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HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL

At the height of the London Blitz, Viola Craft, a sexually repressed young woman is trapped in a loveless marriage to her God fearing husband Vernon. She spends her days working in her mother’s dress shop while Vernon pulls the dead from the rubble with his rescue crew.
Their marriage is turbulent and Viola feels pressured to bear a child. After failed attempts, Vernon believes she’s barren and alienates himself from their marriage.
One night during an air raid, she meets alluring German born Kristoff Richter. They make an in-stant connection. He’s young, good looking and emphatic. They embark on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

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Character Highlight: Viola Craft

As a writer, nothing beats the immersion your work and characters instills in a reader. Upon the release of my WW2 romance Her Sweetest Downfall, I had a lot conflicting feedback about my heroine Viola Craft.

Viola lives in war torn London during one of the worst events in World War Two: The London Blitz. She’s trapped in a loveless and violent marriage. She wants only one thing: happiness. Yet does she ultimately achieve it?

I stripped Viola of everything that was family, love, safety and warmth. A reader once said to me that Viola never gets what she truly, deeply wants, she never fully grasps what peace and love really feels like. It’s always taken away from her and that’s what I wanted from the very beginning. I wanted her to represent and be a metaphor for war. She’s fragile, scared, vulnerable yet has a strength she does not know about.

A lot of readers have said to me that my book stayed with them long after reading. It’s a good thing and a bad thing. The choices the characters make and ultimately where Viola finds herself at the end of the book makes people question the whole story.

I love creating her but at the same time I wanted her to be a character women and people could relate to. She is the epitome of wartime women: strong, hardy, yet fragile. All she wanted was to have a loyal husband who loved and respected her and to be with him until they  their last breath. But she never achieved it, not even when she met Kristoff, and he was lost to her. It was hard to write moments like that because as a writer I want my creations to be happy. Originally I didn’t want Kristoff’s arc to end the way it did. I loved his relationship with Viola and what he represented. It was hard to end that connection but it was necessary to Viola’s story.

I knew as soon as I wrote the climax, I knew my readers would be conflicted. Why should I continue when Viola never gets what she wants?

After a long, hard think, I decided to give Viola the much needed peace she needed: a chance to move on. I created a life for her over the channel, away from the painful memories and heartbreak. Did it work out in the end? You’ll have to read and find out….

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Her Sweetest Downfall On Sale

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Breaking news! Her Sweetest Downfall is now on sale for 99c for a limited time only!

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Make sure to pick it up at the great price. To read the synopsis, click here. Her Sweetest Downfall is a story of forbidden love in the midst of war! Perfect for summer reading. Make sure to pick it up your copy today!

Her Sweetest Downfall Now in Print + New Review

Young beautiful couple in each other's arms on a dark backgroundHer Sweetest Downfall is now available in print on Amazon for $8.79.

Plus it also comes with a lovely review. Thank you reader Interrobanged!

“Viola Craft’s marriage is one of duty and heartache, and desperately trying to please her older husband, Vernon. Despite all of her efforts, however, he still wants the one thing that she cannot–and will not–give him. This book is the slow-motion tumble of lives under siege. At times, Her Sweetest Downfall was challenging to read. Not because of any problems with the writing; much the contrary. The difficulties between the protagonist and her husband are well-rendered, and her indecision about what to do with her life in the face of societal constraints is painful and frustrating.

Readers will find themselves hoping Viola and those around her make the right choices and may feel a little heartbreak themselves. I guarantee there will be two points in the book that make readers stop and re-read, thinking that events couldn’t have turned out that way. These lost opportunities add a sad realism of the book, however. That said, without giving too many spoilers, the book comes to a satisfying, if unexpected, conclusion. Readers will find Her Sweetest Downfall a poignant read, at times a little frightening, but in the end, Viola’s downfall may also be her salvation.”

Her Sweetest Downfall Blog Blitz Begins 28th April

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With the release of Her Sweetest Downfall tomorrow (American standard time), there will be an accompanying blog tour through Love Affair with Fiction.

I’m very excited to have my book reviewed by so many readers. I will post reviews when they come.

Head over to the Books page for all buying links.

Her Sweetest Downfall Out Soon

her sweetest downfall mock 3My next WW2 fiction novel Her Sweetest Downfall will be releasing on April 28th. Two releases this month already – I’m on a roll!

I’m very excited by this novel and I hope you all like it. I broke my tradition by publishing with another publisher. Blue Tulip Publishing has been very patient and supportive during the editing process and I’m looking forward to working with them in the future.

Her Sweetest Downfall is a forbidden love story set during the height of the London Blitz. Writing this novel was a challenging test for me and I put everything into this book.

Stay tuned for a buying link to Amazon and other retailers. I would love to hear your feedback when its out. Happy reading!