Anne sent me this book to read and I was hooked from the first page, the story is so realistic and the characters warm and believable.  It was lovely trying to picture the scenes in Guernsey, maybe a bit more description would of given me a better picture but it does seem a picturesque place to visit.   The turmoil of the families keep you going to the end and there is enough for a second book if it was carried on as only the basic ending is given here.  I am looking forward to reading more books by Anne.


Had to show you my new notebook that my granddaughter gave me, she knows I love this lady and I have a bit of an obsession with note books.  You can never have too many as you just do not know when the ideas for a new book are going to come to you.  That’s my excuse! lol


I have never seen these flowers before, they are so beautiful I will be looking out for them.  I do spend far too much time on Pinterest but you find so many good things about anything in the world.

My friend is tiling my bathroom today so I had better get back to being her laborer!  Blog post later with pictures, just to give you an idea of my great tools.  She is using a pink plastic salad server to put the grout stuff on the tiles! lol We are having fun and it is looking good.



  1. 17th August 2015 / 10:33 am

    Glad to hear you are still OK. The flowers are Dahlias, I have so many they are like weeds. This year a lot of them never died down, Must be because the weather was very mild.All the best Leo

    • 19th August 2015 / 12:17 pm

      Hi, nice to hear from you. I love the colours of those flowers, my garden has done well so far this year but still got the horrid slugs. I have found the copper tape and slug pellets (animal safe) are the best course of action. Karen x

  2. 12th August 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Hi Karen, glad you enjoyed The Family Divided and you’ll be happy to know I’ve started writing book 5 in the series, Echoes of Time. Will be out next spring☺

    • 12th August 2015 / 8:23 pm

      That’s brilliant, really looking forward to it x

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