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Saving Nathaniel
Romantic fiction.

Nathaniel Mackie is treading an emotional knife edge and the abyss is beckoning. Can newcomer, Megan bring him some balance before he falls?
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Night Publishing
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$12.99 paperback 99c/69p Amazon Kindlestore US/UK
Nathaniel is treading an emotional knife-edge. Can empathetic newcomer Megan bring him some kind of balance before he falls?

Businessman Nathaniel Mackie lives alone following the deaths of his wife and baby, a tragedy for which he blames himself. His struggle to maintain a rapidly deteriorating veneer of normality has left him emotionally exhausted and unbalanced.

When Mackie’s housekeeper has an accident that leaves her unable to work, she persuades her older sister Megan to substitute for her.
Megan is kind-hearted and confident and her compassionate nature quickly allows her to bond with the troubled man. Soon events begin to unfold that reveal the true depth of his unresolved grief and guilt. With gentle guidance and support from Megan, Mackie slowly begins to come to terms with his past.

All too soon, it is time for Megan to leave, and the extent of Mackie’s growing dependence on, and affection for her becomes apparent. How will he cope without her stabilising influence, and to what lengths is he willing to go to get her back?

Jillian Brookes Ward has a second book available. Also romantic fiction, Linda Loves...? is the story of a woman in love with two different men, but refusing to choose between her husband or her lover as each represents one half of her perfect man.

Find Linda Loves...? at Kindlestore and Smashwords

 

fiction, romance

About Me

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There's not much to tell about me. A woman of a certain age, married for an eternity and mother of 3 grown up sons. I live in a pretty village on Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland having moved there 6 years ago from the North West of England. A medical/medico legal secretary by profession, I quit the rat race to concentrate on my writing - so far I have produced 3 full books and am currently engaged with my fourth, so I think it was a good decision.

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Dear Jillian,
Well, you certainly get us straight into the action here. I found it easy to identify with the MC; I’m sure we’ve all had days like that!
Your dialogue crackles and you have just the right amount of colloquial dialogue to e believable but aren’t overplaying it. You create tension instantly between the housekeeper and the Scotsman, which makes for a great beginning but there are undercurrents of a mild flirtation, which intrigues me as well.
This hints at infinite possibilities for the story and the characters have sucked me in instantly.
Shelved, without hesitation
Sarah
Jillian you have got me into serious trouble with my wife! I told her five hours ago that I was just going to skim through Saving Nathaniel before taking her shopping.
Being a bloke I couldn't possibly get engrossed in a 'woman's' book, could I?
Wrong!
Totally and utterly absorbing, I have read it all and I am still enthralled.
Beautiful story, beautifully written and firmly on my bookshelf. Thank you.

Phil McQuinnan ~ Author: Danny Murphy
- The author has created characters that live, breath, cry, laugh and love within the pages. Nathaniel is a man drowning in his own grief and guilt at the loss of his wife and child. He is every man who has ever grieved and attempted to hide his pain - the dialogue between these two is rich with underlying meaning. At times you ache for Nathaniel and then want to shake him. He is flawed and oh so very human - Jillian Brookes-Ward has the touch. Saving Nathaniel is a book that makes you smile, and yes...cry a little, mostly though it's a book that you will remember.

Suzannah Burke
- Saving Nathaniel is enchanting and powerful storytelling, with characters that are real people, not clichéd cut-outs - it's the skill of the story telling that kept me engaged - the author tells the story of Meg and Nathaniel with compassion and skill that draws you in and keeps you there long after you've finished the last page. This is a wonderfully wise book. Hopefully it is the first of many by this fine writer...

George Polley.

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Relax at Night ~ Love on a Cold Winter's Night

Created On: 12/01/2010 04:23:41
Edited By Jillian Brookes-Ward On: 12/01/2010 04:24:33
Saving Nathaniel is included as part of Night Publishing's 'Love On a Cold Winter's Night' season.
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From Twitter.com/jillywrites (jillian brookes-ward)RT @JohnBaileyKF: If you have a moment please RT this and subscribe to my Podcast - http://feeds.feedburner.com/JohnBaileysKingfisherPodcast - thanks #fb 4 July 2011, 2:24 pm
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From Twitter.com/jillywrites (jillian brookes-ward)This man, that man - or both? At the same time? Linda Loves...? at #Smashwords http://bit.ly/lqWUnj and #Kindlestore http://amzn.to/dQARjb 4 July 2011, 11:15 am
From Twitter.com/jillywrites (jillian brookes-ward)Will Megan save Nat from emotional meltdown? Saving Nathaniel at #Smashwords http://bit.ly/l559KW and #Kindlestore http://amzn.to/hIL1O0 4 July 2011, 11:15 am
From Twitter.com/jillywrites (jillian brookes-ward)Will Megan save Nat from emotional meltdown? Saving Nathaniel at #Smashwords http://bit.ly/l559KW and #Kindlestore http://amzn.to/hIL1O0 3 July 2011, 2:27 pm
From Twitter.com/jillywrites (jillian brookes-ward)This man, that man - or both? At the same time? Linda Loves...? at #Smashwords http://bit.ly/lqWUnj and #Kindlestore http://amzn.to/dQARjb 3 July 2011, 2:26 pm
From Twitter.com/jillywrites (jillian brookes-ward)Get yer tackle out for phallic philanderings. On The Fly at #Smashwords http://bit.ly/kDYSKM and #Kindlestore http://amzn.to/jfZNS5 3 July 2011, 2:25 pm
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