Drumroll please …. right now is the official launch day for THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, my fifth novel. The story – a twin timeline novel set in Hong Kong – has been ‘within the works’ for fairly a while and I’m delighted to share it with you.
The lives of two ladies dwelling in Hong Kong greater than a century aside are unexpectedly linked by forbidden love and monetary scandal.
In 2014, Patricia Findlay leaves a high-powered profession to maneuver to Hong Kong, the place she hopes to rekindle the bonds of household and embrace town of her ancestors. As an alternative, she is overwhelmed by emotions of displacement and despair. To make issues worse, her father, CEO of the household financial institution, insists that Patricia’s obligation is to supply an inheritor, despite the fact that she has suffered three miscarriages.
In 1912, when Isabel Taylor strikes to Hong Kong along with her husband, Henry, and their younger daughter, she struggles to search out her place in such a special world and to satisfy the calls for of being the admiral’s spouse.
At a reception hosted by the governor of Hong Kong, Isabel meets Li Tao-Kai, an influential member of the Chinese language group and a person she met a decade earlier when he was a pupil at Cambridge.
Because the story unfolds, every girl should contemplate the place her loyalties lie and what she is ready to threat for love.
Some great authors have taken the time to learn and endorse THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE. I’m grateful to all of them. Many because of my beta readers and early readers. I additionally need to thank Jane Dixon-Smith for her wonderful cowl. And to my husband Ian, who has been with me on the journey and has been the expertise behind getting the novel formatted and onto numerous retail websites – his love and good assist imply the whole lot to me.
“Irresistible and absorbing, THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE deftly weaves collectively the tales of two ladies born a century aside, certain by obligation, and linked by a secret that might destroy lives and households.” ~ Janie Chang, bestselling writer of The Library of Legends
“Immediately gripping and heartbreaking, The Admiral’s Spouse is a lush dual-timeline novel set in kaleidoscopic Hong Kong. Tod deftly unrolls the parallel tales with the aptitude of a grasp storyteller. Her beautiful prose brings gentle and nuance to the novel’s grand themes of racial bias, identification and cultural and generational conflicts.” ~ Alice Poon, writer of Tales of Ming Courtesans
“A cleverly knit twin timeline story, that includes two intrepid heroines greater than a century aside, as they take care of the old-world expectations and the new-world alternatives of glittering Hong Kong. It’s a captivating glimpse into that society, and a compelling learn.” ~ Gill Paul, writer of The Collector’s Daughter
“The Chinese language American daughter of a robust Hong Kong banker is caught between two worlds and two eras as she struggles to know each. Patricia Findlay—Li Mingyu—stumbles throughout darkish household secrets and techniques on this riveting story of clashing cultures, ruthless corruption, and the implications of corrosive lies.” ~ James R Benn, writer of Street of Bones and different Billy Boyle mysteries.
“M. Okay. Tod vividly conjures up the outdated Hong Kong in 1912 and the fashionable, bustling metropolis with wealthy, descriptive passages of streets, parks, and gardens. Household secrets and techniques and private ambitions, east and west, collide on this compelling, deeply shifting novel.” ~ Weina Dai Randel, award-winning writer of The Final Rose of Shanghai
“The Admiral’s Spouse by M. Okay. Tod is a dual-time story that immerses readers within the fascinating sights, sounds, and smells of Hong Kong on the flip of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Loads of plot twists and turns and two compelling heroines make this well-paced novel a delight. Extremely really helpful.” ~ Carol M. Cram, writer of The Towers of Tuscany.
“Richly evocative and luxurious with the sensations and cultural secrets and techniques of Hong Kong, Tod’s dual-period novel launches the reader headlong into the labyrinths of a seductive household thriller that retains the pages turning swiftly. A fabulous studying expertise.” ~ Glen Craney, writer of The Cotillion Brigade
THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE is offered at Kindle US, Amazon paperback US and Canada, Kindle Canada, Kobo, B&N Nook. It’s additionally obtainable on different Amazon nation websites.
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M.Okay. Tod writes historic fiction. Her newest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her web site www.mktod.com.