Friday 28 June 2024

πŸ“– Six in Six ~ Here is my half year round up πŸ“–

 




Here's a round up of the books which have made an impact 

on my first six months of my reading year


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πŸ“– Six authors who are new to me:

  • Alice McIlroy _ The Glass Woman
  • Sally Keeble - Freeborn Girls
  • Janie Chang - The Porcelain Moon
  • Daisy O'Shea - The Irish Key
  • Jessica Moor - Hold Back the Night
  • Natasha Boydell - The Perfect Home

πŸ“– Six authors I have read before:

  • Pam Howes - Daughters of Mersey Square 
  • Lesley Pearse - The Long and Winding Road
  • Victoria Mas - The Island of Mists and Miracles
  • Alison Morton - Exsilium 
  • Rosie Clarke - Dangerous Times on Dressmakers' Alley
  • Sue Moorcroft - Under a Summer Skye


πŸ“– Six books from authors I know will never let me down:

  • Shadows in the Ashes - Christina Courtenay
  • The Happiest Ever after - Milly Johnson 
  • What We Thought We Knew - Claire Dyer
  • Time's Prisoner - Linda Gillard - 
  • Finding Friends at the Cornish Hospital - Jo Bartlett
  • The Midnight Hour - Eve Chase


πŸ“– Six books that led me into a life of psychological suspense :

  • The Summer of Lies - Louise Douglas 
  • The Mistress - Valerie Keogh
  • Nowhere to Hide - Keri Beevis 
  • The Split - S E Lynes 
  • The Gathering - C J Tudor - 
  • The Life Sentence - Jackie Kabler 

πŸ“– Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past:

  • A Scandalous Match -Jane Dunn 
  • The King's Witch - Tracy Borman 
  • The Other Gwyn Girl - Nicola Cornick
  • The Little Penguin Bookshop - Joanna Tovey
  • A Duke of One's Own - Emma Orchard
  • Mary I : Queen of Sorrows - Alison Weir 

πŸ“– Six featured books of the month:

  • The Woman on the Ledge - Ruth Mancini
  • What We Did in the Storm - Tina Baker
  • The Warm Hands of Ghosts - Katherine Arden
  • The Household - Stacey Halls
  • The Lost Memories - Lorna Hall
  • The Theatre of Glass and Shadows - Anne Corlett


Huge thanks to these fabulous authors for sharing the gift of your imagination with Jaffareadstoo


Looking forward to the next 6 months of reading more great stories.






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Thursday 27 June 2024

🎧 Publication Day Feature ~ Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter by L.J.Weller



AUDIBLE RELEASES NEW ORIGINAL, TANSY BLOOM, MONSTER HUNTER, BY DEBUT AUTHOR L.J. WELLER

NARRATED BY TANYA REYNOLDS


Audible
27 June 2024

My thanks to Midas for my Audible copy of this book



Audible, a leading provider of spoken word entertainment, has announced Sex Education star Tanya Reynolds will narrate a new and exciting Audible Original title from debut novelist L.J. Weller.


Three months ago, twenty-eight-year-old Tansy Bloom quit monster hunting. Since then, she’s been trying to live a normal life (whatever that means), but ending up single, unemployed, and living on a boat outside her godfather’s pub definitely wasn’t part of the plan. So, when Tansy’s ex-husband – fellow monster hunter Rex Barclay – turns up like a bad penny and asks for her help with his latest investigation, Tansy reluctantly agrees.

At first, the job appears to be a straightforward monster hunt – following a spate of large creature sightings, Rex believes a werewolf is on the loose in Norfolk, and he intends to capture it. But Tansy’s not convinced. For one thing, the mysterious black dog Rex is hunting is able to vanish into thin air. For another, everyone who’s encountered the black dog is dying in a series of freak accidents.

Bad news for Tansy, who’s just come face-to-face with the creature herself.


🎧 My thoughts..

I'm currently listening to Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter and enjoying both the story and the narration. I'm sure that the 10 hours and 44 minutes will pass by very quickly. Review will follow in the fullness of time. In the meantime you can discover more by going to http://www.audible.co.uk 



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L.J. Weller, author of Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter, said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Audible to bring my debut novel to life. From day one, Audible has championed this book with enthusiasm and excitement, and collaborating with the team has been a wonderful experience. I hope everyone enjoys listening to Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter as much as I enjoyed writing it!”


Tanya Reynolds, narrator and actor, said: “Recording audiobooks can be quite challenging, but when you can totally lose yourself in the world that you're reading, it is such a joy, and this was indeed a joy. All the characters were so vibrant on the page and so fun to read, and the story itself is a joyful journey into mythical folklore with a wicked sense of humour. I had so much fun recording this.”

Tanya Reynolds landed her first major role as a series regular on the Sky 1 comedy-drama Delicious. She is also well known for playing Lily Iglehart in the Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education where she was a part of the main cast in the first three seasons. Other credits include Outlander, Death in Paradise, Emma, Dodger, The Baby, I Hate You and The Decameron.

Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter will be available exclusively on Audible from 27th June and out now from Audible at http://www.audible.co.uk.


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Tuesday 25 June 2024

πŸ“– Book Review ~ The Drowning Isle by Simon McCleave

 

Avon
January 2024

Anglesey #4



On a remote island, there’s nowhere to run… Callum and his three best friends are celebrating their eighteenth birthdays with an epic camping trip to the mysterious Llanddwyn Island, off the coast of Anglesey. Then Callum disappears, and the others return to the mainland in a state of shock. When his body is discovered, DI Laura Hart is brought in to investigate. Is the murder the work of the Fair Men, a pagan group with a dark history who still hold their ceremonies on the island? Or were the boys less tight-knit than they would have Laura believe? Amongst all the mysteries and lies, Laura is sure about one thing: the island will not give up its secrets easily…


πŸ“– My review..

Whilst on a recent holiday to Beaumaris on the beautiful island of Anglesey, it was particularly exciting to have as my holiday read this intriguing murder mystery.

When a teenage boy goes missing after a night spent with friends on the remote Llanddwyn Island, DI Laura Hart and the investigative team, based in Beaumaris, have a difficult job on their hands especially as the search soon becomes a murder investigation. The search for the killer is wide open and with few clues to go on, and with a mysterious pagan cult being centre stage, it soon becomes apparent that there is far more to this investigation than could ever have been imagined.

This is now the fourth book in the Anglesey series of crime novels featuring DI Laura Hart and DCI Gareth Williams and with each successive story we get to know more about these complex characters, the way their personal lives impact on the job, and the way in which they seek out the perpetrators of crime. The pace runs really well and with several twists and turns the police procedural aspects feel authentic. The various the locations around the island are so well described that the place and the people come alive and having now spent time in Beaumaris, I can well imagine the tiny streets and feel the atmosphere which the author recreates so thoughtfully.

This complex mystery ends on a whopping big cliffhanger so I am delighted to have on my tbr the next book in the series, Dead in the Water which was just published by Avon on the 20th June 2024. Watch this space! πŸ˜‰



About the Author


Simon McCleave is a million-selling crime novelist who lives in North Wales with his wife and two children.




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Monday 24 June 2024

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ The Perfect Home by Natasha Boydell

 

Boldwood Books
21 June 2024

My thanks to the publisher and Rachel's Random Resources for my copy of this book
and the invitation to the blog tour



Until the girl went missing, we thought it was the perfect place to live…

When we move into the exclusive Westford Park housing estate, we feel safe at last. More like a country club, it has everything we might need – beautiful houses with big gardens, a pool, a boating lake, extensive grounds. It’s also got 24/7 security.

Our new neighbours are lovely too. We start to make friendships that feel like they could last a lifetime.

It feels like nothing could possibly go wrong here.

It’s like our secrets haven’t followed us here.

Or that’s what we think at first…







πŸ“– My Review..

Three families move into the prestigious new development at Westford Park. This new housing estate with its high level security, lively club house, pretty boating lake and secluded woodland offers a new start for all of them as each family is hiding secrets which, if exposed, could ruin everything. Gradually, the ladies, Lily, Avril and Sandy form a close knit bond whilst at the same time their teenage children, Poppy, Bethany and Micky become firm friends. All should be well in this paradise but soon cracks start to appear and when one of the teenagers goes missing tempers start to flare, with disturbing consequences.

I’ve really enjoyed reading this domestic thriller, which looks at the dynamics of a small group of people who each have something to hide. There is much to discover, lots of loose ends which need tying up and more than enough teenage angst to make you ponder just what is going to happen next. The characters are well thought out, some of them I liked more than others but collectively they gel together well, making each of their stories entirely plausible.

The Perfect Home is a great example of showing that despite outside appearances seemingly perfect there are often secrets bubbling under the surface thus making the perfect home something of an enigma.  I read the book in one sitting and can well imagine this as an ideal story to take on holiday to read poolside, or when you have an easy afternoon planned in the garden, as once started you won’t be able to stop until the story is told.



About the Author






Natasha is an internationally bestselling author of psychological fiction, including The Missing Husband and The Woman Next Door. She trained and worked as a journalist for many years before moving into communications in the charity and education sectors. She decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing a novel in 2019, when she was approaching her 40th birthday and realised it was time to stop procrastinating. Her debut, The Missing Husband, was released in May 2021 and she went on to write three more novels, which are published by Bloodhound Books. Her first novel with Boldwood Books is The Fortune Teller. Natasha lives in North London with her husband, two daughters and two rescue cats.



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Thursday 20 June 2024

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ Home is where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose



Orion
23 May 2024

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book
and to random Things Tours for the invitation to the blog tour


After their mother dies, Beth, Nicole and Michael are forced to reunite to sort out their childhood home. Beth, the oldest, never left, caring for their mum until the very end. Nicole, the middle child, is drowning in her destructive drug addiction. Michael, the youngest, has moved far away and hasn't been back to their small town since their father ran out on them.

When the siblings stumble upon a collection of home videos, it feels like a good idea to revisit those happier memories. But then one of the tapes reveals a shocking scene none of them expect to see. They watch their father, covered in blood, carrying a dead body, and hear a secret pact with their mother to never tell a soul. Is this secret connected to why their father vanished all those years ago?

Burying their mother is already hard enough, but now the siblings must uncover what dark secrets she took to her grave.


πŸ“– My Review..

Following their mother’s death, siblings Beth, Nicole and Michael are forced to confront some uncomfortable truths, not just about themselves but more especially when it comes to light that their parents were involved in a cover up which, if revealed, will destroy everything the family knew to be true.

I was quickly drawn into this story which looks at sibling connections and of the festering resentments which stem from their childhood. In a series of cleverly revealed clues, and with some spoken from the past, we learn of the reasons why the siblings are all so disconnected from each other. Grief and unresolved addiction are both topics which feature heavily and the author controls these emotive subjects with compassion and empathy so that it is possible to feel sympathy for the characters as they struggle through their perceptions of what happened so many years ago. Re-visiting the past is never easy and Beth, Nicole and Michael each have complicated reasons why the past should remain in the past.

The  brooding nature of a small American town is expertly done and I could well imagine the siblings growing up in a tight family unit with parents who were doing what they thought needed to be done. The story flows well, the plot is tight and the clues are revealed gradually so that when the final denouement comes there are a few surprises which I didn’t see coming. Home is Where the Bodies Are is a well written domestic thriller about about the far reaching effects that a local tragedy had on this troubled family and of the deep, dark secrets which, once revealed, can never be forgiven, or forgotten.



 About the Author




Jeneva Rose is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Perfect Marriage and You Shouldn't Have Come Here.She's sold more than two million copies worldwide,and her work has been translated into twenty languages as well as optioned for film and television. Originally from Wisconsin, she currently lives in Chicago with husband, Drew, and her stubborn English bulldog,Winston.



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Tuesday 18 June 2024

πŸ“– Publication Day Review ~ The Next Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine

 

Quercus 
18 June 2024

Thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book


Amber Patterson Parrish has come a long way from being an invisible wallflower. Her hard work and immaculate planning have paid off now that she’s a prominent socialite, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been bumps along the way. Less than a year since her husband Jackson’s tax-evasion scandal, Amber is still at the top of the Bishops Harbor community pecking order, free to do as she wishes while Jackson sits in prison. But that freedom is quickly coming to an end. With Jackson getting released from prison, Amber’s time—and money—is vanishing.

Meanwhile, Daphne Parrish left Bishops Harbor after her divorce from Jackson Parrish, swearing she would never go back. But when one of her daughters runs away from home, desperate to see her father, Daphne agrees to return for the summer to allow him supervised visits. Once out of prison, Jackson swears he’s a changed man, but Daphne knows all too well that he can’t be trusted.

When a ghost from Amber’s past emerges looking for revenge, the three of them find unlikely allies in one another, but who is playing who? When all is said and done, they’ll have to fight tooth and nail for everything they have left in this zero-sum game.

With shocking turns and entertaining characters, The Next Mrs. Parrish will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about duplicity and betrayal.



πŸ“–My Review..

Back in 2018 I thought that I that had read all there was to know about Amber, Daphne and Jackson Parrish but it seems that these clever authors have decided it’s time we return to Bishops Harbor to meet up with them again in a sequel to The Last Mrs Parrish.

At the start of the book we catch up with Amber Patterson Parrish who is living her best life even though her husband Jackson is in prison for tax evasion. The ex- Mrs Parrish, Daphne is in California and has sworn never to return to Bishop’s Harbor however, with Jackson’s release from prison imminent Daphne finds that her life is, once again, about to change. 

This is a real roller coaster of a ride and whilst it’s not possible to like Amber you can’t help but admire her tenacity and sheer force of will. All credit must go to these clever writers who have created monsters in both Amber and Jackson Parrish and yet make them so very readable that you can’t help but be drawn into their devilish machinations. Caught in the middle, of course, are Daphne and Jackson’s daughters, who really deserve to find happiness away from Bishops Harbor.

There’s so much going on in the story that it’s impossible to recount any of it without giving too much away as it deserves to be enjoyed without spoilers so that the twists, of which there are many, take you by surprise and make your jaw drop at the sheer audacity of what Amber Parrish gets up to and the consequences of her actions. There are new characters to enjoy, particularly Daisy Ann, who really adds a whole new dimension to this fascinating story of revenge, deceit and retribution.

Clever, sophisticated and utterly absorbing, I raced through the book at top speed, sorry when the ending came but with the satisfaction of having read a sequel, expertly told.



About the Authors

Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Lynne and Valerie are national and international bestselling authors with over one and a half million copies sold worldwide. Their books have been translated into 29 languages, are available in 34 countries, and are in development for both television and film. Their books have been praised by The Washington Post, USA Today, The Sunday Times, People Magazine, and Good Morning America, among many others. Their debut novel, THE LAST MRS. PARRISH, is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection


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Monday 17 June 2024

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ The Wife at the Window by Cara Reinard



Bookouture
17 June 2024

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book and the invitation to the blog tour


The little boy runs into the kitchen in his pajamas. He is swept up into a hug and gorgeous auburn hair falls across his face. I shiver, staring through the glass, my cheeks wet with tears as I gaze at the beautiful woman holding my son. That should be me. It will be me again.

We were the perfect family once. Shep, my handsome husband. My darling little boy… and our tiny baby girl. The night she died I lost everything. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I would never, ever have hurt her. I was trying to save her. But nobody believed me.

So, I can only watch through the rain-streaked window as Shep’s new girlfriend plays mother to my son. Hugs him, holds him. Does he even remember me?

Now I am finally out of the hospital, I will make sure everyone knows what really happened. I will get my son back. The doctors might say my nightmares are dangerous…

But the woman in the window has been planning to take my place for a long time. And she doesn’t know how far I will go to protect my family...


πŸ“– My Review..

Emerson is post-recovery following a traumatic incident involving her baby daughter which resulted in the disintegration of her family and necessitated Emerson spending time in hospital. On her release her one main aim is to be reunited with her young son, Leo, who is currently in the custody of his father and his new girlfriend. What then follows is a highly emotive story of a mother’s quest to reclaim her son however, events conspire against her and in a hugely complex domestic thriller we discover the lengths people will go in order to seek revenge.

I raced through The Wife at the Window in almost one sitting as it’s one of those stories which once started you can’t put down. Emerson’s story is told with compassion so that we are soon on her side and want everything to work out for her. Her ex-husband Shep and his girlfriend, Talia are not so likeable but are definitely intriguing and I whilst I didn’t feel any empathy for them I found their story equally fascinating.

The ultimate twist in the tale is cleverly done and I truly didn’t see it coming, so all credit to the author for keeping the momentum and offering twists, turns and surprises in a complex domestic thriller which kept me engaged from start to finish.



About the Author





Cara Reinard is the Amazon bestselling author of SWEET WATER and INTO THE SOUND. She has an MFA in writing from Lindenwood University. Cara has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for two decades and enjoys writing twisty, character-driven psychological thrillers that are as much about the protagonist’s journey as they are about the mystery.

Cara lives just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, children, and two fluffy Bernese mountain dogs.


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Thursday 13 June 2024

πŸ“– Book Review ~ Retreat from Nuala by Harriet Steel



Inspector de Silva Mysteries
 Book #14

30 March 2024

My thanks to the author for my copy of this book


Shanti and Jane de Silva’s peaceful retreat at a mountain monastery rapidly turns into something far more challenging when they become involved in the search for a stolen ancient manuscript that is reputed to have the power to shake Christianity to its foundations.As they investigate their fellow guests and the monks themselves, the mystery seems as impenetrable as mountain mist – until events take a deadly turn. Will they succeed in bringing the truth to light?The Inspector de Silva Mysteries are vintage-style mysteries set on the exotic island of Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka) in the 1930s and 40s. Perfect for fans of Death in Paradise, Murder in Provence, and Midsomer Murders.


πŸ“– My Review..

This fourteenth book in the long running Inspector de Silva series sees Shanti and his wife Jane heading to coolness of the hills above Nuala to a peaceful retreat in a mountain monastery. The piece and quiet of this Buddhist sanctuary allows Shanti and  Jane to spend some quiet time together which is, however, bought to an end with the discovery that an ancient Christian manuscript has gone missing from the monastery’s library. This investigation turns out to be something of a locked room mystery as there have been few visitors to this remote place and with several of the other guests all acting strangely the Inspector is determined to discover more about the manuscript and the reason why it has been stolen.

As always the beauty of Ceylon ( Sri Lanka) is described in such detail that I felt as if I too had travelled into the peace of this beautifully described Buddhist sanctuary and watched, with fascination, as the inspector, ably assisted by Jane, sets about discovering who could have been involved in this particular crime. I love how this series has evolved so calmly, there’s a never a rush to get everything done and dusted and the gentle pace of the narrative really suits these stories to perfection. Shanti and Jane work well together and it’s been a real treat to have Jane feature more strongly in the action, and being away from the bustle of Nuala also gives the author more scope to describe the surrounding countryside.

It’s been a real pleasure to go on Retreat from Nuala in a fascinating story, with clever plot twists, and several red herrings, all of which kept me entertained from first page to last. I look forward to reading more Inspector de Shanti novels in the future.




About the Author





Harriet Steel wrote four historical novels before turning to crime with the Inspector de Silva mysteries, inspired by time spent in Sri Lanka (the former Ceylon)). Her work has also appeared in national newspapers and magazines. Visit her blog to sign up to her monthly newsletter for news of new releases and great offers, Blog 

Harriet is married with two daughters and lives in Surrey. When Harriet is not writing, she likes reading, long walks and visiting art galleries and museums.


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Tuesday 11 June 2024

πŸ“– Book Review ~ Trouble by Michael E Wills




Bygone Ages Press
9 February 2024

Clifftop Farm in Wartime #3

My thanks to the author for my copy of this book




The lives of the four children at Clifftop Farm become very difficult and dangerous when their beloved collie, Billy, gets into serious trouble.

The youngsters are compelled to devise a plan to rescue their dog. However, to get the crucial evidence they require, they must outsmart a group of criminals.

Unexpected assistance emerges from two surprising quarters: an Italian prisoner of war and a sergeant in a commando regiment stationed near to the farm. In a race against time, will the children succeed in locating the vital information needed to secure the dog's safety?


πŸ“– My Review..

This is now the third book in the trilogy of novels for young readers which explores the lives of the children who live at Clifftop Farm on the Isle of Wight. We first met this bunch of children after they had been evacuated to the farm which belongs to Jimmy and his mother, Vera and have followed their adventures in each subsequent book. This story begins in May 1941 when Jimmy and his mother have to attend magistrates court in Newport owing to an incident which has involved their collie dog, Billy. This acts as a catalyst and further adventures begin in the children’s quest to keep Billy safe.

What I have enjoyed about this trilogy is the way the place and the people come alive. The WW2 setting is explained really well and each book is interspersed with ‘true facts’ which help to put the historical details into context. The author writes well for his target audience which for these stories I would say was between 8-11 years. There is enough excitement to keep the attention of the reader and the characters are very personable which makes for an enjoyable and exciting read. I particularly enjoyed the ‘What became of them after the war’ section at the end of the book and the author’s recollections of his own wartime experiences along with the inspiration for the story about Billy.

The Clifftop Farm trilogy is a lovely introduction to WW2 historical fiction for young readers. Each book can be read as a standalone story but it makes sense to start at the beginning with Treason, Treachery and finally, Trouble.








Michael Wills was born in Newport on the Isle of Wight and attended the Priory Boys School and Carisbrooke Grammar. He trained as a teacher at St Peter’s College, Birmingham, before working at a secondary school in Kent.




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Friday 7 June 2024

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ A Heart Full of Hope by Kay Seeley

 

Enterprise Books
1 June 2024

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book
and the invitation to the tour



When Charity Browne arrives at The Fitzroy Hotel on her way to a country house party, she knows there’s more to the invitation than a weekend of revelry. She’s old enough to be married and her family are hoping for a good match.
 
Sparks fly when she collides with dashing Jack Carter, the hotel housekeeper’s disreputable brother. A visit to a home for waifs and strays makes Charity question her values. Her attempt to help a small, mute boy she sees there leads her to attractive and worthy Dr Adam Radcliffe. Together they uncover a web of deceit, betrayal and lies surrounding the boy’s family. Fate unites Jack and Charity in a quest to save the boy from unimaginable evil. Will Charity fall for Jack’s mesmerising charm, or will Adam’s selfless compassion capture her heart?


πŸ“– My Review..

Charity Browne arrives in London with her aunt and stays in the prestigious Fitzroy Hotel. There she bumps into the charismatic Jack Carter who is a guest of the hotel and also the brother of the hotel's housekeeper. There is a spark of attraction between Charity and Jack but with their social classes so very different there can be no hope of a romance. Charity is meant to make an altogether more affluent match but that doesn't stop her hoping for something very different.

Set at the turn of the twentieth century and with the Edwardian era very much settled, Charity has a little more freedom than her Victorian counterparts and yet she is still restrained by what society expects of her. The story shows two very different sides of the social divide, the wealthy with their sojourns in luxury hotels and their affluent country houses, whilst the poor are subject to danger, abuse and unrelenting poverty. The author shows these differences well and yet also shows that kindness and compassion can also be found in unexpected places.

A Heart Full of Hope is a charming historical romance which continues the Fitzroy Hotel series of historical novels set in Edwardian London. Whilst there is some overlap of characters, it is perfectly possible to read each book as an enjoyable standalone story.



About the Author 






Kay Seeley is a talented storyteller and bestselling author. Her short stories have been published in women’s magazines and short-listed in competitions. Her novels had been finalists in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. She lives in London and loves its history. Her stories are well researched, beautifully written with compelling characters where love triumphs over adversity. Kay writes stories that will capture your heart and leave you wanting more. Often heart-wrenching but always satisfyingly uplifting, her books are perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs, Dilly Court and Josephine Cox. All her novels are available for Kindle, in paperback, audio and in Large Print.

Kay is a Member of The Alliance of Indie Authors and The Society of Women Writers and Journalists.


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