A Life of Their Own



A Life of Their Own is my first adult fiction novel and it has taken me on a completely different writing journey.

Kate’s story is empowering and one I have wanted to write for many years. Differing greatly from my previous books, it tackles the serious subject of domestic abuse. 

Delving into the emotional pain and trauma that sufferers go through was, to say the least, difficult. However, my aim with A Life of Their Own was to ensure it was not a traumatic read, instead, it focuses on Kate’s future. Flashbacks allow the reader to feel the emotional and physical pain that Kate endured and understand her reluctance to trust, move on and love again.

Described as…”a beautifully written novel by an extremely talented writer” and “moving and sensitive” A Life of Their Own is a fictional story about love, family, power, and control.


Follow Kate’s journey, both physically and emotionally, as she flees an abusive marriage with her two young children.


When Kate and her children step onto a bus early one Tuesday morning, she knows this is their only chance. Their only chance at freedom and at a life of their own. But, can she ensure their safety? Can she ensure they will never be found?

This is a feeling that haunts Kate as she and her children begin a new life far from New York, far from their troubled past.

But, little did she know that their new life would bring her closer to a different past, a life she had long given up, making her already fragile world more complicated than she could have ever imagined.


Purchasing Options  Reviews

A selection of reviews can be found below…

Cristie Underwood – A Reviewer from USA

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great read. The author wrote a story that was interesting and moved at a pace that kept me engaged. The characters were easy to invest in.

Sabrina – A Reviewer from USA
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
A mother’s love knows no bounds. Kate literally risks her life to save the lives of her two children, Jake and Lucy. Little does she know it at the time, but she will end up saving herself. This little book is big on love, trust and forgiveness. Great read. Thank you Netgalley for introducing me to my new favorite author!

Julia Shkolnik (Reviewer) UK

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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It was a beautifully written novel by an extremely talented writer. Excellent character depiction, plus an exciting storyline make for a roaring success. Highly recommended.


Annette Herbst (Librarian) USA

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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I found this book to be a heartwarming story. I would absolutely recommend this book and look forward to the next book by this author


Book Of The Week in the Courier’s Weekend Magazine 

Reviewed along with others, it was lovely to see it get such as wonderful review concluding with “Tait has created a real page-turner and shown herself to be a successful adult fiction novelist.”…