A Home in the Sun by Sue Moorcroft @SueMoorcroft #BookReview

A gorgeous review from Kerry at Chat About Books.

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A Home in the Sun

by Sue Moorcroft  

A Home in the Sun is a lovely read and one which deserves the fabulous reviews it is getting.

When we first meet Judith, she is loving life in Malta with her younger man. That is until tragedy strikes, turning her world upside down. I can’t even imagine how devastated she must be, especially given the unusual circumstances of their relationship. My heart truly went out to her. When she moves back to the UK not knowing if it might be temporary or permanent, I felt for her as she faces an uncertain future. She is only in her early 40s and that is no age to have to start all over again, especially after already being divorced from one man, but she has little choice.

I really liked Judith and I was rooting for her throughout this story. I did…

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#Bookbargains for August – UK, US and Canada

I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of putting special offers on my books on my blog before. It’s always nice to know about bargain books, isn’t it? Some of these offers end on 31st August so you’ll need to be quick!

Under the Italian Sun on is down to 99p on UK Kindle. Grab your chance to travel to Italy with Zia and discover all her family secrets.

Download Under the Italian Sun for 99p here

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A Summer to Remember is also on Kindle promo.

Download your copy of A Summer to Remember for 99p in the UK

Or for 99c in the US

Or for 99c in Canada

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Good old Starting Over, the first Middledip book, has joined the 99p offering.

Download your copy of Starting over for 99p

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Summer on a Sunny Island is also on promo in the UK.

Download your copy of Summer on a Sunny Island for 99p

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Just for the Holidays is available for free download for Kindle Unlimited customers.
Download your copy of Just for the Holidays free on Kindle Unlimited

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And, lastly, One Summer in Italy is free on Prime Reading!

Download One Summer in Italy free on Prime Reading or get the ebook for £2.99

HAPPY READING!

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Publication day for #AHomeInTheSun!

As per my blog a week ago, A Home in the Sun comes out today! The early reviews from NetGalley reviewers have been incredibly pleasing so thank you to every single reader who has left a good one.

Thanks also to Avon Books UK and Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann for bringing this about.

Here’s the blurb:

Home is where the heart is…but what if your heart is broken?
When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too – including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek.
Back in England, Judith finds a spare room in her sister’s house where she grew up – but with it comes a whole host of family dramas. Nursing a broken heart, Judith knows she must find happiness again – and rebuild her life on her own terms.
Could an island in the sun be the answer she is looking for?


(Hint: well, it’s not going to be enough on its own, is it …? I’d have nothing to write about!)

A Home in the Sun is the updated, relaunched version of my very first book, Uphill All the Way, and you can read how the revamp came about here.

Happy reading!

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A Home In The Sun – Sue Moorcroft

What a lovely review from Books by your Bedside! It’s really put a smile on my face.

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Published by: Avon
Pages: 384
Date published: 19/08/2021
Date read: 09/08/2021

Home is where the heart is…but what if your heart is broken?

When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too – including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek.

Back in England, Judith finds a spare room in her sister’s house where she grew up – but with it comes a whole host of family dramas.

Nursing a broken heart, Judith knows she must find happiness again – and rebuild her life on her own terms. Could an island in the sun be the answer she is looking for?

Thanks to Avon and Sue Moorcroft for the advanced copy of this title in return for an honest review.

I never used to like the beach-read, happily-ever-after type books, preferring edge of your seat thrillers. But as the…

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Guest blog: Author Sue Moorcroft

Thanks to fellow author Suzan Collins for inviting me onto her blog to chat as publication day approaches.

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Welcome, Sue Moorcroft…

Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today, despite recovering from Covid. (Dear Readers, please note that Sue and I did not meet up for this interview.)

Can I offer you a drink? Tea? Wine?

I’m right off tea at the moment! I love it, usually, but Covid seems to have changed it. I’ll have a nice glass of chilled white wine, please.

*Hands Sue chilled wine*

Congratulations in having a book out this Thursday. I just love this cover. In fact, I like all your covers. I hope you’ll bewell enough to celebrate on the day of publication. How many books is this now?

It’s a tricky question. Nineteen novels and a writing guide is the cautious answer but A Home in the Sun is a relaunch of my very first novel, Uphill All the Way; Family Matters was a hardback…

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Book Review: A Home in the Sun

Such a warm, evocative, thoughtful review from Henriette from HDTK2002.Reads! I’m thrilled to bits.

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Synopsis

A gorgeous summer read about new beginnings from theSunday Timesbestseller.

Home is where the heart is…but what if your heart is broken?

When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too – including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek.

Back in England, Judith finds a spare room in her sister’s house where she grew up – but with it comes a whole host of family dramas.

Nursing a broken heart, Judith knows she must find happiness again – and rebuild her life on her own terms. Could an island in the sun be the answer she is looking for?

A wonderfully escapist summer read, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews.

Previously Published as: Uphill All the Way

Review

Overal Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ease of Reading: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My Thoughts

This…

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A Home in the Sun – Sue Moorcroft

A lovely review of ‘A Home in the Sun’ from Mandy Eatwell. Thank you @eatwella!

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#AHomeInTheSun – out one week from today! 19th August 2021

So here’s something new – my first ever relaunch.

A Home in the Sun was my first published book, back in 2005. Then, it was called Uphill All the Way and went out with an independent publisher called Transita, the fiction arm of How-to Books. It was incredibly exciting. It was launched at the London Book Fair and I have a copy signed by everyone on the stand that day. It went into large print and audio and launched my career as a novelist.

Uphill All the Way had a lifetime of four years with that publisher before going out of print. As readers still asked after it, I put it out as a self-published ebook for several years thereafter, under a new cover that a friend’s daughter kindly designed for me.

Time went by. I published other books with other publishers and, one day, I was talking about backlist titles with my lovely agent, Juliet. She said, ‘I wonder whether Avon might be interested in relaunching Uphill?’ They were! In fact, they leapt at the chance. We’d published eight or nine books together by then and they’ve made me a Sunday Times bestseller and taken me to #1 on UK Kindle and top 100 in the US. They were happy to give readers another chance to follow Judith’s journey from Malta to Northamptonshire and back again.

Preparation was an experience. People have often asked me how I feel I’ve developed as a writer over the years and my stock reply has been, ‘I’d like to think I’ve developed and improved but it’s hard to judge your own work.’ Well … I was wrong. Faced with rereading something I wrote fifteen-or-so years earlier, I could suddenly see that there was quite a lot of work to be done.

The story is just the same. Judith’s living a happy life in Malta with her younger lover when he has an accident that changes everything. She returns to the UK and tries to find her feet in her old life, realising how much her mum’s missed her and what a scrape her sister’s got into. She finds that her beloved stepson Kieran is facing heartbreak and her ex-husband Tom has not improved while she’s been living in the sun. She also has to evict the tenant in her house, Adam, who she crushed on at school, and she somehow ends up working for him instead.

So what have I changed? I’ve made a flashback into a prologue and I have added a lot more emotional detail and generally aligned the book with my current writing capabilities. That’s it, really. I always liked the story. I still like it. According to NetGalley readers, a lot of other people like it, too. And I hope you do!

To make sure you get your copy, you can preorder it on ebook in the UK and US here, paperback here and also, of course, in audio.

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Cover reveal! #UnderTheMistletoe #ChristmasInJuly @AvonBooksUK @BlakeFriedmann

Today is cover reveal day for Under the Mistletoe. Aren’t these colours glorious?

In the story, there’s a community art project, and the image on the cover is part of what they paint – two people twirling on the ice and gazing at one another.

Under the Mistletoe is available for preorder now and will be released on October 28th 2021 in paperback, ebook and audio.

Here’s the blurb:

When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside.

Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.

However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if they’ve never been apart. But through her happiness, Laurel remembers why she left the village all those years ago, as she recalls a dark night and Grady’s once-wayward brother, Mac…

Can Laurel learn to forgive and forget? Or will her chances of Christmas under the mistletoe with Grady remain a dream?

I really enjoyed spending Christmas in Middledip again and hope that you will, too.

Don’t forget to preorder your copy!

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#UnderTheItalianSun is 99p in the Kindle Monthly Deal! @AvonBooksUK @BlakeFriedmann

Just to let you know that Under the Italian Sun is a Kindle book bargain, this month, and can be downloaded for 99p.

It’s already been to #28 in the paperback Official Top Fifty in the UK, which made me very happy. HUGE thanks to everybody who bought it and therefore put it there.

If you’d prefer to read Under the Italian Sun on your Kindle and grab a summery ‘escape through the pages’ to a sunny plateau above an Italian vineyard, then now’s the time to buy.

Download Under the Italian Sun for 99p here

Enjoy your journey to a place full of secrets and passions – happy reading!

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