Shirley Blane


Shirley Blane lives in West Sussex but her soul is Cornish and she is longing to return there. She has been writing all her life, although this is her first full length novel. Divorced, she has a daughter living in Australia, who trains horses and has published her own book, Relaxation First: Horsemanship.

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Smashwords book reviews by Shirley Blane

  • White Lies and Custard Creams - A Romantic Comedy on Sep. 02, 2011

    This book is delicious. I haven't laughed out loud so much with a book since I last read Janet Evanovitch. If zany characters and a fast moving, crazy plot is what you enjoy, then this book is for you. I've just laughed again when another reviewer reminded me of the clingfilm wrapped human finger in the 'fridge. Well it was there until the dog stole it. Buy this book, you won't regret the few pence it costs. Oh, and you might like to take a peek at my book while you are in the vicinity - The Widow's Revenge
  • Deadline on Sep. 17, 2011

    A Fast Paced Thriller - This author skillfully combines several sub-plots, weaving them together to paint a picture of the hectic, crime-filled life of the staff on a major daily newspaper. Alternating chapters keep one turning the pages, eager to find out what happens next to the key characters in this story. The author knows his stuff and it shows, whether his characters are investigating murder and corruption in Toronto, fighting over who gets the front page story or risking being blown up in Afghanistan. It is an excellent debut novel and one anticipates that his next one could be even better as J A Anderson really gets into his stride. Shirley Blane, author of The Widow's Revenge
  • The Living Image on Nov. 09, 2011

    This author skilfully blends science with plausible fiction to create an exciting and credible story. Waking up in a tanning saloon beside a living, breathing mirror image of herself, our heroine becomes involved in a dangerous fight. With the man who created her clone in hospital from a heart attack, only Sabrina can protect her newly formed twin from government agencies, foreign spies and greedy lawyers. All of them will stop at nothing, including murder, to catch and use this beautiful woman with a computer for a brain. In the wrong hands, she could be worth millions and they will kill to get her. As the relationship between Sabrina and her twin develop, they learn from each other and confuse all who meet them. Humour and suspense, love and passion, make this a story to remember. Having followed the two women as they fight the baddies and plot their escape, it would be great to read more about their subsequent lives. Pam Richter brings her characters alive, they are likeable and fun, even in adversity.
  • Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel on Dec. 03, 2011

    As an English woman of middle years with absolutely no knowledge of American college life or baseball, why was I reading this book, I asked myself? Because it looked intriguing and I had downloaded it. Amazingly, I was hooked from the beginning. The characters, the language, the descriptions, the emotions portrayed all seemed authentic to me and even if I didn't understand anything about the game, the pace of the plot carried me along. I wanted to know what happened, and I read to the end, pleased I had made the journey. The author has written a wow of a book, in my opinion.
  • Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel on Dec. 03, 2011

    As an Englishwoman of middle years with absolutely no knowledge of baseball or of American college life, what was I doing reading this book, I asked myself? Well, it looked intriguing and I had downloaded it so what did I have to lose? Amazingly, I was hooked on the story from the beginning. The characters, the plot, the language, all had an authentic feel and I found myself unable to put this down until I had followed these characters to the end. The author skilfully switches between the two main characters, which keeps the pace and the suspense going. Well worth the read!