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Although I was born on a Yorkshire farm and went to school there I have lived most of my adult life in Scotland, UK. I am a widow now but my husband was a dairy farmer. My son continues farming and my younger daughter has a farm ice cream parlour. They both live near to me so they keep me up to date with life and changing trends and I enjoy my grandchildren’s company.

I did not start writing until my elder daughter went to university. I entered a Woman’s Weekly competition and I was fortunate when Lynda O'Byrne, the fiction editor, wrote to tell me she had liked my entry and suggested I finish it and send it to publisher Robert Hale. It was too long for their Rainbow Romance format but I made the changes suggested and it was published under...more


I am pleased to tell you that HEART OF THE HOME is available to download FREE from
Wednesday 27th August to Sunday 31st August.

I have shown the urls for all the Home Series. but Heart of the Home is the third one. Many ofthe characters become like old friends and continue throughall the books but eachstory is separate and has its own hero and heroine.
If anyone reads them out of sequence I would... Read more of this blog post »
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Coming Home
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014
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A Maxwell Maligned (Laird o...
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A Home of Our Own
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Call of the Heather
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Secrets in the Heather (Loc...
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A Question of Love
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Fairlyden (Fairlyden, #1)
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When the Heather Blooms
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Heart of the Home
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This book was fast paced with strong characters and a real sense of place in Japan, on the sailing ship and in England. It is well researched and learning something new while reading a good fictional story is an added bonus.
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It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our DiscontentJohn Steinbeck
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"It is, so long as he doesn't get too carried away! "
The House at Ettrick Bay by Myra Duffy
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Gwen Kirkwood I can thoroughly recommend One Sweet Moment by Maggie Craig. It is an exciting and gritty story taking us from the slums beneath the Edinburgh Bridges to the quality of the New Town, from hard work and poverty to the sweetest of sweet moments. It combines good fiction with scrupulous historical research


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Gwen Kirkwood I really enjoyed Trade Winds by Christina Courtenay, and her latest book Scarlet Kimono.
One of my favourite authors is Marcia Willett with her descriptions and stories set ariund Deveon


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