‘You haunt me like a beautiful jewel, hung in ghastly night’ (William Shakespeare)

 Sam had kept his final promise to his late wife Annie, but sitting on the steps outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, he can hear a woman shouting behind him; their meeting will alter the direction of their lives forever. Was their meeting by accident? Or had fate, or a force beyond their control, drawn them together?

Both bear scars from their past: Sam’s due to a betrayal of love and trust – caustic memories that eat away at his soul; Penny’s because of guilt from early childhood, lonely and friendless – blame which won’t allow her to believe in herself.

When their friendship takes on a momentum of its own, Sam becomes drawn into her life as an actress – and the lives of her two eccentric aunties. But behind the scenes, simmering revenge and betrayal is being acted out . . . a plot that could not only destroy Penny’s career and sanity, but Sam’s reputation as a man who, come hell or high water, never ever turns his back on friends.   

Readers reviews.

5.0 out of 5 stars  20 April 2017 

How much do I love Roses. I was captivated from the very beginning. Fabulous characters, totally believable. Really enjoyable read, could not put this down. Highly recommended first book. Cannot wait for the next one.   


 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 January 2015 

I've only just started to read this book -- it's as though it has been super-glued to my hands.
You must have a look. You will be amazed how you can't drag yourself away from it.


5.0 out of 5 stars  14 May 2015 

Great read - A lovely romance great story. The characters were great lots of surprises . Nice to have a read that kept you thinking what s the next twist.     

5.0 out of 5 stars 20 June 2015 

Have just finished this book on my Kindle. Loved it, didn't want to put it down but didn't want it to finish either.   


 5.0 out of 5 stars  6 January 2015

 Wow! Excellent read, thoroughly enjoyed this book. A must buy!!!    

3.0 out of 5 stars  22 February 2015

 New author look forward to the next   

5.0 out of 5 stars July 22, 2015 A really sweet love story. Couldn't put this down. Characters you can relate too. Recommend this book to anyone that wants a feel good ending.

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