ANOTHER YOU by @JaneCable #Contemporary Romantic #Mystery #TuesdayBookBlog @RNAtweets

Another YouAnother You by Jane Cable
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another You is a contemporary romantic mystery set in Dorset, England.

Marie Johnson is a chef at The Smugglers pub in Studland Bay. She runs the business with her estranged husband. Their son Jude works the bar in between studying art.

It has been sixty years since the D-Day landing and the local area is taking part in the celebrations. Studland had been used as a practice ground for many of the original D-Day invasion plans. Exercise Smash, tanks designed to float through water had been trialed off the coast.

Marie and her husband argue all the time and the stress causes Marie severe migraines. When walking along the coast Marie meets Corbin an American she assumes is here for the D-Day reenactments.

Another American Paxton from the local Bovington camp offers Marie an escape from her worries and they have a fling. Ex-British soldier George is also over on Studland reliving some of his war years with his son Mark. They also befriend Marie and offer support and advice with her business decisions.

All the while Marie’s thought return to the mysterious Corbin and his old world mannerisms and speech.

A ghostly mystery and a romantic triangle for an older women with plenty of domestic turmoil to muddy the waters. I know Studland and Swanage so the setting was a delight to read, it’s great when you can nod your head and think – yes I know where that is, I’ve been there, it helps you picture the setting.

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Book Description

Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself… 
Marie Johnson is trapped by her job as a chef in a Dorset pub and by her increasingly poisonous marriage to its landlord. 
Worn down by his string of affairs she has no self-confidence, no self-respect and the only thing that keeps her going is watching her son, Jude, turn into a talented artist. 
But the 60th anniversary of a D-Day exercise triggers chance meetings which prove unlikely catalysts for change. 
First there’s Corbin, the American soldier who she runs into as she’s walking on the cliffs. He is charming and has a quaintness about him, calling her an ‘English rose’. 
Then there’s George the war veteran, who comes to dine at the pub, and his son Mark. George fascinates Marie with his first-hand accounts of the war, whilst Mark proves helpful in making sense of the pub’s financial situation. 
And there’s Paxton. Another American soldier with an uncanny resemblance to Corbin. Young, fit and very attractive, Marie finds him hard to resist. But little does she know Paxton is also battling some inner demons. 
As the heat of the summer intensifies, so do the issues in Marie’s life. 
Why is Corbin so elusive? Why is the pub struggling to make ends meet? Why has Jude suddenly become so withdrawn and unhappy? 
Can she help Paxton open up and begin to deal with his pain? 
Or will she be shackled to the pub and her increasingly spiteful husband forever? 
But as events unfold, Marie finally realises that she is not trapped, but stuck, and that it is down to her to get her life moving again. 
Perfectly blending the complexities of twenty-first century life with the dramatic history of World War Two, Another You is a charming tale that will warm your heart. 

About the author

Jane Cable

Perhaps writing is in my blood. My father, Mercer Simpson, was a poet; my cousin, Roger Hubank, a novelist; Roger’s uncle, John Hampson was also a novelist and fringe member of the Bloomsbury Group. And it’s even rumoured that John Keats is somewhere back there in the family tree.
No wonder that I have always scribbled. But it took me until I was in my forties to complete a full length manuscript. And then another, and another… Writing stories became a compulsive hobby. I could lose myself in my characters, almost live their lives, and I started to long for readers other than my mother and a few close friends to be able to do the same.
It was reaching the final of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition in 2011 which made me take my writing seriously. The Cheesemaker’s House, a gripping romance-suspense, saw the light of day in September 2013 and I was delighted when it received great reviews from book bloggers and, just as importantly, from the people who bought and read it. My second novel, The Faerie Tree, came out in March 2015 and is a suspenseful romance about the tricks memory plays.
Shortly afterwards The Cheesemaker’s House won the independent novel of the year prize awarded by Words for the Wounded and as a result of this I was signed by the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency and then by Endeavour Press who published Another You at the end of 2016.

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#RomancingSeptember Day 27 The Faerie Tree by @JaneCable #sundayblogshare

Welcome to Day 27 of #RomancingSeptember

2015 cover

Our guest today is Jane Cable and her book The Faerie Tree

The Faerie Tree

Where is your home town?
I immediately think of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where I was brought up, but the reality is that I’ve lived near Chichester on the south coast of England for the last twenty years. But as they say: you can take the girl out of Wales but you can’t take Wales out of the girl!

How long have you been writing romance?
I completed my first novel-length romance in 2004. It was great fun to write but completely unpublishable. Nevertheless it was good practice and I kept on writing until I had something I was ready to share. That was The Cheesemaker’s House which reached the final of UK daytime TV favourite The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition in 2011 and was published in 2013.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

As a writer it’s romantic suspense because plot construction is so challenging. Of course, the heart of any romance is the characters but weaving a mystery around them means they can play out their love story in a really interesting way. And there are so many different sorts of mysteries you can choose; The Cheesemaker’s House is a bit ghostly but The Faerie Tree is far more psychological. As a reader I also love sagas – I find it totally captivating to be able to follow a family, a village or group of friends through the generations. RF Delderfield was master of it and Margaret Graham’s pretty amazing too.
Where is your book set?

The Faerie Tree is mainly set close to the River Hamble in Hampshire on the south coast of England, with a few excursions to Newquay in Cornwall. Hampshire is very close to where I live and I was introduced to the real faerie tree by a friend. It’s such a magical place where children leave gifts and letters for the faeries – and the faeries reply.
Introduce us to Izzie.

Izzie is 43 and has just been widowed. She thinks she’s been strong for her teenage daughter, Claire, and that she’s coping well – but the reality is very different. She is like so many women we recognise; on the outside a polished professional (she teaches at a college) but on the inside a welter of insecurities about being a good mother, a good friend – and basically staying sane without too much help from the wine bottle.
Tell us about her recent meet up with Robin.

The book opens in the city of Winchester just before Christmas when Izzie, distracted by a stressful visit to the probate office to deal with her late husband’s estate, literally walks into a tramp. Almost straight away she realises it’s Robin, a man she was in love with 20 years before, but she isn’t entirely honest with Claire about the true nature of their relationship. Later she realises that she just has to find him again.
What is special about the Faerie Tree?

I believe that faerie trees have a resonance with all of us because in so many early cultures trees were objects of worship and wonder. Celebrating festivals around them and leaving offerings is something buried very deep in our psyche, whatever our beliefs are now. The real faerie tree on the banks of the Hamble is not especially pagan – for most people it’s probably just a piece of fun and the most special thing about it is that someone answers every single letter the children leave. For Robin and Izzie it’s the place their story started and the point where their lives split apart. It’s a human story, not an elven one, and it just had to be told.
Tell us about their relationship when they first met 20 years before.

Robin and Izzie were in their early twenties and Izzie at least was full of hope for the future. She had a dead end job and a dead end boyfriend but she just knew life would get better. Robin was first a business contact, then a friend, and then, one day in the faerie tree woods, she knew he was the man who would change everything. Although still young, Robin had already learnt about the harsh blows life deals out but whatever the obstacles, he still fell for Izzie in a big way. For him the trouble started when he began to wish those obstacles away.
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

It’s a very exciting time for me because I’ve just been signed by an agent so I’m working on a totally new manuscript which we hope she will be able to sell to a major publisher. Set in beautiful Studland Bay in Dorset it’s the story of a recently separated British woman and an American soldier, both haunted by the tragic events of the run up to D-Day sixty years before. The characters bridge the Atlantic so it’s a real Romancing September story!
Where can readers find out more about you?

Jane Cable

I have a website,;

a Facebook page ;

and I do try to be active on Twitter as well @JaneCable

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May Book Reviews For Fleet Life and EH Directory

Here are the books which made it to my magazine book review pages for the month of May.

For the online version of Fleet Life go to, click on the online directory, load and turn to page 32

May FL

Last Child by Terry Tyler

The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable

The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley

A Spell in Provence by Marie Laval

Back Behind Enemy Lines by Chris Bridge

For the online version of EH Directory go to, click on the online directory, load and turn to page 9

May Books EHD

The Gift Of Charms by Julia Suzuki

Two Rivers by Zoe Saadia

The Magic and Mystery of Birds by Noah Strycker

Death in a Dacron Sail by N.A Granger

Britannia Part II: The Watchmen by Richard Denham

April Editions Of Magazines Which Feature My Book Reviews

Movers and shakers for April editions of Fleet Life and Elvetham Heath Directory the magazines which feature my book reviews.

This month Fleet Life has featured the following books, for the online version go to, load the online directory and turn to page 42;

FL blog

The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones

Sea Witch by Helen Hollick

Walking On The Edge by Zee Monodee

Trading Vincent Crow by DJG Wardle

The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable

Elvetham Heath Directory has featured the following books, for the online version go to, load the online directory

and turn to page 28;

EHD blog April

Chasing The Devil by Tim Butcher

The Devil, The Diva and The Deep Blue Sea by Margaret Langstaff

Yesterday’s News by Sam Cheever

How To Complain by Helen Dewdney

Seventh Mark by W.J. May

The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable

The Faerie TreeThe Faerie Tree by Jane Cable

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Faerie Tree is a contemporary family relationships drama. It is primarily set in the county of Hampshire. We meet Izzie and her daughter Claire just before Christmas, this will be their first Christmas without Conner, husband and father, who died a few months ago. Everything is still very raw, both are trying to be strong for each other.

By chance Izzie bumps into a tramp in Winchester and realises it’s Robin, a man she hasn’t seen for twenty years. Back in 1986 Robin was an office manager and Izzie sold stationary, they were just beginning a romance when Robin disappeared from Izzie’s life and left her desperate and alone.

Curious to know what happened in the intervening years Izzie searches for Robin, finding him in the hospital. When it’s time for him to leave she offers him a place to stay.

Central to the plot is The Faerie tree, a tree in the woods where all sorts of people go in search of wishes being granted, they leave ribbons, messages, money and other gifts for the fairy folk. Robin took Izzie to the tree the day before disaster struck for their relationship.

After the great storm of 1987 which swept Britain, Robin returned to the Faerie tree to make sure it was undamaged and in doing so he found a friend and began a new chapter of his life. Jennifer understood that Robin was suffering from depression and she became like a Mum to him helping him build back his life.

When Izzie finds Robin’s again, he’s recently suffered another huge blow and has dealt with it in the only way he knows how. They try to re-build their relationship but it struggles because of the grief that they both still hold.

This is a very emotional book, with several twists and turns, at one time I thought there were gaps in the storyline which didn’t add up but this all comes full circle as the story continues and you get a greater understanding of the characters. A very good read.

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Faerie Tree

In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart.

In the winter of 2006 they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right?


22nd March: Random Things Through My Letterbox – author Q&A

23rd March: Rosie Amber – review

24th March: Liz Loves Books – the settings & scenery of The Faerie Tree

25th March: My Reading Corner – the faerie tree itself and book giveaway

26th March: Crooks on Books – author interview

28th March: Jaffa Reads Too – the inspiration for The Faerie Tree and book giveaway

29th March: Being Anne – second chances

31st March: Beadyjan’s Books – writing with women in mind

The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable

The Cheesemaker's HouseThe Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Cheesemaker’s House is a mystery. Alice Hart has moved to Great Fencote, a village in Yorkshire, after breaking up with her husband. She plans a new start in a house she wants to renovate along with a barn she’d like to turn into a holiday let.

In the small village, she makes friends and finds she’s intrigued by Owen Maltby, but there’s something mysterious about Owen and the way he acts at times. Alice employs Richard Wainwright to help with the renovations but he’d like to be more than friends.

At night Alice can often hear someone crying and what was Owen doing sat under a tree when he should have been somewhere else? When the builders discover a skull in the barn the mystery builds up, Alice has several visions and then Owen disappears and is seen jumping off a bridge into the river. It’s time to discover more about the history of Alice’s house which once belonged to a Cheesemaker and lay some ghosts to rest.

This is an interesting read set in the lovely Yorkshire countryside which includes the life of a village charmer and healer.

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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 46

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

March 1st – Hosted a birthday sleepover last night, so we are all a little tired, but we have to rally as we have relatives coming over for a birthday tea.

March 2nd – My morning helping at school, it’s hard to imagine we are about half way through another school year.

March 3rd – Finished reading The Faerie Tree by local author Jane Cable ready for it’s book launch on March 23rd.

March 4th – Donated money to some hunky men from the army who were doing a cycling challenge in aid of The Ghurkhas. Collected and delivered some items for the charity shop from my relatives. Read The Gift Of Charms by Julia Suzuki, a children’s fantasy book.

March 5th – It’s been a windy day and there is plenty of litter to pick up while I walk through the park. Have been tweeting about World Book Day and The Cornish Reading Challenge, read a book set in Cornwall or from a Cornish author and tweet about it between now and May 9th #CornishReadingChallenge check out @VikkiPatis for more details. Read Princess Of The Light by N.N. Light.

March 6th – Litter picking again on a lovely sunny day. Started reading Breath Of The Titans by Riley Westbrook.

March 7th – Sorted out a birthday gift for a friend. Just finishing the trilogy – Breath Of The Titans it’s a long epic fantasy and this is the full three book series.

Good Deeds Challenge Year 2, Week 45

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

February 22nd – Today I’ve been reading Seventh Mark by W.J May a YA paranormal fantasy. I was going to visit my parents this afternoon and help out with a little computer issue, but when I went to get my car I found it really sick and unsafe to drive. I’ve sent a text to my friendly mechanic who I hope can get the car fixed early this week. No car will be a challenge but then I can do with out for a short while and get more reading done.

February 23rd – I finished reading The Cheesemaker’s House by local author Jane Cable today. My car fell sick and was taken away to be mended, Good deeds received, the mechanic feed up some time and got my car back on the road this afternoon.

February 24th – I’m reading Two Rivers by Zoe Saadie. Got a new book in the post today.

February 25th – Collected up boxes and bags for the relatives who are soon moving house, so that they can start sorting their items, offered to help when they need it.

February 26th – I’m reading The Thing with feathers by Noah Strycker, a non-fiction book looking at our feathered friends.

February 27th – Tipped my hairdresser who did a marvellous job of tidying my mop of hair. Giving a friend some help with Twitter.

February 28th – Hosting a sleepover this evening for a birthday celebration. Am reading A Spell In Provence by Marie Laval