Sandy Taylor

Sandy Taylor

Sandy Taylor
Agent: Kate Hordern

Sandy’s ninth novel, RETURN TO THE IRISH BOARDING HOUSE, was published by Bookouture on 13 May 2024. 

Sandy Taylor grew up in 1950s and 1960s Brighton, and now lives in Somerset. She is the author of THE IRISH BOARDING HOUSE (Bookouture 1 September 2022), a Kindle #1 in British & Irish Historical Literature category, THE IRISH NANNY (Bookouture 30 July 2021), a Kindle #1 bestseller in three categories simultaneously and #24 in the Kindle Top 100, THE ORPHAN’S DAUGHTER (Bookouture 5 February 2020), which was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s 2021 Romantic Saga category awards, THE LITTLE ORPHAN GIRL (Bookouture, 24 September 2018), a Kindle Top 100 bestseller and a #1 Kindle Saga Bestseller, THE RUNAWAY CHILDREN (Bookouture 8 December 2017), which spent almost two weeks at the #1 Kindle Saga Bestseller position in December 2017, WHEN WE DANCED AT THE END OF THE PIER (Bookouture March 2017), COUNTING CHIMNEYS (Bookouture June 2016) and  THE GIRLS FROM SEE SAW LANE (Bookouture December 2015). Sandy Taylor’s novels have received over 76 million Kindle Unlimited Page Reads, and she is published in three languages.


“Oh my word what a story, I loved this book; witty, enchanting, that will definitely pull at your heartstrings as you read.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 star

“A heartbreaking story of WWII. Loved it so much!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Outstanding!… It gripped me from the first page until the last!… When a book makes your heart break it deserves all the stars.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Beautiful, harrowing, heart-warming, and heartbreaking all at the same time… 5/5 stars.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“This story is exquisite perfection. Well crafted, beautifully written, emotional, poignant and immersive. I loved every word. I was enthralled with the story all the way to the end and stayed up too late reading, but it was worth it.” Goodreads Reviewer
“A laugh out loud story that I fell in love with. This was a story drenched in family and friendship and I could not put it down.” Crossroad Reviews, 5 stars
“The gut-wrenching feelings this narrative unearthed brought me to tears numerous times with its emotive words and insightful views on life and love. The writing was simply breathtaking, it was witty and beautiful in the same measure and it has quite frankly stolen my heart.” Stacy is Reading, 5 stars

Oh my word what a fabulous book… I just loved every page of it. This book drew me right in and I was glued to it right up to the final page… A massive 5 stars from me.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Oh my heart… Outstanding… such a beautiful heart-warming and at times heart-breaking story. This touched my heart! I felt all the emotions while reading this story… this book will be going straight into my top 20 of 2018… stunning… I devoured and lost myself in this book… Brilliant. Five stars.” Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
“Wow… right from the start I was hooked to the pages… brilliant… full of joy and also heartbreak… my heart was being wrenched out… an absolutely gorgeous story full of highs and lows… I couldn’t put this book down.” Katie’s Book Cave, 5 stars
“Five Stars! I fell in love with this book as soon as I started reading it…” Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

“WOW!!!!! An unforgettable journey of hope, love, heartbreak… I fell in love with the characters right away.” A Book With Review, 5 stars
“Five Stars! I fell in love with this book as soon as I started reading it… I loved all the characters, especially Olive. A heart-warming and funny story about family, friends and love. As Olive would say: absolutely bloody wonderful!” Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
“An emotional, addictive read that I am certain will stay with me for a long time. Sandy’s writing is flawless… For hours, I was completely lost in the world that she had created. This book had me smiling then crying and sometimes doing both at the same time.” A Haven for Book Lovers, 5 stars
“THE RUNAWAY CHILDREN is a book that readers will treasure. It’s one of those reads that is timeless and will be enjoyed for many years to come. Mesmerizing, beautiful, sweet, funny, I just adored THE RUNAWAY CHILDREN and feel bereft at having now finished it. Without a doubt this is one book I could read again and again… Simply wonderful!” By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
“I absolutely adore this author. She has a way of transporting you to the world of her stories and the lives of her characters – books like hers are why I read. This was a beautiful book – I was invested in the lives of the characters, I lived out their dramas and came away changed… Loved it!” Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

“A beautiful and emotional read. I don’t think I can remember the last time a book moved me to tears so many times whilst reading it. I shed tears of happiness as well as sadness.”By the Letter Book Reviews
“What an amazing, sensitively written, emotional, poignant and absolutely wonderful story! The author’s writing is exquisite and we are drawn into Maureen’s world, feeling for all the characters every step of the way.” Renita D’Silva
“Right from the first page I was glued to it and just didn’t want to put it down. Sandy Taylor is one amazing writer and the way she writes and describes the character really pulls you into the story. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It is simply amazing.” Goodreads Review
“The dramatic scenes are heart-wrenching…The author really managed to write a beautiful tale about family, true love and friendship.” La Biblio De Caro

“COUNTING CHIMNEYS is an emotionally charged novel that had me so enthralled that I lost all track of time. It is full of hope, love and heartbreak with some amazing friendships that will warm the cockles of your heart.” The Letter Book Reviews
“It’s the perfect book to lose yourself in on a long, hot summer day. A gentle read, moving at times, and one that leaves you with a warm glow when you turn the final page.” Cal Turner Reviews
“It’s heart-wrenching storyline will totally absorbed. Will totally capture your heart. Eagerly awaiting the next installment.” Good Reads Reviewer

“An emotional and compelling storyline, and a brilliant setting in time and place” Louise Douglas, author of the Richard & Judy picked THE SECRETS BETWEEN US
“I loved this novel so much, even though it’s probably the most heart-breaking story I’ve read all year…it will totally absorb you and capture your heart.” That Thing She Reads
“A beautifully written tale of friendship, family, loyalty and betrayal. It is in turn both heart-warming and tragic.” The Welsh Librarian
“What a delightful book … A wonderful trip back to the 60s. I would give it more than 5 stars if there were more to give.” Library Thing
“Heartwarming, but also extremely heartbreaking … I don’t think it really matters who you are, almost anyone would find something they enjoy about THE GIRLS FROM SEESAW LANE.” The Reading Head
“The emotions were so intense … it was just incredible to read.” My Bookish Ramblings