The Velvet Ribbon written by Nadine Dorries, publisher Head of Zeus is OUT NOW in ebook and hardcover. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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The heart-breaking final novel in the Tarabeg trilogy, from million-copy bestseller Nadine Dorries.
Mary Kate Malone has come to Liverpool from Ireland to seek her fortune, but from the very beginning things have gone wrong. Now she is living secretly with her great love, Dr Nicholas Marcus, while his wife Lavinia, mother of his two sons, plots her revenge on the girl who she believes has destroyed her marriage.
When disaster strikes, Mary Kate’s first instinct is to flee to her family in Ireland. But back in Tarabeg, a charismatic American stranger has set the village by the ears and it isn’t the place Mary Kate remembers any more. To add to her problems, Dr Gaskell and Matron from St Angelus Hospital have come to Tarabeg to recruit nurses – and Mary Kate’s Liverpool life is about to come back to haunt her with a vengeance.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of the final instalment in the Tarabeg trilogy written by Nadine Dorries. This is my first introduction to the work of Nadine Dorries so I completely read this book with fresh open eyes and I have to say I loved it!
Nadine Dorries words drew me into a saga that swept across the sea from Liverpool to a small village in Ireland. Mary Kate left Tarabeg two years ago for pastures new in Liverpool and fell in love with the city and a young Doctor. However, her new life in Liverpool would be frowned upon in Ireland so Mary Kate kept her love life a secret from her family. When tragedy strikes Mary Kate feels compelled to return to her home and family in Tarabeg but when she arrives back it doesn’t feel the same and her heart belongs elsewhere.
With the news of Mary Kate’s return the villagers are excited with her arrival but danger lies ahead bringing the community together with a strength like no other.
I felt a real sense of authenticity with Nadine Dorries words and dialect and found myself reading along with the relevant accent. I enjoyed reading about the vivid difference of the industrial boon of the city of Liverpool to the village lifestyle of Tarabeg. This is a historical saga that has it all; drama, mystery, charm, community spirit, family feuds, new beginnings, romance with the added bonus of Irish mythology and legends and a belief of spirits and herbology. I’m just sad that I’ve come across a lovely saga at the end of it’s trilogy but I know now that I’ve found a new saga author to add to my favourites list.
About the Author
Nadine Dorries was born and raised on a council estate in Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s; the dawn of the Mersey beat. Her family were part of a close-knit Irish Catholic community, most of whom came to work on the docks of Merseyside from rural Ireland.
Nadine trained as a nurse, working in hospitals in Warrington and Liverpool. After qualifying she moved to Zambia for a year and ran a school for local children. On her return to the UK, she founded, ran, and sold her own business, Company Kids Ltd, which provided childcare services for working parents.
Determined to give something back, Nadine entered politics. In the 2005 general elections she was elected as the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, a position she continues to hold. One of the most well-known politicians in Britain, she is renowned for her determination to push her chosen causes to the top of the political agenda. In 2012 she was a star of ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’.
A successful businesswoman and passionate Member of Parliament, in 2013 Nadine achieved another lifelong ambition and wrote her debut novel, The Four Streets. She has since become a No. 1 bestselling author with sales in excess of a million copies.
Nadine was made Under-Secretary of State for Health in 2019.
Twitter & Instagram: @NadineDorries