- About the Author
Set against the backdrop of an aging boutique hotel, once a jewel of elegance in the heart of Singapore’s Duxton Hill, a tropical rain storm brings together two unlikely singles, Clara Tan and Nicholas Tate. Their personalities and cultural backgrounds at first seem at complete odds. Unbeknown to them, their futures are very much aligned. Through the twists and turns of a potential relationship, and the trials and tribulations of sorrow, love, friendship, courage and the Duxton Hotel’s fight for survival, Clara discovers that her tendency to fall in love too fast for every single male she encounters, needs some adjustment.
Her life is about to completely turn upside down when she inherits the hotel from its billionaire owner Mr Chan, but through having to lead and re-brand the hotel towards its new beginning, she inadvertently overcomes a sensitive and socially difficult medical condition. In the meantime, her love for Nicholas develops, deepens and blossoms as a result of her new found confidence, on which a new life and hotel empire begins.
Mark Powell was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, in 1963 and now lives in Singapore. He's an award-wining novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Known as an explosive storyteller, Mark delivers brutally realistic fiction with strong, clever and fearless characters. He credits his adventurous and fun childhood for his creative talents. He writes in several genres including thriller, action and adventure, romantic comedy and mystery, for adults and young adults.
His published works include: Quantum Breach (Marshall Cavendish, 2009), Deep Six (Marshall Cavendish, 2010), The Somali Sanction (Amazon, 2012), The Adventures of Danny Dare (Amazon, 2013), 16 Swipes: No Breakfast (Marshall Cavendish, 2019), 16 Swipes, The Other Perspective (Penguin Random House SEA, 2021), Bad Juice (Amazon, 2022) and now his latest novel, Duxton Hill. In the works are: The Silver Spoon Club and Escape.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2022