I am a fifty something mother of two grown children, and live on the beautiful North Wales Coast. The natural beauty and history of this place inspires my writing. My first novel, The Healing, set in Medieval Wales, is set for publication in March 2021.
Due for publication by Instant Apostle on 19th March 2021
Driven to despair by heart-breaking betrayal, nobleman Philip de Braose has lost faith in God and man. Working as a soldier for hire, he recklessly seeks death and is brutally injured, only for rescue to come in the unlikely form of a Cistercian monk.
This joy-filled, kind and compassionate man walks alongside Philip as his body slowly recovers and he is forced to confront the more painful wounds within. As they travel from France to an Abbey deep in his Welsh homeland, Philip disguises himself as a Cistercian and begins to rediscover the man God always intended him to be.
But when his past invades the present, his newly awakened faith is challenged by long-buried dreams and he must decide if he can live a life devoted to God outside the Abbey’s walls.
The Healing will be available from many bookstores and online booksellers. But if you would like a pre-publication copy signed by me with a personal message, and at a limited time reduced price, you can now order direct from me here.
My debut novel. Receive a pre-publication paperback edition, personally signed. Purchase price of £9 includes free 2nd class postage within the UK. (RRP £9.99) For customers outside the UK please contact me for postage costs. PLEASE NOTE: NOT YET AVAILABLE – EXPECTED 26TH FEBRUARY 2021. I will post orders out as soon as they arrive with me.
‘This is the inspiring story of a journey, when a young man, wounded in battle but also carrying grievous hidden inner wounds, begins the long slow road to healing and wholeness. We follow Philip’s journey from the battlefields of France to the quiet greenness and peace of rural Wales, the encounters and challenges he meets along the way all set against the vividly drawn background of the natural world, the changing seasons and the gentle rhythms of monastic life. I found Philip’s story enthralling, well-told and the characters human and believable. A tale of forgiveness, hope, renewed faith, and love.’
Eleanor Watkins / Author
‘What a great book. An engaging story set in a realistic historical context. If you thought living a life of faith was about following a set of cold, joyless rules, have a read of this. Take a look at Philip’s life and journey with him out of the shadows into the radiance of healing grace. Impossible to read without encountering hope.‘
Billy Doey , Senior Pastor (Retired)
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