Welcome back to round two here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
This time around, we welcome Rachel's Random Resources latest tour featuring the work of author Jen Gilroy. Her latest brings us a story with a dual timeline that begs you to unlock the past to understand your future, taking us from the Second World War to (almost) present day times. Ready to explore? Let's get between the pages of today's title in the spotlight...
The Sweetheart Locket
About the book...
What if the key to your present lies in the past?
On the eve of the Second World War, Canadian Maggie Wyndham defies her family and stays in England to do her bit for the war effort. Torn between two countries, two men and living a life of lies working for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), Maggie's RAF sweetheart locket is part of who she is...and who she isn't.
San Francisco, 2019
Over twenty years after Maggie's death, her daughter Millie and granddaughter Willow take a DNA test that's supposed to be a bit of fun but instead yields unexpected results. Willow has always treasured her grandmother's sweetheart locket, both family heirloom and a symbol of her grandparents' love story. But now she doesn't know what to believe. She embarks on a search for the truth, one she doesn't know will reveal far more about herself...
A gripping and heart-breaking dual timeline novel about love, loss and buried secrets, The Sweetheart Locket is perfect for fans of Lorna Cook, Rachel Hore and Suzanne Kelman.
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Maggie took a deep breath. Stay calm. She’d already passed the message covertly and picked up another one. All she had to do was deliver it and report back. As far as anyone knew, she was a young woman who’d been shopping with a friend, finishing with afternoon tea at the Lyons Corner House in the Strand off Trafalgar Square…
Acting as a decoy…was part of [her] role…but from the start…today’s exercise hadn’t felt right.
[Evie] shrugged into her coat and gathered her handbag, gas mask and parcels together and dug in her purse for money. “My treat.”
“Thank you.” The hair on the back of Maggie’s neck quivered. The man was still nearby. He wouldn’t approach her if she was with Evie, would he? She reached for her coat on her chair and, under the guise of searching for her gloves, fumbled in the hidden pocket for the slip of paper. Still there. Safe. “I’ll walk with you as far as Trafalgar Square.”
“Lovely.” Evie adjusted her hat… “Isn’t it lucky you had the afternoon off so we could meet?”
“Yes, lucky.” Liar. It might not seem like it, but [Maggie] was working. The war was teaching her many things but becoming an expert liar was perhaps the greatest.
About the author...
Jen Gilroy writes sweet contemporary romance and dual timeline historical women’s fiction—warm, feel-good stories to bring readers’ hearts home.
A Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist and shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon award, Amazon named her third book, 'Back Home at Firefly Lake,' a 'Best Book of the Month: Romance' in December 2017.
A dual British-Canadian citizen, Jen lived in England for many years and earned a doctorate (with a focus on British cultural studies and social history) from University College London. Returning to where her Irish family roots run deep, she now lives with her husband, teenage daughter and floppy-eared rescue hound in small-town Eastern Ontario, Canada.
When not writing, she enjoys reading, ice cream, ballet and paddling her purple kayak.
Visit Jen online at www.jengilroy.com
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN...
1 of (2) Kindle copies of The Sweetheart Locket
(Open to UK / Canada)
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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
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