Joy M. Lilley
When I retired from a long nursing career I had the time to devote to writing. I have just had my first book published as an e-read, it can be found on IBook store, WHSmith Kobo, Gardeners and Amazon Kindle.
It is titled Figs, Vines and Roses and tells a tale of love and loss and the turn of the nineteenth century.
I am a Grandmother [modern of course] have a large family and enjoy the pleasure and sometimes pain that can bring.
The theatre and other art media have always been of great interest to me and I now follow these pursuits regularly.
Figs, Vines and Roses
The story follows the privileged life of the heroine Isabella and her brother Clarence. It meanders through their young lives, their adolescence and schooling, describing the joy's and the dramas along the journey.
The huge divided between the wealthy and those living in poverty are discussed along with the vast differences existing between them.
The Merryweather family decide on a move from the Black country to the South of England and to Kent. It is here that Isabella falls deeply and secretively in love with a man who her family would consider a totally unsuitable partner.
Their lives become both complicated and tragic, Isabella against all the odds of a rich woman working, becomes a teacher and she continues to take the reader into her later life within this role.