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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

 

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

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

Book Tour-The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger

I am thrilled to be partnering with Park Row books and sharing with you my stop on the book blog tour for The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger.

Park Row Books • Hardcover/eBook • PUB DATE: September 17, 2019

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About the Book:

Even good people are drawn to do evil things … Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice–and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go?

Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W!!!! 

I will start out by saying I have read every single one of Lisa Unger’s books. She is one of my favorite authors. She never disappoints in her story telling. The Stranger Inside took me on a roller coaster ride that I never wanted to get off. 

The story is well written. I enjoy the writing style portraying different points of view through 12 year old Laraine and Hank. I thought that I knew what direction the story was going in and then BOOM an incredible twist that changed the trajectory of the whole story. 

The characters are so well developed and fleshed out. The author has an extreme talent for writing characters in such a way that you understand their thoughts before you even read the words on the page.  

Without giving anything away, the end was SHOCKING , the ultimate twist. 

I highly recommend The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger. 

I am clearly not the only one that LOVED this book ! 

Praise for the Stranger Inside:

“This complex psychological thriller digs deep into the layers of trauma that linger
long after a terrible crime.”—Kirkus, STARRED review

“Unger’s well-honed craft shows in her unmasking the avenger early on and
using the reveal to ratchet up suspense.”—Publishers Weekly

“A delicious path of fear, lies, and long-awaited justice, with an
ending that will leave jaws dropping.”—Booklist

“A darkly thrilling tale of survival and obsession. Lisa Unger never disappoints.”
—Riley Sager, bestselling author of Lock Every Door

About the Author:

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Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author
of seventeen novels, including THE STRANGER INSIDE. With
millions of readers worldwide and novels published in twenty-six
languages, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. In
2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by
only a few writers including Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. The
Edgar-nominated Under My Skin is also a finalist for the prestigious
Hammett Prize. And the original short story The Sleep Tight Motel is a
#1 bestselling single.

Click here to buy your copy of The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger.

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I would love to know if you have read Lisa Unger before. Drop me a comment.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Book Review-A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase with a Giveaway!!

A Dash of Christmas

By Samantha Chase

Publication Date 9/24/2019

I am such a romance junkie and I love christmas stories. I am thrilled to partner with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring you Miss W’s stop on the book blog tour for A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase.

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About the Book:

With a dash of Christmas magic…

Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals…

Learn a little something about following their hearts…

Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restaurateur, he’s at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his matchmaking family has other ideas…

Emery Monaghan’s no-good fiancé has embroiled her in scandal and she needs a way out. When mentor Eliza Montgomery offers her a refuge, she’s relieved—until she realizes that the deal means rubbing elbows with Eliza’s son Carter—Emery’s childhood nemesis. 

Miss W’s Review: 

5 incredible stars from Miss W !!!!!!!!! 

A Dash of Christmas is the last book in the Montgomery Brothers Series and what a perfect way to end the series.  I absolutely fell in love with Emery and Carter and their chemistry. I really enjoyed reading the journey of these two characters on the road to their happily ever after. The characters are well developed and fleshed out. The story is multilayered and complex. I LOVED the ending and I felt like this final book brought the whole series full circle reading about the other family members newsletters before wrapping it up. Kudos to Samantha Chase for a fantastic book. 

Be sure to check out the other books in this series:

The Montgomery Brothers series:

Wait for Me (Book 1)

Trust in Me (Book 2)

Stay With Me (Book 3)

More of Me (Book 4)

Return to You (Book 5)

Meant for You (Book 6)

I’ll Be There (Book 7)

Until There Was Us (Book 8)

Suddenly Mine (Book 9)

I am excited to be able to bring you an exclusive excerpt of A Dash of Christmas!!!

“Don’t go.”

His voice was raw and it wasn’t hard to tell there was a battle waging within him. Normally, Emery enjoyed watching Carter squirm and struggle, but for some reason seeing him this emotional after a call with his mother affected her in a way she didn’t expect.

She felt compassion for him—a need to comfort him and tell him it was going to be all right. 

She made her way toward him. “I think it would be best for everyone if I did. You didn’t deserve to be blindsided like this, and I’m sorry it happened this way. I truly believed you were aware of what was going on and you were coming here specifically to work on the book. I had no idea your trip here had nothing to do with it or that you were so against giving it more attention.”

Carter’s shoulders sagged a little. “At any other time…”

“I know,” she said softly, moving a little closer. “I get it. Hey, there isn’t anything I can do about whatever else you’re dealing with, but on this particular subject, I can. I’ll work with the files you sent your mother and I’ll make it into something closer to what she’s looking for, okay? And in the meantime, I’ll stay out of your way so you can have at least one night’s peace.”

They stood in silence for a long time, and as much as Emery wanted to pack and get out of his way, she couldn’t seem to make herself move. In all the years they had known one another, they had bickered and poked fun at each other and essentially gone out of their own way to make the other miserable. It was what they did. It was comfortable. But right now, she couldn’t think of a single snarky or antagonistic comment.

And that freaked her out.

Swallowing hard, she took a step back. And then another. Next thing she knew, she had spun and was walking back to her bedroom, mildly trembling. She went straight to her closet and pulled out her weekender bag. Knowing she wasn’t going to be going out or doing anything other than vegging in her hotel room, she walked over to her dresser and pulled out a couple of pairs of yoga pants, a few T-shirts, a pair of pajamas, and a pair of shorts and tossed them in the bag. Next, she opened her lingerie drawer and was pulling out a handful of panties when a large male hand closed over hers. Gasping with surprise, she turned and found herself face-to-face with Carter.

While they both held her panties.

Awesome.

Emery wanted to be outraged—or at the very least annoyed that he had invaded her space when she was clearly trying to be the bigger person here, but for some reason she couldn’t seem to make herself speak or react.

What was happening to her?

“This is crazy,” he said, his voice deep and low and borderline hypnotic. 

So he felt it, too? This sudden, crazy pull toward one another? The change in the air around them?

“I already said I didn’t want you to go, Em,” he went on and that’s when she realized what he was talking about.

Forcing her gaze away, she carefully pulled her hand and underwear from his. “I think it’s for the best.” Then she moved away, tossing her garments in the weekender bag along with the rest of her clothes. For a few minutes, she busied herself collecting odds and ends—her laptop, her e-reader, her iPod—before going into the bathroom and grabbing her toothbrush, makeup, and brushes. Anything else she needed she’d get from housekeeping. When she walked back out into the bedroom, she found Carter sitting quietly on her bed.

And her weekender bag emptied.

Okay, now she was outraged.

“Seriously, Carter?” she cried. “Why can’t you just let me do this?”

He shrugged. “I already told you. It’s not necessary.”

“To me it is! There’s no reason for me to stay here. And, might I remind you, I’ve been a thorn in your side since we were kids!” 

It pleased her that he paled a little at having his words thrown back at him.

“I would think you’d be thankful that I was leaving,” she said, hating the tremor in her voice. “One less thing for you to worry about.”

The curse that flew out of his mouth followed by a huff of annoyance didn’t really surprise her. This was them. This was the relationship they had. And honestly, she preferred this to the strained silence and whatever it was that she was feeling just minutes ago.

Carter stood and walked over until they were toe to toe. “What I said to my mother,” he began and then stopped. “What I mean is, that was said in the heat of the moment and really, it couldn’t have been news to you. I’ve been telling you that to your face since we were twelve.”

“Eleven, but…whatever,” she corrected and smirked when he growled with frustration.

“That! That right there is why I said it! Can’t you just let some things go?”

Me?” she cried. “How about you? I was being the bigger person here! I was putting your feelings first, and where did that get me, huh? I should be in a cab on my way to a hotel with room service, but instead I’m here arguing with you again! Why couldn’t you just let me leave?”

They both instantly fell silent and Emery felt herself holding her breath while she waited for his answer.

“What’s the matter?” she finally asked. “Is it possible the arrogant Carter Montgomery has nothing to say for himself for the first time in his life?”

Yeah, she was taunting him, but…she needed to. Needed things to be like they always were. If she didn’t get them back on solid ground—back on the familiar turf of a lifelong rivalry—she wouldn’t know what to do. For years she’d been aware of Carter as a person. She couldn’t deal with suddenly being aware of him as a man.

When his only response was a slight tick in his jaw, she figured she’d poke the bear a little more. “Did you burn the sauce? Is that why we’re not eating yet? Or maybe you realized all that pretentious crap you bought was no better than grabbing a couple of slices from the pizzeria on the corner.” She noted he seemed to be almost inflating before her eyes—his posture straightened, his shoulders seemed to grow broader…

Go big or go home, right?

Leaning in, she said, “I bet you really don’t know how to make homemade pizza. At least not good homemade pizza.” She let out a devious little laugh. “Probably thought I would be too naive to know the difference. You probably could have served up one of my frozen pizzas and I wouldn’t know the difference.”

He was breaking molars now, no doubt.

“Not that it matters. I’ve got some microwave popcorn I can have for dinner, along with the last brownie. That’s the kind of stuff I can count on—and will probably be a lot more enjoyable.”

This time when Emery tried to move away, Carter’s large hand on her arm stopped her.

She had to hide her smile of satisfaction. “Problem?” she asked innocently.

“You’ve got a real smart mouth, Emery, but you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.”

“Oh, really? Care to explain?”

But he shook his head. “As a matter of fact, no. I don’t.”

She shrugged. “Fine, whatever. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my dinner awaits.”

“If you so much as think of making popcorn for dinner, I’ll strangle you,” he said, tugging her closer.

When she leaned in until they were nose to nose, she said, “I dare you.”

“Such a smart mouth,” he said right before he claimed it.

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Excerpted from A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase. © 2019 by Samantha Chase. Used with permission of the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase has published more than twenty romance novels, with over half a million copies sold.

Visit her at www.chasing-romance.com. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Praise for Samantha Chase:

“Utter rock star perfection. I dare you to stop reading until the end.”—Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times Bestselling Author, for One More Moment

“Chase’s three-dimensional characters leap off the page, encouraging readers to sit down, put their feet up, and enjoy…charming.”—Publishers Weekly for Until There Was Us

“Chase just gets better and better.”—Booklist

I know you must be ready to pick up your copy of A Dash of Christmas and be sure to subscribe to Samantha Chase’s newsletter!!!

I think I mentioned a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for this fantastic giveaway!!!! Enter HERE!

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Let me know what you think about this book! Have you read Samantha Chase before? I really enjoy this author A LOT!!!!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda