There’s real craft and ingenuity behind Callahan’s prose as both narratively and stylistically she creates meaningful conflict and believable characters underpinned by the requisite degree of emotional honesty that brings them to life.
Compelling and unstoppable, Assault (book 1 of the Girl with a Knife series), is undeniably addictive. Perfectly representing the challenges of colonial America, Hogg’s book has it all.
Taking its readers deep into the souls of its characters in an immersive and exciting read, D.M Williams’s latest novel ‘Definition of Flawless’, steps outside the boundaries of normality as it takes us on a journey of whirlwind romance, thrilling mystery and endless twists and turns, whilst filling the spaces between with the day to day business of living.
Readers looking for a novel that tackles the complicated subject of adoption from a legal and ethical perspective without losing sight of the human element, When Forever Breaks is definitely the novel to read!
Duck’s writing is light and easy to read, her plot vibrant and a pleasure to follow, but what sets her novel apart is a clear understanding of how family dynamics, in their differing guises, shape our years, with character development at the heart of her narrative.
Masterfully conveying warmth, atmosphere, and personality, using a no-frills narrative approach, whilst enriching his prose with insightfully chosen dialogue McNelly gives us reflective vignettes that come to life as we enter the mind of John Henry Shields.
The best Family Life Fiction Drama novels tell stories about characters doing something extraordinary and here Callahan uses this premise to open up the vast, still largely uncharted terrain of providence and the human heart.
From a persecuted and reviled existence in their beloved Armenia, a ‘land of singing in the streets, fine foods and gardens and orchards beside the shores of Lake Van’, ‘Destiny of Determination-Faith and Family’, sees the survival of a fractured family as they struggle to make a new life for themselves in the United States.
With a focus on Hrang, the youngest son, this uplifting memoir spans over a Century of love and loss, and of acceptance and discrimination.
With an interesting slant on human societal behaviour, James Sherwood Metts offers us ‘Planet Storyland and the Words of the Few’, an implicitly written account of human evolution, history and ultimately, folly, presented from a unique viewpoint.
A fascinating foray into the world of apartheid in South Africa, ‘My Brother Themba’ is a touching story of two ‘brothers’ of differing parentage, forcefully separated but fighting for their relationship by the shocking segregation laws that existed right up until a democratic government was elected 1994, and still exist in practice implicitly to some extent today.