#TheSilentWoman #TerryLynnThomas #HFVBTBlogTours #Review

The Silent Woman
by Terry Lynn Thomas

Publication Date: April 11, 2018
HQ Digital
Paperback & eBook; 384 Pages

Genre: Historical Mystery
Series: Cat Carlisle, Book One

 

 

Would you sell your secrets?

Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.

Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.

Can she clear her name before it’s too late?

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About the Author

TERRY LYNN THOMAS grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, which explains her love of foggy beaches and Gothic mysteries. When her husband promised to buy Terry a horse and the time to write if she moved to Mississippi with him, she jumped at the chance. Although she had written several novels and screenplays prior to 2006, after she relocated to the South she set out to write in earnest and has never looked back.

Terry Lynn writes the Sarah Bennett Mysteries, set on the California coast during the 1940s, which feature a misunderstood medium in love with a spy. The Drowned Woman is a recipient of the IndieBRAG Medallion. She also writes the Cat Carlisle Mysteries, set in Britain during World War II. The first book in this series, The Silent Woman, came out in April 2018 and has since become a USA TODAY bestseller. The Family Secret is slated for release in March 2019. When she’s not writing, you can find Terry Lynn riding her horse, walking in the woods with her dogs, or visiting old cemeteries in search of story ideas.

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Coffee and Ink’s Review

Cat Carlisle appears at first to be a woman resigned to and yet absorbed by her problems—infertility, her cheating husband, and avoiding her few good friends. She’s an outsider, though she’s proved herself to her husband’s family and friends, for all the good it does her now, as her husband’s sister, Isobel, has made her a particular target to reinforce her self importance.

It’s easy to see at the onset why this is such a popular suspense novel. It’s well written and moves at a fairly brisk pace; Cat is very likable, a cut above the people who try to keep her down, looked up to by the people who need her. The only dangers, it appears at first, are empty threats from Isobel and perhaps using the wrong fork at an important dinner.

Well, hold on there. It’s also pre-WWII Britain, Hitler and Germany beginning to beat the war drums. Cat’s husband has something to do with the Air Ministry and makes quite a bit of money whatever he’s doing. The novel really takes off when one spy notices another spy sitting outside of Cat’s house and involves Cat in finding out why. Really enjoyable domestic spy thriller, looking forward to the second book in the series. 😀

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The Silent Woman

 

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#BurtonBlake #RobertMTucker #historical #histfic #bookblast #HFVBTBlogTours #HFVBT #giveaway

Burton Blake by Robert Tucker

Publication Date: January 6, 2019
Tell-Tale Publishing Group
eBook; 381 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

In this sequel to The Revolutionist, the American journey of three generations locks the neophyte company president, Burton Blake, in a vicious struggle with corporate intrigue, financial greed, and social corruption.

Born to a taxi dancer at the beginning of the Second World War, Burton’s father, Elias Blake, never knows his natural father, who is killed in the South Pacific. He is raised by his mother and stepfather from her second marriage who makes his fortune during the post war real estate boom of the 50’s. Their untimely death by his business partner leaves the boy Elias in the guardianship of his mother’s best friend and her marine vet husband who introduces him to the macho culture of guns and hunting.

Elias’s youth is influenced by the adult world’s drive for personal material gain. Over the next decades, he expands his parents’ original real estate empire into the diversified multi-divisional, multi-national corporation that he leaves to his son, Burton.

Upon his forced return from traveling and working with oppressed third world people, Burton learns increasingly more about the true nature of his deceased father as he undertakes the challenges of leading the company in a new direction.

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Rob is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his graduate degree in communications from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Rob worked as a business and management consultant to advertising, corporate communications, and media production companies as well as many others. Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes much of his time to writing.

He is a recipient of the Samuel Goldwyn and Donald Davis Literary Awards. An affinity for family and the astute observation of generational interaction pervade his novels.

His works are literary and genre upmarket fiction that address the nature and importance of personal integrity.

For more information, please visit Robert Tucker’s website. You can also find him on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

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Burton Blake

ShakespearesWitch #SamanthaGrosser #HFVBTBlogTours#Review

Shakespeare’s Witch
by Samantha Grosser

Publication Date: March 20, 2019
Sam Grosser Books
eBook & Paperback; 358 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

 

Love, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Madness.

A fortune told …
When Sarah Stone foresees Will Shakespeare’s latest play has opened doors to evil, she begs the playwright to abandon it. But Will refuses, aware the play is one of his best. And so rehearsals for Macbeth begin.

Forbidden desires …
After her vision, Sarah fears for her life – she has never known the shewstone to lie, and she turns to her brother Tom for comfort. A strange darkness seems to haunt the playhouse, and when Tom sets out to seduce John Upton, the boy actor who plays Lady Macbeth, the boy sees the hand of witchcraft in his own forbidden desires for men. Then Sarah weaves a spell to win the love of the new lead actor, and John, terrified for the safety of his soul, begins to make his accusations.

The Spirits have spoken …
As rehearsals continue, Sarah and Tom must struggle to convince John he is mistaken and that his sins are his own – their lives and the fortune of the play are at stake. But the Spirits have spoken – will the fate that Sarah foresaw come to pass or is their destiny their own to decide?

Set against the first production of Macbeth in 1606, Shakespeare’s Witch is a seductive tale of the origins of the curse of the Scottish Play.

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About the Author

Historical fiction author Samantha Grosser originally hails from England, but now lives on the sunny Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband, son and a very small dog called Livvy.

Combining a lifelong love of history with a compulsion to write that dates from childhood, Samantha is now bringing her passion for telling compelling stories to the world.

Samantha has an Honours Degree in English Literature and taught English for many years in Asia and Australia. She is the author of wartime dramas Another Time and Place and The Officer’s Affair, and The King James Men, set during the turbulent early years of 17th Century.

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Coffee and Ink’s Review

Shakespeare’s Witch is an un-put-down-able novel set in Elizabethan London centering on the actors in Will Shakespeare’s newest tragedy, Macbeth. Will has asked Sarah, half-sister of their costumer, Tom, to scry for him, as writing the play gives him nightmares and the future of it is uncertain. What Sarah also sees that night about herself and her brother is what she fights throughout the novel to keep from happening—death, horror, and dishonor. The rise and fall of the characters makes for a fascinating read into the superstitious, witch-hunting minds of the populace. Well researched and impeccably written, the immersion into this world and the story is well worth the bit of squeamishness caused by Sarah and Tom’s relationship. Dark, complicated and intense. I loved it!

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Shakespeare’s Witch

A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

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Coffee and Ink’s Review

This has got to be one of the most fantastic, well-written Romances I’ve read lately, a pure delight.   Romance isn’t high on my list these days, but I’ll definitely be reading more Alyssa Cole.

Portia Hobbs is pursuing an apprenticeship in swordmaking in Scotland that will round out her degrees in art history and multiple museum internships. She is also remaking herself, dropping bad habits like alcohol and men and negativity.

The level of detail is what drew me right into the story, the immediacy, the freshness. Portia is a hot mess on the inside, but as her online presence shows, she’s determined to be the heroine of her own story. Armed with her phone, intelligence, attitude and pepper spray, this should all work out for her, right?

As Kevyn the taxi driver said, “Aye, this is going to be grand.”

Very few books make me laugh out loud—this is one of them.

Destined to become a favorite Christmas re-read, perhaps….:D

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Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way

New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.

Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice, and his attraction to her, but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project.

Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

#TheLostHistoryofDreams #KrisWaldherr #BookBirthday #HFVBTBlogTours

Today is the publication day for Kris Waldherr’s THE LOST HISTORY OF DREAMS! In this captivating debut novel in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale, a post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future.

When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead in his bath one morning in 1850, the task of burying his body falls to his estranged cousin, historian turned postmortem photographer Robert Highstead. De Bonne’s will instructs that he should be buried in an unusual chapel, a stained glass folly set on the Shropshire moors, built to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. It has since been locked to all outsiders—especially the rabid, cultlike fans of de Bonne’s final book, The Lost History of Dreams. Only Ada’s grief-stricken niece, Isabelle, holds the key—but she refuses to open the glass chapel unless Robert agrees to her bargain: Before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record the real story behind her aunt’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights.

Sweeping and darkly atmospheric, THE LOST HISTORY OF DREAMS is a Gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between past and present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death. And remember, all love stories are ghost stories in disguise.

Now available at LostHistoryBook.com.

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The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr

Publication Date: April 9, 2019
Atria Books
Hardcover & eBook; 320 Pages

Genre: Historical/Gothic/Mystery

A post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale.

All love stories are ghost stories in disguise.

When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne’s last book, The Lost History of Dreams.

However, Ada’s grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle’s story of Ada and Hugh’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights.

As the mystery of Ada and Hugh’s relationship unfolds, so does the secret behind Robert’s own marriage—including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since the tragic accident three years ago, and the origins of his own morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn’t—things from beyond the grave.

Kris Waldherr effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death.

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Praise for The Lost History of Dreams

“Scheherazade-like … haunting… Waldherr writes that ‘love stories are ghost stories in disguise.’ This one, happily, succeeds as both.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An unexpected delight that grows steadily more compelling as its pages fly by.” —Booklist

“A sensual, twisting gothic tale that embraces Victorian superstition much in the tradition of A.S. Byatt’s Possession, Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.”—BookPage

“Eerily atmospheric and gorgeously written, The Lost History of Dreams is a Gothic fairy-tale to savor.” – Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of THE ALICE NETWORK and THE HUNTRESS

“The Lost History of Dreams is a dark, shimmering gem of a novel, glittering with love lost, secrets kept, and long-buried truths revealed. Wonder, memory, death and passion haunt every page of Kris Waldherr’s powerhouse Gothic debut.” – Greer Macallister, bestselling author of THE MAGICIAN’S LIE and WOMAN 99

“Brooding, romantic, and thoughtful, The Lost History of Dreams is a rare bird in that it shines throughout with wit. I loved every page of it.” – Erika Swyler, bestselling author of THE BOOK OF SPECULATION and LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS

“With luminous prose, stunning poetry and a fascinating cast of characters, Waldherr weaves a wonderfully atmospheric tale. Not to be missed!” – Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME and THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER

“A riveting, addictive read. Sarah Waters fans will be entranced. – Mary Sharratt, author of ECSTASY and DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL

“A novel of haunting mystery and passion reminiscent of Wuthering Heights and Byatt’s Possession.” – Crystal King, author of FEAST OF SORROW and THE CHEF’S SECRET

“An atmospheric tale of lost love, family secrets, and an inquiry into how our own histories define us, I relished every poetic page.” – Heather Webb, international bestselling author of LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS and THE PHANTOM’S APPRENTICE

“With beautiful prose and poetry, Waldherr weaves a darkly seductive Gothic tale of love, art, death, and obsession. You’ll want to keep reading this one late into the night.” – Alyssa Palombo, author of THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL

“A sumptuous feast for all the senses.” – Clarissa Harwood, author of IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS and BEAR NO MALICE

About the Author

Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, and her fiction has been awarded with fellowships by the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts and a reading grant by Poets & Writers.

Kris Waldherr works and lives in Brooklyn in a Victorian-era house with her husband, the anthropologist-curator Thomas Ross Miller, and their young daughter.

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#InTheShadowOfWar #Spies, Love&theLusitania #HFVBT #Review

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Coffee and Ink’s Review

A vivid retelling of the sinking of the Lusitania, riveting and well researched. The author pulled every thread making up the tragedy and wove a suspense-filled story that kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters and personality types of the early 20th century are true to history and as the Lusitania sailed toward tragedy, I couldn’t put it down.

Curtis Carlson is on the Lusitania in order to bring loan papers to the UK to help them in the war effort. The US has yet to enter the World War I theater, but the allies need their help. He meets the lovely Josette and her twin Yvette and their family moving to the UK, the charming Mrs. Donaldson and her dog Mr. Duns. There are spies aboard and munitions, but there are innocent civilians, and it’s heartbreaking to read how the Lusitania was carrying so many children with their families.

However dark the story is, how realistic, there are some rays of light at the end of the journey.

IN THE SHADOW OF WAR: SPIES, LOVE & THE LUSITANIA
BY COLLEEN ADAIR FLIEDNER
 
Publication Date: November 15, 2018
Sand Hill Review Press
Hardcover, Paperback, & eBook; 356 Pages
 
Genre: Historical Fiction
 
In 1915 while the First World War raged on in Europe, Americans, and especially New Yorkers, faced their own “silent war” at home. Disgruntled with America’s so-called promise of “neutrality” and overt trade deals with England and France, the German government set up a spy ring headquartered in Manhattan. Their espionage and terrorist networks had tentacles reaching all the way to the German Ambassador in Washington D.C. German operatives planted explosives on American and British cargo ships en route from New York to England, France, and Russia. They plotted to blow up trains, bridges, factories, and even the U.S. Capitol Building.
 
Josette Rogers is the daughter of a rich businessman who must move his family to London when he inherits his uncle’s import/export business. Curtis Carlson is a rising star at the House of Morgan on Wall Street. They each have very different opinions about whether or not America should enter the war.
 
Curtis and Mr. Van Camp, a senior partner at Morgan’s Manhattan offices, are sent to England to have $500 million loan documents signed that will help finance the nearly bankrupt British and French governments. Josette and Curtis are both traveling to England on the RMS Lusitania when Josette suspects there is a spy ring on board. Were they sent to divulge the location of the Lusitania?
 
About the Author
 
Colleen Adair Fliedner is a multi-published author, journalist, research historian, and travel writer.
 
She has had three nonfictions published, two of which were work-for-hire: A one-hundred-year coffee table book of Los Angeles history; Stories in Stone: stories of the pioneers who lived and died in Park City, Utah; and Quick Escapes from Orange County for Globe Pequot Press. Colleen’s background covers a wide range of writing experience, including an optioned screenplay; radio scripts and interviews; radio advertising scripts; magazine and newspaper articles; travel articles and Blogs for the Orange County Register newspaper; plays; a cable TV mini-series; several ghostwritten e-books, and over 100 travel articles.
 
After years of research, Colleen’s first novel, In the Shadow of War: Spies, Love & the Lusitania, has been released. Published by Sand Hill Review Press, the novel was released in November 2018.
 
Colleen is currently working on Voices from the Lusitania, a nonfiction book that tells the real-life stories of many of the Lusitania’s most famous and interesting passengers. Look for that book to be released in the spring of 2019.

C is for Civil War

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A long while back, I was googling something or other when I came across this statistic: at least twelve women on both the Confederate and Union side fought in every major battle of the Civil War. In fact, it was very well known at the time, though history has obscured these brave women. I’ve read quite a lot about this now, as my WIP features one or two of these soldiers. The mind set to get me in my main character’s head, as she suffers from PTSD, boggles me but the more I read and write about her, the more I understand.

There was a couple who lived a few towns over, in Brownsfield. She followed him—not as his laundress or cook, but as a fellow soldier. They both survived and ended their days in Portland, Maine. Many women followed husbands and family members—those from agricultural and hunting families, some who followed their conscience or were looking for adventure…

C is also for Could you do it?

We don’t know exactly how many women were on the battlefields—there was a pushback of shame in some families whose great aunty went to the field, but again, it was a well known phenomenon, though their own letters and journals, unlike those of their fellow male soldiers, are sadly lacking. It makes sense if to keep their secret they needed to cut ties with family and friends, though another reason might be the low literacy rate among them.

Here’s a list of some of the books I’ve been reading:

  1. An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Wakeman by Sarah Rosetta Wakeman
  2. Soldier, Nurse and Spy by Sarah Emma Edmunds

The first two were written by women who fought. Sarah Emma Edmunds donated everything she made from her book to the local veterans hospital.

  1. They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers of the Civil War by Blanton and Cook
  2. Cathy Williams: From Slave to Buffalo Soldier by Philip Thomas Tucker
  3. All The Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies by Elizabeth Leonard
  4. She Went to the Field: Women Soldiers of the Civil War by Bonnie Tsui

An excellent novel blending history and fact is this one by Erin Lindsay McCabe:

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