Breaking the waters

Breaking the Waters

Midwife Sarah wants to keep everyone safe.  But birth, like the ocean, is unpredictable.

Sarah used to think midwifery was her dream career.  The perfect job for a woman who wants to be perfect.  But a culture of fear and the bullying Sister Brenda have crushed her idealism.  Now she trusts no one, least of all herself.  When a new mother haemorrhages catastrophically Sarah gets the blame.

 Forced to leave her job and move to a sleepy seaside backwater, Sarah encounters an eccentric assortment of outdoor swimmers. Together they rekindle Sarah’s taste for life, introducing her to the freedom of the open water.  

But friendship means taking risks.  And when her pregnant swimming teacher is in danger, Sarah is faced with the biggest risk of her life.  

In the end you have to trust something bigger than rules.  Something unpredictable.  Something deep inside.

Read an extract from Breaking the Waters

Breaking the Waters is my new novel, coming soon.

On the verge of burnout, a lonely and bullied midwife is unexpectedly plunged into new and liberating adventures with a group of  wild swimmers.  But when her pregnant swimming teacher is in danger, Sarah must learn to trust herself and take big risks before her fears destroy everything she cares about most.

Cover Design by Helena Napier Coming Soon!

I am so excited to have artist, illustrator and open water swimmer Helena Napier preparing the cover design for Breaking the Waters.