Spotlight and Giveaway: The War Between Us By Sarah Creviston Lee

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The War Between Us Sarah Creviston Lee Blog Tour


Alex Moon is not the enemy.

Six months after Pearl Harbor’s tragedy, Korean American Alex Moon is sent away from his home in California for refusing his father’s request to join the fight against the Japanese. On his journey, Alex is attacked and stranded in the small town of River Bluff, Indiana just for looking like America’s most hated enemy.

Unexpectedly, Alex is befriended by a local girl, Lonnie Hamilton, who comes to his defense, saving him from doubt and despair while placing herself in the cross hairs of prejudice. Alex falls in love with his ally—a love that is clearly forbidden. Torn between his dual identities, Korean and American, and grappling with how everyone sees him, Alex must wage the war within himself—of defending who he is, resolving his tortured feelings about the war, and fighting for the woman he loves.

  • Publication Date: December 14, 2018

  • Paperback & eBook; 330 Pages

  • Genre: Historical Fiction

Praise for The War Between Us

“Sarah Creviston Lee crafts a smart, fast-paced, uncensored, and quite moving story of embattled love and obstacles overcome. Even her unsavory characters are warmly, believably drawn, and the character of Lonnie Hamilton herself is wonderfully authentic. I read hungrily as the story picked up pace. Highly recommended.” -Laura Fahey, The Historical Novel Society

“Lonnie and Alex are perfect renderings of their time, cultures, and upbringings. Anyone familiar with multicultural literature will find a new author to love, and readers new to a beautifully developed look at a culture unlike ours will find a new genre to love. Lonnie isn’t immune to her town’s prejudice against Alex, but she is able to think things through before reacting. Alex is a moving and heartbreaking picture of a young man caught between two cultures and hated for events not of his making. Together, they are remarkable.” -Julie York, InD’Tale Magazine

“Debuting author Sarah Creviston Lee bursts into the historical fiction market with The War Between Us, a distinctive glimpse at post-Pearl Harbor America and the Asian American citizens caught in the resulting backlash of heightened nationalism and fear. Her honest and empathetic handling of the issues, as well as her complex characters, make this a read that remains with you after the cover is closed.” -Laurie L. C. Lewis, award-winning author of the Free Men and Dreamers series

About the Author

Sarah Creviston Lee

Sarah Creviston Lee was born and raised as a proud Hoosier. She can usually be found tinkering in the kitchen with WWII ration recipes, haunting local antique shops, homeschooling her kids, clacking away on her laptop writing one story or another, or watching old school movies with her family.

She currently lives in Maryland with her husband, three children, and flock of feisty chickens.

In 2016, her book, The War Between Us, received the Editor’s Choice Award from the Historical Novel Society.



During the Blog Tour we will be giving away 2 paperback copies of The War Between Us! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on December 17th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to US residents only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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You all know I am a big historical fiction fan so this one sounds right up my ally. I hope you enjoyed learning more about The War Between Us. And good luck if you entered the giveaway!

the caffeinated bibliophile

Note: I am participating in this tour for the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. However, I was not compensated to promote this book.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: I'm Glad I Found You This Christmas by CP Ward

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I'm glad I found you this Christmas - an uplifting sweet romance set against the magical backdrop of Christmas.

Maggie Coates is frustrated. Her longterm boyfriend, Dirk, recently moved to London to take a job she fears puts him out of her league. Despite the assurances of her best friend Renee, Maggie is convinced Dirk is slowly drifting away. All Maggie wants is to get married and settle down, but maybe Dirk has other ideas.

Convinced by Renee to make one last throw of the dice, Maggie books a romantic holiday for two in the quaint Scottish village of Hollydell. But will Dirk show up?

And if he doesn't, what if there is a perfect man waiting for her among the Christmas magic of Hollydell's snow-laden streets? What if Henry, the humble reindeer farmer with the kind smile, turns out to be the man of Maggie's dreams?

I'm glad I found you this Christmas is a glowing sweet romance which will leave you feeling warm inside and buzzing with Christmas spirit.

  • Genre: Holiday Romance/Christmas Fiction

  • Publisher: AMMFA Publishing

  • Published: 9/30/2018

  • Pages: 268

  • Goodreads Rating: 4.29 Stars


Maggie frowned before twigging what he meant. Huh. Really? Could it be the ring she had been dreaming of? She needed to end this call RIGHT NOW and call Renee. Oh God. Her perfect friend was right, and they hadn’t even got there yet. He was going to ask. He was going to ASK.

‘That sounds nice,’ she squeaked, barely able to lift he voice above a whisper. ‘I’ll message you with the directions. You can’t drive, apparently. There’s a special train.’

Dirk groaned. ‘You can drive anywhere. But if it’ll make you happy, I’ll go mass transit with the rest of the herd. I’ll wear extra aftershave to compensate.’

Berating the poor was another of Renee’s red flags—since, technically, both Maggie and Renee were minimum wage workers—but Maggie ignored it. ‘I can’t wait,’ she gasped, perhaps with a little too much eagerness. ‘It’s going to be the perfect holiday.’

‘Sure, Pretty Pea. Sure it will.’

After hanging up, Maggie rushed to call Renee. Her friend answered briefly to say she was stuck at traffic lights on her way to spend an afternoon playing board games with a disabled lady, but that she’d call back later. Hanging up, Maggie ran in little circles, wishing there was someone else she could call. Her mum would be at work—but she wasn’t too hot on Dirk since his move to London—and none of her other friends would want to know. Instead, she did the only other thing she could think of to settle her nerves.

She went shopping.

Christmas was still a long way off, but she managed to pick up a nice pair of snow boots and a jacket with a fake fur trim which would look nice in the snow days. Walking out of the shop into a warm, sunny afternoon, however, she had a crisis of confidence. It hadn’t snowed in Cambridge over Christmas since she had been a little girl. Sure, Scotland was way farther north, but was it really going to be much different? She’d been watching the weather forecast with interest, and it was still practically beach weather all over the U.K. What was the likelihood that their remote, romantic getaway was a windy shack on a hill somewhere, battered constantly by the driving rain? Images of power cuts and doors that got stuck in the damp and baths with cracks and spiders and weird locals peering in through the windows and—


She shouted so loud at herself that an old lady walking past gave her a bemused glance. Maggie smiled, muttered sorry under her breath, and then did that terribly British thing of talking to herself in quiet tones as though to soften the blow of her sudden outburst. She was working herself up into a panic, she knew it. What happened to being all girl power and feminist and—

Deep breath. He’ll be there. It’ll all be fine.

And it’ll definitely snow.

About The Author:

CP Ward

Author Bio – CP Ward is a writer from the UK who currently lives and works in Japan. This is his first Christmas book.

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Giveaway Time!

Giveaway – Win 10 x e-copies for I’m Glad I Found You This Christmas (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Oh my goodness- this sounds like such a sweet holiday romance. I could definitely see this translated well on the Hallmark Channel!

I also hope you enjoyed the excerpt! And good luck if you entered the giveaway!

the caffeinated bibliophile

Note: I am participating in the Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour for this book. I was sent a eBook of this book as compensation for featuring this book on my blog.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: The Miss Adventure Brides Collection

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Love Is One of Life’s Greatest Adventures

Seven daring damsels don’t let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way these women attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination, but will they let love grow out of the adventures?

MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse

1883 Texas Headstrong, bubbly, accident-prone Abigail Monroe is on a quest for adventure away from society’s expectations. But her pursuits are unexpectedly thwarted when she is arrested by a handsome Texas Ranger.

 Title: MissTaken Identity
Collection: The MissAdventure Brides Collection
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Barbour
Release Date: December 1, 2018 (print)
Genre: Historical Romance

EXCERPT – MissTaken Identity – Kimberley Woodhouse 

Covering her mouth so her girlish laughter wouldn’t be heard, Abigail tossed her bag over her shoulder like she’d seen the other men do and tried to walk like a man. 

It was harder than it looked. She glanced over at a man on the boardwalk by the bank. His stance was wide and his stride was long. 

She stopped and pretended to shake her leg like there was something in her boot. Deep breath. She started again. Why, oh why, hadn’t she thought of all this before the trip?

About The Author

Kimberly Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.

CONNECT WITH KIM: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Giveaway Time!

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Kimberley Woodhouse is giving away:

  • (1) grand prize of a Kindle Fire (US only)

  • (3) 1st prizes - a print copy of The MissAdventures Brides Collection (US only)

That's a total of FOUR winners!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight December 4, 2018 and last through 11:59pm December 11, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | CBD | Book Depository

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and the information all about The Miss Adventure Brides Collection! This book just sounds like the perfect book to read over a long weekend with some hot cocoa!

Good luck if you entered to win!

the caffeinated bibliophile

Note: I am part of the Justreads Tour and was given a copy of this book. However, I was not compensated in any way to promote this book.

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Christmas Gift Guide: Bookish Items

Christmas Gift Guide Bookish Items

Do you have a book lover in your life and have no idea on what book to gift? Bookish items are the best alternative! Any book lover would appreciate (and probably be very happy about) any book related gift.

Therefore, I have given ideas below on what to give to that book lover in your life!

Book Themed Prints From Shop Lucy In The Sky

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Lucy is such a talented artist and her prints are the cutest! They are quite popular on Instagram and with other fellow book bloggers. I have shopped with her before and she always ships really fast so no need to worry. But her items do sell out fast!

Coffee Mugs!

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A coffee mug is a go to gift for anyone. Especially if they are coffee or tea lovers. Sweet Mint Handmade make the most adorable mugs. I haven’t seen any designs like theirs anywhere in stores or online. So it sure will be a unique gift!

You can check out their store —-> HERE

The Bookish Box

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The Bookish Box is a monthly literary subscription. Each month, they send a themed shipment customized to your selections. They offer these options:

  • Book, Shirt, and Goodies Box

  • Shirt and Goodies 

  • Shirt and Book

Each month The Bookish Box announces their new theme & include teaser information about the books and items included. Members have the ability to adjust their preferences based on the theme. 

Subscription box prices start at $18

The Jane Game - Perfect For Game Lovers!

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The Jane Game is a trivia board game devoted to Jane Austen’s six novels. It is designed to bring Austen admirers together to share in her stories, characters, wit and language.

While playing, each participant enters Jane’s world by role-playing one of her heroines. As such, you seek after a fortunate life by becoming an accomplished woman, gaining life experience, and choosing to marry or not. Through chance, expertise, and choice you could become the envied Mrs. Darcy, the pitied Mrs. Collins, or the new roommate of Miss Bates. The Jane Game is for 2-7 players (Austen wrote seven heroines into her six novels) and lasts about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how chatty and good-humored the heroines are.


Because we all need socks - and cute ones at that. ;)

Bookish Jewelry

Any one would love a bauble as a gift!

I hope this helped you get some ideas for gifts! What kind of bookish items do you like to gift?

the caffeinated bibliophile
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