Living The Difference

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Richard Frost MBE has spent most of his working career helping people to move on in life.

A published author of non-fiction books, articles and book reviews, Looking to Move On draws on personal and professional experience and how people deal with difficult and enjoyable life events. With all of his writing it is important to Richard, and to this story, that readers can relate aspects of their own lives to what they are reading.

Richard is a lay minister and was appointed MBE for services to mental health in 2018. He lives with his wife, Jane and Daisy the Vicarage Dog in Devon. Looking to Move On is Richard’s debut novel.




Living The Difference

Eastwood Minister newly-weds Sophie and Matt West, together with his daughter Tilly, have all moved on and life is better for them now. The small market town is a close-knit community – with a few dropped stitches. Steve Archibald is one of them, and his antics cause difficulties for Jess Wilson among others. The local vicar, Liz James, finds parish life brings many joys and challenges – and an unexpected surprise or two. Her best friend, Alice delves deep in to the past and local shop assistant, Nick understands more about his own.

Beginning on the same weekend as Looking to Move On ended, this second Eastwood Story brings back some familiar characters and introduces new ones. Each living with the differences and changes that life brings. Another story of hope overcoming adversity.



Looking To Move On

A journey of loss and love, of hope over adversity, and that moving on is always possible.

On the evening of the launch of his debut novel, Matt West and his wife, Jo are knocked down by a car. She is killed and he’s left in a wheelchair. After a challenging few months in hospital, Matt begins living independently. The driver of the car, Greg Dymond struggles with anger, mental turmoil and guilt but also organises a crowdfunding appeal to help Matt and his young daughter, Tilly.

Community Nurse, Sophie Howlett supports Matt with daily living and emotional adjustment. Emerging from her latest unsatisfactory relationship, and with no one else to turn to, Sophie goes to Matt for support. Thus begins a valuable friendship as they seek to move on from what life has thrown at them – and love grows.

A story of grief and joy, conflict and resolution, tears and laughter.

My Story

Here Richard talks about the book and his inspiration for writing.


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