Thursday, November 2, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway: Becoming Mrs. Smith A Novella by Tanya E. Williams

Publication Date: October 10, 2017 Rippling Effects Writing & Photography
eBook, Paperback & Audio; 100 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Novella

Not all of war’s destruction takes place on the battlefield. Violet’s heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won’t ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet's days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles. Becoming Mrs. Smith is the inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to reclaim what she lost. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heart—perhaps beyond repair. While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating.

"Wonderfully emotional and beautifully written, Becoming Mrs. Smith will take hold of your heartstrings and leave you longing for more." -Kelsey Gietl, author of Across Oceans

Available on Amazon in Paperback and eBook

Violet suffers from the scarlet fever when she's young and her mother tells her that her heart will always flutter. She is scared by this but as she gets older her heart flutters more for John Smith. Violet is positive from a young age that John will be her future. Then John decides to do his duty and join in the Army as war starts. Violet can't imagine ever forgiving him, so she hardens her heart for him and decides to move forward with her life back at home. She doesn't open any letters he sends and ignores any communication or talk of him from her family or friends. Will Violet regret her decision as the war rages on? 

Anyone who knows my reading tastes know that I can't pass up an opportunity to read historical fiction. It is one of my favorite genres. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The writing hooked me from the first chapter as Violet's illness raged on. I didn't find any slow points in this novella and I was excited to find out how it ends. This was one I didn't put down until I was completely finished. As I was reading, I vividly imagined Violet's story and the author only added detail to my imagination. Such a beautiful story, told perfectly. I can't wait for the next one! 

About the Author

A writer from a young age, Tanya E Williams loves to help a reader get lost in another time, another place through the magic of books. History continues to inspire her stories and her insightfulness into the human condition deepens her character's experiences and propels them on their journey. Ms. Williams' favourite tales, speak to the reader's heart, making them smile, laugh, cry, and think. For more information, please visit Tanya Williams' website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 30 Feature at View from the Birdhouse Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
Tuesday, October 31 Review at Hopewell's Public Library of Life
Wednesday, November 1 Feature at The Lit Bitch
Thursday, November 2 Review at Bookish
Friday, November 3 Feature at Passages to the Past
Monday, November 6 Review at Once Upon A Book
Tuesday, November 7 Feature at The Reading Queen
Wednesday, November 8 Guest Post at Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Thursday, November 9 Excerpt at Just One More Chapter
Friday, November 10 Feature at Jenn's Book Vibes
Monday, November 13 Excerpt at What Cathy Read Next
Tuesday, November 14 Interview & Excerpt at Jorie Loves a Story
Wednesday, November 15 Feature at A Literary Vacation Review at Singing Librarian Books
Friday, November 17 Review at Bookramblings Review at Locks, Hooks and Books Feature at Broken Teepee


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away an eBook of Becoming Mrs. Smith! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on November 17th.
You must be 18 or older to enter. 
Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. 
Only one entry per household. 
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. 
Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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