7 September 2017

Historical Fiction Blog Tour: The Soldier's Return by Laura Libricz

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US

Publication Date: September 15, 2017
eBook & Paperback
Series: Heaven's Pond Trilogy, Book Two
Genre: Historical Fiction

The year is 1626. A senseless war rips through parts of Germany. Ongoing animosity between the Catholics and the Protestants has turned into an excuse to destroy much of the landscape situated between France, Italy and Denmark. But religion only plays a minor role in this lucrative business of war.

The young dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, returns to Amsterdam in chains after a period of imprisonment in the Spice Islands. He manages to escape but must leave Amsterdam in a hurry. Soldiers are in demand in Germany and he decides to travel with a regiment until he can desert. His hope of survival is to reach Sichardtshof, the farm in Franconia, Germany; the farm he left ten years ago.

His desire to seek refuge with them lies in his fond memories of the maid Katarina and her master, the humanist patrician Herr Tucher. But ten years is a long time and the farm has changed. Franconia is not only torn by war but falling victim to a church-driven witch hunt. The Jesuit priest, Ralf, has his sights set on Sichardtshof as well.

Ralf believes that ridding the area of evil will be his saving grace. Can Pieter, Katarina and Herr Tucher unite to fight against a senseless war out of control? ​ The Soldier’s Return is the second book in the Heaven’s Pond Trilogy and will be released on September 15, 2017.

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About the Author

Laura Libricz was born and raised in Bethlehem PA and moved to Upstate New York when she was 22. After working a few years building Steinberger guitars, she received a scholarship to go to college. She tried to ‘do the right thing’ and study something useful, but spent all her time reading German literature. She earned a BA in German at The College of New Paltz, NY in 1991 and moved to Germany, where she resides today. When she isn’t writing she can be found sifting through city archives, picking through castle ruins or aiding the steady flood of musical instruments into the world market. Her first novel, The Master and the Maid, is the first book of the Heaven's Pond Trilogy. The Soldier’s Return and Ash and Rubble are the second and third books in the series. For more information, please visit Laura Libricz's website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule


Monday, September 4 A Book Geek Mello & June, It's a Book Thang! 
Tuesday, September 5 100 Pages a Day The Reading Queen 
Wednesday, September 6 Must Read Faster Just One More Chapter 
Thursday, September 7 The Writing Desk The Maiden's Court To Read, Or Not to Read 
Friday, September 8 Book Nerd CelticLady's Reviews 
Saturday, September 9 Passages to the Past Books, Dreams, Life 
Sunday, September 10 I Heart Reading 
Monday, September 11 A Literary Vacation Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots 
Tuesday, September 12 Jo's Book Blog WS Momma Readers Nook 
Wednesday, September 13 Laura's Interests Oh, For the Hook of a Book 
Thursday, September 14 A Holland Reads Svetlana's Reads and Views 
Friday, September 15 T's Stuff Pursuing Staci

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