Author: Martha Reynolds Title: All’s Well in Jingle Valley Genre: Women’s Fiction This story works as a sequel to both A Jingle Valley Wedding and April in Galway, concluding the story threads that were started in both novels. While the novels in the rest of the series can stand alone, this one will… Read More Editorial Review – All’s Well in Jingle Valley
Author: Martha Reynolds Title: A Jingle Valley Wedding Genre: Women’s Fiction This story explores the relational struggles of Julie Tate, a thirty-four-year-old career woman who starts to find her life lonely and unfulfilling. When her brother leaves the family farm and moves to Arizona, she’s the only one left, and her best friend,… Read More Editorial Review – A Jingle Valley Wedding
Author: Pauline Hayton Title: No Long Goodbyes Genre: Historical Romance This thorough and detailed novel tells the story of Kate Cavanagh, a young widow in the 1940s who is haunted by the neglect of her husband and the death of her young son.
–Guest post contributed by Jack Messenger- ‘The past does not exist, so it cannot hurt me.’ How many desperate people, I wonder, have muttered some such mantra under their breaths in the hope they can stop brooding about things dead and buried? The trouble is, of course, very few things are dead and buried.… Read More Gnarled Bones – Book Review
Title: Woman: A Collection of Short Stories Author: V. P. Evans Genre: Fiction Woman is a collection of short stories demonstrating the unexpected strengths that arise in women in the face of adversity. Five situations, culled from news headlines, are examined through fiction. Each story stands alone, but together they form a collective… Read More Editorial Review – Woman: A Collection of Short Stories
Aliya Whiteley’s short novel begins with the sentence ‘I cannot sleep’ and ends with a stirring declaration of intent. In the hundred or so intervening pages we follow the development of Shirley Fearn, a schoolgirl who nurses a love for the teacher at her village school, the appropriately named Mr Tiller, who has been… Read More The Arrival of Missives – Book Review
Themes of identity and belonging disturb the calm surface of Wendy Brandmark’s collection of short stories, which are set in Denver, New York and Boston in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Many of the stories concern characters who have been displaced geographically and emotionally: young or old, successful or unsuccessful, their lives have slipped… Read More He Runs the Moon – Book Review