An Introduction to Authors I like

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An Introduction to Authors I like

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I have decided today to give you an introduction to some of the Authors I like and their books I have read through the years which I thoroughly enjoyed.

The first Author I want to introduce you to is:

Dorothy Koomson

The first book of Dorothy’s that I read was called “My Best Friend’s Girl“. This is about a girl who is asked by her best friend, (who had slept with her finance and got pregnant) to look after her daughter as she was dying and had no one else.  I really enjoyed this book and had tears streaming a few times while reading.

As I enjoyed this book so much, it encouraged me to look out for her other books which I have also enjoyed everyone. I still have two of her newer ones to read.

Some more of her books are Ice Cream Girls; Marshmallows for Breakfast; The Chocolate Run and Goodnight Beautiful along with others she has published.

Ice Cream Girls was adapted for TV and as much as it was good to watch, the book is so much better.

Jandy Nelson

Here is an author I have recently come across but who has only published two books at the moment.

I read the second book first which was named “I’ll give you the Sun”. This is a great book about twins named Jude and Noah who are barely speaking to each other after facing a family tragedy.

The book is the story of how they coped with life along with their father, who had really got lost in the grief so much that they couldn’t reach out to him and therefore they had to go through it all themselves. I don’t want to give too much of the story away as I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something different to read. It was such an easy book to read.

When I first wrote this post I was reading Jandy’s  first book which is called “The Sky is Everywhere”.  This was another great book to read and one that you just want to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next.

This book is the story of a girl named Lennie who has lost her sister, as she has died suddenly, The sister’s boyfriend is seeking comfort for his grief with Lennie, but she has fallen in love with a guy who has joined her school orchestra who also wants to be with her.

Jenny Colgan

Is another Author whose books I have read and enjoyed.

My first book by Jenny was called “Meet Me At the Cupcake Cafe“. This is another author who writes her books in such a way that they are so easy to read. They make you want to keep reading them so you can find out what happens next. She has a lot of stories that are spread over more than one book and therefore you can follow what is happening  with the story after reading the first book.

The book I read recently was named “Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery, This is about a girl named Polly who is working in the local bakery and this is a job which she really enjoys until the owner of the bakery dies and her daughter and grandson inherit the shop. The grandson is a real demon and Polly leaves. She then sets up her own bakery van selling bread and cakes to locals and also to the tourists after getting permission to park in the car park at the beach. Because her business is going so well,  the bakers grandson tries everything he can to put her out of business but is never successful so he finally gives up.

I would tell you more but, but as this is one I would highly recommend I won’t ruin it for you.

Here are some more of Jenny Colgan’s books for you to enjoy: The Little Beach Street Bakery; Christmas At The Cupcake Cafe; The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and Christmas at Rosie Hopkins Sweet Shop.

The Little Beach Street Bakery, is the book before the one I have just written about.

Claire MacIntosh

Is the author of a book called “I Let You Go“. I found out about this book from watching a lunchtime program named Loose Women, they had been reading it as part of a book club and it sounded like the kind of book I would like. It took me a while to find this book and I have to say it was an amazing one. Definitely, one I couldn’t put down from start to finish.

This covers the story of a woman who is bringing her child home from school and as they get nearer to the house she lets go of the child’s hand and the child runs across the road but is hit by a driver who doesn’t stop. The child dies and the rest is the story of what happens to the mum.

I am definitely NOT revealing any more about this book as it is full of twists and turns and keeps you hooked from start to finish.

Here is a line from the book:

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she?

Trisha Ashley

I love reading Trisha’s books, especially the ones she writes at Christmas time, as she really gets me in the Christmas spirit. The “Twelve Days of Christmas” and “Wish Upon A Star” are two of the ones I love.

Another book from Trisha that I read is “Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues“. This is about a girl named Tansy who inherits an old run-down shoe shop from an old aunt which she then turns into a shop named Cinderella’s Slippers which sells vintage wedding shoes as well as lots of other wedding items such as shoe themed wedding favours.

This is a book that I really enjoyed reading and would certainly recommend to anyone who likes romantic novels.

Alexandra Potter

Alexandra is another author I like and she also writes easy to read books. I haven’t read all her books yet but have read a good few. My favourite I would have to say, is “Be careful What You Wish For”.

I have also read “Me and Mr. Darcy”, which is about a girl who thinks there is nothing better than curling up with a book like Pride and Prejudice,  as she has had enough of modern men. Therefore, instead of going to Mexico with her friend she books a guided tour visit to Jane Austen country, where she comes face to face with Mr. Darcy in one of the rooms.  It was a funny and lighthearted book to read and made me laugh out loud a few times.

A few of her other books are: Who’s That Girl; Do You Come Here Often; Don’t You Forget About Me and You’re The One That I Don’t Want.


I could go on and on with this, as there are loads more books by Authors that I have read and really enjoyed as well as my favourite Author Danielle Steel.

I am hoping that this post will help to encourage more people to start reading books as well as introducing readers to some new Authors and their books.

If you are interested in any of the above books, hopefully you will go and read them and if you do I would love you to come back and let me know if you enjoyed the book or not.

Please let me know if you have any comments or feedback on this article, by leaving them in the comment section below or you can contact me at where I will be happy to help you.





5 Responses

  1. Dushan says:

    Hi Cheryl, I grew up reading a lot of manga comics during my school days and remember carrying around a lot of paper books which got damaged with use. These Kindle tablets are such a good idea but I didn’t know of them till I read your article. Kids these days are so lucky to have access to such inventions. Besides think of all the trees that will be saved.

    • Cheryl says:

      Thanks very much for your comments Dushan and you are right about saving the trees with making the e-readers. Now you could get a kindle and keep all your manga comics on it and go back and read all the ones you had that got damaged. Kids don’t know how lucky they are these days with all the technology that’s available to them compared to when I was young.

  2. Rina says:

    Hi Cheryl

    I have a grandson who absolutely loves to read books. In fact he will get in trouble for it in the classroom when the teacher wants him to so something else. Do you think you will be adding more for his age group? He is 8 yrs old and into everything. He has very good language acquisition as a result of his reading. One day I would like to get him his own Kindle reader if his mum will let me 🙂



    • Cheryl says:

      Hi Rina, I most certainly can get more stuff for your grandsons age and I know that Amazon have a children’s kindle bundle so I will look into it and put it up on my site as well as looking into books for him. What is his favourite sort of book to read? Thanks very much for your comment and at least he is reading and not mucking about in class.

      Hi Rina, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I looked into the Children’s Kindle Bundle and I think that your grandson would be too old for what it offers. I think that the most basic kindle would be ideal for him. I have the very first one and it is a good one for just basic reading on it without having too much to play about with. I will certainly have a look at books as well. xx

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