#Blogtour #Review: Secrets of the Mist by Kate Ryder @KateRyder_Books @Aria_Fiction @VickyJoss1 #SecretsOfTheMist
Release date - 19th September 2019
Book length - 277 pages
Publisher - Aria
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
I want to thank Vicky from ariafiction.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
Maddie is restless in London. She has friends, a job and a sort-of boyfriend, but something in her life is missing. Then she visits the ancient village of Walditch, deep in the Dorset countryside. Something stirs in her, and on a whim she buys a centuries-old cottage and moves there three months later. Her friends think she's crazy, but for Maddie it feels like coming home.
Late at night in the cottage, Maddie hears strange noises and sees mist gathering indoors and out. When she starts investigating the cottage's history, she becomes drawn into the tragic story of a family who lived here 400 years ago. Meanwhile, Maddie starts to fall in love with a local carpenter – but he has a relationship already...
Can Maddie solve the riddle of the past? What is her connection with the family that lived there so many years ago? And can she and her true love ever be together?
Previously published as The Forgotten Promise.
I liked the idea of this book so when I picked it up to read I had high expectations and I'm delighted to say that SECRETS OF THE MIST by Kate Ryder went above and beyond everything I could have imagined.
When Maddie is on location with work in a picture-perfect Dorset village she is overcome with a feeling of familiarity that throws her because she has never been here before. And when she spots an old cottage that is for sale, she knows that it is waiting for her and only her to buy it. So she does. Maddie quits her job and moves her high-paced city life for the quiet of the countryside and she feels like she is home. But there are moments in the house when she knows that she is not alone and when she starts to have vivid dreams and begins to see apparitions, Maddie knows that the past needs her to finish their story, but what is it? Throw in a handsome tradesman who feels like her soulmate but has a long-term girlfriend, a new job, and an old friend who may need her, and life is anything but dull for Maddie, but can she figure out the past so she can have a shot at real love in the present?
I loved every part of this emotional and beautiful book which perfectly blended the heartache and love from the past with the uncertainty and risk of the present. The characters, the setting, the community all have a piece of my heart and I could not put this book down until I got to the end because it is simply that wonderful and addictive!!
SECRETS OF THE MIST by Kate Ryder is a superb story about love against all odds and I cannot wait to read more from this amazing author.
Kate Ryder writes romantic suspense with a true-to-life narrative. Her passion is writing (a period during which she studied acting only confirmed her preference for writing rather than performing!). Since then she has worked in the publishing, tour operating and property industries, and has travelled widely.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors.
In 2017 Kate signed a 4-book publishing contract with Aria (digital imprint of award-winning independent publisher, Head of Zeus). Her first novel, 'Summer in a Cornish Cove', set on the Lizard Peninsula in South Cornwall, saw her nominated for the RNA’s 2018 Joan Hessayon award. Its standalone sequel, 'Cottage on a Cornish Cliff', reached the heady heights of #2 in Literary Sagas.
In September 2019 a third title, 'Secrets of the Mist', is scheduled for publication. Under its original self-published title, 'The Forgotten Promise', it was shortlisted for Choc Lit's "Search for a Star" and awarded a Chill with a Book "Book of the Month".
Kate lives in Cornwall with her husband and a newly acquired rescue cat. She is currently writing a fourth novel for Aria, set on the ruggedly beautiful north Cornish coast.
For more information:
Website - www.kateryder.me
Twitter - www.twitter.com/KateRyder_Books
Facebook - www.facebook.com/kateryder.author/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/kateryder_author/
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