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Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Release Day for Sandra Byrd's MIST OF MIDNIGHT
[Daughters of Hampshire book 1]
An atmospheric gothic tale, Perfect for Tuesday Intros and Teasers

"They were gone now, every last one of them.  Gone, but not completely gone.
I still saw them at midnight.
I surrendered too, by leaving.  The ship pulled from the shore whilst I beheld the distancing plumage of saris -- azure and emerald and flame -- the soft brown arms, necks, and noses circled with gold, like exquisite birds of paradise.  A threadbare charity dress the Lord Mayor of London had provided, to me and to all survivors who had nothing of their own to claim,
 pasted to my skin with a familiar fine grit of dust and sweat.
The dress was black for mourning."
- Published by Howard Books  Released March 10.2015  Length 384 pages -
"Buried at Headbourne?"  If what she was saying was true, there was only one explanation --
an imposter had come, claiming to be me, and then had died.  
"What did the woman die from?"
"That's not for me to say." ... What had happened to my home?  
It, and my father's accounts, were the only things left me.
My Thoughts?
I absolutely loved this book!  
Masterful storytelling by Sandra Byrd.
Superb gothic intrigue and atmospheric suspense that mesmerized with just enough said to cause me to question, then read on to discover more. I would begin to relax about a character only to confront another action or conversation that proved them false.  Or not...?   Was anyone who they said they were?
Emotions and senses fully alert to decipher truth from deceptions mixed with danger.
And was Rebecca's romantic interest truly interested in her?  or the manor...?
Fascinating detailed historical life of both England and India, Ms Byrd's writing is richly researched, knowledgeable of the Victorian period and descriptive.  
A winning combo that made for an engrossing read.  First in a series, MIST OF MIDNIGHT has definitely whet my appetite for Daughters of Hampshire continuations.
About Sandra Byrd :
After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.

Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens including the Secret Sisters Series, London Confidential Series and a devotional for tweens.

A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra has published many nonfiction articles and books. She is passionate about helping new writers develop their talent and their work toward traditional or self publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year.

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Appreciation to publisher for providing ecopy to read and review without obligation.
Find Mist of Midnight specially priced on Book Depository
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Joining Diane, hosting Tuesday Intros and Jenn hosting  Teaser Tuesdays


Sandra Byrd said...

Thank you very much for this shout out - I'm so glad you enjoyed Mist of Midnight!!

Nise' said...

I've enjoyed this author. Glad to know this one was good. Thanks for sharing it today.

JoAnn said...

Sounds good... very atmospheric! Glad to know you loved it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like that intro SHaron and would keep reading. So happy you joined us again this week. Thanks

fredamans said...

'Them' are ghosts? The dead? I'm so intrigued!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Luv your responses! thanks for joining me in celebrating this mesmerizing New Release ..
and Thanks, Sandra, for the masterful descriptions and suspense !

Mary Hill said...

Sounds mysterious and suspenceful. Thanks for linkiing up at Literacy Musing Mondays. ;)

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