Review: Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon

Today I am reviewing a fantastic new book, Oxford Whispers.  It incorporates history, paranormal and romance all in a great package.  I know this is the first book in Marion Croslydon’s trilogy and I can’t wait for the rest.  Be sure to read my review after the blurb about Oxford Whispers.

Blurb:

Two star-crossed lovers in the English Civil War
A painting with haunting powers
A murderous ghost back for revenge

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. She has vowed to ignore her Voodoo-stamped heritage and the psychic gift passed down through her Louisiana family. The world of the living is where she wants to belong.

But her resolution shatters when the ill-fated lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class at Oxford—begin to haunt her. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War.

In misty present-day Oxford, Madison embarks on a quest to unravel the secrets of the past and understand her personal bond with the painting. To protect herself, she must learn to accept her gift before life imitates art, in all its tragedy.

College becomes more complicated when she falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting.

With the spirit of a murderer in hot pursuit, Madison comes to realize that her own first love may be doomed…

Based on a real Pre-Raphaelite painting, Oxford Whispers is full of romance, drama and suspense.

Review: 

Marion Croslydon’s Oxford Whispers is a phenomenal first book in her trilogy.  The story was well-developed and flowed very well.  She was even able to jump from the past to the present multiple times without it becoming difficult to follow the story.  The love story between Madison and Rupert was lovely.  I enjoyed the connection the two of them had and how they affected each other.  The echo of their relationship and Sarah and Roberts was done to perfection.  This was one of only a few books that still had me guessing who the bad guy was up until a couple of chapters before we found out.  I really enjoyed that.  The Oxford atmosphere and the intrigue of researching this actual painting and coming up with a great story really made the book.  I have to say Great Job, Marion!  I am eagerly awaiting the next one!

I would like to thank Marion Croslydon for stopping by today and allowing me to review her book.  I would also like to thank Goddess Fish Book tours for giving me this stop on the tour.  For more information about Marion please click on her links below.  For more about Oxford Whispers stop by Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.

Author Bio:

I am a true citizen of the world. I was born in West Africa, grew up in the South of France, and studied in Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Cape Town, and Oxford before finally settling down in London. This wide variety of cities has provided lots of inspiration for my writing. Talk about culture exposure!

In addition to being an author, I work as an entrepreneur, wife and mother-of-one but spend a good deal of time with books, DVDs and listening to my mp3 player; all for the sake of inspiration, of course. My debut series, The Oxford Trilogy, has been a blast to write because I can indulge in my favorite types of music: Country and English rock.

My main goal as a writer is to make readers dream bigger and cause their hearts to beat a little faster. Since my writing is all about sharing dreams and stories, I love connecting with fellow readers and authors.

LINKS

www.marioncroslydon.com

www.twitter.com/mcroslydon

www.facebook.com/marioncroslydon

www.youtube.com/user/marioncroslydon.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marion Croslydon (@MCroslydon)
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 03:56:20

    Thank you SO MUCH for giving a chance to Oxford Whispers and I’m glad you enjoyed reading it! Marion x

    Reply

  2. Goddess Fish Promotions
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 06:53:57

    Thank you for hosting today.

    Reply

  3. Leah
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 07:03:06

    I like the premise of this book!

    Reply

  4. Diane
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 07:04:50

    I was just wishing for a good book set in England. This sounds like a very fun read!

    Reply

  5. bn100
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 00:10:15

    The book sounds intriguing.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Reply

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