Of course he knew he had been there. It was the place where they’d stayed in that amazing old manor house. He’d been with a crowd of mates on a so-called cultural exchange to Poitou Charente in France, organised by the local council. The idea was to foster relations with the people of the area as part of the twinning of their two regions.
The removal van with the last of her belongings had moved off an hour before the new owners of Honeysuckle Cottage came up the lane. Megan lifted the last of her geranium pots into the boot of her car and slammed it shut. She turned to look at the place that had been her home. Continue reading…
It’s getting closer by the minute… my next book Love Walked Right In, a sequel to Blue Moon, will be released on July 28th 2016.
Ruby and Jim Searle now run a guest house in Worthing, but when Jim starts to unravel a dark secret from his past, their troubles begin.
The guest house is in high demand and Ruby is asked to take in two German schoolboys on a cultural exchange. She agrees, but when they arrive they seem more like grown men and their activities are far from innocent.
As the country gears up for war, Ruby throws herself into war work as a distraction from her troubles at home but then the revelations from Jim’s childhood deepen, with devastating consequences.
It has been a busy start to the year for me, especially with putting the finishing touches to my new book, Blue Moon. However, I have still found time to write this exclusive short story for you. Enjoy!
Books can bring back some wonderful memories but it’s a lot harder to evoke smells from the past. Recently, I was helping an old lady clear her house for a move to a Rest Home when I opened a drawer and disturbed something. A whiff of camphor took me back almost 40 years and I remembered my Gran’s Sunday best coat, hanging inside the mahogany wardrobe, its pockets bulging with mothballs
I am in some good company in this little Christmas edition book. Six of us have provided a short story and a little bit of seasonal reflection too. I hope you enjoy is as much as this reviewer:
“This is like a box of sweet treats from some of my favourite authors in the same book. The stories are really enjoyable reads, all short stories, and with the added bonus of authors Christmas memories.”
As well as the book, I hope you are enjoying getting ready for this special time of year.