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“Beyond the Yew Tree” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this morning or afternoon. as you may have seen I have already posted a review, and because it’s never enough to have just one, you all need more books to your TBR, I bring you another one.

Beyond the Yew Tree“, written by Rachel Walkley, is a Women’s Fiction Mystery and Contemporary novel, with a ghost story in the mix, published on March 27th 2020 by Spare Time Press.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel Walkley 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.

Beyond the Yew Tree


Synopsi

Beyond The Yew Tree CoverWhispers in the courtroom.

Only one juror hears them.

Can Laura unravel the truth by the end of the trial?

In an old courtroom, a hissing voice distracts shy juror, Laura, and at night recurring nightmares transport her to a Victorian gaol and the company of a wretched woman.

Although burdened by her own secret guilt, and struggling to form meaningful relationships, Laura isn’t one to give up easily when faced with an extraordinary situation.

The child-like whispers lead Laura to an old prison graveyard, where she teams up with enthusiastic museum curator, Sean. He believes a missing manuscript is the key to understanding her haunting dreams. But nobody knows if it actually exists.

Laura is confronted with the fate of two people – the man in the dock accused of defrauding a charity for the blind, and the restless spirit of a woman hanged over a century ago for murder. If Sean is the companion she needs in her life, will he believe her when she realises that the two mysteries are converging around a long-forgotten child who only Laura can hear?

Ordinary women.

Extraordinary experiences.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

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Author Bio

Aspiring writer who pens Women’s Fiction and magical tales about family secrets.

Rachel Walkley PhotoWhat else?

An East Anglian turned Northerner – almost.

Information professional, always.

Biologist, in my memories.

Archivist, when required.

Amateur pianist and flautist.

Reluctant gardener.

Scribbler of pictures.

And forever…. a mother and wife.

Oh, not forgetting, cat lover!

Social Media Links: Goodreads | TwitterFacebook | InstagramWebsite | Newsletter


My Review

This is the first novel I have read written by Rachel Walkley and what a great introduction to an author’s work.

I have found out recently that I quite enjoy books that this dual timeline, because I love historical fictions as much as I love contemporary ones, so this kind of genre ends up being perfect to me. When I read the blurb and saw that element of the story, I got really excited. Truth be told, as I was reading, it was one of the things I loved the most about the story.

P1070894We follow Laura in her journey to uncover a mystery, while still being conscious about her role as a juror. I loved getting to know the characters, present and past, and see the changes in Laura through out the book.

Chapter after chapter, I felt as if I was truly involved in the story. Getting to know the setting and the characters, getting to go after the truth and sometimes finding more questions than answers, and getting to see another time period and learning the history of that moment and place.

Overall, it was a beautiful and well developed plot, that took us on a paced adventure that grabbed my attention to the fullest. I will keep my eyes open for more books this author my write, and I will definitely check out her other works. This novel, like I said previously, is a good start if you don’t know this dual timeline plot, and a fantastic way to met an author, since it left me curious about her books.


Giveaway

For a chance to Win One copy of “The Last Thing She Said” or “The Woman of Heachley Hall” Enter Here.

(Open International)

  • If the winner is in the UK then it will be a print copy, otherwise International winner is e-book.

Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

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Blog Tour · Historical Romance · Reviews

“On a Falling Tide” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this morning or afternoon, hope you are all staying safe, even if you are still going to work. If you are staying at home and are looking for books to read, I bring you a review today, and maybe that will help.

On a Falling Tide“, written by Georgia Hill, is a Historical Romance, with a ghost story in the mix, published on November 26th 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Georgia Hill 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.

On A Falling Tide


Synopsis

On a Falling TideTwo women. Connected by heartbreak, separated in time. Can Charity save the man she loves, or will Lydia’s vengeful spirit prove too strong?

Two haunting love stories and a hundred and fifty-year-old curse …

When the beloved grandfather who brought her up dies, Charity is left struggling to cope. Alone and rootless, she’s drawn to the sleepy fishing village of Beaumouth near Lyme Regis and begins to research her family tree. A chance encounter with attractive boat-builder Matt sparks a chain of mysterious and unsettling events and leads Charity to uncover the story of a young girl who lived in the village over a hundred years before.

In 1863 all Lydia Pavey wants to do is follow in Mary Anning’s footsteps and become a ‘fossilist.’ Instead, she is being forced into marriage to a man she barely knows.

Charity’s obsession with Lydia becomes all-consuming and she risks losing everything. With a longed-for family tantalisingly in reach, will Charity find the happy ever after she’s yearned for and, most importantly, can she save the man she loves?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Blkdog Publishing


Author Bio

Georgia Hill writes best-selling romcoms and historical fiction with romance at the heart. Although she writes in two genres, they have more in common than you might think; she puts serious issues into her romcoms and lots of humour into her historical novels.

She lives by the sea in the south west of England with her two beloved dogs – a spaniel and a delinquent cockapoo puppy, her husband (also beloved and not at all delinquent) and a ghost called Zoe. She loves Jane Austen, elephants, Belgian chocolate (all donations gratefully received) and Strictly Come Dancing.

Her stories come from everywhere and anything, so be careful what you tell her as you may end up in a book. She also finds inspiration in the folklore and history of the many places in which she’s lived. To put it politely, she’s had a portfolio career having worked in the theatre, for a charity and as a teacher and educational consultant before giving in and finally acknowledging that making up things was what she really wanted to do.

She has a nasty addiction to moving house but is trying to overcome this. After one house move too many, she lost all her notebooks and decided to stop talking about writing and actually do some. She’s been happily creating believably flawed heroines, intriguing men and page-turning stories ever since.

Social Media Links – FacebookTwitter | Website | Pinterest


My Review

I haven’t read many of Georgia Hill’s books but I love a good Historical Romance, and this one had amazing elements that made me enjoying the story a lot.

P1070784As we follow Charity and Lydia in this time slip story, we get to uncover mysteries as we go, and understand the characters in a deepest and emotional way. The main characters were very relatable and I could empathize with them. Brilliantly written and well developed.

The plot was interesting and the storytelling, both in the present and the past, were well crafted and I felt transported to that time and place, side-by-side with the characters, living with them. There was a good equilibrium in the story, in terms of the dark and light scenes as well as the pace, and the romance, drama and action moments.

I loved the story, I haven’t really read many books that have this feel too it, and that have this time slip kind of plot, and I quite enjoyed. I love Historical romances as much as I love contemporary ones, it’s kind of a good middle ground in a way. Plus, Georgia Hill wrote about such amazing people, with background that felt real and true, and that realism is something that I love in a book.

Overall, I felt as if it was the kind of book everyone that enjoys a dual time view should check out. It allowed this amazing moment of thinking and feeling, and reflecting about our lives, because of how it shows the connection we all have with the past, present and future.


Giveaway

For a chance to to Win paperbacks of “On a Falling Tide” and “While I was Waiting” Click Here.

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*Terms and Conditions –UK & Ireland entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Paranormal

Promo Post: “Haunted”, by Eve S. Evans

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a prom post. I met this author on Instagram and when I found out that her new book was releasing this month, I knew I had to tell you guys about it. And here I am!

Haunted“, written by Eve S. Evans, is a horror/paranormal novel, published 12th December 2019.

Happy Book Publishing Day!


51KBubgdvaL.jpgSynopsis

Binge-worthy and absolutely fascinating accounts of paranormal activity.

Haunted follows multiple people in the lowest points in their lives. Houses that refuse to let a person live in peace. Terror-filled nightmares that become a plaguing headache.

Recounts of deaths bundled with mere coincidental visions. And A 911 operator who receives the most notable call of her career.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Eve S. Evans is the author os several ghost and paranormal novels, including Darkness Wins, Seeded From Evil and Ghost Stories.

Social Media Links: Instagram | Goodreads | Website


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Crossroads in the Dark IV: Ghosts

Hello Friends!

How are you guys doing this lovely Saturday? Any good books you are reading?

I’m still sick, so I’m stuck at home, in bed most of the time, so I have been doing a lot of writing and I’m thinking about sharing with you guys the prologue. Besides that, I have been reading too.

And speaking about books… Today I have the privilege to help out with the cover reveal of Crossroads in the Dark IV: Ghosts, and Anthology in the Horror, Thriller and Suspense genres, that will be release on 1st December 2018, published by Burning Willow Press.

Here is the cover, blurb and some information about the authors.

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Blurb

critdIV-frontcoverOne night after a close friends’ funeral, you feel a strange tickle on your neck. At first you shrug it off as a figment of your imagination, or a flying pest, but then you feel it again… and again… and again. Turning you do not see anything there. Nothing, not even a shadow. In the far-reaches of your sight, you start to make out a somehow familiar figure, arising from the darkness of the corner of your room. You reach for the switch of the nightstand lamp only to knock it over to the floor. Your fear starts to rise along with the hairs on your neck. A familiar voice comes across the room… “Why didn’t you hear me…?”

Welcome back to the Crossroads.

Crossroads in the Dark IV: GHOSTS is a collection of short stories developed in hopes of bringing awareness to suicide prevention around the world. While the stories do not tell of suicide, they do tell of GHOSTS. For whom are the ghosts that haunt us daily? What are the remains of an otherwise perfect life ended far too soon? Which are the people who we find hardest to move forward from when we lose them? The easy answer is the ones we failed to save.

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Contributing Authors

Lily Luchesi (Forward): Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon Author Page

CC Adams: Website | Facebook | Twitter

L Bachman: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Alice J Black: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Carol Browne: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter

Nikki Collins-Mewha: Facebook | Twitter

James Crawford: Facebook | Twitter

Rachel de la Fuente: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram | Twitter | BookBub

Kerry Alan Denney: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter

Mirren Hogan: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Cindy Johnson: Facebook

Frank Martin: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon Author Page

James Master: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Brian G Murray: Website | Facebook

Michael Schutz: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Edd Sowder: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Kindra Sowder: Website | Facebook | Twitter

W T Watson: Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page

Donna Marie West: Goodreads

Kevin Wimer: Amazon Author Page

Peter Oliver Wonder: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Erin Yoshikawa: Facebook | Twitter

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The Rest of the Series

If CRITD IV sounds interesting to you, check out the other books in the series while you wait.

Crossroads in the Dark: Anthology of Morality: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble

Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble

Crossroads in the Dark III: Monsters Under Your Bed: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

Love,

Jess

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“The Ghost of Glendale” Review

Hello friends,

Happy Book Day!

I’m so excited for today, not only is it World Book Day, but it’s also the first day of the Blog Tour of Natalie Kleinman‘s book, “The Ghost of Glendale“. It’s also my first ever blog tour!

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For those that don’t know Natalie, here’s a quick bio:

Natale Kleinman - Author PhotoShe’s a published novelist and short story writer whose addiction to the books of Georgette Heyer and love of The Regency have been the inspiration for her latest book, The Ghost of Glendale.

Working on the premise that you never stop learning, she goes to any and every writing event and workshop she can. In addition she attends The Write Place Creative Writing School in Hextable in Kent, one of the rewards for which is an abundant supply of cream cakes to celebrate the frequent successes of its students.

Natalie is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, The Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She lives with her husband in southeast London.


The Ghost of Glendale‘ is the first book I’ve read of hers and I found it quite intriguing, but I will get to my review in a bit, first of all, here is the blurb:

P1050305.JPGAt twenty-four years old, Phoebe Marcham is resigned to spinsterhood, unwilling to settle for anything less than the deep love her parents had shared. That is, until adventurer Duncan Armstrong rides into her home wood, larger than life and with laughter in his eyes and more charm in his little finger than anyone she’s ever met before. Far from ridiculing her family ghost, Duncan resolves to help solve the mystery which has left Simon Marcham a spirit in torment for two hundred years.

You can get the book on Amazon.


P1050393Many of you that have been following my reviews know that I love Historical Romances and Regency books. So, of course, when Natalie sent me an email about her book and the blog tour, and we got to talk a bit, I was curious. I read ‘The Ghost of Glendale‘ blurb and it picked my interest, because it was different for the last few historical romances and regency books I have read.

The Ghost of Glendale‘ is a quick read, set in a time that made the storyline just a bit more magical than someone would expect especially with the paranormal aspect of the story.

It’s that paranormal aspect that intrigued me at first. I didn’t know what to expect. Would the historical and paranormal genre blend well? How will the characters reacted? Mystery? What’s the mystery? I wasn’t sure what to think so when I grabbed the book I was curious to know not only how the plot would develop, but I was also curious to know about the characters.

Phoebe is an amazing character. Since the first chapter until the very end. I have read a couple of Historical Romances and Regency books and so far I’ve been impressed by the female characters. Some are firecrackers, others a breath of fresh air. Phoebe was like this soft fresh air during a hot summer day. I was just perfect to read about her after a tiring day.

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The first time Phoebe met Duncan made me laugh. Not at the moment, but at myself, because I found myself wondering if I was going to get to read the book following him too. I just knew I would loved to read more about him and his thoughts. And I was not expecting that, which made me laugh.

So, yes, I sometimes laughed, I sometimes got surprised and it was not only a sweet and funny (to me) romance/relationship between the characters, but also a fun book in general. It was fun because Phoebe and Duncan were trying to solve a mystery and with everything that happens during the story, it was just enjoyable to read.

To me, there was a good balance between the paranormal and the historical romance aspect.

I recommend this book to everyone that loves Historical romances and want to read a book with a extra something, and for every paranormal fan that wants to read a book that happens during a different period of time.

I want to thank  Natalie Kleinman for the book and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the Blog Tour.

Don’t forget to go to Natalie Kleinman‘s social media accounts and website to find out more about her books and new about upcoming releases:

Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Website


 

P1050325Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

Love,

Jess