Prolific writer publishes latest romantic novel, ably sweeping readers up into the captivating drama of international fashion. Mademoiselle Fleur DuPre hails from remarkably affluent stock, but she is determined not to rest on her family’s privileged laurels. Her parents may breed thoroughbred racehorses at their stud farm in Paris, and her paternal grandparents might be the owners of prestigious jewellers’ shops in Paris and London, but Fleur is quietly resolved to break away from tradition and to make it on her own merits. Fleur is only twenty-four years old, but she already has the fashion world enthralled by her creative flair; her talent and tenacity have just won her the Haute Couture College Honours Degree for best student, along with the acclaimed Star Award for her wedding dress designs. Madame Merle Veneto, a famous film star before she settled down to married life, is driving home when she hears the news of Fleur’s award-winning wedding gowns on the radio. She immediately decided to approach Fleur through the Couture College with the prospect of a stellar commission; to create a dream wedding gown for her eldest daughter, Françoise, who is struggling to find the right designer for her upcoming marriage. This exciting opportunity will transform Fleur’s career. It will also bring with it an extraordinary love-affair. This enjoyable novel from Samantha Arran, the author of the Lady Amanda Young, Love never fails, Unfailing love, A New Beginning trilogy, this time focuses on the high-octane fashion world, with a vibrant blend of romance, drama and suspense that readers will adore. About the Author: Samantha Arran is a romantic fiction writer living in Derbyshire.
London Metropolitan Commander Amanda Dansie, SAS trained, is badly wounded during an engagement in which four of her team are killed. Suddenly she is transformed from an incredibly fit, active young woman into a semi-invalid with a shattered kneecap. 4 years previously she had accused Colonel Mark Young of neglect when her fiancé whom she had known since she was three years old, was killed in Afghanistan. Mark had been exonerated. There was no way he could have prevented Andrew with two soldiers being killed as other soldiers before and since. In hospital with the same tragedy happening to her team, she realized how unfair she had been to this man. She came to Derbyshire to recuperate for a month whilst specialist’s world wide tried to think of technology to repair her knee, to find Mark. Unknown to her when his time was up in Afghanistan, he joined the Derbyshire police force as a senior Inspector. He was contacted that Amanda needed to meet with him, and he agreed to be her swimming therapist, companion and bodyguard. They became deeply in love with each other--------
24 year old beautiful Italian Paulina Alvarado, with her university Masters Degrees qualifications is asked to furnish the luxury hotel in London she had designed for business people and their families from abroad, bringing orders into Britain. Paulina stays with friends and colleagues of her horse business parents and, owing to circumstances, meets for the first time their son, 32 year old Marcus. Shortly after coming to Surrey, Paulina is introduced to Antonio Verengo, a famous gorgeous Italian polo player and hotels owner. With their affinity she begins to think they have a married future together, when she is broken hearted hearing of his infidelity. We briefly meet up with “Mademoiselle Fleur” from the last book, her husband Dominic who is the construction builder for the hotel, and their children. Samantha weaves her storyline characters into her usual good uplifting read of humour, and how despair can turn to hope through love. Love of God and the love of people.
Meeting at a charity dinner and continuing to meet Jason and virgin Marigold knew they were in love. At Jason’s home after her first visit for Sunday lunch, as Marigold was changing afterwards for riding in the wood, through the open windows she heard Jason’s mother, Lady Norton discussing her. “We mustn’t encourage her. She would be unsuitable for Jason. With her infamous aunt’s many affairs she would drag his career down. He will be taking Silk and then going on to be a Judge.” Heartbroken Marigold fled to Cornwall to be with her ex nanny before she started work in her aunt’s fashion store. Jason knowing where to find her followed her and they were given a second chance.
Twenty-four-year-old London Lucy Locke is unable to sleep and can eat only the minimum, being filled with remorse and guilt that her paternal grandfather, parents, and two younger sisters were killed in a horrific motor way crash on their way to pick her up from the airport. Having spent Christmas with her maternal grandparents in Portugal as they were unable to travel and the pressure of her work, she had felt she had neglected them, so she used this opportunity. Lying awake as usual, she remembered a memory from her childhood. In the morning, she pursued this memory, and it was a new beginning for the journey of her life.
Love Never Fails began when twenty-seven-year-old Metropolitan Police Commander Amanda Dansie, on a drugs case, was unexpectedly attacked. Her right knee was shattered by a bullet and four members of her team were killed. Four years previously she had blamed Colonel Mark Young for negligence when her fiancé, whom she had known for twenty years, was killed with two of his colleagues in an explosion in Afghanistan. She had forbidden Mark to come to Andrew's funeral service. After she and her team were attacked, she realized how wrong and unfair she had been to Mark. She came to Derbyshire to recuperate with the intention of contacting him to ask his forgiveness. Unknown to her, when his time was up in Afghanistan, by virtue of his army training and expertise he has joined the Derbyshire police as an Inspector. However, Amanda eventually contacted him and they met a few days before Mark was promoted to Chief Superintendent. They fell in love. When her aunt, Contessa Sophie Gambetti, died, Amanda inherited her fortune, and she had already bought Amanda a twenty-bedroom manor house in Derbyshire. Amanda and Mark married; and they had twins then triplets. Love Never Fails ended with Amanda giving birth to Luca.