Praise for Rhian J. Martin's A Different Familiar
“This novel has all of the traits of strong writing: superb character development, tightly intertwined plots, subtle symbolism, and a satisfying conclusion. The story engages readers and following the evolution of different characters is a deeply moving experience.”
"Extremely well written. Her character development was wonderful. I enjoyed the twists and turns that the story took. Having been to Ireland, and to Galway and the Aran Islands in particular, I felt like I was back in that wonderful country. The author possesses quite a talent with the written word."
"Rhian Martin has the gift of storytelling which reminds me of the late Maeve Binchy or Frank Delaney. She is an up and coming author in her own right! 'A Different Familiar' is a novel that is enjoyable, relatable, and thought provoking. I am definitely looking forward to her next novel."
"Well I can honestly say I was sad when I completed A Different Familiar. The author pulled me right into Galway and the events of the story. I didn't want my time with these characters to end. I am not the fastest reader but I read this book in 5 days. That alone is high praise."
"By the end of this novel you will connect with all three of the main characters: the charismatic yet timid Ellen, the outgoing yet insecure Stephen, and even the lonely and depressed Ronan, at least once. But even more so, you will yearn to visit Galway, a character in its own right, whose unique setting makes for an incredible tale."
"Amazing description throughout the novel. Each character had a unique story line and they all developed throughout the novel instead of staying stagnant, which I appreciated. Loved all the little touches that connected the characters together."