Harper Collins Blog Tour for NANNY DEAREST by Flora Collins

This was a suspenseful and somewhat twisted read (and actually the second “nanny” book I read this month!). If you enjoy slightly unnerving suspense, don’t miss this one! Thank you for making me part of the tour and for my copy!

Nanny Dearest : A Novel
Flora Collins
On Sale Date: November 30, 2021
9780778311614
Trade Paperback
$16.99 USD
336 pages


ABOUT THE BOOK:
Compulsively readable domestic suspense, perfect for fans of THE TURN OF THE KEY and
THE PERFECT NANNY, about a woman who takes comfort in reconnecting with her childhood
nanny after her father’s death, until she starts to uncover dark secrets the nanny has been
holding for twenty years.
Set in New York city and upstate New York, NANNY DEAREST is the story of twenty-five
year-old Sue Keller, a young woman reeling from the recent death of her father, a particularly
painful loss given that Sue’s mother died of cancer when she was only three. At just this
moment of vulnerability comes Anneliese Whitaker, Sue’s former nanny from her childhood days
in upstate New York.
Sue, craving connection and mothering, is only too eager to welcome Annie back into her life;
but as they become inseparable once again, Sue begins to uncover the truth about Annie’s
unsettling time in the Keller house all those years ago, particularly the manner of her departure
– or dismissal. At the same time, she begins to grow increasingly alarmed for the safety of the
two new charges currently in Annie’s care.
Told in alternating points of views, switching between Annie in the mid-90s and Sue in the
present day, this is a taut novel of suspense with a shocking ending.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Flora Collins was born and raised in New York City and has never left, except for a four-year
stint at Vassar College. When she’s not writing, she can be found watching reality shows that
were canceled after one season or attempting to eat soft-serve ice cream in bed (sometimes
simultaneously). Nanny Dearest is her first novel, and draws upon personal experiences from
her own family history.

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The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Loved this one that I read at the end of summer! I loved how the characters changed over time and how there was a bit of a mystery wrapped up into the story. Most of all, I loved the story of fighting in the Civil Rights movement and what that was like. Such a memorable story!

This was my first book by Diane Chamberlain, but it won’t be my last! Thank you for my Net Galley copy!

Description

A community’s past sins rise to the surface in New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain’s The Last House on the Street when two women, a generation apart, find themselves bound by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery.

1965

Growing up in the well-to-do town of Round Hill, North Carolina, Ellie Hockley was raised to be a certain type of proper Southern lady. Enrolled in college and all but engaged to a bank manager, Ellie isn’t as committed to her expected future as her family believes. She’s chosen to spend her summer break as a volunteer helping to register black voters. But as Ellie follows her ideals fighting for the civil rights of the marginalized, her scandalized parents scorn her efforts, and her neighbors reveal their prejudices. And when she loses her heart to a fellow volunteer, Ellie discovers the frightening true nature of the people living in Round Hill.

2010

Architect Kayla Carter and her husband designed a beautiful house for themselves in Round Hill’s new development, Shadow Ridge Estates. It was supposed to be a home where they could raise their three-year-old daughter and grow old together. Instead, it’s the place where Kayla’s husband died in an accident—a fact known to a mysterious woman who warns Kayla against moving in. The woods and lake behind the property are reputed to be haunted, and the new home has been targeted by vandals leaving threatening notes. And Kayla’s neighbor Ellie Hockley is harboring long buried secrets about the dark history of the land where her house was built.

Two women. Two stories. Both on a collision course with the truth–no matter what that truth may bring to light–in Diane Chamberlain’s riveting, powerful novel about the search for justice.

God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen

It’s another Royal Spyness mystery!

I love Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness series! This one was a good one: Georgie is trying to celebrate Christmas with her family and the Royal Family, but people keep having “accidents”. Will Georgie and Darcy (now married!) figure it out in time? This is the perfect cozy mystery to curl up and read during the holidays! Thank you for my e-copy via Net Galley.

Overview:

Georgie is back and hanging the stockings with care when a murder interrupts her Christmas cheer in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen.

Georgie is excited for her first Christmas as a married woman in her lovely new home. She suggests to her dashing husband, Darcy, that they have a little house party, but when Darcy receives a letter from his aunt Ermintrude, there is an abrupt change in plans. She has moved to a house on the edge of the Sandringham estate, near the royal family, and wants to invite Darcy and his new bride for Christmas. Aunt Ermintrude hints that the queen would like Georgie nearby. Georgie had not known that Aunt Ermintrude was a former lady-in-waiting and close confidante of her royal highness. The letter is therefore almost a royal request, so Georgie, Darcy, and their Christmas guests: Mummy, Grandad, Fig, and Binky all head to Sandringham.

Georgie soon learns that the notorious Mrs. Simpson, mistress to the Prince of Wales, will also be in attendance. It is now crystal clear to Georgie that the Queen expects her to do a bit of spying. There is tension in the air from the get-go, and when Georgie pays a visit to the queen, she learns that there is more to her request than just some simple eavesdropping. There have been a couple of strange accidents at the estate recently. Two gentlemen of the royal household have died in mysterious circumstances and another has been shot by mistake during a hunt. Georgie begins to suspect that a member of the royal family is the real target but her investigation will put her new husband and love of her life, Darcy, in the crosshairs of a killer.

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

I love Elizabeth Strout’s writing and I so enjoyed her recent novel Oh William!. Lucy Barton narrates the story, telling of William’s family and his experience as she views it. I honestly did not pick this one up for a while as it sounded fairly dull, but Elizabeth Strout’s writing is so beautiful, so vivid. She has the ability to capture character in such a way that you find yourself shaking your head saying, “Yes, that is exactly how that is”. She is one of those rare writers who makes the ordinary extraordinary. When you read her books you feel better about life.

Thank you for my Net Galley copy.

Here’s the overview:

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. 

“Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so the fact that Oh William! may well be my favorite of her books is a mathematical equation for joy. The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement.”—Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William. 

Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are. 

So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret—one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout’s “perfect attunement to the human condition.” There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children. On every page of this exquisite novel we learn more about the quiet forces that hold us together—even after we’ve grown apart. 

At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late.”

Bookouture Blog Tour for A LETTER FROM PEARL HARBOR by Anna Stuart

I’m shouting it out today for a book that I’m enjoying right now: A Letter from Pearl Harbor by Anna Stuart. This is a story within a story, moving from present day to WWII and back again. I love these engaging reads where I have to keep going to see how it all turns out!

Here’s the overview:

Book Description:
Ninety-eight-year-old Ginny McAllister’s last wish is for her granddaughter to complete a treasure hunt containing clues to her past. Clues that reveal her life as one of the first female pilots at Pearl Harbor, and a devastating World War Two secret.

1941, Pearl Harbor: On the morning of December 7th, Ginny is flying her little yellow plane above the sparkling seas when she spots an unknown aircraft closing in on her. She recognises the red symbol of the Japanese fighter planes almost too late. Somehow, she manages to land unscathed but the choices she is forced to make in the terrible hours that follow have tragic consequences…

2019, Pearl Harbor: Heartbroken RobynHarris is reeling from the death of the strong, determined grandmother who raised her. Her only comfort is a letter written in Ginny’s distinctive hand which details a treasure hunt, just like the ones she used to set for her as a little girl. Except this time, the clues are scattered across the beautiful island of Hawaii. Despite her grief, Robyn finds herself intrigued as she follows the trail of letters, revealing the truth about Ginny’s service during the Second World War.

But Robyn’s whole world is turned upside down when she’s faced with a shocking secret which has the power to change the course of her own life…

Inspired by true events, this is a heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 novel about love, loss and bravery. Perfect for fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and Kathryn Hughes.

Author Bio:
Anna Stuart lives in Derbyshire with her campervan-mad husband, two hungry teenagers and a slightly loopy dog. She was hooked on books from the moment she first opened one in her cot so is thrilled to now have several of her own to her name. Having studied English literature at Cambridge university, she took an enjoyable temporary trip into the ‘real world’ as a factory planner, before returning to her first love and becoming an author. History has also always fascinated her. Living in an old house with a stone fireplace, she often wonders who sat around it before her and is intrigued by how actively the past is woven into the present, something she likes to explore in her novels. Anna loves the way that writing lets her ‘try on’ so many different lives, but her favourite part of the job is undoubtedly hearing from readers. You can reach her on Facebook @annastuartauthor or Twitter @annastuartbooks.

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Thank you so much for making me part of the tour and sharing this novel with me!