The Forgotten Secret

Cover from AmazonMy latest novel, now available for preorder, is set in 1920s Ireland, during the War of Independence.

Here’s a Pinterest board that includes pictures I used as inspiration.

The novel was first inspired by my mother-in-law telling me of the guns from this era that were found stashed under her father’s barn…

Publication date for the ebook is 1st March 2019, and 16th May for the paperback.

You can preorder now from Amazon and other online retailers.



There’s to be a blog tour running from 11th-24th March 2019, hosted by the marvellous Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources.  I’ll add links to each blog to this page, at the time.

Preorder from Amazon UK     Preorder from Amazon US

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Here’s the blurb:

Can she unlock the mysteries of the past?

A country at war

It’s the summer of 1919 and Ellen O’Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love and leaving home for her first job, the future seems full of shining possibility. But war is brewing and before long, Ellen and everyone around her are swept up by it. As Ireland is torn apart by the turmoil, Ellen finds herself facing the ultimate test of love and loyalty.

A long-buried secret

A hundred years later and Clare Farrell has inherited a dilapidated old farmhouse in County Meath. Seizing the chance to escape her unhappy marriage she strikes out on her own for the first time, hoping the old building might also provide clues to her family’s shadowy history. As she sets out to put the place – and herself – back to rights, she stumbles across a long-forgotten hiding place, with a clue to a secret that has lain buried for decades.

For fans of Kate Morton and Gill Paul comes an unforgettable novel about two women fighting for independence.