Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Conecuh (A Civil War Novel) by Herb Hughes

Book Details:

​Book Title:  CONECUH (A Civil War Novel) by Herb Hughes
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  340 pages
GenreHistorical Fiction 
Publisher:  Books From The Pond
Release date:  April 2019
Content RatingPG-13 + MThere is mild profanity. There is a rape scene that is handled without vulgarity.

Book Description:

Bronze Medal winner, 2020 eLit Literary Awards, Historical Fiction.

Emily Rose roams through a country ravaged by war, a damaged land where the very grass blades drink the blood of brothers, cousins, and friends. Protected only by her wits and Nathaniel Whiteeagle, a slave with Cherokee blood, Emily swears she will find her fiancé and buy his freedom. Facing danger at each turn, every clue she follows leaves her another step behind. Will she ever find Caleb? Can Caleb endure the unthinkable cruelty of civil war prisons long enough for her to rescue him? Or will she and Nathaniel meet a violent end?

Conecuh (Cah-NECK-ah ) is a story woven around and through the actual events in the mysterious and ironic life of Private Caleb Garner, CSA, during the most tumultuous time in American history. Whatever happened to Caleb? History has left us blind, but there are clues. Conecuh explores one very real possibility.

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Meet the Author:

Author Herb Hughes worked in the computer industry for over two decades and then built a successful private business before retiring to write novels.

“I write in the present, but my stories are about the past and the future: historical fiction and science fiction. I find both fascinating.”

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads
Tour Schedule:
Sep 5 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlights / guest post / giveaway
Sep 5 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 6  Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 6 
JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder - book review / giveaway
Sep 11  fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 12  Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 12 – Bigreadersite – book review
Sep 13 – Pick a Good Book– book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 14 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Sep 15  The Sexy Nerd Revue - book spotlight
Sep 19 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 22 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Sep 25 - Liese's Blog – book spotlight
Enter the Giveaway:

CONECUH Book Tour Giveaway

My Review: 

I have read other books from Herb Hughes. Conecuh was one that I was looking forward to reading. I was honored to have the opportunity to read it. I thought it was a pretty good novel. It is set during my favorite time period in history. Before I started, I was surprised that this story was based on a true story, and I was intrigued to find out what the author had in store with the characters. I enjoyed going on this journey with them. I thought the author did a fantastic job with the details of the time and I could vividly imagine being right there as events unfolded. I wanted to keep reading to see what would come of Emily Rose and Caleb. It was not one easy to put down. Overall, it was a great story to read and wonderful way to spend some time away from the chaos of every day life and going back in time for a little while.

I am giving Conecuh a very well deserved five plus stars. I believe fans and readers who enjoy reading historical fiction, particularly set post American Civil War. I would love to read more books like this one by the talented author, Herb Hughes, in the future to see where else his imagination will go to next.

I received a paperback copy of Herb Hughes’ Conecuh from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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