Alastair Black has revealed a secret to his wife in a last ditch attempt to save his marriage. A return to his childhood family home at Chathill Farm is his only respite, although he is far from welcomed back by brother George.
Kate, recently widowed and increasingly put upon by daughter, sister and mother, feels her life is over at fifty. Until she meets Alastair. He’s everything she isn’t, but he’s a troubled soul, a sad clown of a man with a shady past. When his famous mother leaves an unexpected inheritance, Kate is caught up in the unravelling of his life as Al comes to terms with who he really is.
Is Alastair Black her true soulmate, or should Sleeping Beauty lie?
“This is a modern and strong family saga with clever twists and turns beautifully synced together making it one of my favourite books this year. It has everything; strong women, human flaws, challenging family relationships, romance and skeletons in the cupboard all flowing together at a good pace.” A Woman’s Wisdom Reviews
“It’s a clichéd love story in many ways … but without any of the clichés. Instead there are lots of secrets, intrigues, twists and turns along the way – guided by what feels a very competent author’s hand. It’s impossible not to bond with both of the lead characters. Even the side characters – Fran, Jo, George and Maisie in particular – all leap from the page fully-formed and crystal clear. Avoid if you don’t like: Tangled family secrets and mid-life passions. Ideal accompaniments: A cold, crisp Sauvignon Blanc and a slice of bara brith.” Bookmuse Magazine
Compelling, and populated with wonderfully well-rounded characters. A finalist and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards