Letter H April A To Z Challenge #AtoZChallenge

Day 8 of the A to Z Challenge and my theme is characters from books I’ve read, plus a little audience participation piece.

Letter H is for Rose Haldane from Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby.


Ignoring Gravity is contemporary fiction, we meet Rose Haldane, a thirty-five year old journalist. She works for the London Herald and is currently working on a couple of projects; an interview with Nick Maddox from Biocare Beauty and an article on early menopause.
Rose’s sister Lily is married to William. Lily is trying for a baby to the point of obsession. Their mother has recently passed over and together they are sorting through all her belongings when they discover a set of diaries. Rose is left reeling when she discovers evidence that she was adopted. Her father is struggling with his own grief and is unable to offer Rose the support or the answer she needs.
Going into full scale research mode, Rose begins an adoption search process. She’s shocked when she is given a copy of her birth certificate and needs to find more answers to quench her thirst for her new extended family. Both Rose and Lily seek comfort and support as they go on a roller-coaster ride of life. Memories are dug up and old wounds opened and some are finally healed. The final piece of the puzzle slips into place just as Rose decides it’s no longer healthy to be so obsessed with her search.
Sandra did a fantastic job writing about all the adoption processes and emotions that would be involved for anyone wanting to find their real parents. I thought the articles that Rose was also writing for work played an important role too. They could have been just some of the reasons why couples adopt children. All in all a really great read.
Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
My audience participation involves thinking up a book title using the letter H for the picture below.

A book title and cover picture can often make or break a book sale. Is a book cover eye-catching? Does the book title appeal to the reader?

Have fun creating book titles from my own pictures, you might even think about a genre they could fit.

Lundi Ferry
Leave your answers in the comments below and I’ll be choosing my favourites.

Here are some fellow challengers for you to visit today






During the tour we are asking readers to leave comments on blog posts, thank you.

Strip banner

65 thoughts on “Letter H April A To Z Challenge #AtoZChallenge

  1. Thanks to everyone who got involved with yesterday’s book title game, here are my favourites; Grilling the Gas, Geezer, what geezer? Gurgling Ardour, Dymond Gyser, The Geyser Mystery, Geothermal Games, Gamble and Gerry and The Geyser Trouble. Don’t forget to use the letter of the day in your titles today.


  2. This novel sounds right up my street, Rosie. A multi-layered relationship tale of love and misunderstanding, super.
    Book title …Haunted Horizons …on the ship a handful of passengers meet themselves in the future, message, ‘be careful what you wish for’!


  3. I’m ashamed to say I was given a copy to review some months ago. I’m definitely getting back to it after reading your review. Sounds right up my street:)


  4. Sorry, just noticed the letter is ‘H’ of course!!! I was fooled by another one!!!

    Right – please remove my other two comments!
    A dark drama about a man marrooned on a rocky island who cannot wave to passing ships as he has no arms!!!


  5. Thanks for featuring Rose Haldane, Rosie! My title for today is ‘Coasting Around’. Ah, just realized it should have a ‘H’ in it – I’m a bit slow on the uptake this morning – how about ‘High Water’. SD


  6. I can imagine that Rose had to undertake some exacting research for this novel. It sounds ideal for anyone who likes contemporary women’s fiction with more than a touch of reality. As for the title – Horror on the Honeymoon Cruise.


  7. I love stories where people uncover family secrets. Today’s title: Hidden Below Deck. Captain Horatio Hitchcock has plenty to hide in this nail-biting thriller.


  8. This book sounds fascinating and I love the title and cover as well!
    Title? High Jinks on the High Seas the tale of a band of lovable pirates who take from the rich to give to the poor.


  9. Pingback: The A-Z way to find new authors to read, says Sandra Danby

  10. Hi Rosie .. Rose Haldane – this sounds a really good book for many who’d like to know more about the subject. I imagine it’s really interesting.

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is my book .. cheers Hilary


  11. I’ve added this book to my reading list, which is patiently awaiting my attention at the end of April.

    Hmm. I’m rotten at titles, but here goes. Hogwarts on the High Seas: Harry Potter Takes a Cruise


  12. Wow, I love the sound of the book and have added it to my TBR pile. 🙂 As for the title… hmmm… Horror at the Helm? My best guess with my brain being so fried. Is it the weekend yet? Remind me next year Rosie to not put so much on my plate in April. O-o


  13. Sounds like a fabulous book! I can’t imagine finding out you’ve been adopted after living for 30-some years believing otherwise. What a ride! Once a budding journalist, I would like the storyline of the journalist sister.
    Michele at Angels Bark


Comments are closed.