Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Review and Giveaway: "There is Always a Tomorrow" by Anna Belfrage

Synopsis:  There is Always a Tomorrow is the ninth book in Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.
It is 1692 and the Colony of Maryland is still adapting to the consequences of Coode’s Rebellion some years previously. Religious tolerance in the colony is now a thing of the past, but safe in their home, Alex and Matthew Graham have no reason to suspect they will become embroiled in the ongoing religious conflicts—until one of their sons betrays their friend Carlos Muñoz to the authorities.

Matthew Graham does not leave his friends to rot—not even if they’re papist priests—so soon enough most of the Graham family is involved in a rescue attempt, desperate to save Carlos from a sentence that may well kill him.

Meanwhile, in London little Rachel is going through hell. In a matter of months she loses everything, even her surname, as apparently her father is not Master Cooke but one Jacob Graham. Not that her paternity matters when her entire life implodes.

Will Alex and Matthew be able to help their unknown grandchild? More importantly, will Rachel want their help?

My Thoughts:  I did not expect to see another book with Matthew and Alex so There is Always a Tomorrow was an extremely pleasant surprise.  I loved being immersed in their world again; a world full of family and love and as always some trials and tribulations. 

I seriously want to live in Graham's Garden.  In this book, we find Matthew and Alex a little older with a growing number of new family members as well as some old favorites.  I've really enjoyed watching their children grow up and become significant characters in the story.  I think my favorite right now is Samuel and I was happy to see him come to the fore front of the story.

I also loved watching the family come together to protect Carlos.  I don't want to give any spoilers away but the Grahams know how to get things done.  The Grahams sure are a force to be reckoned with and I pity anyone who gets on their bad side!  They always seem to stand up for what they feel is right whether or not it is in line with everyone else's beliefs; I really admire that about them.

The story line involving Rachel was horribly sad but I liked that Ms. Belfrage didn't try to gloss over it or make everything turn out all puppies and rainbows with the situation.  It definitely broke my heart but it seemed more realistic given the time period.

Overall, I am so happy that I got to immerse myself in the Graham Saga again.  Ms. Belfrage left the story open-ended enough so I'll be crossing my fingers that we get to see more of the Grahams in the future.  4 stars.

About the Author:

 
Anna was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result she’s multilingual and most of her reading is historical- both non-fiction and fiction. Possessed of a lively imagination, she has drawers full of potential stories, all of them set in the past. She was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Ideally, Anna aspired to becoming a pioneer time traveller, but science has as yet not advanced to the point of making that possible. Instead she ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for her most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career Anna raised her four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive…

For years she combined a challenging career with four children and the odd snatched moment of writing. Nowadays Anna spends most of her spare time at her writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and she slips away into her imaginary world, with her imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in her life pops his head in to ensure she’s still there.

Other than on her website, www.annabelfrage.com, Anna can mostly be found on her blog, http://annabelfrage.wordpress.com – unless, of course, she is submerged in writing her next novel. You can also connect with Anna on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads.

GIVEAWAY!

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away 2 eBooks & 2 paperback copies of There is Always a Tomorrow! To enter, please click here.

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– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on December 21st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review - and Samuel is one of my favourites too!

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  2. Thanks so much for your great review, Denise! And thank you for hosting Anna's Blog Tour. I adore the Grahams too and can't wait to read more of the series.

    Amy
    HF Virtual Book Tours

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