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Wishing You A Warm, Comforting Christmas

On Sunday night I left my comfy chair beside our fireplace to attend a concert in Belfast. Relaxing into my seat in the concert hall, I savoured I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas sung by a classical trio. I’m sure … Continue reading

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The Shadow Ally Special Offer

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. I love the trappings of Christmas, especially the twinkling lights on the tree and sitting in front of a roaring fire with the cats wrapped around me so this is my time … Continue reading

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New Release Special Offer

To celebrate the release of The Shadow Ally, the first Short Read in The Yankee Years series, the story will be available FREE on Thursday, 10th December and Friday, 11th December. To download a copy visit: Amazon UK or Amazon … Continue reading

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Remembering the Home Front

In the early days of November each year we remember the sacrifices made during the First and Second World Wars and later conflicts. Since I’m writing a series of stories set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War, I’d … Continue reading

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Launching The Yankee Years Series

This week we marked the anniversary of D-Day, more than seventy years after the invasion began. Even after so many years have elapsed, the events of that day and the weeks and months that followed still resonate with us. As … Continue reading

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Immigrant Soldier: A New Look At WWII

Last week I finished reading Immigrant Soldier, the Story of a Ritchie Boy, by Kathryn Lang-Slattery. I received a free copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review as part of the author’s Historical Fiction Virtual Tour. The publisher, … Continue reading

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A Gripping, Good Read

It’s been a couple weeks since I finished reading The Bone Church by Victoria Dougherty and it is still clear in my mind. I’m reviewing the novel as part of its Historical Fiction Virtual Tour. This is how the publisher … Continue reading

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Love and Treasure: A Real Gem

I finished reading Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman last week and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I’m reviewing the book as part of the novel’s blog tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Tours and, usually when I’m reading … Continue reading

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Time Fall: Mixing Military Thriller With Historical Fiction

I’m currently reading Time Fall by Tim Ashby. It’s an exciting mix of military thriller and historical fiction. I really enjoyed the opening chapters set during the Second World War and I felt like I was there as the army … Continue reading

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The Black Orchestra

I recently read The Bird Watcher by JJ Toner and I enjoyed it immensely. I loved the way he portrayed the reactions of the residents of an Irish village to a stranger who settles amongst them during The Emergency (as … Continue reading

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