Monday, October 1, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Love Brick by Brick by Kathleen L Maher

Author bio:

Kathleen L. Maher has had an infatuation with books and fictional heroes ever since her preschool crush, Peter Rabbit. She has a novella in BARBOUR's 2018 Victorian Christmas Brides collection, featuring her hometown of Elmira, New York. She won the 2012 ACFW Genesis contest for her Civil War historical romance, releasing this summer under a new title The Abolitionist’s Daughter. Her debut historical, Bachelor Buttons, blends her Irish heritage and love of New York history.  Kathleen shares an old farmhouse in upstate New York with her husband, children, and a small zoo of rescued animals. 

Giveaway info:
Thanks so much for reviewing my stories Monday and Tuesday, Amy. I look forward to interacting with your readers. To show my appreciation, I am giving away a copy of Victorian Christmas Brides Collection or The Abolitionist’s Daughter to one lucky commenter between both days. (Winner’s choice of format, ebook or print--US residents only.)  To enter, please answer the following question: What setting, time, and place do you wish you could read or write a story about, and why?  Please be sure to leave your email in your entry so you can be notified if selects your entry.
 In addition, I am hosting a rafflecopter to be drawn at the conclusion of my blog tour just before Thanksgiving, with several prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card, a print copy of each of my books, and a Christmas goodie basket. Be sure to follow each stop on the tour to increase your chances of winning! (US residents only.)
Link to rafflecopter:

My Review: 

Kathleen L Maher's Love Brick by Brick is a sweet story set in 1857 Elmira, New York. Rufus and Sarah's story is so sweet with the most beautiful time of the year, Christmas. I, especially, love the little girl, Nellie.

Love Brick by Brick is definitely not one to be missed from The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection. I cannot wait to read more by Miss Kathleen L Maher in the future.

Highly Recommended.

Five Plus Stars.

I received this book from the author. This review 100% my own honest opinion.


  1. Thank you so much, Kathleen, visiting my blog today. I would love to read or write a story set during the time and place my grandfather grew up.

  2. Amy, that is such a beautiful review and I’m so grateful you took the time to read my Christmas novella. Thank you for featuring it here today. :-) I’m going to go invite my friends to come and read

  3. I would love to read about the 1920's at Christmas and New Year's Eve time. Idk my g'ma was around at that time and i'd like a glimpse of that time period.

    1. Hi Sabrina. My grandmother was one of those fun loving ladies of the roaring 20s too. Wouldn’t it be something if they knew one another? She grew up in the suburbs of New York city and her stories were always fun. But they were very poor and she said she used to get very little for Christmas She said she was lucky to get an orange in her stocking. My grandparents were hard-working people and owned a general store during the great depression. The stories from that era are fascinating, I agree. Thanks so much for coming by and good luck in the drawing!

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    1. Hey Carrie! Everyone say hi to Carrie who was the driving force in this collection. She wrote my favorite novella called The Hey Carrie! Everyone say hi to Carrie who was the driving force in this collection. She wrote my favorite novella called Sugarplum Ladies Each of these stories is heartwarming and nostalgic and full of romance and holiday cheer.

  5. I enjoy the Regency era. The fashion was amazing!


  6. Thanks Caryl. I love watching period set movies and miniseries for the clothes. What a fun job it must be to design costumes!

  7. I’ll announce my winner for a choice between Victorian Christmas Brides or The Abolitionist’s Daughter here this morning

  8. And the winner between both blog posts featuring a choice between The Abolitionist’s Daughter and Victorian Christmas Brides, drawn by random dot org, is Stephanie Jenkins!

    Congratulations Stephanie. I will contact you today via your email.

    Thank you to everyone who came and left comments this week on both posts. And special thanks to Amy for hosting my giveaway and reading and reviewing both stories!

  9. Congratulations, Stephanie!!
    Thank you, Kathleen!!

  10. I love stories about the past. When I was growing up I always wished I was born in an earlier time.