Since it’s World Book Day, I thought it would be good for the soul to write a review of a book I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed. Sal, by Mick Kitson, is newly-published on Amazon.
It’s difficult to broach the main theme of this book without giving too much away. Suffice to say that Sal commits the most serious of crimes and yet has the reader’s full sympathy. The book explores the extents to which Sal goes in the name of sisterly love but the most poignant aspect of the narrative is her endless support of her errant mother. A strong tension is created in that Sal’s stark recounting of events leaves the reader feeling far less sympathetic towards Maw.
I loved this book. It wasn’t for the fine detailing of Sal and Peppa’s time in the wilderness but for the compelling nature of the underlying story that Sal is telling throughout. The classic adventure stories that are referenced in the book are, superficially, the model for what this story itself is, but, at a deeper level, Sal leaves us questioning the society in which we live today.
‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – now in wide distribution
Well, I had a target of Burns’ Night to publish my Scottish Highland contemporary romance wide of Amazon – and I nearly met it! ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ is now available on Nook, Apple, Kobo and Smashwords and its retailers:
‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ a seasonal contemporary romance set in the Scottish Highlands, is only 99c / 99p on Kindle Countdown from Monday 4th to Monday 11th December (and free via Kindle Unlimited). “Who doesn’t love a Scottish castle and a handsome Laird-in-waiting? Easy to read and entertaining,” (4-star review, Goodreads).