Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Newsletter Updates

Join Now

The Girl from Ha Giang

The Girl from Ha Giang
  • Author(s): Martin Love
  • Location(s): Ha Giang
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Political
  • Era(s): Modenn

The Girl from Kilkenny

The Girl from Kilkenny
  • Author(s): Pete Brassett
  • Location(s): Kilkenny
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Present day

Detectives in a sleepy Irish town are baffled by a string of murders and a missing girl Who was Nancy McBride and where did she disappear to? The cold-blooded murder of an American tourist in his hotel room has...

The Girl from Lace Island

The Girl from Lace Island
  • Author(s): Joanna Rees
  • Location(s): Kerala
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1989 and 2016

Set on an island off Kerala… Some bonds will never break . . . 1989 When happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Leila is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a cold English boarding school, it is just the beginning...

The Girl from Oto

The Girl from Oto
  • Author(s): Amy Maroney
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Renaissance era and modern day

Historical fiction set in the Pyrenees, London, Oxford, St. Andrews, Amsterdam, Bruges. In The Girl from Oto, a young American scholar navigates a foreign world, experiencing friendship, betrayal and love as she chases the ghost of a Renaissance-era artist through...

The Girl from Summer Hill

The Girl from Summer Hill
  • Author(s): Jude Deveraux
  • Location(s): Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn’t see what every girl in town is...

The Girl from the Coast

The Girl from the Coast
  • Author(s): Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Location(s): Indonesia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Pramoedya’s The Girl from the Coast tells the story of a beautiful young woman from a fishing village who finds herself in an arranged marriage with a wealthy aristocrat. Forced to leave her parents and home behind, she moves...

The Girl from the Hermitage

The Girl from the Hermitage
  • Author(s): Molly Gartland
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s/1980s

It is December 1941, and eight-year-old Galina and her friend Vera are caught in the siege of Leningrad, eating soup made of wallpaper, with the occasional luxury of a dead rat. Galina’s artist father Mikhail has been kept away...

The Girl from the Tea Garden

The Girl from the Tea Garden
  • Author(s): Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Location(s): North East India
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s and WW2

She’s half the world away, but her heart remains in India. In the dying days of the Raj, Anglo-Indian schoolgirl Adela Robson dreams of a glamorous career on the stage. When she sneaks away from school in the back...

The Girl from the Train

The Girl from the Train
  • Author(s): Irma Joubert
  • Location(s): South Africa, Poland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice. Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze...

The Girl in the Blue Beret

The Girl in the Blue Beret
  • Author(s): Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Location(s): Belgium, France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): World War II and later

Inspired by the wartime experiences of her father-in-law, Bobbie Ann Mason has crafted the haunting and profoundly moving story of an American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe, and his wrenching odyssey of discovery, decades later,...

Would you like to add a book or a review or create a reading list? Join Today – It's FREE

Register Now

Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021