When a parent teaches you to trust no one and to never be vulnerable, will you ever be able to love?

For most of Francesca’s life her ballet has been the only stable thing she’s known, giving her a voice and enough self-confidence to deal with her verbally abusive dad, Phillip.

Now she’s finally able to leave his dysfunctional home and is willing to sacrifice everything to take her younger sister, Jenny, with her.

But when she suddenly comes face to face with a situation, and a person, she cannot ignore, she soon realizes that not everything is quite so easy to give up after all, and she finds herself struggling to make a choice before it’s too late…

For Francesca’s last chance to save her sister, will her vulnerability be a blessing or a curse?

Where do I start with this beautiful novel that is so hard to describe because no words can describe how perfect it is? Let’s start with how incredibly moving and touching it is; this dramatic novel written by the fantastic Nova Fornell is stunning, and I loved every moment of it. Francesca’s Voice incorporates many different, critical themes such as family, relationships, friendships, love, ballet, and abuse. Although on first appearance it may seem that all of these topics are not able to be perfectly blended together, they are, because Nova Fornell is a rare gem in the literature world. What makes Fornell even more special is that Francesca’s Voice is her debut novel! Yes, her debut novel and it is utterly brilliant, so already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this fantastic story.

Francesca’s Voice follows the life of Francesca as she struggles to find herself. Francesca’s father is verbally abusive which damages Francesca’s self-confidence, but her confidence is not entirely shattered yet as the ballet is there to help her. The ballet has been the only stable thing in her life and the only thing she loves, well, the ballet and her adorable younger sister Jenny.

One day Francesca decides that enough is enough and that she needs to be away from her abusive father Philip and she is willing to take her sister too and risk it all. But when something happens, something I can’t spoil, her plan will be thrown up in the air, and she will have to make a troubling choice before it is too late and this book lovers, is the premise of the wonderful Francesca’s Voice.

The story of Francesca’s Voice is a moving one which will move its readers as well as inspire them to use their voice and move on if need be. The incredible protagonist of the novel, Francesca is terrific, her narration and personality shine right off the page so that she is incredibly believable and this is all thanks to the beautiful author’s talent.

Nova Fornell is a gem, a pure literary talent because she managed to captivate and enthrall me from the very first page. Her beautiful, descriptive literature that is charged with emotion is flawless and will have her readers turning the page with haste and reading into the early hours of the morning… I know I did!

As I am a huge lover of contemporary fiction with poignant themes, it is no surprise that I adore this novel and so, I have no choice but to award this wonderful book a dazzling Five Stars because it deserves it! Fornells beautiful literature will charm you and that is a rare talent to find these days so please, read this excellent book and get lost in an incredible story… besides, this book has ballet, who does not love ballet!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Francesca’s Voice; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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Thank you so much again for reading!

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Thank you so much for the lovely review, Aimee Ann, your words truly touched me! I have always loved working on most kinds of creative projects, but nothing thrills me as much as the act of creative writing. As I am an economist by day, I need a bit of personal creative time in my spare time, so this is where my writing comes in. Francesca’s Voice is currently available in Kindle e-book and paperback format, but I hope to have an audiobook version in the future. At the moment, I am writing the sequel to Francesca’s Voice, so stay tuned! Thanks again, Aimee Ann!

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Nova thank you for your kind and lovely email! Your words mean so much to me and I am so pleased that you liked my review! I think it is wonderful how you use writing as an escapism from your job, you are inspiring showing people that you can have a day job but also find time to write!

Readers – Please feel free to comment any questions you may have for Nova, I am sure she will be happy to answer them when she is not busy writing her second book!

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