#FridayBookShare A Hollow Heart by @AdrienneVaughan

#FridayBookShare was created by Shelley Wilson for book lovers to share what they’re reading. The idea is to answer a few simple questions about the novel and post on Fridays.

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Today, I’d like to share A Hollow Heart by Adrienne Vaughan

First line of the book.

The runner pushed open the office door, a bundle of newspapers gripped tightly under one arm.

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This heartrending mystery thriller is the story of Marianne Coltrane a feisty, award-winning journalist who uncovers a devastating travesty of justice involving the sale of babies by the church in Ireland. Fighting her corner in the male-dominated world of newspapers she witnesses a terrorist attack that changes how she thinks about her future and what she really wants. Taking herself off to the wilds of the west of Ireland to re-evaluate her life, she encounters the soon to be world-famous actor Ryan O’Gorman, to her mind the most conceited, infuriating man in the world. He in turn loathes journalists, especially female ones. One thing they do have in common is they both think their chance of true love has passed them by. As they both begin to fall in love with Innishmahon, their spiritual home, they discover the very fabric of the island is threatened and as the islanders find themselves in grave danger, Marianne and Ryan join forces to save that which they hold most dear. But the road is rocky for this fiery, opinionated pair … and when Ryan discovers his ex-fiance is carrying his child, things take a turn for the worst. Can he talk his way out of this one? And will Marianne even care, when she unwittingly reveals the most devastating secret of all, the truth behind her past and her own parentage.

Sexy, moving and funny, this heart-warming duo and cast of colourful characters will stay with you, long after the last page leaves you smiling.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Marianne is ambitious, loyal and determined.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).



Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Anyone who likes contemporary romance and drama in a story with many twists and turns.

Your favourite line/scene.

After some traumatic events, including her fiancé, George’s unexpected death, and stress at work as a journalist, Marianne decides to move to Ireland for a break. There she runs into Ryan, a famous actor she’d met in England. George and Ryan had been friends in their youth. This short paragraph is taken before she had even thought about leaving England or meeting Ryan again in Ireland.


There are two more books in the series:


And Adrienne has just published a collection of short stories and poems:


Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

16 thoughts on “#FridayBookShare A Hollow Heart by @AdrienneVaughan

  1. What a lovely surprise! Thank you so much Luccia for that fantastic review of my debut novel, The Hollow Heart. I was quite moved reading it, you reconnected me with Marianne and Ryan who I lived with (and loved) for quite some time … I still get emails and questions about them and their fiery, passionate relationship. (Oh, and about Miss Macready too).
    Honoured to be here … made my January! X

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  2. Lovely read. I remember being knocked out by the first page of that book – the first in Adrienne’s trilogy.
    When I read the next two it made me want to find that Irish isle on a map, and go and live there.

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  3. What a cracking idea Shelley – and great review, Luccia. If I hadn’t already read A Hollow Heart, this blog post would have encouraged me to download it. It’s true what Adrienne said, about reacquainting oneself with characters from books already published. In my case, I think its the heroes I think about most of all (a complete romantic, see?) When the time comes to hang up my pc I will revisit my old novels and fall in love with the characters all over again. In the meantime, keep ’em coming Adrienne, and keep writing fabulous reviews, Luccia.

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