Thanks to Novel Gossip for this fab review and for taking part in the blog tour.
Release date: October 17, 2017
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Alexia Kennedy – interior decorator extraordinaire – has been tasked with giving the little village of Middledip the community café it’s always dreamed of.
After months of fundraising, the villagers can’t wait to see work get started – but disaster strikes when every last penny is stolen. With Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to admit defeat.
But help comes in an unlikely form when woodsman, Ben Hardaker and his rescue owl Barney, arrive on the scene. Another lost soul who’s hit rock bottom, Ben and Alexia make an unlikely partnership.
However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village – and their lives – together again…
Settle down with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine as…
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For those who have asked how my village of Middledip’s going on, this post, hosted on LInda’s Book Bag, is for you. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.
Linda's Book Bag
Regular readers of Linda’s Book Bag might be forgiven for thinking I’m a little bit obsessed by Sue Moorcroft. I’ve met Sue several times and had the chance to interview her here, and have previously reviewed Sue’s The Christmas Promise here, and Just for the Holidays here. As well as all that, Sue has told me about her fantasy holiday companions here too!
Today I’m delighted that Sue is explaining a little about the village concept behind her latest book, The Little Village Christmas.
The Little Village Christmas was published by Avon Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, on 9th October 2017 and is available for purchase here.
The Little Village Christmas
Alexia Kennedy has lived in the little village of Middledip all her life – and now it’s time for her to give something back. As an interior decorator, she’s been tasked with turning…
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Hooray! The Little Village Christmas comes out in ebook today!
I’ve been waiting impatiently to bring you The Little Village Christmas and introducing you to Alexia Kennedy, who’s lived in the village all her life and is on the cusp of leaving as the book begins. Alexia’s an interior decorator and has agreed to project manage the conversion of an old, neglected pub, The Angel, into The Angel Community Café. Most of the work’s being carried out by the boyfriend and mate of Alexia’s best friend, Jodie Jones. Jodie’s in partnership with Gabe Piercy (who regular readers will have met in Is This Love?) and the village have fund-raised towards the refurbishment. Everything’s wonderful …
… until someone runs away with all the money. Alexia has to stay at least until she’s found a way to rescue The Angel.
Gabe’s nephew, Ben Hardaker, has come to live on the edges of the village to lick his wounds after his marriage combusted in a mysterious way. All he wants is to be left alone. But Middledip isn’t like that. The village takes him to its heart – and he gets tangled up with Alexia in all kinds of ways! He does have a weakness for women who look like Betty Boop though.
And for those who would like the paperback – it hits the shelves on 2 November (so there’s not long to wait).
When I took on a publishing contract for two books a year, I had to make a few adjustments to my working life. I had to cut out all those publishing parties … No! Of course I didn’t! I love publishing parties. But I did have to sacrifice most of my teaching of creating writing.
So … the above workshop is the last I’ll be leading in the foreseeable future. (Unless someone invites me to teach in a country I want to go to. Then I might find the time.)
If you’d like to join me on October 19th then go to the diary page of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists and click on the booking form. Men are, of course, as welcome as women.