Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Under the Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour for Under the Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse. This blog tour for organized by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. On my stop, I have some notable quotables from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway to win a copy of the book, a Starbucks gift card, and a seasonings gift box. Be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Under the Bayou Moon
Author: Valerie Fraser Luesse
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: August 3rd 2021
Print Length: 352 pages
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
When Ellie Fields accepts a teaching job in a tiny Louisiana town deep in bayou country in 1949, she knows her life will change--but she could never imagine just how dramatically.

Though rightfully suspicious of outsiders, who have threatened both their language and their unique culture, most of the residents come to appreciate the young and idealistic schoolteacher, and she's soon teaching just about everyone, despite opposition from both the school board and a politician with ulterior motives. Yet it's the lessons Ellie herself will learn--from new friends, a captivating Cajun fisherman, and even a legendary white alligator haunting the bayou--that will make all the difference.

Take a step away from the familiar and enter the shadowy waters of bayou country for a story of risk, resilience, and romance.

Author Favorites
From Under the Bayou Moon
By Valerie Fraser Luesse

“Paddling the bayou made Ellie breathe differently. No matter what troubles might be swirling in her head, the simple act of gliding over the waters of the Teche calmed her spirit and eased her mind.”
“The scene stirred long suppressed memories of a mother’s touch, of comforting arms wrapped around him in a storm, of childhood hurts “kissed well,” of rosary beads drawn through loving hands and prayers softly spoken in French.”
“A rebellious nature will make you feel right at home in Louisiana.”
“People say some mighty strange things when they’re at a loss for words, don’t they?”
Valerie Fraser Luesse is the bestselling author of  Missing Isaac,  Almost Home, and The Key to Everything, as well as an award-winning magazine writer best known for her feature stories and essays in Southern Living, where she is currently senior travel editor. Specializing in stories about unique pockets of Southern culture, Luesse received the 2009 Writer of the Year award from the Southeast Tourism Society for her editorial section on Hurricane Katrina recovery in Mississippi and Louisiana. A graduate of Auburn University and Baylor University, she lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, Dave.
Win a copy of Under the Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and a Flavors of the Bayou seasonings gift box.  
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Or, visit the blogs directly:

8/3/21 - Notable Quotable - All the Ups and Downs
8/3/21 - BONUS Promo - LSBBT Blog
8/4/21 - Author Interview - The Book's Delight
8/4/21 - BONUS Promo - Hall Ways Blog
8/5/21 - Review - StoreyBook Reviews
8/6/21 - Review - Tangled in Text
8/7/21 - Excerpt - Stories Under Starlight
8/8/21 - Excerpt - Forgotten Winds
8/10/21 - Top Five - Chapter Break Book Blog
8/11/21 - Review - Jennie Reads
8/12/21 - Review - The Plain-Spoken Pen
8/12/21 - BONUS Review - Jennifer Silverwood

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  1. Awesome! This sounds like a great book! Cool giveaway too!

  2. Do you have a special place where you like to write?

  3. Loved this book so much! Her worldbuilding and alliteration were pure gold <3