Where Destiny Meets Desire on a Beautiful Greek Island…
A chance encounter in a Grecian paradise leads to passion. Leo is trying to get away from it all, while strong-willed businesswoman Sara is nursing a broken heart. While Leo wrestles with a royal secret and Sara looks forward to career success, they fall passionately in love. Then disaster strikes, tearing them apart. Will Leo accept his destiny? Can Sara really turn her back on him? Royal Passion is a breathtaking blend of aristocracy, ambition, and romance, as two independent people dare to defy the powers trying to pull them apart. Escape with Leo and Sara to a luxurious Greek Island where anything is possible. Especially love…
The Wishing Tree
This is my first Pocket Novel for The People’s Friend. It was released on 31st August, 2023.
Jake has rebuilt his life after losing his wife and toddler in an accident five years ago. Emma’s fiancé called off their wedding eight months ago, after announcing he didn’t want children. When Emma opens a nursery next door to Jake and fills it with children, he is grumpy—but she is determined not to let him put her off.
Gradually, their mutual suspicion thaws. Jake offers Emma advice about running a business. In return, she keeps him supplied with home-made treats. When the tree that gives Emma’s nursery its name crashes through the roof during a storm, Jake rescues her business by finding it temporary accommodation. The Wishing Tree Nursery is adapting to that change when another disaster strikes.
Emma takes these setbacks hard. She is tempted to close the nursery, but the determination that stopped her backing down in the face of Jake’s initial opposition makes her think twice. She announces that The Wishing Tree Nursery will stay open. The book ends with Emma and Jake deciding that they want to become more than friends.
Struggle and Suffrage in Bristol
This is the Non-Fiction Commission that led to me going to university as a mature student…
The bright ideas and determination of many mothers, educators, wives, artists, doctors, survivors and pioneers made Bristol great in times of war, civil unrest and hardship. This is their story. It’s a book for lovers of Bristol everywhere. You can find the ebook of Struggle and Suffrage here.
Here’s the opening of Struggle and Suffrage in Bristol…
It’s freezing, pitch black, and silent- apart from the sound of rats under the bed your wheezing children share. Snow has blown in under the door overnight. Fetching all the water you need from the communal well will be a slippery job today. If your husband gives you some money, your family can eat. If not, hard luck. You’ll all have to go hungry. Welcome to the life of a Victorian woman living in one of Bristol’s riverside tenements. Women lurked in the footnotes of history until they gained an element of control, first over their own money, later their vote and finally, their lives. Much of that progress was driven by women themselves. It took a hundred years of hard work, lobbying and violence before their lives improved to anything like today’s standards. The only way was up-and Bristol women led the way.
My Dream Guy
The romance has gone out of Emily’s relationship with Jack.
When he books a holiday at a campsite in Wales during the wettest summer on record, it’s nearly the last straw in this short romantic comedy.
Emily thinks the bronzed farmer who was her teenage crush will be the best thing about this dreaded holiday. But time has moved on. She’s in for an almighty shock—and then her boyfriend Jack springs some even bigger surprises.
Can Emily’s holiday from hell ever have a happy ending?