Book Review Challenge – A review from Francis

Thank you Francis, for a deeply thoughtful analysis of Red Clay and Roses. I love it when someone seriously studies the story. Have a read!

Rosie Amber

Today we have a review from Book Review Challenger Francis.

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Francis chose to read ” Red Clay and Roses” by S.K. Nicholls

Here is her review.

Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls

Nicholls’ novel is a story of real life events overlaid with a façade of fiction. Knowing this gives the stories an emotional impact that might not otherwise be present if one thought the author had simply ‘made it all up’. There is immediacy to the writing – as if one were turning the pages of someone’s diary.

A book, written in the way Nicholls has written Red Clay and Roses, breaks many of the conventions that readers expect when reading a novel – not necessarily a bad thing. We can all do with a shake-up now and then.

The story weaves together the life events of a small town doctor and his wife, a black family who…

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7 thoughts on “Book Review Challenge – A review from Francis

      1. Sorry about that darned typo. Sometimes my wretched fingers screw up on the tiny touchscreen of my iPhone! 😀 Obviously I meant ‘cannot wait.’ Sigh… 🙂


      2. Started your book today; how much do I like it? Well, considering I worked all day and wrote a blog post this evening, I still managed to read 23% of the story! I’d say I am pretty engaged by it, wouldn’t you? 🙂


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