Born and raised in rural Wiltshire, Jo Lambert grew up with a love of books and a vivid imagination. As a child she enjoyed creating her own adventure stories similar to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. Writing always stayed with her, but college, work and eventually marriage found it kept very much in the background as a hobby. In 2009 everything changed when she decided to self-publish a novel she had completed. After When Tomorrow Comes, three other books – Love Lies and Promises, The Ghost of You and Me and Between Today and Yesterday – followed. In 2013 she decided to give up full-time work to concentrate fully on her writing.
Jo is married and lives in a village on the eastern edge of Bath. She shares her husband with Bridget – a 48-year-old white MG Midget. “She’s his hobby car and keeps him occupied while I’m in front of the PC,” says Jo.
Fiction: The Other Side of Morning (general women’s fiction)
In the fifth and final book in the Little Court series, Fashion designer Therese D’Alesandro has recently moved into Higher Padbury Manor with daughter Felica and stepson Marco. Joining forces with Ella Benedict’s excusive functions venue, Lawns at Little Court, she is about to open a bridal boutique.
Working in London, where he manages his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and the charm to guarantee him any woman – any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte. Marco knows he should walk away as she is already involved with rock star Christian Rosetti and is the most rude and argumentative female he has ever encountered, but Charlotte has sparked strong feelings within him; feelings which despite her attitude, he senses she also experiences.Rossana Caravello, the D’Alesandro’s newly-arrived house guest, is due to inherit one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her eighteenth birthday. Aware they would make an excellent addition to her husband Gianlucca’s international business portfolio and eager to bring them into his possession, Therese sets about engineering a match between Rossana and Marco, determined nothing will stand in her way … including Charlotte.
From rural West Somerset to the glorious rolling landscape of Tuscany and the Italian lakes, The Other Side of Morning is a story of love, betrayal, deception and ultimate sacrifice.
The Other Side of Morning available on Kindle and in paperback