Friday, 8 October 2021

New release!

 A big no, HUGE, thank you to everyone who has bought Beyond the Distant Hills. One week since release and I've received some lovely messages from readers who have enjoyed it. 🥰

Beyond the Distant Hills – NEW RELEASE! (Book 2)
Ellen survived the Irish Famine. Can she survive the future in a strange land? Or has she made the greatest mistake of her life?
A Distant Horizon (Book 1)

Friday, 10 September 2021

Hello dear Readers, Writers and Bloggers, 

I’m hoping you’ve had a really lovely summer, kept safe and sound and managed to enjoy life despite the problem of Covid 19! I'm afraid this splash of September sunshine won't last too long, but I'm making the most of the "garden desk" while I can!

I hope too, that you’ve read some amazing books from all the authors on this blog and have topped up your home libraries, kindles and e-devices with a great selection of books.

If you'd like to browse my books with AMAZON you'll find a selection of sagas from Victorian to the 1960's.

I’ve just begun work on my new book, slower this time, hampered by a hand injury, but the outline is done and the working title at the moment is THE WAR WIDOW’S POSY. This may change over the next few months, but so far my heroine is the young and lovely orphan 17-year-old Kate Wilson, who is just about to be married to her sweetheart Harry, when - yes, you’ve guessed it - war breaks out and all healthy, able and willing young men are called to fight for their country. Harry is among the first volunteers but is certain the conflict will be over by Christmas 1914. However, as we all know, this was a very vain hope. True love, glory, grief, coping with monstrous disability - and courage - run side by side in this family saga and I’m really enjoying tackling some very difficult subjects. This book will be next year’s publication - if all goes to plan!

Meanwhile, my book GIRL WITH SECRETS is at a fabulous discounted price of 99p with 

Hello Books, so follow this link if you’d like to download a bargain!

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That’s all my news for now - take care of yourselves and enjoy what we hope will be our Indian summer!

Carol X 

Monday, 23 August 2021


My latest book, The Mersey Angels, is the follow-up to The Mersey Mistress and follows the lives of nurses Anna and Ellie who must follow their hearts - even if it leads them to the battlefields.

Friday, 13 August 2021

99p sale Aurora's Pride

 Sale alert! My historical saga, Aurora’s Pride is only 99p/c - 12-19th August!

She went in search of the truth and it wasn’t what she was expecting.

Monday, 26 July 2021

99p Market Stall Girl


The Market Stall Girl Amazon UK 99p July only.

Will Beth and Noah find the happiness they wish for or will overwhelming events break them apart?


Monday, 10 May 2021

Voting Open!

 The Market Stall Girl has been nominated for a Rone Award by Ind'Tale Magazine.

Voting is just this week. So if you enjoyed the story and think it deserves a vote, please go to this link. 🥰 (you have to register to vote) Thank you!!

Friday, 30 April 2021

Released soon!

 On Saturday it'll be one month until A Distant Horizon is released! A Distant Horizon is available for preorder on Amazon in Kindle. Paperback will be released the same week.

Can Ellen thrive in a strange land?
Or has she made the greatest mistake of her life?

Monday, 22 March 2021

99p Sale!


Sale 99p/c March 20-26!

Isabelle’s Choice

Will the choices she’s made ruin her? Will she find the happiness she’s searching for?

#Victorian #Yorkshire  #saga #kindleunlimited #paperback #Hebdenbridge #historicalfiction #orphans


Monday, 22 February 2021

Free Online Event for Readers!

 Readers!! Join us for a free online event, Let's Talk About Historical Sagas 3rd March 7:30pm UK with 5 bestselling authors.

Please email for details.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Girl with Secrets; a coming of age war story and family saga full of romance, mystery and danger in London’s East End


I have never written a novel through a child’s eyes, but Daisy Purbright was conceived long ago - the minute I made a connection with Scout Finch, Harper Lee's engaging central child character from her international bestseller, To Kill a Mockingbird. However, it took time and experience before Daisy was written into life. February 23rd sees the publication of Girl with Secrets, lead actor, a 9-year-old precocious tomboy, who like Scout, adores her father and believes the world was made just for her. But life takes over and the perilous nature of world events leaves an indelible mark on Daisy and her family. Just as life does on all of us. Just as it does for the Scouts of this world, which is why I added an epigraph to this book. 17-year-old Patsie Duggan and his 13-year old sister Maureen, together with a team of other children and teenagers, saved many lives and lost some of their own during 1940/41 as they rescued the trapped and injured of London’s devastated East End. Better known as the “Dead End Kids” they truly were the unsung heroes of the London blitz. Just follow the link below if you’d like to know more about Patsie and his friends. And if you read my book, Girl with Secrets, you’ll know where the inspiration for my characters come from; a small town in Alabama USA and the inferno of London’s burning buildings during World War 2.

 GIRL WITH SECRETS Kindle publication 23rd February 2021