Monday, 2 May 2016

OUT NOW: Lady Ann's Folly!!!!!

It's taken MUCH longer than anticipated to get it out, but Lady Ann's Folly is now available!

This is a greatly expanded version of the book than what appeared here on this site. I've added in loads of new scenes to explore the changes that take place and given a lot more time to characters who were previously marginalised. I've also restructured the story somewhat to make it more self-contained and build it to a proper climax that both gives it its own identity and sets it as the next thrilling instalment in the ongoing adventures of the Neville family.

Hopefully that means it will be a good read, even if you followed its release as I worked on the original draft.

What Does it Say on the Back of the Book?


It is 1908 and the height of the Edwardian era and in the second part of the Griply Valley Saga, events are rapidly falling further and further out of control at Griply Hall!

The former Lady Ann risked everything to trade lives with her lowly stable-hand Burt Harper, but the new Ann seems to have inherited the same rather reckless streak and she has set her sights on Mavis, Burt’s bawdy barmaid girlfriend. It is her plan to swap lives with the strumpet, but only long enough to partake of a night of unbridled passion with the passionate and physically potent Burt.

But after Ann sets her scheme in motion she quickly finds that controlling her exchange is not going to be easy, especially after the mystical pendant that caused the exchange falls into the hands of her darkly mischievous younger sister, Hattie, and the former Mavis gets it in her head to keep her alluring new life.

Hattie has some scores to settle and sets out to use the pendant for revenge, but with swap after swap occurring, it quickly becomes clear that anything could happen and no conclusion can be guaranteed.

Ann and Burt once again find themselves in the middle of a maelstrom of change and humiliation, but this time the stakes are even higher as the entire Neville family get involved.

One thing is certain. This is all far from over and can only hope to get even more complicated!


How Much Does it Cost? 

The book is available for the reasonable sum of $3.50 or about £2.50 in e-format.

The paperback version will be out in a few days.

Where Can You Get It? 

Lady Ann's Folly is available at the following places.

For the Kindle & Paperback Versions: 

For pretty much any kind of electronic format: 


It should also be available on iBooks and Barnes & Noble pretty soon, if not immediately. 


  1. Bought, downloaded from Smashwords, now to read it in one continuous piece without Emma's annoying cliff hangers :) She has our dreadful Bank Holiday weather to thank for my prompt purchase.

    Now all we have to wait for is Cleaner part 2.


    1. I hope you enjoy it! Drop me an email with any feedback. I'd love to hear specifics as you go.

  2. Is the cover "Ann" or Hattie?

    1. That's Ann. It's actually the same person from the Lady Ann's Holiday cover.

  3. i have look for your books at barnes and noble and they don't have them at the store I wentto

    1. They should do eventually. Smashwords distributes them so it should filter through eventually.

      In the meantime it's still available at those other places.

  4. Just bought both the e book and the paperback to add to my growing library of Emma Finn books I will let you know what I think as I get through it.


  5. Great story, I bought it & sent in a view.

    1. Awww, thanks Eric!

      We must never forget that this is just a continuation of the classic story you wrote all those years ago! When did you first release it?

      And did you notice I named one of the supporting characters after you? That's fame for you, right there. He'll be making more of an appearance in the next book to come.

  6. December 2001. Amazing from my little trifle of a tale you've crafted this epic.
    I ant to thank you for all your wonderful stories that have come since! thank you for the cameo, at least in name.
    Continue to get better. pls!

    1. Wow. That's ages ago. I wonder how things would have been different if you hadn't written it because Lady Ann's Holiday was the basis of starting this site. Maybe I'd have released something else but Lady Ann is so intrinsically linked to the identity of this site it's hard to imagine.

      Thank you so much for inspiring me!

      (AKA letting me steal your idea!)