“If you put ten disparate people—strangers to each other—in a semi-isolated small inn for two weeks, you might end up with a fascinating tale. Indeed, that’s exactly what you’ll find in this remarkable debut novel by Jessica Chambers.” Sacramento Book Review
“Jessica has an amazing talent for creating true-to-life characters, throwing them together in a gorgeous setting and letting the sparks fly. This is a captivating first novel, and I can’t wait to see more from her.” Molly Ringle author of What Scotland Taught Me
Finalist in the 2011 RomCon Readers’ Crown Award for Women’s Fiction and Best First Novel!
When Faye Wakefield runs a competition offering nine lucky winners a two-week holiday at her beautiful farmhouse retreat in Cornwall, she promises an experience they will never forget. However, even Faye could not have imagined how bringing these people together would change their lives forever.
Just as she hoped, the competition yields a diverse mixture of characters: a shy young woman with troubled eyes, a womanizing business tycoon, an interior designer ruled by her need for independence, and an Irishman with an affiliation for the whisky bottle. As the guests embark on a journey of heartache and self-discovery, only Faye knows of her ulterior motive for inviting them all under her roof.
Dark is the Sky
“A captivating new novel, which looks at the intricacies and drama of a family whose dark secrets are held at bay by a child’s lingering amnesia. Filled with vivid characters, believable relationships and plot twists, this mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page.” Caroline Kellems author of The Coffee Diary
It’s twelve years since Olivia and Joel Cameron invited the family to spend the weekend at their country home, a visit that ended in tragedy. Scott, Joel’s outrageously sexy youngest brother, was found dead, and the repercussions have torn the family apart.
Now, Olivia’s sister Violet has persuaded her to host a reunion so that they can finally lay their ghosts to rest. However, there are some secrets too destructive to remain hidden, and Violet, still grieving for the man she loved, is determined to uncover the truth. As the web of hostility and deceit begins to unravel, family ties are tested to the limit.