No Bed of Roses

Book 1 of Love Heals

Jean Gill

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Would you reveal your past and risk your second chance at love?

Helen Tanner runs her own business, spends her evenings out with friends, anything to avoid memories of the tragedy she left behind. She lives alone and likes it that way.Until, that is, a dark-haired vet walks into her shop and into her life. Her first unpromising encounter with Dai Evans turns into a tumultuous affair. As passion grows into love, Helen is forced not only to consider a new future, but to face up to a troubled past.Should she tell her lover what causes her nightmares? Will this family man still want her when he knows the truth?

Heart-rending and powerful, No Bed of Roses is a story of loss, love and healing. Jean Gill's characters always feel like real people: complex, thoughtful, and with believable histories and motivation. We really want Helen and Dai to be together and all that stands in their way is the human damage caused by loss and guilt. How can they live with Helen's ghosts?

For fans of Kerry Lonsdale, Kristin Hannah, Hilary Boyd.

'A story we all carry with us.' Fiona McClean, From Under the Bed.

'The humour frequently has the effect of pointing up the stark reality with which she writes' - Ted Griffin, Pause Magazine

“A story we all carry with us.”

“This is an intriguing and accomplished debut novel with that comparitive rarity, a superb ending. It can be thoroughly recommended. ”

“Gill's characters feel like real people - complex, thoughtful, and with believable histories and motivations”

About Jean Gill

I'm a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with a big white dog, a scruffy black dog, a Nikon D700 and a man. I taught English in Wales for many years and my claim to fame is that I was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire. I'm mother or stepmother to five children so life has been pretty hectic.

I've published all kinds of books, both with conventional publishers and self-published. You'll find everything under my name from prize-winning poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, to a cookery book on goat cheese. My work with top dog-trainer Michel Hasbrouck has taken me deep into the world of dogs with problems, and inspired one of my novels. With...

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