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The Soft Whisper of Dreams by Christina Courtenay
  

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A sequel to The Secret Kiss of Darkness but you need no knowledge of that to thoroughly enjoy this. There is a touch of magic here and perhaps a touch of madness. Maddie only discovers she’s adopted upon the sudden death (accident) of her parents. Her awful ‘sister’ inherits, Maddie gets nothing. She goes to a friend in Devon and sets out to discover her parentage. A gypsy at the country fair predicts all sorts of things and Maddie’s recurring dream reappears. All this and a strange and sinister religious sect add up to a thrilling read laced with romance. Highly recommended.

If you like Christina Courtenay you might also like to read books by M. M. Kaye, Harriet Evans and James Long.

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The Soft Whisper of Dreams by Christina Courtenay

Some dreams shouldn't come true - Maddie Browne thought she'd grown out of the recurring nightmare that plagued her as a child, but after a shocking family secret is revealed, it comes back to haunt her - the same swing in the same garden, the kind red-haired giant and the swarthy arms which grab her from behind and try to take her away - In an attempt to forget her troubles, Maddie travels to Devon to spend time with her friends, Kayla and Wes. However, it becomes clear that relaxation will not be on the agenda after a disturbing encounter with a gypsy fortune teller. Not to mention the presence of Wes's dangerously handsome brother, Alex. And then there's the fact that Maddie's dream seems to be coming true - The Soft Whisper of Dreams is a sequel to Christina Courtenay's novel The Secret Kiss of Darkness.

About the Author

Christina Courtenay

Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East.

Christina is vice chairman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. In 2011, Christina’s first novel Trade Winds (September 2010) was short listed for The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Award for Best Historical Fiction. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award. In 2012, Highland Storms (November 2011) won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award (RoNA). And The Silent Touch of Shadows (July 2012), Christina’s fourth novel, won the award for Best Historical Read at the Festival of Romance.

Christina was appointed as chair of the Romantic Novelists’s Association in 2013.

Below is a Q & A with this author.


Where and how do you write?
I can write anywhere with my laptop, but my favourite place is at my desk with a proper keyboard (so much easier to type on!). I don’t do much plotting beforehand, I just sit down and write until I get stuck, then I might try and make an outline plan of where the rest of the story is going.

Who do you base your characters on?
I almost always use a real person (actor, celebrity, rock star or similar) as the inspiration for my characters’ looks, then I invent a completely new personality for them. I love going to the cinema and finding new hero/heroine material!

What three things would you take if you were to be stranded on a desert island?
My iPad (loaded with as many books as it would hold), chocolate and a Swiss Army knife I think (the biggest kind with every gadget under the sun).

Author photo © Marte Lundby Rekaa

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Publication date

5th March 2015

Author

Christina Courtenay

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Publisher

Choc Lit

Format

Paperback

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories

Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9781781892237

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