When your marriage is in crisis and tragedy strikes, how do you cope? … and just how much can you be expected to forgive?  There are moments in any marriage when mistakes are made, but what if they are truly terrible mistakes? Ones that change lives.…

Kate had wanted to make a family, not break one. All she’d wanted was a child, and IVF offered her that chance. How was she to know the devastating consequences of that decision? Years later, secrets and betrayals come to the surface as her daughter Natalie prepares to marry, but why is Natalie in a wheelchair and why is her father not there to give her away?  


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Beautiful story… about how a family will stay together no matter what. The struggles, the mistakes and finally the forgiveness  (Nicola S, Netgalley reviewer)

Absolutely loved this book beyond words!… Vivien Brown balanced the heartache and tragedy with joy and unconditional love that brought this family together, perfectly!  (Jennifer and Mary, blogging as ‘Two Girls and a Book Obsession’)

Have the tissues handy, as this is one book that makes you feel for the characters. I would not be surprised if this was chosen as a book club selection  (Cristie, Amazon reviewer)

This author knows how to pull the readers in and keep them hooked  (Grace J, Amazon reviewer)

A heartbreaking but ultimately heartwarming tale of secrets and forgiveness, and love and family   (Vicki Bowles, book blogger)

Out now in ebook and paperback.

Available from Amazon UK. Click here 




What sort of mother would leave her daughter alone? Would you leave a very young child at home on their own – knowing that terrible things can happen in the blink of an eye? Lily, who is not yet three years old, wakes up alone with only her cuddly toy for company. She is hungry, afraid of the dark, can’t use the phone, and has been told never to open the door to strangers. In the flat downstairs, a lonely and elderly woman keeps herself to herself but wonders at the cries coming from upstairs. Lily’s grandmother frets that she can no longer see her granddaughter since the child’s parents separated. Lily’s father hasn’t seen her for a while. He’s been abroad, absorbed in his new job and his new girlfriend. A young woman lies in a coma in hospital – no one knows her name or who she is, but in her silent dreams, a little girl is crying for her mummy… And for Lily, time is running out.



So gripped was I by the tension that I was loath to put it down and join the real world…  (Andrea Giuliana, Amazon reviewer)

I was hooked from the start…   (Roberta Grieve, novelist)

Nail-biting… Vivien carefully constructs this web of intrigue  (Shirley Blair, Fiction Editor, The People’s Friend magazine)

Uplifting. Thoroughly enjoyed it... (Judy Laycock, Amazon reviewer)

Lily Alone is a truly gripping read, not just for its central plot of a child in danger, which keeps you on the edge of your seat, but also for Vivien Brown’s skilful development of character   (Karen Byrom, Fiction Editor, My Weekly magazine)

Available now: ebook, paperback and downloadable audio book

TO BUY LILY ALONE from Amazon UK.   Click  here   

TO BUY the paperback from (USA).   Click here





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