I’m very excited to announce that my new book, Pearls, is finished at last and available to buy on Amazon for a fraction more than a cappuccino.
Pearls is a bit different from my previous two novels, Package Deal and Hot Property. There are less characters for a start, and the story is less of a comedy and more of a drama (though peppered with a good dose of humour, I hope). And rather than being set in sun-drenched Greece, it’s set here in the UK, in the middle of winter, in Brighton, London, and the Devonshire countryside.
In a nutshell, Pearls is about three very different women struggling to overcome their demons. One stormy weekend their paths all cross and an unexpected situation brings them together… and changes the course of their lives.
Sound like your cup of tea so far? Here’s the back cover blurb…
For career-driven Kate Burrows, life is pretty much perfect: great job, fab flat and a gorgeous guy to share it all with. With every box on her checklist ticked, Kate thinks she’s happily in control of her own destiny… until the troubled past she’s tried so hard to suppress threatens to sabotage everything she holds dear.
Stuck in a rut of useless boyfriends and growing debt, odd-jobber Charlie Hanford desperately wants a new life, but self-doubt holds her back. Then one day Charlie gets a job cleaning a stylish seafront-flat in Brighton…
Meanwhile, B&B owner Miriam Greene’s only wish is to put the past behind her once and for all. For, despite her transformation – from alcoholic train wreck to teetotal meditation teacher – Miriam has yet to gain the forgiveness of her daughter.
Charlie dusts and hoovers, envying the life she glimpses once a week. But when she discovers one of her employer’s unwanted birthday presents – a basket of handwritten mantras – fate brings the three women together.
As Pearls is brand new to Amazon, it could really do with some reviews recommending it (or not!) to others. So if you enjoy it and feel inclined, please help nudge Pearls in the right direction and give it a quick thumbs up on Amazon. Thanks!