Summer Reading Competition
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Winner announced 26 January 2015!
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ANNOUNCING the release of the next novel in The PastFinders series
The PastFinders Books
The Art of Secrets
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Emma Wade’s life has fallen apart and her career is rapidly going downhill. In a last-ditch effort to keep her job, she reluctantly agrees to write an exposé on the aged and reclusive author Charlotte Day.
Charlotte, who has lost the passion to write, is suspicious and distrustful of people and doesn’t want anyone digging into a past she considers shameful. However, she recognises her need to leave a legacy of some kind, and hesitantly accepts the project.
Wrestling with her own secrets, Emma worms her way into Charlotte’s past. But some memories are too precious or too painful to share – especially the causes of her descent into melancholy. As they struggle forward, the two women are surprised to find much to like about each other. Their unusual relationship deepens; will they learn to trust again… Or will reliving the past be too much for either of them to handle?
A compassionate look at the impact of depression.
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“Because sometimes the best things come from the worst. You have to look in the darkest places to find the brightest light.”
Art, mystery and wealth: two centuries, two lives.
Megan’s world is destroyed when her husband dies suddenly. Still grieving, she receives a mysterious package from Cornwall that jolts her out of her cloistered world. It contains a century-old journal. From her home in New Zealand she embarks on a journey of personal renewal to find her past, exposing secrets that change her life. Along the way she finds Italian artists plays a large part in her discovery. Can she also find love again?
Daniel is a powerful and moving biographical narrative of a New Zealand pioneer. Based on a true account, the story follows a young Daniel from Liverpool and Derbyshire, by ship to New Zealand, to fight in the Waikato wars and live out his life in Foxton.
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Have you clicked on Kazam! ? Find out more about this story of a New Zealand adventure for New Zealand children. It is based on a true event! Well, most of it is….
This story continues the Summer Reading theme. Have you seen the Summer Reading Competition – this is your last chance to put your name in the draw. Winners announced next Monday 26 January 2015 Simply Sign in on the home page, put your answer in the box and hit submit. Some years ago I was speaking with a friend about the …
It’s summer time in New Zealand, so I’ve put up some summer reading for you all. Did you see the Summer Reading Competition – it is still open? Simply Sign in on the home page, put your answer in the box and hit submit. This poem is for everyone who has ever felt the dark hand of depression. Unfortunately, holiday time seems …
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. I’d be so happy if you would share your thoughts of Christmas with me. Be in to WIN an opportunity to be published on my website. Please send me a short poem or prose up to 500 words and I’ll publish the best three. Sign in and leave me …