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Fulfilment by Anne Stormont

The Blurb

The path of true love rarely runs smoothly…

When former Edinburgh police detective Jack Baxter met local author and crofter Rachel Campbell on the Scottish island of Skye, they fell in love. It was a second chance at happiness for both of them.

They both had emotional baggage. Jack helped Rachel cope with unimaginable grief after the death in combat of her soldier son, and Rachel was there for Jack after a criminal with a grudge almost ended his life. There were many bumps along the road but they believed they’d worked through and settled their differences.

However, Jack is struggling. Still suffering from post-traumatic stress, haunted by his past, and taunted by the demons of self-doubt, he feels Rachel deserves better.

Meanwhile, Rachel is busy preparing for the launch of her latest book – a book in honour of her son and aimed at promoting peace. So at first, she fails to notice just how troubled Jack is.

Can Jack overcome his demons?

Can Rachel convince Jack he deserves to be loved?

Can they finally resolve their differences and fulfil their dreams together?

Fulfilment is the third and final part in Rachel & Jack: The Skye series.

It follows on from Displacement (book 1) and Settlement (book 2).

If you like mature, emotional and thought-provoking contemporary romance in a dramatic setting, then this is a book for you.

The Author

Anne Stormont was born in Scotland and although she has travelled all over the world – including a teaching exchange to South Africa, four trips to Australia and several visits to the Middle East – it’s where she still lives.

She began making up stories as a child in order to entertain her four wee sisters. But as an adult, being busy with motherhood and working as a teacher, it took a long time and a mortality wake-up call for her to get that first book written.

She’s a compulsive crossworder, yoga practitioner, avid reader, keen walker and enthusiastic gardener. She can be a bit of a subversive old bat, but she tries to maintain a kind heart. She also loves tea, penguins and being with her grandchildren.

Fulfilment is the third of the 3 books in the Rachel & Jack: Skye Series. Anne’s books are all set in Scotland and are contemporary romances where the main characters may be slightly older but are not necessarily wiser.

You can find out more about Anne and her books at her website anne-stormont.com

Buy Link: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08839RCJT/?ref=exp_kellysloveofbooks_dp_vv_d  

The Review

I have loved this series. With all its ups and downs, twists and turns it has stayed realistic and readable.

It’s a great story and brings to an end the story of Jack and Rachel. Both are lovely, interesting characters who you want to know more about.

There’s times you’re going to want to shake one (or both!) of them, others you’re cheering them on and the characters have grown and evolved as the series has gone on. I have loved the series since book one. Unlike other series, it didn’t tail off and feel forced as some do. It felt natural the whole way through. I have thoroughly enjoyed this and will say this. Go and treat yourself to the three books and then just ignore the world and read them.

Thanks to @LoveBooksGroup and @writeanne Anne Stormont for the review copy of this book.

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The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick

Description

Now we have equality. Now we’ve outgrown our biology. With FullLife’s baby pouch, women are liberated and men can share the joy of childbearing. Holly’s whole family knows the benefits, but Eva doesn’t believe society has changed for the better and Piotr has uncovered a secret behind FullLife’s glossy facade. What separates them may just bring them together, as they search for the truth about FullLife and each face a truth of their own.

Review.

I was sent a review copy of this book from the author and it’s a book that I knew was slightly out of my comfort zone, but had a feeling I’d enjoy.

I was not disappointed.

Helen Sedgwick backs up what could have been in other hands a simple black and white scientific discussion. Until you involve people who have real issues, feelings and emotions. The characters all have their reasons for believing their standpoint at the beginning. At the end some views are changed and others are softened or just more open to seeing what is going wrong around them.

It brings to mind echoes of Brave New World and serves as a warning to not only look before we dive into “better” futures but keep checking on what our world turns into and give open choices. Sometimes what appears dead and outdated is, though frequently it’s a stark reminder that although new things work not all older ideas should be thrown away.

Excellent read Helen Sedgwick

I make no apology for starting the blog with a book from a few years ago. I am always finding books new to me, and also read new release books. This book is one of those that sticks with me, haunting me with it’s possible ways for the world to go in the race for a more evolved future and like every future move has drawbacks and advantages. The more we hear from scientists and breakthroughs I’m brought back to this book and the insight of Helen and other scientists who look beyond the obvious.E6B21040-CE97-4F86-835B-8241A5A0B2A2

If you haven’t yet read this book buy it as soon as you can. If you have, feel free to let me know your thoughts. I’m sure I don’t need to ask, but whatever your opinion now or in the future by all means be honest, but always be kind. 🙂

Helen can be found on Twitter at @HelenSedgwick

 

 

There’s only one Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

The Blurb

Danny Garvey was a sixteen-year old footballing prodigy. Professional clubs clamoured to sign him, and a glittering future beckoned.
 
And yet, his early promise remained unfulfilled, and Danny is back home in the tiny village of Barshaw to manage the struggling junior team he once played for. What’s more, he’s hiding a secret about a tragic night, thirteen years earlier, that changed the course of several lives. There’s only one Danny Garvey, they once chanted … and that’s the problem.
 
A story of irrational hopes and fevered dreams – of unstoppable passion and unflinching commitment in the face of defeat – There’s Only One Danny Garvey is, above all, an unforgettable tale about finding hope and redemption in the most unexpected of places.

The Author

David F. Ross was born in Glasgow in 1964 and has lived in Kilmarnock for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, an architect by day, and a hilarious social media commentator, author and enabler by night. His debut novel The Last Days of Discowas shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, and received exceptional critical acclaim, as did the other two books in the Disco Days Trilogy: The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespasand The Man Who Loved Islands. David lives in Ayrshire

The Review

I wouldn’t usually read a book that has a football theme. However, I soon saw this book was far, far more than that.

It’s a book that delves into the past, returning the protagonist from a very different life to his old small town life. In turn it takes him back to events of the past. Danny is a man with a past that he wants to stay hidden, and the past has other ideas.

While Danny tries to help his old town via football, he’s trying to slay his own demons.

If you’re not a football lover, like me please do not let this put you off.

Essentially it is a story about life, loss, hope and people. This book really should be on your tbr list as soon as possible. If you don’t get heartbroken reading this I’ll be surprised.

Thanks to Anne Cater, the Author and Orenda Books for the advanced reading copy of this fantastic book.


The Dark Room by Sam Blake

The Blurb

Hare’s Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery…

Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety and determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to a country house hotel called Hare’s Landing.

New York-based crime reporter Caroline Kelly’s career is threatened by a lawsuit and she needs some thinking space away from her job. But almost as soon as she arrives, Hare’s Landing begins to reveal its own stories – a 30-year-old missing person’s case and the mysterious death of the hotel’s former owner.

As Rachel and Caroline join forces, it becomes clear that their investigations are intertwined – and that there is nothing more dangerous than the truth…

The Author

Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the hugely popular national writing resources website Writing.ie. She is Ireland’s leading literary scout and has assisted many awardwinning and bestselling authors to publication. As Sam Blake, she has written four previous novels and has topped the Irish bestseller chart.

The Review

This is an eerie gothic cosy mystery/thriller. Very atmospheric and full of the spirits of the dead mixed with the lives of the living that you get chills when you’re reading it.

The plot twists are gripping and the narrative is immensely well put together so that it flows seamlessly.

I’d suggest if you’ve anything else to do, you put it aside , get yourself a drink by your side and settle down to read. Then do less important things later as you’re likely to be immersed in the slightly creepy world created in this book for a while! The house, the perfume the characters….perfect winter read.

Thanks to Anne Cater, the Author and publisher for the advanced reading copy of this book.

The Snow and the works on the Northern Line by Ruth Thomas

The Blurb

Hidden within the confines of the Royal Institute of Prehistorical Studies, Sybil is happy enough with her work – and her love life. Then to her dismay, her old adversary, assertive and glamorous Helen Hansen, is appointed Head of Trustees. To add insult, Helen promptly seduces Sybil’s boyfriend. Betrayed and broken-hearted, Sybil becomes obsessed with exposing Helen as a fraud, no matter the cost.

The Author

Ruth Thomas is the author of three short story collections and two novels, as well as many short stories which have been anthologised and broadcast on the BBC. The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is her third novel. Her writing has won and been shortlisted for various prizes, including the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She lives in Edinburgh and is currently an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund.

The Review

A slow moving, gentle novel that charts the love, loss and heartbreak of a woman thwarted by her old nemesis. She is a woman that appears be everything that Sybil is not. This follows Sybils determination to expose Helen for who she really is.

This is a nice, gentle book and although not quite what I expected, it is none the less an enjoyable and uncomplicated read. It’s not heavy in reading content so can easily be read in one sitting.

I don’t read much of what is classed as women’s fiction. If you are a big fan I think it’s likely to be your cup of tea. A lovely read. Thanks to Sandstone Press and the author for this arc.

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Blurb

A gripping historical novel of medicine & murder from bestselling author 
Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman, 
set in nineteenth-century Edinburgh

 Edinburgh, 1849. Hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. And a campaign seeks to paint Dr James Simpson, pioneer of medical chloroform, as a murderer.

 Determined to clear Simpson’s name, his protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher must plunge into Edinburgh’s deadliest streets and find out who or what is behind the deaths. Soon they discover that the cause of the deaths has evaded detection purely because it is so unthinkable.

The Authors

Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for a collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years’ experience, whose research for her Master’s degree in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which this series, which began with The Way of All Flesh, is based. The Way of All Flesh was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year and longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.

The Art of Dying is the second book in the series.

The Review

This is the second in the series of a series. I haven’t read the first, but it was definitely explained enough so that any references were clear. That said I’m now going to read the first because it was so good that I want to have read all there is in the series.

It’s got a dark, twisty plot that doesn’t hold back on the crime fiction because it’s a historical fiction book, too. You’re going to find not just realistic characters but real life people embedded neatly into this book.

I’ve totally enjoyed this book from start to finish and will probably read it again, after I’ve bought and read book one.

I totally recommend this as it’s a thoroughly enjoyable, engrossing read.

Thanks to Anne Cater, the authors and publisher for my copy of this fantastic book.

Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea

Katharina: Deliverance: An inspirational coming of age fictional biography of the woman at the heart of the Reformation. 

RUNNER-UP Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2018

At five Katharina is placed in a convent.

At twenty-three she escapes.

At twenty-five she marries the most controversial man in Europe.

This is her story – of courage, resilience in the face of adversity and a determination to choose her own life.

If you like your historical fiction to be absorbing, authentic, beautifully written and full of warmth and heart, this portrayal of Katharina von Bora, the escaped nun who married Martin Luther, is for you.

The Author

Margaret Skea grew up in Ulster at the height of the ‘Troubles’, but now lives with her husband in the Scottish Borders. Awarded the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author 2014 and Historical Fiction Winner in the Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People’s Novelist Competition for her debut novel Turn of the Tide, the sequel A House Divided was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2016. The third book in the series, By Sword and Storm, is due for publication in July 2018. Katharina: Deliverance is the first of two novels based on the life of Katharina von Bora, the escaped nun who married Martin Luther. She is passionate about well-researched, authentic historical fiction and providing a ‘you are there’ experience for the reader. An Hawthornden Fellow and award winning short story writer – recent wins include, Neil Gunn, Chrysalis Prize, and Winchester Short Story Prize. Placings and listings include Rubery Short Story, Historical Novel Society Short Story, Mslexia, Fish – Short Story and One Page Prize and the Matthew Pritchard Award. She has been published in a range of magazines and anthologies in Britain and the USA. –This text refers to the paperback edition.

Buy Link 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/

The Review

The book gave a very plausible account of Katharina depicting her life from early childhood and through to reminiscences years later.

Told in enough detail that the history rings true but not such minute detail for it to become irrelevant to the story.

Katherina is a very modern character, ahead of her time and she is not like some female characters who appear as either froth or the evil temptress as many historical females appear to.

Margaret Skea writes incredibly rich and full characters to inhabit her plots and I loved the character of Martin Luther also. I cannot wait to read more of her work.

I have just reread the book because I enjoyed it so much the first time around and enjoyed the characters depicted by Margaret Skea because they’re so well rounded and realistic.

Thanks LoveBooksTours for allowing me to say again how much I enjoyed this book!

The Art of Creativity by Susie Pearl

The Blurb

What do most highly creative people have in common? What are the habits they cultivate? What is ‘the flow’ and how do you get into it? THE ART OF CREATIVITY is a practical guide to help you unlock your creative potential and find fulfilment and happiness in the process.

After 20 years working with some of the most creative people on the planet, writer and business coach Susie Pearl has unearthed the habits of highly creative people and takes you on a journey to unlock your own inner stream of creativity.

Over the course of this easy-to-follow guide, you will learn to take risks with your inner artist, ignore critics, release blocks and get into daily creative habits in order to build better projects, ideas and artistic collaborations, and unearth creative solutions and innovations.

Containing practical tools and exercises, and a step-by-step to help you along the way, THE ART OF CREATIVITY will reveal a more fulfilled, passionate and creative you.

The Author

Susie Pearl is a writer, podcaster and a host of workshops on creative writing, visioning and meditation. She is a mentor and holistic coach for companies such as MTV, Huffington Post, Google and Sony. She is the author of Instructions for Happiness and Success (2012) and has been involved in writing and collaborating on international bestselling titles including The Art of Eating Well with Hemsley & Hemsley and contributed to research for Paul McKenna’s I Can Make You Rich. She is the founder of a celebrity PR agency in London, and lives between London and Ibiza. She hosts the Conversations with Susie Pearl podcast and is a cancer survivor.

You can follow Susie at:

Twitter: @susie_pearl

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susiepearlwriter Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susiepearlx susiepearl.com / conversationswithsusiepearl.com

Susie is available for features, interviews and podcasts.

The Review

Wow! This is a book that is as bright, cheerful and engaging as it’s cover.

Think you’re not a creative? Think again. You have things stopping you? Ditto.

Sit down with this book, a notebook and pen, as there’s practical exercises, and whether you read it cover to cover, or dip in and out there will be something for you.

It’s a book I will read and reread as you can come back to this easily.

It’s an informed no nonsense read that is clear and easy to read.

As someone who loves creative things I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

With thanks to Anne Cater, Susie Pearl and Orion books.

Stay Mad Sweetheart by Heleen Kist

The Blurb

There’s a fine line between innocence and guilt. An even finer line between justice and revenge.

Shy and sensible Laura prefers the company of her books to the real world – let alone that cesspit online. But when her best friend Emily becomes the victim of horrific cyberbullying, she makes it her all-engulfing mission to track down the worst culprits using her finely-tuned data skills.

Petite corporate financier Suki is about to outshine the stupid boys at her firm: she’s leading the acquisition of Edinburgh’s most exciting start-up. If only she could get its brilliant, but distracted, co-founder Laura to engage.

Event planner Claire is left to salvage the start-up’s annual conference after her colleague Emily fails to return to work. She’s determined to get a promotion out of it, but her boss isn’t playing ball.

As the women’s paths intertwine, the insidious discrimination they each face comes to light. Emboldened by Emily’s tragic experience, they join forces to plot the downfall of all those who’ve wronged them.

But with emotions running high, will the punishments fit the crimes?

The Author

Throughout her life, Heleen Kist has been fondled, patronised and ordered to smile by random men. So she wrote ‘Stay Mad, Sweetheart’, a feminist tale of justice, published November 2019.Whilst her professional knowledge of technology start-ups fed the novel’s setting, its theme of insidious harassment and discrimination required no research: it is familiar to all women.
Heleen was chosen as an up and coming new author at Bloody Scotland 2018. Her first novel, ‘In Servitude’ won the silver medal for Best European Fiction at the Independent Publishers Book Awards in the USA and was shortlisted for The Selfies awarded at London Book Fair.
A Dutch strategy consultant living in Glasgow and married to a Scotsman, she’s raising their son to be a good man and their daughter to kick ass.
Heleen hopes you enjoy her writing, and would love to hear from you on twitter (@hkist), Faceboook (@heleenkistauthor) or Goodreads. You can also sign up to her newsletter on http://www.heleenkist.com.

The Review

I read this book last year and was convinced I’d already done a proper review post! So firstly, apologies to Heleen Kist for not putting this out sooner.

Believe me when I say this is not a forgettable book in any way, shape or form. It’s one of those books that I found myself yelling yes, that or oh my goodness that happened to me, because Heleen has entirely captured the essence of the attitude of the world we have, and still do to an extent, live in.

This is a brutally honest, deeply funny, but dark as anything in parts. It shows how bullying of women is normalised. It’s very much of the me too genre. Not because it’s following a genre, but because it’s highlighting a very real problem, in a fictional setting.

Stay Mad, Sweetheart is a book that made me feel everything and extra anger that it’s still so common.

A brilliant read, so brilliant that almost a year after reading it, I’m still recommending it, still think about it and still think it’s utterly relevant.

Fantastic read.

Lie Beside Me by Gytha Lodge

The Blurb

He’s lying next to you. He’s not your husband. He’s not breathing. . . . And it might have been you who killed him.

Detective Jonah Sheens is on the trail in this explosive crime novel from the acclaimed author of She Lies in Wait and Watching from the Dark

Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she’s done something bad.

She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved.

But it’s not Niall who’s lying beside her. In fact, she’s never seen this man before.

And he’s not breathing . . .

As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it’s clear to Detective Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect–though they soon find she’s not the only one with something to hide.

Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again?

In this gripping novel, a young woman trying to make sense of her life’s bad choices might prove the most dangerous reckoning there is.

The Author

Gytha Lodge is a multi-award-winning playwright, novelist and writer for video games and screen. She is also a single parent who blogs about the ridiculousness of bringing up a mega-nerd small boy. 

She has a profound addiction to tea, crosswords and awful puns. She studied English at Cambridge, where she became known quite quickly for her brand of twisty, dark yet entertaining drama. She later took the Creative Writing MA at UEA. 

Her debut crime novel, She Lies in Wait, has been published by Penguin Random House in the US and UK, and has also been translated into 12 other languages. It became an international bestseller in 2019, and was a Richard and Judy book club pick, as well as a Sunday Times and New York Times crime pick. 

Watching From the Dark, her second novel, is released in February 2020, with her third book lined up for spring of 2021.

The Review

I read this book by Gytha Lodge in one sitting. It charts the lives of a couple who are married, but their lives together are disintegrating rapidly. I love how Louise is voiced in alternate chapters, running parallel to the police investigation.

This being another in the Jonah Sheens series we also get to know more about the personal lives of the officers who investigate the case. As you would expect there is more than expected to the investigation.

The book is full of such sudden twists and turns you don’t see the hairpin turns coming, until you’re nearly over the edge of cliff called suspicion. I loved every single delicious second of this book and recommend it to any crime fan.

Thanks to Gytha Lodge for the proof copy of this book. The book is out in February and is available for preorder now.

An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen

The Blurb

Richard Brockwell, the younger son of Ivy Hill‘s most prominent family, hasn’t been home for Christmas in years. He prefers to live in the London townhouse, far away from Brockwell Court, the old family secret that haunts him, and the shadows of his past mistakes. But then his mother threatens to stop funding his carefree life–unless he comes home for Christmas. Out of options, he sets out for Ivy Hill, planning to be back on a coach bound for London and his unencumbered bachelor life as soon as the festivities are over.

Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/2UZEkH6

The Author

Julie Klassen loves all things Jane–Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. Her books have sold over a million copies, and she is a three-time recipient of the Christy Award for Historical Romance. The Secret of Pembrooke Park was honored with the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie has also won the Midwest Book Award and Christian Retailing’s BEST Award and has been a finalist in the RITA and Carol Awards. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit http://www.julieklassen.com

The Review

I don’t read many Christmas stories, let alone regency romance. However, this one caught my attention.

It’s a beautiful story full of dynamic relationships, there’s no insipid characters. Throughout, it shows the growth of the people within the setting. Another thing that is painted beautifully!

I needed a gentle read, by which I mean not high stakes drama. This provided the release of dipping into a different era for an interesting, slower burn wind down book. Just what I needed to read.

Thanks to LoveBooksGroup, the Author and publisher.

The Boatman’s Wife by Noëlle Harrison

The Blurb

Her husband’s death revealed his darkest secret. Will a journey to the west coast of Ireland reveal the truth about the man she married? 

When Lily married her soulmate Connor, buffeted by the sea spray and wild winds of her coastal homeland in Maine, she never imagined she’d be planning his memorial just three years later. Connor has been lost at sea in the bleak stormy Atlantic, leaving Lily heartbroken.

But as she prepares to say goodbye to Connor for the last time, she is shocked to discover a message to him that he never told her about:

Does your wife know who you really are, Connor Fitzgerald? Don’t ever think you can come home. Because if you do, I swear I’ll kill you.

Unable to bear living in the home she and Connor shared, Lily decides to find out her husband’s secret. She flies to Connor’s home town of Mullaghmore on the west coast of Ireland, a harbour town hugged by golden beaches and emerald-green fields. But when doors are slammed in her face, she begins to realise that she knows nothing about her husband’s past.

Connor’s grandmother, a hermit living on the cliffs of the wild Atlantic, must know the truth about her grandson. But when Lily tries to find her, threatening notes are pushed through her door warning her not to stay. Will Lily leave the darkness of the past where it belongs? Or will she risk everything to find out the truth about the man she married…

A completely heart-breaking story about the lies we tell to protect the ones we love. Fans of The Light Between Oceans, Lisa Wingate and Susanne O’Leary will lose their hearts to The Boatman’s Wife.

The Author

I’m an Irish author who’s been writing novels and plays for nearly thirty years. My first novel, Beatrice was published in August 2004 which was a bestseller in Ireland. This was followed by A Small Part Of me in 2005, I Remember in 2008, The Adulteress in 2010, The Secret Loves of Julia in 2012, The Gravity of Love in 2018, and The Island Girls in 2020.

My books have been published in over 12 different countries.
I’m also published under the pen name Evie Blake and my Valentina Trilogy hit the Der Spiegel Bestseller List in 2013.
In 2014 I was one of 56 Irish Writers included in the anthology and exhibition Lines of Vision Irish Writers on Art at the National Gallery of Ireland, and published by Thames & Hudson.

I’ve also written five plays – Northern Landscapes, Black Virgin, Runaway Wife, The Good Sister, and Witches’ Gets, which featured in Cymera and Audacious Women Festivals in Edinburgh in 2019 & 2020 to sell out houses.

I currently live in Edinburgh in Scotland, and I am one of the founders of Aurora Writers’ Retreats , and part of the wellness hub The Space To BE. I offer a critiquing service for budding writers through Inkwell Writers.

My stories are written from the heart, historical with contemporary resonance and relevance, with family mysteries and secrets.  If you like reading love stories set against evocative landscapes from all over the world, you might like to pick up one of my books. My purpose is to tell women’s stories from the past and present and to give voice to those who are rarely heard.

The Review

I read this wonderful book in a single sitting, only reluctantly putting it down when absolutely necessary.

The book is set on dual timelines and Noelle weaves this tale together in a wonderful way.

Don’t be mistaken in thinking that this is a sloppy romantic story. It isn’t. There is romantic love in it, there’s parental love, platonic love. It’s about people, and power , strength and loyalty. All the things that make us human. The things that help us get through the lives we live. Most of all, it thrives on strong women who are determined to get through whatever they need to whatever the cost to themselves.

If you haven’t found Noëlle Harrison yet, I suggest strongly that you pre-order this book which I received via Noëlle Harrison, bookouture, and netgalley. I have it pre-ordered too, so I can read it again.

Thanks for a great read!

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