16-year-old Chrissie’s first love is a girl. But it’s the eighties, and she fears rejection from the rural community she’s grown up in, so keeps her relationship secret. When her friend vanishes, Chrissie bears her heartache alone. Decades later, her long-lost love resurfaces, but all is not as it seems. It takes a global pandemic and a brush with death to spark the resolution Chrissie craves in this tale of taboo, broken promises, almost-forgotten dreams, and hope.
Nottingham author of Blue Tide Rising, and a former creative writing tutor at Nottingham Maggie’s, Clare will present her new novel Heartsound published by Inspired Quill.
With an introduction by Sheelagh Gallagher, the event includes live acoustic music and guest readings.