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.

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Your Name is Jane by Pearl A. Gardner

Your Name is Jane

by Pearl A. Gardner

Giveaway ends March 31, 2017.

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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.

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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


FREE eBooks for Christmas



Christmas is a time for giving, especially to children. I have two eBooks suitable for 8-12-year-olds, or adults who enjoy an interesting science fiction thriller in an easy to read format.

The kindle versions of ‘Spyger’ and ‘Lightning Spheres’ will be FREE on all Amazon Stores from 24th to 28th December. Click on the books above for details and links to get your copies.
If you take advantage of this offer, please don’t forget to leave a review.
Happy Holidays!


New eBook available for pre-order

At last, my next novel is now available for pre-order in all Amazon stores.

Peace for Gladys has a publication date of 30th November 2016.


This book follows on from Evelyn’s Fight with the story about her best friend’s secrets and inner conflict. Readers of Evelyn’s Fight will discover what happened next for both women.

Order your copy now – Peace for Gladys

Read the first chapter on my webiste here

Gladys hides a secret past that could ruin her marriage, but fortunately her husband, John, is still away, fighting. With the war in its fifth year, she believes the gossips may have forgotten her past mistakes, but still worries what might happen if her husband should ever learn what she’d done.

When she comes into an inheritance, she uncovers more family secrets that are just as troubling as her own. Should she tell what she knows, or let the past stay hidden?

Will she be forced to live her life looking over her shoulder, or will she ever know peace?

Happy reading.