Marion Husband’s The Boy I Love Trilogy, called the “pinnacle of gay historical fiction” by Goodreads reviewer Erastes has recently had some great reviews from the Historical Novel Society.
Book one, The Boy I Love was reviewed by Ann Northfield who said the book “is character- and idea-driven rather than being action-packed, and the characters are particularly vivid and real. Although perhaps not the most loveable or nicest of people, they certainly remain in the mind after the book is closed as being fully fleshed and human.
Book two, All the Beauty of the Sun was reviewed by Barbara Goldie. Barbara said “The story is well researched and has lots of detail and emotion. It moves on at a cracking pace and keeps the reader’s interest so much that it could easily be read in one or two sessions.”
Book three Paper Moon was reviewed by Sally Zigmond who said “the writing is intelligent, and the emotions heartfelt”.
If you haven’t read the series yet you can buy them at the links below, and follow Marion on Twitter at: @MarionHusband.
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Say You Love Me sensitively explores childhood abuse, adoption and family loyalty. Pulling no punches, this enthralling, disturbing novel gives the reader a real insight into familial abuse.
Say You Love Me is a powerful, sensitive yet shocking, exploration of the long-lasting traumas caused by parental sexual abuse. Marion Husband’s superbly drawn, multi-dimensional characters, loving and hating freely, both fascinate and repel.
Ben Walker sets out to trace his father and discover the truth about his adoption in 1968. But the past holds secrets that his brother Mark is desperate to keep. Old hatreds between the brothers are rekindled and their adopted father is made to face his own guilt over the events of that spring of 1968.
Accent Press – New Books
The Good Father explores the nature of fatherhood and the bonds between fathers and their children in a gripping story of love, betrayal and adultery.
When Peter Wright’s father dies he leaves his entire fortune to Peter’s best friend Jack. Over a few weeks in the summer of 1959 the consequences of the old man’s legacy seriously affect three men’s lives, Jack, who has brought up his three children alone since his wife was killed, Wright’s solicitor Harry, who is trying to rebuild his relationship with his estranged son Guy, and Peter himself, whose friendship with Jack is threatened by his father’s death and the terrible secrets he has kept since his return from the Japanese POW camps.The Good Father explores the nature of fatherhood and the bonds between fathers and their children in a gripping story of love, betrayal and adultery.
Accent Press – New Books