Born in Cambridge,UK, Catherine began her career in PR and corporate communications, progressing as an editor of science journals, and as communications advisor for a European programme. She currently works in internet marketing and is a school literacy governor. Catherine is also a singer/songwriter and guitarist, and plays in a rock band.
While on an exchange visit to Paris, a young teenager becomes an unexpected witness to a drugs raid. English exchange student Lily holds the key to a serious crime incident at the local Bar Tabac. Making her escape, she heads for the banks of the Seine. But now she’s not sure why and from whom she is running . . .
Three children whirl back in time through an enchanted potter’s wheel into the reality of evacuation in 1940s Britain . . . Whirl of the Wheel pulls feisty Connie, her brother Charlie-Mouse, and school pest Malcolm into dangers on the homefront and towards a military operations secret that will save their home. The children hit trouble when Malcolm fails to return to the present day.
Sentence of Marriage is just the most beautifully written journey into nineteenth century New Zealand history. Amy leads me into a tapestry of situations, which exhibit her dilemmas in life and in love. Evocative and compelling, I have truly been struck by the fullness of the descriptions and the strength of Amy's voice. This is a wonderful series of books, and I put Shayne Parkinson side by side with L M Montgomery.
I took in the beauty of this story as if I were sitting at the Pinnacle looking at the thread of blue on the edge of the world. All I Want is a tale of romance in early 20th century New Zealand, full of rich description with a neatly stitched social background balanced with a wider perspective of the Great War and, in looking to the past, one woman's calm acceptance of her life.