What They Say
You never know where or when lightning will strike but when it happens on a trip back to Kenya to bury your parents youknow the timing isn't great.
Mel has spent the past 14 years resenting her parents for abandoning her at a boarding school in England while they went back to Kenya, a country she hates, to run an orphanage and school for their charity. A tragic accident forces her to return to Kenya for her parents’ funeral but meeting the gorgeous, English educated Sam was not part of the plan.
Finding her mother’s diaries reveals a lot of unanswered questions and the discovery of a detailed itinerary of a trip round Kenya that her parents dreamed of making with her makes Mel realize that maybe she had things wrong. Will taking the trip make her fall in love with the man, the country, neither or both?
About The Author
Born and brought up in the Surrey Hills near Guildford, Katie now lives in Camberley with her husband Will and their two young daughters.
Katie's love of creative writing started at school and as well as writing short stories she found great enjoyment in writing poetry. While primarily writing for friends and family, she has had two poems published in anthologies plus a number of others in event programmes and in-house publications.
In 2008 Katie decided it was time to take her writing up a level and started on a Creative Writing course. During the course she found not only the inspiration but also the confidence to take her writing seriously.
Her first completed book was born from a piece of homework on her course. She spends any spare time she can find sat at her computer and writing and sees this as her escape time.
Katie has worked in PR for almost 20 years. Since 2003 Katie has worked in-house for The AA (the motoring one rather than the alcoholics). Working in PR Katie is able to mix her love of writing and creativity with her career.
Praise for Katie Stephens debut novel Candles On The Sand
“This is a wonderful story about finding your true self no matter how much it may hurt.”
Chicks Lit Club
“I would recommend this novel if you're looking for a light, romantic read.”
The Romance Reviewers