Women Writers… writing | Patricia Dixon

Patricia DixonI am a wife, mother of two and grandma to one. I live in Manchester, UK.
Currently, I have four books available to download on Amazon.

I took the inspiration for my first novel from all the people, places and experiences which have graced my life over the past forty (something) years. In 2004 we were lucky enough to buy our own piece of France and have spent the years since renovating a ramshackle farmhouse in the Loire. During this time I have met some wonderful people and made lovely French and English friends, some of whom find themselves with a starring role in my stories.

As with all families, mine has had it’s fair share of incidents, traumas and achievements, including the odd nutty relative ( everybody has one) so I drew on life’s rich tapestry and some of these special moments I have shared with you.

However, none of this would have been at all possible without the unstinting support of my lovely family and friends.

When I first pitched my idea of writing a novel to my husband, Brian, I was given the thumbs up and I am buoyed by his total belief in me. He is followed closely by my mum whose faith has never ever wavered and believes I am capable of anything. Literally! Never forgetting our two children who encouraged and cajoled me from the start.
And to our grandson, Harry, who stands by my side and is always so impressed by my word count. I promise that one day I will write a special story, just for you.

And finally I must thank my son Owen who is responsible for all matters technical and without whose patience and enthusiasm I would never have been able to press the publish button.

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Over My ShoulderOver My Shoulder

by Patricia Dixon

Genre: Contemporary Women/Women’s Fiction/Religious & Inspirational Fiction

This is a dark and gripping romance which tells of a nice young girl who met a very bad man. Sounds simple? Not really. By the time the girl realised the depths of his wicked soul and a wiser, braver young woman was about to emerge, it was too late. His twisted roots had wrapped around her life, spreading rapidly, taking a firm hold of her confused head and fragile heart. There was to be no escape from the tangled mess unless it was on his terms and even then, once she was free and her life rolled precariously on, the seeds he had sown remained embedded deep within. When she least expected it he would return and make good his promise, exact revenge and ensure she paid any price he felt owed.

Set in Manchester in the early nineties, Over My Shoulder is an intricate tale of blinkered love and obsession. This gripping psycho-sexual thriller with criminal undertones tracks the life of a young woman, from her carefree mid-twenties right up to present day.
Freya falls under the spell of controlling and manipulative Kane and soon, her life changes beyond her wildest imagination. When the luxurious life she craves gradually becomes intolerable, escape is out of reach.

This is a disturbing story of an affluent life, cleverly camouflaging the sinister underworld which funds it. And just when you think it is all over, there is a twist.
When will it end, can it end?

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À Bientôt: See you soon (All for Love Book 1)A Bientot cover

by Patricia Dixon

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Family Life/Religious & Inspirational Fiction

A moving story of betrayal and loss and how against the odds, once the past is laid to rest you can learn to trust, love and live again. Set on the coast of Portsmouth and the beautiful Loire Valley, this is the story of Anna, married mother of three, the unremarkable rock of her family who is quite content with her life until by accident, she discovers that Matthew, her husband of 22 years is having an affair. Two months later he is dead. Consumed by hurt and tainted memories, Anna’s life is turned upside down by loss and betrayal, her confidence totally destroyed and the tormenting spectre of Matthew’s unknown lover is ever present; so whilst keeping the secret of his affair from her family, Anna must find her way alone. With one son on the other side of the world, another about to enter a war zone and her daughter off to university, her life gradually begins to crumble until she is saved by her feisty loyal childhood friend Jeannie. Step by step Anna embarks on an emotional and inspirational journey which takes her to rural France where she makes new friends, experiences country life and is unexpectedly given the chance to love again.

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