Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

Happy Sunday evening🌛 Welcome to my stop on the #blogtour for Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau. 

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Synopsis

The year is 1911 when twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg is invited to spend the summer in America’s Playground.

The invitation to Coney Island is unwelcome. Despite hailing from one of America’s richest families, Peggy would much rather spend the summer working at the Moonrise Bookstore than keeping up appearances with New York City socialites and her snobbish, controlling family.

But soon it transpires that the hedonism of Coney Island affords Peggy the freedom she has been yearning for, and it’s not long before she finds herself in love with a troubled pier-side artist of humble means, whom the Batternberg patriarchs would surely disapprove of.

Disapprove they may, but hidden behind their pomposity lurks a web of deceit, betrayal and deadly secrets. And as bodies begin to mount up amidst the sweltering clamour of Coney Island, it seems the powerful Batternbergs can get away with anything…even murder.

Extravagant, intoxicating and thumping with suspense, bestselling Nancy Bilyeau’s magnificent Dreamland is a story of corruption, class and dangerous obsession.

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My Thoughts

Nancy Bilyeau is a new author (to me) and I’ve heard such great things about her books, so when the opportunity arose to review Dreamland, I jumped at it!  I wasn’t disappointed; this book has everything – it is stylish, accomplished and gritty all at once.

Bilyeau has a wonderfully descriptive style of writing which I immediately took to; I could feel the stickiness of the summer heat, smell the salty sea, hear the frivolity and taste the corn dogs of Coney Island.

The combination of historical fiction coupled with the crime and thriller genres made this the perfect read for me; I was totally lost in Dreamland.

Dreamland sucked me in to its hedonistic, scandalous, power hungry world and I felt truly immersed in and absorbed by Coney Island in 1911.  I didn’t want this book to end.

An exciting, dramatic and richly detailed story that positively sizzles with every sentence; Dreamland is one not to be missed this year!

Dreamland is out now in paper back and you can buy it here🍭

My thanks go to Hannah and Endeavour Media for my invitation to the #blogtour and also for my beautiful proof copy of the book.

Until next time!

@mrscookesbooks

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Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the #blogtour for Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson: I am DELIGHTED to host a giveaway over on my instagram account for the gorgeous stack of books pictured below!  Check out those spredges 👀♥️

Find me on instagram: @mrscookesbooks

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Synopsis

When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is the expert. No friends. No boys. No parties. And strictly NO VISITORS.

It may be lonely but at least this way the truth remains where it should – hidden. Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies.

Because if Ro’s walls come crumbling down, who’s going to take care of Bonnie… Bonnie. Never Mum or Mummy or Mother. Just Bonnie.

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Doesn’t it sound great? Head on over to my Instagram  account to find out how to win Paper Avalanches and re-releases of Williamson’s two previous books – all three books will go to ONE lucky winner ♥️

I’d love to be friends over on Insta as well as here ♥️

Paper Avalanche is out now in paperback and you can buy it here

My thanks go to Annabelle Wright of ED PR for my invitation to the #blogtour and David Fickling Books for my beautiful stack of books.  If you enjoyed my post, please do check out my others, and also the other stops on the #blogtour (see below).

Until next time!

@mrscookesbooks

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