Author Archive: Val Penny

A Painter in Penang by Clare Flynn

What a treat it is to be included in the tour for Clare Flynn’s @clarefly novel A Painter in Penang. The tour is arranged by the fab team at Love Books Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours – do follow the tour across social media. The Blurb Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Barrington hates everything about living in Kenya and longs to …

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Inside Voices by Sarah Davis

Some first novels feel like debut works and when Inside Voices by Sarah Davis was recommended to me, I approached it on that basis. I did the author and the book a disservice. Throughout Inside Voices Davis makes her own voice as an author crystal clear. It is a triumph of a novel, not just …

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The Last Blast of the Trumpet by Marie Macpherson

It is a pleasure to be involved in the blog tour for The Last Blast of the Trumpet by Marie Macpherson @scotscriever published by @PenmorePress1 and run by Love Books Group @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours. The Blurb Conflict, Chaos and Corruption in Reformation Scotland He wants to reform Scotland, but his enemies will stop at nothing to …

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Adventure to Dark Island by Bev Mietz

I am pleased to be involved in the blog tour run by Love Books Tour @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for the new book by Bev Mietz, @MietzBev Adventure to Dark Island #AdventuretoDarkIsland. The Blurb On the remote, sub-tropical Coco Island, Mac, Merrow, Patience, Will and Dan live simply, self-sufficiently and usually peacefully together. But sometimes trouble can …

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Disquiet by Ella May

I am thrilled to be included in the tour run by Love Books Tour @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for the new novel, Disquiet by Ella May @EllaMay. #DisquietTour but before you read the book, please be aware of its vivid content. Disquiet contains mentions of suicide, psychotic episodes, self-harm, child-loss, sexual motive, abuse, drugs and crime. The Blurb …

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Trace Evidence by Vanessa Robertson

I had not read any books by Vanessa Robertson before, but her work had been recommended to me as novels I would enjoy. This is the second book in a series, but it works perfectly well as a stand-alone novel. The Blurb Art crime investigator Kate Carpenter is back in this fast-paced and twisty follow-up …

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Journey with Grace by Sarah Grace

What a joy it is to start off the blog tour for Journey with Grace by Sarah Grace. @PublishingSarah @malcolmdown run by Love Book Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours. The Blurb  Do you want to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin? When we decide to improve ourselves the ripple effect on others is contagious. When we …

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

I am pleased to be part of the tour for the original new novel by Jaime Jo Wright, @jaimejowright The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus published by @bethany_house and run by @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours. Do follow the tour. The Blurb 1928 The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle …

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The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

The Salt Path was part of my birthday present from one of my daughters. I had seen an interview with Raynor Winn on television, so I was especially keen to read the book. Raynor and her husband, Moth, had lost everything, including their home when an investment went sour. The Blurb Just days after Raynor …

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Killing the Story by Joan Livingston

I have enjoyed each of the novels by Joan Livingston that I have read and Killing the Story, the fourth in her Isabel Long series of crime mysteries is no exception. The Blurb An accidental death that was no accident… For the record, Estelle Crane, the gutsy editor of The Observer newspaper, died after a …

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