Monday, September 8, 2014

Spotlight On This Is How I'd Love You by Hazel Woods Plus Giveaway!

I have had This Is How I'd Love You on my wish list ever since I saw this beautiful cover and read its unusual and intriguing synopsis. Now you have a chance to win a copy of your own! Continue below for information on this exciting new novel, the full blog tour schedule and how you can win a copy!

Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Plume Books
Formats: eBook, Paperback, MP3 CD
Pages: 320

Genre: Historical Fiction

As the Great War rages, an independent young woman struggles to sustain love—and life—through the power of words. It’s 1917 and America is on the brink of World War I. After Hensley Dench’s father is forced to resign from the New York Times for his anti-war writings, she finds herself expelled from the life she loves and the future she thought she would have. Instead, Hensley is transplanted to New Mexico, where her father has taken a job overseeing a gold mine. Driven by loneliness, Hensley hijacks her father’s correspondence with Charles Reid, a young American medic with whom her father plays chess via post. Hensley secretly begins her own exchange with Charles, but looming tragedy threatens them both, and—when everything turns against them—will their words be enough to beat the odds?


Praise for This Is How I’d Love You

“In This is How I’d Love You, Hazel Woods explores the enduring nature of an improbable love born of words, washed in tragedy, and sustained despite impossible circumstances. With prose as immediate and evocative as a painting, Woods accomplishes the magic of rendering sorrow into hope and fear into courage. It is as idealistic a tale as it is clear-sighted, a brilliant alchemy few novels achieve. Readers, prepare to melt” — Robin Oliveria, author of My Name is Mary Sutter


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About the Author

Hazel Woods lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. For more information please visit You can also find her on Twitter.




This Is How I’d Love You Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 25

Review & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, August 27
Interview at Dab of Darkness

Friday, August 29
Interview at Book Babe

Monday, September 1
Review & Interview at Closed the Cover

Tuesday, September 2
Review & Interview at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, September 3
Review at The Bookworm

Thursday, September 4
Review at Booktalk & More

Friday, September 5
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Monday, September 8
Spotlight & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Tuesday, September 9
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, September 10
Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes

Friday, September 12
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair
 Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Monday, September 15
Review & Guest Post at Bookish

Tuesday, September 16
Review at Book of Secrets

Wednesday, September 17
Review at Book Nerd


Thank you to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the opportunity to offer up one paperback copy of This Is How I'd Love You here on Historical Tapestry! This giveaway is open to those in the US and you have until September 15th to leave a comment below to be entered to win.

For your comment let me know why you want to win the book. Be sure to leave your email address (no email, no entry!). For extra entries share this giveaway online and leave a separate comment with the link to where you shared. That's it! I will announce the winner on September 16th and email the winner for their mailing address. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I pick another winner. Good luck everyone!


  1. I've been reading lots of WWI historical fiction lately, but mostly from the POV of the English. This novel with its New Mexico setting sounds intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway. lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. I agree totally! So many books about WWI or WWII are from the point of view of the English or French or German (which I love, by the way :) ) so this unique setting is really intriguing!

  2. Thanks for this fascinating historical which sounds unforgettable, emotional, and memorable. The era is extremely interesting and the locale captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Oh, I saw this at the bookstore yesterday. I would love to win :)

  4. Who doesn't want to win a book about WWI that has a picture of an authentic, antique stamp on it? Just sayin'

  5. What a wonderful and unique premise. The period is compelling and the setting very interesting. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. I love all types of historical fiction and this one really sounds fascinating.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  7. I love historical fiction especially this era. I also love letter writing even though it's just about a lost form anymore. What a beautiful cover!

  8. It’s a time period that interests me and I like epistolary format in novels.
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  9. Also posted on Twitter -

  10. I have read a few books set during WWII but none during WWI so that caught my attention. I also like the cover. I miss the days of having penpals.

    1. forgot to add my email - funmail07 AT gmail DOT com

  11. I've seen this one a lot lately and I want to read it. I remember, because I love that vintage cover! I haven't really read much form the WWI era, so this will be interesting.

  12. Oops...forgot to leave my email....

    time2read2 at gmail dot com

  13. Okay everyone, using a random number generator the winner of a copy of This Is How I'd Love You is.....traveler!!! Let me just say I am uber jealous, traveler, and I hope you love it!! I will send out an email now and if I don't hear back from traveler within 48 hours I will pick another winner. Thank you to everyone who entered and be sure to keep an eye out for more winners to come!