Welcome to Skimmerdale!

Book three is being prepared for publication as I write, and will be available for pre-order very soon. I just wanted to show you the cover and tell you a little bit about it.This Other Eden ebook cover V4 (1)

It’s called This Other Eden, and it’s set in a new location. I haven’t abandoned Yorkshire, of course! For this book, however, I’ve moved inland, away from the coastal charms of Kearton Bay and into the breathtakingly beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The fictional area of Skimmerdale was inspired by Swaledale, a location that’s important to me, as it’s where my dad’s maternal ancestors – the Keartons – lived and worked for centuries. Whenever I’ve visited there, it’s felt like home, so it was the obvious choice for This Other Eden – particularly as I needed somewhere beautiful but remote, a place that could feel as if you were a million miles away from civilisation. There are some pretty villages and fantastic scenery, but you don’t have to go far to feel as if you’re the only human being in existence – although you’ll almost always be able to spot a sheep! Here’s a little bit of what This Other Eden is about…

“Eden wants to keep her job, and if that means spending the summer caring for three young children in the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, she’ll do it. Her consolation prize is that their father is unexpectedly gorgeous. Sadly for Eden, she’s not quite herself any longer…

Honey wants to spend the summer with her married politician lover. The only problem is, there are quite a few people determined to put obstacles in her path. But what Honey wants, Honey usually gets…

Cain wants a knighthood, and is willing to sacrifice almost anything to get it. If his daughter is putting that goal in jeopardy, it’s time to get tough…

Lavinia wants to keep her marriage intact, and if that means turning a blind eye to her husband’s philandering, she’ll do it. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have someone else spying for her…

Eliot wants to care for his children, and to be left in peace to heal. When he gets an unexpected guest, he wonders if it’s time to start living again. But is the sheep farmer having the wool pulled over his eyes?” 

I’ll let you know as soon as the book is up for pre-order. It won’t be long!

Have a great week xxx


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