Successful artist Jonah Briggs is a man who has made mistakes. Aged just eighteen, he was sent to prison for two years, leaving his family shattered and his first love, Sally, to wait for his return.
But at eighteen, two years seem like a lifetime, and some promises are hard to keep.
When Jonah reappears in her life, Sally finds herself torn between him and Ewan, the young Cornish farmer she has married, divided between loyalty and passion, duty and love.
Over the course of almost two decades, through meetings and partings, secrets and revelations, and two momentous summers, Jonah will have to confront his past and heal old wounds, while Sally will face the consequences of her choices – whether to follow her conscience or her heart.
“mysterious, intriguing and romantic…hard to put down”
Meet Amy & Zach
Amy has moved to the US in order to find her real father, but she hasn’t quite worked up the courage to do so yet.
Then she met Zach, who swept her off her feet. They fell in love, fast. But Zach has a secret with the potential to ruin everything.
As Amy prepares to return to England for her sister Libby’s wedding, Zach drops a bombshell. Amy is furious, so she hides his passport and flies alone. But Zach’s secret isn’t her only worry. She will see Tim again – her sister’s fiancé.
After he finds his passport, Zach heads to the UK to surprise Amy. He wants to apologise and finally meet her family. He knows he has a lot of explaining to do. But just what will he face?
Amy & Zach take it in turns to share their tale with you. They will reveal all, and may surprise you, in the end…
“I love the way it was written, flitting between Amy’s story and then Zach’s.”
“…some great little surprises and twists. I couldn’t help but smile, laugh and gasp…”
“I couldn’t put this book down.”
Read Sarah Louise Smith’s other books:
Amy & Zach
Izzy’s Cold Feet
The Truth About Ellen
“In Attention to Death, Ailsa Abraham pulls off something I wouldn’t have thought possible – a steamy romance with a twist of murder and a splash of social conscience. A remarkable book that will have you turning pages as quickly as you can to find out what happens next.” ~ India Drummond, author of the Caledonia Fae series
Finding a murderer among a group of killers is not going to be easy for two Royal Army Military Police investigators, Captain Angus Simpson and Staff-Sergeant Rafael ‘Raff’ Landen, whose Christmas leave is cancelled for an investigation into a suspicious death on a base in Germany.
The case is further complicated by unhelpful senior officers who make pre-judgements on colour, creed, race and sexuality. Yet the insight of the investigators helps them uncover a sinister plot, although they too have something to hide: their own fledgling relationship.
Will Angus and Raff be able to solve the murder without giving away their secret?
The best and worst of human nature is represented in this story, which is why it is suggested for over 18s only.
Murder. Betrayal. Hope.
On his return from battle at Lincoln, Geoffrey de Mortagne, under-sheriff of Gloucester and spy for the Empress Matilda, assists a dying knight caught in an ambush. Promising to look after the welfare of the knight’s only daughter, Geoffrey stays at her manor, investigating the murder. Keen to join the Empress on her progress through England, he is torn between his oath and his duty.
Left to defend her manor following her father’s death, Alleyne de Bellac reluctantly accepts Geoffrey’s support. As she doesn’t trust the taciturn stranger, she asks Will d’Arques, an old friend, for help. But loyalties change. Her life in danger and her inheritance at stake, Alleyne must decide which man to trust.
Discover England and Normandy divided by a brutal civil war, where vows are broken as allegiances waver.
“…a great read…”
“A unique love story that is sensitively told.”
This sequel to Breath of Africa is a tender love story, completing the saga of Caroline and Charles and their respective families, against the backdrop of modern day Kenya.
Emily, an AIDS orphan, and Paul, Caroline’s son, are good friends, although Paul wishes it were more. The victim of a predatory stalker, Emily cannot respond to the natural urges of love, not even when Paul takes her to a remote dig in the southern desert and introduces her to his best friend Sam. Their mutual attraction is immediate, much to Paul’s disappointment.
Soon, Emily accompanies Sam on visits to the Kenya coast. She meets his family in a highland village, and, with Paul, becomes involved in a charity in the disastrous aftermath of the 2007 elections. Believing that people should learn to help themselves, she leaves her job in Nairobi to help raise the village from the ashes of destruction.
Nobody can understand Sam’s intense hatred for his father, who has reappeared after going missing for several years. The family conspire to bring about a reconciliation, but the result is precarious.
It is not until Emily has overcome her fears, and she and Sam announce their engagement, that the astonishing truth is finally revealed.
But will it shatter Emily’s newfound happiness?
‘But I’m a lonely, modern, strident feminist.’
Meet Melissa. Incurably Romantic. Mildly Amoral. Terminally Single.
From noisy pub to folk club, from broken heart to new start, follow Melissa’s journey from teenager to mother via the despicable decisions and massive mistakes of her early twenties. You’ll want to shake her, you’ll want to hug her, but most of all you’ll want to know how everything turns out.
A story about frog-kissing, bed-hopping, sliding off your lily-pad with embarrassment…and croaking with joy.
What reviewers say:
‘more refined chick-lit’
‘comparable to Jill Mansell and Jane Green in terms of plot and quality’
‘perceptive, evocative, and at times downright funny’
Nothing much has gone right for Jack since he graduated last year. His career has failed to take off, his fiancée has ditched him for someone with better prospects and now he’s received an invitation to their wedding. He dreads going to the wedding alone, surrounded by his high-achieving friends, so when he meets a beautiful girl who offers to accompany him he jumps at the chance.
But by accepting her invitation he finds himself drawn into a world of intrigue and murder.
Summer, 1969. It’s a night when anything seems possible, no dream out of reach.
As Apollo 11 hurtles into space and Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon, South Londoners Carol-Anne, Terry and Mark join the celebrations at an all-night party in a holiday camp in Devon. But as the cheers go up, one of their group is missing: Carol-Anne’s teenage sister, Beverly.
When Beverly is discovered in tears back at their caravan, she has a story to tell that knocks the moonwalk into second place. But can it really be true? The special night falls into chaos as loyalties are tested to the limit, with accusations hurled about like beach balls.
With Beverly becoming more of a liability minute by minute, it seems best to head back to London. But back home, each of the group is forced to confront the troubles they thought they’d left behind.
Has the holiday put an end to their friendship, or can they work out what happened and stay friends?
Moonshine is the sequel to Dirty Weekend.
There’s passion on the Dance Floor…
On return from a trip around the world, TV presenter, Ava Whittaker, has a baby by Matthias de Romero, Argentine Tango champion, hacienda owner, and the man she loves. The problem? He doesn’t know.
Fast forward two years, and Ava reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on a new dance show on TV, but to her shock, Matthias – the man she never expected to see again – is one of the judges.
Matthias de Romero is leaving his beloved stallions in Argentina to assuage his pride. Two years previously, the one woman he thought he could care for walked out on him after just one glorious night. He arrives in London ready for revenge.
Will Ava’s secret cause their intense feelings to burn out, or fan further the flames of love?
Banished from the nemeton, becoming a priestess is no longer the future for Nara, a princess of the Selgovae tribe. Now charged with choosing a suitable mate before Beltane, her plan is thwarted by Lorcan, an enemy Brigante prince, who captures her and takes her to his hill fort. Despite their tribes fighting each other, Nara feels drawn to her captor, but time runs out for her secret quest.
As armies of the Roman Empire march relentlessly northwards, Lorcan intends to use Nara as a marriage bargain, knowing all Celtic tribes must unite to be strong enough to repel imminent Roman attack. Nara’s father, Callan, agrees to a marriage alliance between Selgovae and Brigante, but has impossible stipulations. Lorcan is torn between loyalty to his tribe and growing love for Nara.
When danger and death arrive in the form of the mighty Roman forces, will Nara be able to choose her Beltane lover?
The Beltane Choice tells a tale of war and love in Celtic Britain.
PRAISE FOR THE BELTANE CHOICE:
“very human and personal story with a very believable vision of Late Iron Age society”
~ 5*, Mark Patton, archaeologist and author of An Accidental King
“…as wild as that untamed land and as sweet as heather mead”
~ 5*, Kate Robbins, author of Bound to the Highlander
“her careful selection of words enhanced the imagery … ancient-century Romeo and Juliet”
~ The Reading Cafe
Also in the Celtic Fervour series:
After Whorl: Bran Reborn
After Whorl: Donning Double Cloaks