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Perhaps some secrets are better left buried in the past if you really want a second chance at love.

Helen Tanner runs her own business, spends her evenings out with friends, anything to avoid memories of the tragedy she left behind. She lives alone and likes it that way.

Until, that is, a dark-haired vet walks into her shop and into her life. Her first unpromising encounter with Dai Evans turns into a tumultuous affair. As passion grows into love, Helen is forced not only to consider a new future, but to face up to a troubled past.

Should she tell her lover what causes her nightmares? Will this family man still want her when he knows the truth?

Heart-rending and powerful, ‘No Bed of Roses’ is a story of loss, love and healing. Jean Gill’s characters always feel like real people: complex, thoughtful, and with believable histories and motivations. We really want Helen and Dai to be together and all that stands in their way is the human damage caused by loss and guilt. How can they live with Helen’s ghosts?

First published as Snake on Saturdays

For fans of Kerry Lonsdale, Kristin Hannah, Hilary Boyd.
‘A story we all carry with us.’ Fiona McClean, From Under the Bed

‘The humour frequently has the effect of pointing up the stark reality with which she writes.’ Ted Griffin, Pause Magazine


A superb ending –Robert Nisbet, Western Mail

Well-written and thought-provoking, the book is definitely worth reading for an insight into human relationships, or simply as a great story
– Suzanne Oakley, Llanelli Star

In enchanting swallows and Amazons territory, feet up in the cockpit after a hard days’ winch-pulling, I realized that this book was Just the Job. Easy to pick up, easy to put down and held my attention in between. A holiday read.
– Catherine Merriman, Planet


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Publication Details:

Published: August 2016 (2nd edition)
Publisher: The 13th Sign
Book Type: Book
Book Format: Paperback/ebook
ISBN 10: 1458110343
ISBN 13: 9781859029817