Book length - 416 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
The body had no name. It was not supposed to be there...
Jess is a researcher on a quest to give the one-hundred-year-old skeleton, discovered in the exhumed grave of a prominent bishop, an identity. But she's not sure of her own - her career is stalling, her marriage is failing. She doesn't want to spend hours in the archives, rifling through dusty papers in an endless search for a name. And when a young man named Hayden makes clear his interest in her, Jess has to decide what is most important to her.
THE BISHOP'S GIRL by Rebecca Burns is a gripping and emotional story of passion and history, and I was hooked from beginning to end. Jess has spent 6 years working for a Professor who treats her like a servant while her own research is pushed to the side. But when she makes a breakthrough in the discovery of the unknown woman from the past, Jess understands that she needs to see this through to the very end. But the deeper she digs into the past, the more her present life falls apart. Her husband avoids her at every turn, her teenage son ignores everyone, and it is only her daughter who seems to want her around. Throw in an attentive younger man who craves her, and Jess doesn't know who she is turning into. The novel moves from Jess' present life to the Bishop's past where the story of the mysterious woman unfolds before our very eyes. With evocative narrative, this story really pulled me in and, like Jess, I needed to find out who she was. At times, desperately sad, this is also a tale of courage and strength, and the need for many characters to find out who they really are. THE BISHOP'S GIRL by Rebecca Burns is a must-read for all fiction fans and I highly recommend it!!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+
Rebecca Burns is an award-winning writer of short stories. over thirty of which have been published online or in print. Her short story collections - Catching the Barramundi and The Settling Earth - were both longlisted for the prestigious Edge Hill Short Story Award, the UK's only prize for short story collections.
She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011, winner of the Fowey Festival of Words and Music Short Story Competition in 2013 (and runner-up in 2014), won the Black Pear Press short story competition in 2014, was shortlisted for the Green Lady Press Short Story Competition in 2015, and was either short or longlisted for the Evesham Festival Short Story Competition, Chipping Norton Competition and the Sunderland Short Story Award in 2016.
She has been profiled as part of the University of Leicester’s “Grassroutes Project”—a project that showcases the 50 best transcultural writers in the county.
The Bishop's Girl is her first novel and was published in September 2016
For more information:
Website - www.rebecca-burns.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/Bekki66
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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