Usually, I’m a modest gal. However, I am so pleased with the reviews Lies Told in Silence received on its virtual blog tour that I wanted to share them. And what better place than A Writer of History?
Amy Bruno of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours organized the tour – a combination of blogger reviews and what Amy calls ‘book blasts’ where bloggers feature the book summary and endorsement blurbs on their blogs.
Melinda at Unshelfish – “I absolutely adored this novel with its powerful themes and strong female character at the centre, maneuvering her way past vulnerability and loss of control. Tod has gained my undivided interest with this unforgettable story set against a momentous period in history. A must read hands down.”
Deb at Bookish – “This novel reminded me a lot of ‘Gone With the Wind’. The characters, places, historical background and the flawless plot all made me feel as if I was reading a companion novel of the classic … I just fell in love with the writing from page one … If you are a fan of historical fiction as I am, you simply MUST pick this book up and give M.K. Tod the opportunity to ‘wow’ you as she has me.”
Dianne at Dianne Ascroft’s blog – “Without a word of a lie, I loved Lies Told in Silence .. an exhilarating romance and a gripping war drama .. In fact, I was so captivated that I immediately bought Tod’s first novel, Unravelled.”
Tony at The Writing Desk – “This is without doubt one of the most moving and engaging books I have read in a very long time .. Highly recommended.”
Becca at I’m Lost in Books – “If you are looking for a page-turning story, look no further than this emotive tale about the bond of family, the fierceness of love, the horrors of war, and the complications of difficult choices.”
Melissa at The Book Binder’s Daughter – “Mary Tod masterfully depicts the struggles of everyday life in war torn France .. This was a very emotional read for me, as I went from felling sadness, to joy, to anger, to hope .. Do yourself a favour and read Lies Told in Silence, if not only for the emotional read, but also to gain a deeper appreciation for the complexities of The Great War.”
Erin at Flashlight Commentary – “Historically speaking, Tod offers a wonderfully detailed glimpse of the period … set against the backdrop of war, Tod writes of lives transformed by combat and the vitality of those left standing when the dust finally settles. Her books make wonderful war stories, but she is in her element writing not of the action, but of those caught in its wake.”
Margaret at Just one More Chapter – “Though mainly focused on Helene, the author has painted a real picture about how this war transformed the lives of family, friends and neighbors. As the title indicates there are lies here, deceit, scandal as well as relational issues within the family, all things that make a great read … Definitely an author I will be reading more of.”
Meg at A Bookish Affair – rates the novel 4 out of 5. “This is a story of love and what it means to pull together as a family in the time of war .. at its core is the love story between Helene and Edward .. I really, really liked the love story. Anyone who is a hopeless romantic will enjoy this story as well.”
Kathryn at The Librarian Fatale – “Tod’s writing is superb .. smooth sentences and flowing chapters lend to the intense yet pleasant read that this book provides.”
I’m grateful to these bloggers who took the time to read Lies Told in Silence. And I’m delighted with their comments.