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?
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 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.
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
Chosen by Mel Menzies
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.