Giveaway and Tour Elinor by Shannon McNear

Elinor

About the Book

Book: Elinor

Author: Shannon McNear

Genre: Christian/Historical/Romance

Release date: December 1, 2021

9781643529547 cover

A Journey Full of Hope…
Escape into a riveting story based on the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Author Shannon McNear portrays history with vivid authenticity.

In 1587, Elinor White Dare sailed from England heavy with her first child but full of hopes. Her father, a renowned artist and experienced traveler, has convinced her and her bricklayer husband Ananias to make the journey to the New World. Land, they are promised, more goodly and beautiful than they can ever imagine. But nothing goes as planned from landing at the wrong location, to facing starvation, to the endless wait for help to arrive. And, beyond her comprehension, Elinor finds herself utterly alone. . . .

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Author Shannon McNear writes about and era and a bit of history I have only heard of, but knew nothing at all about this time in history. The Colony of Roanoke Island is a different kind of story for me. The horriffic things these settlers had to face, yet the joy of finding their own home and way of life. This was before America was discovered and there were quite a few different Indian settlers that wasn’t happy to have then around.

I think McNear does a wonderful job of research it takes to write an amazing story such as this one. The emotions of this story will have you turning the pages until the very end because you want to find what happens next. If you are interested in the Lost Colony of Roanoke, this is an awesome book to read to see what it might have been all those centuries ago.

This one is a Five Stars for me. I encourage you to check out this book for yourself. It is well worth the hours it takes to her this one.





About the Author

ShannonMcNear

Transplanted to North Dakota after more than two decades in Charleston, South Carolina, Shannon McNear loves losing herself in local history. She’s a military wife, mom of eight, mother-in-law of three, grammie of two, and a member of ACFW and RWA. Her first novella, Defending Truth in A Pioneer Christmas Collection, was a 2014 RITA® finalist. When she’s not sewing, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she enjoys being outdoors, basking in the beauty of the northern prairies. Connect with her at www.shannonmcnear.com, or on Facebook and Goodreads.

More from Shannon

Why did I write this story? Well, God shoved the opportunity under my nose, and I didn’t want to be guilty of taking the easy way out, by saying no. 😊

Really, while the concept was fascinating, the execution was daunting, and sometimes terrifying. The Elizabethan Era—before the King James Bible and even before Shakespeare was popular! As a student of the Revolutionary War and surrounding times, I felt very much out of my depth.

Though the research sucked me in, it was also daunting. Sifting through various interpretations of the primary accounts and their own speculations on why they felt things must have gone a certain way. Trying to “find” my story amongst all the theories and opinions. Above all, getting to know my characters and letting them come alive in my own imagination.

And come alive, they did—in full color, with a vividness I did not expect. I hope I was able to translate even a portion of what I envisioned to the page, so that you also can see them!

Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, January 4

The Christian Fiction Girl, January 4

Joanna Bair, January 4

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 5

Rebecca Tews, January 5

For the Love of Literature, January 6

Remembrancy, January 6

Texas Book-aholic, January 7

Betti Mace, January 7

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 8

Inklings and notions, January 8

For Him and My Family, January 9

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 9

deb’s Book Review, January 10

Labor Not in Vain, January 10

Blogging With Carol, January 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 11

Connect in Fiction, January 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 12

To Everything There Is A Season, January 12

Mary Hake, January 12

Bizwings Blog, January 13

Tell Tale Book Reviews, January 13

Connie’s History Classroom, January 14

Splashes of Joy, January 14

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 15 (Spotlight)

Sodbuster Living, January 15

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 16

Through the Fire Blogs, January 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 17

Pause for Tales, January 17

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Shannon is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/15d5e/elinor-celebration-tour-giveaway

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wray
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 12:17:47

    Thank you for the review.

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  2. shannonmcnear
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 17:23:55

    Thank you so much!! ❤

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  3. Roxanne C.
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 18:38:01

    It is going to be a treat to read a book set in this continent during the 16th century. I look forward to enjoying Elinor.

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  4. Eva Millien
    Jan 15, 2022 @ 11:35:10

    Elinor sounds like a fantastic book for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Splashes of Joy for sharing your thoughts! Have an Awesome Weekend!

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  5. megan allen
    Jan 15, 2022 @ 12:04:56

    This sounds so good! I appreciate the book rec!

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