Publication day in Germany

The cover image of 'Sternschnuppenfunkeln' (Under the Mistletoe)

Today sees the publication of ‘Sternschnuppenfunkeln‘ (UK title Under the Mistletoe) in Germany. I love my German covers as they always look as if they’re straight out of a fairytale. Doesn’t it look as if a Christmas market is about to take place in the background?

Click here to buy Sternschnuppenfulkeln

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A White Christmas on Winter Street is available for preorder now

The cover of A White Christmas on Winter Street
The cover of A White Christmas on Winter Street

It’s only a month until A White Christmas on Winter Street hits bookshelves and reading devices!

I’m excited that soon readers will meet Sky Terran, who was fostered in Middledip village, where she discovered what a real Christmas could be. After her friendship with her erstwhile foster brother Freddy implodes, she returns to buy the tattiest house in the village. It’s unfortunate that Daz Moran had his eye on The Corner House for a business opportunity that would give him his own fresh start…till Sky outbid him.

Overflowing with Christmassness and joy, but also tricky family history and themes to reflect upon, I loved writing A White Christmas on Winter Street. If you think you might enjoy reading it you can

preorder it now.

Preorder A White Christmas on Winter Street here

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Summer at the French Café by Sue Moorcroft – Blog Tour/Book Review

The most wonderful review from Book Mad Jo. ♥️

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About the book:

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this year should be no exception…

As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.

But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer for Kat. Vindictive troublemakers, work woes and family heartache follow, and the clear blue sky that was her life suddenly seems full of clouds.

Then she gets to know the mysterious Noah, and her sun begins to shine brighter than ever. But Noah has problems of his own – ones that could scupper their new-found happiness. Together, can they…

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Blog Tour: Summer At The French Cafe

What a glowing review! 😍🥰♥️

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Book: Summer at the French Café

Author: Sue Moorcroft

Genre: Romance

Personal Rating: 4.5/5

Publisher: Avon

Publication date: 12th May, 2022Many thanks to the publisher for approving me to review Summer at the French Café! 

Many thanks to the publisher and Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to participate in the blog tour for Summer at the French Café! 💫

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this year should be no exception…

As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.

But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer…

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HOLT Medallion – finalist

I recently received a lovely email from the Virginia Romance Writers to say that Under the Italian Sun has been selected as a finalist in the Holt Medallion Contest!

The list of all finalists can be found here, and my category is Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.

The HOLT Medallion Award was named for Virginia Romance Writers’ first president, Cynthia Holt, and is also the acronym for Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent. It has been awarded annually since 1995.

A panel of romance readers select the winning books in the twelve categories. They look for a good read, a book they’d buy and an author they’d follow. The aim is to reflect the actual marketplace. I’m delighted to have my book shortlisted on this criteria!

The winning authors are awarded a pewter medallion featuring a Dogwood blossom, the Virginia state flower, in a laurel wreath on the pages of an open book, a heart, and a scroll with the inscription “HOLT.”

HOLT Medallion Winners and Award of Merit Finalists will be announced on June 4 2022, so cross your fingers for me!

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Summer at the French Café by Sue Moorcroft | #bookreview | @SueMoorcroft @AvonBooksUK @rararesources

A fab review from Joanne at Portobello Book Blog.

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I’m a big fan of Sue Moorcroft’s lovely writing and I’m a bit of a Francophile so I was really excited to see that her latest book is set in France, albeit a bit of France I’m not too familiar with. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part in the book tour and for providing an e-copy for review.Summer at the French Café is published by Avon books and available now.

About the book

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this yearshouldbe no exception…

As soon asKat Jensonset foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant…

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Publication day! #SummerAtTheFrenchCafé @AvonBooksUK @BlakeFriedmann

Hooray! Publication day for Summer at the French Café is finally here!

Paperback, ebook and audiobook are all out in the UK, with ebook and audio in the US. This link will take you to your favourite online retailer.

One of my favourite parts of writing Summer at the French Café is that I ‘borrowed’ my local park and transplanted it to Alsace, France. Wicksteed Park has everything from rollercoasters and boating lakes to wild walks and places to picnic, so all I had to do was add an arcade of shops. That’s where you’ll find the book café where Kat is holding the fort while her employers deal with illness. Solly, Kat’s half-brother, is working at the park for the summer, having lost his job as a newly qualified teacher over a drunken escapade. He’s sharing staff accommodation with the mysterious Noah, who’s come to the park to… oops! Nearly told you too much, then!

Kat’s boyfriend turns out to be not what he’d seemed and the book café comes under cyber attack, but she’s still loving living in the glorious French countryside and working at friendly, sunny Parc Lemmel. She could have done without her stepmother showing up, though. She’s a real cloud in Kat’s summer.

Summer at the French Café is out at last!

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Writing Romantic Fiction at Swanwick, Writers’ Summer School @swanwickwriters

This August, I’ll be enjoying a week at Swanwick, Writers’ Summer School – and leading the Writing Romantic Fiction course.

I love Swanwick. There’s always a wealth of courses and sessions and a host of writers to chat to over meals or in the bar. I use it as a writing retreat but love the evening speakers and winding down at the end of the day with a mindfulness session. You can find out more here, and take a look at this year’s programme here.

I should have been delivering the Writing Romantic Fiction course last year, but Covid got me, so I was delighted to be invited this year instead.

Here’s the course blurb:

Swanwick, Writers’ Summer School website

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Summer at the French Café – cover reveal! #SummerAtTheFrenchCafé @AvonBooksUK @BlakeFriedmann

It’s cover reveal day!

And isn’t this gorgeously summery?

I love this rendition of Kat walking Angelique around Parc Lemmel, the wonderful place where she works, with everything from a book café to lakes, wild walks to manicured gardens, amusements and rides. I quite expect Noah to leave his station at the kayak slipway and stroll over to greet them.

Here’s the official blurb:

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this year should be no exception…

As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.

But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer for Kat. Vindictive troublemakers, work woes and family heartache follow, and the clear blue sky that was her life suddenly seems full of clouds.

Then she gets to know the mysterious Noah, and her sun begins to shine brighter than ever. But Noah has problems of his own – ones that could scupper their new-found happiness. Together, can they overcome their many obstacles, and find love again?

The perfect summer read for fans of Trisha AshleySarah Morgan and Carole Matthews.

‘An absolutely gorgeous French escape full of sunshine – I loved it!’ Rachael Lucas

Charming, uplifting and utterly delightful – I was totally swept up in this gorgeous book!’ Holly Martin

Preorder Summer at the French Café here now.

Summer at the French Café will be released in paperback, ebook and audio on 12th May 2022 in the UK and US. I hope you read and enjoy it.

Preorder Summer at the French Café here now.

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Don’t miss ‘Don’t Go Back’ #DontGoBack @MarkEWest @thebookfolks

I don’t often use my blog to talk about books I’ve read, but I don’t want the publication of Mark West’s ‘Don’t Go Back‘ to pass without saying something about it.

Mark’s been a buddy for the last couple of decades and is also my beta reader – which means he reads all of my novels in draft form and feeds back to me on them. I was delighted for him when he got a contract for mainstream thrillers. For one thing, it means I can read his books! Some of his horror stuff was a bit scary for me.

Don’t Go Back has two timelines that impact heavily upon one another. When Beth returns to the town where she grew up, Seagrave, a seemingly innocuous seaside town, she goes reluctantly, bombarded by memories of why she left. And she isn’t the only one who remembers…

If you love a gripping psychological thriller, don’t miss this one. It’s being launched at just 99p!

Buy Don’t Go Back here

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