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Meet hte Author: TK Orbelyan

  I am happy to be welcoming author, TK Orbelyan to Books, Life and Everything today. His latest psychological thriller, Fangs of Deception was published by i2i Publishing on February 1st 2023.   Welcome to Books, Life and Everything !    Would you like to start by telling us a little about yourself and how you started as a writer? I have been an avid researcher for years, ever since I began realising that the world we live in is based on an intricate web of lies. In recent years I have worked as an editor and investigative journalist, but the transition to becoming a writer – especially of novels – arose when I realised that the truth about what is really going on in the world could be more easily conveyed through interesting easy-to-read novels rather than fact-heavy journalistic articles. In addition, the platforms that tend to publish factual articles of this kind typically have readerships who are already fairly aware of the true nature of reality, whe

The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy #Review

Freya Kennedy's The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn was published on 5th May by Boldwood Books.
A gorgeous new romantic comedy about taking chances and realising your dreams.

Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening 'Once Upon A Book' on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

My Thoughts

 For a lovely heart-warming and uplifting read, look no further. This romantic comedy has all the ingredients. Not only are the main characters thoroughly likeable and relatable, there is also a great cast of secondary ones who could all carry their own story. Family and friendship are put under the microscope and the central theme of Ivy Lane, of looking out for its inhabitants, gives the whole story an inclusive and friendly feel.

    Libby's desire to open her bookshop is a great testament to her late grandfather but she shows some strong attributes of loyalty, determination and creativity. She has to find the courage to follow through with her ideas but also has to work out how to leave room in her life for other things. I can see that there is potential in this community for subsequent books and I hope to visit Ivy Lane again to see how Once Upon a Book is getting on.

In short: Escape into the ultimate book shop.

Look out for #LibbyQuinnBingo on social media!

About the Author

Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.

She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.

She believes in happy ever afters.

Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.

You can follow Freya here:  Website  |  Twitter/ClaireAllan
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Book link:   Amazon UK

Thanks to Freya Kennedy, Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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