Books

Blog Tour-The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

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I am thrilled to be partnering with St. Martin’s Press to bring you my stop on the Blog Tour for The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey. I am excited to offer you a giveaway of a finished Hardcover of the Glittering Hour generously provided by St. Martin’s Press.

About the Book:

An unforgettable historical about true love found and lost and the secrets we keep from one another from an award-winning author

Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying on just the right side of scandal, all while running from the life her parents would choose for her.

Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina’s orbit one night and can never let her go even while knowing someone of her stature could never end up with someone of his. Except Selina falls hard for Lawrence, envisioning a life of true happiness. But when tragedy strikes, Selina finds herself choosing what’s safe over what’s right.

Spanning two decades and a seismic shift in British history as World War II approaches, Iona Grey’s The Glittering Hour is an epic novel of passion, heartache and loss.

Miss W’s Review: 

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey is an incredible historical fiction novel set in England.
The time frame spans well over two decades and is set in the Era of World War 2.
The author expertly crafts a time frame that consists of two different time frames , the past and the present which left me happily putting pieces of the story together.

The characters are complex, complicated and well fleshed out. Trust me, they will break your heart at times, as they did mine.

I really enjoyed the relationships in this novel and how they played out. Choices were made by some that ended up in situations that were truly heart breaking.

The author does a fantastic job of keeping the reader guessing. There are definite twists and quite a few surprises that I never saw coming.

Such a well written gem, I highly recommend this novel.

 

5 Incredible Stars from Miss W!!!!

About the Author:
IONA GREY is the author of the award winning Letters to the Lost. She has a degree in English Literature and Language from Manchester University, an obsession with history and an enduring fascination with the lives of women in the twentieth century. She lives in rural Cheshire with her husband and three daughters.
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The Glittering Hour publishes on 12/10/19 and you can pre-order your copy now:
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I think I mentioned a GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Head on over to my Instagram  to ENTER to win!
Can’t wait to hear what you think about the Glittering Hour!
Until the next chapter,
Wilfrieda

Blog Tour- The Last Affair by Margot Hunt

I am thrilled to be partnering with MIRA Books to bring you my stop on the blog tour for The Last Affair by Margot Hunt ! Publication Date: 11/26/19 .

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About the Book:

Gwen Landon—poster woman for perfect wife, mother, and suburban bliss—is found brutally bludgeoned to death behind her Floridian McMansion. Beautiful and beloved by her community, Gwen makes an unlikely victim. But just a scratch below the surface of her perfectly curated world reveals one far more sinister. When looking back over the six months leading up to her death, the question of, “who would do this?” quickly shifts to, “who wouldn’t?”Commercially successful food blogger and mother of three, Nora Holliday never imagined she would have the nerve, let alone time, to get involved an affair. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she does whatever it takes to keep it all together. But when Nora runs into Gwen Landon’s husband at a hotel in Orlando, his easy kindness and warmth proves too tempting to resist. As their affair spirals dangerously out of control, it seems things can’t get more complicated—until Gwen turns up dead.

Miss W’s Review: 

5 Stars from Miss W !!!!!

I really loved “For Better or Worse” by Margot Hunt so I was super excited to read The Last Affair and it did not disappoint.

The first line “Other than the woman’s blood-covered body splayed facedown in the grass, it could have been any typical upscale Floridian backyard.” grabbed me and didn’t let me go until I was done flipping pages through this fantastic psychological thriller.

The story alternates from different character perspectives, which is one of my favorite literary styles.

The characters, though some were unlikeable were very well developed and fleshed out.
The twists kept coming and did not stop. The ending BLEW me away.

If your looking for a fantastic page turner, you found it! Highly recommend !

About the Author:

Margot Hunt is a critically acclaimed author of psychological suspense. Her work has been praised by Publisher’s  Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus Reviews.

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Connect with Margot Hunt on Social Media:
TWITTER: @HuntAuthor
FB: @AuthorMargotHunt
Insta:@margot_hunt

Pick up your copy of The Last Affair , click HERE  !

 

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Let me know what you think in the comments.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Book Review-Stamped Out by Tonya Kappes

I am so beyond excited to bring you my review of the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series by Tonya Kappes!!!!!!! Y’all you know I got my grabby hands on it a little early!!!!!

I love this cover!!!!!

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About the book:

Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this NEW southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes.

 
Everyone in Sugar Creek Gap has tried to fix up widow and beloved mail carrier, Bernadette Davis on several dates. They say she has to be lonely.

What they don’t know is how Bernadette’s life is filled…filled with everyone’s hidden secrets and obsessions. After all, she does deliver their mail and hears all the dirty laundry southern folks love to sweep secrets under the rug.

While on her route, Bernadette finds out the beloved Sugar Creek Gap Country Club is being sold and turned into condos. The developer is Bernadette’s best friend, Mac Tabor and right now he’s not very popular.

The entire town is against the development and eager to vote it down, vowing they will do whatever needs to be done to stop the sell of the country club to Mac Tabor.

Chuck Shilling, majority owner of the country club, and Mac have a public fight because Chuck is rethinking of selling the club to Mac. When Chuck is found dead, Mac Tabor is the number one suspect.

Bernadette discovers she’s got a penchant for discovering clues that just might help STAMP OUT a killer who is on the loose while trying to save Mac Tabor from going to prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W !!!!

I wish I could give this 10 stars! I could not put this book down. Bernadette (Bernie) is my new favorite character! I love that the author has written a middle aged character that for me is so relatable. It is clear to this reader that the author has done her research about the postal service and that authenticity adds to the character development and story line.

The setting of Sugar Creek Gap is one where I want to live with such a great community of people supporting one another. The mystery is so well written with so many twists and turns I had my sleuthing cap on but I wasn’t even close to guessing who the murder was.

I love Bernie’s rescue kitty Rowena. The author writes animals into her stories seamlessly yet so integrated that they truly are one of the characters.

And let me just say that the ending BLEW me away.

The characters are so well developed and fleshed out with a well written mystery.

I am SO excited for the next book in this series to see what Bernie and Sugar Creek Gap is up to next.

Release date: 10/29/19!!!!

Click HERE to order your copy now!!!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

Visit Tonya Kappes on Facebook and Join in all the fun!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Blog Tour- Meant to be Yours – Susan Mallery

I am so pleased to be partnering with Harlequin to bring you my stop on the blog tour for Meant to be Yours by Susan Mallery.

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About the book:

In Happily Inc, love means never having to say “I do”…
Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do.

Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing—a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too.After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships. So a flirtation—and more—with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up…until his flame becomes his muse. Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W !!!!

Meant to Be Yours is the fifth book in the Happily, Inc. series. Though part of a series, this is definitely a stand alone book that can be enjoyed just as much without reading the previous books in the series.

I loved revisiting the characters from this series again. This story is about Renee and Jasper.

The characters are well developed and fleshed out all while being flawed and complex.

The story had a perfectly timed pace. It was nice to have some new additions to the story, mainly Jaspers dog Koda, he was quite a scene stealer!

This book was really hard to put down. I was excited to see a bonus story at the end of the book, A Very Merry Princess which was a fun bonus.

Susan Mallery is one of my favorite authors in the contemporary fiction/romance genre. This book is one of her best. If you haven’t read the rest of the series yet, I highly recommend it!

About the Author:

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SUSAN MALLERY is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about
the relationships that define women’s lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says,“Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live.
Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She is passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the two ragdoll cats and adorable poodle who think of her as mom.

Get your copy of Meant to be Yours HERE !

Keep up with Susan Mallery on Social Media:

Website
Twitter: @susanmallery
Facebook: @SusanMallery
Instagram: @susanmallery

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Have you read Susan Mallery? Drop me a comment below.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Anthology Spotlight- Six Merry Little Murders

Indulge yourself with this collection of delectable cozy mystery novellas from 6 of today’s most beloved authors!

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SIX MERRY LITTLE MURDERS includes brand new stories from Lee Strauss, Karen MacInerney, CeeCee James, Nancy Warren, Molly Fitz, and Addison Moore.

This anthology includes the following stories: 

 
Lee Strauss – MURDER BY PLUM PUDDING

There’s nothing more fun than a festive holiday dinner party and Ginger Reed, the former Lady Gold, has Hartigan House decorated and the gramophone playing. Dressed in her finest Parisian low-waisted gown, feather-topped tiara, and T-strapped Italian leather shoes, Ginger is ready to host the delectable event.

It’s a jolly good time, until someone chokes on the pudding.

Is it an accident or is it murder? And can Ginger unravel the mystery before the church bells ring and New Year’s Day dawns?

Karen MacInerney – SLAY BELLS RING

It’s Christmastime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy bundling mistletoe bunches and cedar swags for the Buttercup Christmas Market when a neighbor’s houseguest keels over right next to her peach orchard. Was it a stray bullet from a hunter that took him out? Or did a guest at the fancy ranch next door decide to scratch somebody off his or her Christmas list? It’s up to Lucy to unwrap the mystery… before the holiday killer strikes again.

CeeCee James – CHRISTMAS AT BAKER STREET

In this Baker Street spin-off, Oscar and Cecelia find themselves and the guests snowed in this Christmas holiday. What should be all sugar cookies and hot cocoa takes a drastic turn when one of the guests turns up cold—as in stone cold dead. With no help in sight, the two hope to find the killer before anyone else gets iced out, including them.

Nancy Warren – CAT’S PAWS AND CURSES

In this classic closed room mystery, someone is murdered during a knitting class. But how was it possible? Lucy Swift and her band of undead knitters must catch the culprit before there’s a second Christmas catastrophe!

Molly Fitz – MEOWY CHRISTMAS MAYHEM

It’s Angie’s first Christmas as a pet owner, and she can’t wait to celebrate with Octo-Cat, Paisley, and Nan. All it takes is a little finely-crafted trickery to get her crabby tabby into the local pet supply store for a special photo opportunity with Santa. Unfortunately, the jolly old soul is found dead in the stock room before he ever gets the chance to say “cheese.” Angie and her motley crew of sidekicks need to work fast to find the culprit and prevent any further suspicious holiday slaying… Otherwise, the most wonderful time of the year could end up becoming the most murderous season Blueberry Bay has ever seen.

Addison Moore – CHRISTMAS FUDGE FATALITY

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

The holidays have arrived and the Jolly Holly Tree Lot is hosting a special event that has the entire town bustling to get a picture with the jolly old elf himself. And I’m just as anxious as anyone to get to the front of the line, but that body I stumble upon threatens to take the joy right out of the sea.

I was so honored to receive an advanced copy of this anthology and I have read EVERY single book. They are all 5 stars from Miss W!!!

One of my favorite things about anthologies is trying new authors and let me tell you I found two new authors that I am looking up ALL their books now!!!! An anthology is a great taster for an authors work and writing style and I am truly in love with all these stories!!!!

Can you believe you get all 6 stories for only $.99????

Click HERE to get your copy !!!!!

Tell me have you ready any of these fantastic authors????

This was such a fun collection, I am thrilled to share it with you all today.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Blog Tour-Before the Devil Fell by Neil Olson & a Giveaway !

I am thrilled to be partnering with Hanover Square Press to bring you my stop on the book blog tour for Before the Devil Fell by Neil Olson .

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About the book :

“Equal parts engaging and creepy, this twisty tale deftly examines how secrets and regret can continue to reverberate through generations. A suspenseful story that examines how families haunt each other in life and death; possibly too creepy for late-night reading.” —Kirkus Reviews

Will Connor returns to his hometown, a village north of Boston, to care for his injured mother. He’s kept his distance from the town since high school, but once home he finds himself reexamining a horrific incident that took place during one of his mother’s “spirit circles.” His mother had embraced the hippie generation’s fascination with New Age and the arcane, but the unexpected death of a close friend put an end to the meetings of the modern-day coven.

Or did it?

As Will looks deeper into his family’s history he discovers that her practices weren’t so much a passing fad but the latest link in a long tradition of New England witchcraft, which still seems to hold a strange power over the town. Will hopes that unearthing the facts about the death will put his questions to rest, but there are those willing to resort to violence to keep those secrets buried.

Miss W’s review:

5 stars from Miss W!!!! 

I really enjoyed Before the Devil Fell. This is the perfect read for halloween and fall. This book has everything, the occult, secrets, witchcraft, magic and a suspenseful mystery that I won’t soon forget. 

The setting is a small New England town and was perfectly described down to each chilling detail. I have lived in New England my whole life so the accuracy of the setting quite impressed me.

The characters were complex and well fleshed out.

A great read that I highly recommend.

Order your copy of The Devil Fell here !

Thank you to Hanover Square Press I have a copy of Before the Devil Fell to give away to one lucky follower! Comment below and let me know if you have read any books about magic or witchcraft to be entered to win! I will pick a winner on October 31, 2019.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Blog Tour-A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber with a Giveaway!

I am excited to be partnering with MIRA publishing to bring you my stop on the Blog Tour for A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber.

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About the Book: 

For cult mystery aficionados…

A Girl named Anna by Lizzy Barber is a compulsive suspense about two teens girls: one lives in the shadow of her abducted sister, the other is desperate to uncover the sinister truth behind her strange and reclusive upbringing. In their frantic search for answers, both become dangerously enmeshed in a frightening international conspiracy with a powerful and corrupt religious group at its center.

Miss W’s Review: 

5 Stars from Miss W!!!!!!

I really loved this debut novel by Lizzy Barber.

I really enjoyed that the narrative was written from two perspectives, Anna and Rosie whose story revealed itself in alternating chapters. The reader knew more than Anna and Rosie and I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the story to catch up to what was in my mind.

This is such a well written book that is expertly paced with a perfectly timed progression.

The characters were complex, complicated and well fleshed out which I really appreciate.

I loved the twists and turns and especially the ending. Read the epilogue!

This is a compelling read and honestly cannot believe this is a debut author.

I highly recommend this book.

 

Publication Date: 9/3/19

Get your copy HERE!

I mentioned a GIVEAWAY!

Thank you to MIRA for providing a paperback of A Girl Named Anna to one LUCKY follower.

Just drop a comment below to be entered to win and I will pick a winner on 10/20/19!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda