Monday, July 26, 2021

Review Tour + #Giveaway: When Destiny Calls by Tricia McGill @GoddessFish


 

When Destiny Calls

by Tricia McGill

GENRE: Time-Travel Romance

BLURB:


From one crazy period in history to another.


Whisked by some unseen force from the Covid-19 ridden world of 2020 in Australia, to an equally horrific time in the past, carer Chloe Simpson finds herself in North London during the Blitz of 1940. Could be that Chloe became too immersed in the stories related to her by Minnie, a woman in the Australian nursing home where she cares for elderly people? Stories about the dreadful days and nights endured during the Blitz.


Engrossed in the stories surrounding photographs in 98-year-old Minnie Clacton’s cherished album, back in time Chloe meets up with the young Minnie plus her own Great Great Grandmother Aggie.


In the midst of an air raid, Chloe is discovered, wet and confused, by a man and his dog. A man and his canine companion who coincidentally appeared prominently in the photo album alongside the young Minnie and Aggie. Did Chloe simply answer the call of Destiny?


Excerpt:

The grass beneath me was very wet, and I lay staring up through the branches of a nearby tree, as the thought crossed my mind that it was very dark. I could have sworn there were a few lights on in the park, and I recalled that I was on the way to the car park when I fell—or was pushed. In fact, my car was in sight just across the road, and hadn’t I pressed the unlock button?

I heard what sounded like the drone of a far off plane—or perhaps it was the police helicopter doing its usual sweep over the city. I rubbed my hand over my forehead, shocked when I realised it was sticky with blood. Wanting to see what was wrong, I scrabbled about in my pocket for my phone. It wasn’t there. Panic set in then. My attackers must have stolen it along with my car.

Confused and sore, I pushed myself into a sitting position when a dog appeared in front of me. His wet nose touched my chin and then he swiped his tongue over my face. “Hello boy,” I said, sounding croaky, “Where did you spring from?” I had not seen many dogs in this park before, and certainly none without an owner at the end of their leash. I looked around and frowned. Surely, I had been sitting on a bench—it couldn’t have disappeared while I fainted, or whatever I did before landing on the grass.


My Review:

Chloe Simpson works at a nursing home in Australia during the pandemic of 2020 known as Covid-19. Chloe loves her job as a caregiver. After leaving the nursing home one night after her shift ends Chloe is about to get in her car when she is attacked by a couple of guys who demand her car keys.

Chloe wakes up in London during the war in 1940. Chloe has no idea what has happened to her or where she is. When she wakes a man and his dog is standing over her. Chloe has no idea what to do or where to go. Will she ever get back home in 2020?

Bill is very nice to Chloe, he takes her home with him. Bill helps Chloe obtain a new identity and a rations card among other things. When she travels to 1940 Chloe gets to meet the young Minnie, of the lady Minnie Clacton she was taking care of in the nursing home, in 2020. She also gets to meet her own Great Great Grandmother Aggie in 1940. WOW! Can you imagine getting to meet your own Great Great Grandmother?

The author Tricia McGill pulls you in from the first page making you feel as if you are right there with Chloe and Bill in 1940. The descriptions are so vivid that you have no problem seeing it all play out in your head as if you were watching a movie. I would love to see When Destiny Calls made into a movie.

When Destiny Calls has enough twists and action to keep you tied to the past as you race to the end to see how it all turns out. When Destiny Calls left a few unanswered questions for me like what happened in 2020 after Chloe disappeared? What did her co-works or friends think happened to her? Did Chloe just simply disappear off the face of the Earth without any trace? Or was there another version of Chloe in 2020?

I would recommend When Destiny Calls to anyone who loves a good time-traveling romance! One-click your copy When Destiny Calls today!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award winning author Tricia McGill spent her early days in Highbury, London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time, she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?

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Buy Links for When Destiny Calls:

BWL Publishing ~ Tricia McGill



Giveaway:

$25 Amazon GC/BN GC




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3 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour, I've enjoyed following along :)

Terri. said...

This sounds like a great read.

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