Sunday 13 January 2019

BLOG TOUR : Blackberry & Wild Rose By Sonia Velton

Hey lovelies!

The time has come! I've been so impatient for this blog tour. 

Blackberry & Wild Rose is a rich historical debut set among the Huguenot Silk weavers of Spitalfields in the late 18th Century.

The Blurb

When ESTHER THOREL, the wife of a Huguenot silk-weaver, rescues Sara Kemp from a brothel she thinks she is doing God's will. Sara is not convinced being a maid is better than being a whore, but the chance to escape her grasping 'madam' is too good to refuse.

INSIDE THE THOREL'S tall house in Spitalfields, where the strange cadence of the looms fills the attic, the two women forge an uneasy relationship. The physical intimacies of washing and dressing belie the reality: Sara despises her mistress's blindness to the hypocrisy of her household, while Esther is too wrapped up in her own secrets to see Sara as anything more than another charitable cause.

IT IS SILK that has Esther so distracted. For years she has painted her own designs, dreaming that one day her husband will weave them into reality. When he laughs at her ambition, she unwittingly sets in motion events that will change the fate of the whole Thorel household and set the scene for a devastating day of reckoning between her and Sara.

THE PRICE OF a piece of silk may prove more than either is able to pay.

My Thoughts

Rating: A VERY STRONG 4/5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟

First off, a HUGE Thank You to Ella from Quercus Books for sending me a proof copy! I'm so happy to be part of the BWR Social Media Tour.

So, if you've been following my blog for a while (which I totally recommend you to!), I've mentioned countless times that I'm always up for Historical Fiction. It is by far one of my FAVOURITE genres!

Blackberry & Wild Rose is a stunning and brilliant historical debut. Also, can I mention the BEAUTIFUL cover?! The cover alone was enough to make me fall in love with this book!

I thoroughly enjoyed Blackberry & Wild Rose. It is a richly imagined and extremely well-plotted book. I read it in one sitting and literally couldn't put it down.

Blackberry & Wild Rose is a dark, addictive, captivating and atmospheric novel. It is beautifully written, the characters were so well developed and not to mention the brilliant plot twists! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS A DEBUT NOVEL.

Blackberry & Wild Rose is unpredictable, unique, engrossing and a real page-turner. It was such an addictive read! I've never read anything like it. I can't wait to read more from Sonia Velton!

Grab your copy here

Check out the reviews posted by these lovely bloggers for the social media tour!