Troubador Windblow

Released: 04/01/2010

ISBN: 9781848762428

Format: Paperback

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Essential neighbourly help in times of crisis can diminish trauma, alleviate tragedy and assist the rebuild of lives shattered by uncontrolled events. As an autumn gale sweeps across a Surrey village, conventional relationships are tested to extremes beyond wildest imaginations.

Left alone in her lovelorn misery following the death of her strange husband, a dark-eyed dark haired Helen is brought to the edge of sanity.

Tucked up in a loving new marriage Peter and Anna are in hopeful anticipation of a child to fulfil their dreams.

On the edge is a man whose grim past may catch up with him, but not before he casts a sinister shadow.

The storm blows in, sweeping social concepts away as ‘doing the neighbourly thing’ starts to get out of control, and events transpire to reveal hidden ties no one ever suspected, but as the story moves to Derbyshire in the spring, a series of unique co-incidences produce heart-warming rewards.

How these events unfold and affect the two girls and a husband are credible yet mind-blowing in social acceptability; though it can happen disastrously in real life, this fictional story treats the subject sensitively and warmly to produce a controversially intriguing conclusion you won’t want to miss.

The latest in the Manor series, 'Benchmark' is becoming a firm favourite with my readers. After 'Contour', a tale of entrancement re-defined' "no punches pulled, convincing yet tender" came 'Trig Point'with its racy story of a young girl's development, and 'Benchmark'delves deep into the mystery of Irish folklore. 'Twelve Girls' has its own emotionally charged benchmark of lives interwoven for the better. 'Windblow' has to be read from cover to cover to appreciate the way deeply established love can overcome even the most demanding of challenges and improve the lot of everyone involved. Soon there will be 'Seeking', different, a pure romance woven with poetry and music and shows the immense power of linked like minds in a fascinating 1970's tale.

Louth Leader
(8 October 2009)

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Jon Beattiey

Well established as a writer who understands human relationships, Jon Beattiey makes this genre his own, penning great stories to reflect the nuances of individuals interaction primarily but not exclusively in romance.

From a background in industry, management of people and property, then a spell with the National Trust and latterly running his own business, he utilises talents and wide experience to great effect. He relishes the challenge of taking real life scenarios and turning them into the realms of conceivable fiction.

He lives in Bedfordshire with his wife Sue, has three grown-up children and six grandchildren; enjoys gardening, long walks in open country and the challenge of writing in all aspects as well as keeping a business afloat. He recently has taken on the role of mentor to young people wishing to develop their own writing skills.

Jon, taken at Innistoge gardens

Booksigning at Waterstones, Peterborough.
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