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Beth Moran grew up in a Nottinghamshire before studying biochemistry at Leeds, working as a scientist in Liverpool, and then as an antenatal educator back in Nottinghamshire.
Following some deep soul searching, Beth embarked on her next adventure. By the time she’d tapped out the first chapter she knew she’d found what she was born to do, and suddenly all those hours spent daydreaming made sense.
When not writing novels, Beth works as a bid writer, and is part a church leadership team, running a youth club and the annual ladies’ night where she gets to dig out her dancing shoes.
Having overcome childhood selective mutism, Beth regularly speaks at conferences and on BBC Radio Nottingham’s Pause for Thought. She is a trustee of Free Range Chicks, a women’s network, and I still living in Nottinghamshire with her husband and three children.
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A lovely warm and hope-filled read, this is a romance with heart, soul and compassion. Faith is engaged, however she has a pain-filled secret, will it remain buried, or will life throw a great big strop in the midst of her wedding preparations? Faith is such an engaging character, she is easy to like and imagine as a friend. Occasionally the novel floats back in time, revealing Faith’s past, piece, by often jagged piece. As with Beth Moran’s previous titles, there is more to this captivating romance than the traditional will they, won’t they scenario. The author excels in making her characters feel real, she looks at the darker side of life, yet fun and frolics also abound. ‘The Name I call Myself’ is thought-provoking, yet it’s also ready to put a great big smile on your face, how delightful!
An appealing, bitter-sweetly emotional tale about friendship and second chances. This is the second novel I’ve read by Beth Moran, she doesn't shy away from heartache or the ups and downs in life, consequently it’s easy to connect to the relationships within her stories. At 33, having hit rock bottom both emotionally and financially, Ruth is returning to her parent’s home. There are a lot of interesting and occasionally quirky characters within this story, with family, friends and villagers popping up to make an appearance. Amusing moments, twinkles of romance, and a particularly scary episode sit alongside the everyday yet stimulating reality of being part of a family. ‘I Hope You Dance’ is an engaging and affectionate story, ready to warmly welcome you to Ruth’s return to life while living in a small market town. ~ Liz Robinson December 2015 Book of the Month.
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If such a thing can exist, this lovely book feels like a true to life fairy tale, full of heartache, pain, mental anguish and yet oodles of hope, hilarity and affection too. Marion has known the deepest and darkest of losses in her life and in the process of learning to survive has lost herself along the way. As she tries to find out about her father’s past in the enticing Sherwood Forest, she begins to laugh, love and live again. The author has the ability to describe both happiness and torment, sometimes at the same time, with a lot of compassion and understanding. This will possibly be described as a romance, however it’s so much more than that, this is a book to make your eyes weep, your emotions swell and your heart sing. ~ Liz Robinson A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... 'When Making Marion landed on my desk I started reading and couldn't stop – never mind the books I was meant to be sending off to press! Reading fiction in an open-plan office is always tricky – especially with Making Marion as the manuscript had me both giggling out-loud and trying to hide my tears. Making Marion is a really funny, heart-warming story, with all the joy of chick-lit but with characters that have real depth, who you are really rooting for by the end of the book. Enjoy!' - Jessica Tinker, Editor, Lion Hudson