Monday, January 26, 2015

Celebrating the Release Day for Alicia A. Willis' RISING TO THE CHALLENGE! :-)


I'm so happy to celebrate the release day for fellow author Alicia A. Willis {Yep, we've got the same first name!} for her new book Rising to the Challenge. This is the final installment for the Comrades of Honor series, a historical fiction trilogy.

{Cover design by Rossano Designs}

From what the early reviews are saying, there are plenty of fair maidens, honorable knights, and naughty squires for all you fans of historically-accurate medieval fiction. {This seems like it would make a great supplementary read for homeschooling, as well.}

You can find Rising to the Challenge both in e-book and paperback form on CLICK HERE ... If you want to read the trilogy in order, be sure to start with To Birmingham Castle: A Tale of Friendship and Devotion before reading In Search of Adventure: A Tale of Courage and Devotion and then finishing up with this third book Rising to the Challenge.

To whet your appetite, here's the exciting description for the final installment:
New difficulties arise for Sir Kenneth Dale in the exciting final installment in The Comrades of Honor Series. As a favorite of the Earl of Birmingham, his life appears tranquil – until the both beautiful Lady Clarissa and a headstrong orphan named Brion arrive in the castle. It is not long before Sir Kenneth finds himself not only in love, but also the master of the most difficult squire Birmingham has ever harbored.
Brion de Lantenac is nothing short of rebellious. Hatred for Sir Kenneth’s strict rules vents itself in constant disobedience, triggering continual clashes between himself and his new lord. But there is a reason behind his self-centered character. The murder of his family has caused heartbreak he may never recover from. Will he ever reveal his true identity to Sir Kenneth? And what about Guthrie, the man who sullied his father’s shire with treacherous hands and now seeks his demise?

Caught between a hopeless romance, a rebellious squire, and the enemies on all sides, Sir Kenneth finds himself challenged. Amidst battles, heartache, and dark mystery, he must somehow rise to meet the difficulties of his life with honor. Will he ever win his squire’s heart? Will he and Clarissa be forever separated? 
Join Sir Kenneth, Brion, and all the comrades of honor in a tale of perseverance, chivalry, and unconditional love. Treachery abounds and evil seems insurmountable. Will rising to the challenge preserve honor and win the day?
I don't know about you, but I've found a new book to add to my to-be-read list on Goodreads!

Grace and peace,
Alicia G. Ruggieri


  1. I got her novel that was free from when you shared on Google +! Will have to check out this series too! I like the cover! :)

    1. Oh, great! :-) I hope that you enjoy it - I especially loved the ending - which I, of course, read first. Haha. :-)


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