From the Author
If you are the romantic type, then this is the story for you. It is based on a simple idea, that a young woman, Rachel, who receives a new heart in a transplant, begins to feel emotions based on the life of the donor, Sarah Williams. Before she died, Sarah was having a love affair with her husband's American lawyer, Robert. This results in the expected animosity between the two men when all is revealed, but after a big argument with her husband, Alex, Sarah is killed in a car crash. What confounds the matter is that there is an apparent mix up at the hospital, and Alex believes that Sarah's heart has been taken without permission. In his anger and loss, he sues for its return. In response, Robert volunteers to defend Rachel in the case. As Sarah's husband and lover begin a court battle over possession of her heart, Rachel begins to believe that Sarah has some unfinished business with both of them, and its up to her to get it done.
An Affair of the Heart is a short book at about 152 pages. And although this is perfectly acceptable as a Kindle book at a low price, it may limit the popularity of the slightly more expensive paperback and hardback editions. It started out as a short story, and so by nature the characterization is a little light and the plot development a little swift, and with hindsight it probably would have benefited from a Barbara Taylor Bradford treatment. Despite this I still hope you read it and like it. If you are after a larger and more in depth romantic read, The Look of Love at 296 pages might be worth a look.
About the Author
I was born in Manchester in the North West of England in 1957. Although I have moved around a bit, Manchester is still both my physical and spiritual home. I am a Northerner. I am also married to Rosanna, and have been now for twenty-one years. I have an imagination that began when I was very young and never waned. I also like reading and so it was no surprise I suppose when I started writing. Because I am an unknown who has never been picked up by either an Agent or mainstream Publisher, I am a bit of a one man band. I even do my own covers and have become a bit of a digital artist as a result. I started writing when I was young and very bad. Now I am older and a lot better. My writing has improved too. I write science fiction, fantasy and romance stories. I also like to mix and match with romance in science fiction and so on. Female characters feature very prominently in my stories, many of them in strong and attractive leading roles. The reason for this is that I like women, a lot. In fact I adore everything about them, so it is no surprise that I enjoy reading stories where women feature prominently and that I should also enjoy writing stories where women feature prominently. It gives my stories a female bias, but I think they are better for it. I also like every character, even the monsters and villains, to have a realistic reason for being and doing what they do. Like reality, everything blurs. There is no right or wrong, just different viewpoints that lead to conflict. But I also like my out and out villains to be really bad. If you like science fiction, thrillers and romance stories with particular emphasis on leading female characters that are exciting and adventurous, look no further. You can also visit my website at booksandstories.com.