Publication Date: November 5, 2017
eBook & Paperback; ISBN: 9781788039666
Series: Graham Saga, Book #9
Genre: Historical Fiction/Time-Slip
There is Always a Tomorrow is the ninth book in Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.
It is 1692 and the Colony of Maryland is still adapting to the consequences of Coode’s Rebellion some years previously. Religious tolerance in the colony is now a thing of the past, but safe in their home, Alex and Matthew Graham have no reason to suspect they will become embroiled in the ongoing religious conflicts—until one of their sons betrays their friend Carlos Muñoz to the authorities.
Matthew Graham does not leave his friends to rot—not even if they’re papist priests—so soon enough most of the Graham family is involved in a rescue attempt, desperate to save Carlos from a sentence that may well kill him.
Meanwhile, in London little Rachel is going through hell. In a matter of months she loses everything, even her surname, as apparently her father is not Master Cooke but one Jacob Graham. Not that her paternity matters when her entire life implodes.
Will Alex and Matthew be able to help their unknown grandchild? More importantly, will Rachel want their help?
My Review: As you may have noticed, I am a huge (huge) Anna Belfrage fan. (I’ve talked about her here and here and here and here and anywhere else that I can find a human being.) For one, she creates unforgettable characters. (Kit is my soul sister. Or maybe my spirit animal. But that’s for another blog post.) The characters in her books are…for lack of a better word…addictive. You can’t help but miss them when you’ve set the book down or…worse yet…when you’ve finished the book. (Cue sobbing Stacie.)
Secondly, she is incredibly gifted at setting the stage for her reader. There is never a moment that I can’t see the world through the eyes of the people she creates. Never a moment that I have to go back and re-read a section because I don’t understand what’s happening around my beloved characters. A rare talent, indeed.
The Graham Saga covers the story of Matthew and Alex Graham, from their first fateful meeting (when Alex time-slipped back to the 16th century) to being settled and enjoying their large family. By the time There is Always Tomorrow rolls around, some of the children remain with Matthew and Alex, and some are maneuvering their way into the world on their own. They have picked up many friends along the way, but also some unexpected enemies.
I have obsessively poured through this series (with the exception of Book #5, which was out of stock when I was buying the rest of the series. #Christmaswishlist) and was so excited to dig into There is Always Tomorrow. There are quite a few characters throughout the Graham Saga, especially as Matthew and Alex’s brood has grown, but Ms. Belfrage expertly manages them and their storylines, making an easy-to-follow plot for her readers. One thing that I found pretty impressive is that There is Always Tomorrow can easily be enjoyed by a reader who has never turned one page of books 1 – 8. It is a great stand-alone, with a perfect mix of adventure, romance and suspense. And for those of us hardcore Matthew and Alex fans, it is a wonderful reunion with our much loved Graham family members.
Get the book. Get the whole series. Actually, just buy everything with her name on it. Then sit back and enjoy the rest of your year.
Anna was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result she’s multilingual and most of her reading is historical- both non-fiction and fiction. Possessed of a lively imagination, she has drawers full of potential stories, all of them set in the past. She was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Ideally, Anna aspired to becoming a pioneer time traveller, but science has as yet not advanced to the point of making that possible. Instead she ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for her most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career Anna raised her four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive…
For years she combined a challenging career with four children and the odd snatched moment of writing. Nowadays Anna spends most of her spare time at her writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and she slips away into her imaginary world, with her imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in her life pops his head in to ensure she’s still there.
Other than on her website, www.annabelfrage.com, Anna can mostly be found on her blog, http://annabelfrage.wordpress.com – unless, of course, she is submerged in writing her next novel. You can also connect with Anna on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, November 27
Review at A Holland Reads
Wednesday, November 29
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Friday, December 1
Review at Just One More Chapter
Sunday, December 3
Feature at T’s Stuff
Monday, December 4
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, December 5
Excerpt at A Literary Vacation
Wednesday, December 6
Feature at The Lit Bitch
Thursday, December 7
Feature at A Bookaholic Swede
Friday, December 8
Review at A Bookish Affair
Tuesday, December 12
Review at Beth’s Book Nook Blog
Wednesday, December 13
Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Thursday, December 14
Feature at Passages to the Past
Friday, December 15
Review at Book Nerd
Monday, December 18
Feature at A Book Geek
Tuesday, December 19
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Wednesday, December 20
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
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