Shadows of Butterflies by M.S Talbot – Promo Post

Shadows of Butterflies by M.S Talbot – Promo Post

Sponsored Post. Today we welcome author M.S Talbot to Whispering Stories with her Promotional Post for her new book ‘Shadows of Butterflies‘, which was released on 1st September 2019.

Shadows of Butterflies by M S Talbot

Shadows of Butterflies
Maycroft Chronicles

Author – M.S Talbot
Pages – 444
Release Date – 1st September 2019
ISBN 13 – 978-1099605819
Format – ebook, paperback

New Synopsis

“A haunting story of two families torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy that in its wake threatens to reveal deeply hidden secrets known only to a few and shared by none.”

Henry Maycroft, feckless, handsome and possessed of a devastating charm was the darling of the glittering fast set of Edwardian London. Henry was also a confirmed bachelor, until the summer of 1897 when the beautiful and spirited heiress, Estelle Grieves-Croft had danced her way into Henry’s careless heart.

The aristocratic and wealthy Grieves-Croft family have suffered heartbreak and sorrow, but then an unimaginable disaster that shocks the world was about to rip apart the very fabric of both families. In the uneasy years that follow as the families slowly begin to rebuild their lives the war clouds gathering above Europe begin their inevitable journey towards the shores of Great Britain.

What reviewers’ are saying:

It is so beautifully written that it captured my imagination from the very beginning (5 Stars)

It is intricate and cleverly pulls and pushes your imagination (4 Stars)

The style of writing completely immerses you into the world of these two families (5 Stars)

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About the Author

M S Talbot

Maureen Talbot is a writer and author of ‘Shadows of Butterflies’. This is her first novel published in September 2019 and is Book 1 in the series, ‘The Maycroft Chronicles.’

Maureen is an estate agent, living and working in Kent, and she is a mother and grandmother.

The desire to write The Maycroft Chronicles’ was drawn from her fascination to explore the history of the homes in the lovely old Kent villages that she visits.

From the once grand families in their country houses to the estate workers in tiny 16th century cottages, every family has a story to tell, and every old sepia photograph tells a tale of a way of life long past.

Maureen says that her inspiration to write comes from ‘everywhere and everyone.’ Listening as people relate their family history, told to them by parents and grandparents. Walking down a cobbled path to the site of an old paper mill or standing an ancient bridge unaltered for hundreds of years. Sudden snatches of memories from a very old resident whose grandfather was a purser on ‘Titanic’.

All of this has helped to shape ‘The Maycroft Chronicles.’ ‘Shadows of Butterflies’ and the books to follow, ‘Spirits of the River’ and ‘Polly’s Diary’

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10 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    I thought it was going to be a children’s book from the title and cover – fooled me!

  2. Tasha says:

    I don’t read historical fiction, but you have really piqued my interest with this one. Lovely post.

  3. Gemma says:

    Historical fiction is very hit or miss for me but thanks for the info.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  4. Emma Mane says:

    Looks wonderful. I’ll have to check it out.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    That sounds interesting!

  6. Megan | Ginger Mom & Company says:

    I don’t read a lot of historical fiction but this one does sound interesting. A new-to-me author, as well 🙂

  7. Robin Loves Reading says:

    I love historical fiction. That sounds really good.

  8. Great promo post, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  9. Kathy West says:

    Looks like a good book.

  10. Finitha Jose says:

    This sounds appealing. I love historical fiction. Great spotlight!