Local author sets teen series in West Highlands

Strontian author Sylvia Hehir publishes the second in her Love and the Village series this week.

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Strontian author, Sylvia Hehir, has set her contemporary teen series, Love and the Village, in a fictional Scottish west highland location.

Delivered, which LoveReading4Kids calls an ‘absolute gem of a book’, is the second book in the series, and is published this week.

The story follows 17-year-old Frankie as she sets off with her boyfriend to play in a band in Glasgow. However, her plans go awry when her estranged sister turns up as Frankie is about to leave.

This is a fun-to-read story of sisterhood, self-belief and delivering the goods.

The first book in the series, Deleted, was published in early 2020, also by Garmoran
Publishing. It has gained lots of praise from readers and reviewers alike. Katie Napier, a school librarian says: ‘Sylvia Hehir has done an exceptional job of creating a fun YA novel.

‘With relatable characters, accurate thoughts and real-life experiences, this book has become top of my recommendation list for students. I can’t wait to read Delivered next!’

Bridget Carrington from Armadillo Children’s Book Review magazine called Deleted, ‘Funny, insightful, fast-moving, sometimes scary but always an engaging read.’

Copies of both books are available from all bookshops, either on the High Street or online. Both books are available as ebooks on Amazon and the audiobook of Deleted is available on Audible, Apple Books, Chirp, as well as other audiobook outlets.

Sylvia’s debut YA thriller, Sea Change, published in 2019 by Stirling Publishing, Edinburgh, was winner of the Pitlochry Quaich and was shortlisted for the prestigious Caledonia Novel Award.