Troubador Betrayed

Released: 01/11/2012

ISBN: 9781780883205

eISBN: 9781780887104

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Issy looked deeply into his eyes and wondered if she could believe him. She wanted to trust him, wanted to lose herself in his pleading eyes, but he had lied to her before. He always had a way of making it right though, of winning her round.

At 25, Issy is already a mother of three. She has a weakness for a pretty face but now believes that handsome men are not reliable. She’s prepared to give up good looks for security and turns to God and the church for help. When Lukan, 22, walks into her life with his very pretty face, she tells him she’s not interested. He’s too much like Easton, her last lover who’s now living in a rum bottle, shattered by the death of their youngest child. She tells Lukan he’s too young, too handsome, and hasn’t even begun to sow his wild oats yet.

But Issy is just the kind of woman Lukan is looking for to help take him to the next level of success. He’s prepared to do anything to get her, including joining the church and leaving his childhood love and baby mother, Jez. When he proposes, Issy believes that God has answered her prayers and they quickly marry. Within the euphoria of Jamaica’s independence, they begin to build a family and a business. But God has nothing to do with Jez’s wrath and the hold she still has over Lukan. Despite his happy home, his success and his mother’s warnings, Lukan finds himself drawn back to Jez, with devastating consequences for Issy and their children...

Betrayed is a love triangle that takes the reader to two different locations and eras – beginning in the late 1950s in Jamaica and ending in Birmingham, England, in the late 1970s. It has been inspired by Colin Channer, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Kei Miller and Eric Jerome Dickie, and will appeal to fans of adult romance fiction.

Articles in Stabroek News, Guyana, South America October 2011

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Penny Dixon aka Predencia Dixon (nee Gabbidon) was born in Jamaica and moved to England at the age of ten. She’s a teacher who spent nearly twenty years working with children and young people with severely challenging behaviours, all of whom had been abused in some way. She qualified as a training manager in 1993 and was commissioned by the Department of Health to write induction and training books for all staff in secure accommodation and children’s homes. Her second book ‘Preparing to Care’, with co-author Barry Goldson, was a best seller for publisher National Children’s Bureau. She’s written for children, parents, child care workers, and youth justice workers.

In 2004 Predencia was commissioned to write the national training programme for the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

In 2010 she published a collection of poems, (Raw Volumes 1 & 2), which is accompanied by a double CD. Her first novel ‘Dare to Love’, ais also available as an eBook and for Kindle. She is currently working on her second novel and a film script.

In her spare time Predencia enjoys amateur dramatics, performing poetry, and belly dancing.

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