Wednesday, August 31, 2016

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW of Autumn in Oxford: A Novel by Alex Rosenberg

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

After being blacklisted for having communist sympathies as a student twenty years before, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Tom Wrought escapes America’s Cold War climate to teach at Oxford. There, he falls in love with Liz Spencer, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is pushed in front of a train in the London Underground, Tom is immediately arrested for the murder. Scotland Yard is convinced it has its man, as he had means, motive, and opportunity.

Certain of his innocence, Liz hires a young solicitor, Alice Silverstone, to defend Tom. But they discover that Tom’s former secret work as an American spy made him a number of powerful enemies. Russian intelligence, British counterespionage, and even the FBI all may have reason to frame him. If Liz and Alice can find out who is behind the murder, they stand a chance of freeing Tom, but doing so puts all their lives at risk.

my thoughts:

Reading the summary for this book, I thought I was onto something great.  A historical fiction novel that dealt with political conspiracy theories - Hurrah!!  Finally, a book I could sink my teeth into.  I expected intrigue, twists and turns, and captivating story lines.  Except, I didn't get what I wanted.  Or at least, I didn't read enough of the book to find out about those political conspiracy theories that I was interested in reading about.  I DNFed the book.  I had to.  It just wasn't for me.  I found myself skim-reading and not enjoying the experience at all.  The narrator was tedious and the story didn't captivate me like I had hoped.  Autumn in Oxford was just not my cup of tea. 

Okay, so you are probably wondering why I am giving away a copy of this book.  Well, that's due to the kind publisher, but also, you may just love the book.  It may not have been for me, but it could be for you.  Different strokes and all that.  So, definitely check out what other book bloggers have to say about Autumn in Oxford and throw your name in the hat for this giveaway.  It may just end up being one of your favorite reads.  Good luck!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Autumn in Oxford

GIVEAWAY: Thanks to the publisher I am able to give away one (1) copy of this book! All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave me a comment. Don't forget to include your email address - that way I can contact you if you win the book.  Last date to enter is September 15th.  US/Canada residents only.  Good luck!!
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


bermudaonion said...

Sorry this didn't work for you. :(

Beth said...

Oh, that's a bummer. I guess with the number of books you're reading a year it's sure to happen but it still stinks.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for giving this book a chance for the tour.