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The Secret Of Orchard Cottage
I’m so excited to share this with you, my friends … BOOK NUMBER 6 will be out on June 2nd and is already available to PRE ORDER
Here’s the story –
April Summers is wondering what to do next – her life has been turned upside down after the loss of her husband so she’s hoping to piece herself together again with a visit to her elderly great aunt, Edith. Arriving in the rural idyll of Tindledale, she’s dismayed to find Edith’s cottage and the orchard behind it in a sorry state of disrepair.
Edith seems to have lost interest completely, instead she’s become desperate to find out what happened to her sister, Winnie, who disappeared during WWII.
April gets to work immediately, discovering that the orchard still delivers a bumper crop each year, and with the help of some of the villagers – including Matt, the enigmatic Farrier – begins to unravel the mystery of the missing Winnie.
Slowly, April can feel things coming to life again – but can Orchard Cottage work its magic on her too?
The Secret Of Orchard is more ambitious than my previous books and the story is told from three different view points, something I haven’t tried before, and one of those characters is a man … an absolute joy to write. There’s April, who is dealing with the loss of her husband. Matt, the farrier, and single dad to Bella. And Winnie, the twenty year old who joins the Women’s Land Army, determined to do her bit for the war effort.
I know I shouldn’t have favourites, but I can’t help having a soft spot for The Secret Of Orchard Cottage. It’s a special book that was wonderful to write, exciting and extremely emotional.
It touched my heart and I hope it touches yours too.