Elizabeth Clansham by Catherine E. Chapman

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Elizabeth, reluctant teacher and aspiring author, retreats to a Highland croft house to fulfil her lifelong ambition of writing a novel. She wants to be left in peace. Andrew, her solitary neighbour, is seeking the inspiration to complete his PhD and trying to avoid commitment. However, his bachelor-life is turned upside-down by the arrival of his former girlfriend, Laetitia – fleeing the city of Glasgow and her mounting debts, and seeking shelter with Andrew in the hills. Will their old flame be rekindled or will Lauren, Laetitia’s seven-year-old daughter, get her way and realise a father-figure in Angus, gamekeeper and uncle to Elizabeth's pupil, Dorothy? Elizabeth finds her vision of an idyllic existence being challenged by her students. Furthermore, they are determined to find her a love-match. Will it be Andrew or Angus? Andrew maintains it’s the things you don’t do in life that you regret but is it ever too late for love to blossom? "Elizabeth Clansham is a finely-crafted tale of social interactions, of love and of finding yourself, all tied up into small-town life," (Goodreads review, Sept. 2011). "...Tentative friendships, secrets, cowardice, fleeting passions, and resentment..." (Goodreads review, Aug. 2011). "There were several scenes at which I laughed out loud ... folks who enjoy literary fiction and/or romantic fiction should enjoy this," (4 star review, March 2012). "If you enjoy a laid-back approach to the romance genre ... you will enjoy this book. Each character goes through their own growth period and finds out who they truly are or want to be ... the author does a splendid job bringing each one to life," (4 star review, May 2012).
 

About Catherine E. Chapman

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Catherine E. Chapman is a UK-based indie author of women's fiction and romance.Her full-length books have been described as literary character fiction and her writing style said to be filmic. They are contemporary stories, in which humour is an important ingredient.Catherine also writes shorter fiction in the genre of historical romance.'The Beacon Singer' is a novel written in three volumes. Something of a mini-saga, set in the English Lake District, a review of the book concluded, "Chapman is a very fine writer, she has wonderful talent with description, a keen eye for plot twists and pace ... There's an abundance of plot here, much like watching a mini-series," (4 star review, March 2012).'Elizabeth Clansham' is a novella set in the Scottish Highlands. It has been said to be, "a finely-crafted tale of social interactions, of love and of finding yourself, all tied up into small-town life," (Goodreads review, Sept. 2011)."There were several scenes at which I laughed out loud ... folks who enjoy literary fiction and/or romantic fiction should enjoy it," (4 star review, March 2012).'Brizecombe Hall' is a novelette set in England in the late Regency / early Victorian period. "Plenty of atmosphere. Shades of Jane Eyre. A good escapist story that you can lose yourself in," (4 star review).The historical novelettes, 'Danburgh Castle' and 'Rhiannon' are both Medieval romances. "The plot was tight and kept me engaged; good characterisation meant I truly cared about what was happening," (4 star review of Danburgh Castle).Novelette, 'The Hangar Dance,' is a romance set in rural England during the Second World War.'The Ramblers' is a contemporary short story.All of Catherine's publications are available as e-books. Some are also available in print.Catherine values feedback from readers and would like to thank all those who have taken the time to read, rate, review and comment on her fiction.
 
Published September 5, 2011 by Catherine E. Chapman. 250 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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