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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

LOVE AT SUNSET APPEARS IN DEVON MAGAZINE!



An article about my novel “Love at Sunset” appeared in the July 2016 issue of the Topsham “Estuary” magazine, England. Topsham, Devon, is where my late mother lived for many years. I have happy memories of this lovely little town.




Saturday, August 13, 2016

SMORGASBORD OF ROMANTIC SHORT STORIES!



Excerpt from my short story “English Rose”, which appears in my book “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories”, available at Amazon and other online retailers:-

“He observed a slim young woman in a shiny blue raincoat scurrying along a path on the other side of the deep embankment. Blond hair spilled from her hood. Skidding on damp fallen leaves, she quickly caught her balance.

“Within minutes, she melted into a backdrop of orange and gold. He strained his eyes to look for her, but she had gone. A Marilyn Monroe, a Grace Kelly …. a Princess Diana. She had brought sunshine into his confined existence.”





Friday, August 12, 2016

LOVE AND SUSPENSE IN "LOVE AT SUNSET"!

Excerpt from a Long Island, Bahamas, scene in my romantic suspense novel, “Love at Sunset”, set in The Bahamas and Scotland:-

“As darkness fell he heated up a can of soup and had it with some fresh, sweet Long Island bread. He made sure his door was locked, stretched out on the bed and tried to go to sleep. He kept thinking about the two men and wondered why they thought so highly of Violet Buchanan. As far as he was concerned, she was just an old lady with a lot of property that she really didn’t need.”





Thursday, August 11, 2016

WOMAN IN ACTION YOLANDA BARR!



Every Thursday "The Punch", Nassau, Bahamas, features an outstanding local woman in their "Woman in action" column. Today, they feature my WIA article about Club One Fitness Centre Manager Yolanda Barr. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

FROM RUSSIA TO LOVE AND A CALLING FOR YOUTH IN THE BAHAMAS!



My article about Iliana Curry, originally from Russia, is today featured in the “Woman in action” column of “The Punch”, one of our local newspapers. 

Every Thursday "The Punch" features an outstanding woman in their "Woman in action" column. 


Monday, July 25, 2016

LOVE AT SUNSET - FULL OF DRAMA!



A review of my romantic suspense novel Love at Sunset by an Amazon customer: "Love at Sunset is a story about an elderly couple, Violet and Gordon, who have fallen deeply in love with one another. However, they face staunch opposition of that reality from their own children for various reasons. Determining to be together 'til the very end, they make a huge step to ensure that happens, no matter the cost. This story covers the drama-filled lives of a number of very interesting characters and I was amazed at how the author was able to craft such a plot and cover ground so extensively and cleverly. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it. It's gripping, alluring and so wonderfully romantic on many different levels.”

The plot of Love at Sunset follows the people in Violet and Gordon's lives - those who support them, others who wish to resist or harm them, and some on whom Cupid also comes calling. It portrays family discord and evil intent, but is not without a touch of humour. And it reveals the gap between rich and poor and the humanitarian works of those who care.

Available on Amazon and other online retailers as an e-book and in paperback.






Sunday, July 24, 2016

COCOPLUMS – YUM YUM!


A Cocoplum

On New Providence at this time of year, Bahamians can often be seen along the roadsides where cocoplum trees are growing. The trees flourish in low lying areas where rain water settles. There are many along the airport road.

A cluster of Cocoplums

Erskine loved picking the little cocoplums on Long Island, while he was growing up. In those days the children didn’t have many manufactured sweets, which was probably a good thing! The Long Island families lived off the land and the sea – a very healthy life.