Blog Tour: Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley

January 29, 2016 Blog Tour, Book review 12 ★★★★

1930s… Paris…a swoony looking cover. Hell yes, this blog tour for Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley was one I HAD to join! I came for the setting and delighted in the atmospheric writing and the engaging characters.

 

 

Blog Tour: Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinleyEchoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley
Published by Quercus Publishing Plc on January 28th 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction, Love & Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

ARC REVIEW Historical Romance Tear Jerker

 

First Line of Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley:

“Despite the passing of the years, he’d hoped that by some miracle he would see her there once more, so that when she finally appeared, he wondered if it was the sheer force of his longing that had somehow conjured her up.”

 

My Thoughts on Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley:

 

Echoes from Afar has a romantic, bittersweet storyline. From the moment we meet Annabelle, we get the sense of just what a genuinely nice girl she is. She is hard working, wants to make a difference via her nursing work but is also realistically scared at what she might face in a war zone.

She drew the short straw when it comes to her father and thanks to his meddling, her nursing career is effectively finished in England. So she sets off to Paris to live with her aunt. I felt exactly like I was setting off on a scary adventure as I set sail with her. I felt all her anticipation and trepidation at what was ahead.

Her aunt Aline thankfully is a lot more caring and affection than her parents were. And I loved spending time with this artistic, loving and vivacious woman. And we also meet Henri. But knowing that the war is just ahead of them all, you know that there is going to be horror and confusion ahead and this story plays out in a poignant, unsettling way.

Definitely a book to get swept away in and I absolutely loved it. I soaked up the colour and energy of Paris, I trembled at the dangers in civil war Spain, my heart beat faster over the romance and ached for all they had to endure.

 

Rating Report
Characters
four-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
three-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars

 

Who should read Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley?

I’d recommend this to you if you enjoy historical dramas, pre-war/war settings and a romance that you can’t stop thinking about.

Thanks to Quercus books for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. And why not check out some of the other tour stops for this book, all are listed in the graphic below.

 

Blog Tour: Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley
four-stars

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12 Responses to “Blog Tour: Echoes from Afar by Tamara McKinley”

    • trish

      Historical Fiction was a genre I used to love, then I ignored it for years after I discovered YA but now I’m fully back in love with it again! And a Paris setting is always great!

  1. Dawn obrien

    yet another book added to my wish list, love pre war/war historical dramas, thanks trish!

    • trish

      Pre war setting is so poignant, I just love reading about that whole era even though I know there is going to be a mountain of sadness ahead!

  2. Lola

    It’s hard for a book to pull of that feeling of bittersweet well, but when well done I can really enjoy it. Annabelle sounds like a nice character. The romance and setting sounds well done too and knowing that war will come to them and how must add something to the story and probably the reason for the bittersweet feel. Great review!
    Lola recently posted…Review: The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn

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