The paperback version of the novel is finally on sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and all good bookshops. It can also be bought on my website (if you would like a signed copy please ask). The last two months I have spent trying to market the book - so what has happened?
The book has been submitted for a number of indie awards and so far it has received:
An Honourable Mention in the Paris Book Festival.
A Silver Book Award from Literary Titan.
I am awaiting to hear whether it has won an Original Creator Award and the Caledonia Novel Award.
Reviews The book has received three editorial reviews to date. The onlinebookclub gave it ★★★★ out of 4 stars and Literary Titan and Reedsy Discovery both gave it ★★★★ out of 5 stars.
Literary Titan said: “It is a well-told tale of love, faith, and war, and is perfect for fans of historical fiction.”
The onlinebookclub said: "This book is beautiful. The plot is just close to perfect.”
Jacquelynn Kennedy from Reedsy Discovery said:
"What stunning example of how special a historical fiction novel can be. I love a novel that can dig in and really make you feel something. Tweeddale has done something very extraordinary with this one and I hope to see more from him in the future. A bit slow to start, but once it hooks you, the imagery displayed within these pages, the emersion that you find yourself in, and the exquisite pain of hopelessness and longing that you feel; this book will have you crying, laughing, and valuing the world you have now. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I believe many will too."
Do pick up a copy and, if you like it, please put up a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviewing a book really does help an author.