As part of the Mystery Book Tour 2014
there are two chances to win a signed copy of my first novel for the wonderful
Finalist for The People’s Book Prize 2014
Enter the Rafflecopter draw below or leave a comment on this blog post if you prefer – or both!
If you are a member of Goodreads you can also enter a giveaway of ‘Eden’s Garden’ HERE
And look out for my turn on the tour on November 28th when I shall be talking more about the inspiration behind ‘Eden’s Garden’ and the mystery at its heart.
Sometimes you have to run away, sometimes you have to come home.
2011 – Carys agrees, with mixed feelings, to look after her mother after a fall. This decision unsettles everything – her job, her plans, her relationship with Jo. Once home she is drawn back into village life, into her family history hidden in the attic, and into the history of Plas Eden, the ramshackle great house that was so much part of her childhood. Where, at 18 she forced herself to say goodbye to David Meredith. How will she feel when they meet again?
1898 – Ann, destitute, stands on London bridge. She remembers her last visit to London, a spoilt aristocratic bride, sure of the power of her youth and beauty. Now she is running from everything she trusted. Is the river her only option, or will the Meredith Charity Hospital hide her?
Two women struggling with love, family duty, long buried secrets, and their own creative ambitions. But over a hundred years ago, Ann left a trail, through North Wales, Cornwall and London, that may help Carys find her true path. What is the secret of the statues in the garden?
Welsh Book of the Month May 2012
Praise for Eden’s Garden
“a wonderful, scrumptious read…”
Sharon, Magical Musings (http://magicalmusings.com/)
“this story covers multiple generations of a woman’s struggle and heartache with a deft touch. Sensual and romantic, the story swept me away with its strong female characters… It is filled with Welsh charm and romance, and delights with a sweet, lovingly tended story that leaves the reader deeply satisfied”
Nadine Galinsky Feldman (http://www.nadinefeldman.com)
“don’t hesitate to immerse yourself in this delightful, intriguing tale which unravels family secrets”
Claire McAlpine, Word by Word
“Written on the grand scale, this powerful and moving story of two deeply creative women, seperated by time but both struggling to balance the conflicting demands of family duty and the desire for freedom, held me gripped until the final family mystery was resolved and the entirely satisfying resolution reached.”
“A great romantic read and also a very atmoshperic, ingenious mystery.”
Margaret James, Writing Magazine
“Beautiful writing and a charming, intriguing story.”
“Juliet’s characters are so believable and richly drawn – the reader really cares what happens to them…”