I’m very excited to announce that my new book. “In the Shadow of the Olive Tree” will be published on 29th July – in just a couple of weeks from now.
Here’s the cover, photograph by Tom Weber
This work of fiction is set in Puglia, the land of olive trees and little cone shaped houses called “trulli”.
Two strangers, both newly divorced women, are determined to start life afresh amongst the olive groves of Puglia in the South of Italy, as they both attempt to put their old lives behind them.
Claudia has a seemingly perfect life: a successful novelist, a loving mother, beautiful and admired by all, but she’s haunted by a decision she made. Her confidence is destroyed at the hands of another. Is she able to move on, put it behind her and find happiness once more?
Janet is determined to make a new life for herself after her husband left her for a younger woman, and she yearns to live in an idyllic trullo under the Pugliese sun.
As the paths of Claudia and Janet cross and their lives become entwined, one woman’s dream is threatened by the past of the other when they discover it’s not always easy to escape one’s previous life. Sometimes it follows in unexpected ways.
The Itrian Valley in Puglia is the setting for the story, which revolves around two women whose paths in life cross with disastrous results.
Puglia is the largest olive producing area in Italy with around 70,000,000 olive trees, 84 of which are ours! We live here all year round and the book has many details and descriptions of everyday life here.
The book is available for pre order. Click HERE
It will also be available shortly on Amazon and Goodreads. I will keep you updated.
Here’s the link for Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B099JCNWQQ