Elizabeth Clansham [NOOK Book]

Overview

Elizabeth, reluctant teacher and aspiring author, retreats to a croft house in the Scottish Highlands to write a novel and avoid real life. Real love, however, proves harder to elude. 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?

"A finely-crafted tale of social interactions, love and finding yourself," Review, Sept 2011.

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Elizabeth Clansham

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Overview

Elizabeth, reluctant teacher and aspiring author, retreats to a croft house in the Scottish Highlands to write a novel and avoid real life. Real love, however, proves harder to elude. 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?

"A finely-crafted tale of social interactions, love and finding yourself," Review, Sept 2011.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011376702
  • Publisher: Catherine E. Chapman
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 374,620
  • File size: 591 KB

Meet the Author

I write women's fiction and romance. My longer works have been described as literary character fiction and my writing style has been said to be filmic. I also write shorter fiction in the genre of historical romance.For a taster of my writing, the short story, 'The Ramblers,' is available to download for free from Smashwords & their retailers.Many thanks to all who have reviewed, recommended and rated my books. I really appreciate feedback from readers.'Brizecombe Hall,' a novelette set in England in the late Regency / early Victorian period, continues to receive great responses from readers who really get the idea that it's intended to be an homage to the Brontes. "Great book, great read; I recommend it to all," (5 star review on Apple Australia, September 2012).'Brizecombe Hall' is also available in print, in a collection with two other stories, 'Kitty' and 'The Hangar Dance'.The novella, 'Elizabeth Clansham,' is available digitally via Smashwords and in print from Amazon. It has been described as, "A wonderful story of human relationships," (5 star review, March 2013).The experience of reading my novel, 'The Beacon Singer,' has been described as being, "much like watching a mini-series; there’s an abundance of plot here," (4 star review on Goodreads).My historical novelettes, 'Danburgh Castle' and 'Rhiannon,' both Medieval romances, are also available on Smashwords. "The plot was tight and kept me engaged; good characterisation meant I truly cared about what was happening," (4 star review of Danburgh Castle).My latest publication on Smashwords is 'The Hangar Dance,' a short WWII romance, set in rural Norfolk, England. It is currently free to download from Smashwords & their retailers.Another contemporary novella, 'Clifton,' is in the pipeline. I'm writing it on Harper Collins' 'Authonomy' website.
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  • Posted May 14, 2012

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    Elizabeth Clansham By Catherine E. Chapman Elizabeth Clansham h

    Elizabeth Clansham
    By Catherine E. Chapman

    Elizabeth Clansham has recently moved to a small town in the Scottish Highlands in order to pursue her writing, all the while she teaches English part time. Across from her small home lives Andrew a former pop star who drifts listlessly through life until Laetitia and her daughter Lauren arrive on his doorstep, Laetitia is fleeing Glasgow when a menacing man shows up to her flat and threatens to hurt her daughter if she does not repay her debt. Then there is Angus, the gamekeeper and father figure who has taken in his niece when her mother has abandoned her. Between the four romance begins to bloom and each of their lives is changed by the others.

    This book reminded me a lot of Debbie Macomber’s style of writing using real life scenarios as the focus instead of fantastical situations. If you enjoy a laid back approach to the romance genre and something more realistic than vampires or a serial killer who focuses on the main character for any number of reason you will enjoy this book. Each character goes through their own growth period and finds out who they truly are or want to be. Catherine E. Chapman managed to encompass four individuals but also Elizabeth’s students into the story each one having their own romantic trysts; it was very intricate and well written I only wish there had been more conclusions to some of the individual stories, but the author does a splendid job bringing each one to life.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

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    A book full of loose ends

    Elizabeth wants to write a book and isn't sure she can do it in London. So she moves to the Scotland countryside and gets a teaching job, hoping to write the book in her spare time.
    She meets some interesting people and finds her writing a bit more difficult than she'd imagined.

    It took me quite a while to get into the book. I couldn't get the characters straight and just couldn't get attached to Elizabeth. There are quite a few characters that run parallel with each other and only at times intersect.

    But about half way through the book I figured out who was who and started enjoying the book. The ending seems to wrap up decently and yet leaves room for more if the author chooses. I could see this being a series since some of the character's stories could have been developed more or thoughts carried further.
    All in all, I enjoyed this book. It was well written and had enough going to keep my interest.

    I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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