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Another Great Review!

From a lady in Dublin, Ireland

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I read the book very quickly, within a day or two. It was one that I couldn’t put down, I kept having to read and find out what was happening next.

Grace’s innocence, enthusiasm and funny inquisitive nature brings you to have quite a few giggles.

It reminds the reader of what life was like back in the day, so simple and yet they were happy.

Definitely a read I would recommend to everyone. Genuinely one of the best books I have read in a very long time.

Ruth Deery, Ireland

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5 Star Review!

From a lady in Portugal. Thank you Carolina!

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I read this book just in one day and I must say it was an experience like I hadn’t had for a while. This is not a big book but it is full of emotions and meaning that you won’t want to leave alone for too long.

Grace’s mind is as colourful and innocent as any child should be and she will be faced with many opportunities to show you so. She’s in fact the epitome of ingenuity and you are left with no other option but to fall in love with her. Be warned, she may make you burst into laughter even in crowded public places.

You will soon begin to realize the reason behind these behaviours (and it’s shadows) and hopefully you’ll keep feeling the same towards her and all the other little Graces around the world. You’ll learn that you can keep your pity to yourself and simply admire how truly happy one can be, even with the simplest and yet meaningful life. ” — Carolina Valdoleiros

by Kim O’Shea (Goodreads Author)

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Win a Free copy – The Girl in the Shadows – Enter today!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Girl in the Shadows by Kim O'Shea

The Girl in the Shadows

by Kim O’Shea

Giveaway ends May 26, 2015.

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Coming of Age

The Girl in the Shadows Part 2 will soon be available!

Life throws a lot of tough times Grace’s way. Will she sink or swim? Will she be able to cope with the hard decisions she faces?

If you do not know the story so far, check out this free preview.

Part 2 will answer some important questions:

Will the Priest help Grace? Or will he throw her to the wolves?

Will Granny Maura be able to save her?

Will Grace be allowed to continue along this path?

Who is Liam? Or Jackie? Or Maura?

Will they play an important part in Grace’s life? Or are they just ships that pass in the night?

Why is the new school master so angry? And how can Granny Maura sort out the problem?

 

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Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn

(Faraway Hills are Green)

 

 

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Sharing the Love!

After a very satisfactory launch The Girl in the Shadows has received some great reviews:

“Kim O’Shea’s ‘The Girl in the Shadows: A Pint of the Black Stuff’ sees the author breakthrough into the world of fiction with remarkable style and finesse as if she had belonged there all along.”

“Kim O’Shea beautifully captures the trials and tribulations involved in growing up with scenes packed full of humour in even the most serious of moments that will have you roaring with laughter, seamlessly followed by sweet moments that will draw a smile to your face or a tear to your eye.”

“Hi Kim , just finished reading your wonderful book. A lovely light hearted read. Can’t wait for part 2.”

“Hi Kim, I’m almost finished the book, I’ll be finished tomorrow first thing, it’s brilliant, really enjoying it.”

The Girl in the Shadows: A Pint of the Black Stuff

Buy it now, curl up by the fire and lose yourself in Grace’s special world.

The Girl in the Shadows: A Pint of the Black Stuff

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The Girl in the Shadows – Review

Just got a five star review for my latest book! 

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Format:Kindle Edition

Before I begin my review, I am going to assume you’re reading this because either A: You’re asking yourself “Is this the book for me?”. Whilst I do not know you or your interests, I can say this; The answer to that question is most definitely yes. Or B: You are the author and are curious about the feedback to your book, in which case allow to me ease your fears by telling you now that your book is indeed superb.

Now that I have that out of the way, let’s proceed shall we? Kim O’Shea’s ‘The Girl in the Shadows: A Pint of the Black Stuff’ sees the author breakthrough into the world of fiction with remarkable style and finesse as if she had belonged there all along. Read on and follow the journey of the main character Grace, a child of 4 years at the bottom of a large rural family whilst she grows through her youthful years, as she runs headlong into every crevice and chasm that life has to offer in search of answers. Ever inquisitive and rarely knowing when to draw the line, brazenly discover all there is to know and learn growing up through Grace’s viewpoint, from just what exactly goes on in the ditches to where you can order your next baby from and everything in between. And with a twist, later revelations in the book will have you flipping back the pages with a whole new perspective on everything preceding it.

Kim O’Shea beautifully captures the trials and tribulations involved in growing up with scenes packed full of humour in even the most serious of moments that will have you roaring with laughter, seamlessly followed by sweet moments that will draw a smile to your face or a tear to your eye. Filled to the brim with carefully crafted details, this book may be fictional but will have you believing every word and feeling everything the characters feel. The Girl in the Shadows will not leave your hands from the first page right down to the final word and you’ll be left eagerly anticipating the rest of the story to follow. This coming-of-age book is a must read for anyone, and I definitely recommend it.

A word of warning: If you opt to eat or drink whilst you read this book, be weary that you may end up spitting out your food/drink in knowing chuckles or outright laughter at the scenes depicted within. You have been warned.

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Available for Pre-Order!!!!

It’s official! The Girl in the Shadows (Kindle edition) is now available to pre-order!

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The Girl in the Shadows struggles to overcome the harsh reality of growing up in rural Ireland in the 1940s and 50s. Share her laughter and tears as she learns to grow in every sense of the word.

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Also available on paperback

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