The Cult of Following, Book One

      Barbara Jaques
The Cult of Following, Book One

Misanthrope, Percy Field, is completely at ease amongst his reserved middle England community. However, if he is to rescue his floundering marriage he must follow his wife and her job to Singapore. Percy’s new home is exactly as he imagined it to be: too hot, too humid, an annoying place where even his habitual comfort of picking fault doesn’t provide consolation, until friendship comes his way.In Book One of The Cult of Following trilogy, Englishman, Percy Field, takes his first uncertain steps towards a future no one could have foretold…Misanthrope, Percy Field, is completely at ease amongst his reserved middle England community. However, if he is to rescue his floundering marriage he must follow his wife and her job to Singapore. Percy’s new home is exactly as he imagined it to be: too hot, too humid, too different, an annoying place where even his habitual comfort of picking fault doesn’t provide enough consolation. Percy tries to improve his lot by making friends; a feat he has never before attempted, viewing it as unnecessary, undesirable and definitely not English! With the help of Singaporean, Joyann Tan, Percy begins to navigate the treacherous waters of social interaction only to find that unknown dangers lurk beneath the depths.
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    The Cult of Following, Book Two

      Barbara Jaques
The Cult of Following, Book Two

After stepping far beyond the warm-beer and soggy-chip comforts of England, Percy Field has finally accepted his lot. While the move to Singapore was everything Percy expected, in this new place was both inexplicable and unexpected.But life for the disagreeable expat is not destined to be easy.After stepping far beyond the warm-beer and soggy-chip comforts of England, Percy Field has finally accepted his lot. While the move to Singapore was everything Percy expected, finding joy in this new place was both inexplicable and unexpected.But life for the disagreeable expat is not destined to be easy. When providence plays an unlikely hand in the form of a manipulative elderly resident, Percy finds himself sliding towards trouble. Like it or not, there are people who think a great deal of him, but how far can friendship be pushed?
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    Love of Grace and Angels

      Barbara Jaques
Love of Grace and Angels

Set in Bath, England, Love of Grace and Angels is the tale of a delusional stalker who believes he has fallen in love, and those lives touching his.For thirty-two year old stalker, Ricardo Mancini, obsession has become an addictive force, so when he crosses paths with an unhappy but beautiful woman, she instantly fills him with desire. While he relishes her attractive good looks, it is the inner beauty he sees that hooks him. But is it possible for a stalker to truly fall in love, when facts must always be forced to fit the fantasy? When infatuation drives every emotion? Another encounter will also affect Ric, as the entire Saturday morning sees a collision of lives that will begin to test resolve.
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    The Front Door

      Barbara Jaques
The Front Door

An unexpected tale of opportunity in the rental market. Inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Roald Dahl.Snake Eyes and Boxcars: The rolls of dice in any Atlantic City or Las Vegas casino meaning the numbers two and twelve. In this unique collection of fourteen short story/novellas, the first story “The Second Civil War” and the last story “The Music Portal” are written in the first person where the narrator tells the tale using the pronouns I, me, my, and mine, which is in stark contrast to the other twelve sci-fi/paranormal tales sandwiched in between, the dozen other stories being written in the more common third person expository style of presentation.
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    The Last Tiger

      Barbara Jaques
The Last Tiger

Environmentalist Felix and his young granddaughter Bee witness the kidnapping of 10 year-old Tuan, sole survivor of an indigenous tribe wiped out by disease. The Last Tiger follows Tuan and Bee as they grow up together in England under the harsh spotlight of celebrity. A compelling story of love and friendship in all its guises, of difference and acceptance, of betrayal and forgiveness.Environmentalist Felix persuades his young granddaughter Bee to accompany him on holiday to Malaysia, where they journey to Pulau Tua, a vast and sacred island some distance off the Malaysian coast. There they witness the kidnapping of 10 year-old Tuan, sole survivor of an indigenous tribe wiped out by disease. With a unique genetic profile and astonishing appearance, Tuan is a ticket to definitive recognition for his abductor.The Last Tiger follows Tuan and Bee as they grow up together in England under the harsh spotlight of celebrity. But while the world watches Tuan achieve acclaim and success, privately he is beginning to falter, eventually crumpling beneath a betrayal unimaginably cruel. Meanwhile, best friend Bee has her own terrible secret. Life for them both is steadily spiralling out of control.This is a compelling story of love and friendship in all its guises, of difference and acceptance, of betrayal and forgiveness. But how will it end? For love of every kind is rarely destined to be straightforward.
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    Baggy

      Barbara Jaques
Baggy

An unexpected turn of events for a young mischief maker, forces him to take a different view of his best friendWith a nod to Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, Baggy is the story of a boy's playful pranks and the price he must pay for his fun.
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