The Good Daughter Highly Commended in the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award

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This past Tuesday night, I was ecstatic to learn that my historical fiction novel, The Good Daughter, was one of 5 highly commended entries in the 2021 Fogarty Literary Awards, run by Fremantle Press. 

The judges said of the book; 

"This gently drawn historical fiction follows the fortunes of Margaret, who believes she will never be loved, then thinks her luck has changed when a handsome widower and bookshop owner moves in next door. But Luke is not the man she thought he was and, with war set to change everything, Margaret finds that she has much to learn about literature, life and love." 

Fingers crossed the book will find a home soon and I'll be able to share it with you all. 

Congratulations to the three shortlisted writers, Brooke Dunnell, Patrick Marlborough and Georgia Tree, and the rest of the writers on the highly commended list, Alex Dook, Daniel Juckes, Luke Winter and Alice Woodland. 

You can read more about their manuscripts here.