Paths to Freedom Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

Paths to Freedom by Paul Bennett


Publication Date: November 22, 2019
Hoover Books
eBook & Paperback; 233 Pages
Series: Mallory Saga, Book 2
Genre: Historical Fiction/Military     The French and Indian War is over, but the aftermath widens the gulf between the colonies and King George III. A hard handed approach by the King and Parliament fuels the flames of resistance; flames that soon engulf the Mallory clan, consuming the frontier, shattering their hopes for Mallory Town, and changing their lives forever. Revolution is nigh.

“Paths to Freedom (The Mallory Saga #2) exceeded anything that I expected. It is, without a doubt, one of the most moving and most compelling historical fiction books that I have ever read.” – Author MaryAnne Yarde

Review

The Mallory Saga is a unique series in that it touches upon a time period that is not often represented in books. This book is very much a story of its time. Meaning, you feel as if you are transported back to this tumultuous time period in American history. You can tell this story is well researched and all of the little details help liven the period within the story.

I was really excited for this book because I’m very intrigued with the time period. It was a lawless and difficult time to live, and stories based off of it really help convey just how wild it was. Being able to masterfully tell a story is tantamount when writing historical fiction. You are not only focusing on a long past time (and sometimes even forgotten) but also telling the stories of people who lived there. Bennett did an amazing job at this and made not only the story, but the characters come to life. Each person was unique in their own way. I really enjoyed all of the side characters and the vast array of individuality amongst the individuals.

If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend you check out this saga! It is not only a unique story set in a fascinating time in history, but it is also very well written. You will find yourself immersed in the story and taken back in time.

About the Author

Paul’s education was of the public variety and when he reached Junior High he discovered that his future did not include the fields of mathematics or science. This was generally the case throughout his years in school as he focused more on his interest in history; not just the rote version of names and dates but the causes. Paul studied Classical Civilization at Wayne State University with a smattering of Physical Anthropology thrown in for good measure. Logically, of course, Paul spent the next four decades drawing upon that vast store of knowledge working in large, multi-platform data centers, and is considered in the industry as a bona fide IBM Mainframe dinosaur heading for extinction. Paul currently resides in the quaint New England town of Salem, Massachusetts with his wife, Daryl. The three children have all grown, in the process turning Paul’s beard gray, and have now provided four grandchildren; the author is now going bald.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, January 28
Excerpt at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, January 29
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews

Thursday, January 30
Review at YA, It’s Lit
Feature at Broken Teepee
Feature at I’m All About Books

Friday, January 31
Interview at Passages to the Past

Sunday, February 2
Review at Historical Graffiti

Monday, February 3
Review at Books and Zebras

Tuesday, February 4
Guest Post at Nurse Bookie

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we are giving away paperback copies of Clash of Empires and Paths to Freedom! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on February 4th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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