Isabella Unashamed by Helen R. Davis and Carolina Casas
Publication Date: September 7, 2017
eBook & Paperback; 144 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Alternate History
About the Authorswebsite. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Carolina Casas has a BA in History and a minor in women's studies. Her debut novel "Isabella Unashamed" was co-written with the author of "Cleopatra Unconquered" & "The Most Happy", Helen R. Davis and it is a powerful alternative historical novel that asks the important question that has been on everyone's mind: what-if? What if Isabella had taken a different route than the one she did following the surrender of Granada at the beginning of 1492. A young woman who enjoys life and giving to others, she is also a self-proclaimed nerd who currently resides in the lone star state of Texas where she spends her free time writing, drawing, reading about her favorite historical subjects and watching classical horror and rom-coms with her friends. Carolina's journey into the realm of alternate history began when she was very little. After a frightful and sleepless night, she was introduced to the legend of King Arthur and his knights through Sir Thomas Mallory's epic "Le Morte d'Arthur" which started her fascination with the medieval period and later with other eras. This, along with her curiosity, has led her to delve into the realm of alternate history. Carolina has several pages on Facebook where she works alongside other history buffs and novelists (Tudor Nerds with Glasses and Tudor Facts vs. Fiction), as well as a history blog where she shares her thoughts on movies and TV shows as well. You can also find her on Twitter and Goodreads.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, November 27
Kick Off at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, November 28
Feature at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
Wednesday, November 29
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Feature at Just One More Chapter
Thursday, November 30
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Friday, December 1
Review at The Maiden's Court
Interview at Author Dianne Ascroft's Blog
Saturday, December 2
Feature at WS Momma Readers Nook
Monday, December 4
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Tuesday, December 5
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Feature at The Hungry Bookworm
Wednesday, December 6
Feature at Mello & June, It's a Book Thang!
Thursday, December 7
Review at History From a Woman's Perspective
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Isabella Unashamed is intriguing and short read. I like these type of stories and where the author tweaks history a bit and tells their own version of what could have been. I thought the book was pretty good. I liked Isabella and admired her determination to be leader of her country and wanting the best for her children.
I found Isabella Unashamed a unique and must read. I give it 4 1/2 stars. I would be interested if Carolina Casas and Helen R Davis will come together again to write another alternative history story.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.