Happiness for Hazel available for pre-order




Happiness for Hazel is now available as a pre-order kindle book from all Amazon online stores. To be one of the first to read this scintillating romance, pre-order now.

UK readers can pre-order here

US readers can pre-order here

Happiness for Hazel is another book in the series Women of Wakefield, but all of them can be read as stand-alone novels. If you liked Evelyn’s Fight and Peace for Gladys, you’ll love this one.

Release date is 7th July

Get your pre-release treat

I’ve lowered the kindle price of four of my WW2 romance novels to 0.99p or 0.99c until the release date of the new novel. Please pop over to my author page to see what treats are in store.

Pearl A Gardner Author Page UK

Pearl A Gardner Author Page US

Happy Reading



I’m back in business


You haven’t heard from me for a while because I’ve been busy researching and writing the new book. I decided to go back to pure romance for this one as I know that’s what my core readers love to read most, (and so do I!)

To write about two people falling in love is magical, and when I add the supporting characters and set them in a story with lots of twists, turns, and obstacles in the way, it’s difficult to stop. I don’t want the story to end, but it must or you’ll never get to read it.

Happiness for Hazel is another book in the series Women of Wakefield, so if you liked Evelyn’s Fight and Peace for Gladys, you’ll love this one.

Hazel is charmed by a young man from a mining family. Fearing her parents might not approve, she keeps her affair secret.

Her sweetheart hides a darker side that Hazel finds exciting, but when he becomes possessive, she discovers he might not be the man she thought he was. Are the rumors about him true? Can she trust him with her heart?

Coming soon…


Finding the right girl

The trouble with writing so many books is that I sometimes feel I might be in danger of running out of characters to populate my future stories. I’ve been struggling for weeks to come up with the right kind of girl to be in my next book. She has to be feisty from the start, to work in the plot I have in mind, but she needed a soft side too. Would she be tall and willowy, short and plump, dark or fair? I knew she had to be exceptionally pretty, but I didn’t want a picture perfect girl with no spirit. I scrolled through images on the internet, looking for the perfect girl but I simply couldn’t find the elusive quality I needed.

I can’t begin to write the story without knowing my main character inside and out, and although I knew her nature, I couldn’t picture her, so I began to draw some sketches. Reverting to my art training of many years ago, I drew many variations of eyes, noses, and mouths, in different shapes and posed the features in various ways until I found her. Hazel Harris came to life under my pencil  and I fleshed her out in colour yesterday. Now the first chapter of her narrative is in the bag. (Or rather, on the page.)


I know I’ve been quiet for the last month and haven’t blogged or messaged on social media because I was so preoccupied with my search, but now I’m going to go silent once again while I concentrate on writing the book.

As soon as I have a taster ready to post on my website, I’ll let you all know. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll find something to interest you among my previous works. Please browse my website to find tasters of all my books. Perhaps there’s something there you haven’t read yet?


Happy reading


Freedom for Cassie now available for pre-order


The fourth and final book in the series, “WW2 Women of courage,” is now available for pre-order from all Amazon stores.

Freedom for Cassie is set in 1973 when a young journalist asks to interview a Polish woman for a Remembrance Day article in the local newspaper.

1973 – The hidden terrors of Cassie’s past have prevented her from embracing life as fully as she might have. The Polish immigrant leads a quiet life as a nurse but when her friend’s daughter asks to interview her for a Remembrance Day feature in the local newspaper; the long forgotten memories begin to surface and help to set her free.

1943 – After an outrageous abuse by a German soldier, Cassie escaped from the Lodz ghetto in Poland. A group of partisans found the sixteen-year-old and her younger sister and helped them to cross Europe in an audacious plan to reach safety.

Travelling thousands of miles through enemy territory, Cassie endured some terrifying ordeals and survived on starvation rations. She lived in constant fear of patrols and ambushes, but her world changed when a young Austrian Jew befriended her.

Under the extreme conditions of trying to escape the holocaust, friendship soon turned to love, and Gunter became the focal point of her chaotic life.

Was Cassie resilient enough to travel the infamous freedom trails to reach the safety she craved? Would Gunter give up his partisan life to join her?

By the end of this final instalment of the series, readers will discover what happened to all the characters of the previous books. Don’t miss out on reading this thrilling adventure, pre-order your copy now.

UK readers click here

US readers click here
Happy reading



Competition. Win a paperback

Take a break from the Christmas preparations and enter the Goodreads giveaway for Ingrid’s Mission.

This is the third book in the series, “WW2 Women of Courage.”

Full of action, adventure and romance, this series will give you a taste of life for Jews in Europe under Hitler’s rule.

Available in ebook and paperback from all Amazon stores, or enter the Giveaway to win one of two paperback copies.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Ingrid's Mission by Pearl A. Gardner

Ingrid’s Mission

by Pearl A. Gardner

Giveaway ends December 30, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


Happy Christmas and happy reading



I’m busy writing, editing, marketing and generally getting myself into a tizzy but I wanted to give readers a heads up on my latest FREE promotion. I don’t do these often, so take advantage while I’m feeling generous!

Evelyn’s Fight, the first book in the series, Women of Wakefield,

will be FREE in all Amazon stores

for five days from 18th to 22nd November.


Take advantage of this FREE offer.

Click to begin the emotional adventure now!




Evelyn’s Fight is the first book of the Women of Wakefield series following Yorkshire women as they love, learn and try to survive in a war-torn world.

Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel but might be better enjoyed when read in sequence.

Happy Reading