My novel writing dream, cherished since childhood, finally came to fruition once I had work and family off my hands. It was greatly helped by moving to a glorious part of South West England which inspired Tolkien and is the birth place of Dennis Potter and Rowling.
My first novel turned into a trilogy, Guardians of the Forest - fantasy loved by ages 9 and up, and up. My second was Keepers, women’s fiction set in 1950s Australia (my home country). My slim collection, Dragons Gift, includes several prize winning short stories and the ebook is offered free to new newsletter subscribers. To see what's come out since and what's coming soon, have a browse through my website. Welcome!
‘… a unique and emotionally charged historical romance novel’
In 1950 Australia, Raine believes her unplanned marriage to the volatile Teddy is working out fine. They have their own place, humble though it is. Their baby thrives.
But when Teddy abandons his young family, a grieving and furious Raine faces hard choices – made harder when she discovers she’s bearing their second child.
Are the words of the telegram the real reason behind Teddy’s desertion? Was there ever a future for them, or had his harridan mother been right all along?
And what about the faithful, devoted Alf? He’s always looked out for Raine. He’d love to do so forever.
With her baby nearly due, Raine sets out on a punishing journey to face the truth. And make the most important decision of her life.
What readers say:
‘…women's fiction at its best. I was kept guessing till the end. I loved every bit of this book.'
‘When a seemingly perverse choice is made, the repercussions of that slowly evolve and the consequences leave the reader gasping. Each time. Right to the end.’
‘Everything seemed REAL: the immigrant camp environment, the problems prevalent in early 1950s, and especially the relationship problems. Ordinary people's problems, that you and I might have.’