Summer of Secrets by Sheila Daglish
Publication date: 30 January 2015
Format: Amazon Kindle
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Lacey is between jobs and decides to help her uncle and aunt to turn an old Devonian manor into a hotel. Shortly after her arrival she becomes fascinated by the local workmen’s stories about the manor: tales of pirates, treasures, ghosts and secrets.
The history of the manor is not, however, the only thing that intrigues Lacey. A neighbour with a gruff manner seems to be involved in nocturnal dealings that raise her suspicions. Yet, she is not immune to his rugged good looks and soon finds herself falling for him...
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What the readers say
"Summer of Secrets is a well-crafted tale that starts full of promise and ends… well, I won’t spoil your enjoyment by revealing what happens in the end, but you can expect a good five-star read."
Sheila's thoughts on Summer of Secrets
How would you describe this book?
A mystery rooted in the time of Sir Francis Drake but bringing danger, suspicion and romance to a man and woman of today.
What inspired you to write this book?
The rugged coastline of Devon with its tiny harbours and tales of wreckers and pirates, and an old lady who talked about her days as a tapestry worker.
To what extent did you plan the plot in advance?
I always spend a lot of time thinking before starting to write, so had roughly worked out the plot and used a known location which, in itself, suggested ideas.
Which character in this book did you enjoy writing the most?
Amanda, the glamorous cousin, who was immensely likeable despite seeming to be a rival in love.