Review: Sinful Folk, Bookish Girl

New Review from Bookish Girl on her Summer Reading Project blog Sinful Folk, by Ned Hayes There are secrets behind secrets behind even more secrets in Ned Hayes’Sinful Folk. Just when you think you’ve gotten to the bottom of everything in this dark tale of justice, Hayes reveals something that turns everything around. And lurking behind the story is the actual history, making you wonder just how much of the fiction is actually fiction, and how much might actually have happened all those centuries ago. The writing is spare. Nothing is embellished. Nothing needs to be. But you’ll need to pay attention to every word and take nothing for granted. Five boys died a terrible death in December 1377. Their parents, maddened by grief set off from their...

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Review: “Heartbreaking, Beautiful Novel”

Re-blogged from http://denise.booklikes.com/post/816904/sinful-folk   What an absolutely heartbreaking, yet beautiful, novel. This is a historical fiction novel that takes place in the 1300’s in England. It follows Mear (aka Miriam), a woman disguised as a mute man, as she and a group of men from her village go on a journey to get justice for their dead sons. Mear lives in fear that her many secrets will be revealed and that she will be killed because of them.   You can’t help but feel for Mear while reading this. Not only is she filled with fear but she is also filled with grief over her tragic loss. Her emotions just spilled out on the pages and she came to life. I still cringe when I think about what happened to her throughout this novel....

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William Dietrich Endorsement — Sinful Folk

  “‘Sinful Folk’ is a beautiful and bleak tale – a murder mystery and a journey of personal revelation – of English commoners making an unimaginable journey of two hundred miles to seek justice and answers. Ned Hayes takes the reader on a time machine trip to the harsh and hopeful life that ordinary people really lived.” Great endorsement in email today for my novel Sinful Folk by New York Times best-selling historical author of the Ethan Gage series — William Dietrich Please like &...

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Sinful Folk: Amazon Best-Seller on BookBub sale today!

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me on this writing journey through the 17 revisions that created the new historical novel Sinful Folk.  I’m happy to tell that Sinful Folk is NOW a breakthrough best-seller on Amazon’s historical fiction, and historical mysteries and historical literary fiction lists! Right now, it’s #1 on the Historical Mystery list and #2 on the Mystery > Historical lists! Thank you to all my early readers! As a thank-you, I wanted to let you know that the price has been reduced temporarily by my publisher to $1.99 via a special BookBub promotion. Here’s the BookBub page to get the special price. And thanks again! Please like &...

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“Stunning, Suspenseful, Riveting” — Review

Wonderful 5 star review from Lori Zalewski on her book review site “Lusty Penguin.”   “Sinful Folk is a stunning, suspenseful, and a thoroughly gripping story of historical fiction by Ned Hayes. The author effectively uses actual historical events and masterfully creates a page-turning and emotion-filled journey told through the eyes of the protagonist, Mear. Along with vivid details of the time period, Hayes’s brilliant and rich narrative evokes the atmosphere, people, and history of the Middle Ages, fully immersing the reader in this story.”   “An emotional quest for justice with a downright amazing and memorable protagonist make Sinful Folk a riveting story that will haunt you long after reading the last word.”...

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