Recently, I offered my mailing list subscribers the chance to win a copy of The Gift of Life. All they had to do was tell me in 25 words or less why they wanted to read it. I hadn’t expected to be so delighted by reading their responses, and thought I’d share some with you. Maybe you’ll find a good reason in there to add The Gift of Life to your reading collection when it is released into the world next week on 2 April.
The winner of the competition was April Nisbet, who shared “your books are medicine for my soul. I can always connect to your characters, I feel their passions and their fears from page 1. ”
April also sent me another email telling me how The Tea Chest inspired a total life turnaround for her, fuelling her passion to begin working with tea. She even took her copy of The Tea Chest to Darjeeling for research (see photo), and will be completing her tea blending certificate later this year. April is actually the third person who has shared that The Tea Chest had this affect on her. I can’t tell you what a privilege it is to be a writer and have people not only enjoy my books but actually find meaning in their own life because of them.
Thank you to everyone who entered this competition. There were so many wonderful entries and it was such a joy to read them.
I have had a transplant and hope to see the emotions of the situation of donor & recipient expressed realistically, sensitively & positively. (Karen K)
I have always wondered if there was a spiritual connection between the donor and recipient of a heart transplant (Delores B)
…life is a precious gift (Sue E)
I often replace your books with my daily meditation practice (April N)
I have been involved in many organ donations aka “the gift of life” as a nurse in ICU (Karen J)
Just read “The Chocolate Promise” for the fourth time. Totally LOVE all four novels so far and can’t wait to read “The Gift of Life”!!! (Ainslie H)
Love all your other books and know I will love this one just as much. (Corinna)
…sometimes I need a reminder to appreciate all I have and the people in my life (Liz H)
I am waiting for a heart/lung transplant (Heidi D)
Love, love, love all your books. (Chrissy B)
Josephine is my favourite and she is yet to write a book I don’t adore. (Bryannan K)
If you’re feeling inspired to read The Gift of Life, you’ll be able to get a copy of the book from anywhere good books are sold, Big W, airports, K-Mart, and Target. Or you can buy online at