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M. K. Tod,
author of
Unravelled
and
Lies Told in Silence
presented on France Book Tours,
is back!

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M. K. Tod

on Tour

September 1-10

with

Time And Regret

Time and Regret

(historical mystery)

 Release date: August 16, 2016
on Amazon

ISBN: 978-1503938403
366 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Time And Regret MK TodTime 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 http://www.awriterofhistory.com,
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

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Buy the book (print, ebook audiobook):  Amazon

TOUR QUOTATIONS

The Fictional 100

M. K. Tod has shown her commitment to deeply researched, intelligently crafted, and beautifully written historical fiction. I have read and reviewed the latter two novels, and I found both of them to be satisfying as fiction, unsettling as history, and tremendously moving in their treatment of people caught in the rough grasp of war, trying to keep on living and loving.

Eclectictales

I greatly enjoyed reading Time and Regret. It has a nice balance of the historical fiction and present day mystery and story that come together quite nicely. Highly recommended!

Words And Peace

Powerful historical mystery. A unique triple level of narration helps reach a healthy balance between the emotional journey of the narrator and what her grandfather went through during WWI. Clever.

Book and Ink

The writing was perfect and I loved the style.
The writer managed to add all elements – drama, romance, mystery; and politics in the right proportion.
With perfect narration, spot on characterization and a great setting, this book was one perfect read.

Library of Clean Reads

Time and Regret is a well-written touching story with a dual timeline.
I became so immersed in this novel that I read it in two days.
It is a testament to this author’s writing skills that she could so easily transition from contemporary life in the sleepy towns of France to that of war-torn France in 1915.
This is her third novel and I would now love to read her previous books. This book will be listed in my Best Reads of 2016 post. Highly recommended to lovers of historical fiction and women’s fiction.

Writing the Renaissance

TIME AND REGRET successfully melds elements of women’s fiction, historical fiction, and traditional mystery into an entertaining and satisfying read. A competent historian and skillful storyteller, M. K. Tod should certainly harbor no regrets in sharing this highly engaging tale with a broad audience.

Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

I couldn’t stop reading.
Things built, and the ending wasn’t quite what I expected it to be. In a good way.
It was also refreshing to have a novel partly set in 1991. It’s two historical periods in one novel.
Definitely a book to pick up.

I am, Indeed

The second book that I’ve read from M.K. Tod, I enjoy the detail (historic and not) with which she infuses her titles, making the past come alive and relevant to readers and characters alike.
Tod’s writing lends itself to description, the ability to use diary entries to feed the visual impressions the words create show great skill.

The Reading Queen

I really enjoyed Time and Regret.
The look into a soldier’s life and the great mystery left behind by Grace’s grandfather was interesting.
I’m thoroughly satisfied with how everything beautifully wrapped up.
A must read.

A Hollande Reads

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 could tell that the author did her research through the descriptions she gave.
A good book and I am looking forward to the next one by her.

The French Village Diaries

There are plenty of twists and turns.
The further into the book I got, the more difficult it was to put it down.
This is the third historic novel I have enjoyed from MK Tod, but the added sense of mystery in this novel has made it my favourite.

Just One More Chapter

I enjoyed the story, the mystery and Grace’s adventure.
There was so much about this book that really enjoyed as a reader and also on a personal level.
Definitely a book that I highly recommend.

Redhead.with.book

History, mystery and romance are intertwined in this novel about World War I and the art world.
I really enjoyed Time and Regret. It is a work of fiction but the historical aspect of the book was also quite interesting.

Impressions in Ink

I love the story, Time and Regret.
Through Grace’s lens and taste-bud, I too experienced delicious food and the beautiful sites.
The last few paragraphs of the story, on page 349, is beautiful. It is wise advice for all of us.

Library of Clean Reads

Time and Regret is a well-written touching story with a dual timeline.
I became so immersed in this novel that I read it in two days.
It is a testament to this author’s writing skills that she could so easily transition from contemporary life in the sleepy towns of France to that of war-torn France in 1915.
This is her third novel and I would now love to read her previous books. This book will be listed in my Best Reads of 2016 post. Highly recommended to lovers of historical fiction and women’s fiction.

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