The Cottage on Winter Moss by Allie Cresswell #ContemporaryFiction #Historical @Alliescribbler #TuesdayBookBlog

When I was contacted by Allie Cresswell with a view to joining the blog tour for her new release I was delighted to accept. I’ve been meaning to read her books for a while and this one sounded intriguing.


Several combined occurrences cause writer Dee to pack her belongings, leave her life behind and just drive without a destination in mind…her unreliable and untruthful partner, the death of her father and resulting estrangement from her brother, and the fact she desperately needs inspiration for her next book. The last straw was her discovery of missing personal items and money from her purse. So along with Bob the spaniel, Dee hits the road hoping to find her inspiration.

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#QandA + #Extract from The Lady in the Veil: The Talbot Saga by Allie Cresswell @alliescribbler #HistoricalFiction

I’m delighted to feature an extract from Allie Cresswell’s latest novel, The Lady in the Veil, plus a Q&A. Firstly, here’s what the book is about…

high res front cover only copyWhat secrets hide beneath the veil? When her mother departs for a tour of the continent, Georgina is sent from the rural backwaters to stay with her cousin, George Talbot, in London. The 1835 season is at its height, but Georgina is determined to attend neither balls nor plays, and to eschew Society. She hides her face beneath an impenetrable veil. Her extraordinary appearance only sets off gossip and speculation as to her identity. Who is the mysterious lady beneath the veil?

The Lady in the Veil follows on from The House in the Hollow, but stands just as well alone.

Book links ~ AmazonUK | Amazon US


And now for the extract…

The ability of the newcomers to ignore her thick drapings made Georgina shrivel with shame. They must have been warned, she thought, they must have been prepared. But how ridiculous, how odd they must think her. What kind of creature was she—an aberration, a crank—that she must be excused, explained!

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