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Nothing is Forgotten by Peter Golden @petergolden32 @TLCBookTours#bookreview #nothingisforgotten

Happy Wednesday everybody!

Happy to share with you today my review for this very intriguing story! Many thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for my invitation to the tour.😊

My Thoughts

Exceptionally told, expertly researched, immensely engaging!

Peter Golden has constructed a highly addictive and compelling read. This was kind of historical fiction meets spy thriller meets mystery meets romance. The writing was eloquent and descriptive. Mr. golden does a wonderful job of bringing the spirit of the cold war to the pages of this book.

This book will take you from New Jersey, to Munich, to Russia, to France, to California, and probably places I have forgotten. The story was fast paced and action packed with a large cast of unique and interesting characters. Michael host a radio show that he broadcasts from his basement, the show is far reaching and can even be heard in Russia. The success of the radio show is mostly due to Michael’s satire of the Russian president, but just as Michael begins to enjoy his notoriety tragedy strikes. Michael’s grandmother is murdered, he cannot figure out why anyone would kill his loving grandmother? Convinced that the murder had something to do with his grandmothers past( a past she rarely discusses) Michael sets off on a quest for the truth. Along the way he meets a woman named Yuli. Yuli Is a disillusioned Russian who dabbles in smuggling. We learned about Emma, Michael’s grandmother along with him, as he researches her past.

I enjoyed unraveling the past as well as the Mystery along with Michael and Yuli. I really liked both of these characters, however I have to say Yuli was one of those feisty fabulous female characters that I absolutely love! I could tell that Peter Golden put a lot of thought and research into this book giving it such an authentic feel. There is a lot of characters, intrigue and action packed into the 352 pages of this book. I’d say this is the perfect book for those who love a little action adventure with their historical fiction, along with a side of romance!

*** many thanks to Atria for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

SYNOPSIS:

From the beloved author of Comeback Love and Wherever There Is Light, comes “a sweeping tale full of humor and heartbreak” (Karin Tanabe, author of The Diplomat’s Daughter) about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France to discover long-hidden secrets about his heritage.

In 1950s New Jersey, teacher Michael Daniels—or Misha Danielov to his doting Russian-Jewish grandmother—is at loose ends, until he becomes the host of a nightly underground radio show. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.

There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy—a war orphan in her mid-twenties—is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.

But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered. Why would anyone commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman? She had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out for Europe to learn where he—and his grandmother—really came from.

“Both heartbreaking and mesmerizing, Nothing Is Forgotten is the sort of book you won’t soon forget…Cold War Europe, lingering Nazi secrets, and the tragic history faced by millions of families not only bring this tale to life but will keep you turning the pages” (Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author) and will appeal to fans of novels by Anita Diamant and Kristin Hannah.

“Golden draws a vivid portrait of the Cold War era, but it is the complex and unexpected connection between Holocaust survivors and their descendants that turns this book into a page-turner.” (RT Book Reviews)

Nothing Is Forgotten is a Russian nesting doll of plot twists across continents and decades. This cleverly constructed Cold War tale, based on gripping true events, keeps readers eagerly anticipating what lies at its heart.” (Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children)

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The Mill on Magnolia Lane by Tilly Tennant @TillyTenWriter @bookouture #bookreview #themillonmagnolialane

Happy hump day book lovers!

Excited to share with you today my review for this delightful story! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Tilly Tennant for her lovely words!🌸

My Thoughts

A heartwarming story packed with love and family! This book made me want to move to a windmill or at the very least to a small English Village. Tilly Tennant Rights stories with such charming and realistic characters. At the end of this book I felt as though I was saying goodbye to good friends, I am hoping there will be a follow up.

Lizzie has lost her much love father, so she decides she will purchase the old mill to honor the dream that they shared. The thing is the mill is in need of some serious renovation, something Lizzie wasn’t necessarily anticipating. Lizzie ends up living on the property in less than ideal conditions during the renovation. She soon meets her handsome neighbor Jude. There is an instant attraction and soon they find their lives entangled, but Jude has a bit of a past. There is quite a bit more to all of this, but you will need to read the book to find that out.

Lizzie was a very likable character and I loved her growth throughout this book. Lizzie really finds her self in some tough situations that I am not sure how I would handle myself, I generally completely agreed with her decisions and understood where she was coming from. Jude? Loved him… hated him… loved him… The secondary characters were all pretty spectacular, I loved getting to know Lizzie’s family, but Charlie stole the show. Charlie was Jude’s younger brother, he is on the autism spectrum and his bluntness was refreshing. There was A romance in this book, however it also really touched on the love of family.

A perfect book to kick off your season of reading in the sun!🌞

*** thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t? 

When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life Dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determined to continue his legacy and moves to the old Mill on Magnolia lane, a place he had always longed to own.

Restoring the old windmill is a much bigger job than Lizzie bargained for, especially when she is distracted by her new next door neighbour Jude, who has temptingly twinkly eyes and a body to die for. But when Jude’s ex- girlfriend Harriet arrives back on the scene, Lizzie begins to wonder if life wasn’t far simpler before she moved to the mill. Especially when it emerges that Harriet knows something about Jude’s past, something that could shatter her new start and her heart into smithereens …

If your heart is warmed by Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver’s One Day in December, you’ll fall in love with this beautiful feel-good story about finding love when you least expect it. 

About the Author

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.

 

 

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TillyTennant/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TillyTenWriter

WEBSITE: www.tillytennant.com

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