Blog Tour Review – The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper

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Hello My Lovelies! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Copper hosted by TLC Book Tours.

I’m not a big fan of historical romances, but I’ve read a few that I really loved. The Woman in the Green Dress is a romantic historical mystery and I found it quite enjoyable and fun.

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This romantic mystery from award-winning Australian novelist Tea Cooper will keep readers guessing until the astonishing conclusion.

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Publication: June 16, 2020

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery

Format: Paperback, 352 Pages

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A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I.

After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day, Fleur learns he has left her a sizable family fortune. Refusing to accept the inheritance, she heads to his beloved home country of Australia in search of the relatives who deserve it more.

In spite of her reluctance, she soon finds herself the sole owner of a remote farm and a dilapidated curio shop full of long-forgotten artifacts, remarkable preserved creatures, and a mystery that began more than sixty-five years ago. With the help of Kip, a repatriated soldier dealing with the sobering aftereffects of war, Fleur finds herself unable to resist pulling on the threads of the past. What she finds is a shocking story surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress. . . a story that, nevertheless, offers hope and healing for the future.

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 An Enjoyable, Thrilling, and Romantic Historical Mystery 

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I still have a difficult time getting hooked and falling in love with historical romance novels. I just personally don’t find them as appealing or exciting as contemporaries, paranormal, or young adult romances. That being said, I still had fun reading The Woman in the Green Dress and liked how everything came together in the end.

Cooper’s writing style is elegant, descriptive, and quite lovely. I really enjoyed the details and how I could easily picture myself in the beautiful settings in Australia. The characters are fascinating and I liked them all. Even the side characters are quite interesting. However, I found the pacing really slow in the beginning and that made it very difficult for me to be engrossed in the story. It definitely took me a while to start feeling like I was one of the characters and I didn’t like that very much. Having said that, once I got sucked into the plot and mystery, I really wanted to know what would happen next and trying to unravel the mystery was pretty exciting. I also liked the dual timelines, the different POVs, the romance, and the mystery. Overall, this book was a solid, enjoyable, and quite entertaining story.

Tea Cooper’s The Woman in the Green Dress may not have completely won my heart, but it’s still a well-written, thrilling, romantic, and engaging story. If you love historical fiction with rich descriptions and details, likeable characters, mystery, romance, and some surprises here and there, then I definitely think you’d enjoy this wonderful novel.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and publisher for participating in a blog tour hosted by TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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REVIEW TOUR

Tuesday, June 16th: She Just Loves Books and @shejustlovesbooks

Wednesday, June 17th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Thursday, June 18th: @meetmeinthestacks

Friday, June 19th: Reading Reality

Monday, June 22nd: Into the Hall of Books

Monday, June 22nd: Run Wright

Tuesday, June 23rd: Blooming With Books

Wednesday, June 24th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Thursday, June 25th: From the TBR Pile

Friday, June 26th: Probably at the Library and @probablyatthelibrary

Monday, June 29th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts

Tuesday, June 30th: Beauty in the Binding and @beautyinthebinding

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Wednesday, July 1st: Girl Who Reads

Thursday, July 2nd: Christian Bookshelf Reviews

Friday, July 3rd: @rendezvous_with_reading

Monday, July 6th: Buried Under Books

Thursday, July 9th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm and @pnwbookworm

Friday, July 10th: Read Eat Repeat and @readeatrepeat1

Friday, July 10th: @booktimistic

Monday, July 13th: @babygotbooks13

Tuesday, July 14th: Running Through the Storms

Wednesday, July 15th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Wednesday, July 15th: Sincerely Karen Jo

Thursday, July 16th: @lostinastack

Friday, July 17th: Wellreadtraveler and @wellreadtraveler

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abouttheauthor

 

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Tea Cooper is an Australian author of historical and contemporary fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling.

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Thank you for stopping by sweeties. I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour.

Stay safe, wear a mask, and happy reading!!!

Until next time! Take Care fellow swoonies!!

sincerelykjologo

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Sooo I actually haven’t read any of the books in these series, but I do own them and they’ve been in my TBR FOREVER. I am hoping to get to them this year because come 2018, there will be a ton more books I’ll be adding… the list never ends!

 

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Have you read any of these or plan on reading them? Leave your thoughts and comments down below. Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely Karen Jo