#BLOGTOUR | Secure The Shadow – Marion Grace Woolley @AuthorMGW @rararesources @gilbster1000 #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #giveaway

In 1824, a young man buttons up his redcoat and goes to war. Amidst the blood and devastation, he discovers a magical power which can save memory from the ravages of time.

1867 and a woman, living above a watch shop, meets two men who will change her life forever. As she ventures further into a world of séance and mysticism, she must decide whether to trust her own eyes.

In the present day, a rebellious artist finds herself photographing stillbirths for a living. At Little Angels, it’s not about what you can take from a picture, but what you can give.

The story of three lives, spanning the history of photography and our relationship with mortality.

Secure the shadow, ere the substance fades.

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I have grown rather fond of dual timeliness. Marion Grace Woolley nails it in Secure the Shadow. The cover art and the title are what drew me to reading this, and the plotline and wonderful writing is what had me reading this in one sitting.

I love the themes of memory and loss. I am a photography nerd (went to college for it), and reading a book that spans the history of photography was very compelling for me. I think this author has a wonderful talent for creating this atmosphere that brings you into the novel as a reader.

I absolutely think the characters were super well-developed. I could feel their emotions and it felt as if I knew them personally. This drove the story forward and I loved it.

I really loved Secure the Shadow. I highly recommend giving this beautiful novel a chance!



*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Marion Grace Woolley is known for dark historical fiction including Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran and The Children of Lir. She balances writing with her work in international development and her hobby as a piano tuner. Marion currently lives in Rwanda.



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4 thoughts on “#BLOGTOUR | Secure The Shadow – Marion Grace Woolley @AuthorMGW @rararesources @gilbster1000 #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #giveaway

  1. Great review, Jessica. 🙂 I loved the book as well. Not many writers can handle dual timelines well. I agree with you, Marion nailed it. Plus, the book wove in photography with historical fiction in a beautiful manner. Glad to visit your blog as a part of this tour.

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