Blog Tour: Silver Crosses by Beryl Kingston

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Two Silver Crosses by Beryl Kingston. This story was originally published in 1992 but Agora Books is publishing it again with a brand new image. 

Title: Two Silver Crosses
Author: Beryl Kingston 
Published: March 21st 2019 by Agora Books

Blurb: ‘Nobody is to know where we are. You must forget England. That part of your lives is over.’ 

Twins Ginny and Emily Holborn have everything they could ever need in their Wolverhampton home: a loving family, a garden to play in and a staff waiting to attend to their every need. Until, one summer day in 1926, they disappear without a trace. 

Ten years later, bright-eyed solicitor Charlie Commoner is given his first job: track down the still-missing Holborn twins. Despatched to France, he’s left to unravel a web of infidelity, mystery, and terrifying family secrets. 

Let bestselling author Beryl Kingston sweep you away on a journey from London to Paris, through tragedy and triumph in the search for two sisters wearing two silver crosses. 

Review: Two Silver Crosses is a historical read set between the end of WWI and the beginning of WWII. Twins Ginny and Emily are born in a world of privilege, with a French mother and an English father. They grow up in a big mansion in the English countryside but when their father dies, they need to flight to France with their mother and start from zero. 

This story really starts ten years after that though. When their grandfather dies and includes them in his will, they need to be located. Something that seems almost impossible and as the search follows, there are multiple obstacles, many misunderstandings and plenty of near misses. 

What I enjoyed the most in this story were all the historical references. We learned about many relevant events in that time and how they affected these characters. I found especially interesting to read how the youth in France organized themselves to fight against fascism. 

However, the pace of the story was a bit slow. Although there was a lot of going on sometimes, especially in the middle part during the search, I felt that the progress in the actual plot was slow. But  I have to say that it still hold my curiosity until the end and I wondered many times how everything was going to end. All in all, Two Silver Crosses is an interesting historical read with lots of secrets and twists.

I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This my honest opinion. 

Author Bio:
Beryl Kingston is the author of 30 novels with over a million copies sold. She has been a writer since she was 7 when she started producing poetry. She was evacuated to Felpham at the start of WWII, igniting an interest in one-time resident poet William Blake which later inspired her novel The Gates of Paradise. She was an English teacher from 1952 until 1985 when she became a full-time writer after her debut novel, Hearts and Farthings, became a bestseller. Kingston continued writing bestsellers for the next 14 years with titles ranging from family sagas to modern stories and historical novels. She currently lives in West Sussex and has three children, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

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  1. Thank you for your honest review, Alba. I appreciate it. A writer never knows what her readers are going to think of her books until they tell her.