Farewell My Life by Cynthia Haggard
Publication Date: April 7, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 586 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Praise for Farewell My Life"A unique, deftly scripted, and extraordinary novel by an author with a distinctive narrative storytelling style that will hold the readers dedicated attention from beginning to end, "Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia" is an impressive and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Literary Fiction collections. One of those rare novels that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished."--Mid-West Book Review "The author knows her characters very, very well; this shows in the consistent and very individual way they act. This is not a plot-driven story; it's character-driven. In this book, the characters are the jam which holds everything together. The best example of this is Grace, the talented violinist, who, simply, jumps off the page. I loved her."--Wishing Shelf "This is not your typical mystery; it's for fans of thrilling action and historically-inspired events...Contra to the status quo of the genre, the men are the romantics - though in a deranged manner - and the women showcased are the core strength of the novel."--BookLife Prize. "The author...adeptly summons the era in all its manners and details with her descriptive prose...Her omniscient, third-person narrator effectively flits through the heads of various characters, offering momentary glimpses of their inner lives."--Kirkus Reviews "I loved the elaborate descriptions of all the places in this book. This is the kind of book that shows instead of just telling. The characters are very well-developed and interesting to read about. Angelina is a fascinating character, as is Grace. Along the duration of the book, Grace learns a lot about herself. I was amazed by her quiet yet vibrant personality, and her brilliant talent."--Pavani Mathur (The Voracious Bibliophile)
About the AuthorCynthia graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge MA, in June 2015. Her first novel, Thwarted Queen, a frustrating tale (hence the title) of Lady Cecylee Neville (1415-1495) who was nearly crowned Queen of England, was shortlisted for many awards, including the 2012 Eric Hoffer New Horizon Award for debut authors. To date, sales have surpassed 38,000 copies. Her forthcoming novel, Farewell My Life, is a Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s Berlin. When she’s not annoying everyone by insisting her fictional characters are more real than they are, Cynthia likes to go for long walks, knit something glamorous, cook in her wonderful kitchen, and play the piano. You can visit her at www.spunstories.com. You can also find Cynthia on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, September 9 Interview at Passages to the Past Tuesday, September 10 Feature at Books In Their Natural Habitat Thursday, September 12 Excerpt at A Darn Good Read Friday, September 13 Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages Monday, September 16 Review at girl-who-reads Tuesday, September 17 Feature at Beth's Book Nook Blog Wednesday, September 18 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books Thursday, September 19 Review at Gwendalyn's Books Saturday, September 21 Excerpt at Broken Teepee Monday, September 23 Feature at The Book Junkie Reads Tuesday, September 24 Review at Unabridged Chick Friday, September 27 Excerpt at Coffee and Ink Sunday, September 29 Review at Reading is My Remedy Monday, September 30 Interview at Unabridged Chick Saturday, October 5 Review at Passages to the Past Tuesday, October 8 Feature at I'm All About Books Wednesday, October 9 Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
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My ReviewAfter reading Cynthia Sally Haggard’s Thwarted Queen Saga, I was looking forward to her newest release, Farewell My Life. I was not disappointed. She has a special talent of transporting her readers back in time, feel as though they are part of the story, and living in that moment in history.
Farewell My Live gets a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it and plan on reading it again in the near future. It is definitely a keeper.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.