Katherine was not to know that her first encounter with Alex Stewart was to turn her world upside down, taking her to the bright lights of the capital, then back to her student haunts in Glasgow, in search of an unclaimed ship-building fortune and their own joint destiny.
This first novel in the Cairnmor trilogy moves between the rugged rural isle itself, a country mansion in Oxfordshire, the industrial yards of the Clyde, and the chambers of London lawyers, with a climax in the House of Lords. Mystery and love are intertwined in a story suitable for young adults through to old romantics.Published by Ozaru Books
War has a habit of interfering with the best-laid plans, and so it was with the Stewart family and their closest friends. Deprived of the opportunity to simply enjoy life on the beautiful isle of Cairnmor, their lives are tossed from London to Singapore, through the turmoil of Dunkirk and D-Day, shaped and changed by the ebb and flow of circumstance and conflict. Later, love appears to triumph, but events move in a totally unexpected direction.
In this sequel to The Call of Cairnmor, the familiar characters enter darker times, against a historical backdrop of conflict, betrayal and bravery. Meticulously researched, the story takes readers into the thick of both naval and jungle warfare, with tragic events tempered by an underlying sense of optimism, romance and good humour.
*contains an Afterword by Major-General Charles Ramsay (son of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who had overall responsibility for the Dunkirk evacuation and the naval side of the D-Day landings).Published by Ozaru Books
As if Katherine’s early life had not been dramatic enough, she now finds different generations of her family battling infidelity, addiction and even a murder trial. Her beloved Scottish isle once more provokes passion and supplies solace in equal measure, while its extreme environment challenges their resourcefulness.
In this sequel to The Call of Cairnmor and Changing Times, Changing Tides, we follow the Stewarts through permissive times into the modern era, moving from the crystal waters surrounding Cairnmor to the seedier side of New York and back. Naval officers, botanists and lawyers – none are immune to the power of romance, in this life-affirming and uplifting tale.Published by Ozaru Books
A diplomat’s daughter is trapped following the German invasion; a linguist is trapped behind enemy lines in the Battle for France. As Europe pursues its inexorable destiny through the latter half of the Second World War, two individuals find their own fates unknowingly entwined thanks to a book left on a Channel Island beach many years before.
This epic, meticulously researched tale, realistically captures the atmosphere of life under enemy control, together with the struggle of participants on all sides to ‘do the right thing’, even in the impossible circumstances of war. Espionage, malice and romance combine in a story that will lift the spirits and touch the heart.Published by Ozaru Books
Sally Aviss comes from East Kent, but her love of sailing has taken her to many coastal areas of the British Isles.
In addition to her writing, she is a professional classical musician and instrumental teacher. Read More...
Each of her novels tells a vivid and original story, giving life to characters with whom the reader can empathise and become completely involved. The settings are rich in period detail, with factual information woven into the storyline, giving colour and authenticity to the narrative.
Sally enjoys going to events and meeting people, introducing the worlds within them to an ever-expanding readership. She has done book-signings and given talks at a variety of venues, including, in 2015, as a local author, at the Folkestone Book Festival, which can be viewed on YouTube.
Her books are available from all bookshops and can also be purchased online.
UKCraftFair, Ashford (Kent) International Hotel
Sunday, 26th November 10:00 - 16:00
Rye (E. Sussex) Book Shop, Book Signing
Saturday, 9th December 10:00 - 15:00
UKCraftFair, Grand Hotel Folkestone (Kent)
Sunday, 10th December 10:00 - 16:00