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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 love, loss and renewal
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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?
The PastFinders Books, social history narratives about family, love and renewal.
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….
Themes, sub-plots, symbols, call them what you may, they are an important tool in creating the atmosphere in a story. As shown by the cover, in The Art of Secrets roses play an important role. They are shown as symbols for the continuous circle of life, for life after death, and a motif for personal growth from a tiny bud to a …
We all have secrets. Most we share with the person closest to us, some we don’t share at all, but more often than not we keep our secrets to ourselves – so we won’t feel ashamed or be judged. Most people we meet rarely know what we have experienced in life or how we came to be the people we …
In my youth, too many decades ago to admit to, people made friends and connections in person. Instead of clicking Like on Facebook, we got people to sign our autograph books, and, like today, the more autographs we had, the better we felt. One of the more common ‘poems’ to appear as an autograph went as follows: Cant think, brains …
I read this post in the Elite Daily: The voice of Generation-Y – Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With. Since I belong to the dying breed, according to the article, because I read, I leave voicemail messages and I write cards, then I’m hoping that what I write might have some impact along the …