royal fugitive. Suddenly thrust into the midst of the Cymry’s political turmoil, Leif is reunited with the dead man’s daughter—Rhiannon. Forced to work side by side to uncover the truth behind the turmoil, they come to discover that love can grow from even the most tragic of beginnings. But with such incompatible backgrounds, surely a future together can never be theirs.

I really enjoy Christian Historical Romance. I haven't ever read a Viking Historical Romance and the synopsis intrigued me. The Call of the Sea by Sian Ann Bessey is the latest book I have read and it is a Viking Historical Romance. 

I will say it took a couple of chapters to really get into the book. Although, once I grasped the storyline, I couldn't put it down. I finished the book in about 5hrs. I think the setting and time of this book, the 1140s, is the farthest back in history I have ever read. The 2 main characters, Leif and Rhiannon, have a tragic connection. The pair meets up again years later after the tragedy that killed her Dad. I love the way Rhiannon is reluctant about Leif, although she eventually opens her heart to him. Leif was probably my favorite character in the book as he saw how he wronged Rhiannon and her family with the tragic killing of her Dad. Leif gave his life to Christ and became a new person. Rhiannon sees the changes and the relationship between the pair becomes a sweet Romance. This is a book about Forgiveness, Changed Lives, Romance, and Moving Forward. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction Romance and also enjoys Viking Era. GREAT BOOK! 


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Sian Bessy

Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the U.S. and earned a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children's books. She is a USA Today best selling author, a Foreward Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

Although Sian doesn't have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch." She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she's home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of The Call of the Sea, $25 Amazon Gift Card, swag bundle (including stickers, bookmark, button, cross necklace), virtual book club kit, and ebook of The Heart of the Rebellion.

The Call of the Sea JustRead Giveaway

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