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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - The Dollmaker’s Daughter Author: Izzy James On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book:  The Dollmaker’s Daughter

Author: Izzy James

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: July 16, 2021

Forgetful scientist Simon Morgan lost his chance with Amity Archer ten years ago. He knows there is no hope…until a sea captain trades a meal for an ancient stone reputed to have the power to give him his heart’s desire. Immediately after pocketing the stone, Simon runs into Amity. Did the ancient artifact cause this chance encounter or was it mere coincidence?

Like her favorite travel writer Mrs. Peabody, Amity Archer yearns for adventure, but she’s horrified when her father asks Simon Morgan to escort her on her first real adventure.

With Amity’s Aunt Clementine as a buffer between them, will Simon be able to prove that his love for Amity is real? Can Amity show Simon that her love for him has nothing to do with a so-called magical rock?


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About the Author

IzzyJamesIzzy James lives in coastal Virginia with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.


More from Izzy

I am a Geographer by degree. So maps and the shapes of the earth fascinate me. It keeps me looking at the ground. Where I live in Virginia we still travel the imprint of colonial roads. Former villages have been swallowed by large urban areas, but the land is still there. Amity Archer travels these roads on the adventure to love in The Dollmaker’s Daughter.

It makes The Dollmaker’s Daughter special to me. I have traveled the roads Amity and Simon cover many, many times. The research for this book kept me up nights reading true accounts of traveler and taverns in colonial times.

My Thoughts

  The Dollmaker’s Daughter is a historical fiction book that is written by  Izzy James. I have read one other of the author's books and I was excited to read this one. This book is set in 1776 in Virginia. I love that she writes this time period. It's such an important time in our history. This book does feature some characters from the first book - but you can read it as a stand alone. 

Amity Archer wants to travel, she wants to go on adventures. She wants to capture her travels and write about them. Amity wants to interview soldiers and their families and her father finally agrees to allow this to happen, but Simon Morgan  has to escort her. Simon and Amnity have a past and Amnity is not thrilled about this arrangement. She goes along with it so that she can write her story. 

Simon is thrilled. He feels like he missed out on his chance before. He is a scientist and has a coveted Horeb Stone that supposedly holds magical powers. There are a lot of people that desire to have this stone. He acquires it through trade. Simon escorts Amity and her aunt to Williamsburg so that she can write on the soldiers and their families. 

This book has well written characters, a fun storyline, is well researched. The Revolutionary war is touched upon throughout the book, but it is not the main focus of the story. I enjoyed the main characters (Amnity's father not so much, but you will need to read it and find out why) 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program, all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 7

By The Book, August 8 (Author Interview)

Connect in Fiction, August 8

Inklings and notions, August 9

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, August 10

Abba’s Prayer Princess, August 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 12

Beauty in the Binding, August 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 13

For Him and My Family, August 14

Texas Book-aholic, August 15

Connie’s History Classroom, August 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, August 18

deb’s Book Review, August 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 20


To celebrate her tour, Izzy is giving away the grand prize package of an eBook copy of The Dollmaker’s Daughter and a tea cup!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. The time setting will make reading this book a unique experience.

    1. Thanks, Roxanne :-) I hope you like The Dollmaker’s Daughter!!

  2. This book sounds so good. The title is interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!
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