03/02/2016

Blog Tour: Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley



BLURB: A powerful story of love and loss from internationally bestselling author Tamara McKinley.

So this is Paris, she thought in awe. Spread out before her beneath a clear blue sky, it was like a precious gift after the smog and filth of London. No wonder it was called the city of love . . .
After a spiteful rumour ruins her career in London, Annabelle Blake must travel to Paris to start afresh. There she makes the acquaintance of Etienne and Henri - one a poet, the other a painter - both charming, talented and handsome. They spend their days flirting and drinking with the city's artistes and Bohemians, and soon Annabelle too is swept up in the exotic and exhilarating world of 1930s Paris. But as ever more young people are drawn to the fight against Fascism in Spain, Annabelle must wake from the dream and confront the reality of war. A lifetime later, gifted artist Eugenie Ashton falls in love with Paris the moment she sets foot outside the Gare de Lyon. Like her mother Annabelle before her, the artistic delights of the city are a bright new world to her: but Eugenie will soon find that in its shadows are hidden the secrets of her family's past.



My Review.

I liked this book.

Some authors make reading historical effortless and Tamara McKinley has to be one of them. Good storyline for a novel. Paris, a Spanish war, love with a twist of secrets. A star to the storyline.—★ 

The main character Anabelle is someone you'd love! From warzones to battles of the heart, you'd be rooting for her character all through. It helps that her point-of-view has this contemporary fiction bite to it.—★★ 

The locations are enchanting. A nice historical to help you lose your self in Paris 1930s and the warzones of Spanish lands. Tamara Mckinley gives the setting loads of character.—★★

Speaking of characters, I had some all-time faves! There was Aline who reads ... like one of those (cuckoo) psychics waving the giant sleeves of their tunics to beckon you in to their strange homes (—albeit a psychic you love!). You'd also love Henri and Etienne (—So much), two French boys who play a larger part in convincing Anabelle to go for war and one succeeding in conquering her heart. A star to these and all the other superb characters I can't mention (including one obnoxious, bad tempered Parrot).—★★★

The mystery!—★★★★

Echoes From Afar is available on Amazon. Get your copy!

I recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good historical (or not!). Anyone who can't drop reading books about 20th Century Paris (without many tourists) would love this. Plus, if you are a fan of Tamara McKinley, I don't believe this is the novel that would get her disappointing you.

My work not done here. Off to post my review on Amazon and Goodreads.

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