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Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea. 

Book Blurb

Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Browne’s flight of independence. But when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant. 

But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places… 

Come home to St Aidan and Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!

Available here 

My review

Before I start I have to admit to loving Jane Linfoot’s writing. But this book is different. Deeper. More profound and tackles complex issues. There’s a new depth here, previously unseen and I would encourage Jane to delve deep and continue writing such excellent prose – prose with an underlying thread of tragedy. Writing is one of the hardest of professions. It’s not just sitting in a room by yourself, hour after hour staring at a blank screen, although that’s part of it. It’s dredging through ones personal life experiences, oftentimes at the expense of personal trauma and emotions. 

I loved this book so much. Edie overcomes so much more than one would expect in her quest for happiness. 5 shiny ones ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ x
  

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MISSING IN WALES – cover reveal

As a book reviewer as well as a writer I rarely get the change to share my own work and that’s just as it should be. There are so many great authors out there and I always feel a fraud when I step up to the plate but here goes…

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I started this book May of 2018 and it took three months to write. the inspiration coming from a dream. It’s had more rewrites than I can even remember and, with the success of The Stepsister, which hung around the top 100 psychological thrillers on Amazon for five weeks, and that with no advertising, I sort of lost my nerve. What if this new series  wasn’t as good was my mantra. But, I’m now 50 percent into the next in series, which has the working title of STABBED IN WALES and I need to bite that very hard bullet and share my baby.

Some of you might ask why Wales? You’re Irish aren’t you and living in Guernsey? Yes. Yes and yes but…I’ve been visiting Wales since a toddler and my parents upped sticks and moved there when I was 17. I emigrated too when I finished my studies so Wales feels like home now as well as Guernsey. Most of my family live there and I even have a niece that’s pretty much  fluent in Welsh – how cool is that!

The book

There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a sad book and, if you told me 12 years ago, when I started my writing journey that I’d write something like this I’d have laughed. But things change and, as time’s gone on my writing has become darker. I love nothing more than curling up with a light-hearted romance but this story isn’t one of them. I’m worried it may be too dark but only my reviews will tell me that.  Now it’s off my hands and I have 40.000 words to write on the follow-up…

Blurb

Missing in Wales, the first in an exciting new Welsh-set crime series by Jenny O’Brien. The next in series, Stabbed in Wales, will be available shortly.

Izzy Grant thinks her life is over when her partner of nine-months abducts their seven-day old daughter, Alys. After five years there are still no clues. Despite advances in police technology it’s as if they’ve disappeared into thin air. That is until Grace Madden turns up…
DC Gabriella Darin, recently transferred from Swansea, is brash, bolshie and dedicated. Something doesn’t fit with the case and she’s determined to find out just what happened all those years ago.

Available to pre-order here for 99p/c