My books

My fictional trilogy was originally entitled "Mine, Yours, Ours"

 The story - presented in blog/diary form - is written from the perspective of Tasha Arden, a 31-year-old single woman living in Cheshire. 

Six months ago, Tasha lived with her Mum and thought she was in love with boyfriend Gavin. After her Mum died, Tasha moved into a rented flat and started a new job. Now, struggling to move on after her acrimonious break-up with Gavin, Tasha starts the new year with a new blog and plenty of plans. She has good friends, a great social life, and lots to look forward to.

Working for a children’s charity which provides short-term accommodation for teenagers with family difficulties, Tasha loves her job. She also loves music, food, sex, and clothes (not necessarily in that order), and she’s got a huge crush on her boss. Unable to do anything about it or to tell anyone, because her boss is happily married, Tasha pours her thoughts and feelings into her blog.  Tragedy heralds a series of new beginnings ... and some unexpected endings.

The trilogy can be summarised briefly as follows:

  • Book One: "New Beginnings"

        Tasha has a crush on her boss. Tragedy brings them together.

  • Book Two: "Moving On"

        Health scares, misunderstandings and uncertainty get in the way of 'happy ever after'.

  • Book Three: "Starting Over"

        They're on course for their happy ending after all ...


Tasha's blog has been partially uploaded to LiveJournal, to give the reader an authentic blog-reading experience. Only two entries are public at the moment; the rest are available on request.

Don't be misled by the opening chapter - this is not a romantic comedy.

An extract from "New Beginnings" was first on view at Authonomy, which I joined in March 2010. By 1 November 2011, 319 members had backed my book and more than 180 had commented favourably, although changes to the website have re-set the statistics since then.

I also have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a blog, all of which provide commentaries on my attempts to publicise my book.

I have self-published "New Beginnings" via Lulu, and it was also launched on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats via independent publishers Night Publishing in the summer of 2011.

"New Beginnings: Moving On" was launched on Lulu in December 2011.

"New Beginnings: Starting Over" was published in April 2013.

Extracts from "New Beginnings" can be read on Amazon and Lulu; see the "Learn more" section for links.


New Beginnings by Johanna Nield



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