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Read for free! All my books are available on Kindle Unlimited. Check them out on my Author Page.

Out now in kindle and paperback

Maggie and Arthur might be the perfect couple. If they’re ever together again.

The second Keepers spinoff. Maggie and Arthur appear to be set for their happy ever after. Right? Until Arthur asks the wrong question …

The Past can Wait was an Amazon Top New Release – exciting!

Find The Past can Wait here or click on the image.

Who can believe in witches? and other stories

Award-winning tales bound by their roots in history

A collection of historical short stories and flash fiction written over the past few years.

The past comes knocking with accusations of witchcraft. A child miner learns there is value even in cruel, skin-shredding work. A young girl tumbles into a storm from a sinking ship, while hundreds drown in an historic flood.
And more tales, most of them award winners, all inspired by historical events.

‘the imagery will last in the reader’s mind long after the last page is read. I am an enthusiast of short stories and continually feel fulfilled in my quest to find good ones when I read this author.’

‘a collection of 12 short stories that delight and enchant.’

Find Who can believe in witches? here.

River Witch

SPR Finalist 2022

Read an extract here.

Reedsy review by USA Today Bestselling author Katherine Graham –

Loved it!
In a sweeping fantasy world, with magic and wives’ tales entwined, Burman’s River Witch will challenge the way readers look at ‘normalcy’ and gossip, while encouraging the best of what makes us human. A truly magical read!

Purchase, or read on Kindle Unlimited, here.

In the UK, you can also buy/order from Chepstow Bookshop, and Forest Books and Crafts in Coleford.

Thrilled with reviews such as this-

This is a captivating story which had me hooked all the way through. The detailed descriptive narrative brought the setting vividly to life, making me feel immersed in the storyline. The plot twists kept me gripped, and I found myself reading late into the night, as I could not put this book down. The characters are so well defined, I felt like I was there alongside them, and I was left thinking about Hester, long after I had closed the book.’

Read more reviews here.


Chill with a Book Premier Reader’s Award 2023. See why here.
Readers Favourite 5 stars 2023

Read an extract here.

Consistently an Amazon Best seller in Australian Historical Fiction – thank you readers!

What those readers say

I already want a sequel. This was a book I read in two sittings, which is unusual for me.’ (Done – two in fact!)
‘More please Cheryl’
‘…women’s fiction at its best. I was kept guessing till the end. I loved every bit of this book.

‘… wrought with metaphor and emotional turbulence… powerful.

Raine thought her future was settled. Until she finds herself alone, with a young child, and pregnant.

Available here (Amazon kindle, paperback and Kindle Unlimited).
In the UK, you can also order paperbacks from Chepstow Bookshop, and Forest Books and Crafts in Coleford.

Read all about the background to Keepers here.

Walking in the rain – Keepers sequel

Some of you requested a sequel to Keepers … so Cheryl obliged. A novella set three years later. Consistently in the Top 10 in Australian Historical Fiction on Amazon US

Sometimes, destiny can’t be left to chance.

Three years ago in a hospital in the Snowy Mountains, Alf Hall stood by while the woman he loved re-united with her wayward husband. These days, Raine and Teddy are his best friends, their children call him Uncle Alf. Now Alf stands by as his days slip into loveless tedium.

June Lovell, a nurse, witnessed the anguish in Alf’s eyes. A spark flared between them. But life moved on.

Pushed by a near tragedy into searching for a new start, Alf returns to the mountains. He tells himself finding June is not the reason he’s chosen this particular place to be. Which is probably for the best. Because it seems June has already found the man of her dreams.

Can the stars be made to align this time? Or will life move on again?

Find Walking in the rain here.

Dragon Gift: Ten short stories

Ten pots of gold Goodreads review

Cheryl Burman makes her mark with stories that touch on the whimsical and haunting, the heart warming and gut-wrenchingGoodreads review

… sit back and relax and let her do what she does best – tell you a story – in this case 10. Consider yourself thoroughly spoilt. Amazon review

A slim collection of stories with fairytale, myth or fairytale-like themes of varying length and gravity.

Available on Amazon.

Guardians of the Forest

Read how Guardians of the Forest came about here.

Legend of the Winged Lion
Guardians of the Forest Prequel

Cheryl Burman’s magic touch brings evil to life in a battle not all will survive. Amazon review

Ilesse’s destiny is to be a powerful Sleih seer. But when Evil touches her, she must battle its whispered promises – or see her world destroyed by her own hand.

Find it here. (Amazon kindle, paperback. Also on Kindle Unlimited)

Legend of the Winged Lion is on Goodreads and BookBub

The Wild Army
Guardians of the Forest Book One

The twists and turns of the story keep you reading, wondering who to trust, what might happen next… Amazon review
…perfect for all ages and could be read aloud to younger children. Great for beginning readers, the book paints a lovely tale of personal strength, collaboration and heroism.. Amazon review 

Callie’s forest rings to the thwack of enemy axes. When she searches for help in the secret places of the forest, she discovers her own magic. Will it be enough?

Available here. (Amazon paperback and kindle. Also on Kindle Unlimited.)

The Wild Army is on GoodReads and BookBub

Guardians of the Forest Book Two

I couldn’t put it down and read the whole book in one sitting. Amazon review

While Mark and Gwen battle the dangers of the Deep Forest to seek help from the mythical Sleih, an ambitious and powerful Seer hunts for them, desperate to thwart their quest.

Available on Amazon. Also on Kindle Unlimited.

Quests is on GoodReads and BookBub

Gryphon Magic
Guardians of the Forest Book Three

The world that Cheryl Burman created came to life as if she drew it for me. Loved it. Amazon review
My granddaughter and I have read all three books because we just had to know how the story was going to end. We were not disappointed Amazon review

Gwen, Mark and Lucy hurry home with the Sleih rescuers. But when they reach the Forest, they find ruin and desolation. Can the Forest be redeemed from the invaders’ destruction?

Available on Amazon. Also on Kindle Unlimited.

Gryphon Magic is on GoodReads and BookBub.

Winter of the White Horde
Guardians of the Forest Sequel

A cast of relatable humans and animals once again take on the evil Melda in this imaginative fantasy sequel. Each page urges you to keep going, each chapter makes you want another. Cheryl Burman’s writing never lets you down. Once you are in her world you are loathe to leave even when the story’s over. You always know you will come back for more. Amazon review

In a war fought with monsters she has created, disgraced Seer Lady Melda uses kidnap and deceit in her bitter fight for absolute power – and revenge.
Can Gryphon magic defeat her?

Available on Amazon.

Winter of the White Horde is on GoodReads and BookBub.

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Sammy’s Walks

Dog Walks in the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a favourite haunt of dog walkers, with miles of tracks and paths to explore. Its very size however also makes it rather daunting for newcomers.
With walks ranging from 2 to 13 kms in length, Sammy’s Walks means you can relax while exploring different parts of the Forest. Now in its 5th edition.

Available from Amazon

Also available at Taurus Crafts Lydney, Blakeney Village shop, Forest Books and Crafts, Coleford, and Coleford Tourist Information Office in the Forest of Dean

Read more about the book here and browse pictures of Sammy and Cheryl’s walks over the years.