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Blog Tour Stop with Review of A Postcard From Paris by Alex Brown

Welcome to my blog Tour Stop for A Postcard From Paris by Alex Brown! I'm so excited to share this book with you all! Alex Brown is one of my go-to authors and always brings a smile to my face. I hope  you'll enjoy a trip to Paris via Tindledale. What They Say: Annie Lovell is keen to put the spark back into her life and when her elderly neighbour inherits an abandoned Parisian apartment she goes to Paris to discover more. Her curiosity takes an unexpected turn on discovering a bundle of secret diaries hidden within the walls, detailing the life of a young English woman, Beatrice Crawford, who volunteered in 1916 to nurse the soldiers in the fields of France.   Captivated by the romantic City of Light, Annie realises first appearances are not always as they seem. Following Beatrice’s journey from the Great War, through the Roaring Twenties and to a very different life in Nazi-occupied Paris, Annie must piece together the events from the past, if she is to fulfil the legacy that
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