You needn't be a golfer or yachtsman to enjoy stories where they play a part.
Rivalry in the golfing world leads to desperate measures, and romance. When Dominic Thorn's business selling golf equipment is threatened by former golfer Keith Livermore, he enlists the help of various friends in Madeira. There is Catherine, divorced wife of golfing star Justin O'Brien, her father, the Major, concerned when an old army buddy turns up, who knows of the Major's fling with Jackie, Livermore's mother. Then flamboyant Jackie arrives to complicate matters.
Catherine and her daughter Fiona, who has been ill and is therefore missing school, are visiting Catherine's parents who live in Madeira. She is wondering about the feasibility of running her business of making party clothes for children from the island. She is far from pleased when her former husband Justin O'Brien, golfing star, arrives, annoyed that she has taken Fiona out of England.
They meet Keith Livermore, drunk and obnoxious, at a party given by Dominic's parents. He was also a golf professional, but now runs an Internet business selling golfing equipment. He wants to take over a similar business run by Dominic Thorn from shops in Spain, Portugal and Madeira. When Dominic rejects him Livermore becomes aggressive.
Catherine's father long ago had a fling with a barmaid, Jackie, and is worried when an old army friend who also knew Jackie arrives. He does not wish his wife to know, but Jackie, Livermore's mother unexpectedly turns up. Life becomes more dangerous.
About the Author
Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.