Tour & Giveaway for Lucinda’s Defender by Blossom Turner

Lucinda's Defender

About the Book

Book:  Lucinda’s Defender

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: September 7, 2021

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Life hasn’t turned out at all like Lucinda expected, but neither is the depth of love one man has for her.

The young and impetuous Lucinda Williams, through a series of bad decisions, is now in a situation she never dreamed conceivable—an unplanned baby and marriage to a man who proves to be far darker than she ever imagined. Pain is a cruel teacher but brings instant maturity.

Joseph Manning, a childhood friend who watched the love of his life leave, is heartbroken to find the bruised waif of a girl he rescues less than a year later. What atrocities did she experience to change the vivacious, bubbly soul into this shell of hopelessness? Broken. Bruised. Beaten. Does love really have the power to heal all wounds?

Lucinda marvels at how Joseph effortlessly whittles his way back into her heart and that of her child with kindness and respect. But she has a secret far too dark to allow the kind Joseph into her life. He deserves so much better than the likes of her. Is love strong enough to break down the barriers of bad choices? Can a second chance at happiness really be possible?


I have loved Blossom Turners books.since reading her first one, and I was excited about reading Lucinda’s Defender because I knew I was in for a fantastic read. Lucinda Williams is a strong and determined sixteen year old and didn’t listen to anyone about Nat, the boy who claims he loves her. But a lot of bad decisions and she ends up pregnant and in an abusive marriage with no way out, that she can see.

Wow!! Another page turner from Ms. Turner, and this one was off the charts. I love the way Turner changes the attitude of the book and so expertly brings in the horrific abuse and what it does to a marriage and the person being abused. A lot of this book was difficult to read because of the issues being dealt with. But I think this book would be a really nice gift to someone who is in an abusive relationship or marriage because it clearly shows both sides of the situation, the abusive side and then being rescued and getting help. It shows there is still hope in any situation.

Lucinda’s Defender was such an amazing read. I found myself going back and re-reading a lot if the pages and even the chapters because I just couldn’t get enough of the story. It is nice revisiting the characters from the previous books as well as getting to know the new characters, and they all developed so well as the story unfolds. Turner weaves everything together and gives readers a beautiful ending that will stay with me for a while. I’m giving Lucinda’s Defender Five Stars, and I wish I could give it more. I think everyone could benefit from reading this book, especially if you enjoy historical fiction.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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About the Author

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Blossom Turner is a free-lance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, an avid blogger, and published novelist. Her authentic understanding of the power of love in the darkest of circumstances is woven masterfully through her first novel Anna’s Secret (a contemporary romance), in book one of the Shenandoah Brides series, Katherine’s Arrangement and again in this second book, Amelia’s Heartsong. Being a hopeless romantic, Blossom, endeavors to give you, the reader, entertainment value with an inspirational twist. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at

More from Blossom

Do You Enjoy Romance That Keeps You Thinking Days Later?

Long before I even knew I could write, I loved to read. Being a hopeless romantic I gravitated to all romance stories either contemporary or historical. I soon realized that finding clean fiction but still written with the passion God created us to experience, was hard to find. (Song of Solomon is a good example of the expression of passion and love between a man and woman without being explicit.)

Given the gift of a writing career later in life one thing was for sure…I wanted to write what I like to read. Clean romance does not need to be boring. As each story pours out, I realize that writing historical fiction is my new passion. I finally know what I was born to do. My favorite theme was an arranged marriage…so birthed the first book of the Shenandoah Brides that has now morphed into a series of 5 sisters and their 5 love stories. September 6th 2021 is launch day for book three called Lucinda’s Defender.

Where-as book one was set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, post-civil war, the second book Amelia’s Heartsong took place in the big city of Richmond Virginia where balls, debutants, pomp and circumstance matter. This third book, Lucinda’s Defender is back in the valley once again.

Have you ever made decisions that you wish you could unwind? If that is a yes, then you will relate to young, beautiful, sassy Lucinda who at the age of sixteen is forced to live with her adult choices. By seventeen her world crashes in doling out a future no woman deserves. But God is a God of second chances, and handsome Joseph a worthy life-long friend and hero. Passion, love, and undying devotion make this read a romantic page turner sure to keep you awake into the wee hours of the morning.

Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, enjoying the whole series as the family saga unfolds will deepen the experience.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed the write. I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 7

Texas Book-aholic, September 8

Cats in the Cradle Blog, September 8

lakesidelivingsite, September 9

Inklings and notions, September 10

Bizwings Blog, September 10

For Him and My Family, September 11

deb’s Book Review, September 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 14

Simple Harvest Reads, September 14 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Connie’s History Classroom, September 15

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, September 16

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, September 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 18

Reviewingbooksplusmore, September 18

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 19

Splashes of Joy, September 20


To celebrate her tour, Blossom is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wray
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 11:32:29

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book. Sounds like a great read.



  2. Debbie P
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 15:56:29

    I like historical romance and this sounds like a great book.



  3. Roxanne C.
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 20:51:27

    It sounds like an emotional but very good story with a much needed message.



  4. megan allen
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 23:05:10

    This looks so good! Thanks for sharing!



  5. slehan
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 00:01:31

    I like a book that is a page turner. Thanks for the review.



  6. Emma
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 01:07:32

    This sounds like a thought-provoker!



  7. Debra Guyette
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 06:27:52

    Thanks so much for the thought provoking post.



  8. carylkane
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 18:35:38

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!



  9. Beatrice LaRocca
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 20:48:50

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like an excellent read



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