Book tour & giveaway – The General’s Wife by Sara R. Turnquist


The General’s Wife

by Sara R. Turnquist


GENRE: Historical Romance





“Go home!” Ismene is speechless as she reads those words written in blood on the walls of her new home. The young, raven-haired Grecian beauty had traveled all the way from her homeland to marry the Pharaoh’s top general. But she never expected this. The hatred of the Alexandrian mob for their Greek rulers is right in front of her. It is the first of many threats she will receive.

Things are escalating out of control. Damaged crops and horses turned loose at night are one thing. But when Ismene receives a death threat, it becomes clear that there is a spy within her own household. She would turn to her husband to deal with this issue, except he left for battle by order of the Pharaoh. Not knowing whom to trust, she fears for her safety as well as the entire ruling class of Egypt.



“Can you please take this blindfold off?” Ismene loved surprises, but couldn’t stand the waiting. Alistair had risen early to prepare a special breakfast for them and served her in bed. Then he had told her that he had something special planned for them today—a special place for them to visit.

“Not yet,” Alistair said as he gripped her waist. Their chariot went over a bump which caused him to pull her to him even more tightly. She smiled at the feel of his secure embrace; even after this short time it still caused butterflies in her stomach.

She felt the chariot continue to move down the smooth path with a little rocking here and there as the wheels found imperfections in the road.

“We’re almost there, I promise,” he assured her. His voice was close to her ear and it gave her warm chills. She thought of the feel of those lips on her neck. There wasn’t much time to daydream, though, because, true to his word, it wasn’t much longer before she felt him slow the horses and still the chariot.

“Ready for your surprise?” he asked.

“Yes!” She feigned exasperation.

Only then did he reach up, untie her blindfold, and let it fall. “The great Library of Alexandria.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Sara is originally from middle TN. After a short stint in Memphis, where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Tennessee. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. Sara enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara’s great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write Historical Fiction. Sara has made several trips overseas to the Czech Republic. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Sara is also a member of the ACFW.


How to reach me:


Twitter: @sarat1701




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Sara R. Turnquist will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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19 thoughts on “Book tour & giveaway – The General’s Wife by Sara R. Turnquist

    • I know this is going to be a bit on the cheesy side, but as I think on this question, there are two possibilities…one would be that I could be president for a day to make some real changes in our broken system, but I realize no one can make those kinds of changes in one day. Maybe not even in one term…I don’t know.

      Then my thought was that I would like to live a day in the shoes of my autistic son. I would like to better understand what he goes through each day. I understand from a theoretical standpoint…I know what the research says life is like for him, but to really know what loud sounds are like, what it feels like for him to make eye contact (does it really hurt?), to understand what it means to force a social interaction…he’s only 5 and he is high functioning on the spectrum, but I know he struggles.

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  1. Hello again on this lovely Thursday. I am curious to know if you have any traditions or fun things you like to do after you complete your novels as a way to celebrate. 🙂

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    • There is a lovely local restaurant here in town that overlooks the marina and river. My husband and I frequently celebrate the completion of a book, a rough round of edits, or a contract there.


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