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

Thursday, 19 November 2020

New Release: The Tobacconist's Wife!


 "The Tobacconist's Wife is a very engaging story despite the domestic violence that makes Thea's life such a misery. How she escapes her abusive marriage takes the reader on an emotional journey through heartache and loss..." #HFVBTBlogTours @annemariebrear #books #giveaway

The Tobacconist’s Wife – New Release!

Can Thea escape her misery and break from the conventions of society? Or will the clutches of her abusive husband confine her forever?

#historicalsaga #Victoriansaga #Yorkshire #historicalfiction



Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Remembrance Day

  Today is 11th November. 102 years ago WWI ended on this day. The defining era of WWI is a fascination to me. I have researched this turbulent time for years and I'm always learning new things about it. One of my bucket list goals was to visit the battlefields of Belgium. Walking amongst the graves, the old trenches, visiting the water-filled bomb craters, going to museums, and spending time in beautiful Ypres was inspiring. How could you not be moved? My own ancestors fought and died in WWI. I had five great+ uncles all brothers from one family fight. Two died - Arthur and Alfred Ellis. They were the inspiration behind the Jackson brothers in my book The Woman from Beaumont Farm. My Ellis uncles live on in those pages.

The few books I've written set in WWI are homage to all those wonderful Allied men and women who served their countries for our freedom.
We must never forget their sacrifices. They are true heroes.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Cover Contest!

 The Market Stall Girl is up for 'cover of the week' contest at InD'Tale Magazine. Would love it if you could vote for it. Thank you!! 🥰

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Beneath a Stormy Sky in audio!

Audio copies arrived from my publisher!

Beneath a Stormy Sky

Surviving a shipwreck was the least of her problems.

#Australianfiction #historicalfiction #kindleunlimited #paperback #colonial #pioneer #audio


Thursday, 23 July 2020

The Market Stall Girl video

The Market Stall Girl

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

#Edwardian #historicalsaga #familysaga #Wakefield #Yorkshire @amazonkindle

Monday, 13 July 2020

The Market Stall Girl released August 1st!

I'm so excited to share the news that my next historical saga is The Market Stall Girl, which will be released in Kindle ebook and paperback August 1st.

1913 Yorkshire, England.
Beth Beaumont enjoys her life as a rhubarb farmer’s daughter in West Yorkshire. Working on the family’s stall selling the fruit and vegetables grown in their own fields gives her a sense of purpose and is healthier than working in a dangerous cotton mill.
Although not thinking of marriage, when Beth meets Noah Jackson, a village miner, she is suddenly very aware of Noah as a man who could change her mind. The summer brings the two closer and their feelings deepen while Noah studies hard to fulfill his dreams of becoming a teacher and securing a better life than his parents endure.
But, a disaster at the coal mine changes lives forever. Noah’s plans are shattered. His love for Beth is put at risk, and he fears they can never find happiness together.
However, another man wants Beth. Louis Melville, the wealthy son of a local gentry family, is acutely aware of Beth’s beauty and he wants her for himself. At first, he is willing to offer marriage, but when Beth turns him down in favour of Noah, Melville, furious to be denied, wreaks revenge with devastating consequences.
Will Beth and Noah find the happiness they wish for or will overwhelming events break them apart?

#Edwardian #historicalsaga #familysaga #Wakefield #Yorkshire @amazonkindle