Sunday Book Review #ABRSC – What’s In a Name? Volume 2 by Sally Cronin

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Sunday Book Review

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

Welcome back to the first of my Sunday Book Reviews for the new year. I’m starting the year off with my review for multibook author, promoter and blogger, Sally Cronin’s heartwarming book – What’s in A Name? Volume 2.


This review is also a contribution to the Facebook Group #ABRSC (Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club) where I’m one of the host/admins with fellow authors and friends Marjorie Mallon and Colleen Chesebro. The December challenge was to read a book from a fellow author who is part of the group to encourage other readers to purchase and review books. This review and all future reviews I do will be shared to my other newly formed group with my colleague Colleen Cheseboro on Facebook – The Literary Diva’s Library.


What's in a Name by Sally Cronin

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Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone. In these sixteen short stories we discover the reasons why special men and women will stay in the hearts and minds of those who have met them. Romance, revenge and sacrifice all play their part in the lives of these characters.

Kenneth watches the love of his life dance on New Year’s Eve while Lily plants very special flowers every spring for her father. Martha helps out a work colleague as Norman steps back out into the world to make a difference. Owen brings light into a house and Patrick risks his life in the skies over Britain and holds back from telling a beautiful redhead that he loves her.

Meet Queenie and Rosemary who have both lost their husbands and must face a very different future. One that will take courage and the use of new technology.

Sonia is an entitled princess whose father has reached the end of his tether and Theresa has to deal with a bully in the checkout. Usher is an arrogant narcissist with a docile wife and is used to getting his own way and Vanessa worries about the future of her relationship with her teenage son.

Walter is a loner and is happy with just his dog for company, Xenia is the long awaited first baby of a young couple. Yves is a dashing romeo who has the tables turned on him unexpectedly and Zoe… Well she can see into the future.

In one way or another all these characters will be remembered by those whose lives they have touched.


My 5 Star Review:


Beautiful heartwarming short stories sure to grab at your heartstrings. Each story takes us into the life of a character with a significant name leaving us with a heartfelt message and an unexpected ending.

I’ve read the first volume and very much looked forward to and enjoyed Book 2. Cronin’s writing has a way of taking us into the character’s emotions, evoking an emotion in us in return, be it angst, fear, passion or grief. Kleenex warnings should come with this book as each story depicts the human heart and condition,

My favorites: Xenia – A mother’s love, Kenneth – Remembering, and undying love, Walter – Forgotten and found. Each story name in alphabetical order portends a memorable tale. From health and nutrition to short heartfelt stories, Sally Cronin’s books never disappoint.


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Books by Sally Cronin

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  1. Thanks, Debby. I loved the first book and will definitely be downloading this in the very near future.

    1. Oh that’s wonderful Toni. Thank you. Sally’s books are always a treat to read. 🙂 xx

    2. Thanks Toni and hope you enjoy when you have the time. xx

  2. Thank you so much Debby for the wonderful review and delighted you enjoyed some of my favourite stories too. I am thrilled of course. ♥

    1. My absolute pleasure to feature your book here today Sal. I hope many more read this beautiful book. <3

  3. A lovely review of Sally’s delightful book, Debby.

    1. Thanks Robbie. Everybody loves Sally’s stories. And I want to share for those who aren’t yet aware. 🙂

    2. Thank you Robbie.. and for you support hugs xx

    3. I agree. I was recently wondering which other book by Sally to read. Now I know. 🙂

  4. I just finished Sally’s Sam book. Such a good book! I am on the hunt for my next Sally book.

    1. So glad to hear. Sally never disappoints! 🙂

    2. Thank you Jacqui and for the wonderful review.. thrilled. x

  5. Excellent review, Debby. I’m looking forward to this one since I enjoyed the first so much. Kudos to Sally for another outstanding read. 🙂

    1. Thanks Diana. I love all Sally’s books. <3

    2. Thanks Diana.. I hope you enjoy when you have time. hugs xx

  6. “What’s In A Name”, reads like a great book. Congratulations, Sally! Thanks for the review, Debby!😊 Love your new FB group, The Literary Divas’ Library!

    1. Thanks for all your wonderful comments Vashti. And so glad you’re enjoying our new FB group. We (Colleen and I) are elated with the speed at which the group is growing. Thanks for being part of it. <3

  7. Fantastic review for an outstanding writer, Deb. I’m looking forward to reading ❤

    1. Thanks T. You will love it! <3

  8. Wonderful second book! I read both and loved them! I enjoyed all Sally’s books! ❤️

    1. Thanks for sharing that Janice. Sally’s books are always an engaging read. <3

  9. Great review, Deb. Been a while since I’ve visited– happy new year!

    1. HI D, Happy New Year back at you. Thanks for popping by. I even posted a #WATWB post for December, lol. 🙂

  10. Lovely review Deb! Sally writes from her heart. Congratulations dear friends. Love and hugs.

    1. Thanks B. That’s exactly it, Sally always gets to the heart in all her stories. 🙂 <3

  11. Lovely review, congrats to her and to you. 🙂

    1. Thanks a bunch Jane. 🙂 x

  12. A lovely tender review and I’ll make sure to have tissues to hand when reading! I love the idea of each story title being the name of the character…that is a great idea and this is one book I want to read soon. I read Sally’s first book in this series and loved it…drawn in by the characters.

    1. Thanks Annika. Well, if you loved the first book, there are more treats in store for the 2nd book. <3

  13. A lovely review to share, Debby. Thank you.
    I loved the first book and really looking forward to this one.
    Cheers to you both! 🙂

    1. Thanks Natalie. Sally’s stories are always heartwarming. 🙂 xx

  14. Lovely review of Sally’s book. Thanks for sharing the ABRSC hashtag. 🙂

    1. Thanks Marje. And of course! 🙂 xx

  15. Thanks, Debby. I love Sally’s stories, and I agree with your kleenex warning. She always manages to pull at the heartstrings. All the best.

    1. Thanks for confirming Olga. 🙂

  16. I agree, Debby. These are great stories by Sally, aren’t they? I don’t think I’ve read them all yet. I dip in when I have time. It’s great to promote them in both FB groups took. Thank you for your invitation to join the Literary Diva’s group. I’ve never thought of myself as diva potential. 🙂

    1. Thanks Norah. Glad to hear you’re savoring each of Sally’s stories. And hey, if you’re invited, you’re a diva! Feel free to share any great book reviews you come across there or any articles you may come across that have to do with book reviews or book creating. 🙂

      1. I’ll keep my eyes open. Thank you, Debby. You’re very generous. 🙂

        1. My pleasure Norah. 🙂 x

  17. Wonderful review, Debby!

    1. Thanks Jennie. Great book! 🙂

  18. Beautiful review of Sally’s last book, Debby. I also like the original idea and the blurb – a quick insight to every character without giving away too much. I’ll definitely check it out!

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