Wednesday, March 8, 2017

London In The Dark Book Review and Blog Tour

Hello friends!
Today is the first day of Victoria's blog tour for her brand new book, London In The Dark, and I'm thrilled to help spread the word about her book! 
About the Book:
London, 1910.
Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could have reckoned. 

Olivia Larken Hartwell, just home from boarding school for the summer, is anticipating time with her adoring parents. She misses her absent brother, Cyril, hoping for the day he will finally come home. But tragedy strikes, causing upheaval for all concerned and changes her life in a way she never could have imagined. 

Olivia, Cyril, and their friends must bring the hidden to light, seek to execute justice, and dispel the darkness that hovers over London...and their hearts. 
 My thoughts:
In December, I had the great privilege of reading Victoria's new book, while it was still being written, when she asked me to be a beta reader. Since then I've read it two times, the last one after it was published. Let me just say Victoria has such a lovely way of writing. One minute everything is calm and everyone is happy, and the next minute you find yourself in the middle of a dangerous scene.  Though this is a very action packed book, Victoria did a fabulous job of adding a touch of humor here and there. She also did an excellent job of creating the characters in such a real, relatable way.  
After Olivia Hartwell's parents die, she goes to live with her brother, Cyril, who is a private detective. He has been absent for such a long time, his heart is cold, and he refuses to show or allow any emotions, even when his heart is full of sorrow. Cyril is involved in a mysterious case that keeps growing as time goes on. The villain ends up being someone no one expected. I won't say anymore about the plot now. You'll just have to read it for yourself.  :) 
 Even though I immensely enjoyed reading this whole book, there were a few parts that were especially good. ;) The villain ends up getting saved, Olivia, one of the main characters, gets married, and three members of a family reunite and now share a true bond of fellowship in Christ.  London In The Dark is a book of mystery, suspense, sorrow, joy, hope, and salvation. I highly recommend this book to ages 13+ and gladly give it 5 stars! 

Thank you, Victoria, for allowing me to beta read your book and be a part of your book tour. :) Congratulations on all your hard work! 


Goodreads Book Giveaway

London In The Dark by Victoria Lynn

London In The Dark

by Victoria Lynn

Giveaway ends March 17, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
If you're on goodreads, you can enter the giveaway above to win a copy of London In The Dark.

Victoria is having two giveaways! The first winner will receive a signed copy of the book, a tote bag, and a mug.  

The second winner will receive an e-copy of the book and a mug.
Everyone is invited to enter. Just click here -  on this link  where you'll find instructions on how to enter. 

About the author:  
Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she's not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings. 


  1. Hi Ashley, this sounds like a fascinating book, in a place and time period that is a favorite of mine. And the author so young! I hope she keeps on writing.

    May I say also that you are an excellent reviewer!


  2. Thanks for the review! I'll have to check this book out.


Hello there!
I'd love it if you left me a comment...they totally make my day!