Although the cover is yet to be revealed, I am very excited that my second novel, This Family is now available to order ahead of its UK, Aus and NZ release date of 11th May 2023.
Mary has raised a family in this house. Watched her children play and laugh and bicker in this house. Today she is getting married in this house, with all her family in attendance.
The wedding celebrations have brought fractured family together for the first time in years: there's Phoebe and her partner Michael, children in tow. The youngest, Rosie, with her new partner. Irene, Mary's ex-mother-in-law. Even Emma, Mary's eldest, is back for the wedding - despite being at odds with everyone else.
Set over the course of an English summer's day but punctuated with memories from the past forty years of love and loss, hope and heartbreak, grief and joy, this is the story of a family. Told by a chorus of characters, it is an exploration of the small moments that bring us to where we are, the changes that are brought about by time, and what, despite everything, stays the same.