September 5, 2016

Time and Regret by M.K. Tod - Review and Giveaway

Time And Regret   

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: August 16, 2016
Number of pages: 366
Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

When Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather, she has no idea it holds the key to his past—and to long-buried family secrets. In the box are his World War I diaries and a cryptic note addressed to her. Determined to solve her grandfather’s puzzle, Grace follows his diary entries across towns and battle sites in northern France, where she becomes increasingly drawn to a charming French man—and suddenly aware that someone is following her… Through her grandfather’s vivid writing and Grace’s own travels, a picture emerges of a man very unlike the one who raised her: one who watched countless friends and loved ones die horrifically in battle; one who lived a life of regret. But her grandfather wasn’t the only one harboring secrets, and the more Grace learns about her family, the less she thinks she can trust them.

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I am a fan of M.K.'s and could not wait to read another book by her. Her writing style is nice and easy to read. I liked the mystery of Grace finding the box and then having to figure out the puzzle left to her in the letter. There is plenty of mystery and adventure then you can add a little romance to the story and it makes for a perfect combination for a fun book. Another thing I liked about the book was how it went back and forth between the 1990s and WWI. The diary entries were fun to read and a good way to see what her grandfater went through. Cythina was one of those characters that you do not like but in the end you come around to liking. I think that shows that the author did a good job in their writing when this happens. I could tell that the author did her research through the descriptions she gave. All in all a good book and I am looking forward to the next one by her. 

Time and Regret is M.K. Tod’s third novel. She began writing in 2005 while living as an expat in Hong Kong. What started as an interest in her grandparents’ lives turned into a full-time occupation writing historical fiction. Her novel Unravelled was awarded Indie Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society. In addition to writing historical novels, she blogs about reading and writing historical fiction at, reviews books for the Historical Novel Society and the Washington Independent Review of Books, and has conducted three highly respected reader surveys. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and is the mother of two adult children. Please visit her website and her blog A Writer of History Subscribe to her mailing list or contact her at mktod [at] bell [dot] net Follow her on Facebook and Twitter on Goodreads and Pinterest Buy the book (print, ebook audiobook): Amazon

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  1. Many thanks for your very kind words, Angela. I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed the story! All best, M.K. (Mary) Tod