Friday, June 1, 2012

A Bitter Truth - A Teaser and a giveaway

Author: Charles Todd
Publisher-Format: William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins, paperback, 340 pages
Year of publication: 2011
Subject: WWI nurses, orphans, amateur detectives
Setting: London and environs
Series: Bess Crawford #3
Genre: historical fiction, mystery
Source: Wm Morris publisher for giveaway

 Although this is the third in the Bess Crawford series, I think all of these can stand alone.  In this one, Bess is home for Christmas from nursing on the front during World War I.  As she alights from the train, she finds a women hiding in a doorway, shivering, quaking and obviously trying not to be found.  Our Bess steps up to the plate to find out what is wrong, and immediately becomes enmeshed in a very convoluted plot.  Her altruism leads to her being accused of murder, and it is only through some excellent plot manipulation, and a bit of suspending belief that we get to a reasonble resolution.  A good story, with great scenes of the era.  The characters in this series are being fleshed out with each new addition to the saga.

I'll be reviewing "An Unmarked Grave" #4 in the series as part of the TLC Blog Tour on June 18th, but in the meantime, if you want to get a jump on the series, I have one copy of #3 "A Bitter Truth" available for a quick giveaway.  Easy rules and quick turnaround.

Just send me an email at with "Win Bitter Truth" in the subject line.  Give me your mailing address (US only- PO Boxes OK!!!!) and send by June 15th.  I'll announce the winner on the 17th.

And do leave me a comment letting me know you sent the email....that way I'll be sure to look for it.


  1. I haven't started this series yet but this sounds really good. I've entered the contest.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful series.
    Email entry sent.

  3. Thanks for this giveaway. This series is wonderful. I sent the e-mail. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Excellent series which interests me greatly. I entered and sent e-mail. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com


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