Today is my stop on the blog tour for Chasing Ghosts by Madalyn Morgan, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. Chasing Ghosts is the sixth book in Madalyn Morgan’s Dudley Sisters saga, but can also be read as a standalone.
First up, here’s some information about the novel and author:
In 1949 after receiving treatment for shell shock in Canada, Claire’s husband disappears.
Has Mitch left her for the woman he talks about in his sleep? Or is he on the run from accusations of wartime treachery?
Claire goes to France in search of the truth, aided by old friends from the Resistance.
Chasing Ghosts: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D42HP1Q/
About the Author
Madalyn Morgan has been an actress for more than thirty years working in Repertory theatre, the West End, film and television. She is a radio presenter and journalist, writing articles for newspapers and magazines.
Madalyn was brought up in Lutterworth, at the Fox Inn. The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live, as there were so many different characters to study and accents to learn. At twenty-four Madalyn gave up a successful hairdressing salon and wig-hire business for a place at E15 Drama College, and a career as an actress.
In 2000, with fewer parts available for older actresses, Madalyn taught herself to touch type, completed a two-year correspondence course with The Writer’s Bureau, and started writing. After living in London for thirty-six years, she has returned to her home town of Lutterworth, swapping two window boxes and a mortgage, for a garden and the freedom to write.
Happy to be an Indie Author, Madalyn has successfully published six novels. Foxden Acres, Applause, China Blue and The 9:45 To Bletchley are set before and during WW2 and tell the wartime stories of Bess, Margot, Claire, and Ena Dudley. Foxden Hotel and Chasing Ghosts are both post war. Chasing Ghosts is a sequel to China Blue.
Madalyn’s books are available on Amazon – in paperback and all formats of eBook.
Madalyn Morgan Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Madalyn-Morgan/e/B00J7VO9I2
Social Media Links –
Madalyn’s Blog: https://madalynmorgan.wordpress.com/
And now for my thoughts…
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a post-WWII novel full of action and excitement. From the very first chapter, Madalyn Morgan throws the reader right into the centre of Claire and Mitch’s lives, with plenty of mystery and drama thrown in.
As Claire sets out to search for her missing husband, the story moves through several countries including Canada, England and France. It was so interesting to read about the aftermath of WWII in each of those countries, and I think Madalyn Morgan captured the essence of their respective cultures very well.
Although this book can be read as a standalone (I hadn’t read any of the previous books before this one) I think I would have got even more from it had I read the rest of the series as well. Particularly during the parts set in France there were a few moments alluding to past events, which made me really want to know what had happened to the characters during the war.
The strongest aspect of this novel for me was Claire’s character. I loved the fact that she could clearly handle herself, and her courage and determination during the search for her husband meant I was rooting for her all the way.
If you like action-packed historical fiction with a strong heroine, then I think you’ll really enjoy Chasing Ghosts!
Giveaway (UK Only)
And now, an opportunity for you to win signed copies of both Chasing Ghosts AND China Blue, the third novel in the series!
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