New author Jackie Watson came to Guisborough Bookshop on Saturday, to introduce her debut novel.

"Apokeri Bay – How far would you go for love?" is a fictional story set on the Greek island of Lefkada.

Ms Watson said that after having the same dream over and over again, she decided to put it into a book.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jackie Watson with her book at Guisborough Bookshop

The story sees a character called Anna falls in love with the quaint seaside village of Apokeri Bay to start her life again away from family and lover.

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She becomes embroiled in a host of other people’s plans and, as she negotiates her way through a village full of secrets, she triggers a series of life changing events for some residents.

Ms Watson lives in the Tyne Valley with her partner and miniature Schnauzer dog, and is an administrator for a landscape practice.

The book retails at £9.99 and is available from Guisborough Bookshop.