Thursday, 10 September 2015

Another FREE download 14th to 18th September 2015


A New Beginning by Gwen Kirkwood free to download 14 to 18 September2015  Published as an e-book by Endeavour Press and available from Amazon at the above link.

This is a shorter more gentle romance than my usual sagas. It was originally published  by My Weekly under the title Shattered Dreams. I thought that sounded a little depressing, especially as I like all my books to end with optimism and hope, and in the case of light romances they usually end in love - even if the journey is sometimes a struggle.

Roni has been brought up by loving grandparents but they did not realise she is dyslexic, and feels inadequate without them. She loves the small market garden and she enjoys painting the plants and flowers around her but she needs to know something of accounts to run a business on her own. She badly needs help. The lecturer and his wife are kindly people and take her under their wing but their son makes her feel unwelcome in his home. In the past he has enjoyed helping young people but he is bitter since his formerly active life has been turned upside down.

Here is a reminder of another  bargain. Download Secrets in the Heather for 99p re-published by Accent Press available for the month of September 2015.

This is the first in a series of three novels beginning shortly after the First World War. More details in previous blog


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Moorland Mist published September 2015 - the first in a new series by Gwen Kirkwood

Moorland Mist by Gwen Kirkwood published by Robert Hale Ltd.

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Emma Greig has seen little of the world beyond her own small village when she leaves school at fourteen to become a maid at Bonnybrae Farm. It is the 1880’s and her new life is very different from her carefree school days. The Sinclair Family welcome and reject her: Maggie Sinclair is kind and friendly and the two girls become close. Brothers, Jim and William, gently tease her for her youthful innocence. Emma works hard and begins to find satisfaction and happiness in her new life.

 Unfortunately Mrs Sinclair is haughty and aloof. She is infuriated by her family’s friendship with the new maid. She reminds Emma of her lowly status in the household.

When Emma and William are unexpectedly thrown together a bond develops between them but unforeseen circumstances cause Emma to be sent away without a reference while William is banished from the Scottish farm he loves. Will the connection they share be enough to draw them together again? Can they ever become part of a different  hardworking farming community in Yorkshire when Emma considers it is as remote as the moon from her own loving family.
Moorland Mist is published in hardback and should be available in many libraries in various parts of the country. When I request books from my own local library they are very good at obtaining them for me for a request fee of 75p, especially if a book is already circulating in the region. I consider the 75p  excellent value and frequently request one of my favourite authors, mainly because he writes in a series and I never want to miss the next book. 
Moorland Mist will be available worldwide as an e-book to download in October 2015
The next book in this series will be Moorend Farm. It is already with the publishers and expected to be available in spring 2016.
Now I need to get on with writing the third book.....