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Laura Bailey

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I'm a fairly ordinary girl in her mid-twenties. I love life, friends and family just as much as food, wine, shopping, dancing and eating Ben and Jerry's! I'm a lawyer by day and write as often as I can.

Beneath the Blossom Tree is my first novel and has undergone much more of an editing process than my second novel, Vengeful Love, which is essentially in first draft. I hope you enjoy my books and are able to engage with my characters.

I spend a lot of time reviewing other books and offer praise and/or constructive criticism where I think it appropriate to do so. I do my best to review the books of those who have taken time to help me.

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favourite books

The classics, Nicholas Sparks, "The Note Book", Jodi Picoult, "Songs of the Humpback Whale" and "Second Glance", Dorothy Koomson, "The Chocolate Run", Sebastian Faulks, "The Birdsong" and "Charlotte Gray", Stephanie Meyer's entire Twilight Saga, anything Stephen Ludlam or John Grisham.

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Vengeful Love

Laura Bailey

How far will one man go to take revenge? How much is a woman willing to forsake for love?

Scarlett Heath is focused, driven and structured in her life as a corporate lawyer. Behind closed doors she will give everything in her power to make her father comfortable as he struggles through Alzheimers. She has little time for a rich, good looking and successful man in her life but when it comes to forfeiting a career fastrack, she will work with such a man if she has to.

As Scarlett becomes immersed in a takeover which could catapult her career she is desperate to maintain a client advisor relationship with Gregory Ryans but she soon finds out why no woman can resist the CEO. Too late, Scarlett realises there is more to the takeover than meets the eye. The man she has fallen for is out for revenge and the man she most desperately wants to protect is now in danger.

How far will Gregory Ryans go to seal the deal?



Laura Bailey

EVA BARDSLEY is a harrowing tale of one woman’s crusade to liberate women constrained by the politics of 1900 Britain.

Six year old Eva witnesses the traumatic death of her mother during child birth. For a fleeting moment she is exposed to a weakness in her father, having lost his wife, but this soon departs as the stoic she has always know returns. With no wife, aging and a political career to maintain, her father sends Eva to live with her aunt Elizabeth, keeping her elder brother, who is ten years her senior, in the family home.

Living with her aunt and three cousins Eva grows to despise everything expected of women the etiquette, marriage and children, believing those things led to both the death of her mother and her father feeling unable to care for her. Eva's reluctance to comply with expectations generates a desire within her to achieve success in a man’s world.

Busy fighting the trials and tribulations of life as a woman in the early twentieth century Eva fails to see how enriched her life could be by love and marriage until Harry, her childhood friend, makes her see the benefits of true love and exactly what she was trying to avoid.

Cover image from fashionableshenanigans.blogspot.com



Laura Bailey

"...in that moment I realised that being with the man I love for any length of time was worth the risk of losing again..."

Beneath the Blossom Tree is the harrowing tale of Laylla Jonson as she struggles to overcome the death of both her parents. Alone in the world, having lost touch with her friends and abandoned by her self-indulged relatives, Laylla feels she has little to live for but the memories of her parents will not let her give in.

With nowhere else to turn, Laylla enrolls in university, intending to pursue a life of solitude and self-exclusion. But this is something her new friends simply will not let her do! Forced into socialising, Laylla realises every life has a story and she is not as alone as she once thought.

As she begins to recover pieces of her old self, Laylla meets the enigmatic, unfathomable and very desirable Jacob Bennett. Laylla and Jacob fight their feelings, each wrestling their inner demons. When Jacob realises Laylla means more to him than he has ever felt before, he will do anything in his power to break down her walls but this is one battle he may be destined to lose.

Based on true life events.


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My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former c....

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Hi Laura, Lovely surprise to find myself on your shelf this morning! ....

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Hi Laura Thank you so much for backing The Contest, I really appre....

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I wrote 79 days ago

RCG Review for Politically Incorrect Hi Sarah, I have been intending to review your book for a while and I'm so pleased that I finally got around to it. I thoroughly enjoyed what I read. Pitches - Your pitches are almost a storyboard of the thoughts happening in Emily's mind during the boo... view book

I wrote 202 days ago

Hi Susan, I love your story. You execute your ideas well and manage to maintain intrigue and interest throughout. As mentioned, another edit would be useful but I think there's always room to edit until it is professionally done. The main thing is you have a great premise and clear structure so h... view book

I wrote 210 days ago

This is extremely polished and intelligent. I am thoroughly enjoying reading your upload and thought I'd pause to drop you my thoughts. Your pitch is great, intelligent, just enough to set the plot and leave intrigue. I think it also sets the tone for the audience perfectly. I personally always ... view book

I wrote 216 days ago

RCG Review Pitch - I think your pitches are good. The long pitch feels a little wordy but they do the job, they outline the story and provide intrigue to hook the reader. Plot - I like the plot. It is different and, for me, took me completely out of my comfort zone, whilst remaining within t... view book

I wrote 216 days ago

The Last Deity Review Sorry for the delay in returning the read. I have read much of your upload and must say I think you have a great piece of work here. The opening, wow, that is really hard hitting. I then like the contrast in the 2nd chapter, brining Taylor from the adult state of having t... view book

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