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Welcome! I’m delighted to see you on my Write Home website. I wonder if you found me while searching for your own home? There are many of us out there, you know – a little ‘geographically lost’, if you will.

As a British expat living in the United States, I often find my body in one location and my heart in another. I know I’m not alone in that. So, how did we come to repot ourselves in foreign soil? Is this new place home? Does the old home still exist? And is it possible to feel foreign at home or at home in a strange land? So many questions.

I write stories about home: what makes us leave, what makes us return. And I bet you have an interesting story of your own about that. I hope you’ll share it. Join me as I Write Home.

Oh, the kettle just boiled. Be back in a moment. Do you take milk and sugar?

Presenting Tracey Gemmell’s debut novel, ‘Dunster’s Calling’, available in paperback and e-reader formats.  Scroll down for links to purchase.

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When you’d grown up on Exmoor, it was hard to accept second best. That tiny corner of England was a combination of scenic glory, equestrian excellence, and clotted cream nirvana, making the rest of the world pale in Samantha’s eyes. So how had she been matrimonially swept away to Blizzard Country, USA? How had she become an empty nester four thousand miles and two decades away from her childhood grand schemes? And away from Dunster, her handsome and loyal, though ever hungry, Exmoor pony?

She had once felt accustomed to her foreign life, but Sam’s comfort in her Lawful Permanent Resident status disintegrates when her politically ambitious husband asks her to get US citizenship. The request catapults Sam through time and space, landing her in national identity-crisis territory. With the clock ticking, she must determine where home really lies.

The quest takes her from disastrous gymkhanas to ancient castles, French demon goats to intuitive dogs, and from thatched-cottage villages to a New York cruise that ferries her away from her stable-with-attached-cream-tea-shop destiny. She discovers that, contrary to popular belief, not everyone is trying to get into America. Some may be trying to get out.

But must she choose between her homeland and her husband?

 

For more information, photos, and excerpts from the book, visit the ‘Dunster’s Calling’ page on this website.

THANK YOU SHELF MEDIA! ‘Dunster’s Calling’ is a runner up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition!

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Check out the links below for your favorite purchasing sites.

mmt logo*A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this book to be donated to the Moorland Mousie Trust, working to promote and protect the Exmoor Pony*

Reviews for Dunster’s Calling:

As someone not living where I was born, I very much related to the emotional dilemmas in the book. I am neither a horse person, nor a lover of cream teas, but I still really enjoyed this book, especially that quintessentially English wit, which had me smiling, chuckling and laughing out loud at times. It is fast paced, involving and understated. The shifting between now and her childhood worked well. Recommended, and looking forward to the next offering from this author.
5-star review Amazon.co.uk

For more reviews, visit the media page on this site.

Want your own copy? Click on the links below to go to your favourite retail site. Easy!

Don’t see your favourite? Dunster’s Calling is available worldwide from many outlets, including Kobo and Apple.

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