Women’s Fiction

Denise’s adult novels are family dramas that follow the story of ordinary people who become extraordinary in crisis. Published under the pen name, Aimee Alexander, they are available on Amazon worldwide. And are free on Kindle Unlimited.

Season of Second Chances

#1 Amazon bestseller

When leaving is just the beginning…

Grace Sullivan flees Dublin with her two teenage children, returning to the sleepy West Cork village where she grew up. No one in Killrowan knows what Grace is running from – or even that she’s running. She’d like to keep it that way.

Taking over from her father, Des, as the village doctor offers a very real chance for Grace to begin again. But will she and the children adapt to life in a small rural community? Can she live up to the doctor her father was? And will she find the inner strength to face the past when it comes calling?

“More please!” bestselling Irish author Clodagh Murphy.

“I’m moving to Kilrowan! I loved every minute I spent in this world. I loved the warm and varied characters, the gentle humour and spirit of community. I want to go back, especially at this time when we need to be reminded of what we mean to each other,” bestselling Irish author Niamh O’Connor.

“Beautifully written, tender, emotional and with characters you really care for,” bestselling Irish author Martina Reilly.

Pause to Rewind

#1 Amazon bestseller

A story of love, tough choices and the triumph of the human heart.

Jenny Dempsey has exchanged life in the fast lane for freelance journalism and being a mum. She doesn’t look back. Why would she? A broken engagement to her fiancé, Dave. A falling-out with her parents. And a night in a hotel room best forgotten. Life is simple now. Jenny’s little boy, Charlie, is starting school, beginning to build a life independent from her. She needs to reclaim her own. Life, though, has other plans. When Charlie is diagnosed with leukaemia, Jenny is forced to confront her past and everything she has turned from. But she will do anything… for Charlie.

“Entwines the threads of mystery, plot and character into a compelling yarn that charms and chills, but always captivates.” EVENING HERALD

“Small cast. Huge Story. Nicholas Sparks, watch out!” AUTHOR, SUZANNE DUFFY.

“The author fizzes through the pages, bringing out the positive in tragic events and, once again, manages to inject humour and pace, as well as empathy, into a harrowing topic.” IRISH INDEPENDENT

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar

#1 Amazon bestseller

Lucy Arigho is not the sort to be swept off her feet. She is sober, career-minded and numb since the death of her fiancé. It’s completely out of character for her to race a man in traffic – and even more unusual when they meet again and she is irritated, intrigued and finally enraptured by the driver, author Greg Millar. Within eight weeks, she is considering his pleas to marry him and wondering if she can take on his two motherless children. But before she can make a decision about becoming part of Greg’s world, events plunge her right into it. Her careful existence unravels and she must figure out how to handle two vulnerable children and face the fact that she doesn’t really know the man whose life has so overwhelmed hers.

“…has the sparky dialogue, fresh story lines and believable characters her fans have come to expect.” IRISH TIMES

“A captivating and moving story.” IRISH INDEPENDENT

“Will challenge and entertain in equal measure.” SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

All We Have Lost

Kim Waters seems to have it all: her own PR agency, a loving husband and two adorable children. Then Kim announces that she’s fed up plugging Flush toilet cleaner and writing sparkling press releases for mediocre products; she wants to write “the great novel” and spend more time with her young family. She folds her business and settles down to a life of cosy domesticity.

If only it were that easy. The ‘great novel’ is, in fact, a great struggle. Life as a domestic goddess has (many) hidden challenges. And her relationship with her husband is rapidly losing its equilibrium. As the perfect life Kim has built for herself starts to crumble comes the revelation that will make her doubt everything she had taken for granted…

“A hugely enjoyable book that delves with an assured, smart tone into big themes… entertaining and funny.” IRISH TIMES

“A quick-paced, intelligent personal adventure written in witty, fluid prose.”


“A stunning tale of modern marriage, written with wit, passion and flair.”


Checkout Girl – free short story

When an eighty-three year old woman dies, she is not transported to heaven but taken on a detour back to her life shortly before she died. It’s the first time she has ever experienced a detour being the best part of a journey.

“A wonderful, warm read that’s guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.” AUTHOR COLETTE CADDLE.

Checkout Girl is available free by joining Aimee’s mailing list. Just click HERE: pop in your details and the story will be on its way to you.

The audio book, read by the author, is available on Amazon.