There were always two very different sides to Anya Cave.

Some who knew her when she was young saw an intelligent, attractive girl who would go far but always too close to the surface was the uglier Anya; promiscuous, self-obsessed and manipulative.

Despite her self-willed drive to better herself, the course of Anya's life is determined by a succession of mistakes whose roots lie in the unfortunate circumstances of her birth.

A successful career and financial security are meaningless as her middle years are wasted in a loveless second marriage. It is only after Anya marries for a third time that she finds some purpose in her life.

But nothing in Anya's life lasts long and when her circumstances change yet again she despairs of finding the peace of mind that seems always to elude her.

At her lowest ebb she meets three men from very different stages of her life who separately make her face up to how she has misjudged others.

Only when she recognises how much she has misunderstood about herself can she identify which Anya is the winner in her lifelong battle between the woman she has been and the one she wants to be.

Published by Troubador Publishing February 2012
ISBN: 978-1780880662 (PB)
ISBN: 978-1780889757 (e-Book)

Press Coverage

Interview on the Hannah Pearson afternoon programme on Talk Radio Europe was quite nerve-wracking. I was expecting her to ask about HUG but she asked me about the Trilogy! It's three years ago! I couldn't remember! Still I hope I didn't waffle too much and the sales in Spain are not too bad!

Sue Austin @ Oswestry & Borders Chronicle and @ Shropshire Star has been super. We've had lots of conversations and coverage in both papers - including photos and coverage for the e-books.

Gill Chetcuti @ Yattar Yattar (a free magazine distributed in North and Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire as well as being available online) was highly complimentary! and 5 lucky winners of a competition received signed copies of HUG.

Female First did quite a spread. Check this link..... Female First

New Books Magazine gave HUG * * * as a personal read and as a read for Book Clubs.
"The '70s are brought to life very well. Good for discussing the muddles people get into when they don't tell the truth and whether a bad beginning in life can be overcome."

“Fantastic read. Characters totally believable. A sensual story but without being too explicit. Highly recommended and well worth reading.”

SD, Pilton Somerset