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October has been busy!

I've not posted for a while because, to be honest, I've had my nose to the grindstone with doing the edits for the second gorgeous Foxmore story. And I've been planning the third. I'm not a plotter, in that I don't like to plot out the whole book in advance, but editors tend to expect that kind of thing and it's always a struggle for me.

I showed you the cover for The Corner Shop on Foxmore Green a couple of weeks ago - which I simply adore - and I've now had a sneak preview of the other two covers in this series and I simply love them! As soon as I get the green light from Canelo, I'll share them with you.

I promised you another giveaway, and here it is! One lucky winner will receive a wonderful hoodie, perfect for romantic fiction lovers, plus a signed copy of The Cosy Travelling Shop. If you want to be in with a chance of winning, just make sure you are following me (if you've received a link to this post via an email, then you already will be) and leave a comment below. I'll draw a name out of the hat on Saturday 19th November. UK only though... sorry. The hoodie is a generous size 16 (relaxed fit), in case you're wondering.

Other news

The Applewell Village series is available as a collection on Amazon for only £3.99 in the UK and $5.99 in the US. It includes all three books in the series; Waste Not, Want Not in Applewell, Make Do and Mend in Applewell and A Stitch in Time in Applewell.

What I've been reading...


When I began reading this story, with the premise of elderly people living on a cruise ship instead of a retirement home, I simply had to check out if this was a thing, or whether it was the author's imagination. Apparently, it is a thing!

The idea sounds wonderful: no cooking, no cleaning, no laundry, just one long holiday, where all your needs are taken care of. But...

I thoroughly enjoyed the antics of this rip-roaring and sometimes poignant story about three vastly different women and the situations they found themselves in. But as well as three romances, the novel addresses more sobering issues, such as how our society views the older generation, Western entitlement, poverty and glass ceilings.

The upbeat note to the story, and the one I will take away with me, is that it's never too late for new beginnings and that if you can, you should follow your heart.

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