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Brilliant #Paranormal #Fantasy Adventure for MG Readers – Tally and the Angel by Eleanor Dixon

This is an engaging middle grade reader which involves thirteen year old Tally receiving a gift that will change her life, a pendant that houses the Angel Jophiel. Tally has been left this pendant, together with a letter, by her Mum who, after a serious illness, has recently died. This is the story of Tally’s journey, with her father, to India. Here she makes friends with Balvan and learns about young children being kidnapped. Whilst Jophiel won’t show himself to others, he will help guide and counsel Tally. Can the three help thwart the kidnappers and save the missing children or will they become two more of their victims?

With vivid descriptions of the sights, smells and experiences of Tally, this is a paranormal fantasy that keeps you turning the pages. It gives an insight into aspects of India whilst also taking the reader on a suspense filled adventure that is full of mystery, danger and a race against time for good to overcome evil. It is also interesting to see how the relationship between Tally and Jophiel develops as the story progresses.

Whilst targetted at Middle Grade readers, I admit that I enjoyed this story, too, so think it is one adults may also enjoy. It is the first book in a new series and I can’t wait to discover the adventures Tally and Jophiel will have together in future!

Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.


When Tally discovers her pendant is home to the Angel Jophiel, she knows life will never be same again. But what good is an angel who won’t appear in front of others? Especially when she needs to convince her friend Balvan she knows where the kidnapped children of India are being held. Will Jophiel help Tally and Balvan escape the kidnappers’ clutches, or will they all perish?

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tally-Angel-Book-One-India-ebook/dp/B093WN5VYR

US – https://www.amazon.com/Tally-Angel-Book-One-India-ebook/dp/B093WN5VYR 

Author Bio

My school life was spent in a girls’ boarding-school specialising in classical ballet and on leaving I danced professionally, touring Europe, for 4 years. After that I ran my own ballet school in Athens, Greece and simultaneously volunteered as a veterinary nurse, as my love of animals is the driving force in my life. I returned to England with my horse and my cat, and now live on a smallholding in Shropshire with various farm animals and a constant stream of pets. 

 I started writing while in Greece and completed a Creative Writing Course with the Writers’ Bureau. The same year, I won an annual competition in the Writing Magazine for an adult Fairy Story. 

On my return to England, I wrote two children’s books, but my new life, caring for Highland Cattle, sheep, hens and pets, coupled with extensive global travel, meant that writing for publication took a back seat. I continued my love of writing with a daily journal and amusing travel blogs of each trip.

I am now writing full time and TALLY AND THE ANGEL is the first of a planned series. Their next adventure takes place in Canada, in North Yukon and the third in Japan. I intend them to have adventures in Greece, Egypt, Peru, Africa – anywhere I have been, really.  

My first book THE GRACEFUL GHOST  is shortlisted for the UK Selfies 2021 Award.

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