Victorian Town is Nancy Thorne’s debut novel. This book is about young Abby Parker. She had planned her whole life: finish her last year of school, go to college, move away from her insane family, and stay best friends with Jessica.
That was before she broke into the nearby tourist attraction and unwittingly answered a call from a centuries-old spirit who dragged her into the 19th century.
Now she must solve the Victorian mystery of a missing girl without getting herself killed, or worse, spend a lifetime trapped in the past, leaving behind everyone she loves and altering their lives forever.
But when she meets gorgeous Benjamin, the future looks a lot like wreckage.
"I am a sucker for the Victorian Time period. So when I came across the chance to read and review this I jumped at the chance. ... I myself highly recommend this book it’s heartwarming, enjoyable and full of love. I myself would have made the same decision as Abby at the end of this book. Go and read for yourself to see if you would have." - Jennifer, uncagedbooks.com
2018 Soul Mate Publishing
Victorian Town - Excerpt
Chicken Soup for the Soul - Canadian Acts of Kindess
Canadian Acts of Kindness is a specially selected collection about the moments that we remember through our lives. Nancy Thorne shares one of her most personal and moving stories with us Our Guardian Angels.
These stories remind us how even the smallest act of kindness can change a persons life in a meaningful way. Nancy is happy to have joined with so many other talented authors to be part of this great anytime read.
“I always look forward to stories like these. Whether you’re looking for a little pick me up, or just want an enjoyable afternoon read, these stories won’t dissapoint.”
2018 SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA, INC.
Our Guardian Angels - Excerpt
THE FIRST LINE LITERARY JOURNAL
In this volume Nancy Thorne tells us The Mushroom Farm, a rich story about struggling through a life of intolerance and abandonment. In this story we follow the character Maria moving through her teenage years as she performs a final ritual for resolution.
The First Line journal is about getting creativity flowing freely through an author’s mind, breaking through obstacles and second guesses that otherwise have held back great stories. All the stories in these issues start with the same first line to demonstrate how different our paths become when starting from the same spot.
2017 The First Line
The Mushroom Farm - Excerpt
Chicken Soup for the Soul - The Joy of Christmas
In The Joy of Christmas Nancy Thorne shares Our Guardian Angels, a story about hard times in the hardest season when absolute love pulls through when it’s least suspected.
As big a fan of Christmas as any, Nancy Thorne jumped at the chance to be featured in this Christmas edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her story pulls from real life experiences that helped shape her believe in the season. These delightful tales are the perfect companion for cold winter nights.
“I love these books because the individual stories are so heartwarming & make you feel so good - Even the sad ones will make you cry almost like experiencing the same things.”
2016 SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA, INC.
Our Guardian Angels - Excerpt
The Human Condition: Anthology
In this book Nancy Thorne tells us two stories, The Finalities of Cecil and Sylvie, a story of teenage lovers reuniting … finally, & The Decision (Flash Fiction) where a man must make a gut-wrenching decision for his best friend.
Nancy Thorne joins this collection of stories about our shared experiences. These stories are humanity crystallized and you are invited to take part in the offerings of these stories perfect for any hungry soul.
“The Tree of Life' is a collection of conversations that lost souls and true believers have with themselves while keeping their heads to the sky.”
2016 INFINITE PATHWAYS PRESS
The Finalities of Cecil and Sylvie - Excerpt
Canadian Tales for the Heart
In this collection Nancy Thorne writes The Showgirl, a coming of age story of a young girl trying to make sense of the life of a former showgirl.
This collection is another in which Nancy Thorne was able to beat out hundreds of other authors for a spot in this book. The stories in this book focus on combining a character and story to give bold new perspectives on the world.
"I felt moved and inspired by the words. I felt wildly inadequate to judge the stories that delicately pulled at each of my heartstrings while celebrating love, compassion, sacrifice, loyalty, and more."
2016 RED TUQUE BOOKS
The Showgirl - Excerpt
Canadian Tales of the Mysterious
In this book Nancy Thorne tells us The Warning, a story based on true events about a young woman coming to terms with the loss of her aunt, in a most unexpected manner.
Nancy Thorne beat out hundreds of other Canadian writers to be one of only thirteen authors chosen to be published in this collection. Canadian Tales of the Mysterious is a gripping collection of short stories written by Canadian authors. Each story must have a Canadian connection for it to be included in the book.
“I envy you the experience, turning the page, of stepping ashore onto each of these stories for the first time.”
2012 RED TUQUE BOOKS
The Warning - Excerpt
Welcome to Auntie Agony's
In this short story Nancy Thorne tells us the tale of “Aunt Agony.” A super natural ride through a short glimpse of how the titular character earned her name.