Four Minutes to Save a Life

Supermarket delivery driver Charlie enjoys his new job, because he doesn't have to spend too long with people, who, he's found, are nothing but trouble. But when he's assigned Hope Street, he realises there are a lot of lonely people out there - and for some, he's their only interaction.

The supermarket boss tells Charlie he's a driver, not a social worker - but Charlie can't abandon the Hope Street residents and he sets about trying to draw them out of their shells and back into the world. But will his helping hand make everything worse?

Four Minutes

A true to life romance

Bonnie and Stan have finally retired and are looking forward to the best years of their life, but when Stan’s ‘routine tests’ show a terrible shadow on his liver it sends all their plans into darkness. Stan cannot bear the thought of leaving Bonnie. All his life he’s devoted himself to looking after her and now, when it really counts, he will have to leave her alone. Or will he?

Without telling his wife, Stan sets out to find someone to take his place when he’s gone but if he was useless at dating as a young man he’s even worse at it now…

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Bonnie and Stan

The Author

I wanted to be an author from the moment I could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels behind the sofa by the age of nine. Sadly the need to get an education and earn some money intervened for a few years but finally in 2015 I published my first novel - a historical one under the pseudonym Joanna Courtney. I will continue to publish under that name but am delighted, as Anna Stuart, to now also be able to write contemporary fiction.