Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one burning ambition: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter and a photograph link to the Holy Loch at Dunoon when the American Navy were in residence.
Staying with her childhood friend, Kirsty, while searching for answers, Eilidh begins to fall in love with handsome Scot Lewis Grant, but just how divorced is he? Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns, with its echoes to her mother’s story. From Dunoon, to Ayrshire and culminating in Greenock, Eilidh finds the past is closer than she realises.
When a health worker is found murdered, everything points to a random attack. But when Marc Craig’s team investigates, motives of greed and payback are revealed.
As the legacy of a faraway conflict plays out, a member of Craig’s team finds the case echoing uncomfortably with his life, and another suffers a brutal wake up call.
The History Suite. Never underestimate experience.
Book Nine in the Craig Crime Series. A new Northern Ireland crime.
“…powerfully written and gripping.”
~ French Village Diaries
“…not only an excellent historical fiction read, but also a revealing glimpse into the evolution of women’s rights…”
~ The Good Life France
“…hooked me right to the end… I would highly recommend this book.”
~ Book Muse
“She writes with a pleasing balance of description and dialogue, lingering on the fine details that make this sort of novel such a joy to read,…”
~ French Property News
““Beautifully written, evocative of this small island. A lovely book.”
The past uncovered.
Rachel Swift travels to Corsica to discover more about her forebears. She comes across a series of passionate love letters and delves into their history.
The story unfolds of a secret romance at the start of the 20th century between a village schoolteacher and Maria, the daughter of a bourgeois family. Maria’s parents have other plans for her future, though, and she sees her dreams crumble.
Her life is played out against the backdrop of Corsica, the ‘island of beauty’, and the turmoil of World War I.
This is a story about love, loss and reconciliation in a strict patriarchal society, whose values are challenged as the world changes.
Love gained and lost.
WHERE IS HOME?
Renate Edler loves to visit her grandmother in the house on Schellberg Street. She often meets up with her friend Hani Gödde who lives nearby. This year, though, it is not to be. Renate finds out a terrible secret about her family. She has to leave behind her home and her friends and become somebody she never thought she could be. The house on Schellberg Street needs to stay strong.
Will it and those who work in it be strong enough?Will Renate ever feel at home again? And what of those left behind?
#2 in David Robinson’s bestselling Sanford Third Age Club mystery series.
It’s August and Gibraltar Hall hosts reality TV show I-Spy with Brenda as one of the contestants. Her Sanford 3rd Age Club friends arrive to welcome her back after a week’s stay in the house.
Inside, feelings run strong between the Housies. Arguments become heated. Then one of them is found dead.
With cameras covering most of the house, no one could have gone near the victim without being seen. No one from the outside could have entered the house without being seen. It must be suicide.
But Joe knows it was murder and he must persuade the police of that. It’s a complex and maddening puzzle for the Sanford 3rd Age Club.
Can they solve the impossible murder?
D.S. Jonah Greene’s police career is at a dead end. Following three months of stress-related sick leave, he is sidelined from his C.I.D. team and transferred to the Coroner’s Office. His first body is that of a homeless man who froze to death.
What should be a straightforward case takes an unexpected turn when Greene is handed a list, containing seven names, in the dead man’s handwriting. Greene investigates the names and discovers a tale of greed and murder which stretches back to the mid-1990s.
His career, his marriage, and his life may be threatened, but he will not give up until he has found the truth and brought the guilty to justice.
Welcome to The Love Shack!
When Daisy Dorson stomps into The Love Shack dating agency to complain
about how useless they are, she ends up getting much more than she bargained for.
An unexpected offer, the people she meets along the way, and the course of events that follow, turn her life upside down.
The Love Shack – a fun, feel-good read, with quirky characters, and plenty of romance…
On the countdown to Christmas dark forces are at work in Ashdale when a vengeful and destructive spirit manifests in Ashdalean School for Boys where pop sensations The Wicked Witches are making their latest music video.
Enter Spookies determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. While Pete is asked to find The Wicked Witches’ missing roadie, Sceptre and Kevin concentrate on trying to calm the violent spirit, and then a second angry ghost appears.
It’s total war on the Spirit Plane, terrifying and deadly incidents in the real world, and in the background, a sinister religious organisation with its own agenda, watches the drama unfold.
In the depths of winter, everything builds to a potentially explosive climax as Spookies seek to calm…
THE MAN IN BLACK.
‘She lapped in spirals beneath the sheen, feeling the tug of water rush against all of her. When she next surfaced, she couldn’t remember what it was to be on land. Seeing her clothing on the bank as things belonging to another…’
It all began beside the mill pond. Honest, fair and eager to please, fifteen year old May has a secret, and not of her own making. She wears it like an invisible badge, sewn to her skin, as though Ma stitched it there herself. It rubs only when she thinks of Sophie, Pa or the other name that’s hidden there; that no one knows about.
Caught in an inevitable net of change, May joins the Wrens, leaving her Cotswolds home for war-torn London and the Blitz. As a dispatch rider, she navigates the city by day and night, surviving love and loss throughout a blackout of remembered streets and wrong turns.
Night after night the bombs drop and like those around her, she takes cover in the shadows when they do. But May is waiting for a greater shadow to lift, one which will see the past explode into the present.
A tale of one girl’s search for love and belonging, The May Queen goes to the heart of what family means and finding your place within it.
England, 1943. Commanding Officer Hulford-Prandy forces rebel Jack to handle BLISS, a deadly chemical weapon. Jack falls in love with radar operator Gin, but so does Hulford-Prandy who inveigles her into the Special Operations Executive, sending her to destroy a munitions factory in France. She’s captured and disappears.
Forty years later. City high-flyer Alexis meets three veiled women at her mother’s funeral who want to know what happened to her mother, Gin, during the war. Alexis knows nothing, but when she’s scattering Gin’s ashes in the ghost village of Tyneham, as requested by Gin, she meets a loner, Aidan, who claims BLISS is still there.
As Alexis and Aidan get closer to the truth, they find their lives in danger. When he enters the live firing range where BLISS is located, his preoccupation becomes deadly.
The Punished is a journey in four parts. Jack’s conversion from rebellious eighteen-year-old to peace campaigner; his son Aidan’s search for the truth; Gin’s journey from naive but plucky eighteen-year-old to secret war hero, risking her life many times over with a grenade in her pocket; and her daughter Alexis’s transformation from downtrodden to triumphant and courageous woman.