Monthly Archives: October 2018

A Christmas Gift by @SueMoorcroft #TenThings @AvonBooksUK #BlogTour

Thanks to Portobello Book Blog for inviting me on to share #TenThings people may or may not know about me. I thought it would be nice to share it here too.

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If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know I am a big fan of Sue Moorcroft’s book. It’s a little too early for me to start reading Christmas books but I couldn’t miss out on the chance to take part in the blogtour for her latest novel, A Christmas Gift. It is published by Avon Books and available in ebook just now – order your copy here– and it will be published in hardback on 1st November. I will, of course, be reviewing the book, probably sometime in November. Today I’m sharing #TenThings that Sue Moorcroft would like her readers to know about her.


 Sue Moorcroft

I write two books a year for Avon: one for Christmas and one for summer. It’s a lot of writing but it’s great to have the publication day excitement twice a year – or three times a year, really, as…

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A Christmas Gift by Sue Moorcroft #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Christmas

I’m so lucky with the reviews that A Christmas Gift is receiving. I thought I’d share the love around a bit …


Title: A Christmas Gift by Sue Moorcroft

Author: Sue Moorcroft

Publisher: Avon Books UK

Pages: 400

Published: October 4th, 2018

Rating: 5/5

This is a superb seasonal read with great characters, plenty of background as well as turmoil in a fantastic second chance romance – no wonder it is tagged as “The #1 Christmas bestseller returns with the most feel good romance of 2018”!

Starting with debt collectors knocking, the story has so many dramatic moments and even has a Christmas production to be performed! Much of it is based at Acting Instruments, the performing Arts college in Middledip and revolves around one the the staff there, Georgine France and someone who unexpectedly joins the staff.

It is so emotive as they discover more from the past and move on to future possibilities. What happened to them both in the past and how their lives have changed is such a…

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e-Publication Day for #AChristmasGift and a Middledip catch-up @AvonBooks @BFLAgency

Whoopee! Today’s the day when A Christmas Gift hits the virtual shelves.

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I absolutely love the cover. I can say that without fear of being thought boastful because that’s the part of the book for which I bear no responsibility! And I know I say, ‘I love the cover!’ of all of my books. They just seem to keep getting better.

So, what’sA Christmas Gift about? Here’s the official blurb:

One Christmas can change everything…

Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine’s struggled to make ends meet.

To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local school. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine’s grateful for the help. But there’s something about Joe she can’t quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye?

Georgine’s past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?

If you’d like a little more: A Christmas Gift is about Georgine, who’s trying to ignore her ex-boyfriend’s debt collectors at her door, help her sister in the immediate aftermath of relationship’s end and her dad cope with life after a series of strokes. It includes musicians, dancers, actors and a rock band but, with apologies to animal-loving readers, no ponies, owls, dogs or cats. Regular readers of my Middledip books may wonder where in a small village I could shoehorn a performing arts college. Well, it’s easy. I just took the property where the shady characters lurked in Is This Love? and developed the site a bit! Anything is possible when you’re an author. There’s also a new road at Bankside (an estate also known as Little Dallas) and you get to see a few characters from earlier books, like Carola, Ratty, Tess, Ben and Alexia.

For regular Middledip readers, in My Weekly in early December you’ll be able to read a bit more about Tubb at the pub and the barmaid, Janice! I’ve always wanted to know more about them, so, again, anything being possible for an author, I decided to find out.

I’m already thinking about my Christmas 2019 book, when Tubb goes to Switzerland and we get a relief manager at The Three Fishes …

Meantime, here are the links for if you’d like to download A Christmas Gift.

Get A Christmas Gift on Kindle

Get A Christmas Gift on Kobo

Get A Christmas Gift on iBooks





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