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About the Book
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.
About the Author
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.
Connect with Sian by visiting sianannbessey.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
From the gorgeous cover to the turn of the first page, readers will fall in love with this enchanting Welsh-Viking Royalty romance. A story that delves deep into rich historical details and has a mysterious and suspenseful plot, readers will devour this book. A beautiful theme in the story is of past mistakes coming back to haunt and the beautiful power of forgiveness and redemption. With a unique plot set against the Irish Sea and characters from Viking and Welsh descent, readers will find the characters interesting and intriguing. This poignant enemies to lovers tale will resonate with readers long after the turn of the last page.
Genre: historical, romance, Royalty Viking romance
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: November 1, 2022
Number of pages: 318
Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, authors, and others, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR borrowed from Deseret Bookshelf, OR pre-ordered/purchased for review, including Audible. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
(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.
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 31, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 7, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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11/3/2022 10:23:25 am
thanks for sharing your review!
11/3/2022 02:15:09 pm
Sounds really good
11/3/2022 02:55:41 pm
The Call of the Sea sounds like a book that I really want to read, thanks for sharing it with me!
11/3/2022 08:13:37 pm
This sounds lovely. Thanks for your review.
11/4/2022 05:29:11 am
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of The Call of the Sea, the cover is lovely and the synopsis has intrigued me, I am adding this book to my TBR pile
11/6/2022 01:23:40 pm
Excellent review, Sydney! Sian Ann Bessey is a new-to-me author.
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