The White Camellia is now out!
Set in Edwardian Cornwall and London, with a crumbling old house and a family feud going back through the generations, against the backdrop of women’s fight for the vote. What dark secret lies in the depth of the Cornish mine?
Available from Honno Press Here
Amazon UK HERE
Amazon US HERE
I’m excited to announce that ‘The White Camellia’ is finished, and will be published
September 15th 2016 by Honno Press!
The paperback is up for pre-order on Amazon, but not yet the kindle edition.
It will also be available from the Honno website
In 1909, the White Camellia ladies’ tearooms were one of the first places women could go alone without causing scandal, and where both the suffrage, and early suffragette, movements could grow.
Bea has lost everything after her father’s bankruptcy. The family has to leave Tressillion in Cornwall, to live in London, and everyone expects Bea to rescue her mother and sister by marrying her wealthy cousin. A chance visit to the White Camellia opens new worlds to her, as she finds herself drawn into the suffrage campaign. But can she follow her heart without betraying her family?
Sybil, who has made her fortune in America, buys the Tressillion estate and is determined to reopen the goldmine that killed Bea’s father and brother. Why does she hate Bea’s family? Who is the man watching her?
The secrets of Tressillion will eventually force Bea and Sybil together. Both threatened by a terrible danger, will they be enemies or allies?
Welsh Book of the Month 2012 and Finalist for ‘The People’s Book Prize’ 2014
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Take a journey through Cornwall and Snowdonia this Easter to uncover the secrets behind the statues in Plas Eden’s gardens.
And the path to true love?
‘We That are Left’ flew up the charts in the Kindle Daily Deal.
After reaching #4 in it’s first run up the charts it soared up again. This time it reached number one in the Saga and Family Saga categories and #23 in the Kindle Store.
One proud author here!
After reaching #5 in the Kindle store in the summer Eden’s Garden has been in a Kindle Daily Deal again and reached #11.
Here it is above ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
A moment to be proud of!
I never thought I’d see this!
‘We That are Left’ was recently chosen for an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal promotion- and soared up to the dizzy heights of number #4 in the Kindle store.
It was number #2 in Historical Sagas
And here it is – the bit where I keep pinching myself!
Thank you to everyone who downloaded it, and got behind it, willing it to do well.
It’s a day I’ll never forget!
This is the WW1 Seed Cake (made with poppy seeds and delicious) that I took along to the BBC studios in Bangor when I went to record my interview for ‘The Roy Noble Show’, which will be broadcast on Radio Wales on Mother’s Day.
And what else but cake for a triple celebration! I am over the moon that ‘We That are Left’ has been chosen as the Welsh Book Council’s Book of the Month for March, and is also the March Book of the Month for Waterstones Wales and The National Museums of Wales.
What a way to start a book’s career. I am so inordinately proud of my baby.
And here it is in the window of Waterstones in Aberystwyth. Almost within touching distance of ‘The Great British Sewing Bee.’ Now that is something to cheer about!
‘We That Are Left’ will be published on February 20th – not long now.
I can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands!
If you would like the chance to win a copy, you can enter competitions at Brook Cottage Books or Goodreads