Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Christmas Newsletter!

My Christmas newsletter is going out next week with some special early news for members only - before everyone else finds out.
Also, there will be guest posts to make this a bumper Christmas edition! To sign up please visit my website. (and don't forget to click the email confirmation in your inbox - check spam folder.)
http://www.annemariebrear.com


Monday, 2 December 2019

99p Amazon UK Sale!

#99p Amazon UK December only!

Award winning & Amazon UK Bestseller! The Slum Angel

Can Victoria find the security she has lost? Will a certain doctor be the man she can give her heart to? 

#historicalfiction  #Victorian #kindleunlimited  #York

Amazon: http://mybook.to/theslumangel


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Audios in libraries


Kitty McKenzie in audio seen in a New Zealand library! How lovely is that? Thank you Vicky Adin for taking the photo. 😀ww
We should all support our local libraries, for once they are gone due to lack of funding, it'll be hard to get them back again. 



Monday, 18 November 2019

Marsh Saga Series


Millie (Book 1 Marsh Saga series)
Will the events of the past destroy everything she wished for?
#familysaga #1920s #bookseries #kindleunlimited #paperback


An accompanying novella follows Millie.

Christmas at the Chateau
Following on from Millie, the first book in The Marsh Sagas series, now comes a holiday novella! Join the family again as they spend Christmas with Millie and Jeremy at Chateau Dumont. #holidaystory #novella #chateau

viewbook.at/ChristmasattheChateau




Prue – Book 2 in the Marsh Saga series can be pre-ordered on Amazon now!
Some adventures come with a price…
#1920s #familyseries #bookseries



Books 3 and 4 will be released in 2020!


Friday, 4 October 2019


Here is an interview I did with my audio publishers Isis Publishing when The Orphan Daughter was released.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1416571565168342&id=100004465368404
Happy release day to me!
My novella, Christmas at the Chateau is out today! Yay!
Following on from Millie, the first book in The Marsh Sagas series, now comes a holiday novella! Join the family again as they spend Christmas with Millie and Jeremy at Chateau Dumont.
#holidaystory
Amazon kindle and paperback. viewbook.at/ChristmasattheChateau


Monday, 23 September 2019

Six Champion Street Market

They bubble with enough life and colour to brighten up the dreariest day and they have characters you can easily take to your heart’ Northern Echo now Presented by Canelo. 

Putting on the Style (Book 1) 

Amazon 


Folk are just emerging from the shadow of WWII and money is still tight. So the vibrant market of Champion Street is a source of many a tempting bargain – as well as all the local gossip. 

Dena loves her Saturday job at Belle Garside’s market café, and her ready smile makes her a universal favourite. She is soon in thrall to Belle’s two good-looking and dangerous sons. But fate has other plans in store when her younger brother is killed by a gang of thugs. Only when it is far too late does Dena begin to ask herself one terrifying question: has she fallen in love with her brother’s killer? 

Bargains galore and life in the raw… A moving saga of second chances and forbidden love set around a bustling café in 1950s Manchester.

Fools Fall in Love. (Book 2) 

Amazon 

When Patsy talks her way into a job on the Champion Street Market millinery stall, the Higginson sisters get more than they bargained for. Riddled with insecurities, Patsy’s impudence wins her new enemies as well as friends and her determination to solve the riddle of her own past starts to unravel secrets Annie and Clara would much rather keep hidden. 

Meanwhile, Molly Poulson hasn’t a care in the world until her two daughters both fall in love with the wrong man. But the more Molly interferes, the more danger looms. 

 Home is where you hang your hat… An enthralling saga of secrecy and sisterhood set around an elegant hat stall in 1950s Manchester.



That’ll be the Day (Book 3) 

Amazon


Working on their busy flower stall in Champion Street Market, Lynda and her mother, Betty, have lots of opportunities to observe their customers and speculate about their lives. 

Sam regularly buys bouquets for his wife, Judy, so why does she always look so worn out and miserable? Then there's Leo, who comes every week for flowers for his mother, but has never bought so much as a rosebud for his elegant wife. As for Lynda's father, he ran off long ago, so is it any wonder that she has such a low opinion of men? But could all that really be about to change? 

 Flowers spill everyone's secrets… A gripping saga of gossip and parenthood set around a beautiful flower stall in 1950s Manchester.

Candy Kisses (Book 4) 

Amazon 


It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone dotes on Aunty Dot, as much as they do on her homemade sweets. The plump, smiling woman has provided a loving home for many a troubled child over the years, and Lizzie Pringle is no exception. 

Lizzie would do anything for her foster mother – even take on local sweet manufacturer and notorious bully, Cedric Finch. Until, that is, she falls for his son, Charlie. Meanwhile, Dena can’t believe that Barry Holmes would hurt her beloved daughter: he’s been like a favourite uncle to the little girl. But rumours are rife and her fears only grow… 

Chocolate can also be bitter…


Who’s Sorry Now (Book 5) 

Amazon


Things are far from simple in the noisy, warm-hearted Bertalone family. Carmina is the quintessential extrovert with beaus flocking to her side like bees round a honeypot – all except Luc Fabriani. For some unaccountable reason, he seems to prefer Carmina's sister. 

Gina has always been quiet and shy, the apple of her over-protective parents’ eye, so she believes her sister when Carmina spreads malicious rumours about Luc in an effort to sabotage any blooming relationship. But lies have a habit of unravelling and tangling those who spin them in a web of deceit, as Carmina soon discovers. The question remains: who’s sorry now? 

There were never such devoted sisters. A bewitching saga of budding romance and family feuds set around an Italian ice cream parlour in 1950s Manchester.

Lonely Teardrops (Book 6) 

Amazon


It’s a rainy day on Champion Street as Harriet attends the funeral of her beloved father. But then her grandmother drops a bombshell on her out of nowhere and she can hardly take in the words for shock and grief. 

Joyce, the woman she has always called Mam, isn’t really her mother. After all this time, it at least explains why Joyce always favoured Harriet’s brother, Grant. Her emotions in turmoil, Harriet discovers a streak of rebellion that puts everything she holds dear into jeopardy. Can she ever come back from the brink or will her life be full of nothing but lonely teardrops? 

Blood is thicker than water ... An emotional saga of love and loss set around a family hair salon in 1950.

 
‘As expected, another excellent book from Freda Lightfoot’ 5* Reader review



Friday, 20 September 2019

14 days!

14 days until release day! 
Christmas at the Chateau
Following on from Millie, the first book in The Marsh Sagas series, now comes a holiday novella! Join the family again as they spend Christmas with Millie and Jeremy at Chateau Dumont. #holidaystory

viewbook.at/ChristmasattheChateau



Thursday, 12 September 2019

Christmas Child: publication date 23rd September 2019



My new Victorian Saga Romance will be published with Amazon Kindle Unlimited. If you like to read about this era, you may well enjoy Christmas Child. Despite being born into the poverty, disease and dirt of the late 1800’s East End, thirteen-year-old orphan Ettie O’Reilly yearns to help the young waifs and strays at the Sisters of Clemency orphanage. Her loyal friend and protector, Michael Wilson, promises her his help and undying affection, but a cruel twist of fate separates them. Ettie’s respectable new beginnings as the tobacconist of Silver Street’s assistant in Soho, are dashed when a tragedy sends her life into turmoil. Has she enough true grit to make the one decision that will save her?
More info on the first of my Victorian series at Amazon 

Friday, 6 September 2019

Gold medal winner!

For immediate release:
Readers' Favorite recognizes "The Slum Angel" by AnneMarie Brear in its annual international book award contest, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KL4PDXG.
The Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.
We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).
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Readers' Favorite is proud to announce that "The Slum Angel" by AnneMarie Brear won the Gold Medal in the Romance - Historical category.
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Sunday, 1 September 2019

The first novel in the Reckoner's Row trilogy, I enjoyed writing The Orphan Daughter and getting to know the feisty dockside characters. I hope you enjoy it too :) x 

1947. Evie Kilgaren is a fighter. Abandoned by her mother and with her father long gone she is left to raise her siblings in dockside Liverpool, as they battle against the coldest winter on record. But she is determined to make a life for herself and create a happy home for what's left of her family.