When Charlotte Ryan visits her family in Dorset, she is happy to escape her orderly existence, but is unable to run away from the disillusion of marriage in 1920’s England. So when her mother offers Charlotte a chance to travel abroad to see an old friend, she accepts immediately with the wane hope that her husband will go too.
Arriving at an idyllic house in Madison Creek, California, Charlotte can only be reminded of what she has left behind. With her boisterous family helping to keep her distracted, she is unprepared for the fateful encounter with their hosts’ son … Jonathan Hollister. Taking tentative steps to rediscover her physical and emotional needs, Charlotte is confronted by a devastating choice – a terrible dilemma between love and betrayal.
First Edition Release Date: 2nd January 2018 (paperback) / December 4th, 2017 (eBook)
Genre: Fiction / 1920's Romance
A Rhapsody of Dreams
TIME TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
A contemporary and endearing novel about fate, ghosts, lost loves and the pursuit of magic amongst the ordinary.
Tyler is thirty-something and disillusioned with life. Hanging onto a magnificent balloon far above his London office, he sees countless other daydreamers. Immediately abandoning his stale reality, Tyler begins a search for answers about life, death and his part in it all, and on discovering a world seemingly void of magic is left contemplating the existence of miracles.
At a ramshackle Georgian house in Yorkshire, Molly has an extraordinary encounter with an old lady who in sharing her past will help Molly reach for a future she could never have imagined.
However, nothing is as it first appears in this bittersweet story about second chances, entwining destinies, a field of enchanting sunflowers, a memory tree and the search for love… even beyond death.
A thoughtful, captivating, poignant and ultimately uplifting novel, A Rhapsody of Dreams will make you want to celebrate life, love and magic.
"There are ghosts in the attic, some say, but I swear I heard a child laugh."
Set in nineteenth century England, Emily Sanderson is a middle class white girl born into wealth and respectability. Her future security is assured until she falls passionately in love with a sophisticated black man, Josiah Equiano.
When the irrevocably violent prejudice of her family is revealed, and a husband of their choice is about to be forced upon her, Emily must make a decision between freedom and her duty bound to obligation.
However, tragedy ensues and Emily is hidden away in the family mansion, along with a powerful secret, in this historical novel with a supernatural twist.
First Edition Release Dates: August 27th, 2014 (paperback) & June 26th, 2013 (Kindle)
Genres: Literary Fiction / Magical Realism
Libraries for paperback: The William Morris Society, London /The British Library / National Art Library - Victoria & Albert Museum, London/ University libraries at Cambridge, Oxford and Trinity College in Dublin and the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales.
The Enchanted (Bird Trilogy #2)
EVERY FAMILY HAS A SECRET
It is 1881 and Amelia Equiano is now 22 years old with a lifetime of revenge to administer, however her weapon is neither a blade nor a bullet. Instead, she has an extraordinary ability to manipulate the minds and dreams of the guilty.
With Wilbert at her side, Amelia eventually travels from London to San Francisco to avenge the crimes committed against her family.
Read about her unique journey in book 2 of The Bird Trilogy.
First Edition Release Dates: April 13th, 2015 (paperback) & March 9th, 2014 (Kindle)
Genres: Literary Fiction / Magical Realism
Libraries for paperback: The William Morris Society, London /The British Library / National Art Library - Victoria & Albert Museum, London /University libraries at Cambridge, Oxford and Trinity College in Dublin and the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales.
A Blue Lark Sang (Bird Trilogy #3)
LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES
It is 1883 and Amelia and Wilbert have returned to England, however not everything in the past can be forgotten, nor can ghosts be laid to rest.
Trapped in a world without a future, where fog keeps him a prisoner, Josiah is haunted by a precious life cut short and the wife and child he left behind.
Wracked with loneliness for a father she has never known, Amelia is reunited with her beloved mother, Emily. Now their search begins for a cherished husband and father lost in a realm of limbo, where spirits roam and danger lurks. But even in the heart of darkness, Amelia and Emily cling to hope and pray for a miracle before time runs out.
Libraries for paperback: The William Morris Society, London / The British Library / University libraries at Cambridge, Oxford and Trinity College in Dublin and the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales.
The Obsidian Club
WELCOME TO THE WARPED WORLD OF COLT
Joaquín Colt is young and happy to appear just like millions of other Londoners who inhabit 21st century mania. Except appearances are only surface deep. Submerged in a hectic lifestyle that suits him, one in which he is a successful photographer working for trendy travel publications (a golden ticket that opens many doors, especially women’s), no amount of distractions or shallowness can hide a much deeper and disturbing truth – his belief that he is cursed.
Ordered by his agent to take a short break before his next big assignment, Joaquín drives to the lakes and immediately regrets his decision. Lost, he checks into the last room available at Credence Valley Hotel and has no idea of its horrific history or his major part in its fate. Intrigued by its owner and mysterious guests, their reasons for being there shatters his reality and Joaquín discovers his nightmares are more dreadful than any curse...real or imagined.