Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Shopkeeper's Widow by Izzy James

About the Book

Book:  The Shopkeeper’s Widow
Author: Izzy James
Genre:  Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: August 21, 2020

Delany Fleet, a widowed former indentured servant living in the colonial port of Norfolk, Virginia, dreams of having an estate of her own where she will never have to compromise her freedom.
When the only man she ever loved shows up with a load of smuggled firearms, Delany is forced to leave her home and her livelihood to protect her family and property from Lord Dunmore’s raids and the conniving plots of a man who claims to be her friend.

Now, with her destiny forever altered, Delany must find a new way to happiness. Can reconnecting with her husband’s family and a former love be the path that God has for her?

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Izzy James grew up surrounded by history and story in coastal Virginia. She still lives there with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.

More from Izzy

Hello! My name is Izzy James. My new book is The Shopkeeper’s Widow. It’s about freedom and second chances. I learned quite a bit of history while researching and writing this book. Did you know that the first showers began to appear in the early 1760’s? I gave Delany one of them in Shopkeeper’s just for fun. It is not likely she would have had a shower at that time, but it is fiction and as such I thought it would be a fun detail to add. We do know that some people did rig up for themselves a semblance of a daily shower by using a bucket full of water suspended above them.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 31
For Him and My Family, September 1
lakesidelivingsite, September 1
Artistic Nobody, September 3 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
deb’s Book Review, September 3
Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 5
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 6
Connect in Fiction, September 7
Batya’s Bits, September 8
The Book Chic Blog, September 9
HookMeInABook, September 11
Books I’ve Read, September 11


To celebrate her tour, Izzy is giving away the grand prize package of a a book, a can of tea and an Ingenuitea teapot!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

The Shopkeeper's Widow makes me wonder why this is the first book I have read by Izzy James. This book was fantastic. It was fascinating being transported back in time to Virginia in 1774. I really liked the character of Delaney from the start. The historical details made me feel like I was along with her throughout the story. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. I had the whole book read in one sitting. 

The Shopkeeper's Widow is getting a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy clean historical fiction, set during pre-Revolutionary War era. I will most definitely be looking for more by Izzy James in the future. She has earned herself a new fan. 

I received The Shopkeeper's Widow from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Amy,

    I'm so glad you liked The Shopkeeper's Widow :-D
    Thanks for hosting me today!!


  2. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for hosting.

  3. It sounds like a very interesting book. Thank you for sharing.