Books

Women's Fiction

 
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Pictures in the Sky - Cherry Dene Book 1

 

Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? She gave up on romance years ago. He’s going through the motions. Their lives change forever when he makes contact out of the blue.

With her daughter leaving the nest, Michelle Cameron would rather spend her time with good friends, scrumptious food and a box set, than with another self-centred bloke, chipping away at her self-esteem. But when childhood friend Daniel Helmsley gets back in touch, the years roll away on a tide of laughter and friendship that soon gives way to another roller coaster of love 

and moral dilemma.

Can Michelle allow herself to trust again? Is Dan the honourable man he claims to be? What if he is just another selfish bloke, disillusioned with the present and nostalgic for the past?

If you like a story that makes you laugh as well as cry, then you’ll love this tale of past disappointment, renewed friendship and searching for love and acceptance. Download Amanda Paull’s Pictures in the Sky today to discover if Michelle dares to love again, and whether Dan really deserves her love.         

"Your lively style and humour are exactly right for this genre."  Susan Davis.

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Painting Bananas - Cherry Dene Book 2

 

Two happy couples, one person from each on the verge of change. But as paths cross and plans unfold, will their spouses reveal their true colours?

Alison struggles with insomnia. She also hates her job and fantasizes about throttling her oaf-of-a boss. Thankfully, her lifelong plan to return to university will soon be realized. After supporting her husband in his career for over twenty years, it's now her turn. He's rooting for her every step of the way. Or so she thinks.

Meanwhile, Christopher has a wake-up call with his health. Pre-diabetes has replaced his six-pack. He must take stock immediately. Fortunately, the perfect solution is right under his nose. He can't wait to tell his wife. The future looks good  once more - but does she agree?

Will the spouses show their support? Or will Alison and Christopher start to wonder whether they really know their other halves?         

"A book about change that will have you smiling."  Amazon US reviewer.

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Colouring Outside The Lines - Cherry Dene Book 3

 

Meet Katie: she’s about to marry the most wonderful man in the world. The planning is done, the checklist is checked. The future is set.

Having spent her twenties and thirties enjoying life with good friends and building a career she loves, it’s taken Katie until her forties to contemplate settling down. And she couldn’t be more delighted she waited.

So, why is her perfect groom standing gawping at her, wearing mismatched socks and sweating profusely? This can’t bode well.

With her special day in tatters, Katie has a decision to make. Does she snatch back the reigns of her old life and tighten her grip even more, or take a chance on change? Will she find the key to happiness at a Pilates class in a smelly old hall? Or is the curve ball heading her way too huge to handle?

If you like British humour and a flawed protagonist on an emotional journey, you’ll enjoy reading Colouring Outside the Lines – a heart-warming tale of shattered dreams, self-discovery and finding true love where you least expect it.

 

The Scott Family Short Stories

 
 
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Let's Dance - Book 1

 

She’s helping out a friend. His dad’s hip’s gone. Could a farcical mix-up lead to love?

Ballroom dancing is the last thing Laura wants to try. But her best friend is desperate to meet a hip-swinging Adonis, so before she knows it, Laura is cha cha cha-ing in the back of the Dog and Duck with nerdy Ben. At least no one else need ever find out. No such luck. Her mother is armed with a social media page and dangerous. The shenanigans begin. What a pity Ben’s now looking rather dapper. Will he scarper? Or is Ben made of sterner stuff?

If you like innocent, laugh-out-loud family mayhem, you’ll love Let’s Dance, the first Scott Family Short Story, by Amanda Paull.

“I want more of this family and its hesitant new friend! I’d like to see Ben and Laura going forward into more hilarious situations, and a rich relationship with each other.” – Sheena Joughin.

 
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A Christmas Day Kerfuffle - Book 2 

 

A blooming romance. A trapped poodle. Can their relationship survive the madness?

After a shaky start, Laura and Ben are now getting along great. So much so that Laura dares to invite him for a Christmas Day brunch with her family. As the good tidings commence, a horrifying discovery is made. Freddie, the family poodle, is trapped. Will the ensuing biblical scale mayhem sound the death knell for Laura and Ben’s budding romance? Or is he just a glutton for punishment?

If you enjoyed Let’s Dance, you’ll love A Christmas Day Kerfuffle, the second Scott Family Short Story, by Amanda Paull. Download it today to discover whether love prevails, and Freddie cooks.

“Your voice is warm and lively and your characters are endearing in their chaos, their fondness for each other and their very real sense of stress when they are together.” – Sheena Joughin.

 
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Fenella's Fabulous Fountain Fondue - Book 3

It’s the day of the party. Laura and Ben are in love. But could a posh marshmallow put the kibosh on their relationship?

They’ve survived Scott Family mayhem twice so far, and now Laura and Ben’s relationship is rock solid. They are having a wonderful time at the Grand Hotel, relaxing in the spa and putting the final touches to Ben’s mother’s 85th birthday party preparations. It’s all going to plan.

Fenella loves her party. The two families get along fabulously. It’s a marvellous do. What could possibly go wrong?

Download the third Scott Family Short Story today to discover whether the Scotts have a cheeky little surprise of their own for long-suffering Ben and Laura.

“You have created some fab characters and I love them!” – JB Johnston.

 
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Pedalo Pandemonium - Book 4 

Laura and Ben are still together, against all the odds. They've survived first date silicon dog poo, Christmas mayhem and even dodgy marshmallows. They need a holiday.

 

Their future together may have looked doomed on more than one occasion, but here they are at the airport - eating bacon sandwiches and watching planes take off, as they wait to board their flight to Mallorca.

A whole week in an idyllic Spanish fishing village. Just the two of them. Away from their families and the usual chaos. 

What could possibly go wrong...?

 

If you enjoyed the first three books in the Scott Family series, you’ll love reading all about the couple's romantic trip to Mallorca. Download it today, put the kettle on, put your feet up and get ready to have a good old giggle. 

"Ahhhh … That’s the sound I made sitting back and chilling as I read this, the next instalment in the brilliant Scott Family series." BR Maycock.

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Scott Family Compilation

Books 1 - 4

 

Available as an ebook or paperback from Amazon and ebook from other retailers.