writing about romance and the things that make life worth living
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Welcome to my website

Let me introduce myself…


I’m a newbie writer, and I understand you’d rather not shell out your hard-earned cash unless you like what you’re buying. So, to enable you to see if you enjoy my writing, why not try a free copy of A Bouquet of White Roses, the prequel novella to my first book The Garden Plot? (Scroll down - it's there!)

And if you've read The Garden Plot, you might like to see what happened when Lisbeth disappeared to France for a holiday and returned a changed girl... In which case, download a copy of French Kissing for Beginners.

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New for 2021!

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Love. Never out of style.

English teenager Lisbeth McAllen is determined to take on a little French polish – learn the language, get to grips with local customs and finally, nail that certain something that it seems all French girls have.

But the usually sensible Lisbeth has a hard time concentrating on conjugating French verbs when bad boy Henri is around.


When Henri is accused of stealing by guests in the hotel, she doesn’t believe it. Forbidden by her parents to get involved, and against all odds, Lisbeth sets out to prove his innocence.


Has she been blinded by her first real crush? Or is bad boy Henri honourable after all?

A free, English Garden Romance novella, okay to read as a stand-alone, but which fits into the timeline of The Garden Plot.


Click below to download.

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Her dream job. Her too dreamy colleague…


Magda Keane has been waiting for this job her whole life – creating her design for the exotic gardens in the huge Arcadia glasshouse. This assignment could grow her developing reputation – even get her a partnership.

There are just two problems…


The first is enigmatic Vincenzo Mazzi, the Italian engineer in charge of the solar panels powering the glasshouse. She’s never forgotten how she threw herself at him, nor the humiliation of his polite rejection. The second is the unexplained failure of Vincenzo's system, which could blight her prospects quicker than an early frost.


For Vincenzo, Magda on site, in the flesh, is enough to give him sleepless nights. He’s been so intent on building his business, he’s kept his passion under lock and key.


Even worse, strange problems with his tried and tested system are giving him an almighty headache.  Working with Magda threatens both his hard-earned reputation and his self-imposed restraint.


Will this shared pressure drive them further apart? Or draw them together to finally face the attraction that never went away?

Introducing the Duality series, novels where there are two stories, somehow connected.


Winner of a 2021 Premier Reader's Award from Chillwithabook!

The Visitor

Two outsiders connected by love. Four hundred years apart.


2019. Trainee teacher Stacie Hayward is spending the summer with her brilliant, academic family. And with her ghosts. It’s a strange gift that she’s had since childhood – and learned to keep quiet about.

When Stacie’s parents invite American professor Nate to stay, Stacie’s ghosts suddenly vanish. Then Stacie is visited by the ghost of a young woman who calls her cousin and who offers to protect her. But protect her from what?

1619. Sarah Bartlett, a young healer, is suspected of witchcraft. The only person to defend her is John Dillington, the new parson. But is he in love – or bewitched? And can he save her from the flames?


Alone and bewildered, Stacie uncovers more of her past and realises that choices made long ago are rippling through time to threaten her. History may be repeating itself – but this time, it’s Stacie who’s in danger.

The Visitor is the first in a new series of Duality Novels that always feature two storylines, somehow connected.


If you like contemporary romance interwoven with historical suspense and adventure, explore Sara Sartagne’s new novel today.

UK Review: Loved it, loved it, loved it! This book had it all for me. Mystery, historical storyline as well as the love element. Very well written and caught my attention almost from the start.

US Review: Great Dual Nature Book - I was hooked almost from the beginning. I knew the lives of the two women would intersect at some point, I just did not know how. And, what I thought might happen - did not.

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A Bouquet of White Roses

Florist Dawn Andrews’ business is  to create beautiful bouquets, not to break up relationships. But when she’s asked to arrange the flowers for the wedding of an old school  friend, it’s hard to ignore her budding feelings.
Dawn is the loveliest woman that landscape gardener Sam Winterson has ever seen. But as an engaged man, he dismisses the growing chemistry  between them.
Until, that is, Sam has to rescue Dawn from an assault outside a  nightclub. While he’s only doing what any honourable man would, Sam finds himself caring rather too much about the florist with the  heart-shaped face and sherry-brown eyes.
With the wedding only five months away, can they dismiss their mutual attraction and carry on as ‘just friends’?