The Stationmaster’s Daughter

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My latest novel tells the tale of the last days of a narrow gauge railway, then the restoration project almost eighty years later…

Here’s a Pinterest board containing pictures I used when writing it.

The novel is heavily inspired by the restoration of the Lynton to Barnstaple railway, in Devon, UK.

Published in Ebook format 7th August 2019.

Available to preorder as a paperback (release date 17th October 2019)

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Here’s the blurb:

As the last train leaves, will life ever be the same?

Dorset, 1935
Stationmaster Ted has never cared much for romance. Occupied with ensuring England’s most beautiful railway runs on time, love has always felt like a comparatively trivial matter. Yet when he meets Annie Galbraith on the 8.42 train to Lynford, he can’t help but instantly fall for her.

But when the railway is forced to close and a terrible accident occurs within the station grounds. Ted finds his job and any hope of a relationship with Annie hanging in the balance…

Present day
Recovering from heartbreak after a disastrous marriage, Tilly decides to escape from the bustling capital and move to Dorset to stay with her dad, Ken.

When Ken convinces Tilly to help with the restoration of the old railway, she discovers a diary hidden in the old ticket office. Tilly is soon swept up in Ted’s story, and the fateful accident that changed his life forever.

But an encounter with an enigmatic stranger takes Tilly by surprise, and she can’t help but feel a connection with Ted’s story in the past…


Prize for first review goes to Debbie who described the book as  a “definite emotional rollercoaster of a read that will make you both cry and smile turning the pages at breakneck speed” – thank you so much for this early confidence-booster!