War is an insidious beast that lingers long after the last shot is fired. Humanity is stretched to the breaking point. Definitions of right and wrong become unhinged and even carefully buried memories can erupt at a moment’s notice.
Researching and writing novels set during wars – the siege of Paris, WWI and WWII – has been a revelation. Each story allowed me to explore the human dimension of ordinary people involved in extraordinary times – the profound effect of war on men and women, on relationships and friendships, on life and love. They’ve made me ask questions like: could I have been so brave? how would I have coped? would love have survived or been crushed in the aftermath?
PARIS IN RUINS is my newest novel. It’s set in 1870 Paris and follows the lives of two women who take on different roles to help their fellow citizens during the siege of Paris. It’s a story of courage, determination, love, and friendship. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google.
TIME AND REGRET features a mystery embedded in a soldier’s WWI diary; it combines romance with war and intrigue. The story is told in two time frames, one that is relatively contemporary and a second during WWI. Available from Amazon
UNRAVELLED: Two wars. Two affairs. One marriage. is the first of my novels to be published. You can find it in paperback from Amazon (US, Canada and elsewhere), and in e-book formats from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and on iTunes. More about UNRAVELLED here.
LIES TOLD IN SILENCE is a coming of age story set in WWI France. It was published in May 2014. You can read a little more about it here. It’s available in paperback from Amazon and in e-book formats from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and iTunes.
You can discover more about me and my novels at my author website.