Time and Regret

Time and Regret cover graphic by MK TodWhen Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather, she has no idea it holds the key to his past—and to long-buried family secrets. In the box are his World War I diaries and a cryptic note addressed to her. Determined to solve her grandfather’s puzzle, Grace follows his diary entries across towns and battle sites in northern France, where she becomes increasingly drawn to a charming French man—and suddenly aware that someone is following her…

Through her grandfather’s vivid writing and Grace’s own travels, a picture emerges of a man very unlike the one who raised her: one who watched countless friends and loved ones die horrifically in battle; one who lived a life of regret. But her grandfather wasn’t the only one harboring secrets, and the more Grace learns about her family, the less she thinks she can trust them.

Time and Regret is available from Amazon in paperback, ebook and audio book formats. A sample is available HERE.

“With fluid prose and a keen eye for detail, M.K. Tod takes readers on a decades-spanning journey of wartime loss, family secrets, and, ultimately, redemption.”  — Holly Smith, Managing Editor, Washington Independent Review of Books

Spiced with mystery and a spark of romance, TIME AND REGRET is an immersive journey into one man’s brave but terrifying slog through the killing fields of France and Flanders during WWI. Tod’s prose brims with exquisite atmospheric detail, drawing the reader into an unforgettable story. — Juliet Grey: author of the acclaimed Marie Antoinette trilogy

Time and Regret, equally captivating and suspenseful, presents well-drawn characters who strive to resolve past mysteries and overcome present obstacles. M.K. Tod is an impressively gifted storyteller who creates relatable conflicts and believable dangers. Highly recommended! — Bestselling author Margaret Porter

“Hugely satisfying – impossible to put down.” — Elizabeth St. John author of The Lady of the Tower

Time and Regret is something as rare as a treasure hunt with heart. Between the gritty trenches of World War I, the romantic allure of present-day France, and the cut-throat New York arts scene, M.K. Tod has spun a gripping family drama that delves deeply into the effects of war on the human soul and takes us on an intriguing journey of self-discovery. It is a book rich in hard-won wisdom and crucial historical insights, and Tod’s perceptive voice leads us unfalteringly through some of the darkest chapters in human history to a very satisfying conclusion.” — Anne Fortier author of The Lost Sisterhood


9 thoughts on “Time and Regret”

    1. Very kind of you to say so! No publisher as yet although I have an agent who is trying to find one for another book called Lies Told in Silence. Keeping the old fingers crossed. Love the pics on your blog.

  1. I too write about WW1 and WW2 and at the moment I am writing about WW1 and like my first novel it is a dual narrative. They are wonderful periods to write about. I set my last novel in Australia. The one I have finished outlining is set during WW1 and also in contemporary times. It’s such fun to write two stories and I’ve finally worked out that I am better writing the earlier narrative first. Well, at this stage it’s working. I have just read that you know have a publisher for your novel and can’t wait to read it. I hope to have mine finished by August just as your novel is coming into the world.
    Cheers Elise

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