June Gadsby was born with two passions in her head – that of painting and, most importantly, writing.

She describes herself as a multi-genre author and most of her books take her readers from one side of the world to another. Her stories contain all the elements that are necessary to please everyone who reads them – including murder, mystery, romance and humour, the latter coming naturally to her. “If I don’t have a good laugh every day there’s something wrong. I can see the funny side of most things – which is fortunate as I’ve had some scary moments in my life.”

When she’s not writing in her office, she can be found painting in her studio. She lives in Gascony, France with her photographer husband, Brian, and tiny Yorkshire Terrier, Toby.

Please visit June on her Amazon page and her website:




[Photo by Brian Gadsby]

















To Buy any of June's  books, click the book cover for your choice of online bookstore



Struggling to save her marriage, which is becoming more and more abusive, artist Megan Peters does not expect to fall in love with another man. Callum Andrews is a world-famous musician who has been happily married to the same woman for 25 years.  When she is invited to paint the celebrity’s portrait, an affair is far from her mind, but her heart has other ideas. Callum, for his part, remains the perfect gentleman, apparently unaware of the younger woman’s feelings towards him. Keeping emotions at bay eventually becomes a fight for both of them, until a festive kiss and Fate takes over. They can no longer deny their true feelings. But what of Callum’s wife, Hilary, who dotes on her famous husband? This affair of theirs, if they allow it to progress, will hurt her deeply and neither Megan nor Callum want that for the charming woman who has sacrificed so much for her husband’s career. They decide to put an end to their relationship, but Fate intervenes again in a most unexpected way. Then secrets emerge…









Lorna is trying to rebuild her life after the war that robbed her of her husband and her son of a father he never knew.

However, eleven-year-old Simon refuses to accept that Max is dead. Lorna does not believe in miracles, but it is Christmas and all Simon asks is the chance to see the place where his father’s plane crashed.

In the dense Basque forest, a man called Olentzero brings a touch of magic back into their lives…












French Translation for A Touch of Magic


Lorna et son fils Simon, âgé de 11 ans, essaie de reconstruire sa vie après la disparition de son mari, Max, musicien célèbre, pendant la guerre. Simon n'accepte pas sa mort. Son voeu le plus cher est d’aller à l'endroit où l'avion de Max s'est écrasé. Lorna ne croit pas aux miracles, mais c'est Noël...!


Dans la dense forêt basque, un homme appelé Olentzero apporte une touche de magie inattendue dans leurs vies.









Holly is excited and feeling the Christmas spirit as she walks into work, fully expecting to hear that she has been promoted. Everyone says she well deserves to move up the ladder of success.

However, disappointment awaits when she discovers that a stranger has been promoted over her head – and everybody but Holly falls for Joel ‘drop-dead-gorgeous-‘ Richards.

The surprises aren't over for Holly though, as the weeks leading up to Christmas reveal that there are some shocking developments going on behind the scenes in her beloved store.