Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Official Launch of "THE DRAGONS OF ALSACE FARM"!!!



Part of the Kindle Scout competition, 

The Dragons of Alsace Farm

was hot and trending for four weeks before its launch. 

Find out why during this blog tour!

It's a prize extravaganza this week!

1. I'm giving away two signed copies of "The Dragons of Alsace Farm" on my stop of the blog tour. To enter, sign  in to, click WANT TO READ, and report back below with a comment. Two winners will be chosen on August 6th.

2. Enter the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY for "Dragons." 

3. Enter the RAFFLECOPTER GIVEWAY to win a DATE NIGHT BASKET that includes:

          A $50  OUTBACK gift card
          A $30 AMC movie gift cards
          Belgian Waffle mix for breakfast, with gourmet syrups
          An autographed copy of "The Dragons of Alsace Farm" to read together after breakfast.

About the Book


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In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.

Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew. 

Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.

The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.

About the Author

I've spent most of my life in rural Maryland where husband Tom and I raised our four children.

The Dragons of Alsace Farm is my eighth published novel, and was inspired by a loved one’s struggle with the dragon of dementia. My women’s fiction novels include Unspoken (2004) and Awakening Avery (2010), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, I wrote the five volumes of my award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812.

Three new books are in progress. Please watch for my remake of Awakening Avery, a political suspense novel currently titled The Shell Game, both of which are slated for later in 2016; and a March 2017 novella I'm writing under the pen name of Addison Tayte. It's my contribution to the multi-author “Destination Billionaire Romance” series.

Let's Chat!

I LOVE hearing from readers. Contact me through my website:, on Twitter as @laurielclewis, or on my blog at

I Love Book Clubs!!!

The back of the book contains some thought-provoking book club questions. I'm currently scheduling video conferences with clubs who choose The Dragons of Alsace Farm as one of their selections in the next six months. You can email me at:

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Tour Schedule

July 31
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction

August 1
The Overactive Imagination-Author Interview

August 2

August 3

August 4
Laurel's Leaves-Author Interview

August 5
Phrey Press-Author Interview

August 6
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Conclusion and Giveaway Announcement

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Not-So-Funny-Thing Happened During Our Tour of the Capitol

Today's Capitol tour was more exciting than expected. After our tour, we hit the cafeteria with the kids. The sixteen of us lingered a bit past the 4:00 closing time. We were gathering up the trash and packing the kiddies, (seven adults and nine smidgeons) when an alarm started. A voice came over the PA announcing that the Capitol grounds were on lockdown, and the cafeteria staff flew into action. They were AMAZING. Hats off to them and probably everyone else, but I was immensely impressed with how they flew into action to protect us.

One worker commandeered one of the strollers, (we had two strollers and a wheelchair) and politely but firmly told us to follow quickly. Several other workers created an evacuation line to herd us to a secure place, assuring us we were safe as the alarm continued to sound. All the staff in there were equally calm, prepared, friendly, but in control of the situation as they moved us into the theater area. I was so proud and impressed.

Two school groups were searching for their students as we tried to get info. No one was saying much, but the Twitter feeds had the first report, then the news feeds started talking about a shooter outside.

We were fine and our containment only lasted about 45 minutes, but I felt safe and protected by the wonderful staff. Hats off to those cafeteria worker-turned-security people for jumping into action. Most of them spoke with accents and came here from other lands, but they placed themselves in front of us to keep us safe. PROUD AMERICANS ALL!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie L.C. Lewis

The Dragons of Alsace Farm

by Laurie L.C. Lewis

Giveaway ends August 11, 2016.
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