Wear Bright Colours for Me


Well worth 5 stars!!!

I loved the story of Amy and Luke that spanned many lifetimes. The author brought the characters to life as their escapades ran throughout the ages, from Roman days to the present time. It was a very vivid story for me interwoven with sub plots and intrigue. I felt I was actually there as if a traveller in time, the unseen observer.

The story takes the reader from life time-to-life time where the characters appear in various incarnations. The author has a highly developed style of penmanship that draws the reader in and doesn’t let go. I particularly enjoyed Emma and Phillip’s story during the Elizabethan age as it’s a time that fascinates me. It’s obvious that the author has researched the factual side of this book very well as it’s all down to the detail! The descriptions are so colourful and bring the story to life.

I don’t know how Ms. Hartley does it but her books get better and better. I really feel I could see this one on the big screen!
If you’re interested in all things spiritual including, karma and reincarnation, then this is the book for you!

Highly recommended!!


Birth, death and rebirth…a continual cycle. Through countless centuries a curse follows potential soulmates Amy and Luke.

From their life as African slaves in 65 BC to professionals in contemporary London, they are destined to be forced apart.

Many lives, many tragedies… and a relentless enemy whose karma is bound up with theirs.

This is a brilliantly woven story of the possibilities of reincarnation and the affect of karma on individuals as they try to battle through the traumas of each rebirth.

“A unique story which will make you think seriously about reincarnation”.

Purchase book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wear-Bright-Colours-Thea-Hartley-ebook/dp/B01CLWUQG2



Thicker than Blood by Thea Hartley




When coalminer Davy is seriously injured in a pit accident it makes life very hard for him and his wife Marie. It is 1940 and besides the constraints of rationing, they become poor and I’ll. in desperation, Marie takes a job in a local factory, earning money for her family. She meets the charismatic Tony who had been invalided out of the forces. They fall in love and she feels happier than she has ever been. However everything has consequences and Marie finds herself in a desperate and devastating situation.

Amazon reviews!

  • Marie and Davy go through so much together in this book full of twists and turns. I really enjoyed it and feel it is the best-book-to-date by this author.
  • A great book which mixes fiction with historical and social values of the time period
  • An absolute page turner which you won’t be able to put down!
  • A Highly recommended read!
  • It is a heartwarming story and a very moving read, I didn’t want to put it down!
  • Thicker Than Blood is very much a story of loyalty, bonds and friendship. A highly enjoyable read.




Review for ‘White Roses’ by novelist, Thea Hartley


White Roses is a bouquet of delight. A gripping historical novel, with the added element of suspense.

I was given an ARC of this book, and was so pleased to receive it, because it is one of the best books that I have read this year. This book is the second in the series of historical novels by Ms Rees that I have read. I was completely overawed by her excellent description of the area in Wales and its people. She brought characters to life, who lived in Merthyr Tydfil, and visited such venues as the music hall, where the main character in this book, Kathleen sang.

Her writing in both this novel and the previous “Black Diamonds” encompasses the atmosphere and narrative of “How Green is my Valley”, the famous book and film. Her brilliance of writing and storytelling has not emerged from Welsh novelists since that time… until Ms Rees began her series. I can’t wait for the next book “Blue Skies” which continues following the trials and tribulations of this Welsh valley family.

I highly recommend White Roses, plus Black diamonds, especially if you enjoy history and romance. After reading a few historical romances by other authors, this was like a breath of fresh air, it gripped me from the first page, and I couldn’t put it down. I finished the book in two sittings,

I read the first book in this series, “Black Diamonds” and fell in love with the characters, The main character in White Roses, is Kathleen, who had appeared in the previous book. She carves out a career as a singer, against the opposition of some of the family, and most definitely the local gossips, who spread malicious lies about her.

Black Diamonds was an excellent book, but White Roses is brilliant. It accurately portrays the dilemma of a young married woman with an exceptional talent, which could threaten her marriage. She is independent and ambitious in the days when these were seen as negative qualities in a woman. The book chronicles Kathleen’s ups and downs, as well as the fate of other members of the family and community in Wales. There are some shocks in store and twists and turns which keep you on the edge of your seat.

A book to be recommended if you like a meaty story, a gripping read and some absorbing surprises.

Available here! https://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Roses-Seasons-Change-Book-ebook/dp/B013X89GT6


Thea Hartley is a full time writer who has published several books across genres. She has written the Resa James Psychological crime series, Psychological thrillers, Romance, Erotica, and Biographies. Thea was formally a lecturer and practitioner of Psychology and Counselling for many years, and takes a lot of material from her experiences… as well as real life. She says she hopes to “keep on writing as long as possible.” Thea lives with her family in South Wales.


Blog Tour: Interview with novelist, Thea Hartley

Where did you get the idea for your book from?

My daughter had a dream about my late husband, where he gave her the message ‘Wear bright colours for me’ that became the title. I was also inspired by my grandsons and his friend Isla, who have been extremely close since nursery school. They are inseparable. They made me think that they could have met in a previous life…I had read a great deal about reincarnation and was interested in the subject. I wanted to write something about it. 

Are the characters based on anyone you know?

Well…they weren’t intentionally ( except Alex and Isla as the two children, but not older), However, some of the characters reminded me of some people, although I’m not saying who!

What are your thoughts on reincarnation?

After all the research, I am very open minded. There could possibly be something in it.

What are your thoughts on Karma?

I don’t think it’s the strict karma of some beliefs, but I do believe that some things are destined and you get good or bad things happen to you relating to past deeds.

Do you think there’s a lesson somewhere in your book?


Yes, I actually think it’s a very moral book. The message seems to be that certain behaviours and values bring rewards, whilst others bring punishment…in some form or another.

Which time period did you prefer?

I liked them all. I really enjoyed researching each and every one. If I had to choose, it would be the gypsies in Victorian times.

Have you any plans for further books on the topic of reincarnation?

I have some ideas, but it depends on the success of the first book. I would like next time to have one person who remembers their previous life or lives and tries to solve mysteries from them.

What is your writing day like?

Very disorganised. I get up and deal with correspondence first. From then on its anyone’s guess. If I have time I will write for an hour or two, then do chores etc. If not, the writing will take place later in the day…sometimes in the middle of the night. Other times if I am deeply into a book, I might write for most of the day.

What are you writing at the moment?

I have almost finished editing “Gone and Forgotten” a crime thriller. I will then start on the third book in the ‘French Letter’ series…”Fall of the French Letter King”.

Where can readers find information about you and your books?

On any of the following links:

Twitter @thea1710

LinkedIn. Thea Phillips.

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