1 May 2014

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Remnants of Dreams is available on KINDLE. Click on cover above to visit.

And here's my six paragraphs for this week:

"Look, if you're not sure how you feel, why go ahead with it?" Sara wanted to hit Jane, to shake her and tell her she didn't deserve Brian's love. "Wait, like Mum asked. See what happens when the war's finally over."
Inside she prayed Jane would heed her advice, and in her dreams saw Brian taking her away from Dennis and fleeing with her and Rosy to some place far away where they could be together.
"I do care for him," Jane went on. "But I'm not sure if it's just infatuation."
"Well, if you don't know the difference, you shouldn't be going ahead with the wedding plans," Sara snapped, sick to death of Jane's wavering.
"You're a fine one to be giving me advice," Jane retorted.
Sara had to agree with that. Her passivity when Dennis touched her these days seemed to fuel his rage, and he was intent on exacting a cruel revenge for what she'd done.

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This book touched me deeply. Perhaps that's because I was born in North London and the places and people were familiar. I could not put it down. I can honestly say it is one of the best in the genre I have read. By Violet 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this story, although there were times when I felt tears welling in my eyes and an enormous lump in my throat. This story touched me deeply, and I won't forget it. Watching a family struggle so desperately is not easy, but seeing them triumph over tragedy is uplifting. I enjoy long, intense family sagas like this. Tricia McGill writes so realistically that the joys and sorrows portrayed made me laugh and cry. This is a novel of great emotional depth. Kay James for Romance Reader at Heart

If you think this is a predictable novel, however, you will miss not only a sweeping story of joy and sorrow, triumph and tragedy, but also an amazing overview of the century seen through a family saga. Tricia McGill takes a bold step into mainstream fiction with this book that flows like a gentle stream on the surface, but conceals a strong undercurrent and unexpected depths. Mary Allyce.

Miss McGill continues the tradition of Angela's Ashes with this intimate look of two generations facing the grim threat of war. It deals with the heartbreak of death and the recovery only love can bring. At moments it's tear jerking, but you won't want to stop until the last page, to learn how they juggle both the heartache and the romance. Ultimately, it offers the reader a strong lesson on never giving up. No matter how many troubles impact the reader's life, there's always a silver lining. If you like books like Angela's Ashes or sagas like Cold Mountain or Memories of a Geisha, this is the book for you. It'll hold your interest in a tight grasp, and not let go until the last page. Timeless Tales

Remnants of Dreams was previously published as Traces of Dreams and in 2003 won the Romance Writers of Australia’s mainstream Romantic Book of The Year. 


  1. I concur with the review snippets and your award. Your writing is awesome, and I always feel like part of the cast. :)

  2. Tricia, Your six paragraphs pulled me in. Can't wait to add it to my TBR list

  3. Your six left me feeling OMG, what had Sara done?

  4. Whatever had Sara done to deserve Dennis' rage and revenge? I want to know.

  5. I connected with Sara immediately! I wanted to know more...

  6. Thank you all so much for your comments. Poor Sara was a victim of circumstance. It was so different for young women in those days. They don't realize how easy they have it today.