Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Whither Thou Goest by Anna Belfrage

Whither Thou Goest (Graham Saga, Book Seven)
Publication Date: November 1, 2014

SilverWood Books

Formats: eBook, Paperback

Genre: Historical Fiction/Time-Slip

Series: The Graham Saga

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Whither Thou Goest is the seventh book in Anna Belfrage’s series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.

In their rural home in the Colony of Maryland, Matthew and Alex Graham are still recovering from the awful events of the previous years when Luke Graham, Matthew’s estranged brother, asks them for a favour.

Alex has no problems whatsoever ignoring Luke’s sad plea for help. In her opinion Matthew’s brother is an evil excuse of a man who deserves whatever nasty stuff fate throws at him. Except, as Matthew points out, Luke is begging them to save his son – his misled Charlie, one of the Monmouth rebels – and can Charlie Graham be held responsible for his father’s ill deeds?

So off they go on yet another adventure, this time to the West Indies to find a young man neither of them knows but who faces imminent death on a sugar plantation, condemned to slavery for treason. The journey is hazardous and along the way Alex comes face to face with a most disturbing ghost from her previous life, a man she would much have preferred never to have met.

Time is running out for Charlie Graham, Matthew is haunted by reawakened memories of his days as an indentured servant, and then there’s the eerie Mr Brown, Charlie’s new owner, who will do anything to keep his secrets safe, anything at all.

Will Matthew deliver his nephew from imminent death? And will they ever make it back home?

My review:
Four Stars
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review.

This is my second book by Anna Belfrage and gleefully I have one more to read,  A Newfound Land.  Although this is a series each book can be read as a standalone, I just find that it's more gratifying when they are read in order.  Although I didn't read them in order and still really enjoyed them. I think that one of the secrets behind Ms. Belfrage's success is that she gets the human emotions that really connect the family in the Graham Saga. Aside from the great characters that Belfrage presents her writing is so smooth and elegant. She moves from scene to scene with grace.  She also has a great suspense factor that always surprises me. Just when it seemed that Alex and Mathew would be free from their ghost they show up and they are forced to protect their loved ones!  I personally can't wait to see what else Ms. Belgrade has in store for this family and for her readers!

Graham Saga Titles

Book One: A Rip in the Veil

Book Two: Like Chaff in the Wind

Book Three: The Prodigal Son

Book Four: A Newfound Land

Book Five: Serpents in the Garden

Book Six: Revenge & Retribution

Book Seven: Whither Thou Goest

Book Eight: To Catch a Falling Star (March 2015)

About the AuthorAnna Belfrage

I was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result I’m multilingual and most of my reading is historical – both non-fiction and fiction.

I was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Instead I ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for my most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career I raised my four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive … Nowadays I spend most of my spare time at my writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and I slip away into my imaginary world, with my imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in my life pops his head in to ensure I’m still there. I like that – just as I like how he makes me laugh so often I’ll probably live to well over a hundred.

I was always going to be a writer. Now I am – I have achieved my dream.

For more information, please visit Anna Belfrage’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Whither Thou Goest Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, December 2

Review at Broken Teepee

Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Wednesday, December 3

Review at Just One More Chapter

Thursday, December 4

Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Friday, December 5

Guest Post at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Monday, December 8

Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, December 9

Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, December 10

Review at CelticLady's Reviews

Thursday, December 11

Review at Griperang's Bookmarks

Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews

Friday, December 12

Review at Dianne Ascroft's Blog

Monday, December 15

Review at Kincavel Korner

Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog

Tuesday, December 16

Review at Layered Pages

Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, December 17

Review at Flashlight Commentary

Thursday, December 18

Interview at Flashlight Commentary

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