Friday, August 13, 2021

Author Interview & Giveaway: The Dollmaker's Daughter by Izzy James

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

Izzy 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.

Author Interview

Q: In what setting do you enjoy writing the most? 

Izzy: I like to write inside. It’s quiet and I’m in front of a big window facing a field full of my neighbor’s cows.

Q: What are you reading now?

Izzy: I’m usually reading two or three things at a time. Right now, I’m reading An Officer of Very Extraordinary Merit: Charles Porterfield and the American War for Independence by Michael Cecere, The Compleat Rancher by Russel H. Bennett, and I just finished His Holiday Prayer by Tina Radcliff.

Q: How many bookshelves are in your home?

Izzy: Ten and counting! We just moved so I downsized quite a bit, but since moved I’ve bought a few more books, so…

Q: Who is an author you would recommend to anyone and everyone?

Izzy: Regina Scott. Her books are light and witty and just plain well done. I have not read a bad one.

Q: What do you like to do when you aren't writing?

Izzy: READ. Knit, spin, and sew.

Q: Where can readers find out more about you and your novel?

Izzy: I have a website: I’m on Facebook, Instgram, MeWe, and Gab.

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. Thanks for featuring this book. Looking forward to reading it!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  2. I hope you like The Dollmaker's Daughter, Faith!

  3. This will be a very interesting second chance romance.