Eve has a glittering career, a loving husband and a future. But a terrible twist of fate means she loses it all, and with nowhere left to turn she flees to her Aunt Mary’s home in Cornwall. The last thing on her mind is romance – until she meets Jack.
Jack has seen the worst things people can do to each other and realised he is better off alone. He settles in Conwenna Cove, and saves his affections for the rescue dogs he cares for. But when Eve arrives in the village he can’t deny his attraction to her.
Eve and Jack are both scared to trust, but when they come together it’s impossible for either to ignore their feelings. Can they put their fears aside and learn to love again?
Summer at Conwenna Cove is an emotional and heart-warming holiday read about being brave enough to take a chance on love
10 Random Things about Summer at Conwenna Cove
1. Conwenna Cove is a fictional place but it’s based on an amalgamation of Cornish towns and villages I’ve visited.
2. I researched Cornish names and myths and legends, and that’s how I came up with the name Conwenna Cove.
3. I drew a map of Conwenna Cove so I’d know where everything was and so I wouldn’t forget when I’m writing Christmas at Conwenna Cove.
4. The greyhound sanctuary is based on a real one run by greyhound rescue Wales.
5. Gabe is the name of a real greyhound that very sadly had to be put to sleep last year. I heard his story when I was writing the novel and asked his owners if I could use his name.
6. I’m launching the book at the Greyhound Rescue Wales Spring Fayre.
7. I believe that finding a creative outlet is good for helping us to deal with stress and anxiety. For me, it was writing, but for Jack, it’s painting.
8. Aunt Mary is based on my Granny and her endless wisdom and wicked wit.
9. I had to research head lice for treatments for the story.
10. I cried when I wrote the ending.
Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.