Three Authors, nine books

Don’t you find it exciting to discover a new author? By that I mean an author who is new  to you. Better still if that author has written lots of books!  In the past months there are    three whom I have happened upon. They’ve each written several books and I thought I’d share my favourites with you. These are not literary masterpieces, nor pretentious and wordy – just enjoyable stories, well told with an easy style.

I don’t want to give anything away but if you have a Kindle, try downloading a free sample. Otherwise, try the ‘blurb’ on Amazon. I usually find that I know from that whether or not a book will suit me.

MGayleMike Gayle:  First read only couple of months ago,  he has quickly become my latest  favourite writer. I’ve not read his early books as the genre doesn’t appeal so these are some of his most recent all of which contain a ‘big’ catalyst for change. He  has a great talent for describing emotion and there is sadness at times,  but these are not depressing books. So far I have read three books and have others on the ‘to be read’ list.


  • The Man I think I know:  A story of an unlikely friendship and beautifully described written. One of the most uplifting books I’ve ever read.
  • Half a World Away: A story of lost (and found) family with a twist.
  • The Hope Family Calendar: A single father’s road to happiness.


T Rees


Tracey Rees:  Highly improbable rags-to-riches stories but she tells a cracking tale.  Fellow author Lucinda Riley describes her as “the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction”.    The first book I read was one of the ‘Richard & Judy’ recommendations and I find that most of those are okay.


  • Amy Snow: An abandoned baby is taken in by an heiress
  • The House at Silverdale:  (I finished this one in bed this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it). Centres on two young people from Yorkshire pit villages who crave a better life
  • Florence Grace: An orphan discovers that she’s related to a wealthy family


K Fisher


Kerry Fisher: Stories of women who are hiding something which, of course, comes out (if it didn’t there wouldn’t be a story)! More depth than ‘chick-lit’.



  • The Mother I Could Have Been: A woman who walks out on her child but why?
  • The Woman I was Before: Kate changes the names of herself and her daughter to make a new life but it begins to unravel
  • After the lie: A teenager makes a decision which ruins her family’s life. Years later it is about to be exposed.




  1. Thank you, Eloise, for the book recommendations. Mike Gayle has been on my radar for some time and Amazon keep telling me I should read one of his books! I’m reading quite an unusual book called ‘The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris. The main character (a teenage boy) has a condition called synaesthesia and is ‘face blind’. If you enjoyed ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night’, you’ll probably enjoy this novel. It’s a very unusual thriller and I can’t wait to find out who committed the crime!


    • I love to browse the authors’ pages on Amazon and look at the ‘similar’ ones recommended. Sometimes I hit on a great one, but others are a poor comparison.


  2. You’ve been busy reading! I still have several unread books on my shelves, so, I’ve been reading those. They are non-fiction for the most part. 🙂

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