September 03, 2014

Claudia H. Long's The Duel For Consuelo - Spotlight and {Giveaway}


Publication Date: June 2, 2014
Booktrope Editions
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: The Castillo Family, Book Two



History, love, and faith combine in a gripping novel set in early 1700’s Mexico. In this second passionate and thrilling story of the Castillo family, the daughter of a secret Jew is caught between love and the burdens of a despised and threatened religion. The Enlightenment is making slow in-roads, but Consuelo’s world is still under the dark cloud of the Inquisition. Forced to choose between protecting her ailing mother and the love of dashing Juan Carlos Castillo, Consuelo’s personal dilemma reflects the conflicts of history as they unfold in 1711 Mexico.

A rich, romantic story illuminating the timeless complexities of family, faith, and love.

Praise for Novels of Claudia H. Long
The Duel for Consuelo: “A fascinating, terrifying window into early 18th–century Mexico and the final throes of the Inquisition. Courage and daring fill every page. The conclusion of The Duel for Consuelo is as heart rending as it is pulse pounding.” -David Perlstein, author of Slick! and The Boy Walker

Josefina’s Sin: “Superb debut. A moving tale of women seeking to balance competing passions of the heart, body, and mind in the lavish setting of a seventeenth-century Mexican court.” -Publishers Weekly

The Harlot’s Pen: “I was in awe of Claudia’s skill with threading such a compelling and captivating story through such a troubled time. She is beyond talented. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this inspiring book. You won’t regret it!” -Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

About the Author
Claudia Long is a highly caffeinated, terminally optimistic married lady living in Northern California. She writes about early 1700’s Mexico and modern day and roaring 20′s California. Claudia practices law as a mediator for employment disputes and business collapses, has two formerly rambunctious–now grown kids, and owns four dogs and a cat. Her first mainstream novel was Josefina’s Sin, published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. Her second one, The Harlot’s Pen, was published with Devine Destinies in February 2014. Claudia grew up in Mexico City and New York, and she now lives in California.

For more information please visit Claudia H. Long’s website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, andPinterest.

Other Titles by Claudia H. Long
Josefina’s Sin
The Harlot’s Pen



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6 comments:

  1. I absolutely love historical fiction, though I've never read anything set in Mexico. This sounds absolutely fascinating!

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  2. Love historical religion.Mexico&

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  3. I read a lot of HF, but this will be a new and different setting for me. Sounds interesting.

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  4. I'm just scratching the surface on the history of Mexico and this looks like an enjoyable book that deals with an interesting period. I'd like to give it a read. Thanks.

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  5. This historical is captivating since I have read a great deal about this subject which interests me greatly. Being Jewish and living where there are many Crypto Jews this novel is a treasure. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I've never read a book set in Mexico, so I'm excited to read this book!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

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