Monday, August 29, 2016

Spotlight on Time and Regret by M.K. Tod + Tour-wide Giveaway!!

Release Date: August 16, 2016
Lake Union Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 366 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Read an Excerpt

When Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather, she has no idea it holds the key to his past—and to long-buried family secrets. In the box are his World War I diaries and a cryptic note addressed to her. Determined to solve her grandfather’s puzzle, Grace follows his diary entries across towns and battle sites in northern France, where she becomes increasingly drawn to a charming French man—and suddenly aware that someone is following her…

Through her grandfather’s vivid writing and Grace’s own travels, a picture emerges of a man very unlike the one who raised her: one who watched countless friends and loved ones die horrifically in battle; one who lived a life of regret. But her grandfather wasn’t the only one harboring secrets, and the more Grace learns about her family, the less she thinks she can trust them.

Praise for Time and Regret

“With fluid prose and a keen eye for detail, M.K. Tod takes readers on a decades-spanning journey of wartime loss, family secrets, and, ultimately, redemption.” – Holly Smith, Managing Editor, Washington Independent Review of Books

“Spiced with mystery and a spark of romance, TIME AND REGRET is an immersive journey into one man’s brave but terrifying slog through the killing fields of France and Flanders during WWI. Tod’s prose brims with exquisite atmospheric detail, drawing the reader into an unforgettable story.” – Juliet Grey: author of the acclaimed Marie Antoinette trilogy

“Time and Regret, equally captivating and suspenseful, presents well-drawn characters who strive to resolve past mysteries and overcome present obstacles. M.K. Tod is an impressively gifted storyteller who creates relatable conflicts and believable dangers. Highly recommended!” – Bestselling author Margaret Porter

“Hugely satisfying – impossible to put down.” – Elizabeth St. John author of The Lady of the Tower
“Time and Regret is something as rare as a treasure hunt with heart. Between the gritty trenches of World War I, the romantic allure of present-day France, and the cut-throat New York arts scene, M.K. Tod has spun a gripping family drama that delves deeply into the effects of war on the human soul and takes us on an intriguing journey of self-discovery. It is a book rich in hard-won wisdom and crucial historical insights, and Tod’s perceptive voice leads us unfaltering through some of the darkest chapters in human history to a very satisfying conclusion.” – Anne Fortier author of The Lost Sisterhood

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About the Author

Time and Regret is M.K. Tod’s third novel. She began writing in 2005 while living as an expat in Hong Kong. What started as an interest in her grandparents’ lives turned into a full-time occupation
writing historical fiction. Her novel Unravelled was awarded Indie Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society. In addition to writing historical novels, she blogs about reading and writing historical fiction on, reviews books for the Historical Novel Society and the Washington Independent Review of Books, and has conducted three highly respected reader surveys. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and is the mother of two adult children.

For more information visit M.K. Tod’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

It's Giveaway Time!!!

To enter to win a paperback copy of Time and Regret by M.K Tod please see the GLEAM form HERE. Two copies are up for grabs!
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on August 31st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Only one entry per household.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!

Time and Regret Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, August 16

Review at Diana’s Book Reviews
Spotlight at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, August 17

Guest Post at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

Thursday, August 18

Review at Creating Herstory
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, August 19

Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, August 22

Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at Curling up by the Fire

Tuesday, August 23

Review at The Book Return

Wednesday, August 24

Spotlight at Broken Teepee

Thursday, August 25

Interview at Let Them Read Books

Friday, August 26

Review at A Bookaholic Swede
Review at Dianne Ascroft Blog (Author)

Sunday, August 28

Review at Carole’s Ramblings

Monday, August 29

Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Tuesday, August 30

Review at Bookramblings
Guest Post at The Gadoury Dreamer

Wednesday, August 31

Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective



  1. Thanks for spreading the word, Colleen! You're the best. Happy reading, M.K. Tod

  2. MK Tod is a new Author for me. I'm really looking forward to reading Time and Regret. Sounds like such a great read. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. Carol, MK Tod is wonderful! Good luck in the giveaway!!

  3. Colleen, thank you for introducing me to MK Tod. Her books sound awesome!

    1. You are very welcome, Caryl! They ARE awesome!!

    2. Many thanks, Caryl. I hope you'll give them a try and please let me know if you do!! All best, M.K. (Mary) Tod

    3. To be called awesome - you've made my day, Colleen!

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    5. Aw, it is totally true, Mary, and I'm so happy to have made your day :)!