Rosemary J. Peel


My name is Rosemary. I am English by birth and.nationality although my parentage stems from Celtic roots. My main passion is writing but I also paint, mostly in oils. I am first and foremost a wife, mother and grandmother; previously a practical, down to earth business woman - now retired.
I have been active on Smashwords for a good many years but as the internet becomes ever more clogged with ebooks in turn it becomes harder for authors to connect with readers. Regretfully Therefore I have decided that the time has come to part company. I will remain on the site as a reader only and continue to post reviews when merited.

Smashwords Interview

Q. When did you start to write?
I began telling stories and writing poems in my head way before I was proficient enough to write them down. Being born dyslexic was a handicap that I had to overcome from a very early age. I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t write; it is an intrinsic part of me. I am a compusive writer; I have to do it.
Q. At what age did you first get into print?
I was still at Junior School (now called Primary) when one of the teachers recognised that I had a talent for story-telling, even though my written work was badly spelt and my physical writing so poor that it was practically unreadable. Nevertheless she sent one of my (corrected) stories in for an inter-schools competition and to my amazement it won a prize and was eventually included in a book of stories by school-children. I was eight at the time.
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Smashwords book reviews by Rosemary J. Peel

  • Dark and Light: A Small Collection of Poetry on Nov. 08, 2011

    I really enjoyed your poetry and would like to read more of the same. Rosemary Peel
  • Mischief at the Museum Series- Princess and the Guard on March 05, 2013

    Typical of both kids and mothers - entertaining
  • The Dog Who Watched TV on March 05, 2013

    Loved both story and illustrations. Great educational reading for younger children.
  • My Dog on May 14, 2013

    I love animals, particularly dogs and I really enjoyed your story. Over the years I have had lots of pets dogs, cats, hamsters, fish - even frogs but there is one particular dog and one particular cat that remain really special and still have a place in my heart - just the same as Susie does to you. A really nice read.
  • I Am Bald Eagle on Jan. 28, 2014

    A spledid book which imparts information to young readers by use of clear language and wonderful pictures - a perfect delight.
  • Mrs. Ima Wordlover on Jan. 30, 2014

    Absolutely LOVE this book. What a marvellous way to introduce children to the joys and idiosyncrasies of the English language. More please!
  • Proud as a Peacock on Feb. 08, 2014

    Mrs. Wordlover imparts information about the Peacock to her class. In doing so she also explains idioms in an entertaining way. Children will enjoy and learn, (without realising they are doing so), from this excellent work.
  • Your Child, Reading, Common Core on March 13, 2014

    As a Brit I found this book a wonderful insight into the US education system. At first glance, it seemed far more complex than the one in operation here. But upon closer examination, the objectives are practically inseparable. As parents and grandparents, we personally have always practiced, without realising that we were doing so, the early introduction to reading and language that is recommended by the core system. Our children and later our grandchildren developed an early understanding, first of language and later reading. They all remain avid readers (of both printed and electronic books). I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found it most informative.
  • Down on the Bayou on Oct. 09, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book. I come from England so liked the descriptions of life where you live. The traffic snarl-ups sound just the same as the ones over here, except that our roads are narrower and the country much, much smaller. Keep on writing Ashlynn, you show great potential. I have read your other books too and it is clear that your writing is developing and maturing all the time. You have a wonderful imagination and a true way with words. In time to come I can see the name Ashlynn Elliott becoming known as a famous and popular author.
  • The Forgotten Ornament on Oct. 11, 2014

    What an absolutely wonderful Christmas story. Loved it. Can't fault it. Well worth five stars, would give it more if it were possible.
  • The Return of the Forgotten Ornament on Oct. 11, 2014

    I wasn't sure when I started to read this sequel but as I read on I had tears in my eyes thinking about my own grown-up children and grandchildren. The humor is gentle and the story a real delight. Thank you for writing such heart-warming stories.
  • The Hungry Pig on Oct. 28, 2014

    Good idea to teach kids that saving can be fun. Love the illustrations.
  • Tusks and Pucks on Oct. 29, 2014

    Well, this was different. Wasn't sure what to make of it at first, but found I needed to find out what happened. Very original. I liked it.
  • The Little Big Clockmaker on Oct. 29, 2014

    What a fabulous story! The moral is not laboured yet clear; the clock exists - perfect. Loved it.
  • By The Roadside on Oct. 31, 2014

    I couldn't stop reading this excellent book. It made me feel that I was on that long, sad journey. I hoped and longed for the happy ending that deep down I felt the most unlikely outcome. Fantastic read. No hesitation in awarding it 5 stars.
  • Inside Out on Oct. 31, 2014

    A very uplifting story and exceptionally well written; well deserving of 5 stars. Now I have to read all the other books on here. Thank you I have enjoyed reading this unusual story.
  • Time on Nov. 03, 2014

    Great poem, with rhythm and flow which expresses the inevitability of the passage of time. Nicely written.
  • Storm Warning on Nov. 03, 2014

    Liked the story of the family coping with the storm but found, though intrigued, by the sudden change of view point in the middle. An enjoyable read nevertheless.
  • Harmony's Magic Pyjamas on Jan. 08, 2015

    This is simply the nicest of Christmas stories. How many youngsters have been disappointed when for that special present didn't arrive?The magic pajamas puts across, in the best way possible, that even if Santa cannot always bring exactly what he was asked for he will never let you down. A great little book.
  • Frank The Friendly Ogre on July 21, 2015

    An enjoyable short story about an ogre who doesn't fit in. I found it surprising actually because it had some similarities to my own story, The Earth Giant; both deal with the loneliness of being different. I have no hesitation at all in recommending it to readers. I award it 5 well deserved stars.
  • Home Squeak Home on July 21, 2015

    I found this story intriguing in that it shows the world through the eyes, and thoughts, of the gerbils. As I read it I really began to feel that I was there with them, exploring their new world, testing out the food and getting to know the human who delivered it. A nice, well written story kids are sure to enjoy.
  • Isabelle's Runaway Racehorse on July 30, 2015

    I really enjoyed the story. It successfully looks inside the mind of a jealous horse. An excellent book, it contains lessons both children and adults can benefit from. It is well written and entertaining.
  • Rodent Rhymes And Pussycat Poems on July 30, 2015

    Sweet little verses that examines both the joy and sadness that is an inevitable part of being a pet owner.
  • The Forgotten Angel on Aug. 17, 2015

    What a perfectly lovely story, told so perfectly. It has just the right amount of pathos in the beginning leading to its enchanting ending. Loved it.
  • Kero Crosses The Rainbow Bridge on Aug. 17, 2015

    If I could give this book 10 stars, or even 100, I would. The sensitivity which which the author deals with an often taboo subject is superb. Tears were streaming down my cheeks as I finished it, but they were happy not sad ones. I cannot recommend this story strongly enough. If you haven't read it, you should do so NOW!
  • The School Inspector and Gubnait’s Frillies on Nov. 20, 2015

    Well this is certainly different and very enjoyable. What a lovely tongue in cheek idea and one in the eye for the Inspector (to mix my metophers). Having waited quaking many a time for the arrival of school inspectors only to hold my breath as the little ones answered their questions with guileless, innocent honesty, I really equate to the story and am still laughing at the thought of bras not cars artwork.
  • Rattles, the Barn Cat Misfit on Nov. 20, 2015

    I really love Rattles, but then I'm a cat person; I love doga too, in fact all animals. The author knows and loves them too, you get that feeling as you read the story and enjoy her illustrations. I recommend it to young and old. Great little book.
  • The Poems Choose Me on March 09, 2016

    An engaging set of poems that makes you stop, in pause, think, and want to re-read in order to fully comprehend the emotions behind the words. Simply beautiful. Definitely one to keep.
  • Silver Beach on March 10, 2016

    Although I am not really a fan of vampire stories something about this one drew me in. I found it accessable with enough characterisation to make an entertaining read. I liked that the end leaves the reader with something to ponder upon.
  • Rhubarb The Red-Nosed Rabbit on April 08, 2016

    A nice little story, which should appeal to young readers. After all everbody loves a happy ending. For me it is rather too similar to that other well known red nosed favourite which is why I haven't awarded it five stars. But it is still a very sweet (pardon the pun) and readable tale nevertheless.
  • FK Com-Type ‘Platypus Stars’ on April 13, 2016

    This book is somewhat outside my normal comfort reading zone, but I found it both fascinating and infornative. It has left me with an urge to investigate other similar titles.
  • My Boney Girl on June 08, 2016

    This is a book that is full of love, it seeps between the words and flows into the heart of the reader. Boney really must have been a very special cat. This happens sometimes, you have lots of pets and you love them all but then, if you a really lucky, the once in a lifetime one enters your life. The drawback is the pain you feel when they leave you. I have no hesitation in awarding five stars and recommending it to all pet lovers.
  • Stone Cottage. Wagtail Lane on Nov. 15, 2016

    What a simply lovely story! Angie's descriptive, flowing style fits perfectly to the gentle tone of the story. I have no hesitation whatsoever recommending it to readers of all ages and genders. I simply love it!
  • The Little Tree on Dec. 19, 2016

    Although very short, this is an excellent, well written story that children should enjoy reading. The lesson that kindness always pays its own reward is also a good one for them to learn.
  • Mindy the Black Labrador on Dec. 19, 2016

    I loved reading this gentle story about Mindy, her pups. So glad that the kindly neighbour got such a lovely reward for her caring attention.
  • Two Sides on Jan. 16, 2017

    This heartbreaking tale tears at the heart strings dealing as it does with the emotional turmoil of a family split apart. Misunderstanding, touchiness, obstinacy and poor communication left a mother heart broken. The author's surname could not be more pertinent to the story she tells. She always held on to the thread of hope despite set back after set back and is finally rewarded. The pain jumps out of the pages, but so too does a love that refused to die. I am happy to recommend it and to award it a five stars.
  • Slither and Dither on Sep. 03, 2017

    I enjoyed this unusual story as seen from a reptilian perspective. It shows that no matter how bad a press a creature has if you look for it, there you can always .discover a different point of view. I think children will love the story and will equate to the differing emotions depicted by Slither and Dither. I would love to read seperate follow up stories about either or both snakes.
  • Charlotte Brown's Patchwork Quilt on Feb. 28, 2018

    Once again a beautifully and carefully crafted book from Angela Hope. A very emotional piece of writing and a story that touches all who read it. Just lovely.