Heard today that MY NAME IS EVA has sold nearly 160,000 to date. Blimey! I only signed the contract just less than a year ago. Bookouture certainly move fast and my second book, BURNING ISLAND, will be out in two weeks! Better get cracking with book 3 and keep things rolling.
So reassuring to read reviews from the blog tour, confirming that readers really understand why I wanted to write this story. I’m very grateful to Fireflies and Freekicks Fiction Reviews for these concluding words in their review:
‘This is probably the longest review I have written. I have so much more to say about this book, because each time I think about it, I find some other parallel, or something else that struck me.
I guess that’s the sign of a really good book – it continues to make you think long after the last page has been read. This definitely qualifies.’
So encouraging to receive early reviews for the Shut-Away Sisters, which is out on June 29. It makes all the hard work feel so worthwhile to read comments such as:
‘My first Suzanne Goldring novel and I hope it’s not my last! I loved this story, I cried in places and was so hopeful in others. A wonderful read.’ Karen Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My intrepid old lady has travelled widely since she first appeared in print in September 2019. And now she’s being read in the country which was the setting for most of her troubles. Here is the beautiful German edition, with a new title, which translates as The Three Lives of The Honourable Mrs Evelyn Taylor-Clarke. She was honourable – or at least tried to be, wasn’t she?
The cover makeover for The Shut Away Sisters is pushing it up the charts. I’m longing for this story, grounded in family history I heard as a child, to get out there.
This writing journey started just over two years ago and now my fourth cover is revealed and I’m already working on my fifth book. I couldn’t be enjoying the work more and THE SHUT AWAY SISTERS is available for pre-order now and will be out on June 29. So excited to think that my silent sisters will soon be able to tell their story.
In just over a week’s time, readers will discover my girl’s name. In the meantime, I need to clear my desk of the notes I made for her and get on with my next book.
I’m in the middle of writing my next book, but couldn’t help pinching myself when I read this review!
‘OH MY GOD! What a book. I was hooked right from the start … the plot twist at the end, just left me bawling. Words won’t do justice to this book. Please pick it up and read it asap.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The release of every new book is so nerve-racking. Your agent likes it, your critique group like it, your editor likes it, but until readers start commenting it doesn’t seem possible it will be accepted. So even after two previous successes, it is a huge relief to see the first reviews emerging for THE GIRL WITHOUT A NAME, which publishes on November 5. Maybe I can relax a little now. Or maybe I’ll just press on with the next book.
‘What an amazing tale, I’ve been totally captivated the whole way through the story of Stevie and Ruby it’s heart wrenching at times,I totally loved every pageand what an amazing ending. I can totally recommend this OUTSTANDING book for all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I can’t get over how good this book was. The Girl Without a Name filled me with so many emotions. … A page-turner for sure as you are transported back and forth between past and present. …Goldring’s in depth research, character development, and plot execution has made me a big fan. An excellent read. Five amazing stars. I loved it!’ Cyireadbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nearly 70 years ago, on August 15, 1952, a devastating flash flood nearly destroyed the village of Lynmouth on the coast of North Devon. Among the dead was a young woman, who was never identified.
That was the starting point for my new novel, which publishes on November 5. Who was she? What had led to her being there? What had happened to her before that terrible night? Recreating the life of this unnamed girl led me back to WW2 and made me question the impact that dreadful events can have on a person’s ability to develop and sustain lasting relationships. Can all scars heal or do deep wounds continue to fester?
I hope I have done justice to the real life story, honoured those who suffered at that time and stimulated thoughts about how people can recover from disaster.