‘Everything happens for a reason.’
It’s 1972. Raymond Mann is seventeen. He is fearful of life and can’t get off buses. He says his prayers every night and spends too much time in his room.
He meets Ernest Gardiner, a gentleman in his seventies who’s become tired of living and misses the days of chivalry and honour. Together they discover a love of sunflowers and stars, and help each other learn to love the world.
Ernest recounts his experiences of 1917 war-torn France where he served as a photographer in the trenches … of his first love, Mira, and how his life was saved by his friend Bill, a hardened soldier.
But all is not as it seems, and there is one more secret that will change Raymond’s life for ever.
Cold Sunflowers is a story of love.
But most of all it’s about the love of life and the need to cherish every moment.
Praise for Cold Sunflowers
‘a beautiful, awe-inspiring book that made me laugh, cry and feel all the emotions in between … Thank you again for creating such magic in words and a story I will never forget” - Angela.
“It is the most wonderfully uplifting book and I absolutely loved it.” Bridget
“what a joy to have picked up your book on a whim. I find myself lost for words of praise that would do it justice. One of the best novels it's been my pleasure to consume this year.” Merl
“I’m finding it hard to say goodbye to Ernest and Ray.” – Lareese
“Such a heart warming tale of love on so many levels I just gobbled it up over a few days and have recommended it to my friends.” Denise
“truthful and real, full of kindness, love and hope. It has touched my heart and soul on so many levels and has taught me to appreciate life and keep going on even when things are tough. And of course staying kind and having a dream or two up my sleeve” Mary