A LIGHT-hearted romance and mystery novel set in Pembrokeshire has been published in aid of a leading cancer charity.

St Davids-based author Julia Horton-Powdrill has set her debut novel 'Single or Double?' in Porthcwm, a small sleepy town on the Pembrokeshire coast.

Julia is well known for founding and organising the hugely popular Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival with her late husband Brian.

She wrote the book while Brian was ill with prostate cancer and after his death in April 2014, decided to donate all proceeds from the e-book to Prostate Cancer UK.

This month, Julia is encouraging all men over 40 to make one extra New Year’s resolution: to get a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screening test.

She said: “So many men are still unaware that only a simple blood test is needed to detect prostate cancer and prostate disorders, so I really want to raise awareness.

“And just so you know, my book is not about cancer at all. It’s upbeat and a bit romantic, which is exactly how we should all try to remain, even during our darkest times,” Julia added.

The story is about twin sisters, Cass and Jo, who leave the bright lights of Paris and London to meet with their Godmother’s solicitor in a small, sleepy Welsh seaside town after her passing. They do not expect their lives to change at all, but they find themselves embroiled in the weird and wonderful carryings-on in Porthcwm with its larger-than-life inhabitants.

Best-selling British romance novelist Katie Fforde, describes Single or Double? as ‘A wonderful uplifting read from an exciting new talent’

Julia will also be publishing paperback copies. Anyone wishing to buy one can email her on reallywildjulia@porthcwm.co.uk.