M.K. Tod

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Hi - I'm M.K. Tod, Mary actually, the author of the newly released PARIS IN RUINS, as well as TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED. I have enjoyed a passion for historical novels that began in my early teenage years immersed in the stories of Rosemary Sutcliff, Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer. After a 20+ year career in business, in 2004, I moved to Hong Kong with my husband and no job. To keep busy I decided to research my grandfather’s part in the Great War. What began as an effort to understand my grandparents’ lives blossomed into a fulltime occupation as a writer. I have an active blog—www.awriterofhistory.com—on all aspects of historical fiction including interviews with authors, readers and others involved in this gen ...more

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M.K. Tod Such a difficult question to answer! Would it be the waters of the Nile in 1850 with Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert in Enid Shomer's The Tw…moreSuch a difficult question to answer! Would it be the waters of the Nile in 1850 with Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert in Enid Shomer's The Twelve Rooms of the Nile? Would it be England in the time of Henry II as portrayed in Sharon Kay Penman's Time and Chance. Perhaps 16th century Spain with C.W. Gortner's Juana in The Last Queen or biblical times with Geraldine Brooks's The Secret Chord or Africa with Paula McLain's heroine in Circling the Sun. Then there's my latest wonderful read which would situate me in 1947 France with Kate Quinn's memorable characters Eve and Charlie (Charlotte) from The Alice Network. So many choices - who could possibly decide? And that, of course, is the beauty of reading historical fiction!(less)
M.K. Tod Perhaps not a mystery but ... there are several intriguing and plot worthy possibilities. A cousin whose husband of thirty years left her for another …morePerhaps not a mystery but ... there are several intriguing and plot worthy possibilities. A cousin whose husband of thirty years left her for another man. A mother who's had four men who have loved her including one living half way around the world. A brother-in-law who hasn't been heard from in over twenty years. A friend who abandoned her children to escape an abusive marriage. A colleague who turned out to be a spy ... oops, made that one up. Life offers up so many possibilities that there isn't enough time to tell them all. Thanks for asking!(less)
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Keira Morgan discovered the Renaissance when her grandmother gave her a book about England’s queens when she was five. At university, she studied Renaissance and Reformation history to the doctoral level. The Importance of Pawns is her first novel and you won’t be surprised to know that it’s set in her favourite time period. Today, Keira provides insights into the interplay between setting and cha

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This is the fourth novel by Tony Riches that I've read. His stories about the Tudor dynasty are wonderful tales that transport you in time and place. As you read Essex - Tudor Rebel you will experience the slog of battle, sailing on the high seas, th ...more
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The Bridge Club is an exploration of friendship and the lives of women. It's a true delight to read the stories of eight women who initially bonded over bridge and have been lifelong friends. They support one another as each goes through her own peri ...more
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The Sea Gate is a wonderful story with the perfect blend of present-day and past and a compelling cast of characters featuring the frail but crusty Olivia--I picture Maggie Smith or Judi Dench in the role--and the lovely Becky who is trying to get he ...more
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A compelling story from start to finish. Elinor Florence gives us a unique view of WWII - that of the men and women who interpreted aerial photographs in order to help the Allies win the war. Rose Jolliffe is smart, gutsy, and determined and quickly ...more
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“If the newspapers reported the truth, if they wrote about the mud and filth and the body parts littering the ground and how young men look old before their time, would we still be here?”
M.K. Tod, Time and Regret

“Enemy flares made night work difficult, but our position has stabilized. Germans so deeply dug in that our division was unable to take Regina Trench. Hundreds of casualties. Desolation everywhere. We are weapons now, not men. Men decide whether or not to kill. Weapons merely kill.”
M.K. Tod, Time and Regret

“Divorce is a process, not an event. It takes months to unfold, a barrage of emotional ups and downs as denial is replaced by grief, grief by anger, and anger gradually eases into acceptance.”
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M.K. Majenta wrote: "Hello, M.K.! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you're well and having a good week. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta"

Many thanks, Majenta. I love what I do and love reading. Lots of historical fiction but this year I'm hoping to add more contemporary novels to the mix. All best to you and blessings in return. Mary


Majenta Hello, M.K.! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you're well and having a good week. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


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