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I live near Manchester in NW England, Originally from Preston, about 30 miles north of Manchester, I came to university here when I was eighteen and have been here ever since. I am now divorced but I have two daughters (one in Australia, the other in Yorkshire) and two grown-up grandsons.



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A Family's Secrets

Seamstress Betsy Roberts falls in love with Liverpool mariner John Hughes, but is shocked to discover that her father’s contempt for sailors stems from a long-hidden event for which he holds John’s uncle responsible. When he insists on her marriage to a childhood friend, does he simply want her to stop her from marrying John, or is he hiding another secret? And if Betsy defies him, how will the past affect her and John in the future? Can their love survive despite the secrets and tragedies which threaten to tear them apart?


Review Snippets

‘A beautifully written book full of love, suspense and courage. The story will make you smile, reduce you to tears, and encourage you to follow your own heart.’ (Miriam K)

An enthralling step back in time, brimming with passion and historical accuracy.’ (Ana M)