D. Wells is an author of
uplifting, multi-generational fiction,
which touch on themes of loss,
but with a sense of overcoming and hope.
Character driven and richly descriptive,
D. Wells books
(and short stories written under the pen name D. van de Merwe)
follow story arcs presented in both modern day and past eras;
sometimes weaved through the same book.
She can be found via the social media buttons on the top left,
and in real life she resides in the East of England with her family.
Where Our Paths Meet:
Evelyn Storford has returned home.
Buying a failing independent bookshop, and nursing a broken heart, she relishes the challenge to make her business successful in the sleepy Suffolk town of Taverton. With her bookshop colleagues and widower father a growing presence in her life, she grapples against the memories of her marriage and the lingering feelings towards estranged husband Ishmael.
A story about family and friendship, grief and love, Where Our Paths Meet introduces a collection of characters, all interlinked and facing various crossroads in their lives.
Praise for Where Our Paths Meet:
"This was a gorgeous heartfelt book." Sue Baker
"A lovely read and one that touched my heart." Judith Srivalsan
"A compelling read." Mrs M
The Things We Regret:
Do we ever really know what makes someone the way they are? After suppressing childhood memories of her grandmother Edie, Jules prides herself on her resolve and independence. But when her personal life turns sour she is left with unanswered questions, a broken family unit, and a vacant house in a small seaside community in Cornwall.
In post-war Britain, a young Edie must learn to adapt to the changes of a desolated country. Stepping up to the responsibilities of the family business, amid a blossoming courtship with local fisherman Henry, she soon discovers that life can still be harsh and struggles to cope with the tragedy that befalls them.
As Jules rediscovers her identity in Port Athel, she and mother Samantha are left wondering what made Edie the way she was.
Praise for The Things We Regret:
"Beautifully described and honestly raw." Kindle Customer
"A thoroughly absorbing story of family relationships." A.K. Hole
"This story of trauma weaving itself throughout a family for generations was fabulous. I loved the author’s vivid descriptions..." Lucy Mitchell
6 Caledon Street:
In an attempt to escape her painful past Sarah Miller moves into a beautifully restored Edwardian property in Caledon Street. Soon her life intermingles with not only her concert pianist, and her landlord, but also upon the discovery of some dusty journals written by an original occupant of the house. Recognising parallels in her life and the young girl's among the crisp pages of the journal, Sarah is faced with the choice to overcome her past, or allow it to hinder her future.
Praise for 6 Caledon Street:
"Poignant tale of love, hope and friendship." Andy S
"A wonderful, heart-warming book." S. Warvill
"Before you know it, your day is gone and you have devoured the whole book." The Glass House Girls
A collection of short stories about relationship dynamics between siblings, parents, children and partners. The theme of red runs through each story, as love, bonds and break ups are explored.
Meet Arthur Turrell, a tailor in a dying market, obsessed with the Girl in Red who passes his shop every morning. Will he ever meet her? The 'Weeping Rain' examines the ending of a relationship, amid the backdrop of an intense rain storm. 'Georgia' touches on the bond between a father and his young daughter.
These stories and more can be found in 'Red.'
Praise for Red:
"The author has an art of capturing a simple moment and drawing the reader into it." Amazon customer
"A wonderful read." Sue Tong
"A moving collection of stories with easy to relate to characters." Janet Steel
12 Days of Christmas:
12 Days of Christmas is a romantic and festive short story, capturing the blossoming relationship between Emma and attractive neighbour Jed. After a disagreeable first meeting, over the trifling matter of a Christmas tree, Emma ushers in the festive season realising that she quite likes the handsome guy next door.
A workaholic, she comes to terms with having let life pass her by, while Jed offers the chance of some much needed normality and romance. Dealing with an over excited housemate, Emma's own confusing feelings and a smattering of snow, her 12 Days of Christmas are anything but dull.
The first of two short stories, both available separately on Kindle, or together in paperback.
Praise for 12 Days of Christmas:
"A perfect Christmas short story." Kayleigh Whittle
"Perfect for curling up and reading on a wintery evening." A.K. Hole
"A wonderfully sweet romance." E.S Jackson
The Heart of Christmas:
The sequel to 12 Days of Christmas, set three years later, as Emma's family come together to celebrate Christmas day in style. However with Maddie, Emma's sister, going through a painful marital separation and Jed facing the first festivities since the loss of his mum, they all need to pull together in support.
A story about reconciliation and hope, The Heart of Christmas is full of warmth and Christmas spirit.
The second of two short stories, both available separately on Kindle, or together in paperback.
Praise for The Heart of Christmas:
"A great follow up... It was lovely to catch up with the characters."
"The characters were so beautifully and sensitively described." A.K. Hole
"Gorgeous sequel." Kayleigh Whittle