I wasn’t 100 % happy with my first version of this, so I have edited and republished, into a handy carry in your bag sized read. It’s four stories are called Daffodils, Autumn Leaves, Summer Sun and One Still Night. Please take a look and re blog if you think anyone you know will like it! Thank you!
My short story ” One Still Night” is available on amazon and lulu.com. Proceeds from all sales to go to Cancer Research UK. Thank you.
In this book, we are introduced to Heather and Rory’s life on the farm. And what an eventful year it’s turning out to be! As two mystery men arrive and begin to suss out the farm up the hill, nerves begin to show in the village, are they coming to attempt to change the beautiful landscape and community of Glendale they villagers know and love? What are they up to?
Heather goes on a journey of self discovery as she finds her own strengths and where she belongs. An inspirational tale about one woman’s determination to protect her family and her new life.
I have just published a Christmas story about family, faith and music. It’s available here, please let me know if you like it!
Here is an excerpt from it:
Esther peered out of the window of the train. Snowflakes stuck to it and melted with the heat of the train instantly. She was snug and cosy but couldn’t wait to get home. In the distance, the lights of her home town blinked at her. She looked more closely, trying to spot the church tower.
“Ah! There it is” she thought, feeling her heart lift.
From outside that church, she would soon be leaving with her choir on a tour of the cathedrals of the South West of England. She was so excited, she loved music and architecture and they planned to do some carol singing in each city, raising money for charity as they went.
As the train doors opened, she gave a little shiver at the icy blast of air. Wrapping up warmly and taking her torch out for extra light, she trudged down the road towards the town.
As she came to the high street, the warmth and light from each of the shop windows radiated Christmas cheer at her. It had been a long day at work and she was glad to see the decorations, each lovingly prepared.
Victoria Walters creates a wonderful sense of place and character in the first in the series of her books set in Glendale, called “Coming home to Glendale Hall”. Here we meet the main characters of Beth, her daughter Izzy, Beth’s family and her old boyfriend, Drew. The occasion of Beth’s return is a sad one as her grandmother is ill but there is a silver lining as she is reunited with Drew, her childhood sweetheart. As her family comes together again, so too does the community and Beth realises that Glendale is somewhere she wants to stay. Romance, family, healing and a touch of the Christmas spirit, a great book to snuggle down with on a cold winters or autumn day!
This year I found the Glendale Hall series by Victoria Walters. I bought the books one after the other as I was so keen to find out what happened next. I’ll be popping a review of each one on here in the coming weeks, so you can see what you think of them. Do you have a series of books that you have found really good?
I’ve just finished reading Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger. It is a really lovely book, with characters you can really get to know. Esme is the main character, trying to make her way in the world after losing her job and her boyfriend in one day. She moves back to her hometown and is helped to rent a cottage by a handsome estate agent.. She is a food technologist and starts a cookery blog. She has struggles but her friends and family support her and she is a great example of never giving up on your dream! There is some swearing but the story is so good, you can gloss over that.
It is funny, heart warming and original, I recommend giving it a go!