Giveaway & review of "Isle of Shadows" by Tracy L. Higley

Isle of Shadows

Originally published as Shadow of Colossus, Tracy L. Higley's fabulous book set in 227 BC returns with a new cover and name of "Isle of Shadows". Tessa of Delos lives on the Island of Rhodes, and has served for ten years as a hetaira, a high-priced Greek courtesan, to a wealthy man involved in politics. Although she experiences every luxury available, she is held captive to her position, serving at her master's whim, until his sudden death offers her an unimaginable opportunity. Tessa joins forces with a Jewish house servant and a Greek slave, seeking to hide his death until she is able to escape from the Island. Soon Tessa is embroiled in far more than she'd counted on, as she collides with secrets and a conspiracy that threatens the stability of the Island.

Isle of Shadows is a thoroughly enjoyable read set in a fascinating time period that the author captures with vivid detail. The characters are unique, and I guarantee that within only a few pages you will find yourself completely sympathetic to Tessa's situation and rooting for her to obtain freedom, not only from her life as a courtesan, but from the hurt she's bottled up inside. I found that the plot unfolded as a masterful pace, keeping me glued to the pages as I raced to see how everything would turn out. As with Higley's other books, I also greatly appreciated how she has woven faith into the tale, and I find myself in awe of God's marvelous ways. I'm so glad that the publisher has chosen to release this book for a new readership to discover, because it is a tale worth reading!

Readers who have enjoyed previous books from Tracy L. Higley will definitely appreciate this novel, and I am sure it will garner her new fans as well! I highly recommend this book and award it 5 out of 5 stars. 

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and the Booksneeze program, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

about the author...

Image of Tracy L. HigleyTracy L. Higley travels the world, brings back adventure and writes novels that transports readers to ancient times and places.

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I am giving away 1 copy of "Isle of Shadows" to readers from the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson.

You can get 1 entry into the giveaway for each task you perform:

1. Become a follower of my blog (through Google Followers or Networked Blogs) then leave a comment confirming you became a follower. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment that you already follow and I'll give you 1 entry for that.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, and let me know you did so in a comment. (The link is at the top of the webpage). Let me know if you've already liked it, and I'll give you an entry.

3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or on twitter or facebook and leave me a comment. You get 1 entry for each method of spreading the word!


4. Leave a comment answering the following question: "What is your favorite period of history that you like to see a fiction book set in?"

++ Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you to arrange to get the book in the mail to you.

That's all there is to it. Contest Ends November 15, 2012.

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