Hidden Truths by Sheila Daglish
Publication date: 30 January 2015
Format: Amazon Kindle
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Looking for a place to recuperate, Jody leaves London for a small French village and joins her friends who are making and selling artwork for tourists.
After learning about a local legend that involves mysteriously vanished riches, she realises that she’s not the only one fascinated by the tale: an eye-catching, but arrogant, French historian also seems keen to find out what really happened to the treasure.
As suspicious events start taking place in the village, Jody’s inner turmoil grows: how can she shake off her unexpected attraction to this rude historian – especially since he seems to have something to hide?
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What the readers say
"Just what I needed on a grey February day - a trip to Provence."
"I love the marriage of romance and adventure that Sheila creates and look forward to other stories from her."
"Another book by Sheila that is well worth reading."
"When Jody Summers comes up against bad-tempered Raoul de Villiers in the French hilltop village, she little realises what lies in store for her. What follows is more than just a tale of two people who seem to dislike one another, it is a story of mystery and adventure... That, I have discovered is what makes Sheila Daglish’s stories a cut above the rest. She goes beyond the simplicity of a straightforward romance and embraces storyline twists that are designed to keep the reader interested."
Sheila's thoughts on Hidden Truths
How would you describe this book?
A mystery which unfolds slowly, revealing the role of two young women, one from legend and one from today, in events of the distant as well as recent past.
Where did the idea for this book come from?
The guide book which accompanied my drive through southern France. It spoke of Saracen piracy and made me wonder what secrets might be hidden within the ancient buildings of those picturesque perched villages.
Did you have to do any research?
Yes, I checked geographical locations, drew plans of lanes and cottages in perched villages, and also read and visited exhibitions concerning the Ottoman Empire.
What was the hardest thing in this book to write?
I found it hard to create the gradual understanding which finally brought the two main characters together.