TAPESTRY OF WAR is published 19th April 2018
This story is dedicated to the myriad people whose lives and endeavours threaded together, weaving victory into the tapestry of war.
From the deserts of North Africa, to the waters of Scotland, the Second World War touches the lives of two women from two very different worlds. In Alexandria, Fran finds her world turned upside down as Rommel’s forces advance on the idyllic shores of Egypt. The life of luxury and stability that she is used to is taken away as she finds herself having to deal with loss, heartache and political uncertainty.
Meanwhile, in the Firth of Clyde, Catriona works day in, day out nursing injured servicemen. Both have their lives challenged, and both dream of a more certain future with the men they come to love. Their heart-warming story takes them through tragedy to a quiet, hopeful triumph.
“Tapestry of War is a sweeping, evocative novel which brilliantly captures the second world war period of colonial Alexandria and the west of Scotland and will appeal to readers of Dinah Jeffries, Victoria Hislop and Rosie Thomas.” Allison and Busby
Previous Novels – The Catalonia Trilogy
Mediterranean Summer, Book 3 in the Catalonia trilogy was released in June 2017. It’s the perfect summer read, and will warm the hearts of those who have so enjoyed reading my novels from this wonderful part of the Mediterranean.
It’s May 1968 and Paris is hot with rebellion, passion and hope, as protestors clash with the riot police. Brilliant art student Laure stands boldly on the barricades, heady with her new-found defiance, and is swept into romance with Lolo, the fascinating student leader. But youthful rebellion comes at a cost.
Two months later, the excitement is over. Laure heads home for the summer to Vermeilla, her picturesque Mediterranean village. She looks forward to the simplicity of village life, and to a summer in the sun with family and friends, but is aware that the new Laure may shock her little Catalan community.
But even Vermeilla isn’t protected from the forces of change. Shadows hang over both Laure and her village haven. Can she battle the menace that has followed her from Paris? And can she trust Robert, the aloof lawyer who may be the only one who can keep her safe?
Praise for Mediterranean Summer:
‘A really beautiful story that transported me away to a place I have never been, but yet I feel will now always be a part of me. Gorgeous.’ Vine Voice reviewer Beanie Luck
Daughter of Catalonia was published in 2013 and was a best seller. Its sequel, Autumn in Catalonia, was published in 2015 to equal acclaim.
Praise for Daughter of Catalonia:
Daily Mail — Mackenzie evocatively captures the beauty of the Banyuls region of France and how its mix of French and Catalan culture forms something unique . . . This is a novel of quiet intensity and deep emotion.
Newbooks Magazine — This . . . is a very satisfying story in many ways – characters you believe in and care about, wonderful descriptions of French Catalonia and a strong plot. It is hard to believe it is a first novel as the writing is so good.