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`Feel-good' Woman and Home
Tess has downsized to a lively new town and is ready for "me" time. But her Zen-like calm is tested by her boomerang offspring, who keep fluttering back to the nest (usually with a full bag of dirty washing) and by her elderly mother's struggle to hold on to her independence.
Tess is also surprised to discover that there are dark resentments simmering beneath the vintage charm of her new hometown and a spate of vandalism has exposed the rift between the townsfolk and new arrivals like Tess.
Tess enlists the help of gruff newspaper editor Malcolm to get to the bottom of the mystery but when her ex-husband pays an unexpected visit and her mother stages a disappearance, Tess starts to feel her new-found freedom wearing just a little thin...
Jane Wenham-Jones is a journalist, columnist and speaker and the author of eight books and thousands of short stories, features and columns across numerous magazines and national newspapers and has appeared on more little-watched daytime television on long-defunct channels than she cares to remember. As an interviewer she has been "in conversation with" hundreds of top authors and celebrities, and is founder a member of BroadstairsLit in the seaside town of Broadstairs, where she lives.