Troubador The Place Where Love Should Be

Released: 28/07/2018

ISBN: 9781789014204

eISBN: 9781789011555

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Place Where Love Should Be


Evie Gardner is struggling to cope with motherhood. Deserted by her own mother as a young child, Evie has a strained relationship with her French stepmother Francine. With an increasingly distant partner, an ineffectual father and a sister whose life seems to be perfect, Evie is thrown into a world of alien routines, confusion and fear.

Support comes from an unexpected source but when Evie is forced to turn to Francine for help, she has to reveal a closely guarded secret.

The Place Where Love Should Be explores the many faces of motherhood, the crippling impact of past events upon the present and the damaging effect of truths left unsaid. With compassion and insight, it delicately unravels the intricacies that not only bind a family together but can also pull it apart.

Living with Strangers
Elizabeth Ellis
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I found it quite riveting and thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn’t put it down so read it in double quick time. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it as a film before long.
Roy Eccles

A moving and poignant story that kept me enthralled to the dénouement – a ‘Leonard Cohen Story’. Lovely descriptive vocabulary.
Ian Mattingly

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Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth Ellis grew up in Hertfordshire, has lived in various corners of England and spent several years in France. She studied English at college while training as a teacher and has worked in many fields of education including French and English language teaching and special needs. She holds a diploma in French from the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

Elizabeth now devotes her time to writing. In recent years, she has developed her craft through workshops, on-line study and a three-month course with the Faber Academy. She is an active member of the Letchworth Garden City writers’ group.

Passionate about all things to do with language and communication, Elizabeth is also the co-founder and trustee of a small charity, which raises money for health care services in rural Bangladesh. She is married with three daughters and lives in North Herts. Living with Strangers is her first novel.

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