Monthly Archives: January 2018

Join us for THE SOLDIER’S RETURN @hfvbt #blogtour Jan 30-Feb 16! Enter the #historicalfiction #giveaway


This week, THE SOLDIER’S RETURN is on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours! During the Blog Tour we are giving away a paperback set of The Master and the Maid and The Soldier’s Return to one lucky winner! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form featured on this link:

The year is 1626. A senseless war rips through parts of Germany. Ongoing animosity between the Catholics and the Protestants has turned into an excuse to destroy much of the landscape situated between France, Italy and Denmark. But religion only plays a minor role in this lucrative business of war.

The young dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, returns to Amsterdam in chains after a period of imprisonment in the Spice Islands. He manages to escape but must leave Amsterdam in a hurry. Soldiers are in demand in Germany and he decides to travel with a regiment until he can desert. His hope of survival is to reach Sichardtshof, the farm in Franconia, Germany; the farm he left ten years ago. His desire to seek refuge with them lies in his fond memories of the maid Katarina and her master, the humanist patrician Herr Tucher. But ten years is a long time and the farm has changed. Franconia is not only torn by war but falling victim to a church-driven witch hunt. The Jesuit priest, Ralf, has his sights set on Sichardtshof as well. Ralf believes that ridding the area of evil will be his saving grace. Can Pieter, Katarina and Herr Tucher unite to fight against a senseless war out of control?

The Soldier’s Return is the second book in the Heaven’s Pond Trilogy.


Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Historical book “The Soldier’s Return” by Laura Libricz.


Reviewed By Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite: After ten years, a young Dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, is returning to Amsterdam in chains, after being captured and imprisoned in the Spice Islands. But he can’t stay in Amsterdam. After his escape, the only place he hopes to find solace is Sichardtshof, a farm in Franconia, Germany. But after being away for ten years, will it still be the same and will he still find the hospitality and warmth of the patrician, Herr Tucher, and his maid, Katarina? Follow the protagonist during a period of turbulence, of conflict between Catholics and Protestants. It is against this backdrop that Pieter navigates through deadly traps and dangerous terrain to find refuge, but can he? The Soldier’s Return by Laura Libricz is a powerful historical novel with a strong setting and memorable characters.

The language is what first caught my attention: it is beautiful, at times poetic, and it unveils elements of the religious, historical, and cultural settings in intelligent and relevant ways. Apart from writing a gripping story, Laura Libricz has taken readers on a historic ride to relive the religious conflicts of the seventeen century, weaving into her narrative great social, religious, and political commentaries. I enjoyed the descriptive style of the narrative, the well-written dialogues, and the surprises and twists in the plot. The tone is unique and compelling, the conflict huge and masterfully handled. It is no wonder that The Soldier’s Return will appeal immensely to fans of historical novels with great settings and compelling characters.

You can learn more about Laura Libricz and “The Soldier’s Return” at

LäGzz announces PURE WHITE LIGHT #musicvideo release #dance #edm

LäGzz announced the release of the video PURE WHITE LIGHT! This is the title track of the upcoming CD, to be released on February 23, 2018 by THE BUT! MUSIC GROUP.

Watch for the #releaseday FEB 23 #edm CD PURE WHITE LIGHT @butmusicgroup

The But! Music Group is excited to announce the February 23 release of the new electropop CD called PURE WHITE LIGHT by the band LäGzz! Watch this space for preorder links!

Read the 5* buzz for The Soldier’s Return #historicalfiction by #RRBC author Laura Libricz


“Men’s favorite sport was ceaselessly played on the battlefields…”

Ms. Libricz finds sure footing in this follow-up to The Master and the Maid. The Heaven’s Pond Trilogy is especially pertinent today when women’s role in society is being questioned and hard-won territory challenged. In 1630 Germany, single women, especially with money, were singled out by the powers that be as witches and their fortunes confiscated. Daughters were valuable only if they brought acreage with them to their marriage and were used as pawns. And war, men’s favorite sport, was ceaselessly played on the battlefields of their lives. Besides the attention to historical domestic accuracy which Ms. Libricz displayed in her first book, her storytelling talents are running on all cylinders in The Soldier’s Return. Ms. Libricz has accomplished an admirable feat: creating a riveting fictional world in the context of historical accuracy. You do not have to read the first book in the series to enjoy this one, but I think it will enhance the experience. I am definitely looking forward to the third book in this series and, in fact, much more from Ms. Libricz.

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