And I’m super-excited today as my latest novel, ‘A Very French Affair’ has just been published on all Amazon sites! Yippee!
Most of you know me primarily as a crime writer, (as well as adventure, mystery and suspense). Now I’ve added romance to my list of genre! Of course almost all of my books do cross genre, (typically ‘The Seeds of Time’ and ‘Harvest’) so you’ll find a little of almost everything in them except erotica!
‘A Very French Affair’, is set on the beautiful south coast of France . I love this part of the Mediterranean and I was fortunate enough to spend many idyllic weeks sailing along this stretch of coast in the early part of 2005 and 2006. I have many fond memories of the area, the wonderful food and of course the delicious wines!
The novel begins briefly in the present and within one chapter the reader is whisked back to 1989. This period is the main time frame of the story until the last chapter when things come full circle. The story will appeal to anyone (male and female) who like a good tale with liberal sprinklings of old-fashioned romance and a bitter-sweet ending. I believe the characters are real, each with their own set of personal habits, hang-ups and worries – as in true life.
I’ve included a short book description here to whet your appetite:
A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR
Take two very different cultures, separated by a narrow strip of water. Can love bridge the divide?
When Margaret discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, she leaves England in search of a new life and a new dream. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Margaret is determined to put romance out of her life and avoid forming personal ties. On the beautiful south coast of France, Margaret lands herself with a plum job and is happy to forget her worthless old flame. Things are looking up, until a series of events draw her into meeting handsome Frenchman Jean-Paul. Despite her reservations, Margaret begins to let down her guard with inevitable consequence.
Margaret falls deeply in love, but struggles with her conscious after discovering Jean-Paul is married. Despite his declaration of a loveless marriage, should Margaret continue with her new affair? Her old life haunts and scares her…Should she choose a secure, safe life, immersed in her work, or one filled with passion and excitement with the sexy Frenchman? In her darkest hours, can she trust him with her heart?... Has she found a safe haven?
Or is she poised on the brink of the abyss…
I’ll be delighted if you download a copy…and even more to receive your feedback. Thank you so much for dropping by – and as ever, a HUGE thank you for your wonderful support and loyalty.
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion and heartbreak!, February 13, 2013 This review is from: A Very French Affair (Kindle Edition) While trying to get over her cheating ex, Margaret takes the chance on a new job in France, where she's thrown together with a very married French man. They begin a passionate affair and everything seems to be going fabulously for Margaret. She believes she may have everything she wants, but something is niggling away at her, until a bad decision threatens to destroy everything she's got.
This is an engrossing romance full of passion and heartbreak. A great read!