Cornish Reading Challenge: Win a copy of Cry of the Gulls by Kate Ryder

Cornish author Kate Ryder is offering a copy of Cry of the Gulls to one lucky winner!

To the outside world Oliver Foxley leads a charmed life. Married to the attractive and independent Deanna, he is a successful, award-winning actor with the world at his feet. However, Oliver’s life is one huge jigsaw puzzle with the pieces never quite falling into place. Battling depression, he visits a retreat where he meets Sylvie, a single thirty-something who, unbeknown to him, nurtures an unhealthy obsession with the actor.

Cara Penhaligon is a talented, yet, undiscovered artist living simply and quietly in a ramshackle, cliff-top bungalow on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Free-spirited by nature, she is slowly coming to terms with the untimely death of her husband, which has left her raising their two young children on her own.

When Oliver rejects a role in the next sure-fire box office hit in favour of a play touring Cornwall for the summer, he puts into action a series of events that could not have been foreseen. And when destiny brings Oliver and Cara together he is powerless against an all-consuming passion that forces him to question the very fabric of his life…


Cry of the Gulls has a number of 5* reviews, and the Being Anne blog called it “heartbreaking love story and an edge-of-your-seat thriller that had me gripped from the moment the focus for action hit Cornwall”.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply email your name and address to, with Kate Ryder Giveaway as the subject. Competition closes on 27/05/17!

About The Author

Kate Ryder has worked in a number of industries including publishing, mainly as a proof-reader/copy editor and writer for a national newspaper, magazines and publishing houses.

A member of the New Writers Scheme with the Romantic Novelists Association, in 2013 she published her debut novel, ‘The Forgotten Promise’, a timeslip romance and mysterious ghost story, which was shortlisted for Choc Lit’s 2016 “Search for a Star” and also honoured with a Chill with a Book “Book of the Month” Award.

Her second novel, ‘Cry of the Gulls,’ is a contemporary bittersweet, love story set against the ruggedly beautiful backdrop of Cornwall. Due to popular demand, a sequel is in the offing!

Kate lives in a renovated 200-year-old sawmill in the beautiful Tamar Valley with her husband and a collection of animals.

She also runs – a complementary health business for horses, dogs, humans, and other animals.

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