Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Tour #4 ♥ Seldom Come By Review + Giveaway[INT.]!

Friday, December 05, 2014

03_Seldom Come By (Iceberg Trilogy Book One) Cover

Please join Sherryl Caulfield as she tours the blogosphere for Seldom Come By, the first book in her Iceberg Trilogy, from November 24-December 13.

Seldom Come By(Book #1)
Sherryl Caulfield

Series: Iceberg Trilogy

Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Cedar Pocket Publishing
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Purchase: Amazon | B & N

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Synopsis: Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, fifteen year-old Rebecca Crowe’s fascination with icebergs leads her to save a shipwrecked survivor, Samuel Dalton, the nineteen-year old son of a Toronto medical family. Love sparks in the crystal cave of an iceberg but is thwarted by an unreasonable father and the Great War that drags Samuel and his brother, Matthew, to the Western Front as medical officers. Knowing Rebecca is home and safe in Newfoundland brings Samuel great comfort. But as the war moves towards its final harrowing days, they both discover that tragedy and terror can strike anywhere, setting their love on an unforeseen path. Only when Samuel and Rebecca can fully come to terms with such devastating loss and their impossible choices can their love soar. With an emotional intensity reminiscent of The Bronze Horseman, Seldom Come By, named after an actual place in Newfoundland, is an unforgettable journey across waves and time and the full spectrum of human emotions.

M Y  T H O U G H T S
Well.. I was quite surprised at the length of this novel when I received it. The book itself is huge. It required a lot of reading so I was hoping it would turn out to be a great book! Let's see now .. I adore historical fiction, I wouldn't say it's my favorite genre, but I love books set in a historical time. It helps me learn more about the time and place it took place - we should have these novels in educational settings instead of giant textbooks which teach us nothing.

  • I haven't read too many novels on icebergs, actually I haven't read any novels based on this setting. The only thing close to it I've seen is the movie Titanic. The concept itself is really amazing - two teens on a iceberg. Rebecca and Samuel cross each other's paths and change each other's lives in various ways. Rebecca discovers Samuel when she saves him from a shipwreck. Finally, we have a novel where the heroine actually saves the hero, instead of vice versa. I liked the relationship they had with each other, it was intriguing. Rebecca and Samuel are basically opposite attracts. Samuel is quite different from Rebecca and her family. The author sure has a fine eye for imagery as well, I liked reading about the various  landscapes and scenes. It was vivid in detail, and I could literally picture the places in my mind. I liked that this novel wasn't solely a love story. Seldom Come By also focuses on the Canadian War experiences and the hardships people suffered, as well as the nation. It is about family, forgiveness, and consequences. 
  • As I have said before, the book itself is quite lengthy and takes a while to finish even if you're a fast reader like I am. Perhaps, it would have been better if the book was more shorter. I loved reading about the descriptions, and vivid imagery in this novel. I felt as if I was with the characters as well. At some parts the book did drag on though, it could have worked better for the book if it had less pages. This is a cute read overall, it did have potential.

02_Sherryl Caulfield Author
About the Author

Australian-born Sherryl Caulfield is a marketer, writer and traveller. After twenty years working for some of the world’s leading technology brands and a stint with Outward Bound, she longed to write about the human experience and the redemptive qualities of nature.

 In 2006, haunted by an encounter with a woman she met in Canada, Sherryl started what has now become known as The Iceberg Trilogy. From her home in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, she distilled the lives of three generations of women – Rebecca, Evangeline and Lindsay – over the course of a century. In the telling of their stories she crafted a series rich in landscapes – of sea, land and the human soul.For more information please visit Sherryl Caulfield's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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Disclosure: Review Copy was sent free of charge from the author via HF Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Interesting :)
    Have a nice day!

  2. Truly love your blog. Thanks for stopping by. New follower on GFC :)


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  3. Oh, this sounds like a TERRIFIC read! Like you, I've never read any romance or historical novels with an iceberg setting. Very intriguing! I'm not entering the giveaway, though, because I do prefer printed books. So I'm adding this one to my TBR, as well as my Amazon wish list. Thanks for the great review!! : )

    1. Yaay! I hope you enjoy reading this book, I'm always on the hunt for new amazing books =) Thanks so much!

  4. This sounds like a pretty unique book! I have never heard of one written in this setting either or about icebergs, and it seems like it was well written. It's a shame it's so long though, because sometimes it can seem like it was dragged out in places. Overall, sounds good!

    1. I agree, I have never heard of that concept in novels atleast. It's a unique book but quite long. Thanks hun! ♥

  5. The premise sounds great. Thank you for sharing the giveaway!


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