This week I’m on the blog tour for False Lights by KJ Whittaker, it’s slightly off track to my normal reads but as it’s based in Cornwall, my home I was intrigued.
What if your worst mistake changed the course of history?
Napoleon has crushed the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo, and his ex-wife Josephine presides over French-occupied England.
Cornwall erupts into open rebellion, and young heiress Hester escapes with Crow, Wellington’s former intelligence officer, a half-French aristocrat haunted by his part in the catastrophic defeat. Together, they become embroiled in a web of treachery and espionage as plans are laid to free Wellington from secret captivity in the Scilly Isles and lead an uprising against the French occupation. In a country rife with traitors, Hester and Crow know it is impossible to play such a game as this for long…
The setting reminds me of Poldark, adventurous, dark, brooding and mysterious, you are in for a treat! An historical novel at it’s best, of course this is an alternative to what could have happened if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo which makes it even more of a great read.
With fantastic characters like the strong heroine Hester and the charismatic Crow the author doesn’t disappoint you. Expertly written, which just takes you back to the magic of that era you cannot ask for more in a novel of this genre.
False Lights by KJ Whittaker deserves a 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Available from Amazon.
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*I was given a copy of False Lights in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always. This post contains affiliate links.
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