Be Mindful continues to follow the story of the McPhail family in their attempts to turn Dunnbray into the successful business that old Angus McPhail envisaged. Strange things are happening; mishaps and accidents occur – is someone trying to sabotage their efforts?
The riddle first discovered in Every Why is solved, but do the family find anything? Will it benefit Dunnbray?
Family relationships are stretched to the limit and one of the women is finally told to leave, but who will it be?
As in the first novel – Every Why – there are still many questions which need answering, but the main one – does Susan, the new Lady of Dunnbray rise to the challenges before her? Would she have made her grandfather proud if he had lived? Read on and find out.
I am retired and live in the South West of England with my husband Alan and little rescue dog called Bailey. I enjoy long walks by the sea. I began writing with poetry, as a means of expressing my feelings. I have a short book of poetry published entitled Heartfelt. This was written as a way of dealing with an ongoing family issue. My interests are reading and reviewing books for the kindle, traditional English country dancing and Tai Chi, practiced regularly and which keeps me fit and healthy!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Every Why was my debut novel. I wanted to keep writing about the McPhail family, but felt that it would be too long for a first book, so decided to write Be Mindful as a sequel, which is also a stand-alone story.
The people who inspired me to start writing were, in the first place – Penny Vincenzi. I read an article by her about how she got started. She chose several women characters and went from there, and look how successful she has been! In the second place, a writer friend of mine called Sallyann Sheridan, began a writing group in the village where I live. She was truly inspirational and gave me the confidence to keep writing.