Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Monday, 31 August 2020

Book of the MONTH - August

Book of the Month Award

August



Only time itself will erase our love…

On the edge of the Great Southern Ocean, an old jetty offers a haven for those seeking solace. A place by the sea to think. Plan. And dream.

As the daughter of the region’s wealthiest family, Martha Ryan has everything a girl could ask for. Money means nothing because her soul longs for adventure, love and a family of her own.

Thomas Blake is an artist weighed down by duty. Expected to follow his father into employment by the Ryan family as stationmaster, he yearns for the freedom to paint.

A chance meeting at the jetty one dawn changes both their lives. But will the expectations and prejudices of their families destroy their future?  

Fall in love with Thomas and Martha in Taming the Wind, prequel of The Stationmaster’s Cottage. Perfect as a standalone with its own happy ever after, or follow the lives and loves of the residents in River’s End across all six books.

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Pages: 53








Book Cover of the MONTH - August



Book Cover of the Month

August





HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.



The Summer of Taking Chances
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2020




All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in August will automatically be considered for Book Cover of the Month – September.






Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Bird in The Hand by Ros Rendle


Bird in the Hand

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



1970, the height of the sexual revolution and independence for young people. Set in Cornwall, Charmian is worried her future is mapped for her and repressive. She craves that freedom and excitement. That’s not quite what she gets.

Bird in the Hand is a story of making decisions for others which reaps heartache. Charmian has two birds and a third on the way. What's a girl to do? Consequences can be tough. We cannot mould our children to fit our own expectations. Sometimes it's better to be the familiar stranger. Charmian and her family have much with which to come to terms but it's ultimately uplifting.

Live, laugh, cry with, and love these characters. Lose yourself in a feelgood holiday read.


Bird in the Hand 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?




Amazon co uk



Monday, 24 August 2020

Takeover by Liz Martinson


Takeover

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



A beautiful CEO turns an ailing computer firm into a resounding success and is shocked when she’s sacked - by email. The new owner has reservations about the firm, where in the past he was frequently humiliated by his father.He's also angry with the CEO because for three years he’s had reports telling him she'd been his father's mistress. And yet, both feel an attraction.Are the reports true or are they all lies?Can they solve their problems and forge a future together?


Takeover 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?




Amazon co uk



Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The Coal Miner's Son by Patricia M Osborne


The Coal Miner's Son

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



After tragedy hits the small coal mining village of Wintermore, nine-year-old miner’s son, George, is sent to Granville Hall to live with his titled grandparents. Caught up in a web of treachery and deceit, George grows up believing his mother sold him. He’s determined to make her pay, but at what cost? Is he strong enough to rebel? Will George ever learn to forgive? Step back into the 60s and follow George as he struggles with bereavement, rejection and a kidnapping that changes his life forever. Resistance is George’s only hope.


The Coal Miner's Son 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?




Amazon co uk