Hello and Welcome Readers & Friends,
Today I Welcome, A. R. Tirant, ‘Rosie’ to me and you, as she is a brand new UK Author! Her book is available in both the United Kingdom, United States, and a few other countries.
Rosie and I met through a few social media sites, and when she told me a little about her new book, I had to go take a peek on Amazon & Goodreads myself to investigate! What first took my breath away was her beautiful book cover! And the book blurb is fantastic too. And yes, I added her book to my Goodreads “Want To Read book” shelve. Here is a little about her new novel that will be part of a wonderful series …
About Her Book:
In early 1900 on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, women were confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and traditions prevailed with reverence. But, 16-year-old Anna, being passionate, nature-loving and rebellious, wanted more out of life. She had different desires and bigger dreams…
The book tells the emotional and dramatic story of Anna’s younger years. Forbidden love brought joy and meaning to her life, but it was quickly followed by a dreadful smallpox epidemic that brought tragedy to Mahe’s Victoria hospital where Anna worked. Would she survived the ordeal ? Louis agonised and prayed… fate did lend a hand, and after months of separations they were finally reunited. Surely all will now be fine for them ?
Meanwhile in the background, the threatening atmosphere of a dark and closely guarded secret – witchcraft practices – has the islanders of this close-knit Catholic community shivering in fear, but it is the arson, murder and rape rearing its ugly heads that were more frightening.
Suddenly, in a dramatic twist of fate, Anna’s life was turned perilously upside down… Will she be able to overcome that new drama and survived the First World War at the same time? …
A Little Novel Points Of Interest:
Seychelles Islands – July 1912
Anna Savy made a brutal and painful discovery on her 16th birthday.
From the abundance of nature of her exotic island she found comfort and help, and something else…
As the island way of life plays out, Anna uses her wit and the advice of her only friend to achieve an impossible dream.
Her fate and predicament are laid bare as she faces the confinement of her situation, and the close-knit Catholic community she must abide to.
Commerce and business rivalry are the focus of two important families : the du Barre’s and the Benezet’s, and deadly consequences follow.
The beauty of Christmas in this small picturesque seaside village shows the faith and culture of the islanders at its best.
The role of women from all backgrounds and status are laid bare, as all positive and negative effects of their Catholic faith molds them.
The rites of a traditional Wedding Proposal and Engagement are played out, showing its importance and the pride and joy it brings.
A look at the island’s economy and the importance of the monthly Steam Ship visit from Europe.
By May 1913, the friendship and bond between Anna and Louis du Barre’ are growing beautifully. But, it was on 1st July that they shared a tender moment at their oasis, as he presented her with a gift he had created for her birthday …
*Now you will need to go purchase to , “Read The Rest of the Story”* …
About The Author, A. R. Tirant:
Rosie Tirant-Longhurst, aka A.R. Tirant, was born in the Seychelles in November 1958. The daughter of a policeman and, the eldest in a family of four brothers and four sisters. She grew up on the northern coast of Mahe island, in the tiny seaside village of Beau-Vallon. Her working life started in 1975 as a nurse at Mahe’s Victoria Hospital, and followed there after by a long career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to England in 1995, and lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up sons and a granddaughter.
Rosie wasn’t born with a pen in her hand, far from it. Life growing up was hard and strict. The home comforts we all now take for granted was but a dream for the young girl whose days was divided between household chores, cooking, cleaning and looking after her young siblings. Water for all the household use had to be carried from the stream, with one hand holding the pail on her head, whilst keeping the second pail in her other hand from spilling. Education only happened because it was the one way of getting some rest during the daytime, even if the chores still had to be done by the lights of the coconut oil lamp.
They were difficult times, times when she would lean against the pillar of the outdoor kitchen while waiting for dinner in those black pots to finally get ready, and stare at the tropical skies above, marvelling at the diamond beauty of the scattering of stars, and wishing for a different life …
“Echoes from the Oasis” is her debut novel which will be followed by other titles in the same series.
So, now that we know a wee bit more about Rosie Tirant, and more about her new novel, the only real thing to do now is go grab a copy of her book! And since it is going to be a series?
Read book one to be ready for the next chapter of this Fabulous Novel Series.
Now we also know that reviews can tell us so much about a good-read, and that it IS worth your time and money to buy and enjoy, so here are a few early ‘Amazon Reviews’ to let you know just that! And I can also share with my friends and readers here, that she has ALL 5 STAR Amazon Reviews already in just the couple of months of her release. That tells you many are enjoying book one of her New Novel …
A couple 5 star reviews:
The story line is woven around a young, white Seychellois defying all odds for a different future!
Very interesting read and looking forward to the sequel”!
Intriguing, captivating and well written By Miss Cunningham on 4 Aug 2014
“This book isn’t something I would ordinarily read (most of my collection falls within the fantasy/sci-fi genre) but occasionally I find a well written book outside of my normal sphere of reference which captures my interest; this was one such story. I was enchanted from start to finish.
The characters and their intricate back stories are complemented by vivid descriptions of the environment and culture which surrounds them – I am going to have to reread the book again soon (at a more leisurely pace) so I can better appreciate this aspect. In addition to the carefully crafted context, the narrative itself is cleverly paced and enticing.
I didn’t want to put the book down; I was reading whilst walking from the train station to the office (much to the annoyance of everyone around me)…… the only negative I can find is that I’m going to have to wait for the next one. Would definitely recommend”!*I want to say a big “Thank You” to my new friend and fellow Author, Rosie Tirant for letting me share her New Novel, and a bit more about her with all my friends and readers here today, and all those who come by in the future. I’m so excited to get to reading her new novel, that way I can come back SOON and blog my own review”!
You also connect with Author, A.R. Tirant on a few social media sites below. So go check out her new novel in paperback, or download on your Kindle or laptop today!
And as I always ask and close with? Please, go back and do your review of her book, as it helps all use authors grow as writers, and lets us know what our readers think about our craft of writing and authoring books … HAPPY READING!
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