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Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Amanda James
  

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Tristan and Karen, with two lovely children, move back to Tristan’s roots in Cornwall and rather strangely Karen develops agoraphobia and seldom leaves the house and garden. The local vicar’s wife befriends her and tries to get her to join the choir. This seems to unlock a can of worms and gradually Karen’s dramatic past comes tumbling out. It’s pretty horrendous stuff. But with lots of love and support we know things must surely turn out okay. It’s a lovely read.

Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.

If you like Amanda James you might also like to read books by Cecelia Ahern, Melanie Rose and Jane Lovering.

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Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Amanda James

When love begins with a lie, where will it end? Doctor Tristan Ainsworth has returned with his family to the idyllic Cornish village close to where he grew up. The past has taught him some hard lessons, but he'll do anything to make his wife happy - so what's making her so withdrawn? Karen Ainsworth daren't reveal her true feelings, but knows her husband has put up with her moods for too long. A chance to use her extraordinary singing voice may set her free, so why shouldn't she take it? Surely her past can't hurt her now? As a tide of blackmail and betrayal is unleashed to threaten the foundations of their marriage, Karen and Tristan face a difficult question. Is their love strong enough to face the truth when the truth might cost them everything?

Reviews

*Four out of Four Stars!*James thriller is bound to quicken one s pulse, and readers will experience shivers down their spines as they re drawn into the story at a rapid pace. The author has a special ability to keep fans of suspense glued to their seat for the duration of this novel which is mysterious and romantic, too. A lot of questions in the beginning may confuse you, but it all unfolds faster than you think.Dr. Tristan Ainsworth moves his wife and children into a lovely cottage in a Cornish village. His marriage to Karen has been tense lately, and he just wants her to be happy. Tristan understands that she s agoraphobic, but gently encourages her to leave the house and join the choir. Karen s love of singing lands her in the middle of trouble when someone from her past recognizes her and secrets begin to unravel. Now, her future and her family are at risk. Will Tristan stay at her side, or conclude their marriage isn t worth fighting for anymore?


About the Author

Amanda James

Amanda James was born in Sheffield and now lives in Bristol with her husband and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, singing and spending lots of time with her grandson. She also admits to spending far too much time chatting on Twitter and Facebook! Amanda recently left her teaching role (teaching history to sixth form pupils) to follow her ambition to live her life doing what she most enjoys—writing. Amanda is a published author of short stories. Amanda’s novel A Stitch in Time will be released in April 2013.

Below is a Q&A with this author.

Who’s your favourite author?
Dean Koontz. He writes beautifully and has meaning and mystery in his books.

Who is your favourite literary character?
There are so many! Okay - Gandalf I think. He is fearless, represents good over evil, and prepared to give his life for others.

What’s the first book you remember reading?
One of the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton. I loved the idea of kids solving mysteries, going off on their own and outwitting adults!

How would you describe your novel?
A time travelling adventure full of excitement, love and derring-do.

What three things would you take if you were to be stranded on a desert island?
My laptop, (and some way of recharging it!) wine, and after I had a nice little holiday, a genie in a bottle so I could wish to be rescued!

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Publication date

1st April 2014

Author

Amanda James

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Publisher

Choc Lit

Format

Paperback

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Family Drama

Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9781781891209

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