Soon to be reissued by Sapere Books
Jen and Mike Lucas are happily married, or so Jen thinks. Recently Mike has been short tempered and cranky, but Jen thinks that has to do with how much he dislikes his job with a finance company. Jen, on the other hand, loves her job as a teacher. She’s just started at a new school. She also makes more money than Mike, which he mentions often. As they drift apart, Mike spends more and more time at the gym, while Jen tries to save their marriage.
When one of Jen’s students, young Charlie Mayhew, suffers a terrible fall from his bike and cracks his skull, Jen lends support to his father, Christopher, a single father who lost Charlie’s mother to cancer. When Mike is upset about this, Jen wonders why he is being so difficult. Then one day in the staff room, a teacher who has never been particularly nice to Jen, says she saw her husband, Mike, at the gym, being friendly with a red head. Jen dismisses it, knowing the red head is Diana, a friend of theirs. A few days later, while doing some cleaning, Jen discovers something that turns her world upside down. As Mike moves out, Jen has to figure out what she wants, and it looks less and less like her husband, especially now that Christopher Mayhew has asked her out. But then Mike gets some bad news, and Jen needs to help him. Despite everything, she is finding it hard to end her marriage. As the summer draws to a close, Jen has some decisions to make, and what she decides will shock everyone, even Jen herself.
Published 8th September 2017
During times of international conflict, again trust is tested and loyalty and duty must find their path, this time for Delphi’s daughter.
In 1940, Flora must flee from the Nazi occupied zone to the Zone Libre known as Vichy France with Delphi her mother and Rainier her step-father.
Rainier’s nephew, Luca, runs a vineyard there but he is mysteriously absent much of the time. Flora considers him lazy and worse, a possible collaborator. He resents her because, as Rainier’s adopted daughter, she will inherit half the property he now considers his.
When Flora accepts a dinner date with the local Mayor, Luca is not impressed and suggests to Flora that he is the real collaborator.
Flora must make decisions about trust and loyalty that will affect many lives.
This novel continues the story of the three sisters which began in 1912 in the acclaimed ‘Flowers of Flanders’.
This book has won two presticious awards recently and gained several 4 and 5 star reviews