Raving Readers’ Comments

Praise for The Loyalist’s Luck, Book 2 in the Loyalist trilogy:

The Loyalist’s Luck#2 in The Loyalist Trilogy r1.indd“Wow!  Even better than the 1st – suspense , mystery, emotion, wonderful use of simile and metaphor – a page turner.”   Wayne

“–an emotional read!  …you wrote the battle scenes in such detail, I felt as though I were in the midst of the horror and fear; I didn’t realize how gruesome the War of 1812 was until you brought it to life again.  Then I felt the anguish and despair of the settlers as their homes were being burned. I appreciated your turns of phrase and vivid descriptions of setting and character.”  An admirer, Dale

“From the opening of the first page, [Elaine] writes in a way that made me read with lightening speed, for at every turn of the page, a new drama, twist, or turn, was occurring…..Elaine’s writing will give you a bird’s eye view into another time and place we don’t always read about and propel us into a time we couldn’t imagine living in.”   Erin at Oh, For the Hook of a Book.

“The Loyalist’s Luck is a wonderful sequel!  It’s one of the best I’ve read in a long time. It picks up right where The Loyalist’s Wife left off and takes the reader to Canada with a group of loyalists escaping the American Revolution. At its heart, The Loyalist’s Luck is the story of a family sticking together through good times and bad.  It is a well-written, engaging story and I really look forward to its sequel.”    Denise at So Many Books, So Little Time.

“Your characters took on more complexity as they wrestled with physical and ethical challenges. Terrific!!!” Carol.

“Thx…Elaine. I am waiting to see u in person to tell u how much I loved the 2nd book! It had me in tears…and I don’t cry that easily!…We just have no idea how these settlers suffered. Your book should be part of a history course or even [just] parts of the book [should be]!”   Brian Jackson.

Praise for The Loyalist’s Wife, Book 1 in the Loyalist trilogy:

The Loyalist's Wife_cover_Mar18.indd“The Loyalist’s Wife is an amazing piece of historical fiction. It is not a romanticized portrayal of the Revolutionary War; but a realistic depiction that you will not forget.” Kinx’s Book Nook

“absolutely fascinating….Cougler doesn’t hold back on the gritty realities of what a couple might have gone through at this time, and gives a unique view of the Revolutionary War that many might never have considered.” Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews.

“I found this book to be a zippy, emotional story that had a familiar-ish setting but unusual orientation for our hero and heroine, so those who like American Revolution-era novels but want to see it from a different viewpoint should consider this book!” Unabridged Chick: Enthusiastic Book Reviews

“[The Loyalist’s Wife] isn’t the gung-ho perception of feminine strength that has become so popular of late, but it is no less significant and I applaud Cougler’s recognition of that.” Flashlight Commentary: Literary Reviews From A Late Night Reader

“an intriguing story” A Bookish Affair

“I’ve just finished the book. Great read….It was a good book perhaps the best 20 bucks I’ve spent in a while. Good job.” Pete James

“I highly recommend this book for any student of history or anyone just looking for a wonderful story.” Book Lovers Paradise

“Elaine’s storytelling is brave and bold.” Oh, for the Hook of a Book

“Elaine’s storytelling ability is fantastic! She drew me into this novel right off the beginning and I found I could not put it down….The Loyalist’s Wife was a great read and I can’t wait for the second one in the trilogy. Full of great characters that I came to truly care about and an interesting time in history The Loyalist’s Wife is a must read for historical fiction fans!” Peeking Between the Pages

“Cougler has done a good job of describing John’s daily life as a member of Butler’s Rangers, but where she really shines is in her descriptions of Lucy’s life back on the farm….As a lover of historical fiction, I found it refreshing to read an American Revolution-era novel told from the Loyalist point of view. ” Confessions of an Avid Reader

“I loved it and am looking forward to the sequel.” Carolyn

“I enjoyed it immensely, and look so forward to your next publication.” Cheryl

“a thoroughly enjoyable, exciting and anxious read. I bought it at the Niagara History Museum recently. It has been some time since I have read a book and was hesitant to turn the page; fearing the worse for Lucy. Even though I have read much on war during that time period, the level of ruthlessness was somewhat shocking to me, not sure why, as I know war is brutal. I want to thank you for this story and will likely read the next two in your trilogy.” Blair

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