Last book in the Cairnmor trilogy appears
The third romantic novel from East Kent author Sally Aviss is published on 20 November.
When Gloom and Brightness Meet is the third novel by Kentish author Sally Aviss, completing the Cairnmor trilogy, which began with The Call of Cairnmor and continued with Changing Times, Changing Tides.
The first book, set on the fictional Scottish Isle of Cairnmor, involved a quest to solve the mysterious disappearance of two people and their unborn child, heirs to a vast fortune. The stage moved from Cairnmor to London, Oxfordshire and Glasgow, during the years 1936-1937.
In the second, the familiar characters entered darker times, against a backdrop of conflict, betrayal and bravery. War interfered, and their lives were tossed from London to Singapore, then the turmoil of Dunkirk and D-Day. Later, love appeared to triumph, but events then moved in a totally unexpected direction…
The final novel brings the Stewarts through permissive times into the modern era, moving from the crystal waters surrounding Cairnmor to the seedier side of New York and back. As if Katherine’s early life had not been dramatic enough, she now finds different generations of her family battling infidelity, addiction and even a murder trial. Her beloved Scottish isle once more provokes passion and supplies solace in equal measure, while its extreme environment challenges their resourcefulness. Naval officers, journalists, botanists and lawyers - none are immune to the power of romance. It is a life-affirming and uplifting tale suitable for young adults to those of mature years.
When Gloom and Brightness Meet comes out on 20 November. The following day (21 November), Sally is giving a talk at Folkestone Book Festival, and there are further opportunities to meet Sally and hear about her books at Deblyn’s on 26 November, New Romney Library on 9 December, and Waterstones Rye on 12 December.
"She was calling, calling, but no sound came from her lips. She tried again and again but it was always the same. She reached out to him but he kept disappearing, slipping through her fingers, obscured by mist and darkness. She needed him. He had always come to her when she needed him. Why wasn’t he here? Why didn’t he come to her? Anna Stewart woke up with a start; sweating, anxious, afraid in the darkness."
About the author
Sally Aviss comes from East Kent, and has sailed much of the Kent coast and Thames Estuary, as well as several islands in Scotland. In addition to her writing, she is a professional classical musician and instrumental teacher.
About the publisher
Ozaru Books is a small publisher based in Thanet, UK whose principal focus is books connected with the local area, whether it be the historical accounts of a Victorian Cyclist in Kent, tales of Margate in the time of Turner and his contemporaries, or travelogues by a local author who has traversed both Arabia and the Far East. Its first book, published in 2008, was Reflections in an Oval Mirror, memoirs of an idyllic childhood in East Prussia followed by a horrific trek as a WW2 refugee, by Thanet resident Anneli Jones.
When Gloom and Brightness Meet is available from any bookshop worldwide at a list price of £9.99 / US$16.99 / €12.99 for 260 pages (paperback). ISBN: 978-0-9931587-
The author is available for further interviews & signings, and a number of review copies are available to accredited media upon request.
For further links relating to this book see: http://ozaru.net/