It’s always rather lovely to be able to share some good news in these dark times – and although I don’t often take part in cover reveals, this was one that I really wanted to be part of, and to help spread the word. I’ve been a fan of Jane Cable’s writing for a good few years now, and she’s become a valued and supportive friend – and I was really delighted to hear about her new two-book deal with One More Chapter, writing “emotional women’s fiction” under the name of Eva Glyn.
The first, The Missing Pieces of Us – a re-issue of The Faerie Tree – will be published for kindle on 18th June, with the paperback to follow on September 2nd. It’s available for pre-order now in both formats – and if you’re a paperback reader it can also be ordered via Waterstones, Foyles or through your favourite local bookshop.
An emotional and page-turning family saga perfect for fans of Barbara O’Neal, Amanda Prowse, and Susanne O’Leary!
‘Full of mystery and magic’ Heidi Swain
There are three versions of the past – hers, his, and the truth.
When Robin Vail walks back into widow Isobel O’Briain’s life decades after he abruptly left it, the dark days since her husband’s unexpected passing finally know light. Robin has fallen on hard times but Izzie and her teenage daughter Claire quickly remind him what it’s like to have family… and hope.
But Robin and Izzie are no longer those twenty-something lovers, and as they grow closer once more the missing pieces of their past weigh heavy. Now, to stop history repeating, Izzie and Robin must face facts and right wrongs… no matter how painful.
I read and reviewed this book when it was previously published way back in 2015, and I’m so thrilled it’ll be reaching new readers. I’ll share my review – slightly edited – just one more time…
I was immediately engaged by the story of Robin and Izzie, two people who were falling achingly and beautifully in love when tragedy struck. They come back together twenty years later, much changed and damaged people, try to put the pieces back together, make sense of what happened and see if the love is still there.
The story is quite beautifully written and perfectly paced. This is a book that you feel and experience rather than read – the whole emotional content is quite perfectly handled, and there were times when I physically ached for the two central characters. The author really takes the reader under their skin – you might not understand what happened any more than they do, but you feel their hurt and loss with the same intensity.
The characters are wonderfully handled, but so is the setting. A faerie tree is the perfect central focus to the story – much of the key action in the story takes place around it, near it or focused on it. It’s vividly described – with its decoration and trinkets left by people hoping for a little magic – and I love the box where children leave personal messages for the faeries. There are pagan themes, but nothing that would put anyone off for an instant – none of us can be averse to a little magic at times, and the story itself is very much of the modern world.
This is essentially a story about two people – two people that you grow to deeply care about – and how they deal and cope with trauma and loss, its impact on memory, and the possibility of second chances when hope seems to be gone.
I really loved it…
And it might well be a book you’ll enjoy as much as I did, but wrapped in that gorgeous new cover. Eva’s next book, The Olive Grove, set in Croatia, will follow in August – and I promise I’ll be telling you more.
About the author
Eva Glyn writes emotional women’s fiction inspired by beautiful places and the stories they hide. She loves to travel, but finds inspiration can strike just as well at home or abroad.
She cut her teeth on just about every kind of writing (radio journalism, advertising copy, PR, and even freelance cricket reporting) before finally completing a full length novel in her forties. Four lengthy and completely unpublishable tomes later she found herself sitting on an enormous polystyrene book under the TV lights of the Alan Titchmarsh Show as a finalist in the People’s Novelist competition sponsored by Harper Collins. Although losing out to a far better writer, the positive feedback from the judges gave her the confidence to pursue her dreams.
Eva lives in Cornwall, although she considers herself Welsh, and has been lucky enough to have been married to the love of her life for twenty-five years. She also writes as Jane Cable.