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Anna Chaliss has her life all mapped out…or so she thinks.

Taking a gap year before university, Anna heads off to Paris for six months to work as an au pair. A nice French family. Two lovely girls. A beautiful house in the suburbs. What could be better?

But things don’t quite turn out as planned. Instead of having the time of her life, Anna finds herself on a voyage of self-discovery which changes her future irrevocably.

Six Months in Paris is available for Kindle on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk.


“I found it to be a thought provoking read that made me think about the changes we go through in life and the way they mould our future.” - Kirsty I Heart Books

“This is a perfect summer read as it’s a quick and engaging read with warm and believable characters and I particularly enjoyed how the ending wasn’t neatly tied up, there was some ambiguity which made for a much more realistic read.” - Laura’s Book Reviews

“extremely well written and readable”, “a great blend of different themes”, “well written tale”, "highly recommend", "read this book" - Amazon

People change. Relationships evolve. But sometimes by too much...

Hip students Araminta Stewart and Giles Richmond meet entirely by chance when travelling around the USA by Greyhound Bus. They hit it off. Some twenty years later, they are married with three children and have reached a crisis point in their relationship.

Araminta thought she knew what she wanted all those years ago. But now she’s got it, is she really happy? Or could there be more to life than this?

Told from Araminta’s point of view, Travels on a Greyhound Bus follows the couple as they navigate these two very different periods in their lives. While their early relationship flourishes, their later relationship appears to be disintegrating.

Faced with disappointment, frustration and the biggest challenge to their marriage yet, the question is: will Araminta and Giles’ relationship survive the journey of a lifetime?

Travels on a Greyhound Bus is available for Kindle on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk.


"light and witty", "beautifully described" - Miranda Stork Reviews

"This book had me laughing, crying and eager to read more." - Lisa Wood Reviews

"a relaxing and enjoyable read", "a broad mix of romance, mystery, humour and suspense" - Indie E-books

"This is a wonderful romantic mystery that kept me hooked from the first page!" - Book Reviews by Lynn

"a rollicking good holiday read", "light-hearted fun", "lively characters engage you", "the plot keeps you entertained and intrigued throughout", "a very entertaining read" - Amazon

 

Like a bit of romance? Like a bit of mystery? Then A Matter of Degree is for you!

When Katherine Valletta starts her new job at Deerhampton University, it’s clear that this is no normal workplace. Why has someone left an anonymous letter on her desk? Who is the arrogant woman who almost runs her down in that flashy sports car? And, most importantly, what is the story behind the handsome man whose arms she falls into on her way home?

As Katherine attempts to unravel these puzzles, her confidence and her self-knowledge grow, along with her relationships. She builds an unlikely friendship with Diana Woolf, Deerhampton’s tough new Professor of History. Fred Morris, the Admissions Tutor with a penchant for gaudy ties and knitted tank tops, seems like a useful ally. While in the midst of all the mayhem, Maddie Rose is a voice of reason, supporting her colleague Katherine all the way.

And in the background hovers sultry Biology Lecturer Chris Burberry. The more Katherine sees him, the more she likes him. But what does he want? What’s in his past? In fact, what does Katherine really know about him at all?

This witty, light-hearted novel is a great holiday read. Written in bite-sized chunks, it is also ideal for devouring on the move—while travelling to work, or when waiting for your kids to finish their swimming/piano/karate lessons, for example... 

A Matter of Degree is available for Kindle on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk.