Noelle Clark has done it again!
Following on from the stunningly lovely Rosamanti and the romantic suspense of Let Angels Fly, she has returned with part one in a new series of heartwarming stories, all centred on Robinhill Farm.
But while her novels are romantic, there is a lot more to them than 'boy meets girl'. Noelle interweaves suspense, adventure and conflict into her stories, with strong characters and gripping plots. Read one and you're hooked!
Here's the blurb:
In a quest to make amends for a long-ago indiscretion, Honor unexpectedly discovers the one thing she’s been missing in her life.
Honor Quirk arrives in Ireland excited—and a bit anxious—about meeting up with the estranged family of her late great-grandmother. The welcome from the residents of Robinhill Farm, Dermot and Bryan, is confusing and far from comforting. One is warm, the other aggressive. The outwardly antagonistic Bryan makes it very clear he doesn't want her there, branding her a gold digger.
Dermot, on the other hand, is delighted to meet her.
But Honor is no pushover and stands up to Bryan, letting him know that his bad attitude and trail of baggage have nothing to do with her. Despite their confrontational and hostile relationship, an undeniable attraction to each other creeps insidiously into the house on Robinhill Farm. They both desperately try to stifle the sparks, but living under the same roof makes it impossible. Unable to cope with the turmoil of living with Bryan, Honor runs away, straight into the arms of a charming newfound friend, Sean, who offers her a home—and love.
Shattered, Bryan finally takes control of his irrational belief that all women are evil, and fights to bring back the woman he loves. But is it too late?
As always with Noelle's books, her love of travelling to far flung destinations pays dividends in the atmospheric and beautifully painted locations she uses. Honor's Debt is set in the stunning and colourful Irish countryside, where such sights abound:
Now, here's an excerpt:
She moved to sit in the comfortable old chair she usually sat in and jumped when she realized someone else was already sitting there.
“Oh, sorry, I…” She felt her mouth hang open and her eyes nearly pop out of her head as she recognized the man sitting there. No further words would come out.
His gaze was ominous and his black eyes seemed to see right into her soul.
Molly’s face glowed. “Look who’s come to visit you, love. Now isn’t that a lovely surprise?”
“He he,” Pat sounded slightly drunk, “bet you didn’t expect to see your cousin here now, did ye? Sit down here lass.”
She felt Pat’s shaky hand on her elbow as he guided her to the chair next to Bryan’s, but before she could sit down, Bryan stood and took a wobbly step toward her and wrapped his arms around her. As she stiffened from his touch, she heard his muffled voice from somewhere near her ear.
“Now it’s my turn to be the unwanted visitor.” He whispered so that only she could have heard his words.
About Noelle Clark
Noelle Clark is an Australian author of contemporary romance and historical novels. Her books weave romance, intrigue, and adventure into colourful and often exotic locations around the world. Widely travelled, Noelle uses real life experience of places, culture, and people, as a backdrop to her stories, giving the reader an authentic taste of the location. Her novels feature strong, mature, heroines and heroes, who—often without knowing it—are ready for new beginnings.
She lives close to the sea and shares her home with two cats and two dogs. She has two grown up children, and five very small grandchildren. When Noelle's not writing and travelling, she plays guitar, tends her vegetable garden, enjoys the company of family and friends, and—of course—reading.