It’s always nerve-racking when the first NetGalley reviews appear for a book so I’m thrilled that An Italian Island Summer’s first few are great. Phew! Here’s one I particularly like, from Reviewer 687577. The image is below but for ease of reading on devices, I’ll copy and paste the body of it here:
Sue Moorcroft writes so skilfully that she transports you into the story and the characters and setting jump off the page. The relationship between Alfio and Ursula positively sizzles, and both their backstories and families make for an interesting and heart-warming read. As always, Sue doesn’t shy away from bringing the darker side of relationships into her stories, although the overall theme is always an uplifting one. Sue’s books are too good to rush. I always like to take my time reading them, taking in the scenery, getting to know the characters, enjoying the story unfold towards its delicious, satisfactory ending. A really enjoyable read.
Huge thanks to Reviewer 687577 and other NetGalley users who are leaving positive reviews.
6th JULY 2023, 7.30pm-8.30pm UK – Desborough Community Library. Sue will be talking about her books. Join Sue at this warm and welcoming venue to help raise funds. Buy a signed book, get a photo, mix with other booky people. For tickets, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website here.
8th JULY 2023, 10am-5.30pm UK – RARE (Romance Authors and Readers Events)Venue: ExCel London Halls SO3 – SO5 West entrance Level 1 1 Western Gateway London E16 1XL. Sue will be a signing author at this huge meet-up of romance authors and readers. It’s the opportunity to meet a couple of hundred authors in one place, to buy signed books, and mix with other readers. Somewhere around 1600 reader tickets have been sold. There’s a good chance you’ll get photos with favourite authors, too – and make new book friends from around the world. Check for tickets here.
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.
11th September 2023, 8pm-9pm UK – Kettering Inner Wheel. Sue will be speaking to the members of Inner Wheel. Tickets to members only.
18th April 2024, 2pm-3pm UK, Barton Seagrave Ladies Club. Barton Seagrave Village Hall, 11 Bertone Road, Barton Seagrave NN15 6WF. Sue will be talking about her life as an author and her journey to publication – ‘Twenty Years to be an Overnight Success’. Slideshow included. Sale of signed books at a discount.