Where Lies My Heart by KJ Rollinson

K J Rollinson was born in Salford, Lancashire, moved to Wales aged 12 and also lived in Berkshire.The author carved out a career and worked for many years for the National Health Service, taking various positions with health authorities within England and Wales, but now lives in Spain.

She has now written her seventh book, winner of the Ian Govan Award, 2015, ‘Where Lies My Heart’, published on Amazon.The author researched the customs, history, food, places, etc in the countries she mentions in her book, including female circumcision; the medical facts in the book are also factual.

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The Synopsis


Against an exotic background of war-torn East Africa ‘Where Lies My Heart’ charters the life of Ian Cornwell, from a boy to a man.

Even as a young boy, Ian is drawn to help his fellow man.His strength of character, however, has one flaw – his weakness? Women. A handsome man, he attracts women like flies to a honeypot.

Following two disastrous romances, he goes to Eritrea, East Africa. Here he meets a woman he truly loves, only to lose her. His one regret all his life that he never told her he loved her.

Together with an Eritrean family, he flees from the despotic Eritrean government only to find their situation worsens.

The rich tapestry cleverly weaves fact and fiction in a fast-moving plot. Traversing a vast panorama from Birmingham, UK, to East Africa, through the countries of Eritrea, Sudan, crossing the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia,and Egypt. The story encompasses the traditions and beliefs of different cultures, including female circumcision, still practised in many parts of Africa.

Filled with exciting action, Where Lies My Heart will thrill readers and make their imaginations and hearts soar.

“A worthy winner of the Ian Govan Award, ‘Where Lies My Heart’ takes the reader through the whole gamut of emotions while begging him or her to question the fabric of societies and lives the author explores.” Michael Barton, WordPlay Writers’ Forum.

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My author’s pages

Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B009ATNOQO

Amazon.com https://t.co/JB5M7Lgggp

Amazon link to ‘Where Lies My Heart’ https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Where+Lies+My+Heart


About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

8 comments on “Where Lies My Heart by KJ Rollinson

  1. I love when an author puts their heart and soul into proper research… it makes their novel stand out a mile!

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  2. To jjspina. I sent an email to Kevin saying it was KJ NOT JK. He sent mean email back apologising for the typo.

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  3. Best wishes for much success with your book, JK. Is it JK or KJ? The book cover says KJ. 😄

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  4. Sounds really fascinating Kev.

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