Feb 12, 2015

The Rules in Rome w/ $25 Amazon Gift Card + Book Giveaway

A review copy was provided
Book Details
Author: A.L. Sowards
Release Date: February 2015
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Genre: Historical Fiction

I LOVE espionage thrillers!
A.L. Soward's books are some of THE BEST!

What would you do if your team just killed a man?
And what would you do if you happened to look exactly like that man?

At the height of WWII Bastien Ley is working in Italy against the Germans.

When his team kills an officer that looks just like Bastien he is tasked to take the dead man's identity.

Now he is know as "Dietrich, an Iron Cross-wearing German officer."

But his real task is to send out information to his team to help them win the war.

When Bastien/Dietrich's transmissions become a little sketchy due to lack of sleep they send him a radio operator by the name of Gracie Begni.

Gracie has her own agenda. 

She is out to prove that she can do the job as good as, if not better than, any man.

Their cover story? A young couple who met during the war and are now dating.

Bastien fights that he doesn't need her, she fights that she is up to the task.

Their story is fun and entertaining and captivating and oh so good!

Battles ensue, roundups take place, messages are sent, motorcycle rides are taken, picnics are had, and secrets are threatened...

And admist it all the two of them will come to "find themselves getting lost in their feelings for each other."

"But as they engage in a battle against the deadliest foe the world has ever known, the pair quickly realizes their love may be doomed. Can Bastien and Gracie survive their charade?"

LOVE that this WWII story was set in Italy!
Don't miss out on this one!


About the Author
A.L. Sowards has always been fascinated by the 1940s, but she's grateful she didn't live back then. She doesn't think she could have written a novel on a typewriter, and no one would be able to read her handwriting if she wrote her books out longhand. She does, however, think they had the right idea when they rationed nylon and women went barelegged.

Sowards grew up in Moses Lake, Washington. She graduated from BYU and ended up staying in Utah, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and children or with her laptop. She does not own a typewriter. She does own several pairs of nylons.

Sowards' novels include a little mystery, a little history, a little romance, and a lot of action, adventure, and suspense. Primarily, Sowards writes to entertain. She also hopes her books will teach readers something new about history or about life. Most of her novels are set during wartime, so there is some violence, but it's not gory or excessive. She keeps the language and romance family-friendly, wanting her writing to be thrilling, clean, and uplifting.

Espionage was a 2012 Whitney Award finalist in the Historical Fiction category.
Deadly Alliance is a 2014 Whitney Award finalist in the Historical Fiction category. (Winners will be announced in May.)

Tour Schedule
*February 9th
http://www.iamareader.com (Cheryl's review)

*February 10th

*February 11th

*February 12th

*February 13th: 

*February 14th: 
http://www.iamareader.com/ (Kathy's review)


  1. Thank you so much for the review!

    1. You are so very welcome!
      Thank you for writing such amazing books!
      Looking forward to reading your next one :)



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