The Peace Garden

A young British girl befriends a South African political exile in the 1990s and is thrust into danger when his dark past catches up with him. A literary coming-of-age thriller.

 

 

The Art of Letting Go

The man Rosemary Blunt has every reason to hate has appeared again, only this time he’s lying in a coma and it is her decision whether to let him live or let him go. Will the arrival of abstract artist Ben help her to confront the ghosts of the past?

Raincoats and Sunglasses

In Glasgow’s autumnal sunshine Raincoats & Sunglasses are everywhere. Join Kirsty, Jennifer and Paul as their lives intertwine around faith and Raincoats & Sunglasses.

A Map of the Sky by Claire Wong

Eleven year old Kit finds his family separated and uprooted to the North Yorkshire coast. In his quest to become a hero like the ones in his favourite books, he forms an unlikely friendship with guest house owner Beth, and learns a great deal about chronic illness, hand-drawn maps and family secrets into the bargain.

Lydia's Song

Lydia’s quiet expat life in Cambodia is dramatically turned upside down by the sudden arrival of Song, a young & vulnerable Vietnamese girl, and the flattering romantic attentions of a handsome, dashing local man. Just as she settles into this new-found happiness, everything is shattered as Song is kidnapped and sold into the child sex trade.

Baby, Baby

First in the Mullins Family Saga: thoughtful, funny, exploring our diverse culture through the relationship between two young people who meet at University, doubt they can be together, and try to solve a medical mystery. Set in the late 1980s, the story asks questions about both Christian and secular lifestyles.

The Runaway by Claire Wong

The story of Rhiannon Morgan, a teenager who runs away from home, and the rural Welsh community she leaves behind. Locals have given up hope of finding her again, until two strangers appear and turn the quiet village upside down. It’s a coming of age story immersed in folklore and the power of storytelling to change us.

Time to Shine by Mel Menzies

1st in the series, is the story of a young woman seeking counselling for her abusive marriage. Based on my own experience of learning via David Coffey that we are all meant to shine, it also quotes Nelson Mandela’s take on shining God’s light.

Chosen by Mel Menzies

2nd in the Evie Adams series, Evie’s latest client, a dashing American, seeks counselling questioning his legitimacy and whether adoption amounts to being cheated, or chosen.

The Painful Post Mortem by Mel Menzies

Explores the perennial parental lament: “Where did I go wrong?” in respect of the death of a wayward child. It resulted in author being interviewed on American radio, and was adopted by the Bereaved Parents’ Network.

After the Flood by Janet Killeen

‘After the Flood’, set in the Somerset Levels after the severe floods of 2014, twists together the stories of Theresa and her son Adam and the discovery of a historic crime: the violent death of a young woman and her child during the English Civil War. The discovery is transformative and leads to reflection on fanaticism and violence, forgiveness, healing and hope. Published, Mirador 2017.

Release the Raven by Janet Killeen

‘Release the Raven’, continues the story of Theresa and the significant relationships she makes and the way the past is inextricably woven into the present. It explores the life of the young man she met in the concluding chapter of the prequel and whether there can possibly be a road of reparation and restoration following acts of terror and destruction. Published by canndu on Amazon, kindle/pb, from 8th June 2020

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