Welcome to the Follow the Dawn blog tour. Follow the Dawn is an inspirational historical YA romance set during the 16th century!
Rachelle is also the author of The Steadfast Love Series, Letters Home, and Write Well, a guide for writers! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Follow the Dawn and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure to keep reading and enter to win a signed copy of the book using the Rafflecopter form.
About the Book
Anna Emory grew up the invisible younger sister, shy and quiet, and she prefers it that way. But her father’s attempts to arrange an unsavory marriage teach her that courage is sometimes found in adversity.
Then she meets a boy and his father who tip her quiet world upside down.
Captain Mathieu Tudder has run from responsibility, entrusting his young son’s care to another and devoting his Sea Beggar ship to the cause of the Dutch Revolution. After the cause fails, Tudder returns to England for the son he left behind, all he has left of the wife he lost. But Titus prefers a mysteriously quiet nursemaid to his estranged father.
Tudder wants his son back, yet Anna stands in his way. Will these two hearts—the battle-scarred and the broken—ever find true freedom?
In My Opinion
Follow the Dream is here, and Anna and Tudder’s story was worth the wait. Those who have read Rachelle Rea Cobb previously will enjoy catching up with characters from her previous books. Yet, if you’ve not read any of her books, you won’t at all be lost.
Anna is quiet and unnoticed by most. Her uncertainty, fear, pain, and desires are written well throughout Follow the Dawn. I couldn’t help but cheer for this quiet young woman who is loved by children and others yet is unloved by the one person she wishes it from most.
I adored that Tudder noticed Anna almost from the beginning (even when he thought she was someone beneath her station). And his desire to be with his son is touching.
All of the elements of Follow the Dawn are subtle, but it works. There’s a little bit of suspense as we wait with Anna. The romance is light and developed through the emotions of Tudder and Anna instead of physical contact. The character development is top-notch and the writing pulled me in and engaged me throughout the story.
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About the Author
Rachelle Rea Cobb has history with words. She penned her first short story in middle school, her first novel right out of high school, and signed a three-book publishing contract right after college. Her Steadfast Love series (from WhiteFire Publishing) and 2020 release, Follow the Dawn (Illuminate Publishing) are set during the Dutch Revolution. She is also the author of Write Well, a short writing guide designed to teach the structure of good writing. Rachelle is a freelance editor, an author of six books, and voracious reader. If you’re looking for her, check the bookstore. In 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero and they live happily ever after in a fixer-upper by the sea. She’s a fan of chai and lemonade (though definitely not together)!
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to win a signed copy of Follow the Dawn.
International friends, this giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because an international winner will receive a digital copy of the book.