I’m delighted to be hosting today’s stop on the blog tour for Becoming Mrs. Smith by Tanya E Williams. Below you can read an extract from this novella that will give you a sense of a story described as ‘Wonderfully emotional and beautifully written’ (Kelsey Gietl, author of Across Oceans).
Plus…there’s a giveaway with a chance to win an ecopy of Becoming Mrs. Smith. To enter, visit the tour page by clicking here and scroll to the bottom.
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About the Book
Not all of war’s destruction takes place on the battlefield.
Violet’s heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won’t ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet’s days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles.
Becoming Mrs. Smith is the inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to reclaim what she lost. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heart—perhaps beyond repair. While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating
Format: eBook, paperback (100pp.), audiobook
Publisher: Rippling Effects Writing & Photography Published: 10th October 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Extract from Becoming Mrs. Smith by Tanya E Williams
Her gaze lowers to the envelope as the door whispers closed. A dampened jingle from the bell shivers over the room.
A tear slides down her face and meanders along contours of her laugh lines. “I had a bad sense about today.” Her shoulders give way to a sob that crumples her body in half. I watch in slow motion as grief fills the space where worry used to live.
Tears spring to my eyes as I round my desk to embrace her now fragile body. She trembles in my arms and lets out a low, guttural howl – a sound that will haunt me forever. This frightens me, what death can do. It can transform a person into an empty shell so they feel nothing and everything at the same time.
About the Author
A writer from a young age, Tanya E Williams loves to help a reader get lost in another time, another place through the magic of books. History continues to inspire her stories and her insightfulness into the human condition deepens her character’s experiences and propels them on their journey. Her favourite tales speak to the reader’s heart, making them smile, laugh, cry, and think. Becoming Mrs. Smith is Tanya Williams’ debut historical fiction title and the first in a three book series.
Breathe, an inspirational & photographic journey, was Tanya Williams’ first publication. Dipping her toe in the waters of book publishing, Tanya chose a project inspired by both her appreciation for her own meditation practices & her husband’s love of photography. With the focus of being in the moment, Tanya’s words uplift, inspire, & motivate readers as they immerse themselves in beautiful & diverse images captured by David Williams.
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