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Historical fiction author specializing in Shakespearean adaptations, alternate historicals, and historical time-travel.

The New Website is Booming! Come Join the Fun!!

If you are wondering where the Hist Fic Chickie has gone, look no further!!

Come check out what is going on over at The Historical Fiction Company!!

EVERYTHING you can think of for historical fiction authors and readers in one spot – blog, podcast, bookshop, editorial reviews, boutique, writer’s group, book cover designs, book trailers, and book awards!!

THE HISTORICAL FICTION COMPANY

D. K. MARLEY

The Hist Fic Chickie – The Historical Fiction Company CEO

My Interview with Owen Pataki, author of “Searchers in Winter: a Novel of Napolean’s Empire”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-w5nzz-10942c3

I am pleased to welcome to the show today, Owen Pataki, the historical fiction bestselling author of “Seachers in Winter: a Novel of Napoleon’s Empire”

“Owen Pataki’s second novel emerges from the rubble of the French Revolution into the legendary conquests of Napoleon. Readers will love the richly drawn characters and evocative settings in this story that pits the values of humanity against those lusting after power and greed.” —Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of Gates of Fire

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Searchers-Winter-Novel-Napoleons-Empire-ebook/dp/B08ZL9MZSW

My Interview with Alfred Nicols, the historical fiction author of “Lost Love’s Return”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fi46c-109429c

Welcome to the podcast today Alfred Nichols, the author of “Lost Love’s Return” –

A heart-wrenching story of two lovers, torn apart by war, and their boundless journey back to one another.

Now available at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Loves-Return-Alfred-Nicols-ebook/dp/B091QBVNT9

Book Review and Blog Tour – “The Poison Keeper” by Deborah Swift

To follow this blog tour and to check out The Hist Fic Chickie’s book review on “The Poison Keeper” by Deborah Swift, please click here to redirect to our new address:

BLOG TOUR at THE HISTORICAL FICTION COMPANY – new address for The Hist Fic Chickie blog.

Thank you for following me here – please come join the fun over at HFP!!

D. K. Marley

The Hist Fic Chickie / HFP CEO / Historical Fiction Author

Blog Tour for A. B. Michaels, author of “The Madness of Mrs. Whittaker”

To follow this blog tour post, please visit The Hist Fic Chickie’s new roost – https://thehistoricalfictionpress.com/post/blog-tour-featured-spotlight-book-excerpt-for-the-madness-of-mrs-whittaker-by-a-b-michaels

All future blog tour stops will be at our new address!! Thanks for stopping – we hope you follow us there!!

The Hist Fic Chickie is moving!

Official announcement – the Hist Fic Chickie blog is moving to our new website base and the domain http://www.histficchickie.com will be redirected to our new blog base at http://www.thehistoricalfictionpress.com/hist-fic-chickie-blog

I’d love for all the followers here on WordPress to come subscribe to the blog there so you can continue to keep us with the book reviews, podcast episodes, and my own ramblings about historical fiction.

Over at the new website, you will find incredible pages packed with EVERYTHING for historical readers and authors – a bookshop, book awards, editorial reviews, writer research resources, author services, and even a cute little gift shop with unique gifts for readers and writers, alike. Plus, this blog.

Just one more week and when you click on http://www.histficchickie.com you will end up at the new website. I appreciate all the support here on WordPress but the time has come to expand and offer MORE to fans of historical fiction. Everything you loved about this place is still there, plus more. Come check it out!

https://www.thehistoricalfictionpress.com

BLOG TOUR – “Sisters at War” by Clare Flynn

I’d like to welcome Clare Flynn to the blog today on her blog tour for “Sisters At War”, a heart-tugging tale of the sisterly bond between Judith and Hannah amidst the chaos of war.

BLOG TOUR BOOK REVIEW

5 stars

This book is proof that you can take the simple relationship of two ordinary young women, two sisters, and turn a spotlight on them in the midst of the incredible chaos around them, and the result? Simply great story-telling.

This family living together at the Laurels, a modest home in Liverpool, during WWII is simple and stunning in the way you are a fly-on-the-wall into their lives. Every conversation is filled with emotion, despair, survival, disappointment, fear, and ultimately, love. I was particularly moved by the next door neighbor who at one point loses his cat, and his grief morphs into other losses in his life. I can relate to this in so many ways and I think anyone else who reads this will get the sense of why characters like this are vital in books. A character on the fringes of these two sisters lives, but so very necessary.

This book also deals with the racial cruelties during the war, and not just those thrust upon the Jewish community by the Germans. I was quite taken back in reading of the treatment of British citizens of Italian descent when Mussolini joined Hitler in the fight. And then I was thrilled with the sudden journey to Australia, a land which must have felt like a peaceful haven while the rest of the world was on fire, even for those prisoners who were sent there.

I definitely hope there is another book to come along. I want to know more about these two sisters and where life takes them after the war.

I give this book five-stars and I received this book through Netgalley.

Book Title: Sisters at War

Author: Clare Flynn

Publication Date: 1st May 2021

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

Page Length: 314 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Sisters at War

By Clare Flynn

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1940 Liverpool. The pressures of war threaten to tear apart two sisters traumatised by their father’s murder of their mother.

With her new husband, Will, a merchant seaman, deployed on dangerous Atlantic convoy missions, Hannah needs her younger sister Judith more than ever. But when Mussolini declares war on Britain, Judith’s Italian sweetheart, Paolo is imprisoned as an enemy alien, and Judith’s loyalties are divided.

Each sister wants only to be with the man she loves but, as the war progresses, tensions between them boil over, and they face an impossible decision.

A heart-wrenching page-turner about the everyday bravery of ordinary people during wartime. From heavily blitzed Liverpool to the terrors of the North Atlantic and the scorched plains of Australia, Sisters at War will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.

Buy Links: 

Universal Link: 

https://books2read.com/sistersatwar

Amazon UK: https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B08Z473XG2 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Sisters-War-wartime-voyage-across-ebook/dp/B08Z473XG2/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Sisters-War-wartime-voyage-across-ebook/dp/B08Z473XG2 

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Sisters-War-wartime-voyage-across-ebook/dp/B08Z473XG2/ 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sisters-at-war-1

Author Bio:

Clare Flynn is the author of thirteen historical novels and a collection of short stories. A former International Marketing Director and strategic management consultant, she is now a full-time writer. 

Having lived and worked in London, Paris, Brussels, Milan and Sydney, home is now on the coast, in Sussex, England, where she can watch the sea from her windows. An avid traveler, her books are often set in exotic locations.

Clare is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of The Society of Authors, ALLi, and the Romantic Novelists Association. When not writing, she loves to read, quilt, paint and play the piano. 

Social Media Links:

Website: https://clareflynn.co.uk/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarefly

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorclareflynn 

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Clare-Flynn/e/B008O4T2LC/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6486156.Clare_Flynn 

Instagram https://instagram.com/clarefly 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clareflynn/ 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/clarefly/ 

Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/clare-flynn

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