Beth Heywood

Liz Heywood is delighted to join Northants Authors.  She is traditionally published and writes under the name Beth Heywood.  Liz has also had poetry, horror short stories, and a full length romance published.  For a change of pace, she is now branching out into self publishing with a non-fiction book.

Liz is based in Northamptonshire but lived in the South Pacific for 35 years where she taught creative writing.  Her interests include writing, reading, gardening, and walking.  She also enjoys the slow pace of travelling by cargo ship.


Beth is the author of ‘Cherished’…

Cherished (small)Widow Adelaide Rawtenstall and her infant son are fleeing for their lives from her father-in-law, James Rawtenstall, whose long arm of influence stretches across the rivers and hills of northern England.

Adelaide takes the only course of salvation open to her – she enlists as a mail-order bride, bound for Damnation Island, a remote and lonely outpost in the inhospitable South Atlantic Ocean.

Torn between two lovers, Adelaide must make a devastating choice between a once-in-a-lifetime overwhelming, shattering love, and a man of profound kindness and formidable compassion who has offered sanctuary for her and her unborn child, and whom she has also grown to love.

Where does her loyalty lie? And can she live with the consequences of such a devastating decision?

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