Fireflies and Chocolate, my second historical novel

Fireflies and Chocolate, the new historical novel from Ailish Sinclair

Originally posted 2020.

GWL Publishing have accepted my next historical novel, FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE, for publication Spring 2021. I am lucky to have a publisher who is so understanding about my current health issues; all the deadlines for various edits are flexible.

Fireflies and Chocolate, released April 2021

The book was inspired by the 600 children who were kidnapped in Aberdeen during the 1740s and sold into indentured servitude in the American colonies. You will meet the Manteith family again, and see the castle and the stone circle, though the story doesn’t stay there long.

There’s some real historical figures again. There’s a love story again, though it’s quite different from the one in THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR. And, this time, there’s chocolate, in the form of hot chocolate 😀

Article in The Evening Express

Amazon: kindle or paperback 


See the FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE PAGE for full details.

Fireflies and Chocolate by Ailish Sinclair

I hope you’re all staying safe and well during these strange times of lockdown and isolation. I’m posting photos of #goodthings from my phone archives on Twitter and Instagram each day at the moment.

sunset over the loch
Sunset over the loch, from 2014

THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR is now free to download on Kindle Unlimited here.

The Mermaid and the Bear by Ailish Sinclair

96 Replies to “Fireflies and Chocolate, my second historical novel”

  1. How excitingly fabulous, I look forward to hearing more about your new novel. And what a glorious photo ❤️

  2. Look forward to reading the story but… hundreds of children kidnapped? My heart’s breaking already. Take care, look after yourself and good luck with the editting (or editing, whatever)

  3. Congratulations, Ailish! That book sounds quite interesting. I’ll look forward to it.

    I wish you better health. Keep safe during these unusual times.

  4. Congratulations! This book sounds so interesting, and I really want to look into the history behind it. I know so little about Scotland’s history! Can’t wait to hear more about it

  5. Congratulations! I am awaiting arrival of your first book from Amazon, and I love your photos and posts on Scotland. Stay safe during these tumultuous times!

    1. I understand books are taking a wee while longer to come from Amazon just now, but I hope it’s with you soon. You take care and stay safe too 🙂

  6. Wow, that sounds like a fascinating premise for your story! It seems there is a lot of literature out there on the experience of slaves during that time, but not very much on the thousands pressed into indentured servitude– let alone the fact that many of them were children! Very excited to read this one.

  7. Congratulations! Wow, I was thinking it sounded like a good read for a cozy night from the title, but the topic sounds dead serious. I’d want to read that during the day so I could really devote my full mind to it.

  8. Sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic book! Can’t wait to read it when it comes out ☺️ Also I love all your photos!

  9. Congratulations! Gives me hope that I’ll someday find the same in a publisher someday. I look forward to reading it, too. Sounds like a very interesting read! Good luck with everything.

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