I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for hauntingly beautiful love story On A Falling Tide by Georgia Hill. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this lovely book.
On a Falling Tide
Two women. Connected by heartbreak, separated in time. Can Charity save the man she loves, or will Lydia’s vengeful spirit prove too strong?
Two haunting love stories and a hundred and fifty-year-old curse …
When the beloved grandfather who brought her up dies, Charity is left struggling to cope. Alone and rootless, she’s drawn to the sleepy fishing village of Beaumouth near Lyme Regis and begins to research her family tree. A chance encounter with attractive boat-builder Matt sparks a chain of mysterious and unsettling events and leads Charity to uncover the story of a young girl who lived in the village over a hundred years before.
In 1863 all Lydia Pavey wants to do is follow in Mary Anning’s footsteps and become a ‘fossilist.’ Instead, she is being forced into marriage to a man she barely knows.
Charity’s obsession with Lydia becomes all-consuming and she risks losing everything. With a longed-for family tantalisingly in reach, will Charity find the happy ever after she’s yearned for and, most importantly, can she save the man she loves?
Author Bio –
Georgia Hill writes best-selling romcoms and historical fiction with romance at the heart. Although she writes in two genres, they have more in common than you might think; she puts serious issues into her romcoms and lots of humour into her historical novels.
She lives by the sea in the south west of England with her two beloved dogs – a spaniel and a delinquent cockapoo puppy, her husband (also beloved and not at all delinquent) and a ghost called Zoe.
She loves Jane Austen, elephants, Belgian chocolate (all donations gratefully received) and Strictly Come Dancing. Her stories come from everywhere and anything, so be careful what you tell her as you may end up in a book.
She also finds inspiration in the folklore and history of the many places in which she’s lived. To put it politely, she’s had a portfolio career having worked in the theatre, for a charity and as a teacher and educational consultant before giving in and finally acknowledging that making up things was what she really wanted to do.
She has a nasty addiction to moving house but is trying to overcome this. After one house move too many, she lost all her notebooks and decided to stop talking about writing and actually do some. She’s been happily creating believably flawed heroines, intriguing men and page-turning stories ever since.
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On A Falling Tide by Georgia Hill is a hauntingly beautiful love story told over dual timelines. It tells the tale of two women who are connected by heartbreak but separated by time.
When Charity’s beloved grandfather dies, she is left struggling to cope. Drawn to the quiet village of Beaumouth she begins to research her family tree. A chance meeting with an attractive boat builder leads Charity to the story of a young girl who lived in the village over a century ago. What follows is a time slip story that shows us glimpses of Lydia’s life in 1883, while also following Charity’s attempts to rebuild her life in the present day.
I fell in love with this story from the very first page. Beautifully written, with characters you quickly come to care about, On A Falling Tide is an atmospheric and compelling tale that I thoroughly enjoyed. The two cleverly interwoven love stories are full of heart, with stories of a curse, leading to a tension that becomes chilling at times as we move towards a moving and satisfying conclusion.
Georgia Hill is a gifted storyteller who has written a hauntingly beautiful story that once started I could not put down. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it most definitely won’t be the last. Highly recommended.
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