My Review of ‘Sal’ by Mick Kitson

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.

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‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ – Great War Romance, only 99c in 2018

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ 2018 promotion

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, ‘Miss Millie’s Groom‘ will be 99c from Amazon, Smashwords and their retailers throughout 2018:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/710062

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/miss-millies-groom-catherine-e-chapman/1125994767

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/miss-millies-groom/id1216270283

http://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/miss-millie-s-groom

Christmas Reads & Book Promotions

‘The Office Party’ – a Christmas short story

Over the festive season all of my Smashwords’ books that are normally priced above 99c are reduced in the Smashwords End of Year Sale event (runs until New Year’s Day):

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CatherineChapman

‘The Fight for Dolores,’ my short contemporary romance set in Ireland, will remain free from Smashwords and its retailers until New Year.

And, if you’re looking for a short festive read, my stories, ‘The Office Party’ and ‘All the Trimmings’ are perma-free from Smashwords and its retailers.

Over on Kindle, ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ a seasonal contemporary romance set in the Scottish Highlands, is still free via Kindle Unlimited.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – Kindle Countdown Deal

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).

‘The Fight for Dolores’ – August Free Book Promotion

I am really pleased that ‘The Fight for Dolores,’ my short contemporary romance set in rural Ireland, has had its first review on Amazon.com:

Looking for something quick to pass a bit of time?  This could be it.  A sweet, cute, short story,” (4 stars).

‘The Fight for Dolores’ and the longer contemporary romance, ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’, will both be free on Kindle 24th thru 28th August, and both are available on Kindle Unlimited.

Bookangel’s Review of ‘Miss Millie’s Groom’

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).

And here’s the full review:

http://bookangel.co.uk/review/miss-millies-groom/

Many thanks to Bookangel for their continued support to indie authors in the UK!

‘The Fight for Dolores’ – Free on Amazon

‘The Fight for Dolores’ – Free 25-29 May

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…

http://www.amazon.com/Fight-Dolores-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B06ZZD7282/

If you enjoy the book, reviews, recommendations and ratings, on Amazon and elsewhere, would be appreciated.