I have been blessed with some wonderful covers and I am particularly thrilled with the cover for the third Maiden's Creek book, THE HOMECOMING. The cover designer has captured Charlie 100%
For those who are familiar with books 1 and 2 (The Postmistress and The Goldminer's Sister) you may remember Charlotte (Charlie) O'Reilly and Danny Greaves as children.
Children grow up and we are now in 1892... Charlie is a nurse and midwife and Danny, a lawyer and frustrated writer (nothing autobiographical here!). The events of the earlier books have shaped their lives and left them both with questions that must be answered... so it is time for both to go home to Maiden's Creek. There will be old friends from the previous two books to meet again, adventures and a murder mystery to solve... and maybe, I hope, a satisfactory ending to our time together in Maiden's Creek.
THE HOMECOMING WILL BE RELEASED ON 4 JANUARY 2023
BUT IS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!
They might be able to solve a crime - but can they build a life together? A compelling historical romance with a murder mystery at its core, for readers of Darry Fraser and Tea Cooper.
1892. It has been almost 20 years since Charlie O'Reilly left Maiden's Creek, the town where she once knew only injustice and fear. Now she returns as acting matron of the local hospital, determined to prove her worth - and to escape the attentions of a man she would rather forget.
Despite his wealth and busy practice as a criminal lawyer, Danny Hunt has never found contentment. He is still haunted by memories of his childhood in Maiden's Creek and the strange and desperate man who was his father.
When a court case goes wrong and Danny's life is threatened, he seizes the opportunity to visit Maiden's Creek with his friend Robert, whose sister, a nurse at the hospital, is the only woman Danny has ever proposed to.
But danger follows Danny and Charlie and when a nurse is violently murdered, they are thrown together in a desperate bid to prove the innocence of a friend. When a devastating storm hits, threatening the hospital, old hurts and secrets come to the surface.
Both can see that they make the perfect team, but Charlie is committed to her work and has one secret she plans never to reveal ...