Saturday, March 13, 2021
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Paris in Ruins
by M.K. Tod
Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Heath Street Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction
Paris 1870. Raised for a life of parties and servants, Camille and Mariele have much in common, but it takes the horrors of war to bring them together to fight for the city and people they love.
A few weeks after the abdication of Napoleon III, the Prussian army lays siege to Paris. Camille Noisette, the daughter of a wealthy family, volunteers to nurse wounded soldiers and agrees to spy on a group of radicals plotting to overthrow the French government. Her future sister-in-law, Mariele de Crécy, is appalled by the gaps between rich and poor. She volunteers to look after destitute children whose families can barely afford to eat.
Somehow, Camille and Mariele must find the courage and strength to endure months of devastating siege, bloody civil war, and great personal risk. Through it all, an unexpected friendship grows between the two women, as they face the destruction of Paris and discover that in war women have as much to fight for as men.
War has a way of teaching lessons—if only Camille and Mariele can survive long enough to learn them.
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Praise for Paris in Ruins
“The story of two women whose families were caught up in the defense of Paris is deeply moving and suspenseful.” -Margaret George, author of Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero
“Tod is not only a good historian, but also an accomplished writer … a gripping, well-limned picture of a time and a place that provide universal lessons.” -Kirkus Reviews.
“M.K. Tod’s elegant style and uncanny eye for time and place again shine through in her riveting new tale, Paris in Ruins.” -Jeffrey K. Walker author of No Hero’s Welcome
About the Author
Paris In Ruins is M.K. Tod’s fourth novel. Mary 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 other novels are Time and Regret, Lies Told in Silence, and Unravelled. Beyond writing novels, Mary’s award-winning blog, www.awriterofhistory.com features the reading and writing of historical fiction. When she’s not writing, or thinking about writing, you can find her hiking, golfing, traveling, or hanging out with friends and family. Mary is married and has two adult children and two delightful grandchildren.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, March 30
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Wednesday, March 31
Review at Passages to the Past
Thursday, April 1
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Friday, April 2
Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Sunday, April 4
Review at Carole’s Ramblings
Monday, April 5
Review at Madwoman in the Attic
Tuesday, April 6
Excerpt at Reading is My Remedy
Wednesday, April 7
Review at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
Thursday, April 8
Feature at Mia Reads
Friday, April 9
Review at Bibliostatic
Saturday, April 10
Review at Girl Who Reads
Monday, April 12
Review at Reader_ceygo
Tuesday, April 13
Interview at Reader_ceygo
Friday, April 16
Interview at Unabridged Chick
Monday, April 19
Excerpt at Bookworlder
We have one paperback copy of Paris in Ruins up for grabs!
The giveaway is open to the US only and ends on April 20th. You must be 18 or older to enter.