Sarah Challis writes with humour, warmth, and a gift for moving you to tears
A cantankerous, elegant old woman sits in her beautiful Somerset house while her family secretly plots to evict her. In the garden is Lady Pamela's last loyal retainer, out at grass is her one remaining racehorse, and in London is the man she should have married - still her dearest friend.
Maeve Delaney, streetwise and outrageous, and sole applicant for the job of companion to Lady Pamela, bursts into the old house like a firework. As open warfare settles into an wary truce between the two women, Maeve sets her heart on bringing the great racehorse, Irish Dancer, out of retirement, and everything changes.
Excellently-written, with a gripping ending - WILTSHIRE TIMES
Turning for Home is not a conventional romance, and it certainly isn't an Aga saga. It's touching, funny and exciting - Blackmore Vale Magazine
Sarah Challis was born in Buckinghamshire and educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Homerton College, Cambridge. Her working life has mostly been spent teaching English. She has lived in California and Scotland but now lives in Dorset. She is married with four sons. KILLING HELEN is her first novel.