Sunday, March 29, 2020

On a Falling Tide by Georgia Hill - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

On a Falling Tide
Two women. Connected by heartbreak, separated in time. Can Charity save the man she loves, or will Lydia’s vengeful spirit prove too strong?
Two haunting love stories and a hundred and fifty-year-old curse …

When the beloved grandfather who brought her up dies, Charity is left struggling to cope. Alone and rootless, she’s drawn to the sleepy fishing village of Beaumouth near Lyme Regis and begins to research her family tree. A chance encounter with attractive boat-builder Matt sparks a chain of mysterious and unsettling events and leads Charity to uncover the story of a young girl who lived in the village over a hundred years before.
In 1863 all Lydia Pavey wants to do is follow in Mary Anning’s footsteps and become a ‘fossilist.’ Instead, she is being forced into marriage to a man she barely knows.
Charity’s obsession with Lydia becomes all-consuming and she risks losing everything. With a longed-for family tantalisingly in reach, will Charity find the happy ever after she’s yearned for and, most importantly, can she save the man she loves?

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My Review
On a Falling Tide is a mish-mash of time travel, romance, and historical mystery/suspense. It's an intriguing read that will keep readers on their toes, wondering what, exactly, is going on, and why. I found myself immersed in this book, set in a little seaside town, as I curiously tried to figure out the connection between Lydia in 1863 and Charity in today's time.  
I was quite fond of Charity in this story. She seemed like a good, honest person who was dealing with a lot in her life. She had abandonment issues. She had a pesky little voice that was constantly telling her she wasn't good enough. She was saddled with a lot of baggage. Add in her strange visions of Lydia, and it was a recipe for disaster. But even with all that, Charity was still able to find romance. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy that she had someone who loved her, even with everything she was dealing with. 
I also enjoyed Matthew's character. He was a really great guy, and although he didn't have as much baggage as Charity, he still came with his own set of issues. Together, though, he and Charity were able to make things work. I liked that they found their happily ever after, if you will.
And, I have to admit, I felt bad for Lydia. She was a character you can't help but side with. She's a young girl growing up in a time where life for women sucked. Seen as property, Lydia was forced to live a life she didn't want at all. And because of that, she rebelled. Unfortunately for her, her happily ever after isn't so happy after all.
There's a lot going on in this book. While a little slow in some spots, I found it to be an engaging read. The suspense kept me flipping through, wondering what Charity would uncover about Lydia each time she went back in time. The romance made me smile; I was definitely rooting for Charity and Matt. And the historical/time travel element was what brought it all together and made for a nice touch. 
If you're a fan of well-written stories that make you feel as though you're right there in the book with the characters, you'll enjoy On a Falling Tide. 
4 stars from me!

Author Bio –
Georgia Hill writes best-selling romcoms and historical fiction with romance at the heart. Although she writes in two genres, they have more in common than you might think; she puts serious issues into her romcoms and lots of humour into her historical novels. She lives by the sea in the south west of England with her two beloved dogs - a spaniel and a delinquent cockapoo puppy, her husband (also beloved and not at all delinquent) and a ghost called Zoe. She loves Jane Austen, elephants, Belgian chocolate (all donations gratefully received) and Strictly Come Dancing. Her stories come from everywhere and anything, so be careful what you tell her as you may end up in a book. She also finds inspiration in the folklore and history of the many places in which she’s lived. To put it politely, she’s had a portfolio career having worked in the theatre, for a charity and as a teacher and educational consultant before giving in and finally acknowledging that making up things was what she really wanted to do. She has a nasty addiction to moving house but is trying to overcome this. After one house move too many, she lost all her notebooks and decided to stop talking about writing and actually do some. She’s been happily creating believably flawed heroines, intriguing men and page-turning stories ever since.

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