My books tend
to cross genres. They are historical, some are straight mystery novels,
others funny or suspenseful, all with a touch of romance. The Tuscan
Child is a historical novel with a central mystery and a little romance.
2. Coffee or tea lover?
I do enjoy a
cup of coffee but I’m British. I have to have my morning and afternoon
cups of tea! Can’t exist without them. When we travel we take our tea
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
Safari. I’m married to a man who is sure that lions will eat his toes if
he goes on safari so I’d have to go without him!
4. Do you have pets?
Alas no. We
divide our time between California, Arizona and Europe which would make
traveling with a pet impossible, but I am pet-grandma to my daughters’
5. When I wake up every morning I… have to
confess that I read my emails and check out my Facebook page first. Then
it’s a cup of tea and usually straight to work at my computer.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
thing we own as a family is an elephant’s foot waste-paper basket. It
came from my husband’s grandfather who used to be the British
representative in Malaysia. It’s horribly creepy. But the most unique
things I own are the Agatha award teapots I have won!
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I love to sing, play the Celtic harp, paint and sketch, and I love hiking with friends.
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
I always want
to take readers to a time and place, to make them feel they are there
and experiencing it, not being told about it. And of course I want them
emotionally invested in the story, really caring about the characters.
Meet Rhys Bowen
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The Tuscan Child
stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly
wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia
Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an
daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to
arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened
letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.
dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna
embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s
history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon
discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she
has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now…
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