I’m delighted to report that my contemporary romance, ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ is available for review on NetGalley during June 2019. It’s through a co-op initiative, via the retailer, Kobo. Here’s the link to the book on NetGalley:
As regular readers of Brontë Babe Blog will know, I am obsessed with all things Brontë. Unfortunately, due to certain events that have taken place in my life recently, I haven’t really had the heart to get stuck into much reading, and not a lot of motivation to blog. I’m doing rather a lot of flitting from book to book, and not really settling down to anything. However, I’m currently making my way through a Jane Eyre inspired novel by Tracy Neiss called Mr. R: A Rock & Roll Romance which has been entertaining me on my morning train journeys to work. I hope to have this finished and reviewed soon. Last week I attempted to write a review of The World Within: A Novel of Emily Brontë by Jane Eagland which I finished quite some time ago, but there were too many things on my mind to allow me…
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.
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).
I am delighted that the book recently received its first rating on Barnes & Noble and it’s 5 stars! Here’s an extract from the review of the book that appeared on the Romantic Historical Reviews website in November 2016:
“Millicent is vivacious, endearing and determined. I truly enjoyed her character a great deal from the first page to the last. She reminded me of Sybil from Downton Abbey; in fact, this novel has other overtones from that drama.”