I’m pleased to be able to support the beleaguered libraries of Northamptonshire. Desborough Library, like others in the county, is now being run by volunteers in order to avoid closure.
When approached by volunteer Lisa Hardy, who’s also a book blogger at Bookalicious Travel Addict, I was happy to agree to appear at a library event with the fab author of psychological thrillers, Louise Jensen. Louise and I first met at a local author event when she’d just got her first publishing contract and I’d just signed with Avon, HarperCollins. Each of us was speculating about what the future might hold. We could hardly imagine that a year later we’d spend the Christmas period swapping the #1 and #2 positions in the Amazon Kindle UK charts, Louise with The Sister and me with The Christmas Promise! I’m sure if I wrote this situation into a novel my editor would think it too contrived and unlikely.
If you’d like to come along to meet Louise and I, as well as supporting Desborough Library and Community Hub, on 13th February 2019, the details are on the poster. Tickets are available from the library. You can reserve them by email on Dhubcontact@gmail.com or just drop in at:
Come along! We’d love to see you.
I’m feeling VERY loved up by the fab team at Woman & Home!
They chose A Summer to Remember in their Best Books to Read this Year edit. Read the full list here.
AND they chose Let it Snow for their Top Books to Snuggle Up with this Winter! Read the full list here.
Huge thanks to all at Woman & Home for pinning a very happy smile to my face. I’m thrilled.
Today sees paperback and audiobook release for
I’m excited that it will be on book shop and supermarket shelves today, especially after the ebook has done so well, bobbing about in the top 100 for most of the past few weeks, rising as high as #26. Thanks to all the readers who have bought it.
Last night we had a launch event at Rothwell Library where I sold out of all the prepublication stock I had. The audience was fantastic and my friend Mark West a great organiser and interviewer. Thanks also to the Friends of Rothwell Library for putting on the event. Rothwell is a community library now and volunteers are keeping libraries going.
I hope that readers enjoy Lily’s journey, both emotional and physical, from the frosty cottages of Middledip to the snowy mountains of Switzerland. It begins with a determination to find her half-brothers and ends with a lot of hard choices.
Thanks to Joanne of Portobello Book Blog for helping me celebrate paperback publication day of Let It Snow with this inventive review and an extract from the book.
Recipe for a perfect Christmas read (also known as my review!)
Take one familiar and well loved village (Middledip)
Add a cosy village pub (The Three Fishes)
Ensure that your heroine (Lily) is down to earth, likeable but not without some pretty big secrets
Pre-heat the boss (That’ll be Isaac!)
Dollop in a lovable Dalmatian called Doggo
Add a generous helping of romance
Whisk in some simmering attraction
Stir in some difficult family situations
Carefully blend through some serious issues
Throw in a trip to Switzerland
Coat the mountains with a generous dusting of snow
Sprinkle in some Swiss chalets and twinkling fairy lights
Combine with Christmas markets and delicious sounding food and drink
Add a little Christmas adventure
Mix in more than a hint of spice
Blend together carefully
Don’t forget to sing a few Christmas carols and songs as you wait for the mix to mature
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Very happy to be alongside Jules Wake helping Waterstones in Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes celebrate the switching on of the Christmas lights in MK at their Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Weekend! Come along, have a chat, grab a mince pie and start your Christmas shopping!