Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Aloha to Susanna Fraser and FREEDOM TO LOVE - Blog Tour and Giveaway

Two hundred years ago, the Battle of New Orleans pitted US General Andrew Jackson against the British Army in the last conflict of the War of 1812.   Journey back to that time in Susanna Fraser's FREEDOM TO LOVE:

Louisiana 1815

Thérèse Bondurant trusted her parents to provide for her and her young half-sister, though they never wed due to laws against mixed-race marriage. But when both die of a fever, Thérèse learns her only inheritance is debt—and her father’s promise that somewhere on his plantation lies a buried treasure. To save her own life—as well as that of her sister—she’ll need to find it before her white cousins take possession of the land.

British officer Henry Farlow, dazed from a wound received in battle outside New Orleans, stumbles onto Thérèse’s property out of necessity. But he stays because he’s become captivated by her intelligence and beauty. It’s thanks to Thérèse’s tender care that he regains his strength just in time to fend off her cousin, inadvertently killing the would-be rapist in the process.

Though he risks being labeled a deserter, it’s much more than a sense of duty that compels Henry to see the sisters to safety—far away from the scene of the crime. And Thérèse realizes she has come to rely on Henry for so much more than protection. On their journey to freedom in England, they must navigate a territory that’s just as foreign to them both—love.

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Susanna Fraser wrote her first novel in fourth grade. It starred a family of talking horses who ruled a magical land. In high school she started, but never finished, a succession of tales of girls who were just like her, only with long, naturally curly and often unusually colored hair, who, perhaps because of the hair, had much greater success with boys than she ever did.

Along the way she read her hometown library’s entire collection of Regency romance, fell in love with the works of Jane Austen, and discovered in Patrick O’Brian’s and Bernard Cornwell’s novels another side of the opening decades of the 19th century. When she started to write again as an adult, she knew exactly where she wanted to set her books. Her writing has come a long way from her youthful efforts, but she still gives her heroines great hair.

Susanna grew up in rural Alabama. After high school she left home for the University of Pennsylvania and has been a city girl ever since. She worked in England for a year after college, using her days off to explore history from ancient stone circles to Jane Austen’s Bath.

Susanna lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. When not writing or reading, she goes to baseball games, sings alto in a local choir and watches cooking competition shows.

For more information please visit Susanna’s website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.  Subscribe to Susanna Fraser’s Newsletter.

Susanna is hosting a giveaway at this link.

Follow the FREEDOM TO LOVE Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, January 5
Review at Curling Up With a Good Book

Tuesday, January 6
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, January 7
Review at Becky on Books

Thursday, January 8
Spotlight at Peeking Between the Pages

Saturday, January 11
Review at Carole’s Ramblings

Monday, January 12
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, January 13
Review at Lusty Penguin Reviews
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession

Wednesday, January 14
Review at Bibliophilia, Please
Interview at Historical Fiction Obsession
Spotlight at Long Ago Love

Thursday, January 15
Guest Post at Romantic Historical Reviews
Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes

Friday, January 16
Review at Boom Baby Reviews
Interview at Books and Benches


  1. Thanks Kim, this book sounds good.

  2. this sounds fantastic :) I like how it's a historical set in the US with a non traditional heroine! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I also agree with Erin and Diane D.

  4. Thanks for spotlighting this book. It sounds like one I will enjoy reading.

  5. Always enjoy finding new authors!

  6. Thanks for the grea tpost and information.

  7. Thanks Kim! Another book that sounds great.

  8. there aren't many stories written about this time frame - looks like I'd learn a few things too!

  9. I don't usually read many historicals but this sounds good.