Book Blast: Lies Told In Silence by M.K. Tod

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In 1914 Paris half the city expects war while the other half scoffs at the possibility.

With knowledge gained from his role at the War Department, Henri Noisette fears that Germany may soon attack Paris. He therefore sends his wife, mother and two younger children to Beaufort, a small village in northern France. By late 1914, instead of a safe haven, Beaufort is less than twenty miles from the front.

As war unfolds, Henri’s daughter, Helene, grows up quickly and in 1917 falls in love with Edward Jamieson, a young Canadian soldier.

The novel examines love and loss, duty and sacrifice and the unexpected consequence of lies.

Praise for Lies Told in Silence

‘Dramatically depicts the horror and heartbreak of war, while also celebrating the resilience of the human spirit.’ – SHARON KAY PENMAN author of A King’s Ransom

‘An intricate, well-researched novel of life forever changed by WWI yet still sweet with the tender innocence of the age.’ – DONNA RUSSO MORIN author of The King’s Agent

‘M.K. Tod is a powerful new voice in the historical fiction genre.’ – AMY BRUNO Historical fiction blogger at Passages to the Past

‘An absorbing and rewarding historical read…depicting the ruinous impact of war on human lives across the generations.’ – MARGARET EVANS PORTER author of The Proposal

‘A compelling read right up to its taut page-turning ending.’ – RICHARD LEE founder of the Historical Novel Society

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About the Author

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M.K. Tod has enjoyed a passion for historical novels that began in her early teenage years immersed in the stories of Rosemary Sutcliff, Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer. During her twenties, armed with Mathematics and Computer Science degrees, she embarked on a career in technology and consulting continuing to read historical fiction in the tiny snippets of time available to working women with children to raise.

In 2004, she moved to Hong Kong with her husband and no job. To keep busy Mary decided to research her grandfather’s part in the Great War. What began as an effort to understand her grandparents’ lives blossomed into a full time occupation as a writer. Her debut novel is UNRAVELLED: Two wars, Two affairs. One Marriage. LIES TOLD IN SILENCE, her second novel, is set in WWI France and tells the story of Helene Noisette who featured in Unravelled. Mary has an active blog – – which discusses all aspects of historical fiction and includes author and reader interviews. Additionally, she is a book reviewer for the Historical Novel Society. Mary lives in Toronto where she is happily married with two adult children.

Connect with M.K. Tod on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Lies Told in Silence Blog Tour & Book Blast Schedule

Monday, July 28 Review at Unshelfish Review at Flashlight Commentary Book Blast at Our Wolves Den

Tuesday, July 29 Review at Just One More Chapter Book Blast at Book Babe Book Blast at A Book Geek Book Blast at Mel’s Shelves

Wednesday, July 30 Review at Bookish Guest Post at Just One More Chapter Book Blast at Passages to the Past

Thursday, July 31 Book Blast at Royalty Free Fiction

Friday, August 1 Book Blast at Back Porchervations Book Blast at So Many Books, So Little Time

Saturday, August 2 Book Blast at Mythical Books

Monday, August 4 Review & Guest Post at A Bookish Affair Book Blast at Historical Tapestry

Tuesday, August 5 Book Blast at Layered Pages Book Blast at Princess of Eboli Book Blast at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, August 6 Book Blast at Literary Chanteuse Book Blast at Caroline Wilson Writes

Thursday, August 7 Review at The Book Binder’s Daughter Book Blast at Kinx’s Book Nook

Friday, August 8 Book Blast at The Maiden’s Court

Monday, August 11 Review at Dianne Ascroft Blog Book Blast at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Tuesday, August 12 Book Blast at Book Nerd Book Blast at The Bookworm

Wednesday, August 13 Review at The Writing Desk

Thursday, August 14 Book Blast at Words and Peace Book Blast at CelticLady’s Reviews

Friday, August 15 Review at Lost in Books Book Blast at The Mad Reviewer

Sunday, August 17 Book Blast at Brooke Blogs

Monday, August 18 Review at The Librarian Fatale Review at Historical Fiction Notebook


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