“Captures the very essence of the Lake District’s special characteristics, interweaving a delightful story of love and loss and of the importance of family commitments.” Jo Barton at Jaffa Reads Too, Amazon Top 500 reviewer
A romantic hotel in the Lake District. The Cross Hotel is the perfect getaway. Or is it?
Felicity Everdene needs a break from the family business. Driving through the Lake District to the Cross Hotel, past the shining lake and the mountains, everything seems perfect. But Felicity soon discovers all is not well at the Cross Hotel …
Patrick Cross left the village of Emmside years ago never intending to return, but his father has left him the family’s hotel in his will, and now he’s forced to come back. With a missing barmaid, a grumpy chef, and the hotel losing money, the arrival of Felicity Everdene from the notorious Everdene family only adds to Patrick’s troubles.
With so much to overcome, can Felicity and Patrick bring happiness to the Cross Hotel … and find happiness for themselves?
Where to buy: In print and for Kindle on Amazon
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“A wonderful blend of a whodunnit and a romance. It kept me hooked right the way through.”
Three romantic mysteries in one
Book One: Palace of Deception
From the heat of the Mediterranean….
When the Princess of Montverrier goes missing, Lizzie Smith takes on the acting job of her life. Alone and surrounded by intrigue in the Royal Palace, she relies on her quiet bodyguard, Léon. But who is he really protecting? Lizzie…or the Princess?
Book Two: The Scottish Diamond
To the heart of Scotland…
Home in Scotland, Lizzie begins rehearsals for Macbeth and finds danger stalking her through the streets of Edinburgh. She turns to her former bodyguard, Léon, for help…and discovers a secret he’d do anything not to reveal.
Epilogue: A Question by Torchlight (A Short Story)
A story of mystery and romance…
The approach of Hogmanay in Edinburgh means a new year and new resolutions. Lizzie and Léon have put their year of danger behind them. But something is still troubling Léon, and Lizzie fears the worst…
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“…a touching and beautifully written story about the power and healing nature of love.”
Jo Barton at Jaffa Reads Too
“…a fantastic book…With an engrossing story and relatable characters, this story is a must read.”
The Book Maven
Blurb: Kate Hemingway has learned in the most painful way possible that love only ever equals loss. Her one aim in life is to prevent her young son George from ever suffering in the same way, and so she’s built a barrier around them both that no one can penetrate.
Paul Farrell is a war journalist. He’s aloof with his emotions but that suits Kate just fine. She doesn’t want him getting close.
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“A beautiful tale of sweet unexpected love” Kaylas Place Reviews
“The old-fashioned love story will warm your heart with its likeable characters, realistic conflicts, and satisfying HEA ending.” Robbi Perna, author and lecturer
Voted Most Romantic Love Scene Ever by readers of Love, Romances and More
But when Kurt hires Penny to help refurbish his Victorian house near Richmond Park, it’s not long before the logical heart he has guarded so carefully is opening up to new emotions, in a most disturbing way…
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Sophie Challoner is sensible and hard-working, and a devoted carer of her father. When her grandmother throws a romantic ball for her in Paris, for one wonderful night Sophie forgets her promise to her family and does something reckless she will never forget.
Years later, when Sophie is reunited with the man she left behind her that evening, she finds Jean-Luc Olivier is not the glamorous socialite she thought. Jean-Luc is a force to be reckoned with…