New romance novel offers a more mature reading experience
C M Sheasby’s ‘Imogen’ takes the romance genre and shapes it into a full-bodied story of redemption
[UKPRwire, Wed Feb 20 2013] The new romance novel “Imogen” (published by AuthorHouse), by C M Sheasby, has been posthumously published by the author’s children to bring this enthralling story of love and hope to readers everywhere.
Lovely Imogen has learned a lot of lessons during her life, but now, as she reaches middle age, she realises she wants something more. To reach that goal, however, she must discard her past and deal with the secrets that threaten her.
An excerpt from “Imogen”:
She looked at him before she unlocked the house door. She wanted to ask what it was he did want but could think of no way of phrasing the question without sounding belligerent or aggrieved. As if he had read her mind, he gave a small embarrassed smile and walked past her into the hall. They climbed the stairs to the second floor and when they reached her front door, he put out a hand to check her before she could insert the key in the lock.
Although the tropes of the romance genre are familiar to everyone, Sheasby’s children are careful to point out that “Imogen” is much more than the usual “chick-lit” fare. “The intelligence and cultural backdrop of the whole story make it much more,” they say. “It is not the tale of a 30-something desperate to find a hero and marry and have many children. It is much more, bravely set with an older group of characters.”
By C M Sheasby
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 546 pages | ISBN 9781477243305
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 546 pages | ISBN 9781477243312
E-Book | 546 pages | ISBN 9781477243329
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
C M Sheasby, born in 1941 in Birmingham, England, was a gifted actress and writer. She was a member of the Zurich Comedy Club in Switzerland where she both acted and directed. After moving to Scotland in 1994, she continued her writing and had a number of poems published. Sadly, she died in Suffolk, England, in 2012 before seeing any of her later works in print. The posthumous publication of “Imogen” and other novels is due to the hard work and dedication of her children, determined to bring her tales to the enjoyment of a wider audience. She is also the author of “Love, Revenge and Other Tales”