16, May 2018

The Beekeeper’s Promise – out now!

Today is publication day for my latest novel, THE BEEKEEPER’S PROMISE. Anyone who read and enjoyed The French for Always will recognise Chateau Bellevue and some of the characters. And for those of you who asked me to tell Eliane’s story during the war years, here it is…

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change the course of her summer—and her life.

In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France’s eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane…

When she is separated from Mathieu in the chaos of German occupation, Eliane makes the dangerous decision to join the Resistance and fight for France’s liberty. But with no end to the war in sight, her loyalty to Mathieu is severely tested.

From the bestselling author of Sea of Memories comes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.

The Beekeeper’s Promise on Amazon.co.uk
The Beekeeper’s Promise on Amazon.com


  1. AUTHORWendy

    on July 2, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I discovered your books via a friend Susie Kelly, I work with her at our animal charity shop, I read the Beekeepers promise 1st without knowing other books were available, I have just finished The French for Christmas and the French for always, could not put any of them down, I have enjoyed reading your books immensley especially as I could relate to the places and look forward to reading Sea of Memories next.

  2. AUTHORchristina morra

    on July 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I have just completed Sea of Memories, I often had to force myself to turn off the audio to tend to other matters, loved it, would love to see a continued story of this family saga for Kendra

    • AUTHORadmin

      on September 5, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Dear Christina,

      Apologies for the loooong delay in replying to your lovely comment – a few gremlins appear to have crept into the works! But I was so pleased to hear from you and to know how much you loved Sea of Memories. Thank you for getting in touch, and for your support and encouragement.

      With best wishes,
      Fiona x

  3. AUTHORJane Howell

    on November 17, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I have just read ‘ The Beekeeper’s Promise’. I simply ,could not put it down. I was so gripped by Elaine’s story about occupied France in WW2
    It was particularly moving reading it the week of 100 year’s Remembrance of WW1.
    I loved the way Abi’s story unfolded with Elaine’s.
    This is the first of your books I have read, it was recommended by a friend. I am off to get another, maybe French for Always next. Thank you for such a brilliant read.

    • AUTHORadmin

      on November 17, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Dear Jane,

      I’m so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed ‘The Beekeeper’s Promise’. I’m hard at work at the moment on the story of Mireille (Eliane’s sister) during the war years in Paris, so it’s lovely to have your feedback.

      Thank you for getting in touch, and for supporting my books. Happy reading!
      With best wishes,

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