Wow. The book blogging community is truly amazing, I can’t say a big enough thank you to Rachel Gilbey and the brilliant bloggers who contributed to the What She Left tour. After ten days, my twitter mentions are still smoking from all the likes, retweets and support, not only from contributing bloggers but from others in the community! My book and I are really feeling the love!
So here’s a round-up of some of the great stuff that came out of the second half of the tour.
Steph of Steph’s Book Blog wasn’t familiar with my work before, but her review made me hope she’ll read more! Steph says “I loved the ending, I don’t want to say too much about it but it made me smile through the tears. Just lovely.”
If you’re looking for some sneaky peeks at what’s in the book, Melisa from Broadbean’s Books, Carole from Carole’s Book Corner and Steph from Literary Flits shared intriguing extracts.
For the lovely Anne, from Being Anne… I wrote a post about writing for multiple voices… a good one if you’re looking for writing tips!
Gorgeous Grace from Reviewer Lady –Good and Read-y gave the book a stonking review. I loved that she thought: “… there are more than a few surprises in store. Whatever you may think has happened, and wherever you think this story is heading, you’ll probably be wrong!”
Next up was author Lucy Hay, who asked me to write a post on my three favourite literary fiction reads. What a oy that was!
A stonking review came from Nicki of Nicki’s Book Blog, who said. “I won’t give anything away but towards the end there are some very true, reflective words in a stunning piece of writing which made me stop and think about my own life and journey.”
Lou from Waggy Tales Book Blog (a mixture of dogs and books, what’s not to love?) said that the book was “An enthralling read, (it would make a great TV drama) strong characters, and a plot that just flows seamlessly. I can’t think of anything negative to say, I just loved it!”
Yvonne from Me and My Books said, “This is a book I got into very quickly and kept a grip on me right through to the end. By the end of the book I had discovered secrets, past histories and missed opportunities. With a chance for new ventures and new beginnings, and Rosie has pulled together to make a real cracking read.”
I really loved the comment from Heidi of This is My Bookshelf, who said, “Each character has a distinct voice, and all are very morally grey, giving them a very real feeling.”
And the blog tour ended with a bang, with Abby of Anne Bonny’s Book Reviews. I felt she summed up what I hoped to with the book brilliantly: “Between the secrets of the past and the burdens of the future, the truth is finally revealed.”
My biggest emotion after this ten-day rollercoaster is awe. Book bloggers are superhuman, wonderful brings, who are so generous with their time, and so generous in their love of books. I salute every one of them.
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