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Book Review-The Moonshiner’s Daughter by Donna Everhart

I am thrilled to bring you my review for The Moonshiner’s Daughter by Donna Everhart on Book Tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours.

Release Date: 12/31/2019 — Kensington Books

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About The Book:

Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother’s death a dozen years ago.

Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the “monster” inside Jessie.

Resenting her father’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs, old and new, Jessie’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Amazing Stars from Miss W!!!!

The Moonshiner’s Daughter is an incredible, poignant heartfelt novel that hooked me from page one.

The time period is the 1950’s and 1960’s which takes place up in the Mountains of South Carolina.

The research that the author put into this novel is extraordinary and I learned about the history of moonshine in this area.

The characters are complicated, complex and well fleshed out. The story will break your heart and give you faith in the human spirit all at the same time. I appreciate the themes of grief, eating disorders, love and forgiveness .

I cried like a baby and laughed equally as much.

The plot is wonderfully crafted with incredible descriptive writings in which I felt immersed right in the story.

This book was so emotional for me, and I absolutely LOVED it.

I highly recommend this book .

About the Author: 

Donna Everhart is the USA Today bestselling author of The Road to Bittersweet, winner of the Southeastern Library Association Outstanding Authors Award, The Education of Dixie Dupree, which was a 2016 Indie Next List selection, The Road to Bitter- sweet, The Forgiving Kind and The Moonshiner’s Daughter. She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and has lived close to her hometown for most of her life. She now lives in Dunn, North Carolina with her husband, and a tiny, heart stealing Yorkshire terrier, named Mister.

Follow Donna Everhart Online:

www.DonnaEverhart.com

https://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/moonshinersdaughter/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/donnadaviseverhart/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/donnaeve2

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/wordstogobuy

Pick up your copy of The Moonshiner’s Daughter Today on Amazon  or wherever books are sold.

Let me know, have you read Donna Everhart?

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review-The Other Gloria L.A. Villafane

Miss W Reviews The Other Gloria by L.A. Villafane for Suzy Approved Book Tours

Release Date 10/1/2019

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About the Book:

The truth lies in what she can’t remember. There is another who harbors her unspeakable secrets. Meeting her is where the danger lies.
On a dark January night in 2019, Gloria finds herself behind the wheel of a car, beaten and covered in blood. She has no idea where she’s coming from, or where she might be headed. After pulling to the side of the road, she begins to fade out of consciousness.
The next thing she experiences is waking in bed next to a man who should be her beloved fiancé, Rick. However, she soon discovers it is her dangerous ex-husband, Charles, whom she thought she had escaped two years earlier, in 2017. She eventually finds that the year she was woken to is 2003, and she is living her life with this abusive man all over again.
Due to the abuse she endured, Gloria suffers from dissociative disorder, which has stolen the memories of her two young daughters growing up. There is another who holds these memories; the Other Gloria. She thinks maybe God has given her a do-over, and she might be able to do better, stay present, and recover the lost memories of their childhood. She knows, to do this, she must escape Charles once again.
Gloria’s plan for escaping this time around includes finding Rick, who doesn’t know she exists in 2003, but she soon comes to the realization that meeting Rick will not be enough. She knows she must do the one thing she never wanted to do – meet the Other Gloria and finally discover the unspeakable secrets she holds.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Incredible Stars!!!

The Other Gloria is a FANTASTIC , well written psychological thriller.

The story is written with enough twists to make your head spin! I was hooked from page one!

I really enjoyed the author’s writing style and story telling. There are two distinct story lines , one in the present and one in the past and the back and forth is so exciting.

The characters are complex and well fleshed out.

This is an intense, complex psychological thriller. I enjoyed it so much!

About the Author: 

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Lori Villafane lives in Granbury, Texas, with her husband Larry, her standard poodle, Doodle, and a sassy tabby rescue named Diva. When She’s not writing, she enjoys helping Larry build and refurbish houses. She loves anything DIY, which includes writing. Although her debut novel, The Other Gloria, is a work of fiction, she has drawn from her own experience living with dissociative disorder to create Gloria.

Follow the author on social media:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lavillafanewriter

Twitter: @othergloria

Grab your copy of the Other Gloria  on Amazon!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

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