Blind since birth, widowed in her twenties, now lonely in her forties, Marianne Fraser lives in Edinburgh in elegant, angry anonymity with her sister, Louisa, a successful novelist. Marianne's passionate nature finds solace and expression in music, a love she finds she shares with Keir, a man she encounters on her doorstep one winter's night. Whilst Marianne has had her share of men attracted to her because they want to rescue her, Keir makes no concession to her condition. He is abrupt to the point of rudeness, and yet oddly kind. But can Marianne trust her feelings for this reclusive stranger who wants to take a blind woman to his island home on Skye, to 'show' her the stars?--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Linda Gillard lives in the Scottish Highlands. She has a website at www.lindagillard.co.uk and an author page on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LindaGillardAuthor
Linda graduated from Bristol University, then trained as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Whilst under-employed at the National Theatre, she developed a sideline as a freelance journalist. She ran two careers concurrently for a while, then gave up acting to raise a family and write from home. At the age of 40 she re-trained as a primary teacher and taught for some years, then moved to the Isle of Skye where she lived for six years, writing full-time.
Linda's first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY was short-listed for the 2006 Waverton Good Read Award. A LIFETIME BURNING was published in 2006 and STAR GAZING, set partly on Skye, was published in 2008. STAR GAZING was short-listed for "Romantic Novel of the Year 2009" and "The Robin Jenkins Literary Award", the UK's first environmental book award. STAR GAZING was also voted "Favourite Romantic Novel 1960-2010" by the readers of Woman's Weekly magazine. Film rights to this novel have been been sold.
Linda's fourth novel, HOUSE OF SILENCE was published in 2011 as a Kindle e-book and quickly became a bestseller, selling 10,000 downloads in less than 4 months. HOUSE OF SILENCE was selected by Amazon as an Editor's Pick "Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category and has just been published in paperback.
STAR GAZING and EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY were published as Kindle e-books in June 2011 and A LIFETIME BURNING followed in 2012.
Linda has published two more new novels on Kindle: a romantic drama, UNTYING THE KNOT and most recently, THE GLASS GUARDIAN, a supernatural love story.