Friday, 12 April 2019

#BlogTour The Inheritance by Anne Allen


It's my turn on the BlogTour The Inheritance by Anne Allen. This is the seventh book in The Guernsey Novel series. It's a combination of historical fiction, a story of souls connecting over time so they can both find some semblance of peace.

Enter the Giveaway below to Win a copy of The Inheritance and a notebook 
(Open Internationally)
About the Author
Anne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.  Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.

By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.
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About the book
1862 Young widow Eugénie faces an uncertain future in Guernsey when her husband dies at sea. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, exiled on the island and living in his voluptuous house only yards away from Eugénie. Their meeting changes her life and she begins working for him as a copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.

2012 Doctor Tess Le Prevost, born in Guernsey, now living in Exeter, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child she listened to Aunt Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and who, according to family myth, was particularly close to Hugo. Was he the father of her child? Tess doubts it, but inheriting the house allows her to make a fresh start in her beloved island.

Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.

Review
The author combines the rich and interesting history of Guernsey with a story that takes place over two timelines. By the way I had no clue Victor Hugo lived on Guernsey and wrote whilst living there.
In 2012, Tess inherits her aunts house,  a house that used to belong to Eugénie many years ago. In this fictional story Eugénie becomes Hugo's copyist. Allen has cleverly woven fact and fiction together to create this story, so a lot of it is based on facts but with her fictional main character playing a major role instead.

Eugénie is a young widow in 1862. Grieving the recent loss of her beloved husband she encounters a couple who help her when she is in great distress. Their helping hand leads to years of support and friendship. At the very least it leads to a fascinating relationship with a scribe who empties his heart and soul onto paper. A story of rebellion, poverty and loss that inspires the world to this day.

Eugénie's story is more complex, because it's about overcoming tragedy and gaining independence only for it to be stripped away by someone who purports to love her dearly. It becomes about her path to escape oppression and abuse.

It's a combination of historical fiction, a story of souls connecting over time so they can both find some semblance of peace. The parallels between the two women, although there are few, the moments of connection show the similarity of their strength and resolve.

Buy The Inheritance (The Guernsey Novels #7) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Sarnia Press pub date 8 April 2019. Buy at Amazon com.

All the other 6 titles in The Guernsey Novels are only 99p/c across all ebook retailers until 15th April while The Inheritance is only £1.99/$2.99 until that date. 

Buy Dangerous Waters (The Guernsey Novels #1) at Amazon Uk or at Amazon comBuy Finding Mother (The Guernsey Novels #2) at Amazon Uk or at Amazon comBuy Guernsey Retreat (The Guernsey Novels #3) at Amazon Uk or at Amazon comBuy The Family Divided (The Guernsey Novels #4) at Amazon Uk or at Amazon comBuy Echoes of Time (The Guernsey Novels #5) at Amazon Uk or at Amazon comBuy The Betrayal (The Guernsey Novels #6) at Amazon Uk or at Amazon com.

Enter the Giveaway below to Win a copy of The Inheritance and a notebook 
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2nd Prize – E-copy of The Inheritance and notebook 

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