Romance, mystery and magic, with a touch of spine-tingling suspense …

‘A beautifully written tale of lost love and second chances, laced through with a touch of Irish magic. This is romantasy as its best, and I loved it!’

Jessie Cahalin,
Books in my Handbag, book blogger, writer

About Adrienne Vaughan

Adrienne Vaughan has been a writer since the age of seven, from the moment she first sat at the kitchen table, thumping out stories about ponies, witches, and unicorns on her turquoise Petite typewriter.

Today she writes award-winning, page-turning romantic suspense.

Adrienne’s first three books, The Hollow Heart, A Change of Heart and Secrets of the Heart – feature a feisty investigative journalist, a wilful West Highland terrier and a supporting cast of highly entertaining and eccentric characters; all set on a remote isle off the West Coast of Ireland.

Her latest novels, Summer of Secrets and Secrets of the Shell Sisters − are both spell-binding family sagas with a touch of Celtic magic and are based on Ireland’s Ancient East Coast.

Her collection of short stories and poetry, Fur Coat & No Knickers, was shortlisted for the Irish Carousel Prize for Anthology. Her short story Dodo’s Portrait was shortlisted for the Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award at the Wexford Literary Festival in 2018, and her short story Matilda’s Wings was runner up in the Society of Women Writers & Journalists Short Story Competition 2023.

All her books are enchanting, heart-warming, and uplifting tales of mystery and romance, laced with twists and turns, and many laugh out loud moments.

Brought up in Dublin, Adrienne now lives in the English countryside with her husband, two cocker spaniels and a rescue cat called Agatha Christie – ‘So-named because we never know who she’s going to kill next!’

Two of her favourite places in the world are the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland and the coast of South Devon, both great influences on her writing.

A former journalist, Adrienne runs her own PR practice, whilst writing novels, poems and short stories in her spare time.

And although being a novelist has always been her destiny, she still harbours a burning ambition to one day be a Bond girl!

Award-Winning Romantic Suspense

Praise for Adrienne’s work...

    ‘I think anyone who enjoys Maeve Binchy’s books will enjoy this one as well’

    Magical tale of secrets, second chances and sisterhood

    A beautifully written tale of relationships, lost love and second chances, laced through with a touch of Irish magic – so deftly delivered it feels as natural as the sea itself.
    This is romantasy at its best and I loved it.


    I enjoyed this novel as I have al of this author’s other work. It had everything I love in a romance: family, intrigue and a happy ending but with the prpomise of more to come in the sequel. I have just downloaded it and am looking forward to getting stuck in with it this weekend.

    A story to capture your heart

    This is a thrilling tale of crime and violence against a backdrop of true romance, deep friendship and gentle humour.

    A gem of a collection. Read it!

    An absolute feast of enjoyment that I will read again and again!

    A Wonderful Collection of Moving Stories to be Read and Reread

    a compelling collection of short stories with unforgettable characters and moving stories, to be read while commuting. or any time you’re enjoying a short break to read something short and thought-provoking.

     Another 5-star enthralling romantic adventure

    the last of the Heartfelt Trilogy, is another enthralling romantic adventure, once started, difficult to put down.

    I think all Adrienne Vaughan’s books are just fabulous

    A fabulous debut novel

    I really loved this novel. The story of Marianne Coltrane, a campaigning journalist, is gripping from the start. The author really puts her heroine through the mill and the story is action-packed, full of twists and turns, tugging at the emotions from the beginning to the end.

    Pacy, suspenseful page-turner

    I read this book in a matter of days. It’s fresh, pacy and allows the reader to escape between the (seemingly) glamorous world of film & TV, and the rugged coastline of Ireland.

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