‘I'm afraid we didn't tell you the truth’
Shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award 2017
Winner of Triskele Books Big 5 competition 2016
'A fresh and highly compelling novel in a beautiful setting...uplifting, empowering, exquisite.' Debi Alper, author of the London noir Nirvana novels.
WYN PARRY-JONES leaves London to work indefinitely on distant family friend Edith's rural New Zealand smallholding. Claiming to want only to pick apples and go with the flow, Wyn nonetheless yearns for a home and a passionate love but her physical and emotional scars make her unable to cope with intimacy.
Over the long summer months, along with the farm's misfits and loners, Wyn gradually adapts to the demands of self-sufficiency and Edith's home brew. When she meets Sara, an enigmatic and brilliant beekeeper, it seems that she may finally find the work she loves and the love she craves. But, when the autumn brings catastrophe to the farm, Wyn experiences the ultimate betrayal and faces losing everything: her past, her present and her future.
Colour Me In is the first book in the Coromandel Quartet series.
Photo on the left is from the wonderful people at Manchester Metropolitan University at the Fiction Prize Award Ceremony, November 2016.