Saturday, 22 February 2020

Moonlight over Mayfair by Anton DuBeke


Today is my stop on the blog tour for this brilliant, historic and romantic release from Anton DuBeke. Thank you to Compulsive Readers for my invitation to join this tour and for my copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. 




Book Description
London, 1937.


With a new king in place, tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Shaken by the Great Depression and with

talk of another war coming, the Buckingham Hotel is trying to regain some stability.

Upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her stepfather's money, rather than spending it on frivolity and debauchery - but will this land her in even more trouble?

And downstairs, chambermaid Nancy Nettleton is finally starting to feel more settled at the Buckingham, and hopes her brother will soon call London home, too. But she misses the man she loves, demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise, who is noticeably absent from the Grand Ballroom dance floor.
The staff and guests of the Buckingham soon discover that in a hotel full of secrets, there's always someone listening . . .



My Review
This is a fantastic read that I thoroughly enjoyed and I easily found myself swept away with the story.
The year is 1937 and we find ourselves returning to the Buckingham hotel and its grand ballroom. 
This is a book that shows the lives and all that happens in them both upstairs, and downstairs within the hotel. 
Vivienne Edgerton is looking for an outlet to spend the money that her Step Father is making. She wants to find a way to make a difference rather than it being spent so frivolously. Her only concern is that this could make more trouble for her and cause more upset too. 
Nancy Nettleton works as a chambermaid at the Buckingham hotel. she is finally happy there and feels like her life is coming together. she is hoping that things will fall onto place for her beloved brother too as he has found himself in London too. The only problem that Nancy has is that she is missing Raymond de Guise. He is a dancer in the grand ballroom at the Buckingham hotel that Nancy loves. He is on his travels and is very much missed performing at the hotel.
London is changing, there is a new king on the throne, they are just coming out of the Great Depression and with rumours flying around with the threat of another war people are feeling the tension.
What will happen at the Buckingham Hotel, with its secrets it is keeping and with people listening how will the staff and guests deal with the next part of the chapter at the Buckingham?
This is a wonderful read that is full of intrigue and one that keep you absorbed from beginning to end. The Buckingham Hotel does sound very Glamorous especially with its grand ballroom. I loved all of the historic references within the book.
I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters within the book, of which there were quite a few so the character list at the beginning of the book was helpful to refer to.
The was the first book I have read in this series but I am already looking forward to reading the next part. 





Purchase Links



About the Author
Anton Du Beke - the King of Ballroom, 'Strictly Come Dancing' royalty, and household name - is truly making his mark as one of this generation's all-round entertainers. Hot on the heels of his debut album 'From The Top', Anton now realises his boyhood ambition and will be publishing his first novel, 'One Enchanted Evening', later this year.
The consummate storyteller, adept at captivating audiences will now captivate readers as he whisks them away to worlds of dance, intrigue, high society and scandal... bringing the golden age of dance to life, page by page. 







Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog today and I hope you enjoyed my review.


No comments:

Lucy's Great Escape, little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green

Today I am excited to share with you my review of this wonderful new release in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series from Rosie Green. Thank you...