Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, Face of Fortune.

by Colleen Kelly-Eiding, which is being hosted by HFBT!

#FaceofFortune #ColleenKellyEiding #HFVBTBlogTours

Face of Fortune
by Colleen Kelly-Eiding

Publication Date: February 1, 2020
Phase Publishing
Paperback & eBook; 405 Pages

Series: The Shadows of Rosthwaite, Book Two
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance



Charlotte Pruitt, an auburn-haired beauty whose soul is as wild as the northern mountains she loves, lives day to day, hoping against hope that James Clarke still lives. The love of her life and father of their son had attacked a nobleman whom he caught attempting to rape Charlotte. Pursued by soldiers and attempting to escape, James plunged into a raging river and was last seen being pulled under by the torrent.

James who had fought to protect her and little Jack, is gone. Courage, strength, intellect, and a keen wit would have to be her guardians now.

A weaker person would crumble under the pressure of running a business, raising a child alone, fending off unscrupulous men, while always aware that the horrific villain, Edward Hawkes is still alive and bent on her destruction. Instead, Charlotte focuses on those less fortunate than herself. She becomes dedicated to helping Jane Rourke, a weaver, who is falsely accused of crimes and sentenced to death. Charlotte is offered a way to save Jane Rourke, but at a terrible price to herself. And what of Hawkes? How will she save herself and little Jack?

From the dark and gritty streets of Spitalfields, hiding secrets both good and evil, to the haunted moors of Devon, and to the perilous heights of the northern English mountains where Charlotte’s greatest test will come, this epic saga of human kindness, passionate love, and horrifying evil never ceases to enchant…and terrify.

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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own

Face of Fortune is a passionate historical fiction, like no other.

Charlotte Pruitt and James Clarke, saga continues in the Face of Fortune by Colleen Kelly-Eiding. This stunning next installment in The Shadows Of Rosethwaite series.

The story picks up right from the ending of the Favored By Fortune. Charlotte is a strong willed, courageous woman. Who has suffered heartache and disastrous fated events. She turns her attention on her young son and that of Pruitt and Byrd Ltd.

In a series of events she becomes in tangled with a unfortunate weaver Jane Rourke. Charlotte Pruitt a fierce mother, who is compassionate to those less fortunate than her, but her life is becoming more and more complicated.

The ultimate villain among villains, Edward Hawkes is steadfast on his path of

destroying Charlotte and all those close to her. Will his evil ever be stopped?!

James Clarke, is a man who loves Charlotte, but he is also a product of past events. Sometimes his emotional past comes back to haunt him. Seeking revenge on the sadistic Edward Hawke, His journey takes him to dark places. Hoping to put end to the murderous Mr Hawke, all the while He longing to be reunited with the love of his life and his son.

Face of Fortune is a character driven novel, compelling, and well-written read here. The storyline really intrigued, engaged, and entertained me.

Charlotte Pruitt and James Clarke sometimes tragic love affair continues in this fabulous book. the author’s incredible writing definitely captured my attention and drew me right in keeping me fully absorbed in this absorbing and engaging tale. Plus there were some pretty surprising and thrilling reveals that definitely got my adrenaline pumping moving this story forward for me. I was thoroughly entertained and and invested in the wide span of characters, from the main protagonist to the sub-characters. I found when I wasn’t reading this story I was thinking about the twists and turns that the characters were going through. The strength of this novel handsdown is the author’s fabulous characterizations and vibrant details.

Colleen Kelly-Eiding took me down a drama intense, heart-pounding faced paced road with secrets and twists and shocking moments that left me quite the happy reader after finishing this one and looking forward to the next one in the series.

I highly recommend.


About the Author

Colleen Kelly-Eiding is a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, and Actors’ Equity. Her husband is an actor, as are their two adult daughters. Theatre, acting and above all, storytelling, are part of her family’s DNA.

Colleen, was in the first class of women at Kenyon College in Ohio when the school went co-ed. She also studied drama and political science at the University of Manchester in England. She later received an MFA in acting from the University of Minnesota. She has been an actor, director, casting assistant, 3rd grade teacher, and audiometrist.

Favoured by Fortune and Face of Fortune have been occupying Colleen’s imagination for a quite a long time. After both daughters graduated college, she and husband Paul became empty nesters. The time seemed right for Colleen to bring young Ms. Pruitt, our heroine, to life and let Charlotte tell her story.

During her time in Manchester, Colleen fell in love with the country. When she returned to England to do research for her series, she was beyond elated. She interviewed a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, spent time researching indictment records from the 1760‘s at the Guild Hall in London, and walked the route that the carts of the condemned travelled from Newgate Prison to the Tyburn Tree. Visiting the tiny village of Rosthwaite, located in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley in the Lake District, where much of the action takes place, helped give context and inspiration to Colleen.

Colleen continues to act for stage and film. She studies sculpting and ceramics. And enjoys traveling to Comic Cons around the world, where her husband is a frequent guest.

Her series of historical novels is titled The Shadows of Rosthwaite. The second book in the series, Face of Fortune, was released on February 1, 2020. Published by Phase Publishing, LLC.

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During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Face of Fortune! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 8th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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