Nicola Clifford; 1 edition (21 Oct. 2016)
The Blurb . . .
Mountains, Mystery, Romance: Can you run from your past?
Harriet Anderson’s life is spiralling out of control. Unused to such mayhem, she ditches her high-powered job to take refuge in the Swiss Alps where she meets Philippe Smith, a crime writer with a dark and shadowy past. Thrown together by chance, is their fate intertwined? Will the karma and romance of the mountains and the quaintness of the Alps soothe their troubled souls?
Or will their rocky paths create avalanches that cannot be avoided . . .
My Thoughts . . .
When Harriet runs away from England to hide out in a hotel in the middle of the Alps, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.
Philippe is also hiding, a successful author he claims to be working on his next novel, but is that all he is here for?
As the story and the characters develop, it is clear that they have at least one thing in common, they are both sworn off love – Never Again!
This is a really well written debut novel, Clifford builds the scenes perfectly with stunning descriptive prose. The first half of the book is gentle, a nicely paced, scene setting ready for when the drama really kicks in in the second half!
We are introduced to some really deep and very well written characters throughout the book and there is absolutely no hint that this is Clifford’s debut novel!
This is a really snuggly read, and by that I mean one which you will want to tuck into on a cold wintery night, wrapped in your favourite blanket and nursing a hot-chocolate. It’s a tale of loss, betrayal, heartbreak and love; but most of all, it’s about finding yourself.
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About the author . . .
Writing has always been a passion for Nicky Clifford and as a student she penned poems, short stories and articles, many of which were successfully published. But a lack of confidence in her novel writing led her to follow a different career path and for many years she worked in the corporate world of HR & Training.
Now with her sons having reached their teens and with her husband’s encouragement, Nicky has decided to focus on her writing once again and, glued to her writer’s chair, has completed three novels. Her debut novel, Never Again, is the first to be published and hits the contemporary romance shelves this autumn. The book is set in her home county of Berkshire and also in the Swiss Alps where Nicky has many happy memories, having worked there in her student days.
As well as dedicating her time to writing, Nicky also works part-time for a local charity. She will make a donation from the book royalties to the charities, Auticulate and Childhood Tumour Trust. Having completed a writing course at Reading University, she is a member of her local writing group which she says, were staunch in their support and have helped enormously in encouraging Nicky to launch her first book.
Nicky was a keen ice-skater, managing to perfect backwards crossovers, mohawks and one foot turns, but has recently hung up her boots to spend more time relaxing with her friends and family at home in Berkshire.
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