The Croquet Ceiling
Frances Mensah Williams
Jacaranda Books Art Music
When the only thing you’ve got in common is love…
Self-appointed fix-it queen Cara Nightingale and corporate lawyer Henry Fitzherbert are madly in love, but couldn’t be more different. Her multi-cultural London family blends English cream with African chilli and Caribbean spice and creates enough dramas for their own reality show – a far cry from Henry’s rural, aristocratic world. So, when Cara’s first love Ryan – whom her family has always adored - reappears intent on picking up where they left off, and reviving painful memories she would rather forget, Cara is caught between the devil she knows and her nagging fears about surviving in a different world.
Can Cara let go of the hidden past that still haunts her and embrace a new reality? As new truths battle with old convictions, Cara is forced to confront her past and her own prejudices and to test everything she has ever believed about who she is and what she wants.
Frances Mensah Williams was born in Ghana, moving to the UK at the age of six,. A graduate of University of Reading, her career in Human Resources Management, Training and Consultancy, spans the UK and Africa. She is the recipient of several awards, and in 2011 was nominated as one of the Top 20 Inspirational Females from the Africa Diaspora in Europe. She is the author of non-fiction titles Everyday Heroes and I Want to Work in Africa, and the novels From Pasta to Pigfoot (2015), and From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings (2016).