I’ve been sick with a virus this week. I don’t know if it was THE virus, but I was pretty ill. And I missed the publication day for my beloved Palace Records.
My lovely publisher Spellbound Books posted about it, but I wanted to let you know it was here. I loved writing this book. It took me back to the days of Wigan Casino and Northern Soul. It took me to Manchester and Afflecks Palace, and to when I used to dress as Madonna!
I am not Izzy, but my eternal love of music was poured into this novel. I would love it if you read it and let me know what you think.
Here’s a bit about it:
A Story of Music, Truth, and Redemption:
In the heart of the city, Izzy Cranshaw faces a crossroads. As the owner of Palace Records in Manchester, she’s struggling to keep her beloved vinyl haven alive after the tumultuous past few years. With her team by her side and personal challenges weighing on her, Izzy’s life takes an unexpected turn.
Amidst family drama and financial worries, a proposal to buy Palace Records emerges, forcing Izzy to make a life-altering choice. In a desperate bid to save her shop, Izzy delves into the world of house clearances and car boot sales. There, she discovers the remarkable legacy of Alan Hunt, a music enthusiast whose story mirrors her own. She embarks on a search for a rare Northern Soul record but will she find the soundtrack to her life?
As Izzy and her friends unravel Alan’s mysterious past, they embark on a journey of self-discovery, love, and the enduring magic of music. Secrets are unveiled, truths confronted, and unexpected love blooms.
Just when it seems all is lost, a hidden treasure offers hope. But Izzy’s personal battles are far from over. She must mend her fractured relationships, facing revelations that could reshape her family dynamics forever.
“Palace Records” is an uplifting story of resilience, music’s transformative power, and the importance of embracing the truth. Discover a story of love, truth, Northern Soul and the enduring magic of vinyl records in this heart-warming novel.