Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life she has faced troubles. As a young woman her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery. Then in 1896 her baby son is taken from his pram. Molly searches the streets for Oliver. The police are called but her baby is gone. Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?
December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder.
December Girl is a saga of one young girls life who certainly doesn’t seem to have been dealt a good hand in life.
Molly has pretty much had a good upbringing. Sadly things change when her dad dies and her world is thrown in turmoil. I instantly connected with Molly. For one so young, she has a good head on her shoulders but due to circumstances she is forced to go down a path she could never have even imagined.
My favourite characters had to be Molly and Henry. Molly because of what she was going through and how she handles all that life throws at her. Henry, I could just imagine as a young Colin Firth. He has problems of his own to deal with and even though being from money, he isn’t pompous and really cares about people.
The story is set over so many years, taking us through every essential part of Molly’s life. It’s hard to go to much into detail due to the book description not giving much away and I don’t want to reveal anything I shouldn’t do. If you love books by writers such as Catherine Cookson though, you will love this book.
December Girl is an enthralling read that I didn’t want to put down. The authors descriptions of the settings and era was very much brought to life in my mind and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A story that had me hooked from start to finish and had me going through a whole array of emotions.
Can’t wait to read more by the author.
My thanks to Bombshell Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
December Girl is available to purchase from Amazon.
her writing career early, entering short story competitions, penning protest
letters to magazines and making up characters in her head. These
scribblings saw her place in a number of competitions as a child and
encouraged by her English teachers, she chose to study journalism at
Dublin City University.
While working in political PR and marketing, Nicola studied a series of
advanced creative writing courses at the Irish Writers’ Centre and set up a
lifestyle and literary blog at www.LadyNicci.com, which was nominated in
the Ireland Blog Awards in 2015 and 2016.During her maternity leave for her first daughter, Nicola set about
researching and writing a historical fiction novel, December Girl, inspired
by true events and set in the mystical and ancient Boyne Valley, famed for
its stone age passage tombs, near to where she grew up.
Nicola signed with US based Trace Literary Agency in 2016. December Girl
was picked up by Betsy Reavley at UK digital publisher Bombshell Books
in June 2017 and will be published 26 October 2017.
She is an avid reader, inspired by the likes of Anais Nin, Joan Didion and
Jessie Burton and is currently working on her second novel, also inspired
by true events. She lives with her husband and two young daughters in
Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.