The Novelettes

Can you keep a secret? All the clothes Ruby’s bought may have filled her wardrobe, but they haven’t helped her to feel fulfilled. She’s been holding back on her dream of travelling for years.

And now Ruby’s in debt. A LOT of debt. She’s so ashamed. She doesn’t want anyone to know, not even her boyfriend, David. He’s so careful with money – he wouldn’t understand.

Ruby’s trying to change. She wants financial stability AND a good relationship. Will she be able to resolve her debt before David discovers her secret?

Set in the Highlands of Scotland, this is a complete story of approximately 12,000 words.

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He knows everything about her.

The only thing she knows about him is that he’s her husband.

Can she fall in love with him for a second time?

Ella’s lost her memory – the last ten years of her life. Her friends and family want her to slot back into place, only it’s not that easy.

Will Ella’s memory return? Does she need to remember her husband in order to love him again? Join Ella on her journey of self-discovery.

Set mainly in Shropshire this is a complete story of approximately 16,500 words.

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Stay or go?

Anna’s a romantic. She loves musical theatre, but her life is a far cry from her favourite shows. When her boyfriend Joe tells her he doesn’t love her anymore, she doesn’t know what to do.

Anna just wants to be loved, but Joe suffers from depression, and they’ve both been unhappy for a long time.

A last minute trip to Paris gives Anna some time to reflect, and shows her whether life can ever really be like a musical.

A complete story of approximately 12,000 words.

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“People who love me leave me.”

Laura makes a New Year’s resolution – to find her birth mother. She needs answers.

What she doesn’t need is a relationship, so when things start getting serious between her and Rob, she does her best to hold back. Only Rob won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, and Laura is torn.

Will Laura find her birth mother? And will love find a way?

A complete story of approximately 14,000 words.

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Five women, five different issues, five ‘feel-good’ reads.

And Then She Shines brings together four previously published novelettes, Ruby’s Secret, Finding Ella, Love, Anna, and Laura’s Embrace, along with Helen Libby’s new story, Cassie’s Choice.

“Something is missing from my life, and I can’t pinpoint what it is. Could it be a baby? Maybe.”

What if you think you want a child, but your partner doesn’t? It’s time for Cassie to make her mind up. Does she want a baby, or not? If she does, is she willing to leave her beloved husband, Alex, in order to start again?

Can you miss something you’ve never had? Does Cassie need a baby in order to feel fulfilled? So many questions, and she’s running out of time.

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