I’m very excited have my latest novel, Finding Gina, available on Amazon! I really enjoyed writing this book, as it has a little bit of magic in the story and I grew up with tales of mystical creatures who lived in my garden, as my mum loved to create amazing bedtime stories for my sister and I. We both grew up with a love of books and my passion for the written word drew me into writing my own stories.
Finding Gina book cover:
I had in mind the look that I wanted for my book and was so pleased when my design ideas resulted in this cover. All of the elements came together to give a mysterious and magical feel. I hope you like it?
Can a sprinkling of stardust overcome a past full of demons?
Gina had traversed the breadth of the country in her little campervan to try and find everyone on her grandmother’s list, before her father drunk himself into an early grave. She lent down and pulled the battered and worn journal from her bag and opened it to the latest page. The neatly written names were etched onto her heart and she was determined to visit every single one and compensate them in some way. Her family’s debt had to be repaid.
Toby, heir to Bluebell Manor, couldn’t believe his luck when a flame haired beauty arrived at his door. Just when he thought all hope was lost! Looking for somewhere to stay for the night, Gina’s decision to turn left on a country lane, might have greater consequences than she could ever realise.
Lewis read another provincial story about a ‘guardian angel’ who had been helping families across the country and his reporter’s nose began to itch. He was sure that if he could track down the girl they were talking about, he would unearth an even bigger story. He just had to work out how to locate her and then find out what it was that she was running from!
Book excerpt from chapter 2 of Finding Gina:
Gina closed the coffee shop door behind her and frowned at the woman who was quietly crying into her teacup. She was trying so hard not to let everyone see she was upset, but her shoulders were bobbing up and down with each sob. Gina moved to the chair beside her and gently asked if she would mind sharing her table, as the shop was quite busy today. The lady glanced up in surprise at the interruption, but quickly put her head down again after nodding her assent.
Gina pulled out the chair and wiggled a bit to make herself comfortable. She opened her soft, blue shoulder bag and brought out what she was looking for. Tapping her softly on the shoulder, Gina offered the lady a handkerchief, making her look up with watery eyes and stare at the beautifully embroidered offering. The sky blue square of fabric was almost translucent, except for a sprinkling of shimmering stars that had been sewn along the bottom edge. It really was a work of art!