Saturday, November 12, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Fallen Sparrow by Lynne Basham Tagawa

About the Book

Book: A Fallen Sparrow

Author: Lynne Basham Tagawa

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release date: August 13, 2022

Ruth Haynes uses the pen name Honorius when she writes for her father’s newspaper. Boston has changed beyond recognition, and her Loyalist views soon get her in trouble. With war looming, what will their family do?

Jonathan Russell hides a guilty secret. The Battle of Bunker’s Hill sweeps him and his Shenandoah Valley family into the war. The unthinkable happens, and he’s forced to deal with both his grief—and his guilt.

Lieutenant Robert Shirley is summoned by his godmother and introduced to the Earl of Dartmouth, who charges him to gather intelligence in Boston. He is horrified but must obey.

Gritty, realistic, and rich with scriptural truth, this story features Dr. Joseph Warren, Major John André, Henry Knox, and Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton.


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About the Author

Lynne Tagawa is an educator and author with four sons and five grandchildren. She is the author of a narrative Texas History curriculum, Sam Houston’s Republic, and enjoys writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband in South Texas.


More from Lynne

When writing my books, I study all sorts of things: soapmaking, rifles and muskets, and horses. What breeds come to mind when you think of horses?

Here in Texas today, quarter horses are quite common, although you will find a plethora of other types: Arabians, Tennessee Walking horses, Morgans, even Friesens! Interestingly, in the 18th century, the quarter horse did not exist. Thoroughbreds (“hunters”) were fairly common as well as carriage / early draft horses: Cleveland Bays and Canadians. Narragansett pacers were popular as riding horses; George Washington was partial to pacers, and their descendants include the Tennessee Walker. Ponies and mules thrived in the backcountry.

Exotic breeds were imported as well. I included a Friesen stallion in A Fallen Sparrow because—well, because I could. Friesens were part of the ancestry of one of the very first American breeds: the Morgan.

In my stories, the horses all have names and personalities. I hope you enjoy these characters as well as my human ones!

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 8

Texas Book-aholic, November 9

Holly’s Book Corner, November 9

Inklings and notions, November 10

deb’s Book Review, November 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 12

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 13

Connie’s History Classroom, November 14

Books You Can Feel Good About, November 14

Betti Mace, November 15

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 16

For Him and My Family, November 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 18

Pause for Tales, November 19

Cover Lover Book Review, November 20

Labor Not in Vain, November 21


To celebrate her tour, Lynne is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of the book, and handcrafted soap based on the soap a character makes!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

A Fallen Sparrow: A Novel of the American Revolution is the third installment from the Russells series Lynne Basham Tagawa. I loved the first two books from the series, The Shenandoah Road: A Novel of the Great Awakening and The Heart of Courage. I believe this one is my favorite of the three. I enjoyed getting to know Jonathan and Ruth. It was wonderful to be transported back in time to see what it was like during this time in history. I loved it. 

I am giving A Fallen Sparrow: A Novel of the American Revolution five stars. Fans of historical fiction, specifically from the American Revolutionary War era, will want to give this one a read. I am curious to see where else Lynne Basham Tagawa’s talents will take her readers to next. 

I received a paperback copy of A Fallen Sparrow: A Novel of the American Revolution from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. i love historical fiction :) this sounds great!

  2. A Fallen Sparrow sounds like a fascinating historical read and I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Locks, Hooks and Books, for sharing your review!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  5. I like historical fiction and this sounds like a book that I am really going to enjoy!

  6. Christian Historical is my favorite genre, and it is refreshing for me when I read books set in an era different from my usual read. This book sounds like an excellent choice.

  7. Thank you for sharing your review of A Fallen Sparrow, this sounds like an excellent book and series, a must read fore me

  8. I can't wait to give this a read! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  9. My brother would like this book.