The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club by Faith Hogan @gerhogan @aria_fiction #MidnightSwimmingClub #bookreview

The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club written by Faith Hogan, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimited and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Three women. Three different stages of life. United by one thing: the chance to start again.

‘Uplifting, emotional and brimming with warmth and humour’ – Cathy Bramley

When Elizabeth’s husband dies, leaving her with crippling debt, the only person she can turn to is her friend, Jo. Soon Jo has called in her daughter, Lucy, to help save Elizabeth from bankruptcy. Leaving her old life behind, Lucy is determined to make the most of her fresh start.

As life slowly begins to return to normal, these three women, thrown together by circumstance, become fast friends. But then Jo’s world is turned upside down when she receives some shocking news.

In search of solace, Jo and Elizabeth find themselves enjoying midnight dips in the freezing Irish Sea. Here they can laugh, cry and wash away all their fears. As well as conjure a fundraising plan for the local hospice that will bring the whole community together…

From bestselling Irish writer Faith Hogan, The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club is an emotional story about finding new friends and living life to the fullest, that will appeal to fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Heidi Swain and Liz Fenwick.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Faith Hogan’s latest novel: The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club.

As always with Faith Hogan’s work this story is set in the most beautiful landscape of West Ireland. The author has described the village and coastline so well I could see, hear and smell the vision that nature had created.

This story was so very poignant for me as I too have faced a hurdle that one of the main characters faces. Previously I have found storylines like this hard to read but Faith Hogan didn’t choose this as the main focus and she dealt with it with sensitivity and dignity.

The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club is a story about friendship, learning to adapt and overcome life’s hurdles, starting anew and recognising what makes you happy.

We have a widow who learns her late husband wasn’t who she thought he was, a young Dr recently divorced in need of change from the mayhem of a city hospital, her son who is struggling with the changes in his home life, a writer from London desperate to learn of his heritage and a mother/grandmother who loves her coastline and wants the best for her family and friends.

As Faith Hogan sets the scenes so beautifully with her words I was soon invested with all five of our characters and was keen to learn what happens next for them. I’d love a sequel to this story as I feel there’s so much more to give. Maybe also I loved the characters and setting too much and I just don’t want to let them go yet …

A totally absorbing story that is high on emotion but equally filled with Irish charm and warmth. Along the journey of life these ladies find solace with each other but also with nature and the freedom of the midnight swimming club that gives them breathing space to express their thoughts, let their inhibitions go and breathe in the beauty all around them.

About the Author

Faith Hogan is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of five contemporary fiction novels. Her books have featured as Book Club Favorites, Net Galley Hot Reads and Summer Must Reads. She writes grown up women’s fiction which is unashamedly uplifting, feel good and inspiring.

She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!

Follow Faith:

Facebook: @faithhoganauthor

Twitter: @gerhogan

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The Place We Call Home by Faith Hogan @GerHogan @Aria_Fiction @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview

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The Place We Call Home written by Faith Hogan, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook, kindelunlimited and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Welcome to Ballycove, the home of Corrigan Mills…

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Irish countryside the famed mills have created the finest wool in all of Ireland. Run by the seemingly perfect Corrigan family, but every family has its secrets, and how the mills came to be the Corrigan’s is one of them…

Miranda and her husband were never meant to own the mills, until one fateful day catapults them into a life they never thought they’d lead.

Ada has forever lived her life in her sister’s shadow. Wanting only to please her mother and take her place as the new leader of the mill, Ada might just have to take a look at what her heart really wants.

Callie has a flourishing international career as a top designer and a man who loves her dearly, she appears to have it all. When a secret is revealed and she’s unceremoniously turfed out of the design world, Callie might just get what’s she’s been yearning for. The chance to go home.

Simon has always wanted more. More money, more fame, more notoriety. The problem child. Simon has made more enemies than friends over the years, and when one of his latest schemes falls foul he’ll have to return to the people who always believe in him.

Ballycove isn’t just a town in the Irish countryside. It isn’t just the base of the famous mills. It’s a place to call home.

Best-selling author, Faith Hogan returns with a family tale of love, loss, secrets and finding yourself.

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Faith Hogan’s latest contemporary romance: The Place We Call Home.

The Place We Call Home is a wonderful story of family and life with it’s high and lows.  It’s also a story of strength through adversity.  A story of bringing a whole community together with the goal of keeping the mills alive journeying through generation to generation.  It’s also a very poignant story of a love that never reached it’s peak but it kept it’s beat from the first step and of a love that took you by surprise and made you feel whole again.

I really enjoyed this Irish saga with a timeslip element from Faith Hogan.  A story set within a small village off the Irish coast that hold it’s residents and their strengths as the key to the memories that people love of Ballycove.

Life for young Miranda had been full of unease but when she met the grandson of the gentry from the local manor house Miranda found a kinship within Richard and a friendship that would last a lifetime was made.  But as fate dealt many blows Miranda’s way she was to learn that although life didn’t always go the way you hoped once you open your eyes and heart you see wonders all around you.

We travel along the journey of life with Miranda treading carefully through the murky waters and jumping through the joyous times.  A story that kept many secrets and hid tragedies and discomfort bringing new destinations and turning points to many.  Poignant and with a wonderful sense of community spirit and the joy of family, life, love, the past, the present and the thrill of what’s to come.

About the Author

Author Faith HoganFaith Hogan is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of five contemporary fiction novels. Her books have featured as Book Club Favourites, Net Galley Hot Reads and Summer Must Reads. She writes grown up women’s fiction which is unashamedly uplifting, feel good and inspiring.

Faith’s latest book, The Place We Call Home is published in January 2020.

She writes crime fiction as Geraldine Hogan – Her Sisters Bones is available now!

Faith gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway.

She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!

You can find out more about Faith on her website http://www.faithhogan.com
http://www.Facebook/FaithHogan.com
Twitter:  @GerHogan
https://www.instagram.com/faithhoganauthor/

My Husband’s Wives by Faith Hogan blogtour and book review

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My Husband’s Wives written by Faith Hogan, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format and is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Husbands-Wives-heart-warming-friendship-ebook/dp/B01CGID53M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467298506&sr=8-1&keywords=my+husbands+wives

Product Details (as per amazon page)

One man, three wives, too many secrets. A heart-warming story of love, loss, family and friendship. A compelling debut that fans of Freya North will love.

Paul Starr, Ireland’s leading cardiologist dies in a car crash with a pregnant young women by his side.

United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all.

The love they shared for Paul in his life and which incensed a feeling of mistrust and dislike for each other, in his death turns into the very thing that bonds them and their children to each other, forever.

As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul’s death proves to be the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.

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I’d like to thank the author, Faith Hogan, for an arc in return for an honest review.  I am so pleased to join the blogtour promoting this gorgeous story about love, loss and friendships.  This is Faith’s debut novel and after reading My Husband’s Wives I have high hopes for her literary career.

The story begins with Grace, a young, beautiful woman full of creative flair at an exhibition of her artwork.  Her work is generating a lot of interest but one visitor at the exhibition stands out to Grace and catches her eye.  Paul Starr was confident, charismatic, good looking and one of the top surgeons in Ireland, he was also believed to be married.  An instant mutual attraction was felt between Grace and Paul and it wasn’t long before this attraction grew and a relationship was born.

Paul had mentioned to Grace that he was married but his marriage was not a conventional one and he assured Grace that Evie, his first wife, was happy with his new friendship with Grace.  Their relationship took a serious turn when Grace fell pregnant and Paul and Grace soon became a committed couple, or so Grace thought.  When Grace started pointing out to Paul that she’d like to go back to work Paul’s character, I felt, took a darker note.  He wasn’t impressed and wanted Grace to stay at home with their daughter.  The relationship came to a crashing stop when Paul admitted he’d found someone else, someone a lot younger than himself and that she, Annalise, was pregnant.  Grace was devastated and wished that she was the one that Paul now wanted.  I’d like to share a quote that I particularly enjoyed from around the first part of the story:

‘I really don’t want to hear this.’  The words fell as dried autumn leaves from her mouth.

Several years later Grace received an unexpected visitor to her house, she knew instantly that something was wrong when the visitor announced she was Evie Considine, Paul’s first wife.  Evie came to inform Grace that Paul had died in a car accident.  Even more shocking than Paul’s death, Evie revealed that she was still married to Paul.

What follows is a story told by all three of Paul’s wives.  We learn of how they met him and how their lives were turned around by this charismatic man that was very clever in the way he manipulated his ladies.  A further young woman is introduced to the three wives and their history and future is thrown off balance even more by this new acquaintance of Pauls.  Faith Hogan’s writing style was very easy and enjoyable to read, the characters were recognisable and likeable.  Faith dealt very sensitively to loss, betrayal, guilt, love and desire.  I did feel a sort of darkness hidden within the pages and was intrigued to where the story would go next.  A brilliant debut novel 5/5*

To find out more about Faith Hogan and her writing please visit the following links:

http://faithhogan.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Faith-Hogan-1063828353674397/?fref=ts

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