How do you cope when your worst nightmare comes true?
Jess happily marries the love of her life. She wants to feel safe, secure and loved. But gradually it becomes clear that her beloved husband is not the man she thought him to be. She survived civil war and injury in Africa, but can she now survive the biggest trauma of her life?
This is the second novel in the Drumbeats trilogy but can be read as a standalone. However, Drumbeats is so amazing you should just read it too!
Walking in the Rain
Before I Die
Want to read Drumbeats first? Buy-link on Amazon for the first in the trilogy:
And, for a taster, the book trailer video for Drumbeats:
About The Author
Julia Ibbotson is an author and academic, and lives in the middle of the English countryside in a renovated Victorian rectory with her husband, an orchard, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. Their four children are now grown up and they have four gorgeous grandchildren. She was a school teacher for many years before becoming a senior university lecturer, researcher and writer. She loves reading, travelling, choral singing, theatre, walking, swimming and gardening, as well as cooking for family and friends. Her books include a memoir/recipe book, The Old Rectory: escape to a country kitchen, and a children’s book (9-14 year olds),S.C.A.R.S, a fantasy story of dragons, knights and a boy who slips through the fabric of the universe into a parallel medieval world threatened by the evil Myrthor, the heart of darkness.
Author page on Amazon:
Pinterest page: includes boards with pics and images that inspired each book
Goodreads author page:
Jess has been brought up in a very strict Quaker household, but her horizons were broadened during her gap year in Ghana. Upon her return, she is reunited with her ex Simon, who had ended things initially but changed his mind. This book is quite dark as it describes the issues you can face in a relationship when one half has a mental illness. Julia really touches on the effects this can have on people, and I would recommend the book for anyone who might be in that position.
A signed paperback of Walking in the Rain