Thursday, June 13, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Spirit of the Revolution by Debbie Peterson

We get a special treat today in the form of a unique excerpt from Debbie Peterson's Spirit of the Revolution that she has on tour with Goddess Fish PromotionsDebbie will be awarding a custom made piece of jewelery to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. This necklace called "The Jolena" was designed especially for this giveaway by "Shandra Kay." She will also award an Ebook copy of "Shadow of the Witte Wieven." The winner will have the choice of selecting a Mobi, epub or PDF copy of this book.   See the other stops on the tour here:


Only divine intervention could have guided Jolena Leigh Michaelsson to the doorstep of a ramshackle manor in Pennsylvania, bringing her face-to-face with the man she has waited her whole life to find. There is just one problem. Mathias McGregor died two centuries ago…

Mathias, Revolutionary War ranger and spy, battles his conscience and his heart when he finds himself falling for the beautiful violinist invading his home. Jolena is mortal and deserves far more than what he as a spirit can offer her.

When Jolena’s family motto leads them to unearth a valuable coded message—the very message Mathias died trying to deliver to General Washington—Jolena vows to unravel the mystery surrounding the cryptic document. But someone else wants the message, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it, not even murder.

Divine intervention brought them together—will it also allow them to find forever?


He joined his lips to hers and after several heart-stirring kisses, he took a small step back, and gazed into her eyes. A look of regret filled the warm brown depths. “The heavens have played naught but a cruel joke on us, Jolena, my love, dividing our lives by the centuries that have kept us apart.”

Jo released a sigh as she shook her head. “No, Mathias. The heavens are never intentionally cruel. I believe each person is born to the time and place he or she is most needed. In the beginning, our nation struggled for each breath of life she took. She needed men such as you. Men with strength, courage, and the skills you possess to make her independent and free. Your life, the valiant deeds you accomplished, the risks you took, and the impact you had while you lived, is more important than what you could possibly imagine. Someday you’ll know this for yourself, but I know it now.”

“Such high praise for an ordinary man, and I’m not sure I deserve it. But, even if half of what you say is true, why couldn’t you have lived during my time and shared your life with me there?” he asked.


Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down.

Her journey to published author could fill quite a few pages, but in June of 2010, she submitted her debut novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion” to her wonderful, patient, editor at The Wild Rose Press. A few short months after Rebellion’s release, her second novel, “Shadow of the Witte Wieven” was published through InkSpell Publishing. Her third novel, “Spirit of the Revolution” will be released May 31, 2013, through The Wild Rose Press.

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

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  1. I love the excerpt and book cover.


    1. Thanks Ingeborg! We've but one stop to go. Our winners will be announced on saturday on both my blog and my website!

  2. This book is so awesome. .Debbie writes so well the book comes to life as if you were watching a favorite movie. .

    1. Wow... thank you so much Tammy! One more stop to go before our winners are announced Saturday!

  3. After reading Spirit of the revolution 3 times I STILL cant put this book down! Debbie has a magical way ( and with all her books) of pulling you into Joe and Mathias' story! I've never read anything quite like it! It feels sometimes, like when you've read one romance you've read them all. So it was so refreshing to pick this book up and have something feel so new and captivating!I never wanted this story to end and look forward to a possible sequel ?1?

    1. Awww... thanks Nicole! A sequel? Maybe...

  4. High praise from reader Nicole! It makes it sounds like a "must read." I haven't read too many books with that "separated by time" trope. I sounds interesting.

  5. Hello Catherine! Thank you for the comments!