Three Hundred Bridesmaids, Love And Lies, and the Joan Hessayon Award 2019

It’s here! Three Hundred Bridesmaids can now be downloaded from all Amazon sites, for free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.

The novel was previously published by D C Thomson in an edited form as ‘Love And Lies’: People’s Friend Pocket Novel Number 883. I am absolutely thrilled (and totally amazed!) to be able to announce that ‘Love And Lies’ is a contender for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2019. Best of luck to all!

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Three Hundred Bridesmaids

Yes, it’s the wedding season and ‘Three Hundred Bridesmaids’ is arriving soon!

Three Hundred Bridesmaids is a short novel I originally wrote for The People’s Friend and which they were kind enough to publish as a Pocket novel, ‘Love and Lies’ earlier this year. Thank you People’s Friend! Truly a good friend to writers.

The time has come for me to self-publish the novel and Three Hundred Bridesmaids is available to pre-order on Amazon now, so please take a look!

This is from the book description on Amazon:

The opening scene of ‘Three Hundred Bridesmaids’ takes place on a remote Dorset hilltop in the middle of the blazing hot heatwave of 1976.
We travel back to 1975 and follow Rosie Peach as she starts her first job as a music teacher at Shaston Convent School. It is not long before she falls for the dashing David Hart, but he is haunted by his dark and troubled past and is unable to give her the love she craves.
Rosie’s friend and colleague, Grace Browning, cautions Rosie against David as a suitable partner, but what exactly are her motives and who is she intent on pursuing?
The situation is complicated by the arrival of Tristan Proudfoot, a conductor, who has romantic designs of his own.

A madcap trio of sixth form girls keep us entertained with their ludicrous antics while the drama unfolds and a cast of irrepressible nuns join forces with the redoubtable Miss Spiker to do their utmost to ensure the path of true love runs smoothly.
The final scene before we return to tender and touching events on the remote Dorset hilltop involves a plate of chocolate eclairs and iced buns, a fight on the Nuns’ Lawn and a denouement quite possibly even more complicated and far fetched than the silliest opera plot.

The conductor Tristan Proudfoot from my ‘Sing with the Choir’ novels pops up in Three Hundred Bridesmaids, but as a younger (and slightly better behaved) man.

The main setting of the story, a convent boarding school in Dorset in 1975/76, is entirely imaginary, and the fact that I attended a convent boarding school in Dorset in the 70s is, of course, pure coincidence.

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