I write saga/mainstream novels for Allison and Busby and historical romance for Harlequin, Mills & Boon.
Of my sagas published by Allison & Busby, THE SUMMER HOUSE .(2009), reached the long list for the RNA's Romantic Novel of the Year Award and was, for a time, top of the Amazon rankings for Sagas and 198 in all their books. THE FOUNTAIN is set between the two world wars. THE KIRILOV STAR is set partly in Russia and partly in England, spanning a time from 1920 to 1960. A fourth, THE GIRL ON THE BEACH, is set in England during the Second World War. They are also available as ebooks. The links are to be found on the appropriate pages of this website.
The Mills & Boon books are very different. Their backgrounds range in time from the Civil War and Jacobite Rebellion, through Georgian and Regency times to the coming of the railways and the outcry for and against building the Crystal Palace in Victoria's reign. The settings are the background to the trials and tribulations of the hero and heroine and I enjoy fitting the two together and bringing the story to the happy ending everyone looks for.
Although most of my print books have also been brought out as ebooks, I have recently begun re-publishing some of my out-of-print books. These can be found in the section e-books under All My Books on the left hand menu.
I was delighted to learn that I had, for a second year running, been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association, RoNA Rose award (last year it was called the Love Story of the Year), for my book: Winning the War Hero's Heart.
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