Dismal Day

I am writing from my home Island of Jersey a beautiful Island however today is grey and dismal, raining and no sunshine.

A good day to put pen to paper


I have updated my book and it is now available of Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=The+french+secret

Please let me have feedback, good or bad


Paul, has read my book, I was surprised that a man would want to read this genre but his wife informs me that he is an avid reader and when he saw The French Secret, he couldn’t resist reading it.

He loved it, ‘I kept putting it down and then picking it up again, I really enjoyed the story and was soon engrossed.

The only negative was that I wanted the story to continue, not finish leaving you hanging,’

What a Month

You don’t realise how many nasty people there are in this world until something happens to you or one of your family.

My 93 year old step-father has for the last 17 years given a home to a family, they had virtually free rein of his home.

We have now discovered that there 23 year old daughter has used his bank account as though it was her own and over the last year has spent £15,000.

She is very sorry, but only because she was caught.

Let’s hope justice is done, watch this space.

The Homecoming

I have start the sequel to The French Secret, well not exactly a sequel more a spin off, this book tells the story of initially Lilly meeting her sisters and her biological father.

The story meets Millie the daughter that Niamph’s, Clara’s friend, who she gave up for adoption

The book is approaching the final stages. So watch this space

First blog post

If you’re a devotee of historical fiction, then you will fall in love with this beautifully written novel. The French Secret is a highly entertaining family saga, which gives a very finely detailed and well-depicted portrayal of pre and post-war France, Britain, and the USA. When young Clara leaves her parents in Preston and goes to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin in Brittany, her life takes a turn for the better. She quickly adapts to the French culture, works hard at her family’s bar and bakes for the local patisserie. When not working, she has a close circle of friends to call on and carves out an enviable life for any young girl. So it is little wonder she wants to remain in Brittany when her stay comes to an end three months later. Thankfully, she doesn’t return to the UK and her story takes on a new drama and depth that neither she nor her family could have ever predicted. With the onset of World War II, the arrival of Nazis in the village, British Intelligence connections, and a rollercoaster of emotions, young Clara quickly has some growing up to do. And when she becomes a mother, and a wife to an abusive husband, it seems that she is headed for tragedy. Will Clara ever find the happiness she deserves? Will she ever return home to see her parents? Will she be marred by tragedy forever? Find out all this and much, much more, in this gripping, romantic historical novel.