How much can a woman ever really know her husband? Can a man really hide his true-self from the woman who loves him?
‘One woman’s story proves that a man can.’
Sarah’s husband John, a seemingly caring, loving and considerate partner, was such a man. Sarah was to discover their relationship was a façade as slowly over the years John began to reveal his true identity. He was a man unable to control his dark secret desires. Desires which he kept hidden so well at first but which ultimately consumed him leading to a marriage rocked by betrayal and deception. But what were the secret desires that drove him to lie and to conceal the real him from Sarah?
‘Based on a True Story, ‘ A Naive Heart portrays a love sadly gone wrong and a marriage full of pretence, secrecy and shocking revelations. It will strike a chord with any woman who has wondered if they ‘ever truly know their partner.’
All names and places have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
Originally born in Surrey, England, but as an army child I lived in many Countries. Traveling was in my blood, so I decided to get out of the rat race and moved to Southern Spain ten years ago.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
Although fiction, it is based on true life events, mine. I decided to write about my experience because many of my friends were intrigued by my story. It is a far more common occurrence than we probably know, but it was and still remains a taboo subject. I believe my book will strike a cord with many women in a similar situation, it is not their fault they were deceived by the men they fell in love with. However the men that deceived them, are just as vulnerable, they need and want to be accepted and loved too. Sexuality is far more diverse than we think, so why not write about it?
What inspires and what got your started in writing?
My husband inspired me to start writing, he is my biggest fan, and believes I can achieve anything!
I believe writing comes from life’s experiences and each and every person has a story inside them that the world would love to hear and should hear.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write at home, usually nestled in the lounge close to the log burner, I am a wuss! Spain may be hot in summer but the winters are long and cold, especially when you live on a mountain, one thousand meters above sea level. My ten year old miniature yorkie, Lulu, snuggles up close and keeps me company.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
I get ideas for writing from life’s experiences and have already started my next book.
What do you like to read?
I tend to read a lot of non-fiction, such as cookery, self sufficiency and animal care. If and when I have time, usually in the summer, I do love to read thrillers and suspense whilst laid on the beach soaking up the rays.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
If you want to write, you must write. Your story is as special and as valuable as anybody’s, with a little confidence anything is possible. Right?