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Monday, March 30, 2020

About the Book

Book:  Vengeance is Mine Saith Mi’Lord
Author: Tammy Kirby
Genre:  Inspirational Victorian Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2019
Forced into a peer’s realm. Devastated by the death of his beloved sister. With vengeance burning a hole in his heart, will a distraught brother see the damage he’s causing in time to prevent the worst mistake of his life?
Kidnapped for a crime she didn’t commit. Ostracized from society. Can a broken debutante find the peace she craves at Haven House, or must she face her monsters over a ballroom—again?
Captain Nick Rutherford vows revenge against the man who murdered his sister. When the coward escapes, Nick discovers a way to flush him out. Never mind that what he proposes goes against everything he believes in.
Lady Piper Connor faces society’s whispers with her head high. When Captain Rutherford, the new Marquess of Blackwell, forces her to spend the night in his townhouse, she wants to hide in shame—for a moment. Is it wrong to feel relief when one is cast out of society?
Squaring her shoulders, she steps into the morning wearing the same clothes she’d worn to a ball the previous evening. Let them stare.
Join these two hurting people as they walk through overwhelming obstacles to find forgiveness and each other.
God loves her unconditionally, and that is enough. If only a certain marquess didn’t plague her thoughts.

Click here to get your copy.

As I write this review I pray that God will give me the right words to honor the writings of a book that was hard to read. The subject of sex trafficking is one I don’t like to read about. The author has done an excellent job of showing what horrors people go through as they are abused then tossed aside like garbage. Piper is a victim of revenge that at first seemed harmless. It is hard for others to understand what a traumatic experience will do to someone. Many of the young women in the story including Piper start to believe they are worthless. Oh that I could only tell those who are hurting how much God loves them.

Nick was not my favorite character at first but as I got to know him my heart went out to him. He really didn’t mean to cause Piper any harm. In his mind he believed he should take revenge for his sister’s death. He carries so much pain and guilt that only God could heal his heart. Piper and Nick must both find healing from their past. I enjoyed reading how the author took two people and brought them together in an unlikely relationship.  The theme of forgiveness is strong in the story and the realization that vengeance is not for us to act on.

Out of all the  author’s stories, this was the most honest and real look at what unconditional love is. It doesn’t matter about our past , only that we allow God to heal our anger, pride and guilt. We are not to carry shame as the women in the story did. I hope you will take the time to read what the author has written at the end of the book. It is powerful and reminds us not to live in fear. This book goes on my list of favorite books for 2020.

“Never let your scars define who you are. It is what is inside that counts. That is what Jesus looks at.”

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

About the Author

Tammy Kirby holds an associate degree in Registered Nursing, a cosmetology license, and the title of author. When she’s not helping heal the sick, or dabbling in color, you can find her at her computer, giving life to the characters clamoring inside her head to be set free.
In 2018 she released her debut novel, His Grace Forgiven, the first book in the Victorian Inspirational Romance series, Haven House. She developed a love for reading at a young age. Beauty and the Beast is her favorite fairytale, and I Love Lucy her favorite tv show from childhood. That being said, you’ll always find one of her characters having some of the same characteristics in Tammy’s works.
She uses her writing to show God’s love and forgiveness through characters from hundreds of years in the past, who face the same problems people face today. Taking broken heroes and heroines and showing them this truth is her mission.
Tammy lives with her husband, Roger in Northeast Louisiana, where she spends her free time doting on grandchildren, reading, crocheting, sewing and, of course, writing about how the Lord can take any sin, no matter how bad and turn it into a blessing to glorify Him. Her desire is for her writing to speak to her readers in a way that draws them closer to the One who loves them above all.

More from Tammy

When God placed the Haven House series on my heart and instructed me to put them on paper, I asked Him why me? He said because you’re not afraid to write what I tell you even if it’s uncomfortable. This entire series deals with forgiveness in some form or another. Can you forgive the unforgivable? What happens if you can’t?
As an avid reader, my favorite books are those I can apply to real life—my life. I will read almost any genre, but historical romance is my preference. My characters are flawed, even the Christian ones. In my writing I use them to show the world that God can fix anything we get ourselves into—if we ask.
Vengeance is Mine saith Mi’Lord is the third book in a series of five. One day I was sitting at my kitchen table working on the second book, when a handsome ship’s captain waltzed across the room. I knew then, Captain Rutherford would have his own story.
Because of hurtful circumstances, my hero, Nick acts completely out of character. Even though he doesn’t like himself for it, he can’t seem to stop the emotional carriage wreck he’s causing himself at the expense of my heroine, Piper. Throw in a cat named Satan whose alter-ego is Angel (according to my heroine), a cabin boy with a secret, a murder coverup, and you have all the makings for a fulfilling read.
I hope you enjoy Nick and Piper’s story. I certainly enjoyed bringing them to life for you.

Blog Stops

All 4 and About Books, March 24 (Author Interview)
Through the Fire Blogs, March 25 (Author Interview)
Remembrancy, March 26
Artistic Nobody, March 29 (Author Interview)
Vicky Sluiter, April 1 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, April 2
A Baker’s Perspective, April 3 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Tammy is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card & two signed books, His Grace Forgiven and Joy to the Earl!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Deana, Thank you for your wonderful review!

  2. This had to be hard to write, but we serve an awesome God.

  3. This book sounds like a very good read!

  4. This sounds good--but a hard read?

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  7. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.