Book Review: The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Beth Moran’s newest release. The Name I Call Myself is out now – both in Kindle Edition and paperback. If you get a chance, do go and check out the other stops on this blog tour.

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All Faith Harp wants is a quiet life – to take care of her troubled brother, Sam, earn enough money to stop the wolves snapping at her heels, and to keep her past buried as deep as possible. And after years of upheaval, she might have just about managed it: she’s engaged to the gorgeous and successful Perry, is holding down a job, and Sam’s latest treatment seems to actually be working this time. But, for Faith, things never seem to stay simple for long. Her domineering mother-in-law-to-be is planning a nightmare wedding, including the wedding dress from hell. And the man who killed her mother is released from prison, sending her brother tumbling back into mental illness. When secretly planning the wedding she really wants, Faith stumbles across a church choir that challenges far more than her ability to hold a tune. She ends up joining the choir, led by the fierce choir-mistress, Hester, who is determined to do whatever it takes to turn the motley crew of women into something spectacular. She also meets Dylan, the church’s vicar, who is different to any man she has ever met before.


This novel is the second Beth Moran book I’ve read and I enjoyed it just as much.

Faith is a wonderful character and the storyline completely took me by surprise. From reading the back cover I was prepared for a light-hearted romantic read, but The Name I Call Myself offers so much more than just that. Some darker secrets were uncovered, Faith has a lot on her plate caring for her brother, she has to deal with a not so easy future mother-in-law and the list goes on! There are quite a few sensitive issues covered in this book and I thought the author dealt with these fantastically.

I especially liked the strong bond Faith forms with Hester, the choir-mistress and also with Dylan, the church’s vicar. These relationships were such a contrast to Faith’s past that was trying to keep up with her.

Beth Moran is definitely an author to watch. Her books truly offer something special and different.  



1 Comment

  1. July 30, 2016 / 8:57 am

    This isn’t a book I would have picked up from the cover but your review has me intrigued. I’ll definitely be adding The Name I Call Myself to my TBR list.

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