Mave Priestley


Born and brought up in Lancashire, England, in the North West coastal town, Barrow-in-Furness.
Married in my early twenties and lived in various parts of Europe, then returned to the UK to live in Bradford,West Yorkshire. For the next eighteen years raised a family and held down a busy career in Human Rescources, I found writing to be a form of relaxation.
After thirty eight years of marriage, our children having families of their own; we having five lovely Grandchildren, we then moved to France.
Now living in a quiet part of Morbihan I continue to enjoy writing Romantic Novels, while my husband, gardens, providing fresh produce all year round. Plenty to keep us busy, visits from family and friends, and an active life within the local French community.
At this point I must give thanks to a friend Dr Jenny Sullivan, for her encouragement in editing my earlier novels. For her continued support as a friend.
My aim is for my readers to enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy creating each one.


Darroch's Promise
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 103,460. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Carissa, discovered on the death of her father, that she and her siblings could lose everything. Choice: marry a stranger, or she, and her siblings faced ejection and near-destitution. She despaired: only days before her father's death she'd refused a proposal of marriage from the man she really loved: Raulo Darroch. No words of love passed his lips. He'd vanished! He'd promised to return. When?

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Smashwords book reviews by Mave Priestley

  • Practice Makes Perfect on Sep. 20, 2011

    I felt that on the whole this story was well put together, apart from some sections that appeared to be rushed. When that happened it seemed as if the writer was determined to get one section over more quickly than needed, brushing over some areas that could have been explored a little more.I found it on the whole enjoyable, and in some areas amusing. Left me a little breathless, but managed to complete the read.
  • Bid for a Bride on Dec. 26, 2011

    Found it intriguing. And yes I enjoyed it. Though would have preferred a shorter romantic novel. Still it was good, first time I have read one of her books, and would consider reading another.