I'm breaking away from writing Christian fiction for a short while. My next book, which I am thoroughly enjoying writing and researching is The Fisherman's Wife, which is a historical romance novel. 1727. A wife with an oppressive husband. A pirate trapped by circumstance. Together they must face their fears and make a break for… Continue reading The Fisherman’s Wife – Coming Soon!
I couldn't help myself... I've got no patience! So, earlier than planned by two weeks, book 5 in the Women of Courage Series, Brianna, is now out on eBook. Paperback and hardback to follow! Christian historical romance – with just-a-dash of magical realism. 1664. Rhiannon and her daughter Brianna have been given a powerful gift,… Continue reading New Release! Brianna
Image shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing For fans of short, sweet-romances with happy endings this is for you! Paige Walters has had a tough few years. She broke up with her boyfriend two years ago because he was a cheat; unfortunately he had also been her boss, so she had no choice… Continue reading Book Review ~ A New Start at the Cornish Bakery by Sarah Hope
Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Likes The stunning book cover, by Marcela Medeiros, was what drew me to this book. It portrays both fantasy and romance and is a perfect representation of the story inside. I read so many books these days that I get excited when I find one that I… Continue reading Book Review – Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise Kova
Blurb: A gripping, tension-filled survival saga with a Brave New World heroine you won’t be able to forget! It started on a very ordinary school-day, one that was supposed to have ended with a shopping trip with Tess, we wanted summer tops and to talk about boys. But then they turned up, and although we… Continue reading Book Review – Now We Are Animals by R P Nathan
Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing A gripping, Gothic, historical romance What I loved. Kennedy’s penmanship is exquisite. The pose flows with ease, the pace is perfect, characters dynamic and the plot… well rather gripping! OK, I have to say that there isn’t a plot under the sun that hasn’t already been penned… Continue reading Book Review – Parting the Veil by Paulette Kennedy
Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing A small town, second chance at love, festive read. If you want to curl up on the sofa and completely switch off for a few hours, then this is the Christmas read for you! It’s light, extremely easy to read, and it’s a festive feel-good book too!… Continue reading Book Review – Christmas Cake Day by Juliet Brilee
It is with great pleasure that I announce the finalists in my 2021 Book Awards. These are 14 books I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend. Arden, Katherine - The Bear & the Nightingale Askew, R J – One Swift Summer Bostic, Yvette – Magister’s Bane Gamble, Kelly Stone – They Call Me Crazy Hahn,… Continue reading 2021 Book Awards
True Life Crime - An amazing story The Chase is such a powerful book, I was in tears several times, and totally gripped by the unfolding saga. The author’s daughter, Krystal, was brutally murdered in 2016. The bulk of this book is the author’s account of how she set about joining up with US Marshals… Continue reading Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel
Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Delightful and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is a well written story that I would happily give 5 stars. From the first page I knew I was going to enjoy this book, and I wasn’t disappointed. The author has a light ‘pen’ touch and a wicked sense of… Continue reading Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
Appreciate this lovely review for Hope in Liverpool.
Today I’m on the book tour for Hope in Liverpool by T N Traynor, thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy
Synopsis: A gritty romantic novella ~ where life isn’t always a bed of roses.
Can an alliance of convenience heal two broken hearts?
Liverpool, 1958. Hope Bennett longs to feel safe and wanted. Loyal to an alcoholic mother who gambles away all her hard-earned wages, she’s devastated by the announcement her family is moving and she’s not to follow. But her despondent plan to fling herself off the ferry and succumb to the freezing River Mersey is interrupted by a handsome older man.
John Walker expects to live out the rest of his days drowning in grief, isolated and lonely after the loss of…
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The Concrete Vineyard is a superb, slow-burning cozy, murder/mystery. Drenched in historical memorabilia and modern-day quandaries, this is a ‘who-dun-it’ with substance. I’ve got to start by saying I applaud the author for cleverly entwining a really great murder/mystery with the world of planning corruption and municipal politics. The two things are women together… Continue reading Book Review ~ The Concret Vineyard by Cam Lang
With all my different assignments, including editorial reviews, I don't get much time to read for pleasure. So, when I do, I really want it to be a great book. It All Comes Back to You, is one such book, and I'm so glad I found it. This book has given me serious writer’s envy! … Continue reading Book Review ~ It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke
Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Cross-Country Christmas is one of the loveliest Contemporary Christian Romance novels I’ve ever read! For readers who enjoy wholesome, sweet romances with a bit of grit and complex characters this is a perfect read. There is always more to a person than what you see, never was… Continue reading Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis
Hope in Liverpool follows a dejected young woman who finds renewed hope in a handsome stranger that provides the prospect of a better life. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?
My Women of Courage series is a set of standalone stories, all of which I try to find a courageous female as the lead. In all my books in this series I would like to inspire or encourage. Hope in Liverpool is about showing that although we can go through extremely sad things in life, if we look towards hope we can be pulled out of the mire.
Each book has a unique place and time in history. I decided on Liverpool in 1958 because my mum has told me of what life was like for her back then. This isn’t her story at all, but the things like the dance…
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Thanks for a great review! 🙂
Hope in Liverpool is a stirring historical romance novel following a dejected young woman who finds renewed hope in a handsome stranger that provides the prospect of a better life. But that life has its own set of obstacles.
Hope Bennett is an intriguing character and could be described as a woman with a gentle soul and a heart of gold, but don’t let that fool you because once you hit a nerve she can be as feisty as ever. This dynamic character is really brought to life by T N Traynor’s sharp writing.
This emotionally charged love story showcases the hardships that women go through on a daily basis, yet somehow they are able to soldier on and continue being the anchors in their home while also being their own pillars of strengths. Traynor takes this novella beyond your typical romantic love story and makes it a book that…
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A simply brilliant adaptation (modernization) of Peter Pan, 5 stars from me. Did you ever wonder what happened to Wendy, Peter, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys and how they might fit in today’s world? This is a thoroughly modern extension to the beloved story of Peter Pan. I often think ‘I wish authors would leave… Continue reading Book Review – Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn
NEW – AMAZON ADS IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN USA Putting an ad on Amazon UK, for example, is easy-peasy. 1. Go to your KDP Bookshelf 2. Go to the book you want to advertise, click on ‘Promote & Advertise’ 3. In the ‘Run an Ad Campaign’ click on select marketplace, then choose your country. 4. … Continue reading Easy Amazon Ads for countries other than the USA
I can understand how this book has 30,373 reviews on Amazon US with 4.3 star rating. It is a whodunnit thriller like I've never read before. I read through some reviews and was quite surprised that not everyone enjoyed it. I was totally gripped. There is something so real and so frightening to think that… Continue reading Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
I am very excited to be a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020, with my book 'Between Witches & Angels' Absolutely love my finalist medal! All books entered are read by a team of readers (12 - 15 I believe) who give each book points. The feedback I get from them is great,… Continue reading The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020
Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, The Bear & the Nightingale is a stunningly atmospheric story for lovers of myths and legends. Vasya is wild and wilful and her friends are the spirits. In the Northern parts of darkest Russia, where the winters are long and cruel, and the summers short and full of endless… Continue reading Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
From Wallstreet Journal & Amazon bestselling author Charlie N Holmberg, comes a great book of Victorian adventure and magic! I really enjoyed this book; it’s very well-written with superb pace, wonderful characters and a great plot. I loved the delicate details that were just enough to firmly put you in Victorian London without bogging down… Continue reading Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg
This is a USA Today Bestselling book. Cassie is crazy, isn’t she? She’s also killed her philandering husband, hasn’t she? Hot diggity but I loved this book! From page 1 to the end I simply couldn’t put it down. It is by far the best book I’ve read in 2020! Set in Kansas there is… Continue reading Book Review ~ They Call me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble
An easy, very enjoyable, poetical tale. 25 with their whole lives ahead of them, what will the three love-birds do with their triangle? Every now and again we come across a book that stands alone, this is one of them. With a soft lilt the author invites you into a modern day fable. Through the… Continue reading Book Review – In the Room with Three Doors by RJ Askew
Carol Ann King is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite indie authors for great novellas. High Heels & Mistletoe is an absolute gem of a Christmas Romance. Julietta Romero is a bit of a Christmas Grinch with a particular intolerance towards mistletoe. She wants nothing more than to pack her bags and jump on… Continue reading Book Review – High Heels & Mistletoe by C A King