Tina-Marie Miller

Eavesdroppers NEVER hear any good of themselves - do they...

 08 August 2021 by Tina-Marie Miller

Fame and Fortune - where village life is far from ordinary!

My Hamptons Chronicles offer so much more than just a village affair! Set against the beguiling Cotswold countryside, this series offers an intoxicating blend of intrigue and romantic shenanigans.

In the third installment, Fame and Fortune deals with several hard-hitting storylines such as ghosting, domestic violence and addiction.

In this blog post I'd like to introduce you to Sadie. There's a saying that eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves - but for Sadie, it might just have saved her life...

Read an excerpt from the novel readers describe as 'Troubled waters stir up dangerous emotions...' and 'Secrets, greed, lies, seduction and glamour abounds...'

Sadie sighed despairingly as she sat on the floor, her back against the door. She liked the firmness of the wood; it made her feel grounded. ‘Why do things have to change?’ she asked herself, thumping her legs angrily. When it didn’t hurt enough, she thumped them again and again until the pain brought tears to her eyes, making her sob. She sobbed for the loss of the beloved cows that she used to help feed and milk every day; she sobbed for the loss of love that had disappeared from the house since the sickness began; but most of all she sobbed because she felt so alone and scared and didn’t know what the future held for them anymore. She was only eight, after all.

Pulling the sleeves of her grey cardigan over her hands, she wiped away her tears. Then, spotting the half-eaten packet of biscuits, she reached out for another one. ‘Well, at least I’ve got you,’ she said, smiling to herself as she enjoyed the satisfying crunch of the shortcake biscuit followed by the sweet sugary cream inside. ‘I wonder what Mum’s got for dinner...’


Read it for yourself!

Fame and Fortune is available as an eBook and Paperback and can be purchased from multiple retailers.

eBooks can be purchased through the Amazon outlet or other retailers local to your country.

Signed paperback copies can be purchased direct through my website.

Paperback copies can be ordered direct from your local bookstore quoting ISBN 9781999969585.

If you experience any problems purchasing an eBook or print copy please email author@tinamariemiller.co.uk.

Heart-warming tales that keep you guessing...

The books in my Hampton Chronicles can be read in any order!

Everything Happens For A Reason

Poppy Jackson is ready to put the past behind her and move on as she embarks on an exciting new career with a major investment stockbroker. As the Annual Conference approaches - a big deal in the stock broking world – Poppy is keen to impress but her focus wavers at the appearance of the cheeky Oliver Sullivan! They say that opposites attract but can their love overcome conflicting backgrounds?

The skeletons are falling out of the closet in this heart-warming tale of love, loss and new beginnings. Find out more.

...and pique your curiosity!

The Curious Miss Fortune

When Tiggy Lawrence returns home after a nine year absence she hopes to finally be able to lay the demons from her past to rest. Fortunately, Aster Maxwell presents a welcome distraction – much to the disappointment of her childhood sweetheart. But Aster has his heart set on Tiggy for other reasons and will stop at nothing to get what he wants!

Bridget Rhodes-Brown is fed up! Having been made redundant she’s since found herself stuck at home with a husband whose eccentricity is off the scale! She jumps at the opportunity to create a script for the Hampton Players. Good job Christine Fox is on hand to offer help too.

It’s no laughing matter when tragedy strikes in the Hamptons... has misfortune arrived? Find out more.

Step into the glorious French countryside with Millie's Boots!

My new release - Millies' Boots - is a tongue-in-cheek tale about overcoming challenges, confronting stigma and second chances.

What's it all about?

Sparks begin to fly when a group of strangers are brought together at Château Fontaine, a mindfulness-for-wellbeing retreat in the depths of the French countryside. With claims to ‘heal one soul at a time’, Château Fontaine is no stranger to a touch of drama.

Intrigued? Read on...

Journalist and broadcaster Millie Fielding-Hughes’ shock announcement that she’s called off her wedding to one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors leaves her parents reeling. More so when they learn that Jack Brompton’s extra-curricular activities include a penchant for cross-dressing! Fearing an impending scandal, they pack their only daughter off to a wellbeing retreat in France.

Surrounded by a group of new friends, Millie hopes that Jack will soon become a distant memory – until she comes face-to-face with the very thing she’s trying to escape from! Millie might have run away from her secrets, but it seems the past hasn’t quite finished with her...

Read an excerpt from the novel readers describe as 'scandalous at times, hilarious at others' and 'a fun romp with romantic escapades aplenty...'

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Stay safe and happy reading!

Much love,

Tina-Marie xoxo