It’s that post every writer loves to make; indeed, if this post was an episode of Friends, it would be called ‘The One Where She Tells Her Readers She’s Finished’. That’s right, folks, the first draft of A Woman Named Sellers is complete and is in the hands of my wonderful beta readers for review. Of course, a first draft is just that – a first draft, and there will be several months of editing cycles and finishing touches before the book is ready for release. So, I’m not quite there yet, but almost. Almost.
In the meantime, however, I am delighted to reveal the blurb for my second novel. So, without further ado, here is the back cover promotional piece for A Woman Named Sellers:
Twenty years after the first witch trials, is history about the repeat itself in Pendle?
Following the sudden death of her father, Jennet Sellers arrives in Barley to live with the Holgates, her relatives whom she barely knows. Grieving, and thrown into the turmoil of her new, cramped household, she finds solace in new friendships and in her attraction to the handsome, charismatic stonemason from Cumberland, William Braithwaite.
However, Jennet has a secret; a terrible, guilt-ridden secret which has haunted her since childhood. As Jennet finds herself falling in love with William, her life also begins to unravel, threatening to remove her thin veil of anonymity and reveal who she really is. Then, when a little boy starts telling tales about witches, suddenly Jennet finds that she is in the middle of a painfully familiar situation which puts not only her life at risk, but also threatens the lives and happiness of those she loves the most.
A Woman Named Sellers is a novel about love, forgiveness and atonement which asks, is it ever possible to escape your identity and your past?
Hot on the heels of the blurb release will be a preview of the cover – it’s coming soon, so watch this space.