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Beyond the Yew Tree by Rachel Walkley Blog Tour with Review

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Beyond the Yew Tree

by Rachel Walkley

 

Synopsis

Whispers in the courtroom.

Only one juror hears them.

Can Laura unravel the truth by the end of the trial?

In an old courtroom, a hissing voice distracts shy juror, Laura, and at night recurring nightmares transport her to a Victorian gaol and the company of a wretched woman.

Although burdened by her own secret guilt, and struggling to form meaningful relationships, Laura isn’t one to give up easily when faced with an extraordinary situation.

The child-like whispers lead Laura to an old prison graveyard, where she teams up with enthusiastic museum curator, Sean. He believes a missing manuscript is the key to understanding her haunting dreams. But nobody knows if it actually exists.

Laura is confronted with the fate of two people – the man in the dock accused of defrauding a charity for the blind, and the restless spirit of a woman hanged over a century ago for murder. If Sean is the companion she needs in her life, will he believe her when she realises that the two mysteries are converging around a long-forgotten child who only Laura can hear?

Ordinary women.

Extraordinary experiences.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

An All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2020

Beyond the Yew Tree is an absolutely stunning, all-encompassing read!

I never knew I could read close to 400 pages in a 24-hour period, but I did. I couldn’t swipe the pages fast enough. It had all the ingredients I love in a really good book…a good story, likeable characters, and a plot that really moves the book along. This one hit on all three for me. 

The synopsis itself caught my attention…a good ghost story. How could I resist? I was right. The story was incredible. It had romance, a ghost or two, mystery, and really two storylines told many, many, many years apart. Every single element in the story connected seamlessly!

Laura was a great character, very complex and complicated. As I continued, the author revealed another layer to her. She evoked such emotion in me. An incident in her past was threatening to determine the rest of her life. She was honest and could be blunt, yet she has serious self-confidence issues. She wanted to love someone and be loved but was afraid to open that part of herself up. It was lovely watching her change. 

Sean, her love interest, was such an amazing guy. He had the ability to get her to open herself in ways no one else had. He believed her story of her dreams and visions, and he genuinely wanted to help her solve the mystery. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the two ghosts of the book. I won’t give you their names as that is part of the mystery. They had their own story to tell just like Laura did. Like Laura, I completely connected with them. 

There really was never a dull moment in the book. The dreams and visions, and the ingenious part was including the ghosts’ stories. Rachel Walkley included their story right alongside Laura’s which just made the book even better. 

Authors come in all shapes, sizes, genres, etc. and many can write a good book. However, it takes a talented writer to tell his or her readers a good story which, of course, makes a great book! Rachel Walkley is an incredibly talented storyteller!!!! Beyond the Yew Tree is a book not to be missed!!!!!




 

Purchase Links

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0857FQT2V

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0857FQT2V

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51837017-beyond-the-yew-tree

Available to read in Kindle Unlimited

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Meet the Author

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Aspiring writer who pens Women’s Fiction and magical tales about family secrets.

What else?

An East Anglian turned Northerner – almost.

Information professional, always.

Biologist, in my memories.

Archivist, when required.

Amateur pianist and flautist.

Reluctant gardener.

Scribbler of pictures.

And forever…. a mother and wife.

Oh, not forgetting, cat lover!

 

Social Media Links –

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17766384.Rachel_Walkley

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RachelJWalkley

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RachelJWalkley

Instagram / Twitter handle – https://www.instagram.com/raejcreations/

Newsletter – https://forms.aweber.com/form/09/569468809.htm

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Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye by E.S. Carter Release Tour with Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ($25 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!)

Title: Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye.
Author: E.S. Carter
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Ellis.
I feel him.
Before I even lay eyes on him, I sense him.
The air in the room seems charged, my awareness of him heightened, but he is a stranger to me.
Unfamiliar, yet familiar.
Unknown, yet known.
And something inside me says, “Hello, I’ve been waiting for you.”
Macsen.
I see him.
I’ve seen him a hundred times before and I know this will not be the last, but each time I do, I feel it.
That invisible tether.
I remember everything.
I remember him.
His eyes lock with mine and then move away too quickly.
I am nothing more than a stranger, another face in the crowd.
While he is my favourite hello, and my hardest goodbye.



Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

Another hit from ES Carter!! This is a wonderful, beautiful love story unlike most other romance books!
Macsen has been very successful in the world of business but thinks nothing of walking away from it all based on a gut feeling. His gut feelings have never steered him wrong and knows that if he’s right, everything he is searching for is in Lily Bay. Prior to arriving in Lily Bay, he bought an old run-down manor at auction that he plans to restore to its former glory.
Ellis has lived his whole life in Lily Bay and loves being the owner/chef of Safe Harbour, a local pub. He’s always felt like there’s a piece missing inside him and has never had a fulfilling personal life. He isn’t sure if the reason for that is because of his sexuality and living in a small village or if it’s something else.
When Macsen sees Ellis in Lily Bay, Macsen knows that he has found his home and what he has been looking for. Will he be able to convince Ellis that they are meant to be together forever?
I loved every part of this story!! Macsen and Ellis are amazing characters and their love story is nothing short of epic!! This story is full of the feels and has all of the elements of a fantastic romance. I was sucked in from the first page and couldn’t put this book down. ES Carter is such a talented storyteller and I love every book she writes. I highly recommend this book as well as all of her other works!!



“You’re in front of me, I can see you, but not only with my eyes. Your voice, the way you speak to me, I hear it, but not only with my ears. My body knows yours, Macs.” I rub a hand over my abdomen. “It knows you in here.” I tap my temple with my finger. “It knows you in here.” And finally, I place a palm on my chest over my heart. “And in here, in here it’s hollow, empty, waiting, always waiting.”
“For what?” His words are a mere whisper of air.
“For you.”

USA Today Bestselling Author, ES Carter, lives in Cardiff, South Wales—the home of castles, dragons, and folklore.
 
Her family joke that she was born with a book in her hand, and the urge to write stories soon followed.
 
At eleven, she won her school’s literary prize. At ages fourteen to sixteen – her poetry phase after falling in love with Dylan Thomas and e.e. cummings – she had a few poems published, but life, love, and family overtook her dreams, and she was in her thirties when she began the scary journey of self-publishing.
 
Her debut and internationally best-selling series, ‘Love by Numbers’, are a set of interconnected stand-alone romances, all with varying themes of love. From second-chance to romantic comedy and M/M romance. These stories do not need to be read in order (apart from the opening duet Nineteen/Twenty One), in fact, she is often guilty of advising readers to start at the last book and work their way back through.
 
Contemporary romance is not the only genre she writes, her second series, ‘The Red Order’, is as dark and twisted as you can get, but there is beauty there too if you can open your eyes and look.
 
With many more stories bursting to be set free, she hopes you stay along for the ride.
 
She loves to connect with readers, so please feel free to friend/follow her on Facebook, IG, and Twitter or join her reader’s group, E’s Elite ❤
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