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Call Of The Sea JustRead Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Call of the Sea by Sian Ann Bessey, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


The Call of the Sea

Title: The Call of the Sea
Author: Sian Ann Bessey
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: November 1, 2022
Genre: Inspirational Historical/Viking Romance

On the eve of her betrothal to a nobleman she’s never met, Rhiannon seeks comfort on the shores of the sea she loves so well. But instead of offering peace to her uneasy heart, the ocean heralds doom with the arrival of dreaded Viking ships. A vicious raid leads to the death of her beloved father and leaves Rhiannon’s life in tatters. Heartbroken, she travels to Ynys Môn, where she takes up residence at the royal court of Owain Gwynedd.

Leif loves voyaging on the open water. As the son of a Viking chief, he’s accustomed to his people’s practice of plundering and looting. But when one of his companions ruthlessly kills an old man in front of the man’s beautiful daughter, Leif is haunted by the memory. Desperate to find forgiveness for the atrocity he allowed to occur, he’s offered a chance at redemption through the kindly teachings of an Irish priest and the unexpected arrival of a royal fugitive. Suddenly thrust into the midst of the Cymry’s political turmoil, Leif is reunited with the dead man’s daughter—Rhiannon. Forced to work side by side to uncover the truth behind the turmoil, they come to discover that love can grow from even the most tragic of beginnings. But with such incompatible backgrounds, surely a future together can never be theirs.

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Sian Bessy

Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the U.S. and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best selling author, a Foreward Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

Although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.” She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she’s home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of The Call of the Sea, $25 Amazon Gift Card, swag bundle (including stickers, bookmark, button, cross necklace), virtual book club kit, and ebook of The Heart of the Rebellion.

The Call of the Sea JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 31, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 7, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Call Of The Sea JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Launch Page at JustRead

October 31
Blossoms and Blessings
Blooming with Books
A Modern Day Fairy Tale

November 1
By The Book
Books Less Travelled
The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife

November 2
Beauty in the Binding
Books and Everyday Life
Heidi Reads…

November 3
Singing Librarian Books
Only By Grace Reviews
Reading Is My SuperPower

November 4
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
Happily Managing a Household of Boys
Hallie Reads

Beth, Hillary, Lindy, Caroline, Becka, Anna

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  1. Suzanne Sellner

    Someone’s killing your father, especially right in front of you, would require major forgiveness–only something God could provide. This would be an intense story with great possibilities. I’d love to read it.

  2. Eva Millien

    Happy Book Birthday, Sian! The Call of the Sea sounds like a great Viking book for me to read and enjoy! Good luck with your book and the tour!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

  3. Beatrice LaRocca

    A gorgeous cover and an intriguing synopsis, The Call of the Sea sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your bio and book details and for offering a giveaway

  4. Amy M.

    Excited about the unique location (Wales) and characters (Vikings) that you normally don’t have in CF.

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