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Twice a wife, three times a mum, and seven times a grandma, I'm also a multi-published author (under several nom de plume) with a Sunday Times No 4 Bestseller published by Hodder & Stoughton.
 
My latest series of novels - family dramas with a page-turning mystery - are available from Waterstones or any good bookshop, Amazon, Wordery (free P&P), or at discount via PayPal, from my book page www.melmenzies.co.uk/books
 
Click the button on the right to hear me on BBC Radio Devon, talking about the Evie Adams series.  Or see Devon Life magazine where Chosen? is Book of the Month!
 
'What I like about Mel's writing,' says Annette Shaw, 'is that she explores issues and problems we all face.'

'This novel not only entertains, it inspires,' says Pam Rhodes.

Chosen? Book 2 of the Evie Adams series

  • A dashing American tracing his family in Dartmouth & Kingswear
  • A quirky counsellor whose help he seeks in Exeter's Cathedral Green
  • A feisty aunt Phoebe and her frail husband, Phil
  • And a mystery as to whether Matt's adoption really does mean that he's been chosen by his adoptive parents?
  • Or has he been cheated by his biological family?

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