Christmas. A time for family, friends – and rekindling old frames…
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 life is going.
However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady – 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 recall 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’m looking forward to doing an ‘in real life’ event in Kenilworth, Warwickshire on Wednesday. The fab business network Socially Shared is hosting a Meet the Author event in the newly refurbished Priory Theatre.
All the attending authors will have books on sale and will be happy to sign them, but you’re equally welcome even if you just want to come for a chat and a cuppa, as refreshments will be on sale for a small charge.
When family dramas cause Laurel to return home again She never expected her old feelings about there to remain. There are memories that are great but others are sad As traumatic experiences made her leave and still feel bad. However, time has passed so can she now Put all the bad memories into the past somehow? Will they still drive her away? Can she work out how to stay? This story has so many sensitive issues involved They're handled with care but not all can be resolved. Agoraphobia, assault, bullying, blackmail and more play their part In this delightful story, with love at its heart. Teen pranks have impacts on many folks for years Some are forgotten but others end in fears and tears. The perpetrators usually don't realise their impact at the time Or the fact that they're actually committing a crime. There are fantastic characters brought…
As you know, I’m trying to cut back on blog tours but I simply couldn’t resist this latest one for Sue Moorcroft’s Under the Mistletoe. You’ll realise how much I enjoy Sue’s writing when I share other Linda’s Book Bag posts with and about her below! I’d like to thank the Romantic Novelist Association’s Media Star of the Year, Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to participate and Avon Books for sending me a copy of Under the Mistletoe in return for an honest review.
Before I share that review, here are the other times Sue has featured. Just click on the titles to read more:
Welcome to a brand new feature on my blog. From now until Christmas, I’ll be sharing two posts a week featuring authors who have Christmas or wintry, seasonal books out this year. They’ll be telling us a bit about their books and answering some fun Christmas questions. I’m delighted that the first author joining me is one of my favourites, Sue Moorcroft. Sue’s latest book is out now and I’ll be reviewing it next week.
First of all, would you tell my blog readers a little about yourself?
I write two books a year for Avon HarperCollins. This year there were actually three, as I revised my very first book and that came out, too. I’m also published in many other countries. I was an army kid, born in Germany and brought up for several years in Cyprus and Malta, but I’ve lived in Northamptonshire…
15th FEBRUARY 2023, 5.30pm-6.30pm – Oakham Library, Catmost Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW. Sue will be the guest of Oakham Library to talk about her writing life. Signed books will be on sale and Sue will be happy to join you in a photo. Further information from the library.
23rd MARCH 2023, 2pm-3pm – Bingham Library, Eaton Place, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8BE. Sue will be joining readers at the newly refurbished Bingham Library in Nottinghamshire to chat about her books and writing. Q&A, signed books on sale. Sue’s happy to join you in a photo. Contact the library for more information.
25th MAY 2023 – Publication day for An Italian Island Summer – paperback, ebook and audio.
25th MAY-7th June 2023 – blog tour for An Italian Island Summer
4th JULY 2023, 7pm-8pm – WI Wanderers online book club.
5th-10th AUGUST 2023 – Swanwick, the Writers’ Summer School.Sue will be leading a two-part short course, The Trickier Bits of Fiction, a workshop on The Fast Track to Writing Romantic Fiction and appearing with Juliet Pickering, agent at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency in an after-dinner spot: Building a Bestseller.Find out more about Swanwick here, including booking.