Warm Pearls and Paper Cranes

Warm Pearls and Paper Cranes

The debut novel is Warm Pearls and Paper Cranes. It was published via Butterworth Books (A Home for Indies) on 15th October 2021. For a preview of the first chapter see the link below:

I’m thrilled by all the great reviews. Thank you for supporting me and my work.

Here is the blurb:

A family torn apart by secrets. The only way forward is love.

Maud Heaston has been in love with Beatrice Williams since they first met in 1939. They’ve been through hell and back; family, careers, and secrets have threatened to tear them apart, but their love has endured it all. Until now. Old age and illness have forced them into separate nursing homes and the family Maud trusted to take care of them are only out for themselves.

Hannah Jones is trying to put her past behind her and find her place in the world. Midway through a doctorate and living with Suki, the woman she’d like to be more than just friends with, the last thing she needs is Gammy, her interfering great aunt, back in her life. Though Gammy took Hannah in when her mother died, her overbearing nature and constant criticisms forced them apart. Now they barely speak.

Maud needs Hannah’s help to be reunited with the love of her life. Hannah needs Suki to take a chance on love. Can a reconciliation between Maud and Hannah free them both to be with the women they love or will the past destroy their future?

Working Title Chiaroscuro – Light and Shadow

Chiaroscuro is my current WIP, about an artist who specialises in painting with a strong contrast between dark and light and her re-emergence into the light after a personal tragedy. My inspiration for this is the work of Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio. It is also a wlw romance… believe it or not!

Judith and her Maidservant – Artemisia Gentileschi. Detroit.

Cider: work in progress

I’m also working on Cider, a novel I’ve had in my head for a while now. It deals with power and the relationship between corporate investors and small, family-owned businesses.