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I’m feeling VERY loved up by the fab team at Woman & Home!
They chose A Summer to Remember in their Best Books to Read this Year edit. Read the full list here.
AND they chose Let it Snow for their Top Books to Snuggle Up with this Winter! Read the full list here.
Huge thanks to all at Woman & Home for pinning a very happy smile to my face. I’m thrilled.
|Join the Friends of Rothwell Library where I’ll be in conversation with fellow author Mark West on the eve of the paperback and audio publication of Let it Snow. Happy to chat, sign books or join you in a photo.
And grab yourself a signed early copy of Let it Snow or one of my other books.
|Organiser:||Friends of Rothwell Library|
Let it Snow is available as an ebook from today!
(Paperback and audio will follow on 14th November 2019)
Publication day’s always exciting. It’s the culmination of a lot of work and I love the idea of readers waking up to find one of my books has been delivered to their e-reader. When I sold my first short story to The People’s Friend in 1996 I had no idea such magic would one day become routine.
As the story in Let it Snow ranges from the frosty cottages of Middledip village to the snow-bedecked mountains of Switzerland I’m taking this opportunity to share a few of the pix I took on my fab research trip to Switzerland with my author friend Rosemary J Kind. (You can find out more about Rosemary and her books here.)
Let it Snow is about Lily Cortez who comes from a non-conventional family with two mums and a sister Zinnia with whom she has no blood tie. Once she discovers she’s not the product of a one-night stand as she’d always thought but that her mum had an affair with a married man she feels compelled to find her biological family. Her search for her half-brothers takes her not just geographical distances but vast emotional ones too. Lily finds herself working for Isaac O’Brien, who’s what I think of as a reluctant hero. He wants to get out of the hospitality business and the village but finds his exit hampered by Lily, his ex Hayley and Doggo, his crazy Dalmatian. The book was a joy to write and I hope you enjoy it.
A lot of people have been involved in bringing Let it Snow to you. My thanks to the teams at Avon Books UK, Blake Friedmann Literary, TV & Film Agency cover artist Carrie May and all the wonderful people on Team Sue Moorcroft.
Today Wunderkerzenzauber is published in Germany by Fischer Verlag.
For German readers, I’m very happy to say that a summer book will be coming your way in 2020 from HarperCollins Germany:
Sommernachts Glück is A Summer to Remember in the UK.
I was born in Germany, though I lived there only six weeks, so I feel a special link with my German editions.