The Cornish Knot

A grieving widow, a century old journal, a missing portrait, and an engaging art historian: what will the secrets of the past reveal.

Can one woman’s secrets change the life of another a century later?

The Cornish Knot
The unexpected arrival of a journal written a century earlier, sets recently widowed Megan on an intriguing path.

Following in the footsteps of the diary’s author, Megan journeys from her home in New Zealand to Cornwall, France, and Italy, uncovering a past she knows nothing about. She meets a fellow countryman in Florence and is soon caught up in the aesthetic world of art.

Captivated by both the man and a series of unknown paintings, Megan is drawn deeper into the mystery. As she unravels her history and reveals its life-changing secrets, can she find love again?

The soul-searching and heart-warming conclusion, Portrait of a Man,


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The Cornish Knot: A motif for the circle of life’

 AM Publishing New Zealand 


An engaging tale of grief, loss, love and family intrigue … wonderful story, and a real page-turner, which leads the reader through all the twists and turns of a well-constructed plot. I loved the insightful descriptions of family relationships, the fully realised characters and the various locations in which the action takes place. Seldom have I read such a poignant and faithful account of the effects of bereavement. I can’t wait to read more. – 4-star Amazon review





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    Maureen Lee
    September 20, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    A friend lent me this book to help carry me through lockdown. Such a unexpected pleasure. I was caught almost immediately by the description of a woman grieving the death of her husband and how her life changed irreparably over the first year as a widow. I knew that experience only too well. Yet the arrival of a ‘package’ changed all that for her! The story line involves travel to various cities I have also visited as well as a genealogical mystery that I found very intriguing. A delight to read and I await being able to obtain the sequel with impatience.

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