My Books

Love the Gift (published as an ebook August 2015)

Love the Gift (published as an ebook August 2015)

The Dragon Sleeps (Published as a paperback & ebook on 4 November 2016)

The Dragon Sleeps
(Published as a paperback & ebook on 4 November 2016)

Love the Gift
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The Dragon Sleeps
Amazon - Australia
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Barnes & Noble - paperback & eBook
Kobo - eBook
Angus & Robertson - eBook

Quotes from “The Dragon Sleeps”

“When I look at you, my love, there is always stardust in my eyes.”

Time meant nothing. She loved him in an instant. She would love him forever.

The spicy sweet fragrance of the large full blooms, which rambled over the side and top of an arched metal framework, welcomed them as they walked beneath them. Shafts of sunlight pierced the canopy, dust motes floating languorously in the golden beams that spotlighted clumps of wayward snowdrops growing in the lawn.

Reviews for “The Dragon Sleeps”

5 Star Review

What a treat! Alexandra is a young woman to be reckoned with, unfolding the mystery of her great-grandfather’s travels and artefacts from the Orient. Ellen Read has a wonderful ability of totally submerging you into the surroundings and era. The evocative 1920s is surberbly sublime at the end of Ellen’s pen The Dragon Sleeps gently entices you in…with a lavish backdrop, gorgeous references to the time a simmering romance with a stunning leading man…then she hits you with murder, intrigue, mystery. A real feast of a read! Absolutely LOVED it.

5 Star Review

A well written, nicely paced, old-fashioned suspense story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh, set in the wealthy, upper classes of 1920’s Melbourne.

5 Star Review

‘The Dragon Sleeps’ is a story reminiscent of Agatha Christie. This story is set in Victoria, in 1927 and is a page turner. The writing is excellent and the characters are brought to life. I loved Alexandra Thornton a young woman who wants to be an antiques dealer like her father and grandfather before her.