The Dress - The Amazon Kindle UK No. 4 Bestselling Novel
Book One in the Fabbia and Ella Moreno ‘Everyday Magic’ Trilogy
Meet Ella and her mother Fabbia Moreno who arrive in York, one cold January day, to set up their vintage dress shop.
The flamboyant Fabbia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side.
Will Fabbia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What’s the dark secret she’s hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just ‘everyday magic’?
Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabbia’s shop are many different stories – and the story of one particular dress.
This is a full-length novel for lovers of vintage and readers of contemporary romance/fantasy.
The Dream – Book Two in the Fabbia and Ella Moreno ‘Everyday Magic’ Trilogy.
The sequel to Kindle Top 5 Bestseller, The Dress.
Ella Moreno’s bookshop, Happily Ever After, is thriving but she’s struggling with the challenges of new motherhood and a bad case of writer’s block. On the other side of the Atlantic, despite endless blue skies and a stream of eager customers, Fabbia finds that life with David isn’t enough. She misses Ella and her granddaughter, Grace.
And at night, both Ella and Fabbia are experiencing vivid dreams, dreams that they don’t yet fully understand.
Meanwhile, Bryony Darwin arrives at Happily Ever After, looking for a dream dictionary but finds herself drawn to a particular volume on the bookshop shelf, written by Mary, a seventeenth century Yorkshire ‘cure-wife’ who struggled to practise her own version of ‘everyday magic’ in the face of accusations of witchcraft.
Can Ella trust The Signals anymore or the world that she creates inside her own head? Does Fabbia believe in magic after all and what is she still running from? Will Bryony be able to leave her own difficult past behind?
In the end, perhaps only Madaar-Bozorg and her stories can help the three women to make sense of it all.
Ruby Slippers – A Novella.
Ever wondered what would happen if you were to just step out of your life for a while? What do you do when your life just doesn’t feel like the right fit anymore?
Elena has a career, a husband and a house in London. Everything that you’re supposed to want. So why doesn’t it feel like enough?
Meanwhile, the ruby slippers are waiting – and they fit her perfectly.
Where might they take her? And will she follow her yellow brick road?
This haunting urban fairy tale traces one woman’s journey through a mysterious London landscape and a cast of strange characters, each with something to show her about herself. Is Elena dreaming or is this really happening?
At around 16,000 words, Ruby Slippers can be read in one sitting… or savoured slowly.
Recommended for wearers of red shoes everywhere.
‘Once I put it down I couldn’t stop thinking about it…’
‘If you like stories that have a deep, dream-like quality to them then you’ll love this one…’
‘If The Dress is a strong but frothy cappuccino, then Ruby Slippers is the shot of double espresso.’
Refugee is my first collection of poems, some of them inspired by the stories of writers from the Write to Life group at Freedom from Torture and published by the wonderful Salt Publishing.
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