Good morning and Happy Sunday! . I’ve done plenty of blog6/11/2021, 6:35:04 PM
Good morning and Happy Sunday! . I’ve done plenty of blog tours in the last couple years, but today is my first ever @storygramtours ! Glad to be kicking off this new type of tour on my account with a beauty like The Essex Serpent by author @sarahgraceperry . . I’ll admit that the cover is what drew me to this book, but was pleased to find that the synopsis is also right up my alley. (synopsis below) Historical fiction is one of my top favorite genres but I find that I’m usually gravitating to something about WWII. So I’m pleased to have such a beauty that nudges me in a different direction. . If you could live in any time period, which would you choose? . For more info about The Essex Serpent, check the link in my bio. Thank you to @williammorrowbooks for sending me this copy of #TheEssexSerpent #storygramtours #theessexserpenttour . Synopsis: Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way. . They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of Aldwinter, and Will is the local vicar. They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species. But Will sees his parishioners' agitation as a moral panic, a deviation from true faith. Although they can agree on absolutely nothing, as the seasons turn around them in this quiet corner of England, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart. . Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.