Hello Bookish Friends
Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, Trailing The Hunter
by Heidi Eljarbo which is being hosted by HFBT
Trailing The Hunter by Heidi Eljarbo
A ruthless witch-finder.
One determined woman.
1661 in southeastern Norway.
Clara Dahl has made a decision. She has seen the dread and sorrow witch-finder Angus Hill has caused in her hometown and sets out to find him. Her goal is to fight the wrongful and wicked misconceptions about witch hunting. But the witch-finder influence is strong. How can she warn the villagers of something they don’t understand?
Clara’s heartfelt desire is to protect and rescue the women who are in danger without causing more harm. As Clara develops secret plots to thwart the plans of the notorious witch-finder and works to help the villagers, she finds friendship and the possibility of true love.
A spellbinder from the very beginning. Eljarbo sound historical research is evident and impressive. Gus A. Mellander, Ph. D., D.H.L. Ms. Eljarbo words come alive on the page. Jana Pawlowski
Excellent research and stunning writing. Pauline Isaksen, author of Dying for Justice
This novel has fascinating history, endearing as well as diabolical characters and exciting twists and turns. I couldn’t put it down. Linnea Shaw
This book was received from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
1661 in southeastern Norway.
Clara Dahl has made a decision. She has seen the dread and sorrow witch-finder Angus Hill has caused in her hometown and sets out to find him. Her goal is to fight the wrongful and wicked misconceptions that have led witch hunting.
Clara is all to knowing that the witch hunter, Angus Hill fans the fame of witch hysteria everywhere he goes. Hoping to be be one step ahead of him. By arriving head of Angus Hil In the village of Berg.
This vividly rich historical mystery fiction, that will draw the reader into the challenges facing woman during the 1600-1700’s Europe. Sweet and courageous, Clara Dahl is hopping to prevent innocent women from being burned by an witch hunter. Set in the back drop of a village in Berg, Norway 1661. The authors meticulous research is interwoven in historical and captivating fiction to create a riveting novel. A wonderful page turner that unfolds perfectly, and keeps you glued to the pages.
I loved Clare’s determination to protect the townspeople from vile, Angus Hill’s accusations. Her compassion and willingness to sacrifice and help people in a different level of caste system than hers. She is courageous for stepping out of the norm of the woman of her day.
Struggling at the bonds placed on woman, she takes on the task of educating young children which normally is only reserved for males. Education is usually only for the upper class and not the average person. Overall it closes the gab between the privileged and underprivileged, it also help blanket the flames of superstition by giving logic to natural occurring events.
A wonderful suspenseful, entertaining read, with the perfect amount of light romance that didn’t overshadow the main objective of the plot-line. The cast of characters, were engaging and the writing was fluid. Wonderful narration, along with brilliant dialogue and suspense, that keeps the reader vested all the way through until the end.
A dark and tumultuous times, when superstition along with malicious gossip and greed can lead to death. ￼A deeply thoughtful stirring storyline that was heartwarming, but also tragic. The author masterly sets the character conflict with precision in this riveting storyline.
A little history ~
When gossip and hate along with misconceptions and general knowledge of normal events can get you arrested in these dark times.
As Europe killed more than 40,000 people accused of sorcery in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, there were vicious witch trials taking place at the edge of the earth, in Norway’s tiny fishing villages
About the Author
Heidi Eljarbo is the bestselling author of Catching a Witch. She grew up in a home filled with books and artwork and she never truly imagined she would do anything other than write and paint. She studied art, languages, and history, all of which have come in handy when working as an author, magazine journalist, and painter.
After living in Canada, six US states, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria, Heidi now calls Norway home. She and her husband have a total of nine children, twelve grandchildren–so far–in addition to a bouncy Wheaten Terrier and a bird.
Their favorite retreat is a mountain cabin, where they hike in the summertime and ski the vast, white terrain during winter. Heidi’s favorites are family, God’s beautiful nature, and the word whimsical.
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, October 30
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Friday, November 1
Feature at The Writing Desk
Monday, November 4
Review at Red Headed Book Lady
Tuesday, November 5
Feature at What Is That Book About
Wednesday, November 6
Review at History from a Womanâ€™s Perspective
Sunday, November 10
Review at Carole’s Ramblings
Monday, November 11
Character Interview at The Book Junkie Reads
Thursday, November 14
Interview at Passages to the Past
Friday, November 15
Review at Passages to the Past
Saturday, November 16
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Tuesday, November 19
Feature at Maiden of the Pages
Wednesday, November 20
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Trailing the Hunter! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter. Paperback giveaway is open internationally.
Only one entry per household.
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The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.