Author Archive: Val Penny

Eyes Turned Skyward by Ken Lussey

It is exciting to be part of the book tour run by Love Book Tours for Eyes Turned Skyward by Ken Lussey. I am lucky that Ken took time out of his busy day to chat with me about this exciting new novel. The Blurb Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a …

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Let’s Get Published by Val Penny

I am thrilled to announce that my first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published, is available. I do hope it will be helpful to many people. The Blurb At last, a book that is easy to read and tells it how it is! A book written to assist authors maximise their success when submitting work to agents …

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Love’s Child by Lizzie Chantree

I have read several books by Lizzie Chantree and always enjoyed them, Love’s Child was no different. This is a fabulous, feel good book with an amazingly satisfying twist at the end. The story in Love’s Child revolves around David Love and his pregnant girlfriend, Tilly. They have everything the wealthy socialite Jemima Trent wants. …

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The One From The Other by Philip Kerr

I had not read anything by this author before, but this book was highly recommended to me by a good-looking man in a charity shop. Unfortunately, our taste in literature is not similar. This is the fourth book where the main protagonist is Bernie Gunther. Maybe I should have started at the beginning of the …

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Revelation by Jo Fenton

I have always enjoyed the books by Jo Fenton that I have read and her most recent book, Revelation, was no exception. The action takes place around a university setting in Manchester. The students are shocked by the apparent suicide of one of their number and the student, Rick, is found dead in halls of …

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The Daughter of Lady Macbeth by Ajay Close

This book was by an author new to me and outside my usual genre reading. It explores the relationship between parents and children and the importance of motherhood. Freya and Frankie’s longing for a baby has put their marriage under strain. IVF is their last hope – but how do you bring a child into …

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A Place of Reckoning by J. F.Burgess

It is lovely to be involved with author JF Burgess and Love Book Tours for the launch of the second Detective Tom Blake novel, A Place of Reckoning. Blurb Three women. Two bodies. One deadly secret. Pottery tycoon Charles Lancaster knows who kidnapped his wife. He’s sure it was the brutally dangerous ex bare-knuckle fighter, …

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The Gossips’ Choice by Sara Read

I am thrilled to be included in the launch of the new book by Sara Read, The Gossips’ Choice. Love Book Tours Group has put together an excellent tour and it is a privilege to take part. Blurb “Call The Midwife for the 17th Century”  Lucie Smith is a respected midwife who is married to …

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Ben In The World by Doris Lessing

A few weeks ago, the first book in this series, The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing, was book of the month at our book group. One of our members had read this sequel to Ben’s story and so a few of us decided to read Ben in the World too. It is a very short …

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City of Sinners by A.A.Dhand

Amit Dhand is an author I discovered a couple of years ago when he spoke at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. He writes very dark, violent crime novels set in Bradford, England. He also weaves in very interesting personal back stories for his characters. City of Sinners is the third book in his Harry Virdee series. …

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