Blog Tour // Andora's Folly // Ft. Interview with Abigayle Claire + mini-review + lots of quote memes

by - August 04, 2017

Hi everyone! I have something special for you today - the blog tour for Andora's Folly is stopping over here at my place today!

You'll find out more about the novella in a second - but let me just give you a bit of a history of me and this book.

It all began with Martin Hospitality, Abi's other book. I had been to Abi's blog once, but didn't hang around (reason for that was I had an enormous list of blogs to check out). However when I saw everyone around the blogsphere (is this the right word?) screaming about Martin Hospitality I couldn't resist finding out more. Not only did I finally buy and read Martin Hospitality, I also followed Abi and she's become a great friend since. 

I still remember the day I saw the post where she was looking for Andora's Folly beta-readers, and I was so thrilled. Also a little hesitant because I hadn't beta-read ever before, but I still signed up and I had such a great time. So I also agreed to be on her promo team, review the book, and do this blog tour, and I just want to say it's been amazing! 

I love this book and I'm sure you will too when you read it :D Let's get on to the main part of this post now!

A Pandora's Box retelling

Andora is a beautiful young woman with insatiable curiosity. Raised in splendor, she is spoiled by her privileged life. When a love letter is slid under her door, her life takes a drastically unromantic turn. Nothing makes sense—her arranged marriage, the gifts her parents bestow on her wedding day, or her new husband’s temperament.

As Andora begins to unravel the mysteries around her, she ignites a chain of events that have the power to sabotage her entire village forever. Only her new-found wisdom as a desperate peasant's wife can save her from her folly.


made by Abi

And here are my reasons as to why you must read this asap:

- It's a myth retelling and anything retold deserves your respect, and this is not a common story to be retold (at least, I don't know anyone who has done it);

- There's a strong, serious, silent character (please tell me you love them too because HOW CAN YOU NOT);

- Unlike what happens in books when the ordinary person suddenly becomes royalty, the opposite kind of takes place here and that is unique in itself;

- There are fabulous plot twists and a touch of mystery - you will most likely fall of your seat and will be puzzled beyond your expectations;

- There's great character development and it's wonderful considering the book is quite short;

- There's non-cliche arranged marriage featured and come on, I know you are all looking for something different;

-  The cover is gorgeous, and it should automatically increase your desire to have this tenfold; 

And you can read my full review here on Goodreads if you want to and haven't already (but it doesn't hurt to do so again, just sayin'). ;)

(Now you are asking why I did a mini-review when technically, I signed up to do an interview in this blog tour, but no one can blame me for my enthusiasm. And it's my blog, so I get to do what I want.)

And now it's time for the interview! Abi answered all my questions in vlog form, which is super cool, so THANK YOU ABI FOR DOING THIS.

(*whispers* Haha, Abi, I totally threw you the pitch one on purpose xD)

So now it's time for you to go and add it to your tbr on Goodreads, admire the visuals on Pinterest, and most importantly buy it on Amazon! What are you waiting for? Go do it! Because it's a Kindle e-book it should be really simple - and it's only $3.00 so there. No excuses.

Andora Collage.png
Sneak peak of the Pinterest board


Abigayle has been a writer ever since her mother taught her how to hold a pencil. However, she devoted more time to reading words with her green eyes than writing them with her left hand. Inspired by a crazy dream at the age of seventeen, she set off on a journey to self-publish her first novel, Martin Hospitality. Since then, Abigayle has devoted herself to sharing what she has learned through the mediums of freelance editing, and her blog ... when period drama films are not calling more loudly. None of her successes would be possible without the support of her Savior, large family, and online community.

Now go and follow Abi on all her social media - or at least, on the ones you have (wow, she's on most of them xD).

So there it is! Hope we have persuaded you that this novella is worth your time!

One last thing: go stalk Abi's blog and there you can find links to all the others who have have participated/will participate in this blog tour. Go check them out - they'll have reviews, interviews, and other cool things going on!

And she's having a giveaway at her place too! She'll be randomly picking someone who commented on this post, so run over there and let her know what you think! 

So go. Have fun :D
>> Lisa

Your turn now.
Will you go read Andora's Folly?
 Or if you have read it, what do you think?
 I want to know!

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  1. ooh I like how you formatted your review! great questions on the interview: I enjoyed learning more about Andora's Folly!

    1. Thanks Hanne! Glad you enjoyed the vlog :D I tried xD

  2. Awesome post. I've been hearing about this book, but I'm not much of a hi-fi person, as you already know, but it does hit my interest a little because it sounds more unique than the other stuff I read. I might have to look into it.

    It is self-published, right? (I'm trying to show my support to more self-pub authors.)

    1. Yeah I know. This doesn't actually have that acute hi-fi feel that you sometimes have when you read a book in which the author's main purpose is to craft a historical story. The setting seems to flow naturally together with the retelling. You'll probably be more focused on the mystery and retelling than the time frame :D

      Yup this is a self-pub and I highly recommend xD

      Thanks Ivie <3

    2. Okay, I might just have to look into it. ;)
      I've seen another blog tour on it on Faith's blog. (Florid Sword)
      Everyone seems to have good things to say and the author seems really nice. I'm gonna go check out her blog right now, actually.
      Thanks for replying and answering my question. :D

    3. Definitely check it out! Go say hi to Abi at her first blog tour post to enter the giveaway!

      You are welcome! Let me know what you think if you decide to get it!

  3. This is gorgeous, great post and the book *hearteyes* I need it in my life *sobs*

    1. *pats you on the back and hands you handkerchief* I sympathize with you, friend. Bookworm life is hard. Hope you get the chance as soon as possible.


    1. AKDJSLKJFKS Thank you and good for you. I completely underdstand you. <3 we all keep getting each other hyped over different things. Brings more people in the know *high fives*

  5. I'll keep an eye out for this book, because it definitely sounds interesting! (I haven't seen any Pandora's Box retellings before :)

    Jem Jones

    1. Glad to hear that Jem :D I know, it's a really unique idea. Hope you get to read it someday soon :)

  6. A character that goes the opposite from being royalty to being something else? Impressive! Congrats to Abi on her release on Andora's Folly!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    1. I THOUGHT SO TOO. Very creative :D Thanks for stopping by and commenting :D You're great xoxo


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