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The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft @SueMoorcroft #FridayReads #ContemporaryFiction

Let’s round off 2016 with this lovely positive review for The Christmas Promise from Cathy Ryan on Between the Lines! I’ve been thrilled by the reaction to The Christmas Promise – a Kindle #1 for goodness sake! Talk about wildest dreams! – and thank you, Cathy, for understanding so well what I wanted to achieve with Ava and Sam.

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  • 32227415Author: Sue Moorcroft
  • Published: December 2016 by Avon
  • Category: Contemporary, Romance
  • four-half-stars

For Ava Bliss, it’s going to be a Christmas to remember …

On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily the good ones.

Ava Bliss is struggling to scrape a living from her bespoke hat making business and, although she shares a house with her best friend Izzy, finding the rent is becoming a real worry. Her dreams of running a successful high-end millinery business are fading fast and to top it all it’s Christmas, Ava’s least favourite time of the year. Money troubles are not the only problems for Ava. Her ex boyfriend is harassing her and threatening to make public some photos Ava deeply regrets agreeing to.

There’s one upside though – Sam Jermyn commissions her to make a hat for his mother, Wendy…

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Wishing you the best Christmas you can have

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Whatever you do over the next few days I hope that it makes you happy and that it involves loved ones (and maybe lovely food and drink).

If your circumstances are such that this Christmas is not such a happy one for you, my thoughts are with you. Big hugs.

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have ended 2016 on a huge high when The Christmas Promise spent around three weeks in the Kindle top ten, five days of which were at number one! It was a dream come true for me and I want to thank every person who bought my book to put it in that amazing position. THANK YOU!

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Catching up with Sue Moorcroft!

I was asked by lovely Valerie Holmes to update an interview I did on her blog in 2014. Here’s the result. I’m genuinely amazed at how much has changed in two years!

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15044728_1345143528830561_1521520340_oIt has been exciting to catch up with Sue Moorcroft to see all that has happened in her career since I interviewed her back in September 2014.

Hi Sue and welcome back! I know that 2016 has proved to be an exciting year for you, so tell us how much has changed.

This is an interesting idea – to be asked to update an old interview! I’m genuinely surprised by how much has happened in a little over two years and really thrilled that so much of what I was just beginning to work towards in 2014 has come to pass.

I had to look at my life and make some decisions. I wasn’t getting where I wanted to be writing-wise and I felt under tremendous time-pressures. I examined everything I did under three headings:
– What makes me happy/unhappy
– What’s good for me/bad for me
– What…

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The Christmas Promise – Sue Moorcroft

Thanks to Sophie Newton for this wonderful review of The Christmas Promise!

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9780008175528.jpeg.pngDon’t let the title pull the mistletoe over your eyes with this one – this novel will have you gripped from start to finish and you’ll be laughing until you’re crying – literally.  The author makes you feel as if you know the main characters of Sam and Ava and of their warmth, love and passion for one another.

The Christmas Promise is also a novel with deep, relatable meaning of how Ava, a milliner, manages to deal with abusive bullying from her ex-boyfriend with the tedious financial issues of day to day life.  You cannot help but feel for Ava, she is so well described in every aspect of the novel, drawing you in to her; you want to be both her friend and her mother, to console her when things go wrong, and to cover your eyes when things go right! Sam has a kind hearted…

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Why Write a Christmas Book? Author Sue Moorcroft Explains

Reblogged from the lovely Poetic Parfait blog – why I wrote a Christmas book. (As it’s been in the UK Kindle top ten for a couple of weeks I’m very pleased I did! 🙂 )

My thanks to Christy of Poetic Parfait for hosting me.

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Please join me in welcoming author Sue Moorcroft to the blog! She offers insights into writing a Christmas book and the origins of her latest novel The Christmas Promise in this holiday guest post. Take it away, Sue!

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Writing a Christmas book was a new experience for me. I’d written quite a few short stories for magazines set at or around Christmas but never anything longer. I’m not the world’s biggest Christmas fan.

I suppose there are three reasons I wrote The Christmas Promise. Here’s the chronology:

Waterstones had given me an opportunity to sign books in my local store. While I was handing out my bookmarks and chatting to prospective readers I was able to observe the table at the front of the store piled high with novels featuring Christmas. Those novels were just walking out of the store. A couple of people even came…

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