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  • The Two Lives of Louis & Louise

    Orion, January 24, 2019 (Hardcover)
    September 5, 2019 (Paperback)

    Optioned for film by Enderby Entertainment

    Long listed for the Polari Prize

    A Book of the Year 2019—The Reading Agency
    Bert’s Books Book of the Year
    A Top Book of 2019—Woman & Home
    A Book of the Year—Stylist
    Best Books 2019—Fabulous Magazine

    One life. Lived twice.

    Louis David Alder and Louise Dawn Alder are the same person in two different realities: they have the same parents, the same birthday, the same talents, the same wishes, the same eyes and hair. Their realities are separated only by the gender announced by the doctor and a final ‘e’.

    Both Louis and Louise grow up in the small paper mill town of Casablanca, Maine, with the same friends and family—but because of their gender, everything looks different.

    On a sultry evening when they are eighteen years old, during a violent strike at the paper mill, two dramatic events happen—one to Louis, and another to Louise—which mean that they leave Casablanca, seemingly for good. But twelve years later, when their mother is dying of cancer, Louis and Louise return to Maine to deal with two very different towns and problems…and to discover whether their destinies are, after all, the same.

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  • Together

    Orion, July 13, 2017 (Hardcover)
    April 5, 2018 (Paperback)

    Winner 2018 Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year

    One of the BBC's "most highly-anticipated titles" for 2017

    Named a Top Ten Book Club Book for 2017 by The Independent
    Selected as a Best Summer Read by Red Magazine and Gransnet

    Robbie and Emily have been together for years, but their love is still fresh and fierce. They have shared a bed, a home, a bond so deep it can't be broken. But there are things they don't share, things best left unsaid.
    On a morning like any other, Robbie wakes, dresses, writes Emily a letter - and leaves their home for good. There is a secret they've been keeping since the day they met. The sacrifices and choices that have sealed their fates could be exposed, and this is the only way to keep it all hidden . . .

    Is this a great love story or a story about great love?
    Whatever you decide, theirs is a story that will never leave you.

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  • After the Fall (USA)

    St Martin's Griffin, May 2, 2017 (Paperback)

    Shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel Award 2017

    When an accident forces Honor back into the lives of her widowed daughter-in-law, Jo, and her granddaughter, Lydia, she can't wait to go home. But the longer they're together, the more they start to feel like a family. However, each of the three women is keeping a secret that threatens to destroy the lives they've come to know.

    Honor's secret threatens to rob her of the independence she's guarded ferociously for eighty years.

    Jo's secret could destroy the "normal" family life she's fought so hard to build and maintain.

    Lydia's secret could bring her love — or the loss of everything that matters most to her.

    One summer's day, grandmother, mother and daughter's secrets will be forced out into the open in a single dramatic moment that leaves them all asking: do second chances really exist?

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