The following are testimonials of readers who have read my novels, Echoes and Freya’s Child. Each one is genuine. I respect honesty and I know you will find it here.
An honest review is a learning. I can’t learn if you only tell me what you think I want to hear. So, let me put your mind at ease.
I want to hear how my books made you feel.
it took me less than a week to read Freya’s Child (at bedtimes), I couldn’t put it down! It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, and I get through a lot of books!
Thank you for inviting us to your launch, it was a really nice afternoon and it’s just my sort of story.
ps – I raved about it so much to mother she’s bought it for her kindle.
Thank you Emma, appreciate your comment. Hope your Mum enjoys it too x
A Cracking Good Read 27 May 2013
The great thing about Echoes is the richness of the storytelling – multiple threads are woven together, seamlessly transporting the reader from the ‘here and now’ and back into history. What is clever about this book is that the description of the characters is actually quite sparse, yet you feel like you know and understand them really well through their actions, and interactions. It’s a beautifully crafted story, and like other reviewers here I would agree that it is a real page-turner, hard to put down – and a sense of really missing the characters once you’ve finished! Would make a great film…
Thank you Samphire – I think it would make a lovely drama – a three parter or something. But who could play whom? Thinking Richard Armstage for Adam, Derek jacobi for Sir Richard and Fionulla Flanagan as Eira, but for Bronwen???
extraordinary 26 Feb 2013
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There are very few books that last past the first 10 minutes in bed, at night, before I fall asleep. For several evenings I dashed home from work, threw some food together for the family and on one occasion sat up until 2pm to finish the book. I felt the characters were particularly well developed and I cared about them – even to the extent of having a debate with myself about the troubled sister and how I would have dealt with her ! Really looking forward to the publication of the new book – Freya’s Child, and will be at the front of the queue to buy. It’s great to find such a talented author.
I’m sorry I kept you awake! but a great thing to hear I have had that ability. I care about my characters – they become ‘real’ to me and I hope I portray that in the novels, obviously I do. Thank you x
Absolutely riveting (from a mobi file sent to me by the author) 16 Feb 2013
Bronwen has had a troubled life and is a survivor of abuse who moves into a small village after her step-aunt passes away. She finds an idyllic cottage and pays her rent upfront for the year hoping to keep herself to herself. Fate has other plans as she is the topic of much curiosity in the small village and her presence is resented by Adam who lived in the Cottage before his father, Sir Richard rented it out to bring in money to help pay the bills generated by their Stately home. Adam doesn’t know the financial crisis his father is in. Brown wen discovers shortly after moving in that the village seems to be haunted but what does the Spector of the young girl who appears to her want?I absolutely loved reading this book. This supernatural historical murder mystery had me on the edge of my seat. The characters were wonderful, flawed and interesting and I loved the way the relationships developed. The historical aspect was tethered in real history but the characters fictitious.I loved the way the author revealed segments of the mystery and I look forward to reading more from this author in future if possible.
Thank you for reading Echoes and giving me an honest review – it’s a wonderful experience to know people are enjoying my books.
What a page turner! 29 Jan 2013
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I bought this book a few months ago and kept putting off reading it until I’d finished my more recent purchases. Well, I finally picked it up and couldn’t put it down! It was a seamless link between past and present and it was beautifully written. I will be recommending it to my friends.
Thank you for the recommendations, appreciate it. I hope you’ll give Freya’s Child a try x
P Rocoe what a good writer you are. 6 April 2013
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Once again a book I could not put down well done once again to P Roscoe. Can not wait for next one. Linda Stamp
Thank you Linda – always lovely to hear someone loved my storytelling – the next one ‘Where Rivers meet’ will be out in the Spring of 2014 hopefully x
Congratulations and very well done 20 April 2013
I had the very great privilege of reading the first few chapters before it was published and I thoroughly enjoyed it, it is a book that I will be adding to my Kindle Collection. Well worth reading… such an interesting author and a fascinating way of writing a gripping novel. xxx
Thank you for your kind words – I remember showing you the first few chapters and it makes me smile that you enjoyed it even then – before the editing began properly! x
21st Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards
Entry Title: Freya’s Child
Author: P.J Roscoe
Judge Number: 74
Entry Category: Genre Fiction
Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.
Structure and Organization: 4
Production Quality and Cover Design: 3
Plot (if applicable): 4
Character Development (if applicable): 4
The writing crackles with excitement, and tells a fascinating story that lends itself well to the horror/thriller genre. The crosscutting of scenes and shifting from third to first person narration is effectively done. This book would lend itself quite well to being filmed commercially. The cast of characters, especially Helen as she quickly emerges to become the primary protagonist, are, individually and collectively, certainly strong enough to command center stage throughout the novel, and will successfully engage the reader’s interest in wanting to know what will happen next. This is a really entertaining plot that could easily appeal to a wide audience.