Thursday, November 7, 2013

Unravelled by M.K. Tod

by M.K. Tod

Published: August 2013
Publisher: Tod Publishing
Genre: France, Historical
Paperback: 440 pages
Rating: 4

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Two wars, two affairs, one marriage.

In October 1935, Edward Jamieson's memories of war and a passionate love affair resurface when an invitation to a WWI memorial ceremony arrives. Though reluctant to visit the scenes of horror he has spent years trying to forget, Edward succumbs to the unlikely possibility of discovering what happened to Helene Noisette, the woman he once pledged to marry.

Traveling through the French countryside with his wife Ann, Edward sees nothing but reminders of war. After a chance encounter with Helene at the dedication ceremony, Edward's past puts his present life in jeopardy. When WWII erupts a few years later, Edward is quickly caught up in the world of training espionage agents, while Ann counsels grieving women and copes with the daily threats facing those she loves. And once again, secrets and war threaten the bonds of marriage. With events unfolding in France, England and Canada, UNRAVELLED is a compelling novel of love, duty and sacrifice set amongst the turmoil of two world wars.

My two-bits:
Och! love and its ways.
War time romance, adultery aftermath amidst war time struggles are woven into this story that tugs at the heart in some parts. Due to their individual circumstances, you will find yourself empathizing with each of the characters.

About the author:
I have enjoyed a passion for historical novels that began in my early teenage years immersed in the stories of Rosemary Sutcliff, Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer. During my twenties, armed with Mathematics and Computer Science degrees, I embarked on a career in technology and consulting continuing to read historical fiction in the tiny snippets of time available to working women with children to raise.

In 2004, I moved to Hong Kong with my husband and no job. To keep busy I decided to research my grandfather’s part in the Great War. What began as an effort to understand my grandparents’ lives blossomed into a fulltime occupation as a writer.

Beyond my debut novel UNRAVELLED, I have written two other novels with WWI settings. I have an active blog——on all aspects of historical fiction including interviews with a variety of authors and others involved in this genre.

Additionally, I am a book reviewer for the Historical Novel Society.

I live in Toronto and I’m happily married with two adult children.

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