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About J.E. Rowney
J.E. Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, but now lives on the south coast of England. She spent ten years working as a midwife before turning in her gloves to become an author.
She is an award winning poet, and also enjoys writing short stories. In 2020 she was the winner of the Pen to Print Short Story award, and the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.
"Charcoal", her first novel, was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel on Amazon within days of release.
She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.
Ms. Rowney says: "I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write."
You can find out more about JE Rowney on her website at jerowney.com, or follow @jerowneywriter on social media.
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All that stand in her way are anxiety, self-doubt and three years of hard work.
With best friend Zoe by her side, can she overcome the obstacles and make her dream come true?
Life Lessons: Book One in the Lessons of a Student Midwife series.
Join Violet on her journey. Treat yourself to “Life Lessons” today.
Life Lessons is a new adult chick-lit medical drama, with splashes of clean romance.
Expect an unputdownable emotional page-turner that will take you deep into the life lessons of a student midwife.
"Excellent read, took me right back to my midwifery days!"
"A fictional but very real insight in to the life of a student midwife, I nearly had me in tears (of joy!)."
"I adored the friendships in this story."
"This book is rather adorable. The two main characters, Violet and Zoe, are everything best friends should be."
"I absolutely ADORED this book."
Perfect for fans of "One Born Every Minute", "Call the Midwife", "Hard Pushed" and anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a midwife.
Violet dreams of becoming a midwife.
Off to university to start her training, all that stand between her and her future are anxiety, self-doubt and three years of hard work.
With best friend Zoe by her side, can she overcome the obstacles to make her dreams come true?
This volume contains the entire Lessons of a Student Midwife series, including Life Lessons, Love Lessons and Lessons Learned.
Praise for Life Lessons:
“A fictional but very real insight into the life of a student midwife. Nearly had me in tears of joy.”
“This book is rather adorable. The two main characters, Violet and Zoe, are everything best friends should be.”
“I absolutely ADORED this book.”
Seb is an asshole. Katie is an angel.
When Seb's night-time activity stretches their relationship to its limits, the couple decide to take a last-chance holiday to see if there's anything left to be fixed.
The cabin looked idyllic, but behind the soft furnishings and fluffy throws there's a creeping sense of unease.
They thought they were fighting for their relationship - will they end up fighting for their lives?
Living on her own for the first time, while best friend Zoe starts to build a future with soon-to-be-husband Luke, everything is changing for Violet.
Can Violet adapt and adjust, or will anxiety get the better of her?
“Starting Out” – the new book from the world of “Lessons of a Student Midwife”.
Take half an hour out of your busy day, and join the midwife on call at Christmas.
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This is a quick-read story, featuring characters from the Lessons of a Student Midwife series.
Now she must pass her final assessments, tick all the boxes and gain the confidence she needs to make it as a midwife.
With the support of best friend Zoe, and a hot new boyfriend, what could possibly go wrong?
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Love Lessons is a new adult chick-lit medical drama, with splashes of clean romance.Expect an unputdownable emotional page-turner that will take you deep into the life lessons of a student midwife.
Violet’s a student midwife with high hopes, and low self-confidence. Zoe has been her best friend since childhood. They spend all their time together - until Zoe finds love.
It’s only when Violet starts to feel like a gooseberry that she begins to question whether she has been too dependent on Zoe for too long.
In the second year of her midwifery training, Violet continues the battle against her anxiety, and finds companionship where she least expects it.
This book continues from where "Life Lessons" ended. Continue your journey with Violet now, and add this book to your basket.
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SHUTTER ISLAND on sleeping pills.
"a cracking thriller with a killer twist" - Stuart James (author of 'Apartment 6')
Goodreads reviewers say:
"A quick read, one of those books you started and needed to finish to find out the what, why, how and when."
"I was immediately hooked from the first page until the last and found it a true page turner. It is filled with suspense and mystery and leaves you questioning who is behind it all. I was not expecting the ending at all which gives it bonus points from me."
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"Great book that really makes you think. I thought I would just dip in and out of this one whilst reading other things, but I was very wrong - I couldn't put it down and finished it in one afternoon."
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The highly anticipated new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of "I Can't Sleep".
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What led Anna to flee from her home, and what is it that causes her to return?
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Juggling a new relationship and a busy job, Violet has always relied on Zoe for support — until the day she vanishes without a trace.
As her life threatens to unravel, can Violet figure out what happened to her seemingly perfect best friend?
This is a story with twists and turns. A story of friendship. A story of trust.
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Zoe seems to have it all. She loves her job as a teacher. She's petite and gorgeous and she is married to Luke, who is dependable, attractive and pretty much perfect.
Things start to unravel when Zoe suddenly vanishes, exactly when Violet needs her most...;
Violet meets a mum-to-be who is facing catastrophe and chaos. How will Violet cope without Zoe? Who can help her to find out what has happened to her best friend?
This story contains suspense, drama, tension, and a friendship between two characters that reader will root for every step of the way.
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Goodreads Reviewers say:
"The author really hooked me with their writing of characters. They know how to write uncertainty and creeping panic and I loved it!"
"Brilliant book, really well written loved the characters and the detail about Violet's job as a midwife. Would highly recommend."
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The story plays out to the last paragraph, bringing all the characters and situations to life in a totally believable manner.
So much more than chick lit."
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