Sue Lilley lives in the north east of England, when she isn’t escaping somewhere else in her imagination. She loves a good story, especially feel-good escapism that makes you miss your stop and be late for work because you can’t put the book down. Her practical exterior hides the soul of a daydreamer and compulsive people watcher. She has been writing as a hobby for years, eavesdropping on people’s conversations on the Metro for inspiration.
She’s been married to Michael, an artist and fellow creative spirit, for more years than they’re brave enough to count. They have one grown-up daughter who’s far more sensible than either of them. ANOTHER SUMMER was Sue’s first published novel. Her latest, HIGH HOPES is also available on Amazon. Now she’s forced herself out of the closet, there will be other novels coming soon.
Joe has lied to Evie too many times. Believing he doesn’t love her, she runs off to her grandmother’s remote cottage in Cornwall. She wants nothing more than some time on her own, to think and make plans for the future. She doesn’t expect to fall under the spell of hot rock singer Jake, who sweeps her off her feet and tempts her with the promise of a sexy new life in the sun.
Meanwhile, Joe is shocked to come home and find Evie gone and he is spurred into action to win her back. But finding himself stuck on the road trip from hell, he has to battle through the worst weather the UK has seen in years, as well as his own inner demons, to drive to the other end of the country.
But has Joe left it too late to save their marriage? Can he get to Evie before she chooses Jake? Or can he convince her one last time that they belong together?
Contemporary Romance, Drama, Women's Fiction
Grace has a secret. Pregnant after a drunken one-night stand with best friend Sam, she gave up her baby for adoption without telling him. A penniless student, she convinced herself it was for the best. And condemned herself to twenty years of guilt.
When her daughter traces her, Grace longs to meet her, to explain that what she did was an act of love. But how can she do that without confessing to Sam and putting his family in jeopardy?
How could their lifelong friendship survive such a betrayal? Yet Grace has no choice.
Sample High Hopes Chapter 1