“I am a data analyst for the NHS, my career for upwards of 25 years. I’m an only child and I spent my childhood reading Famous Five and Secret Seven books in a makeshift tent in my garden. I adore rabbits which has earned me the nickname of Rabbit Lou amongst my good friends. I love gardening and being cosy in front of a fire with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, depending on the hour of the day! I’m happiest when with my husband and son, they are my world. I lost both my parents very suddenly to terminal illness in my early thirties. The aching loss and feeling of being cheated has shaped my book. I hope they will be proud of me.”
If Only You Knew
Following the untimely passing of her godmother, Laura finds herself the benefactor of a picturesque seaside B&B. She’s soon plunged into the life of hospitality, catering for the needs of her eclectic guests, with help from her vibrant and fun-loving friend, Amy.
However, the cosy seaside lifestyle she hopes for is soon dominated by her mischievous pup, an unwelcome ex-boyfriend, seaside storms and the search for long-lost family. If her new life isn’t challenging enough, she also has a battle on her hands against her own emotions, as the brooding, handsome village vet upsets her cosy applecart.
With his dark eyes, strong physique, and easy-going attitude, Jack Seymour fills Emma’s teenage dreams. He is everything she’s ever wanted. But can he be attracted to a scruffy schoolgirl like her?
Eighteen years later, Emma finds herself unexpectedly on the doorstep of Jack Seymour’s small dairy farm. Homeless and jobless, she accepts his offer of a lodge in exchange for milking the cows and seeks sanctuary amongst the rolling hills of the peaceful Cotswold countryside while trying to rebuild her life.
As her heart starts to heal and the long summer days encourage her to bloom, she soon attracts the attention of the handsome village squire and uncovers deep ancestral secrets that could tear hearts and lives apart.
Finding herself in the middle of family feuds, Emma wonders if she can find happiness within the walls of an affluent country hall, or will her heart be tempted to discover if second chances really do exist?