TWG would like to say a big welcome to author of the Guernsey Novel series; Anne Allen! The Guernsey Novel series only had four books in the series, that is until today. The fifth book to join the group – ‘Echoes Of Time’ is released today. Happy publication day Anne! Buy your copy right now from Amazon UK.
I’m going to hand over to Anne now as she is the best person to give you more information about her books.
Thanks, Kaisha, for allowing me to tell your followers about my new book, Echoes of Time, the fifth in The Guernsey Novels series, out now on 15th August.
Firstly, let me explain that although the books are a series, each story is a standalone so you don’t need to have read the previous four in order to enjoy it. However, various characters do pop up from book to book, providing updates on what is happening in their lives. Ideally then, if you like the sound of the books and plan to read them all (yay!) start with the first, Dangerous Waters.
All the books combine drama, mystery, love and family relationships, with a touch of the historical. Echoes of Time is a little different in that it’s dual time with ghostly elements.
Here’s the synopsis:
Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…
1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she’s made a mistake.
Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-
but there’s a price to pay. . .
2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.
Thrown together in a bid to find out what really happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on?
I particularly enjoyed writing Olive’s story as I hadn’t written as extensively about the Occupation in earlier books. And I also had fun with the ‘spooky’ bits!
About Anne Allen.
I’m a late-comer to writing, having only started in my, ahem, middle years, (assuming everyone will live to 100 from now on, yes?). I often had the ‘itch’ to write but was focussed on my career as a psychotherapist and bringing up three children on my own. Then some years ago I was a reluctant entrant (pushed by my mother!) into a writing competition run by Prima magazine. They wanted a 500 word True- Life story and I won the first prize of £500 ☺ Deciding that writing wasn’t such a bad idea, I wrote my first novel, Dangerous Waters, a romantic mystery, published in 2012. Now retired as a therapist, I devote more time to writing, and have now written five books in The Guernsey Novels series.
Thank you Anne for letting us know a little bit about your books!
That’s not all for you today. To celebrate the release of book 5 in the series, Anne has generously put the first THREE books in the series on offer, especially for you! Each of the three titles are on offer at 99p! There is a teeny tiny catch though, you only have 4 days to make use of the deal before the books go back up to their original price!
(Click the links below).
Book number 4 isn’t included in the above offer, but if you’re buying the others, you might as well buy the fourth, yes? –> The Family Divided