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,’ 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).
I am so delighted with Bookangel’s very thorough review of ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ my romance set during the First World War. Here’s an excerpt:
‘I’m glad to say this is one of the few [books] where the lead character does grow and learn throughout the story. The characters come across well and are consistent in what they are doing with all their flaws intact. This makes for a more interesting read as, to begin with, Millicent’s youth and inexperience are obvious, while those around her act in a more realistic manner. The setting around the war provides a solid backdrop to the events and helps to provide an interesting set of circumstances and situations to be overcome.
As a romance, it ticks all the right boxes, and it’s a pleasure to see it come with a well-written story behind it. Readers looking for a HEA will certainly enjoy it,’ (4-star review, Bookangel.co.uk).
My new short contemporary romance, ‘The Fight for Dolores,’ is currently free via Kindle Unlimited and will be free on Amazon from 25th to 29th May. Here’s the blurb:
When Cal McCoy, American heir to a business empire, shows an interest in buying West Lough Lodge in rural Ireland, his real estate agent, Maggie O’Reilly, does her best to put him off. She has good reason to prevent the sale and can’t abide Cal but she worries that her work colleague will blow her cover. To add to Maggie’s troubles, everybody thinks Cal is wonderful – Maggie just doesn’t see it.
Cal is determined to get his palatial, lakeside residence but, before long, the pursuit of Maggie becomes his main goal…