Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blog Tour: Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James

Welcome to my stop on the Lost Among the Living blog tour. This is such an amazing read and I'm so glad that I get to tell you a little more about the author and the book and of course my thoughts on it. 
This is a must for all fans of historical reads and paranormal alike. 






Published By: NAL
Release Date: April 5, 2016

Book Description:

England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex's wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to the family’s estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins…and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning…

All is not well at Wych Elm House. Dottie's husband is distant, and her son was grievously injured in the war. Footsteps follow Jo down empty halls, and items in her bedroom are eerily rearranged. The locals say the family is cursed, and that a ghost in the woods has never rested. And when Jo discovers her husband’s darkest secrets, she wonders if she ever really knew him. Isolated in a place of deception and grief, she must find the truth or lose herself forever.

And then a familiar stranger arrives at Wych Elm House…







About the Author:




Simone St. James is the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.





I love it when a book can take me by surprise and before I know it, I'm completely immersed inside the pages. 

Lost Among the Living was the perfect blend of genres. Historic with a slight touch of the paranormal and a dash of swoon worthy romance, it truly was a winner in its category. 

With the right amount of mystery, creepiness, and a romance that left you longing for more, this book surprised me with how captivating it became as the story got darker and the lies and secrets thicker. 

One that all lovers of the blend of genres alike, will love and when it is over, be left wanting more. 

I'm so glad I took a chance on this one and tried it, I wasn't disappointed in the least with the beautiful writing and the story that slowly unfolded as the mystery was unraveled one secret at a time. 

A must read for everyone.







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review. An ARC copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

38 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds awesome. I love historical but I love that this has some other elements too. Plus the cover is lovely.Great review!

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    1. It was fun having the different elements with the historic, made it more fun for sure.

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  2. I rarely venture into Historical Fiction, but you intrigued me. I’ll check this book out, thanks for putting it on my radar, Ali!

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  3. Great review! I read The Other Side of Midnight by this author and I really enjoyed it. This one looks good as well. Great review! :)

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    1. Ooo I'll have to try that one from her too then Erin.

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  4. Welcome back, Ali! And what a great review. I feel like stepping into this book is like jumping in a rabbit hole, it gets deeper and better and you never want to look back. Cheers!

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    1. Definitely like that Tyler and thank you so much!

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  5. Woot Woot! Glad to have you back in the bloggersphere!! ;-)
    Great review and what a fabulous covers. Thanks Kindlemom
    xo

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  6. I don't really read historicals, but with the addition of paranormal, that makes it more interesting to me. You do have me intrigued. I'll have to check it out sometime. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. It really did make it fun and it didn't read like a historical because of it, if that makes sense. It was a lot of fun.

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  7. This sounds a little different from what I've been reading lately Ali, and that's always a good thing! I love when a book I have no real expectations for surprises me in the best possible way:)

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    1. It is definitely a good thing in this case Jenny. ;)

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  8. This sounds like a good read, I usually run from historical fiction but this seems worthwhile!!
    Welcome Back!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tori and it is definitely worth it. ;)

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  9. This sounds really good, and something I would really enjoy! I love this time period!

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  10. I am glad you are back. I just finsihed this one last night, and I really liked it as well. It was certainly suspenseful, and yes the romance was just lovely.

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    1. Yay! Happy to hear that Heidi and thank you!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing! Glad this one took you by surprise in a good way. Sounds like it blends different genres well too.

    -Lauren

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  12. I saw this one a few weeks ago on someone's WoW, an it looked really interesting. I love HF, so this is getting added to my shelf. Glad you loved it!

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    1. Yay happy to hear that, I hope you end up loving it!

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  13. Can't really ask for more for a historical that has a romance worth mentioning. I'm sold!

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  14. Oh wow, this is totally new to me, but I love that it has a blending of genres :)

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  15. Well then, I didn't even consider this book when I first saw it. But damn, it sounds like something I'd actually really like.

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    1. I think you might like this one. ;)

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  16. I always love to be taken by surprise as well! thanks for review!

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  17. I really like the sound of this one. It reminds me of all the gothic novels I grew up reading. Going to add it to my wish list. Glad you enjoyed!

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    1. A little bit gothic in a way with the setting adn the house! I hope you like this if you do decide to try it. ;)

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  18. Whew! That sounds really good! I love that blend of genres. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out Anna!

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