I am delighted to say that Volume Two of What’s in a Name: Stories of Life and Romance is now live on Amazon and shortly on Smashwords in EPub.
Also in by the end of the summer there will be a print version of both volumes together with a total of 37 stories.
The theme is still related to the names that we are given.. In the first volume the stories were about people who were given names that were already famous or had significance within a family that they felt they needed to live up to.
In this volume the names are ordinary but their owners are anything but.
There are 16 stories and a bonus story to promote a new collection of stories in 2018.
About What’s In a Name – Volume Two.
Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone. In these sixteen short stories we discover the reasons why special men and women will stay in the hearts and minds of those who have met them. Romance, revenge and sacrifice all play their part in the lives of these characters.
Kenneth watches the love of his life dance on New Year’s Eve while Lily plants very special flowers every spring for her father. Martha helps out a work colleague as Norman steps back out into the world to make a difference. Owen brings light into a house and Patrick risks his life in the skies over Britain and holds back from telling a beautiful redhead that he loves her.
Meet Queenie and Rosemary who have both lost their husbands and must face a very different future. One that will take courage and the use of new technology.
Sonia is an entitled princess whose father has reached the end of his tether and Theresa has to deal with a bully in the checkout. Usher is an arrogant narcissist with a docile wife and is used to getting his own way and Vanessa worries about the future of her relationship with her teenage son.
Walter is a loner and is happy with just his dog for company, Xenia is the long awaited first baby of a young couple. Yves is a dashing romeo who has the tables turned on him unexpectedly and Zoe… Well she can see into the future.
In one way or another all these characters will be remembered by those whose lives they have touched.
You can buy the Kindle version here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0748MLZ1W/
Volume One of What’s in a Name
One of the recent reviews for Volume One.
Deborah Bowman rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
What’s in a name? Would you expect a dry rendition of the ancient origins for names? NO! Sally Cronin would not write something that would put you to sleep. What’s in a Name? is Sally’s newest book, published in February 2017.What’s in a Name?
In What’s in a Name? Sally wrote simple stories about people named Anne, who preferred to be called Annie, Alexander Winterbottom, Beatrix, and David. She gave them all interesting lives. Beatrix was a beautiful actress. Even after 40 years, she retained her regal demeanor and her audience appeal. Only at the end do you find out how. Celia buried herself in work for twenty years and then had to leave the nunnery and find a new life outside. Clive had a life-changing run-in with a cobra at age three. Diana Grace, courted by a handsome merchant banker, fell in love and married him in short order. When she got pregnant three years later, her husband did not react the way she expected he would.
Many stories, each with their plot twist that often made me smile, even when the protagonist murdered someone. Yes, there are a couple of murders and a few deaths. Four-year-old Grace went on a hunger strike when a loss broke her heart. I cried at that story. Hector accidentally killed a man who attacked his buddy and had already killed two security officers.
You will not be bored. It is an easy book to put down because each person has their own chapter. However, you will not want to. Can you tell I loved this book?
Also by Sally Cronin
All my books are available on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B003B7O0T6
Since Amazon does not always transfer reviews from one country to another you can find most of the reviews on the individual books on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979187.Sally_Cronin
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Promotion for the launch of What’s in a Name Book Two.
I am preparing a series of twelve posts titled Odd Jobs and Characters. Each individual post will share one of the several whacky jobs I have done in the past whilst between jobs or on the move. This ranges from chasing post card thieves at age 14 when working along the seafront in Portsmouth to selling advertising to ladies of a certain reputation!
I have these twelve posts available as guest posts for those who are happy to host them and an example will be posted on Monday on my blog. If you like what you see then I will send you one of the other posts ready to to go except for the illustrations which I will attach.
I would love to spread the posts out over the next 12 weeks or so that I don’t overload the system.
I know that many of you have your own formats for author interviews or spotlights so if you would rather keep to that format then I would be delighted to work with you on that. I am easy as they say.
The example post will go out on Monday morning – and if you like what you see or have any other ideas then you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org