Angela Gascoigne was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and relocated to West Cork, Ireland in 2004 with her husband and three sons. She works part-time as a clerical assistant and when she’s not working, she’s busy reading, writing and knitting doggy jumpers!
Angela started writing for fun at the age of forty, and is currently celebrating the up –and-coming release of her tenth book, In Another Life, which will be available for sale on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback.
Because variety is the spice of life, Angela believes there is something for everyone between the pages of her books, where her readers will find contemporary fiction, romance, humour, short stories, flash fiction, memoir and a pinch of poetry. Her most successful work to date is The Seasons of Our Love, with seventeen reviews on Amazon UK.
If you would like to learn more about Angela Gascoigne and her books she can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads where she enjoys interacting with other readers and writers.
In Another Life
If your whole world crumbled around you, could you find it in your heart to forgive and move on?
Holly Dineen’s life in beautiful West Cork is plagued by nightmares and ghosts from the past. After a life-changing trauma, she is finally finding reasons to live, including the gorgeous Marek who has been there for her through thick and thin. Despite the goose bumps and the butterflies in the stomach, she still can’t help wondering if a heart so badly broken can ever be rebuilt.
Then, she discovers something to make her believe that the perfect life she once had, was nothing but a big fat lie.
Once again, Holly’s mental state is balancing on a knife edge and she finds herself making some decisions which could have a detrimental effect on her future.
Through the darkest times in her life there’s been one constant – Trudi.
With the support of her friends and family maybe she can get back to being the real Holly Dineen, or maybe, she’s crossed the bridge between sanity and insanity, with no way of finding her way back…
MEET HOLLY DINEEN
IN ANOTHER LIFE
Hi, my name is Holly. I live in West Cork. And, how did I come to be settled in a beautiful country location in a picturesque (yet high maintenance) little cottage in Ireland? I fell in love – it was as simple as that.
Liam was the ultimate ‘older man’, a great big five year older than little teenage me. He was gorgeous, caring and… that Irish accent of his turned my legs to jelly every time he spoke. So, when he asked me to leave my family and friends in England and move to Ireland to start a new life with him, well, it was a no-brainer…
Unbeknown to me at the time, while my heart was bursting with love and the promise of an exciting future, I’d broken the heart of someone very special and, since then I’ve had to live with a shroud of guilt hanging around my shoulders.
So, excuse me if I’m a little unstable!
I love my job, working as a care assistant in the local community and, seeing the things older people have to deal with on a daily basis helps to put my own problems into perspective.
What my friends see on the outside, is a fun, bubbly and caring Holly (my good days) but, behind my vibrant hair colours and scatty personality, I have scars that run deep. What they fail to realise, is that there are dark undercurrents bubbling beneath my surface and a mad woman bursting to get out (my bad days).
Through the best and worst times in my life, there’s been one constant – Trudi.
BFF, that’s us! My best friend and neighbour since I first moved to Wren Cottage, she’s always been there for me through thick and thin. That woman is a tank and an angel rolled into one. She knows the ‘real’ me, warts and all, and has never turned her back on me.
Trudi’s had her fair share of trouble to deal with too, but she’s the strongest person I know.
I wish I could be more like Trudi but… some people are too fragile for this world.
And love? There was only ever one man for me –Liam, the love of my life – or so I thought until a cruel twist of fate sent my whole world crumbling around me.
There I was, left standing alone (or so I thought), my heart shattered into a heap of brittle shards at my feet.
This was when the nightmares returned, and I found my life once again on a downhill spiral.