Author of historical fiction and mystery romance novels set in Ireland and the UK
News and Reviews
01 February 2021 – As only 1.5% of you who have liked my Facebook Page can see what I post, I have created a readers group so I can keep you updated and for readers to discuss my novels. Tap/Click the image above to apply to join.
27 January 2021 – A Notice For Amazon UK Customers In The Republic of Ireland – Due to the UK leaving the European Union, Amazon UK will no longer ship my paperbacks to addresses in the Republic of Ireland. Amazon UK now only list my paperbacks as being available to ship to the Republic of Ireland from The Book Depository and, in some cases, from third party sellers charging extortionate postage rates. I’m sorry to have to advise Amazon UK customers in the Republic of Ireland to please DO NOT BUY MY PAPERBACKS THROUGH AMAZON UK as I have discovered they COST MORE from The Book Depository bought through Amazon UK than if bought directly from THE BOOK DEPOSITORY’S WEBSITE.
My paperbacks are the same retail price across Amazon GERMANY/FRANCE/SPAIN/ITALYbut my advice is toUSE THE BOOK DEPOSITORY’S WEBSITE IF YOU ARE BUYING JUST ONE BOOK AND TO USE AMAZON GERMANY IF YOU ARE BUYING MORE THAN ONE BOOK. This is incredibly frustrating but it’s completely out of my control, I’m afraid.
“A Forlorn Hope by Lorna Peel certainly brings up some controversial topics but doesn’t lean on the stereotypical mantra of everything bad happening to the poor. It’s very refreshing to see upper-middle-class families facing the same challenges. I would certainly recommend this saga to anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of late 1800s Dublin.”
“…This is definitely worth the read for fans of historical family sagas who enjoy a touch of romance as well.”
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24 September 2020 – A Forlorn Hope: The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Book Four is out now on Kindle, in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited.
20 May 2020 – The websites where my novels can be bought.
02 April 2020 – The Fitzgeralds of Dublin: Books 1 -3 Box Set is out now on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.
18 March 2020 – My search for birth mother mystery romance My Name Is Rachel is published on Kindle, in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited.
03 January 2020 – Into The Unknown received a Five Star Review from Grant Leishman at Readers’ Favorite
“This is an intensely readable book and one that was impossible to put down. There was always an air of expectancy, of danger over the burgeoning relationship and, as a reader, I was constantly adjusting my expectations of what would happen next. Needless to say, this is the hallmark of an excellent writer, which Peel clearly is.”
14 December 2019 – All the paperback editions of my novels are now available at Barnes & Noble. For all paperback vendors, please click on the home page and scroll to the bottom.
28 & 30 November 2019 – Into The Unknown is published and is available on Kindle, in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited.
10 December 2019 – A Summer of Secrets received a Four Star Review from Jaycee Allen at Readers’ Favorite.
“…an engaging, light-hearted, and stimulating read.”
My books can be suggested or requested for purchase for your local library via the library’s website, usually in the catalogue section, or contact your library directly. The details required for libraries to purchase and stock my print books are:
Title: A Scarlet Woman: The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Book One
“A Scarlet Woman is a real page turner, and I have no doubt that lovers of Irish tales will adore this story!”
01 June 2017 – Cover reveal – A Scarlet Woman: The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Book One – A Scarlet Woman will be released on 6 September 2017 and will be available for pre-order from 6 August 2017
02 February 2017 – A Five Star Review of Brotherly Love on Amazon US
“Very good read. It was good to feel a part of Ireland at that time in history. My grandparents were born there in the late 1800’s and emigrated to Canada in the early 1900’s. I bought the book this morning and couldn’t put it down all day.”
“An amazing read! I am of Irish descent and know about this period but not faction fighting etc.”
01 January 2017 – The Brotherly Love paperback is published!
17 December 2016 – A Four Star Amazon Review of New Blood from Rachel at Rae Reads
“Curl up in a comfy chair and enjoy this intriguing romance!”
03 November 2016 – New Blood is published!
01 November 2016 – A Review of New Blood from Nikki Mason at Best Chick Lit
“Sophia and Thomas have obviously got the hots for each other from the start and this book really crackles with sexual tension. Add to that family secrets, a rambling house, a vengeful drug dealer and an array of calamitous parents and you’ve got one hell of a book!”
12 September 2016 – A Five Star Review of New Blood from Amanda Schnellenberger at Goodreads
“I must admit, I hadn’t heard of the author before and my expectations of the book were pretty low. I had no idea that I would be sucked in and completely absorbed with it for two days until I finished it! I fell in love with the characters flaws and all!…I found this book to be a great read. The author really drew me in and is an amazing story teller.”
24 August 2016 – A Five Star Review of The Image of Her from Tina at A Reader’s Review Blog.
“Beautifully written…I enjoyed the author’s effortless writing style and captivating plot and character development.“
“Lorna Peel has written a fascinating story. She gives just the right amount of information and perfectly times when the reader is ready for something new. This kept me hooked and made me want to keep reading. Within the mystery and romance also lies the truth and the full story really shocked me. This is my first book by Lorna Peel and after reading The Image of Her I know it won’t be my last.”
“The plot had many twists and turns and was unique. I found myself reading when I should have been doing other things. I didn’t guess the whole truth until the author revealed it. I don’t think you would either.”
24 November 2015 – A 5 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown on Amazon.com
“The story instantly draws the reader in from the first page and keeps one mesmerized until the last page is turned.”
08 November 2015 – Into The Unknown is now a BEST SELLER reaching #83 in 20th Century Historical Romance on Amazon.com
02 November 2015 – A 5 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
“I had a real sense that I was in the hands of a storyteller who had done their research. Names, dates, places, music, and even attitudes felt authentic to the period.”
29 October 2015 – A 5 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
“Lorna Peel delivers a heartfelt love story between adults who triumphed during the trials of WWII.”
20 October 2015 – A 5 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown by Tina Williams at A Reader’s Review Blog.
“Emotional and poignant, beautifully done!”
15 September 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown by Bee Halton at Butterfly-o-Meter Books.
“Delightful story with many twists and turns.”
08 September 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown on Amazon.com
“Into the Unknown is a fantastic look at the changes that took place in traditional relationships between men and women during the Second World War.”
21 August 2015 – A 5 Star REVIEW of Into The Unknown on Amazon.com
“True lovers of historical romance will be in their element and begging for more.”
19 August 2015 – A REVIEW of Into The Unknown by Bailey Ember at Texas Book Nook.
“I think Lorna Peel has done a great job of having a story that really takes you back to the time she is writing about…I enjoyed this romance immensely. It was very well done and the pacing was spot on.”
17 August 2015 – A 5 Star REVIEW for Into The Unknown on Amazon.com
“Excellent glimpse into life during World War II…”
16 August 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW for Into The Unknown on Amazon.com
“This book was really good. This book is great for people who love historical romances. It starts when England declares war on Germany and goes through to the end of the war. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romances as well as historical romances.”
04 August 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW for Into The Unknown on Amazon.com
“I found myself drawn into the story of Kate and Charlie, following them through the ups and downs of their relationship and of the war. I enjoyed the snippets of history intertwined with the story, there was enough for you to understand the major events taking place without it feeling like a history lesson. I felt the era was described realistically without being too horrific.”
12 July 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW for Only You on Amazon.com
“What a good story! Character development was excellent, the story flowed well. I really liked the fact the the main characters were written true to their age…An excellent job by the author.”
19 May 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW for Only You on Amazon.com
“A very nice read…All in all, a book I can see myself reading again.”
18 May 2015 – A 4 Star review for Into The Unknown from Mandie at FOXYLUTELY BOOKS.
“…an engrossing and in depth read with likeable and believable characters set amongst a time of history that I found fascinating. I would definitely recommend this to others. Four stars.”
13 May 2015 – A 4 Star review for Into The Unknown from Lacey Wolfe at Book Babe on AMAZON.COM
“I’d recommend this book. It was a well written romance that will keep your attention.”
25 April 2015 – A 4 Star REVIEW for Into The Unknown from Carrie at Just One More Chapter.
“Lorna Peel did a wonderful job writing a story that keeps the reader engaged and I enjoyed every minute of the book.”
16 April 2015 – A 4 Star review for Into The Unknown from Jo at JaffaReadsToo on AMAZON UK
“I really enjoyed the story and was absorbed from the beginning in the way Kate and Charlie’s lives progressed. I genuinely cared about what happened to them, and testament to the author’s storytelling skill, I read the book almost in one sitting, as I wanted to find out how the story progressed.”
15 April 2014 – A 5 Star reader REVIEW for Only You on Amazon UK.
“Thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance from Lorna Peel. She told Jane and Robert’s story in a convincing and warm way, and they are believable and likeable characters, so I was rooting for them all the way through. Would highly recommend ‘Only You’ to fans of modern romance, and I spent some enjoyable hours immersed between its ‘covers’.”
30 March 2015 – The first REVIEW for Into The Unknown from Kelly-Lynne Reimer at Historical Fiction Addicts.
“If you love romance, World War 2, and want a different perspective of this time period, then Into the Unknown is a novel you will want to read.”
“ONLY YOU by Lorna Peel is a fabulous romance about trust in relationships under a microscope…I also love how vulnerable Robert is with Jane and how he fights for their relationship. Best of all, none of the character development is plagued with stereotypical, melodramatic fluff that so often ruins a great novel…Overall, this was a fabulous novel!”
“ONLY YOU by Lorna Peel is a fabulous romance about trust in relationships under a microscope. In this case, under the ever-hungry, watchful eyes of the paparazzi. The novel encourages a “don’t believe everything that you read” philosophy, which is especially important in this age of the Internet. I give it five stars.”
13 September 2013 – Added Into The Unknown to Goodreads.