Ginny Vere Nicoll has done it again. Following the success of her four full length novels, she has now turned her hand to, reputedly, the most difficult branch of fiction: short stories. The seven main stories in Feel Good Tales take us from magical hills near Rome, to a life-changing passport queue, a haunted attic, an island off the east coast of Africa which ought to be heavenly, a mother-in- law who isn’t and to the beautiful Scottish Isle of Skye. Then, why not have a weird dream and send your daughter to a strange school to learn something of her own history?
As if that isn’t enough the book ends with three magical tales for both adults and children, featuring Marmite; not the meaty spread which is adored or hated around the world in equal measure, but a brave, adventurous and utterly delightful wire-haired, little dachshund called, Marmite, loved by all. My dictionary defines ‘page turner’ as a book, story, etc., that is difficult to stop reading because it is so interesting. Feel Good Tales is just that. Feel Good Tales, published by Feel Good Books
To be launched on Friday 6th November at ‘One Tree Books’
Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3EL UK
from 6.30-830 pm.
All Ginny Vere Nicoll’s books are available to order from the distributors Bertrams, all good bookstores, online at amazon and under ‘Where to Buy‘ on this website.
Publication 2014. Launched at One Tree Books in Petersfield on Friday 20th June 2014
‘Loch Island has as much adventure, danger and romance as you could possibly wish for. Ginny has done it again!’
‘As with her previous books, Ginny’s graphic designer daughter Tamara Hickie has created the book jacket from another of Ginny’s own watercolour paintings’.
Loch Island Reviews
‘First touch was attraction enough for me to buy this beautifully produced paperback and I’m so glad I did. My eye was caught by the stunning illustration of the West coast of Scotland on the cover…’
‘The plot and the sub-plots combine high adventure and drama with romance and compassion stretching the reader’s emotions in every chapter.’
‘The book has the look and feel of something special and so it proved to be when I started reading …’
‘I was sad when I finished the novel as I had got to know the characters and didn’t want to say goodbye! But I can always read it again – I think I will.’
‘The intriguing plot, with unexpected twists and turns makes this book hard to put down… wonderful sense of place with well drawn characters.’
‘I love the fact that she continues to use characters from her other books, it’s like living their story each time.’
‘A pleasure to read.’
The Coldest Night of the Year
Publication 1st May 2012 Launched 25th May 2012
The Coldest Night of the Year Reviews
‘The author made me feel as if I was in the Alps’
‘I was completely engaged with every page only to be filled with sadness when the pages stopped turning’
‘The warmest story of the year’.
‘The author clearly knows Switzerland well, as I felt as if I was right there in the beautiful snowy scenes.’
‘I originally bought this book for my Mums Christmas present. She is Swiss and absolutely loved the setting. I borrowed it from her and was hooked’
‘I couldn’t put this book down … had to read her next book straight after…’
The Smile Reviews
‘The Smile is a really enjoyable ‘girlie’ holiday read. It has all the right ingredients;romance,love,excitement,plenty of action,and well researched descriptions of beautiful European locations. I read The Smile from cover to cover in about 4 days whilst on holiday on the French Riviera. I’m hoping that Ginny will finish her next book, ‘Under The Olives’, before my next summer holiday’
‘For me it brought back forgotten childhood memories.The author has a wonderful way with words and I am still smiling at her description of a stay in a Scottish hotel with its lumpy beds and restaurant with couples who don’t speak to each other throughout the meal – I think I must have stayed there.The story itself has twists and turns making it difficult to predict what happens next…but of course it does have a happy ending. I look forward to the authors’ next novel “Under the Olives’ .
‘This is quite a story and the author has done her research very thoroughly.It is a romance which is fast moving and takes one on a descriptive journey through Europe. It has a happy ending and the book is aptly named The Smile, I look forward to Ginny Vere Nicoll’s next novel with interest’.
‘From the start, we are transported to wonderful, varied locations which fill the senses with aromas, vistas, sounds and textures which are so alluring and compelling. ‘The Smile’ is an affirmation of all that is positive. It celebrates timeless, unchanging values which are so welcome in this ever-shifting and troubled world. Pack it with the Jo Malone and the Factor 50. This is the perfect holiday read. No stylish woman should be without a copy’.
Under the Olives
‘A beautiful story written with such love and care’.
‘The way the author describes the Greek landscape made me feel as if I was actually there’.
‘I really enjoyed Under the Olives and can’t recommend it enough’.
‘A true delight from start to finish’
‘I can honestly say that I was truly sad to have finished and immediately went out to order the author’s first book!’
‘I enjoyed this book. It has atmosphere. I started reading what I assumed was a romantic novel and it rapidly developed into a mystery thriller. This is a well written holiday read.’
‘A lovely story. Keeps you wanting to turn to the next page. Makes me want to go to the Greek Islands again.’
‘What a fantastic book. A beautifully written, romantic tale which was a joy to read.’
‘I am looking forward to reading more from Ginny Vere Nicoll. If you are heading off on your holiday. Take it with you.’