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The Talisman- Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott #Review #SmallCommunity #BlogTour

Series: Life on the Moors #2 

Title:The Talisman – Molly’s Story

Author: Eliza J Scott

Pages: 325

Published: December 4th, 2018

Rating: 5/5

This is an poignant story, a rollercoaster ride taking the reader through the whole gamut of emotions as Molly’s life from the age of fifteen to the present day is shared.

It starts with this feisty fifteen year old rushing to the rescue of a stranger who is being beaten up by a group of thugs. After frightening them off, she helps the injured sixteen year old Camm treat his wounds and he gives her a special gift – half of the Talisman, keeping the other half for himself and making her a promise. What happens between that time and the present, about twenty years later, is shared through flash backs and contemporary narrative. It is a delightful story of love and loss, ambition, dreams, family life and friendship as well as grief and romance. There are some heartbreaking events in this family drama but these are balanced by some humorous incidents and others that are truly heart-warming. Get ready for some hilarious, suggestive texts that need decoding to understand what the sender actually means, some very supportive friends, a tragedy, a broken heart and two romances that develop unexpectedly.

This is a brilliant contemporary story of a community with a whole range of characters from the pompous, lying wannabe elites to the down to earth, no nonsense, warm hearted locals. They are all well developed and believable and there are even some great dogs and a noisy cockerel, too! I found it to be an engaging read that I thoroughly enjoyed and have no hesitation in highly recommending. I enjoyed it so much that I now have the first book in this series, The Letter – Kitty’s Story, on my Kindle ready to read!

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it. 


Molly’s dream of taking over her childhood home at Withrin Hill Farm with husband Pip and their three children has finally come true. And, as they settle into the stunning Georgian farmhouse, with their plans to diversify into glamping nicely taking shape, the family couldn’t be happier.

But tragedy suddenly strikes, and Molly’s world is turned upside down.

Heartbroken and devastated, she struggles to face each day. True to form, her fiercely loyal best friends, Kitty and Violet, rally round offering love and support, but Molly doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to smile again. Until the day a tall, dark stranger with twinkly eyes arrives…

Follow Molly’s story in book 2 of the Life on the Moors Series set in Lytell Stangdale, a picture-perfect village in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, where life is anything but quiet.

A heart-warming story of love, friendship and hope.

Purchase Links

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MJ7PPXP

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MJ7PPXP

Author Bio

Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued t

o her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.

Social Media Links –

Blog: Eliza J Scott – elizajscott.com

Twitter: Eliza J Scott – @ElizaJScott1

Instagram: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscott

Facebook: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscottauthor

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/ElizaJScott

Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/eliza-j-scott



Win The Letter – Kitty’s Story, chocolate and a clutch bag (Open Internationally)

The prize is worth over £40 and consists of a paperback copy of the first book in the Life on the Moors Series, The Letter – Kitty’s Story, 3 bars of Love Cocoa chocolate by James and a Caroline Gardner clutch bag.

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entrie

s welcome.  Please enter using the link to the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read the book.

5 comments on “The Talisman- Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott #Review #SmallCommunity #BlogTour

  1. carhicks
    February 22, 2019

    The fact that I love this cover is one thing, but this comment of yours hooked me: “This is a brilliant contemporary story of a community with a whole range of characters from the pompous, lying wannabe elites to the down to earth, no nonsense, warm hearted locals. They are all well developed and believable and there are even some great dogs and a noisy cockerel, too!”

    Great review Elaine.


    • bicted
      February 24, 2019

      Thanks, Carla – and I believe that comment is so true! Loved this story and hope you do too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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