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About Sheila Claydon
In the 1980s Sheila Claydon wrote a number of romances under the pseudonym Anne Beverley. Then life got in the way and before she knew it she had turned her back on the characters who were begging to be liberated from her imagination. Now she is back to writing fiction again and, considerably older and no longer shy, she writes under her own name. She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at http://sheilaclaydonwriter.com where her books are listed and where she also writes an occasional blog.
Her motto is this quote by the late Ray Bradbury: 'First, find out what your hero wants. Then just follow him.'
She starts with plots, chapter outlines, characterisation; she knows all the rules and faithfully follows them each time she starts to write a new story. Then the hero takes over and she follows him instead...'
Born and educated on the south coast of England, Sheila has gradually moved northwards across the UK. At present she and her husband live on the northwest coast of England on a stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline where she finds walking a constant source of inspiration as well as a counterweight to the sedentary life of a writer. Interspersed with her writing is a long and varied career in health, education and employment, which mostly involved working to improve standards and opportunities for children, people with disabilities, and older people. She likes to think she is a better writer because of those experiences, and also admits to basing some of her heavily disguised characters on people she has worked with in the past.
As a writer she has tutored creative writing groups and organized and run workshops. She is also a published prize-winning poet whose work can be found in several anthologies. Prior to moving north she also ran workshops for the UK's 'Poetry in Schools' programme, running 3-day events with pupils of all ages right across the educational spectrum.
Although family remains central to her life, she still finds the time to read, to write, and to travel. Many of the places she has visited feature in her books. Her fans say reading them is like buying a ticket to romance.
Two years later Kerry is a single mother of twins. She works hard to keep a roof over their heads and is just about coping until Pierce comes back into her life. When he finds out the children are his, he gives her an ultimatum: either she can marry him or she can fight for her children through the courts.
What she can’t understand is why he wants to marry her. She’s lost her looks and her fortune, so why is he so determined to keep her in his life? It can’t be for love because he already has a beautiful girlfriend, and if he thinks she’s going to become part of a ménage a trios then he’d better think again. She will marry him because she has no choice but she won’t be sharing his bed…except that sharing his bed is the one thing she wants to do.
It turns out they’re wrong. The children they thought they were protecting need to be set free. It’s Jodie and Marcus who have the problem; but can two broken hearts make one whole one? The battle lines that were set when they first met have long since been breached but the war won’t be over until Jodie learns how to trust again, and until Marcus allows himself to believe in his son.
Matt Anderson, the hotel's handsome owner, has emotional problems of his own, so when Alex starts to melt the ice around his heart, he tries to ignore it.
Alex proves hard to ignore, however, when Matt has to constantly rescue the accident-prone designer. After he steps in to save her from the clutches of the untrustworthy Francesco Pascual, things begin to get out of hand. It becomes clear that dating Alex was part of Francesco's bigger plan to cause the hotel to fail. On top of that, Matt and Alex are falling for each other, which doesn't suit either of them.
Can they ignore their growing mutual attraction as they attempt to foil Francesco? If they succeed, well, Alex will have to return to London anyway ... won't she?
Locked into a mutually miserable world they both make her life difficult. Determined to find a way into Peter’s stony little heart, Holly decides that softening his father’s attitude towards her might help. It is only when Dirk sees through her ploy and starts to play her at her own game that she realizes she is way out of her depth.
Love the twists and turns this book had also the going back in time. You could almost image stepping back in time . Fantastic story from a brilliant author ......
Really interesting characters, great read, read it in one go!
I couldn't put this book down!
All too soon she finds herself sucked into a web of jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear her apart. Only the final wishes of a dying man give her the strength to continue, and by continuing she discovers she can do far more than she ever imagined.
When Jonathan makes his own snap judgement about Samantha he sets them on a collision course that can only be avoided if they agree to an armed truce until after the fashion show. What will happen then is anyone’s guess….
Working long hours, using the profits from her own business to prop up the wine bar, and trying to pacify her disgruntled boyfriend, she is too tired to think straight as she lurches from one catastrophe to the next. And even worse is the fact that Sean Marlow, with his Viking warrior beard and piercing blue eyes, always seems to be at the bottom of them.
When echoes from that past begin to affect other people in the village of Mapleby, things suddenly become a lot more complicated. Can Rachel put things right without giving away Rose’s secret?