Troubador The Essence of Love

Released: 28/01/2020

ISBN: 9781838592714

eISBN: 9781838597566

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Essence of Love


On a dark, rainy night in the East End of London a young girl, Katie Carson, witnesses her mother jump from a bedroom window trying to escape the demons in her mind, and Katie’s life is changed forever.  

Katie’s path is inextricably linked with Simon’s, a boy known to her from school, when her kindly grandparents welcome him into their home after his mother abandons him. It’s a bond that endures throughout the years, even after Simon moves to Yorkshire to be reunited with his father. 

Friendship turns to love, but each of their childhood traumas leave them with fears and insecurities, nervous of committing to each other. Can they allow their fragile hearts to open and risk being hurt again? 

 When an intimidating bully from their childhood days re-enters their lives, they are in grave danger. With a vengeful man intent on causing devastation and family secrets hampering their future together, will Katie and Simon ever find the peace and happiness they truly deserve? 

 The Essence of Love is a deeply compassionate romance with heart and soul that will make you laugh and cry.

For me a book has to grab you from the beginning and this one does. I love that the author has written it so that you end up feeling like you have known Katie all your life.
I couldn't put it down. It's a definite must read.

by Sharon Pickles

Hooked from the beginning. A really good gritty story. Could not put it down. The characters were very believable and felt like you knew them.
Massive well done to the Author and hope she thinks of a sequel. Very well written.
Highly recommended.

by Lorrain Tavender

Karen Ann Davies

Karen Ann Davies originates from East London, but now lives in Lancashire with her husband and Border collie, Ivy, who is named after a character in her book, The Essence of Love.

Apart from writing, Karen loves to read and enjoys yoga and Fitsteps. She also has a black belt in Taekwondo.

The Essence of Love is her debut novel.

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