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An Author's Regret

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I am currently writing a novel for the Canadian Brides Series of books produced by BWL Publishing to celebrate the 150 years of Canada's History. Part of the process is a monthly blog post on specified subjects. This month the subject was, 'What Would You Change.'

And that got me thinking - and the most outstanding thing is that I would have listened to those voices of my childhood that said I could, and should write. Not a crowd of enthusiastic teachers and mentors, but the one or two spontaneous remarks which even then I could sense were genuine.

I should have asked those early voices why they thought so, or even how I could go about becoming a writer –  but I was brought up in an atmosphere of blending in, never drawing attention to yourself and where the words ‘not for the likes of us.’ still ring down the years.

It might sound like a cop out to say, ‘no one showed me how to do it’ but that’s how it was to feel something is achievable for others but not for me. I didn’…

REVIEW-The Girl I Used to Know by Faith Hogan

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FAITH HOGAN'S LATEST NOVEL RELEASED ON DECEMBER 1ST



PUBLISHER’S BLURB

A beautiful, emotive and spell-binding story of two women who find friendship and second chances when they least expect it. Perfect for the fans of Patricia Scanlan.
Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn't be more different.
Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection. She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart.
By comparison, in the basement flat, unwanted tenant Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her heart to love.
It takes a bossy doctor, a handsome gardener, a pushy teenager and an abandoned cat to show these two women that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the most unlikely situations.

REVIEW 

Set in present day Dublin, this story is about Amanda, a middle-aged woman who thought s…

REVIEW-Servant of the Crown Mysteries by Denise Domning

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SEASON OF THE RAVEN

It’s 1194 and Sir Faucon de Ramis, the shire’s newly appointed Keeper of the Pleas, must do his duty and make an official declaration of the cause of a miller’s death. Saddled with a clerk who names Faucon his ‘penance', the shire’s first Crowner must thread the tangled relationships between the sheriff, the village of Priors Holston and the priory that once ruled it. As a simple task takes a turn to the political, what seems obvious isn’t and what appears safe turns out to be more dangerous than he could imagine.

SEASON OF THE FOX
A wealthy merchant has been murdered in his own home, and the suspect has fled to sanctuary in a local church. Enter Sir Faucon de Ramis, the king’s new Servant of the Crown in the shire, to solve the murder, assisted by his prickly secretary, Brother Edmund. 
As Faucon begins his hunt, the shire’s new Crowner finds himself in the upside-down world of a woman’s trade. Not only does the merchant’s wife own the business—unheard of!—the sus…

BLOG TOUR - The Forgotten Children

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Review of The Murderess by Jennifer Wells

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PUBLISHER’S BLURB
The Murderess is a heart-stopping story of family, love, passion and betrayal set against the backdrop of war-ravaged Britain. Perfect for fans of Lesley Pearse and Dilly Court. 1931: Fifteen year old Kate witnesses her mother Millicent push a stranger from a station platform into the path of an oncoming train. There was no warning, seemingly no reason, and absolutely no remorse.
1940: Exactly nine years later, Kate returns to the station and notices a tramp laying flowers on the exact spot that the murder was committed; the identity of the victim, still remains unknown.
With a country torn apart by war and her family estate and name in tatters, Kate has nothing to lose as she attempts to uncover family secrets that date back to the Great War and solve a mystery that blights her family name.
REVIEW 
I enjoyed Ms Wells ‘The Liar’ and this book was just as well written, also intriguing in that at first, I couldn’t tell where the story was going.. The author left me guessing …

Flora No 4 Coming Soon

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No 4 in the Flora Maguire Mysteries
Scheduled for release on 1st November from Aria Fiction

The Flora Maguire Mystery Series 
Flora Maguire was raised by , Riordan Maguire, the head butler on the country estate of Earl Trent on the edge of the Cotswold countryside where she shared an attic apartment with her father at night and the schoolroom with the daughters of the house during the day. 
Questions have always surrounded her mother’s death, whom Flora lost at the age of six. Vague memories return in disturbing dreams which have always haunted her, but Lily Maguire’s fate remains a mystery.
At eighteen, Flora became governess to the youngest child, Edward, where her status as neither family nor servant in the household taught her to be both discreet and observant in a Victorian atmosphere of secrets and half-truths.
Flora’s story begins in New York after a family wedding when she is charged with escorting Edward home to England on a transatlantic steamship. When a body is discovered on deck…

Cover Reveal

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Aria Fiction have designed a beautiful new cover for the fourth book in the  Flora Maguire Mysteries.

This new adventure takes Flora into the south of the city of London, where she and Bunny are invited to a charity hospital for children as prospective patrons. During their visit, a nurse is found dead in the grounds, raising questions as to whether she was killed accidentally in a botched robbery, or was she murdered? It s not long before Flora discovers that several children have mysteriously disappeared after leaving the hospital, though no one appears overly concerned as they have not been reported missing.
Flora and Bunny set out to discover the whereabouts of the children, but time is of the essence. If the trail goes cold, Flora feels they might never be seen again.

Scheduled for release in November 2017 from Aria Fiction

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