Category Archives: Women’s Fiction

An Embarrassment of Riches

embarrassment-richesWhen Ursula Barnett and her husband Jed win the Irish lottery, they think their troubles are over. But they are just beginning. Ursula coerces her Yank husband to retire in her hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland, hoping to atone for her youthful sins as a collaborator with the IRA in the 1970s. At the first sniff of Ursula s lotto win, however, her chronically greedy sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood rallies the family against Ursula.

Family saga and black comedy, love story and courtroom drama, An Embarrassment of Riches will take you on a journey to Northern Ireland and beyond, where Protestants and Catholics wage battle daily, and where crossing family with finance leads to heartache and hilarity, passion and tragedy.

“A Masterpiece!”

–Colin Quinn, Comedian, SNL, Tough Crowd

Publishers Weekly: “The Irish family at the heart of this hilarious novel is so tawdry and despicable, it’s a wonder they don’t kill off each other in the first few pages. …The central figure is Ursula, whose husband had won the lottery and has since gambled away much of the winnings. Ursula’s new (and fading) riches have strained many of her personal relationships, particularly with her sister-in-law, Fionnuala, a first-rate villain who concocts get-rich-quick schemes based on the misery of others. …Once the vulgarity and shenanigans set in, the novel is as absorbing as it is hysterical.”

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Fighting for Tara

fighting-taraHow far will a mother go to save her child?

“I have no use for a baby girl. Get rid of her tonight!” He towered over her as she cringed in fear.

But Hansa, a thirteen-year-old child-bride in rural India, refuses to remain a victim of the oppressive society where a female child is an unwanted burden. Instead of drowning her baby, Hansa escapes from her village with three-month-old Tara.

Hansa soon discovers that life as a teenage mother is fraught with danger. But a single lie opens the door to a promising opportunity far from home.

Just seven years later, Hansa finds herself fighting for Tara’s life once more, this time in an American court, with a woman she calls ‘Mother.’

Will the lie upon which Hansa built her life, defeat its own purpose? How can she succeed when no one believes the truth?

A story of two mothers, two daughters and a fight to save a child, Fighting for Tara explores the depth of love and motherhood.

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Destroyed by Lies

destroyed-by-liesTara’s marriage began to deteriorate soon after it began. As her fifth wedding anniversary arrives, Tara is determined to fix the damage and rekindle the love affair.

Brad could not wait for his military deployment to end so he and his fiancé could begin their lives together. His future plans crumbled the afternoon he found his fiancé in the arms of another man. Unwilling to risk further heartache, Brad abandons his dreams of starting a family and focuses his energy on his career.

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Almost Right with the World

almost-rightPassionella Davenport has been unwilling to risk her heart since her husband Fletcher, an off-Broadway director, confessed his preference for men. Now, ten years later, she is about to get a second chance at life and love in the unlikeliest of places. Divorced, unemployed, and running out of money, she journeys to rural Newbridge, Connecticut, to house sit Fletcher’s boyhood home-and falls hard for Jeff Woodrow, a local woodworker and weekend musician. In every way, Jeff is the opposite of Fletcher-masculine, rugged, handy-and when he grabs her in a passionate embrace, she feels wanted.

But there’s a problem. Jeff’s ex-wife Julie is Passionella’s new next-door neighbor and new best friend. And one thing is becoming inconveniently clear: Julie is just not ready to let Jeff go. As Passionella gets entangled in an increasingly complex love triangle, she must ask herself: Is Jeff the life partner she has been secretly longing for, or just another Mr. Almost Right?

Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, Almost Right with the World is a wry look at the limits of friendship, the bonds that survive divorce, and the lies we tell each other and ourselves in our love relationships.

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The Journey

journeyDe Vine Tours’ two-week walking trip through New Zealand wine country is billed as a trip of a lifetime: sumptuous food, great wine, fabulous scenery, easy walks and wonderful homestay accommodation. For Lindsey McIntyre, writer and illustrator, the tour seems like a recipe for success. She will be able to sketch, research for her new book and most importantly, become more independent. It’s time for her to take some vital steps to overcome the legacy of a difficult childhood and move on with her life.

Despite her fears and lack of confidence, Lindsey soon makes friends with fellow tour member, Eleanor, and begins to get to know her other travelling companions: older couple Eddie and Vi; socially inept Cedric; bristly Bianca and the elusive Simon and Andrew. How will these relationships develop over the course of the two weeks? Will Lindsey manage to break free from the traumas of the past? And what will happen when a mystery threatens to derail the journey altogether?

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The Bad Girl

badgirlThe Bad Girl is a gripping tale of lost souls living half-lives amidst the bustle of New York City in the 1970s as seen through the eyes of Riley Madison, a feisty, emotionally scarred woman who lives in an uncertain world where survival shares a place alongside the thin edge of violence, her cat, Samson, and the two equally damaged men who dare to enter her isolated existence hoping to save her.

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