I hope that everyone had an enjoyable festive season spent with family, friends, and of course…. books.
I was invited to participate in the Official Transworld Blog Tour
Friday, Februrary 9th, 2018. They sent me a NetGalley widget for the book.
I read and really enjoyed the first book in this series in December. Upon finishing “The shivering turn” I immediately downloaded “Dry bones“, its sequel. Luckily I have been pre-approved by Severn House, so I didn’t have to wait for approval.
So SIX more review commitments in December.
I am valiantly trying to get my TBR under control and I’m working toward my 80% NetGalley badge. My 2017 resolution was to obtain the badge. Needless to say, though I really tried, I seem to be adding titles almost as fast as I’m reading them. Maybe by the end of 2018 ??? LOL I’m currently standing at 77%
I bought a book on the recommendation of Cleo Bannister. It was one of her favorite reads of 2017 and she thinks that it deserves a wider audience. At only $5.06 Cdn. for the Kindle copy, I was excited to purchase a copy from Amazon.ca It is a British police procedural mystery written by a former policeman!
I stumbled across these three interesting blog posts, and thought they were share-worthy.
An older post by Kristen Twardowski = How Writers Get Paid: A Beginner’s Guide to Book Royalties
A thoughtful post by author Joanna Cannon entitled = Twenty-One days without the Internet
A timely post by FoxyWriterChick = The Selfie Mindset and the Heart’s Posture
After reading this post by Eva of NovelDeelights, and this post by Danielle of BooksVertigoAndTea, I immediately visited Amazon.ca to find myself a copy of “Tall Chimneys“. To my utter delight it was FREE! At least it was when I bought it on December 14th.
Blurb: Considered a troublesome burden, Evelyn Talbot is banished by her family to their remote country house. Tall Chimneys is hidden in a damp and gloomy hollow. It is outmoded and inconvenient but Evelyn is determined to save it from the fate of so many stately homes at the time – abandonment or demolition.
Occasional echoes of tumult in the wider world reach their sequestered backwater – the strident cries of political extremists, a furore of royal scandal, rumblings of the European war machine. But their isolated spot seems largely untouched. At times life is hard – little more than survival. At times it feels enchanted, almost outside of time itself. The woman and the house shore each other up – until love comes calling, threatening to pull them asunder.
Her desertion will spell its demise, but saving Tall Chimneys could mean sacrificing her hope for happiness, even sacrificing herself.
A century later, a distant relative crosses the globe to find the house of his ancestors. What he finds in the strange depression of the moor could change the course of his life forever.
One woman, one house, one hundred years.