Monday, 4 July 2016
Love in Lindfield
It centres on Lindfield, which was the home of Charles Kempe.
It relates the tale of Harry. Harry is working for the BBC, researching for locations for a BBC drama that will be set and filmed in rural Sussex.
Whilst in Sussex Harry falls for a savvy and independent local artist called Ellie.
Ellie is undertaking the task of cataloguing what had been the home of the famed Victorian stained glass artist, Charles Eamer Kempe.
This cataloguing was being undertaken under the orders of the current owner of the house, Serena Ross, who is described as being: "unscrupulous and domineering."
Ellie and Harry become involved, unwittingly, in a love triangle that has the potential for a tragic outcome. This love triangle seems to mirror the troubled romantic life of Kempe, himself.
They are unaware that the events that develop are the result of a passion that is both ghoulish and violent, growing from a terrible and insatiable greed.
During his research Harry keeps discovering hitherto unknown facts about the various loves of Kempe.
But Harry's interactions with the Ross family are troublesome, as they are somewhat dysfunctional, to say the least.
This well-written novel contains not only romance, but also mystery, heartbreak and homicide, so there is something for everyone.
It is published by Matador and is available in paperback at £8.99 and hardback at £15.99.
It is available via the That's Books and Entertainment online bookshop, which you will find to the right hand side of this review.