Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Friday, 23 August 2019

The Road To Ladysmith by Nigel Seed


The Road To Ladysmith

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

Only just recovered from his wounds Captain McGuire must now sail south to the confusion and error of the Boer War.After his return from the war in the Sudan, McGuire had expected to spend time recovering with his family. It was not to be, and his regiment is called urgently to South Africa to counter the threat from the Boers. Disparaged as mere farmers the Boers were to administer a savage lesson to the British Army.
Genre:  War & Military Action Fiction
Approx pages:  449


The Road To Ladysmith was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
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Friday, 16 August 2019

New York Orphan by Rosemary J Kind


New York Orphan

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.


From fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, to losing his parents on the ship to New York, seven-year-old Daniel Flynn knows about adversity. As Daniel sings the songs of home to earn pennies for food, pick-pocket Thomas Reilly becomes his ally and friend, until he too is cast out onto the street.

A destitute refugee in a foreign land, Daniel, together with Thomas and his sister Molly, are swept up by the Orphan Train Movement to find better lives with families across America. For Daniel will the dream prove elusive?

How strong are bonds of loyalty when everything is at stake?

Based on real history, the strength of the characters in New York Orphan will move you with their desperate plight to survive. A gripping story of love, loss, betrayal and bonds of kinship.

Genre:  Historical Literary Fiction
Approx pages:  302


New York Orphan was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

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 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Undivulged Crimes by Michael Reidy


Undivulged Crimes

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


What do you really know about the person sitting next to you? What do you suppose his secrets are?Is he the victim of an historical curse? Does he have a liking for cruel amusements that ruin people's lives? Or, perhaps a youthful murder?The stories in Undivulged Crimes span the twentieth century. Set in the United States and Europe, they track human pettiness, veniality, vanity, and fear.Some even display some black humour. It does happen.A few familiar characters even make an appearance.

Genre: Short Stories
Approx pages: 276

 Undivulged Crimes was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Martha by Phillipa Nefri Clark


Martha

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


1972. It is four years since Martha Ryan's world crashed around her. Fleeing to England to
study teaching, she left everything behind. Her beloved seaside town of River's End, her
big sister, Dorothy, and the one man she loves beyond reason.

She finds a new home in Ireland. There, she buys a cottage, embarking on a career as a teacher in the small town, and travelling during every long school holiday. She finds friendships, relationships, and adventures.

But dreams haunt her. Deep down, she longs for her home town in Australia, and to see
Dorothy one last time. Will a life well lived be enough, or is an unexpected letter the turning point to risk everything she's come to love?

Martha is a short prequel to The Stationmaster's Cottage. Read first, or alongside any of the books in the series.

Genre: British & Irish Short Story
Approx pages:  59

 Marha was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

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 Was the book well written?
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Was the ending satisfying?
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Monday, 12 August 2019

Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone


Bella Toscana

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.


An explosive yearning that can’t be denied.
Disturbing visions from an ancient past.
A mysterious stranger that somehow feels familiar.


On the night of her fiftieth birthday, the comfortable ride of Toscana’s life takes an alarming plunge. Haunted by seductive visions, she tries to push aside the desire and focus on the husband who adores her. Then she falls for Flynn, a younger man with an eye for adventure and a heart full of romance, who leaves her doubting everything she’s believed about love and passion.

In Atlanta, Rome, and the lush scenery of Tuscany, Toscana searches for answers to the mysteries of her life while she faces her biggest question. If she listens to her feelings will she lose everything she holds dear, or does her heart hold the key to love and joy?

Genre:  Women's Historical Fiction
Approx pages:  374


Bella Toscana was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?