Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Goddess Fish Book Tours Book Review: Secret Lady

Secret Lady
by Beth Trissel


GENRE: New Adult, Time Travel, Romance



At Lavender House, Evie McIntyre is haunted by the whispers from her bedroom closet. Be-fore she can make sense of their murmurs, the house "warbles" between times and transports her to the Civil War. Past and present have blended, and Evie wishes she'd paid more attention to history. Especially since former Confederate officer, Jack Ramsey, could use a heads up.

Torn between opposing forces, Jack struggles to defend the valley and people he loves. Meet-ing Evie turns his already tumultuous world upside down. Will solving the mystery of the whispers return her home, and will the handsome scout be by her side?

Against the background of Sheridan's Burning of the Shenandoah Valley, Jack and Evie fight to save their friends and themselves – or is history carved in stone?



What had happened to the room?

Nothing in the parlor was as it had been a short while ago. Furnishings suited to a monastery had
displaced the frou-frou d├ęcor. Simple wooden chairs, stools, and a plain couch were arranged in a circle. A small table supported a large black book, possibly the Bible. Discarded knitting lay on a side table. A spinning wheel sat in one corner.

There were no frills anywhere. No lavender sprigged wallpaper or lacy valentines, or anything she
remembered. Her grandmother’s cherished things were gone. Everything had changed, and yet, the layout of the room was the same.

Was she lost in a dream, or had she stepped into a parallel universe? That sometimes happened…in
Doctor Who, not her world.

Oh, my,” she gulped, and blindly reached out to steady herself against the back of a chair. “Not what I
was expecting.”

Nor are you.” The man called Jack returned the match tin to his pouch and studied her by the flickering light, his sandy brows arching under the broad brim.

Whew.” He thumbed his hat back. “You’re nothing like Hettie Wenger.”

Not in this life,” she said in a bare whisper, realization nagging at her.

Did you have another?”

She nodded, gazing into the most glorious greenish-brown eyes, like sun-dappled trees. Wham.
Lightning bolt impact.


Review: I love a good time travel romance. This one is Civil War Era and its simply amazing.

Evie is staying at Lavender House with her gran. The house has historical significance as it is the only house to survive the burning of the Shenandoah Valley by Sheridan's troops.

Evie is a tour guide at the house.

She's also a little afraid of her closet, where she hears strange "whispers". Its the closet that helps transport Evie back to the Civil War era where she meets Jack Ramsey a former Confederate soldier.

This book was absolutely amazing with a mixture of romance and mystery.  I really loved the historical aspects of this novel.

I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

Rating: 5 flowers

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Married to her high school sweetheart, Beth Trissel lives on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by her human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, her love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into her work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of her inspiration. She's especially drawn to colonial America, the drama of the American Revolution, and the Civil War. And she loves a good ghost story. She writes Young Adult, New Adult, historical, time travel, and paranormal romance, plus nonfiction. Secret Lady (Ladies in Time) was based events that occurred to her ancestors and her husband’s Mennonite forebears during the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.

Secret Lady is available in kindle and print at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Lady-Ladies-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B07KNL7K3Z

And in eBook format from all other online publishers.

For more on Beth visit her blog, One Writer’s Way, at: https://bethtrissel.wordpress.com

Connect with Beth on Facebook: Author Beth Trissel

Visit Beth’s Amazon Author Page where all her books reside: https://www.amazon.com/Beth-Trissel/e/B002BLLAJ6



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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks for hosting and for the lovely review.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great review, I'm looking forward to checking this one out myself :)

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Carole D said...

Thanks for hosting!Great review, looking forward to read!

Beth Trissel said...

Please post your fabulous review everywhere. :)

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