Today is World Book Day. For many years those words struck terror. It meant scrabbling around for hastily cobbled together costumes, for two particularly unenthusiastic school aged children, and thrusting them out of the door clutching a copy of a book. Which hopefully they had read… daughter… probably, son… not so likely.
But today I see World Book Day differently. The kids are long grown and gone from home. Now, having written and published a book myself I have a new appreciation for this day, and all that it means. Promoting books is a really good thing and not just for children! We need to buy books, read them, and appreciate them.
I was tempted to find a character costume and dress up for you today, but instead I have decided to celebrate some of the books that I have recently discovered and to recommend them to you. I now know that, as an author, any shout out you can get is gratefully received!
So if you are looking for a good book, here are my suggestions:
For children : The Treasure Man by Joy Vee
A beautiful, simply told tale that teaches powerful truth. This is a must read for children and parents, and anyone wanting to know more about how God feels about them, and what it means to hear His voice. http://www.joyvee.org
For teenagers and Young Adults: Walled City by Maressa Mortimer
A young man embarks on a perilous mission into a closed dystopian society, in order to bring them a message of hope. Fans of fantasy will love this, and it has a great missional message. http://www.vicarioushome.com
For an easy read:
Miss, What does Incomprehensible Mean by Fran Hill
The Diary of Isabella M Smugge by Ruth Leigh
Both these books are laugh aloud funny but also deal with real – life issues and emotions. Fran draws on her own experience to write a diary style year- in- the- life of a menopausal English teacher. http://www.franhill.co.uk
Ruth introduces us to the world of the modern, perfectly portrayed social media influencer, whose real life is nothing but. Both books I read in 48 hours and were hard to put down. http://www.ruthleighwrites.co.uk
For lovers of crime thrillers: Killers Countdown by Wendy H Jones
Introduces us to DI Shona Mackenzie and her murder squad team, solving bizarre and unusual murders set against the backdrop of the City of Dundee. Great characters and good story lines, this is the first in a series of six books, and I’m currently devouring the fourth. http://www.wendyhjones.com
And if you like historic fiction, especially a story with a strong redemptive message… there is always my little book!
You can order your own signed pre-publication copy of The Healing now at http://www.joymargetts.com now.
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The Healing will be officially published by Instant Apostle on 19th March 2021.
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