I wanted to posted this review early, but I wasn’t home most of the day. Anyway, here is the review of “Chasing Ghosts” a Historical Fiction book written by Madalyn Morgan, and part of her series ‘Dudley Sisters Saga‘.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Madalyn for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.
In 1949 after receiving treatment for shell shock in Canada, Claire’s husband disappears.
Has Mitch left her for the woman he talks about in his sleep? Or is he on the run from accusations of wartime treachery?
Claire goes to France in search of the truth, aided by old friends from the Resistance.
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Madalyn Morgan has been an actress for more than thirty years working in Repertory theatre, the West End, film and television. She is a radio presenter and journalist, writing articles for newspapers and magazines.
Madalyn was brought up in Lutterworth, at the Fox Inn. The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live, as there were so many different characters to study and accents to learn. At twenty-four Madalyn gave up a successful hairdressing salon and wig-hire business for a place at E15 Drama College, and a career as an actress.
In 2000, with fewer parts available for older actresses, Madalyn taught herself to touch type, completed a two-year correspondence course with The Writer’s Bureau, and started writing. After living in London for thirty-six years, she has returned to her home town of Lutterworth, swapping two window boxes and a mortgage, for a garden and the freedom to write.
Happy to be an Indie Author, Madalyn has successfully published six novels. Foxden Acres, Applause, China Blue and The 9:45 To Bletchley are set before and during WW2 and tell the wartime stories of Bess, Margot, Claire, and Ena Dudley. Foxden Hotel and Chasing Ghosts are both post war. Chasing Ghosts is a sequel to China Blue.
Madalyn’s books are available on Amazon – in paperback and all formats of eBook.
This is the first book in the series that I’m reading and I’m kind of sad that I didn’t read the other books, especially “China Blue” since that’s when we met Claire and Mitch. “Chasing Ghosts” follows them, now in 1949, and the disappearance of Mitch. And so the mystery begins.
I would have loved to read how they have met and fall in love, but even without those (and other) facts, I enjoyed the book. I got to feel empathy to the characters, because they felt so real and they emotions, fears, worries and dreams were so well put in the storyline that I got emotional with them.
Madalyn has a brilliant storytelling ability, she leaves us wondering and looking for the answers. Besides, the period of this book is the WWII and that brings emotions to everyone. And seeing how Madalyn Morgan told the story with so meticulous and it made me feel like I was in that time, in the book.
I don’t want to give spoilers, but I recommend you guys read the all series, that’s what I’m going to do as soon as I can, because I feel like that will help me see some connections I may have missed.
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