The Forgotten Maid is about two women who arrive in Cornwall two
centuries apart, one as a maid exiled from France after Waterloo, and
the other to build a glamping site in 2015. The historical element is
based around the Daniell family who made Trelissick House as we see it
today. The contemporary story plays out in a north coast village where
the Daniells had their most profitable mine.
The Forgotten Maid is due
to be published on 6th July and the second Cornish Echoes book, The
Lost Heir, in 2022. You can pre-order The Forgotten Maid here:
The Cornish Echoes books will be standalone novels, which can be read in any order, each based around a great Cornish house and family from the Poldark era. A contemporary story will be woven alongside each one, and of course the two may just touch in the most unexpected of ways.
I write romance with two hats on; emotional women’s fiction as Eva Glyn for One More Chapter (a division of Harper Collins) and romance a twist for Sapere Books under my own name. While all my books are character driven, to date my inspiration has always been a setting; so far a village in Yorkshire (The Cheesemaker’s House), gorgeous Studland Bay in Dorset (Another You) , rural Lincolnshire (Endless Skies) and a tree of the banks of the River Hamble for Eva Glyn’s The Missing Pieces of Us.
I was born
and raised in Cardiff but spent most of my adult life living near Chichester
before my husband and I upped sticks and moved to Cornwall in 2017, which
allowed me to write full time. Now the dramatic north Cornwall coast has become the inspiration for my Cornish Echoes dual timeline books.
I am a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and contributing editor to Frost online magazine. I love travel, walking, wine and the sea.