The Moon Always Rising

Debut Novel, available April 2020
Published by She Writes Press

An abandoned only child who’s never known why her mother left her at two, Eleanor “Els” Gordon grows up feisty and prickly, craving belonging that eludes her. After tragedy erases her marriage plans, her father’s death leaves financial and emotional wreckage, and her career crumbles under workplace harassment, she flees her native Scotland for a derelict plantation house on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis. She soon realizes she’s cohabiting with the jumbie (ghost) of Jack Griggs, her home’s former owner, and that neither can move on without the other’s help. Can Els enable Jack to find his release by atoning for wrongs committed during his Casanova life? Will Els allow Jack to play cupid on behalf of a local charter captain? When Jack prods Els to risk inviting her estranged mother to Nevis and demanding answers, will the shattering truth free her to welcome love into her life again?


While sweeping readers from the Scottish highlands to the lush tropics, this novel is a multi-layered love story about the meaning of home the power of forgiveness.


I am thrilled to be working with the team at She Writes Press and to have become a part of the SWP community of writers.

About She Writes Press

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