Just before the meetings broke for summer we had a visitor! Carole Llewellyn, who was a dedicated member of the group before moving to Spain with her husband had come back to see us, and she brought good news with her!
Her novel Women Of Straw is now available and she brought a hard back copy for us to admire!
Carole, is now back home in Spain and working on her next book. Women Of Straw is available on Amazon now along with her previous titles Megan and Rhiannon. Here is a look at the blurb to whet your appetite:
“In 1865, Luton in Bedfordshire is famous for manufacturing straw boaters worn everywhere, although times and fashions are changing. Kate Devlin, the eldest of three children, helps her mother, Rose, run the Devlin plait-school at 10 Plaiters Way. The plait produced there is sold to the Stratton Hat Company, and Kate’s ambition is to become a hat-maker. Kate is befriended by her brother’s employer who has recently purchased Heaven Scent lavender farm. She likes this hardworking young man, and he in turn admires her and it is not long before he declares his love – a love Kate does not return. A family tragedy changes Kate’s life, and with the help of the Stratton Hat Company she sets to achieve her ambition, but her journey finds her confused, infatuated and ultimately frightened for her sister’s life. Ambition to be the best hat-maker in Luton and the chance of true love are pitted against each other – Which will succeed and will Kate achieve both?”