Thursday, 14 June 2018

#BlogTour #Review Echoes of Time #Win #Giveaway #TheGuernseyNovels @AnneAllen21 @_Globeflower_
The Guernsey Novels – Echoes of Time

Echoes of Time

By Anne Allen


My thanks to The Globeflower Agency for the blog tour invitation for The Guernsey Novels, and a free copy of Echoes of Time.This is my first Blog Tour, and what a truly brilliant novel to begin with!

My thoughts:

When I was invited to join this blog tour, I chose Echoes of Time because, of the 6 books in this series, I was most drawn to the cover and the title. And I'm so pleased I was...

Echoes of Time is the most enthralling read from start to finish, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Allen writes with an easy style, drawing vivid pictures in my mind's eye. I loved the way the story tantalisingly unfolded through the duel time periods. Echoes of Time has left me determined to read the others in The Guernsey Novels series, as soon as possible.

This is the fifth book in the series, but it works well as a stand alone novel, and it really didn't matter that I hadn't read the previous novels. 

Although this is the first book I have read by this author, Anne Allen is now firmly on my favourite authors list!

Blog Tour Organised by The Globeflower Agency Ltd

The blurb says:


The fifth of The Guernsey Novels, Echoes of Time is a dual-time story set in the German Occupation and present-day Guernsey and is likely to appeal to fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…

1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.

All too soon Olive realises she has made a mistake. Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-however there’s a price to pay. . .

2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…

Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.

Thrown together in a bid to find out what happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on? 

Win a two-night break courtesy of 

The Guernsey Novels by Anne Allen

Would you like to visit gorgeous Guernsey? Well, here is your chance to win a two-night trip to this beautiful island, courtesy of Anne Allen, author of the riveting book series, The Guernsey Novels.

The Guernsey Novels

Anne Allen’s fascinating book series, The Guernsey Novels, comprises six standalone novels. All the stories in her novel series, take place predominantly on the island of Guernsey and are linked by characters popping up from one book to another. They provide an ongoing story of a ‘village’ spread, so far, over 6 years. Each book is standalone with fresh new lead characters with their own links to the German Occupation during World War 2, having an impact on the present. The Guernsey Novels are a mix of mystery, family drama, and love story and influenced by the author’s love of the island where she spent many happy years. Guernsey itself is always a main character in the books, offering a gorgeous backdrop to all the sorrows, joys and tragedies she describes.

The Guernsey Novels are available from all leading bookstores: 

Book #1 Dangerous Waters 
Book #2 Finding Mother 
Book #3 Guernsey Retreat 
Book #4 The Family Divided 
Book #5 Echoes of Time 
Book #6 The Betrayal

About the Author Anne Allen

Anne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. She was born in Rugby, to an English mother and Welsh father. As a result she spent many summers with her Welsh grandparents in Anglesey and learnt to love the sea. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns. By profession Anne was a psychotherapist but has long had creative ‘itches’, learning to mosaic, paint furniture, interior design and sculpt. At the back of her mind the itch to write was always present but seemed too time-consuming for a single mum with a need to earn a living. Now retired from the 'day job', there’s more time to write and Anne has now published six books in The Guernsey Novels series. She will be publishing her seventh novel later in the year.

To find out more about Anne visit her website: you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Thank you very much for taking the time to read Echoes of Time by Anne Allen and taking part in the blog tour

  2. Thank you very much for taking part in the blog tour!