Holiday promotion price slash


I just got home from a long vacation but I don’t feel rested. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is not designed for relaxation.


Spending time with three of my grandchildren in Florida has been very rewarding but now I’m ready to start work, if only to earn enough money to get away again. (Next time I’ll make sure I go to a sandy beach with a gripping novel!)

I know lots of people love to read whilst on holiday. Personally, it’s the only time I have to indulge in a good book as most of my working days are filled with trying to write some!

With this in mind, I decided to lower the price of two of my books for the last two weeks of August. If you’ve not read these yet, please take advantage of the £0.99p or $0.99c promotional eBook price for Evelyn’s Fight, and Belle. Both are available in all Amazon stores.

Happy holidays


eve4kdpsmall     Link to Evelyn’s Fight

Belle-1a    Link to Belle



Back to work after a short break

How time flies when you’re having fun! A whole month of my life has vanished in a blur. My Australian family are safely back home after what seemed like a whirlwind visit, though they were here for four whole weeks.

We visited castles and stately homes, historical cities and nature’s natural wonders, but the place that will live on in the memories of all my grandchildren is Sherwood Forest, where they all did the treetop adventure, ‘Go Ape’. They skipped along the terrifyingly high walkways, clinging precariously to flimsy wooden structures, while we older ones watched in awe from the ground with cricked necks.


We tried to put a little culture in the mix by dragging them around the places of historical interest, but children just love having fun. Consequently the local trampoline park, crazy dino golf and playing with their English cousins were voted as the best days. However, they managed to find fun even in the most cultural spots we took them to. Harry Potter broomstick riding lessons at Alnwick Castle and fishing in the river at Bolton Abbey were big highlights for them.


All good things come to an end, and it was painful to say goodbye. Having all my family together was very special, and I will treasure the happy memories we made until the next time, whenever that might be.

Now I’m back at my computer, sketching the outline for the next novel and working on the marketing for my latest release. With that in mind, here’s a reminder that there are only five more days left to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for Hannah’s Conflict. Good luck if you decide to enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Hannah's Conflict by Pearl A. Gardner

Hannah’s Conflict

by Pearl A. Gardner

Giveaway ends July 25, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


Please forgive me, I’m taking a break

I’m taking a short break from writing because I have family arriving very soon from Australia.

This is the family I wrote about in one of my earlier books. ‘It’s Penguin Shooting Day’ tells the story of when my son-in-law had a horrific car accident. I flew to Australia on the first available flight to help look after my baby granddaughter so my daughter could be by her husband’s side during his long journey to recovery.


Those heartbreaking times are ten years behind us now, but I’m sure you’ll understand why I want to spend quality time with these very special people.

Please forgive me if I don’t write for a while. I’ll be enjoying lots of cuddles and playtime with my precious family.

If you’d like to read their story, you can find it here:-

Link to Amazon USA

Link to Amazon UK



Latest Novel available for pre-order

‘Hannah’s Conflict’ continues the story from the first book in this WW2 Women of Courage series, ‘Your Name is Jane’. Each book can be read as a stand alone novel, but might be better enjoyed if read in sequence.

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After escaping Europe before the outbreak of WW2, Hannah’s passionate response to the oppression of her fellow Jews leads her back to Germany.

Working with a group of partisans, she helps to rescue Jewish prisoners from their places of hiding, from labour camps and from certain death.

Living with danger, and in constant fear of discovery, she learns her lover is not what he seems. With no-one to confide in, she lives with the oppressive menace of his secrets and lies. If the truth gets out, it could threaten the safety of the whole operation.

Purchase your copy now and be one of the first to read this dramatic story of love and betrayal.

eBook available for pre-order now. Publishing date 30th May. Paperback coming soon.

From Amazon UK

From Amazon USA

Please don’t forget to leave a review if you read these. Reviews are very important to authors. Your valued opinion really does count!

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Your Name is Jane by Pearl A. Gardner

Your Name is Jane

by Pearl A. Gardner

Giveaway ends March 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


Your Name is Jane, seems an unlikely title for a WW2 mystery novel, but when you read the outline of the story, you’ll begin to understand the headline.

“After a devastating air-raid, a young woman finds herself trapped in the ruins of a building. She has no idea where she is or how she got there. The only fact she is certain of is adding to her confusion. Her thoughts are in German, but her rescuers are speaking English.

When asked what her name is, she is disturbed to realise she doesn’t know the answer.”

Available in paperback now direct from Createspace or from all Amazon stores.

eBook publishing date is March 24th in all Amazon stores. Pre-order your kindle copy now, or purchase the paperback and be one of the first to read this gripping WW2 story.

USA customers –

UK customers –

Want to win a paperback copy? Then enter the Goodreads Giveaway from 10th to 31st March for a chance to win one of two FREE copies.

Happy Reading


Work in Progress

The Christmas holiday season is now a distant memory and thoughts are turning to the year ahead. The summer of 2017 could be pretty amazing if all my wishes come to fruition. I’m hoping to travel to the USA in August with my family here in UK, and with a lot of luck, my Australian family might be visiting us in June.

I know I’m fortunate and I have much to look forward to, but I work hard to afford the things I want in life, and sometimes work a little harder to accomplish bigger dreams.

I’m back at my keyboard working away on my next book, and even though I spent the last two weeks coughing and sneezing, I’m already half way through the first draft and I’m quite excited about where this one is taking me.

Right now, I’m working on another Second World War novel. This one is a little darker and a more intense read. I’m attempting to show the war years from a different perspective and my girl, ‘Jane,’ has a lot to tell us about her life.

My heroine faces some complicated and dangerous challenges as she finds her way through a tangle of difficulties. Read the beginning of her story here for a taste of what’s to come. Please let me know what you think to the opening.

I’m hoping to have this ready for publication by the end of March of this year.

Happy Reading