Clare Stevens

Illustrated by Rebekah Parrott

Inspired Quill



ISBN: 9781913117238


Publication date: 8 April 2024

Rights: World English



Sixteen-year-old Chrissie’s first love is a girl.

But it’s the eighties, and she fears rejection from her rural community, so her relationship remains secret. When her friend vanishes, Chrissie bears her heartache alone.

Decades later, her long-lost love resurfaces, but all is not as it seems. It takes a global pandemic and a brush with death to spark the resolution Chrissie craves.

Heartsound is a tale of unspoken truths, broken promises, almost-forgotten dreams, and hope.

Clare Stevens

Clare grew up in the wilds of Somerset where she was fed a daily diet of ghost stories cooked up in her older sister’s imagination. This fostered a love of storytelling long before she could read or write.

Clare’s favourite writing time is first thing in the morning when she’s still half in dreamland. She also writes in cafes and other public spaces, drawing inspiration from the unlimited supply of human interest.

When not writing or working, she can be found walking Max, her inexhaustible springer/pointer cross, or heading off for weekends in Whitby (her spiritual home). She runs a half-marathon once a decade.