#Blogtour #Review: Moonlight Over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke @TheAntonDuBeke @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #MoonlightOverMayfair #Historical #Histfic
Release date - 20th February 2020 (Paperback)
Book length - 448 pages
Publisher - Zaffre
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I want to thank Tracy from www.compulsivereaders.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
With a new king in place, tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Shaken by the Great Depression and with
talk of another war coming, the Buckingham Hotel is trying to regain some stability.
Upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her stepfather's money, rather than spending it on frivolity and debauchery - but will this land her in even more trouble?
And downstairs, chambermaid Nancy Nettleton is finally starting to feel more settled at the Buckingham, and hopes her brother will soon call London home, too. But she misses the man she loves, demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise, who is noticeably absent from the Grand Ballroom dance floor.
The staff and guests of the Buckingham soon discover that in a hotel full of secrets, there's always someone listening . . .
Glamorous, enchanting, and beautifully detailed, MOONLIGHT OVER MAYFAIR by Anton Du Beke is sure to delight historical fiction fans around the globe.
As the political landscape is changing, the Buckingham Hotel stands firm in its resolve to remain unchanged. From the upper echelons of society to the downstairs chambermaids, their lives and the world of dance comes alive on every page and you will get caught up in all of the drama, secrets, betrayals, and emotions that echo through the corridors of this prestigious hotel. But as war seems ever more likely and mysteries run abound, someone is listening to their every word and who knows how it all will end.
MOONLIGHT OVER MAYFAIR is the second book in this series (the first being One Enchanted Evening) and while I read this book as a standalone, I recommend that you read this series in order as it will make the characters and setting more meaningful - and why have one book when you can have two!
Historical fiction has always been dividing for me where I have either loved it completely or was bitterly disappointed in it, never finding a middle ground and this book is no different - I loved it! The time period bursts to life on every page and I thoroughly enjoyed the different characters with their contrasting lives and problems. And then, of course, there is the dancing which is beautifully described - but I would expect nothing less from Anton Du Beke.
MOONLIGHT OVER MAYFAIR by Anton Du Beke is a wonderfully drawn story about life in the late 1930s, with characters that felt very real, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anton Du Beke - the King of Ballroom, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ royalty, and household name - is truly making his mark as one of this generation’s all-round entertainers. Hot on the heels of his debut album 'From The Top', Anton now realises his boyhood ambition and will be publishing his first novel, 'One Enchanted Evening', later this year.
The consummate storyteller, adept at captivating audiences will now captivate readers as he whisks them away to worlds of dance, intrigue, high society and scandal... bringing the golden age of dance to life, page by page.
As Strictly's longest running professional dancer, achieving a remarkable decade in dance on tour with his professional partner Erin Boag, and as a much sought-after personality and presenter, Anton is the perfect author to lead the reader to the dancefloor as never before.
For more information:
Website - www.antondubeke.tv
Twitter - twitter.com/TheAntonDuBeke
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Instagram - www.instagram.com/mrantondubeke/
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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