Blog Tour: False Lights by KJ Whittaker

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.


False Lights by KJ Whittaker

Book Description

Cornwall, 1817.

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…

My Review

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.

Blog Tour

False Lights blog tour


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  1. Adrian Bold
    30th September 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I went to Newquay a LONG time ago as a young adult for a lads long weekend. Quite fun with all the surfing that goes on there as well.

  2. Victoria B
    30th September 2017 / 10:06 pm

    We went to Cornwall last year – stayed in Portreath and went to various places including Lizard and Lands End.

  3. Julie Camm
    30th September 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I have visited many years ago as a kid, but I’m going to argue the case for our main holiday there next year (my other half likes mountainess regions)

  4. SArah Austin
    30th September 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I love Cornwall – stayed in lots of parts but my favourite is probably Boscastle!

  5. Gem Cook
    30th September 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I love visiting Cornwall.
    I’ve been to St. Ives, Padstow and Newquay.
    Such a beautiful part of the country.

  6. Fiona Johnstone
    30th September 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I’ve never been to Cornwall but would love to go. It looks so beautiful.

  7. janine atkin
    30th September 2017 / 7:27 pm

    ive never been 🙁

  8. Meryl Thomas
    30th September 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I have never visited Cornwall, but would love to

  9. Kelly Hirst
    30th September 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I have never visited Cornwall but it’s somewhere I would definitely love to visit one day

  10. Michelle Wild
    30th September 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Falmouth it was really good but cold at Easter.

  11. Tammy Neal
    30th September 2017 / 10:39 am

    Think it was Newquay where I was about 4 years old as my uncle used to live there x

  12. Melanie Pennie
    30th September 2017 / 10:11 am

    Never visited Cornwall but would love to one day!

  13. Simone Griffin
    30th September 2017 / 8:47 am

    We have been to Cornwall a few times and love it all – but my children love Newquay the best x

  14. Laura Pritchard
    28th September 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Yes, my family stayed in an apartment in Newquay last October, and my friend and I trekked the North coast when we were 17!

  15. Sheri Darby
    28th September 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Various places, St. Ives, Falmouth, Padstow, Fowey and Newquay in my teenage yeras.

  16. Katie
    28th September 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Yes have been once to Looe would love to go back

  17. paula cheadle
    28th September 2017 / 2:07 pm

    went to Cornwall several times as a kid, but I don’t know the names where we went

  18. nicky pearce
    28th September 2017 / 9:02 am

    not been since i was a kid

  19. carol boffey
    27th September 2017 / 9:51 pm

    yes please

  20. michelle o'neill
    27th September 2017 / 7:07 am

    I’ve never been to Cornwall.

  21. Keith Hunt
    27th September 2017 / 12:50 am

    Winter camping near padstow

  22. Carole Nott
    26th September 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Have never been to Cornwall but perhaps sometime in the future

  23. Jessica Barber
    25th September 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Yes I love Cornwall! Have been to Newquay, Falmouth and Padstow!

  24. Michelle Ferguson
    24th September 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I have never been but would like to in the future

  25. Susan B
    23rd September 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I visited the Eden Project once but haven’t seen any other parts of Cornwall.

  26. Jason Tolliss
    22nd September 2017 / 5:47 am

    Not been, yet

  27. Kim M
    19th September 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Had a lovely holiday in Polperro when I was little

  28. claire woods
    17th September 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Yes, this year for the first time. We went to the Eden centre and my son loved the Rainforest dome best.

    We went to the Minack Theatre. My son thought it would be boring but we watched a video on how it was made before we went in. He thought it was amazing. The sea there is a lovely colour (not like the North Sea near to where we live!).

    We went to Lizards Point and climbed the lighthouse. Saw seals in the sea through binoculars.

    We went to Lands End. It was a bit touristy but Samuel wanted to go in the Shaun the Sheep museum.

  29. Angela Kelly
    16th September 2017 / 12:01 pm

    I have never been to Cornwall. I’ve read a fair few books set there and I would like to visit.

  30. Jo Hutchings
    15th September 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I love Cornwall! I’ve been a couple of times and been to St Ives, Tintagel, Penzance and Falmouth amongst other places.

  31. Solange
    14th September 2017 / 8:25 pm

    No, I’ve never been to Cornwall.

  32. Margaret Clarkson
    14th September 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I’ve never been to Cornwall. It’s a long way from my home. I would love to go there though, it looks so beautiful.

  33. Ray Becker
    14th September 2017 / 7:50 am

    Is the pub still there at Lands End?

  34. Angie McDonald
    13th September 2017 / 7:45 pm

    No but i’ve always wanted to! I’d love to go surfing in Newquay!

  35. Sarah Prentice
    13th September 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Been all over the place! Favourite was Tintagel.

  36. jo liddement
    13th September 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I’m lucky enough to live in Cornwall with my family. The north coast is rugged with huge cliffs and beaches and the south have some gorgeous little fishing villages and beautiful bays.Cornwall is a great place to explore lots of hidden little gems as you are never far from the sea wherever you go.

  37. Sheena Batey
    13th September 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I have only got as far as Devon but I would love to do so at some time in the future.

  38. Annabel Greaves
    13th September 2017 / 12:17 pm

    I have not visited but the scenery looks stunning and I would love to take the family for a summer holiday x

  39. Ruth Harwood
    13th September 2017 / 9:12 am

    We stayed near Lizard, I remember Clovelly as well, walking down then back up the steep slope at 8 months pregnant!!

  40. Megan Williams
    13th September 2017 / 7:46 am

    I’ve never been to Cornwall but it is next on my UK places to visit!

  41. fiona waterworth
    13th September 2017 / 12:17 am

    never been lucky enough to get there, we actually booked to go once and my husband wrecked his ankle and we did not go.

  42. john prendergast
    12th September 2017 / 9:52 pm

    We go to cornwall every year for a holiday beautiful place we all ways stay in perranporth
    favourite place to go is when the newlyn fish festival is on

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