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The Girl in the Shadows  Part 2 – There’s no Place like Home

 

Chapter 1

I’d been feeling unwell for some time before my mother asked my employer if she would go with me to see a doctor. I’d always been treated like a child and I was aware that after being born with a lack of oxygen, my brain did not work quite the same way and my outlook on life was often very different from what other people expected of me. I tended to take a more simple but questioning view of life. This had often led me into trouble before but I was completely unprepared for this….

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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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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.

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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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Just Published – Facebook Business Page Guide!!!

No matter what type of business you have – product or service related – marketing is the key ingredient to success. Facebook is often used for this purpose but if not used correctly the results can be disappointing or even damaging.

Use this guide to help you make the right choices;

  • What type of post should I post?
  • What should I post?
  • How do I get people to engage with my page?
  • How do I know if it’s working?

These are just some of the questions answered by this simple guide. In just seven days you could go from wasting time on Facebook to using the time to build your business and brand awareness.

Available now in the Kindle Store.

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Character Surprises!

I am now just over half way through the second part of my Period Drama Novel. I can not believe how this novel seems to be writing itself. The words still flow but even though I know where she will end up, I have no idea how my main character will arrive at her destination!

She takes turns and tangents everywhere! I sit down to write a preplanned idea and she decides that it is not the way to go and immediately goes off in a different direction.

She has just taken up a new career. When I first came up with her character, there was no suggestion that she would ever work, much less have her own career!

This girl really has a life of her own. I can see her clearly in my mind and know a lot about her but every day I look forward to her revealing more of her personality!

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My Fingers may Drop off!

Decided to write a small bit more of my novel today. Got a bit carried away and over 1200 words later I thought I would take a break as I write longhand. My fingers were cramping but my brain was still racing.

I fired up the laptop intending to play a few facebook games or catch up with peeps on twitter.

I couldn’t resist it could I?

I’ll just type up a few pages of the novel and edit as I go. 1500 words later my wrists as well as my fingers are cramping.

Time to take a break.

Open wordpress.

Start typing new post…..

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Busy Busy Busy!!!

First book; 10,000 words typed and edited (first edit!), 3,000 words of next book in series written, reading 2 books for review, and 1 waiting to be read and reviewed… It’s been a busy weekend so far and it looks like it’s going to stay that way.

Will post reviews as soon as I can, loving both books so far! If you want to know what they are check out my Goodreads profile

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