Melodie Ramone is a wife, mother, keeper of unwanted pets, speaker, author and certified Kitchen Witch. When not whipping up culinary magic, she can usually be found delving into fringe Physics, reading anything she can get her hands on, knitting or writing her stories. Although her roots lie between Scotland and Wales, Melodie resides in the USA. After Forever Ends is her first published novel.






Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton has lived a lonely life. That is until her father moves the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she is enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, and meets the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander. Her regrettable life is changed forever.

Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, Silvia finds herself torn away from everything she thought she knew. Married too soon, she moves with Oliver to a rustic cabin deep in a Welsh wood and embarks upon a life she’d never planned for, surviving on hope she never knew existed and faith she never knew she had. She makes her way through university and onto a career, only to surrender her ambition to raising her children and living a life that was strikingly “normal”. But what is normal? Certainly not what ensues in the wood.

True love, faeries, friendship, loves lost and gained. Old magic, fate, doubt, strength and courage, Silvia’s story could belong to anyone, but it is her own. Simple yet extraordinary, told with wit and candor, Silvia recalls a life of joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. As she unravels the tangled web of her days, she reveals the secrets that exist in an ancient wood, how hearts given freely can become the stuff of magic, and how true happiness is never any further than one’s own back garden.


Melodie’s Cause:

The Matthew Shepherd Foundation:

On October 12, 1998, a young man I never met was beaten to death in Wyoming for being homosexual. I didn’t hear the story until days later, after he had passed away from head injuries. The outcry was heard around the world. I sobbed. I still cry when I think of Matthew. And I am not a person who cries easily. I have never understood cruelty or intolerance or ignorance, nor do I understand violence. I know very little, but I know this. No one should be punished for simply being who they are and if I can do a thing to see it never happens again, I’ll do it. In memory of Matthew, so that his death becomes equated to love, I support the Matthew Shepherd Foundation.



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