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DOWNLOAD ¶ Time and Regret á 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 sWhen 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 fol. Find this and other reviews at Time and Regret is MK Tod’s third novel I’ve both of her earlier releases and was eyeing her latest long before it was made available for review WWII is my usual stomping ground but I find myself increasingly fascinated with the Great War and as such couldn’t help bumping Time and Regret to the top of my TBR when Lake Union Publishing granted my reuest for an ARCThe book impressed me on a number of levels but I was floored by Tod’s illustration of a woman trying to move forward after an unexpected divorce By coincidence I intimately understood a lot of Grace’s insecurities and I was both impressed and appreciative of the authenticity Tod managed to convey in her make up Trends favor young confident women but Tod chose to feature a woman with relatable life experience and I think her novel stronger for itSecrets buried in letters and diaries are war lit clichés but I really liked how Tod used Martin’s service memoir in Time and Regret The volume contains many surprising revelations about Martin’s experiences at the Front but I felt the way he repurposed it to convey his final wishes to Grace gave interesting insight into both his character and the relationship he shared with his granddaughter I am used to relatives discovering the letters and diaries after the fact but I found Martin’s active role as ‘game master’ refreshingly engagingCynthia was a difficult character for me but I grew to appreciate her very deeply in the end I’m not used to seeing grandmothers portrayed as difficult but here again I found myself applauding Tod’s unconventional approach She threw stereotypes out the window and created a very uniue personality in Cynthia and I like how the revelations into her character led me to believe different things about her character at different points in the narrativeThe climax of the novel was entertaining in its way but I felt the intensity and emotion faded in the final chapters I don’t mean to sound critical but I appreciated those elements than the mystery surrounding the paintings and while I liked how the story ended I would have favored a emotive conclusion That said I greatly enjoyed the time I spent with this piece and would definitely recommend it to my fellow readers

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Lows 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 herThrough her grandfather’s vivid writing and Grace’s own travels a picture emerges of a man. Read this Review and More on my BlogThe Book Return Blog'Time and Regret' is the story of Grace a newly divorced career women and mother struggling to regain her identity Grace finds an old tackle box of her grandfather's while cleaning out her attic Inside is a cryptic note a journal and several war souvenirs Grace decides to retrace her grandfather's war travels through EuropeThe story alternates between Grace's first person view in the early 1990's Martin's third person view during WWI and sections of Martin's war journal I find this style of writing in historical fiction works very well It allows the reader to understand not only Martin's point of view and feelings but also how his granddaughter Grace reacted to the events Martin experienced during the warThe character's of both Martin and Grace were well developed and realistic This is demonstrated by the fact that even though her grandparents raised her Grace knew very little of Martin's war experience I have found this is often true of many war veterans They tell their families little to nothing about their war experiences'Time and Regret' is also somewhat of a mystery As Grace is pursued by an unknown stranger Grace also attempts throughout the story to decipher her grandfather's cryptic noteI really loved this novel I think we as a society have largely forgotten how brutal goryand dirty WWI was Tod presents amazing detail of the day to day lives of the soldiersHistorical Fiction can often be on the dry side but Tod wove the story in such a way that I was swept along with the story 'Time and Regret' is a must read for anyone looking for an accurate

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Time and RegretVery 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 Grace learns about her family the less she thinks she can trust th. Grace is going through a hard time Her husband wants a divorce As she is dealing with the loss of her marriage she discovers her grandfather’s war diaries He also left her a note that says that he regrets stealing them What is it that her grandfather has stolen Curious Grace reads through her grandfather's diaries Intrigued by what she reads she decides to go to France to follow her grandfather's footsteps and piece together the meaning of the cryptic note that her grandfather left her Grace is a likable heroine that readers can root for We can connect to her She is a woman who is going through difficult times in her life The grandfather’s diaries provide her not only a diversion of drastic situations but also provide comfort and healing She is also very inuisitive and observant because she notices when things seem odd Yet she also has low self confidence and seeks assurances from others to feel good about herself Thus while she has some weaknesses she is a very strong willed heroine She is able to come to terms with herself I also like her grandfather Martin As a soldier in WWI he is also going through hard times There are times he faces his fears doubts and uncertainty Yet he is very smart determined and caring I found him to be a complex but fascinating character I really loved reading his chapters and his diary entries for they are filled with action and tragedy Overall this book is about family secrets love choices second chances acceptance and hope I found the characters to be realistic and complex I also thought this book was very meticulously researched and the setting was very vivid Time and Regret has elements of action mystery family drama and romance I really found it to be a very poignant raw and emotional read I really felt compassion for these characters Therefore this book is beautifully written and thought provoking It will linger with you long after you have read the final page I recommend this novel for fans of Lisa Jewell Kate Morton and Beatriz WilliamsNote This book was given to me as part of a blog tour in exchange for an honest review