Monday, November 9, 2015

a book in review & giveaway!

Angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the forbidding ruins of Trial Bay gaol. 
Stella hides out in the town and is disturbed by her growing confusion about her identity. Her mysterious flashbacks to the gaol one hundred years before are even more frightening. 

What is reality? What is fantasy? And is the guy next door the one to help her solve the mystery? 

Or will a stranger unlock the key to her past?

November 2 – Mallory Heart Reviews

November 3 – The Write Teachers

November 4 – Chick Lit Plus

November 6 – Granny Loves to Read

November 9 – Polished & Bubbly

        November 9  - Terry’s Book Nook

Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Pj has a way that she makes her characters pop off the page, they come to life from the first page. The theme of the book seems to be secrets and it shouldn't be on that people will love this page turner! The book bounces from present day to history and it happens seamlessly. This book appeals to a wide age range which is another reason it's so great. I recommend this 4 star book to anyone who is looking for a roller coaster ride that's beautifully written, xo!


Author Bio

What happened when PJ found her old journal, and in it was jotted the bones of a story?

What happened when that story had been rattling around in her head for fourteen years?

What happened when she admitted she’d always wanted to write, and now newly retired had time to pursue this dream?

She started, of course!

In the journal the story outline was set at Trial Bay gaol near South West Rocks, a beautiful place where PJ’s family had holidayed for years. She was inspired by the history of the  Germans interned at the forbidding gaol during the First World War.

PJ grew up in Sydney’s Northern beaches, married Ivor, and they have raised two wonderful daughters, Zoe and Hannah, on the Central Coast. She had a long career as an  English, History and Drama teacher, and is passionate about youth literacy and encouraging young people to read. This book is pitched as Young Adult genre, one of the world’s fastest growing genres, and is part of a series. A prequel and sequel will follow.


She has a diverse range of interests, including reading, bushwalking, a cappella harmony singing, film, theatre, swimming as well as volunteer work for a disaster relief charity called ShelterBox.

Links 

Twitter: @PJ Byer
Pinterest@PJ Byer 


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