1913 Yorkshire, England.
Beth Beaumont enjoys her life as a rhubarb farmer’s daughter in West Yorkshire. Working on the family’s stall selling the fruit and vegetables grown in their own fields gives her a sense of purpose and is healthier than working in a dangerous cotton mill.
Although not thinking of marriage, when Beth meets Noah Jackson, a village miner, she is suddenly very aware of Noah as a man who could change her mind. The summer brings the two closer and their feelings deepen while Noah studies hard to fulfill his dreams of becoming a teacher and securing a better life than his parents endure.
But, a disaster at the coal mine changes lives forever. Noah’s plans are shattered. His love for Beth is put at risk, and he fears they can never find happiness together.
However, another man wants Beth. Louis Melville, the wealthy son of a local gentry family, is acutely aware of Beth’s beauty and he wants her for himself. At first, he is willing to offer marriage, but when Beth turns him down in favour of Noah, Melville, furious to be denied, wreaks revenge with devastating consequences.
Will Beth and Noah find the happiness they wish for or will overwhelming events break them apart?
Chris has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She is the author of eleven poetry books and has recently been published in several micro-fiction anthologies and short story publications. Christine lives in Delaware, USA. with her husband and four cats, and loves gardening and cooking. Her most recent credits are: The American Writers Review, The Phoenix, Burningword Literary Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Write Connection, Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Foliate Oak Review, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, and Fourth & Sycamore.More info →
While on vacation at the age of ten, Sunnie Reynolds disappeared on a small island in Florida. She was found ten hours later, asleep and draped over a tree stump in a marsh. A repeating nightmare began to awaken her each night.
At twenty-two, Sunnie made a startling discovery and her nightmare became reality.More info →
Fifteen year old Krisi Bodan is brought to Ghana from Scotland by her doctor father after her parents separate.
While trying to cope with missing her mum and failing to forgive her dad; a new friend local head trader Gifty, needs her help. Then Krisi gets dangerously mired in much more than old Ghanaian practices.
A new country, a new culture and on discovering the scary activities of some of her new friends...new enemies of the criminal and not so criminal kind.
Midsummer Dreams is a lyrical history of the lives, loves and, in particular, the dreams of several of the inhabitants of the small village of Treddoch Harbour. Treddoch, as it’s referred to locally, is a fictional, atypical, once fishing, now touristy, community situated on Cornwall’s southern coast.
Everybody has their dreams, though none more so than the inhabitants of Treddoch. In their case, and this is where they differ from the mainstream, as well as having their own, personal dreams, the residents of Treddoch Harbour also have the one dream, the overarching dream, that singular dream that binds them as a community. This is the dream of having a ‘good Season’. For many of them, who rely on the tourists for their income, their money’s only to be made in the summer, when the tourists are abroad. Winter months can be dire.
The action is set on the one day, Midsummer’s Day, starting at dawn and ending with dusk. The story’s told through the voice of a tour guide as he takes the reader around the village, introducing the characters one by one, starting with the late Butcher and his Wife, now interred in the local cemetery!
Shifting between the 1960s and the present, Bay of Secrets is a spellbinding saga of mystery and enduring love. When Jayne returns to Seawinds, her family home in Cornwall, she is determined to solve the mystery surrounding her father's death. But why is the house revealing its secrets after fifty years and why are Jayne and her siblings drawn to the bay?More info →
Innocence is a precious possession, but as mid-eighteenth-century Exeter settles to peace after The Seven Years’ War, Rachael, who is neither servant nor ward of the flamboyant painter Alexander Trelawney, is destined to lose the one thing that separates her from the whores she rubs shoulders with.
A friendship begun on the derelict outshoot of one of the three houses that share a courtyard along busy Exebere Street is put under threat; not only by Trelawney’s unorthodox lifestyle but by Henri Latimer’s spendthrift and conscienceless nephew Geoffrey, who is determined to have the inheritance that his posthumous birth has deprived him of. Even if this means consulting with the herbalist Blox.
Will Rachael find salvation in the widower Henri Latimer or will she fall to the bottom of society where her illegitimate birth and lack of family predicts she must? Will Geoffrey achieve what Latimer’s recent injury and subsequent illness could not?
If you enjoyed Line of Duty then this is the police procedural for you! Traffic is the second page turner written by Coventry author, Nicky Downes. 'You care for those women more than you do your two daughters.' DI Amelia Barton, a widow with two young daughters, knows this isn't true, but who else will fight for trafficked women? Who else will take time to listen and find refuge for them? Who else would understand that you don't need chains or weapons to exert power or enslave? Amelia is a senior detective in the Sex Trafficking Unit of the National Crime Agency. The bodies of two women, branded with the same rose tattoo, are found in quick succession. The team have been told by other, recently freed, women that they are searching for a trafficker and possible murderer known as The Devil. But Amelia is fighting her own demon... DS Jake Travis. Will she find The Devil, or will Jake destroy everything she has fought for when he goes undercover, putting the trafficked women at even greater risk?More info →
Trilogy is an exciting experience into the diverse blending of poetry, prose, and thoughts. It raises one''s level of consciousness to that of enjoyment and instills a peaceful quality of mind for relaxation. Enjoy this masterpiece at your favorite place, with your favorite drink, as your mind explodes with the fascination of Trilogy. The wonderful experience of Trilogy shows how a family working together is able to blend and intertwine their collective ideas and thoughts. Such diversity has produced this exceptional work of art for the mind and body that is soothing to the soul. The passing of Joseph''s mother was a motivation for Trilogy. His healing from her loss was to write. He wrote during every spare moment. The spark ignited the passion within Sheila and Jonathan, and they followed his lead. As a result, this fascinating masterpiece is in your hands. Enjoy your reading and recitals as you experience the sensational journey of Trilogy!More info →