Book review and giveaway: Lies Told in Silence – I love France #112


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Lies Told in Silence

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Lies Told in Silence
M.K. Tod
Publication Date:
July 28, 2014
at Tod Publishing
Pages: 367
ISBN: 978-0991967025

historical fiction

Source: Received
from author for a virtual book tour
on France Book ToursGoodreads

This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

      books-on-france-14  2014 historical fiction


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I discovered author M. K. Tod last year with her brilliant historical novel Unravelled. When she contacted me about her latest novel on the same events, viewed from the perspective of the other major character involved in the story, I didn’t hesitate a second, especially as we celebrate this year the somber anniversary of WWI.

When Lies Told in Silence opens, we are in May 1914 near Bois de Boulogne, Paris. Helene is 16 and her two brothers 19 and 13. Henri’s father, Henri, works at the War Ministry. Hearing about the preparations for a war, and assuming Paris will be the first target, he decides to send his old mother Mariele, his wife Lise and his children away to the house owned by their Aunt Camille in the little village of Beaufort in Northern France, where they should be safe.

Lise and Helen are very upset at the idea of living in such a tiny place, away from the education and culture offered by the capital. The beginning of the novel is at a slow pace, conveying so well the ambiance of heavy weather before a storm, and what a storm it will be…

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