Romantic novel published

A former student of the Royal Latin School has just released her romantic suspense novel, Love At Sunset.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 1:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 2:03 pm

Fay Knowles’ new book is a spin-off from a short story of the same name, first published in The Lady magazine and featured in Fay’s collection of romantic short stories, Sunbeams from the Heart. Set in the Bahamas and Scotland, it shows the determination of Violet and Gordon, a feisty older couple in love, to enjoy their autumn years to the fullest.

Faced with fierce opposition from their children and possible payback from an armed robber, they flee the Bahamas for a lochside cottage in Scotland.

But trouble soon catches up with them.

Fay said: “Readers of Love at Sunset were eager to know more about Violet and Gordon, so I developed the story into a full-length novel.”

Fay lived in Buckingham as a child with her parents William (known as Bill or Joe) and Josephine (Joy) Johanson, who owned and operated the former Saxby’s, a watch repair and jewellery store on Castle Street.

Having written since the age of nine, Fay’s writing blossomed in Buckingham when she wrote a complete children’s adventure story book at age 11.

Fay said: “My father gave me an old ledger full of empty pages and I used to write my children’s book in every school recess.

“I also loved to climb up onto the branches of old oak trees and scribble poems and short stories.”

Fay trained as a newspaper reporter in Exeter, Devon.

As well as having numerous short stories published in The Lady, her fiction has appeared in the American literary journal The Broadkill Review;, poetry in Evergreen magazine; and articles in British and Bahamian publications.

She and her husband Erskine live in The Bahamas.

Love At Sunset is available in e­book and paperback formats on Amazon.