On the blog today I am reviewing All That Was by Tanya E. Williams on book blogger tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours.

About the Book:

Release Date: October 20, 2020

Separated by a century. Bonded by loss. Will examining all that was invoke comfort or calamity?

Seattle, 2015. Emily Reed refuses to dwell on her emotions. When the first-year attorney is assigned a church archival project, she dives into the records to hide from her own heartache. But when she discovers her parents were married in this very chapel, she is forced to confront the grief she buried a decade ago.

After she died in 1935, Elizabet Thomas was devastated when her beloved husband wasn’t waiting for her on the other side. A lost soul, she’s wandered their church for the past eighty years, desperate to find him. And now she must persuade a young, living lawyer that the historic building needs to be preserved rather than sold and torn down.

Discovering a diary among the disarray in the building’s basement, Emily is first engrossed and then moved by the dead woman’s words. And as the fate of her home unravels, Elizabet realizes she and the grieving archivist have more in common than she ever would have guessed.

Can Emily and Elizabet save themselves and their cherished sanctuary?

All That Was is an uplifting standalone women’s literary fiction novel deeply woven with historical elements. If you enjoy dual-perspective storylines, complex female characters, and the rekindling of lost hope, then you’ll love Tanya E Williams’s soul-stirring tale.

Miss W’s Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙒𝙖𝙨 is a beautifully written women’s fiction novel with added historical fiction pieces. Written richly with multiple story lines this is a book that left me with emotions that a book hasn’t stirred in me in a long time. ⁣I was so attached to the characters in this novel , they were well written, complex and well fleshed out but at the same time so relatable. This book was so hard to put down. I LOVED it so much!!!!

About the Author:

A writer from a young age, Tanya E Williams loves to help a reader get lost in another time, another place through the magic of books. History continues to inspire her stories and her insightfulness into the human condition deepens her character’s experiences and propels them on their journey. Ms. Williams’ favourite tales, speak to the reader’s heart, making them smile, laugh, cry, and think. https://tanyaewilliams.com/

Author of historical fiction titles:

Becoming Mrs. Smith

Stealing Mr. Smith

A Man Called Smith

All That Was (October 2020)

Author of Inspirational title:


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Until the next chapter,