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Saturday, 13 June 2020

Welcoming Kindred Spirits: Ephemera to my blog.

Today I am taking part in the blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club (founded by Mary Anne Yarde) featuring Jennifer C Wilson's new book - Kindred Spirits: Ephemera.

Firstly I am going to introduce the book then I'll share my thoughts with you and then introduce the author.

Kindred Spirits: Ephemera
By Jennifer C Wilson

The afterlife is alive with possibility…

In this collection of stories, we follow kings and queens as they make important (and history-defying) visits, watch a football game featuring the foulest of fouls, and meet a host of new spirits-in-residence across the British Isles and beyond. 

Be transported to ancient ruins, a world-famous cemetery, and a new cathedral, and catch up with old friends – and enemies. 

Because when the dead outnumber the living and start to travel, the adventures really do begin.

Kindred Spirits: Ephemera is a charming collection of stories about your favourite ghosts!

Included short- stories are

Kindred Spirits: St Paul’s Cathedral

Kindred Spirits: Jailbreak

Kindred Spirits: Carlisle Castle 

Kindred Spirits: The Sisterhood of Hampton Court Palace 

Kindred Spirits: Leicester – Return of the King 

Kindred Spirits: The Jewel of the Wall 

Kindred Spirits: Eurostar 

Kindred Spirits: Père Lachaise

Kindred Spirits: York, Revisited

Publication date: 4th June 2020

Publisher: Darkstroke Books

You can purchase this book from the following links -

Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Amazon CA:

My Thoughts

With a cup of coffee in hand, I sat down and opened this book unsure what I was going to find. I'm delighted to say – Kindred Spirits: Ephemera - hooked me and kept me turning those pages until I had read every page in one sitting. As a historical fiction fan, I was intrigued to see how Jennifer C Wilson would weave such a cast of characters and I'm happy to say this book did not disappoint.

I don't want to give too much away, dear reader, but I cannot write this without mentioning my joy at reading the scenes when King Henry VIII's six wives met for the first time. Of course, there was friction and intrigue as each met her successor.

Every famous setting from St Paul's Cathedral to Windsor Castle used in this book brought to life the buildings and its residents who all have their own stories to tell. Jennifer C Wilson's approach amused and delighted me. However, you don't need knowledge of history to enjoy this book. From the cast of characters list at the start to the setting of the scenes, you soon become immersed in the afterlife unfolding as you read. I would happily recommend this book to anyone.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for review consideration.

Jennifer C Wilson

Jennifer C. Wilson stalks dead people (usually monarchs, mostly Mary Queen of Scots and Richard III). Inspired by childhood visits to as many castles and historical sites her parents could find, and losing herself in their stories (not to mention quote often the castles themselves!), at least now her daydreams make it onto the page.

After returning to the north-east of England for work, she joined a creative writing class, and has been filling notebooks ever since. Jennifer won North Tyneside Libraries’ Story Tyne short story competition in 2014, and in 2015, her debut novel, Kindred Spirits: Tower of London was published by Crooked Cat Books. The full series was re-released by Darkstroke in January 2020.

Jennifer is a founder and host of the award-winning North Tyneside Writers’ Circle, and has been running writing workshops in North Tyneside since 2015. She also publishes historical fiction novels with Ocelot Press. She lives in Whitley Bay, and is very proud of her two-inch view of the North Sea.

You can contact Jennifer via the following platforms -





Would love you to check out Jennifer's work.

Till the next time. Take care Zoe

1 comment:

Mary Anne Yarde said...

Thank you so much for hosting Jennifer's tour today. I am so glad you enjoyed Kindred Spirits: Ephemera!!