I am pleased to announce that The Stars That Govern Us was selected as a Finalist for the 2020 Wishing Shelf Book Award in the Adult Fiction category. You can check out the full finalist list here.
‘A character-led historical novel, intelligently written and with plenty of pace. A FINALIST and highly recommended!’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
What Readers Had To Say.
One of the cool things about the Wishing Shelf Award is the author receives feedback from the judges.
Of the nineteen readers who read The Stars That Govern Us:
19 would read another book by this author.
19 thought the cover was good or excellent.
18 felt it was easy to follow.
19 would recommend this book to another reader to try.
“I would happily read another book by this author. And another. And another!” Female reader, aged 71
“It just shows, even a surgeon isn’t perfect. This is a gripping story of two men trying to be first in a very different sort of race. The writing style is simple with plenty of pace, and the research seems top notch. A thoroughly enjoyable story.” Male reader, aged 26
“The two central characters, Pete and Alec, shine all the way until the last page of the book. I didn’t know much about heart surgery and how it developed, but I do now. This an utterly compelling read, perfect for readers who enjoy learning whilst being entertained.” Female reader, aged 63
“You don’t find historical novels much different than this. I suspect anybody who enjoys a character-led story and/or medical novels, will find this a compelling read.” Male reader, aged 36