Monday, August 21, 2017

Blog Tour: (Review) Blood Moon: A Captive's Tale by Ruth Hull Chatlien #historical #fiction #giveaway #review


Blood Moon: A Captive's Tale by Ruth Hull Chatlien

Publication Date: June 14, 2017
Amika Press
Paperback & eBook; 424 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Southern Minnesota, August 1862. Smoke fills the horizon and blood soaks the prairie as the Sioux fight to drive white settlers from their ancestral homeland. Sarah Wakefield and her young son and baby daughter are fleeing for their lives when two warriors capture them. One is Hapa, who intends to murder them. The other is Chaska, an old acquaintance who promises to protect the family. Chaska shelters them in his mother’s tepee, but with emotions running so high among both Indians and whites, the danger only intensifies. As she struggles to protect herself and those she loves, Sarah is forced to choose between doing what others expect of her and following her own deep beliefs.

"Chatlien’s mastery of the historical period—especially the life and culture of the Sioux—is notable and creates a fictional atmosphere of authenticity. A subtle dramatization of the conflict between white settlers and Native Americans in the 19th century." - Kirkus Reviews

"Richly detailed, Blood Moon is an intrepid tale of bravery and adventure in America's western frontiers. Perfect for fans of immersive historical fiction." - Stephanie Thornton, author of The Tiger Queens and The Conqueror's Wife

"An engrossing tale of struggle and justice-of friendship, mercy, and a rare, moving love. Ruth Hull Chatlien writes with great sensitivity and vivid yet subtle prose. Blood Moon is a must-read for fans of western novels, as well as women's historical fiction." -Libbie Hawker, author of Tidewater

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About the Author

Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for nearly thirty years, specializing in U.S. and world history. She is the author of Modern American Indian Leaders for middle-grade readers. Her award-winning first novel, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, portrays the tumultuous life of Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte. Her latest novel, Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale, is now available for pre-order. She lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael, and a very pampered dog named Smokey. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or watching football. For more information please visit Ruth's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Sign up for Ruth's newsletter here.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 7
Review at A Bookish Affair 
  Tuesday, August 8 
Excerpt at Let Them Read Books 
  Wednesday, August 9 
Interview at The Book Junkie Reads 
  Monday, August 14 
Tuesday, August 15 
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation 
 Wednesday, August 16 
Spotlight at Cafinated Reads 
  Thursday, August 17 
  Monday, August 21 
Review at Must Read Faster 
  Friday, August 25 
Monday, August 28 
Review at Book Nerd
Tuesday, August 29 
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews 
  Thursday, August 31 
Review at Jorie Loves a Story 
  Friday, September 1 
Review at Broken Teepee
Interview/ Excerpt at Jorie Loves a Story 
  Thursday, September 7 
  Friday, September 8 
Spotlight at Passages to the Past

My Review:

I will make this short and sweet. Blood Moon is a very interesting and well written read. I'm not exactly an expert on this time period, but I don't think you have to be to understand that message of this book. The story was captivating, the characters were well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 

I found the main character, Sarah, to be a believably written and brave character. She's not had an easy life (understatement!) but she's still a compassionate and understanding person. I thought her actions and thoughts whilst captured to be really intriguing but also very intelligent. There is a very interesting and thought provoking message in this book. I highly recommend it, especially if you like this genre. 


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away 5 copies of Blood Moon: A Captive's Tale and two $25 Amazon Gift Cards! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.
Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on September 8th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to residents in the US & Canada 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. Blood Moon


  1. This does sound like it would be an interesting read for sure. Thanks for sharing it and your thoughts on it.

    Jenea's Book Obsession


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