#BlogTour | #BookReview | DECEMBER GIRL by Nicola Cassidy @ladynicci (October 26th 2017, Bombshell Books @bombshellpub)

Welcome to my stop of this blog tour for DECEMBER GIRL by Nicola Cassidy

I would of course, as every #BlogTour like to thank Sarah Hardy, Nicola Cassidy and Bombshell Books for gifting me an early copy of DECEMBER GIRL.  I am forever grateful and ensure that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.


To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life, she has faced troubles.

As a young woman, her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery.

Then in 1896, her baby son is taken from his pram. While Molly searches the streets for little Oliver, the police are called but her baby is gone.

Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?

December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder.

So, you want to know what I think?

I was going to give this book 4 stars. I was trying to decide what I would change and what I disliked to warrant only 4 stars but being completely honest the answer was nothing. Nothing I would change. This book was fantastic. So it had to be 5 stars.

Now don’t get me wrong. I didn’t like or enjoy this book, it’s not that kind of book. It is certainly not a romance with a lovey dovey happy ending. Far from it. This book is heartbreaking. It is full of darkness and sadness and it doesn’t even have a happy ending. Completely different to what I normally read then. Somehow though this book had me feeling all the emotions.

From the first chapter I was hooked. A little boy goes missing and as a mother myself my heart was in my mouth. The book then tells the story of the events leading up to the missing boy and afterwards. The only thing I had issue with was it took me a little while to get used to the different time changes but after a few chapters I soon adjusted and could easily tell what happened when. Alot happens in this book, it’s never boring. As soon as you pick it up you lose yourself and are at the edge of your seat the entire time. Eventually when you do put it down, it stays with you, you find yourself going over the things you read and longing to pick it back up so you can find out what happens and where the story takes you next.

I do feel this book may be hard for some people to read as it could contain triggers, I am pretty ok with most things but part of this was difficult for me and I did have to step away for a short time to breathe.

I thought this was a fantastic read and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to try something abit different to romance. I definitely want to read more by Nicola Cassidy.


Nicola Cassidy is a writer and blogger from Co. Louth, Ireland. She started her writing career early, entering short story competitions as a child and became an avid reader ‘Matilda’ style. She knew that one day, she would like to write a book.

Encouraged by her English teachers, she chose to study journalism at Dublin City University and while working in political PR and marketing, studied a series of advanced creative writing courses at the Irish Writers’ Centre. Later she set up a lifestyle and literary blog http://www.LadyNicci.com, which was nominated in the Ireland Blog Awards in 2015 and 2016.

December Girl, Nicola’s debut historical fiction novel is inspired by true events and is set in the mystical and ancient Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, famed for its stone age passage tombs, near to where she grew up.  She signed with Trace Literary Agency in 2016.

As well as being placed or shortlisted in a number of writing competitions, Nicola’s writing has been featured on widely read websites RTE Lifestyle, The Journal.ie, The Irish Times and Irish Central.com.

She lives with her husband and two young daughters in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.

Follow her at www.ladynicci.com, www.twitter.com/ladynicci or www.facebook.com/ladynicciblog.

DECEMBER GIRL can be purchased at the following outlets;

Amazon (UK) | Amazon


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