Picky Princess Penny!

Picky Princess Penny, that’s me! Miss Penny speaking. I’m just a tad picky with my food. Apparently, according to the vet I am under weight and don’t eat enough. She recommends I eat dry kibble or fancy canned dog food with lots of

No! Not for Miss Penny, The Princess

calories. Err … no, that’s for regular dogs, nudge, nudge, did you forget I’m a princess? I’m not averse to a few delicate crunchies with my meat, but absolutely no canned food, that messes up my digestion. And sometimes I don’t feel like eating. Now, that puts Susan is in a tizzy, when I don’t eat. She cooks all kinds of different chicken, usually  breast but when I didn’t eat that she tried chicken thighs, they were okay for a day or two, except she added rice, I’m not keen on rice and it’s hard to spit the rice out, she said I needed carbs, what the heck are carbs? Next I had ground beef with gravy that was quite tasty until she

I don’t want to eat veggies. When you make me chicken I might eat.

added veggies, little squares of orange carrot and green peas, imagine green peas, they were easier to spit out. What next? I smell something good, I think we’re back to plain chicken, maybe I’ll eat today, I heard rumblings of calling the vet and that would mean a car ride, I hate the car, and then I endure prodding from the vet. Okay, I’ll eat today.  No evil eye and not a word about author Susan’s

New cover coming!

writing today and I bet you’re wondering why. Well, not much to say, she is revising Prelude to Sophie’s War  for the second edition, playing with cover art but no decisions yet on Heart of Sophie’s War. Psst! She’s not the most decisive person and it took her long enough but the new cover for The Blue Pendant is finally done. Oh the big news is we’re getting a new website, newsletter and I will have my own blog… Um! Didn’t Susan promise me that sometime ago?

Yeah! we have a new cover for The Blue Pendant  Thank you everyone for your participation.

The Blue Pendant  is Susan’s biggest selling novel and the first in The Sackville Hotel Trilogy If you like the elegance of Edwardian Society and decades spanning adventures you’ll love this trio. Start reading Anna’s story in The Blue Pendant. Take a peak at the new cover. It will take sometime before the new cover shows on the books. E-book or paperback click here


Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

The prequel Ruins in Silk .99c or free (e-book only), also available in paperback on Amazon. The story of Sophie’s young life in Lucca Italy on her father’s silk farm and in Derby England at the family’s silk mill but tragedy strikes and Sophie’s life is dramatically changed. Book 1 of the series Prelude to Sophie’s War  is set at the Bartley Hospital in London England as Sophie starts her nursing career and before she nurses in the Great War.


Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 


The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please, take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction trio. New covers  coming in the next a week or so.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com

 

Find a Sock, Shake a Sock!

Find a sock, shake a sock, Miss Penny speaking. Socks are my favourite thing, they are stretchy, shakable and have an amazing eau de foot scent. Hee-hee, did you notice no evil eye today. I have the whole blog, well nearly. Author Susan, has sent Heart of Sophie’s War off to the editor. So, back to socks. Susan left a pile of laundry on the floor yesterday. Psst! she’s not the tidiest of people. Hum! I wonder if there are any socks in there. Usually I have to wait until bedtime then I paw at Susan’s feet urging her to get her socks off. Aha, that pile of laundry is easy prey. Keeping one eye on Susan, I nudge my nose in the laundry. Yippee, eau de foot. Careful now, Susan hasn’t noticed yet, I quietly tug on a pink one and shake the heck out of it. ‘Ah, that was good.’ Oops! Susan spotted me. She’s laughing, well, that’s an insult. Oh, she’s pulling my sock. I’m not having that so I pull harder. A battle has begun, Susan wins the first one, but I’m clever I  know socks

Don’t you dare!

come in pairs. My nose dives into the laundry again. There it is eau de foot, I get the other pink sock. Hum, not as stretchy as the black, but that’s okay, pink is nicer for a princess, I’ll shake it into submission. My turn for the evil eye to Susan ‘Don’t you dare touch my sock.’ Until next week, Easter bunny time. Oh that’s exciting!

Just one more thing, Susan is looking for beta readers for the new book. All you have to do is read the book, give Susan some feedback, just incase any of those pesky typos got through and write an honest review on Amazon, Kobo and Chapter/Indigo. If you are interested in a free pre-release e-copy of Heart of Sophie’s War please contact Susan. Your comments are important and very much appreciated. We’re still working on covers, samples of mock-ups below.

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

The prequel Ruins in Silk .99c or free (e-book only), also available in paperback on Amazon. The story of Sophie’s young life in Lucca Italy on her father’s silk farm and in Derby England at the family’s silk mill but tragedy strikes and Sophie’s life is dramatically changed. Book 1 of the series Prelude to Sophie’s War  is set at the Bartley Hospital in London England as Sophie starts her nursing career and before she nurses in the Great War.


Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 

The Blue Pendant  is Susan’s biggest selling novel and the first in The Sackville Hotel Trilogy If you like the elegance of Edwardian Society and decades spanning adventures you’ll love this trio. Start reading Anna’s story in The Blue Pendant. Take a peak at the new cover. E-book or paperback click here


The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please, take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction trio.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com

 

Valentine Kisses & Cuddles!

Valentine Kisses and cuddles, Miss Penny Speaking, I’m not sure what this Valentine thing is, but it sounds cuddly and I like loving stuff. I’m guessing Susan

Chocolate for Susan

is my valentine she cuddles a lot, except when she’s writing. My head gets in the way of the keyboard and when she’s holding me she complains her arm aches. Oh I’m getting the evil eye.  So…remember last week’s change of plan. I have to start the blog with the author section and this week is all about love. The Lavender Cottage books are about a second chance at love, which appeals to a unique older audience of young-at-heart readers; an engaging story set in an English village, clean and wholesome romance with normal people like you and me who experience the ups and downs of life, we have  pet dogs or cats, Katie has a dog, and good friends, a wish list or bucket list and delight in happy endings. Perhaps, not the usual mass market best seller romance but romance all the same, different and unique for special readers like you and me. Click here

Love and war, sounds contradictory but love blossoms in war. I’m not sure if they celebrated Valentine in WW 1 and I haven’t actually referred to it in Heart of Sophie’s War. We all know it was a brutal war of killing and maiming not something you associate with love. But the aftermath of battles called for double doses of love and caring. Nurses like Sophie cared for these men with love and devotion as they pine for their mothers or sweetheart.  Doctors, Captain Carlos

Even in war. Love survives

Wainwright and Captain Andrew Cuthbert mend soldier’s mutilated bodies and crippled minds. Stoic even unemotional as their expertise and skill repair broken men. These unemotional handsome doctors, display plenty of emotion and love for Nurse Sophie and without a doubt, the romantic kind. Which one might be Sophie’s Valentine?. As the story begins its exciting conclusion we are aware of changes and see different sides of characters unfolding, some good and some bad and slowly the answers emerge… no spoilers from Miss Penny. I listen to every word but I am sworn to secrecy. A good job I had a little say at the beginning, this is miss Penny signing off.

February is Valentine month. Susan is featuring The Lavender Cottage a women’s fiction series with a love story. Individual books or the box set of three. A delightful and cozy read about love’s heartaches and joys, this series is full of warmth and happy endings.


Covers were the topic of the week specifically The Blue Pendant. Susan was considering changing the title to Anna. However, all the five star Amazon reviews  would disappear and it is incredibly difficult to accumulate reviews, so there will be a new cover but no new title. E-book or paperback click here


If you love historical fiction start with Sophie  Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c in most online stores also available in paperback.

 


Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

 

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please, take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction trio.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

 

A Change of Plan!

A change of plan, Miss Penny speaking. First, I want this on record that I do not approve. As everyone knows, I am the centre of attention, after all I am a princess. It seems that Susan, my boss thinks that we need to revert to the original title Susan A. Jennings Author For the Love of Story the latter being the blog. Susan says, if I want to continue hosting the blog I must talk about books, writing, reading and fun stories about all her novels especially those in progress. She (notice I don’t use Susan or boss, that’s how miffed I am) has

Don’t mess with me, I’m miffed!

condescended to give me a line or two for my antics. Huh! Antics indeed! We’ll see about that. I noticed a new pair of slippers in the hall and they look particularly chewable. I could pee on the carpet, except we don’t have a carpet, so that won’t work. I could ignore her too. But that would be harder on me than you-know-who. So …. I, as the host of For the Love of Story, shall take second place and sulk. But, a message to my loyal fans, rest assured there will be consequences. Psst! I’ll make sure my stories sneak in—stay tuned.

February is Valentine month. Susan is featuring The Lavender Cottage a women’s fiction series with a love story. Individual books or the box set of three. A delightful and cozy read about love’s heartaches and joys, this series is full of warmth and happy endings.


Covers were the topic of the week specifically The Blue Pendant. Susan was considering changing the title to Anna. However, all the five star Amazon reviews  would disappear and it is incredibly difficult to accumulate reviews, so there will be a new cover but no new title


Work in progress!

Heart of Sophie’s WarBook 2 of the Sophie Series is getting very exciting. Sophie’s life is in turmoil, the worst since she arrived at Passchendaele. Sister Sin’s watchful eye is dangerous. Andrew is called away, could this mean a court martial? Who does Sophie’s heart belong to Andrew or Carlos? Only three or four chapters left. Can Sophie challenge her demons or will they destroy her? A hint, she comes face to face with her father in the flames. As for Andrew and Carlos, only time will tell. No spoilers, just teasers for now!


If you love historical fiction start with Sophie  Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c in most online stores also available in paperback.


Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

 

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please, take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction trio.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

 

Zooming Penny!

Zooming Penny! No, I’m not taking pictures, Miss Penny speaking and I’m not going anywhere.  Zoom lives in Susan’s laptop, I kid you not, people get inside this Zoom thing. It must be a bit cramped; no social distancing there and be warned nobody wears a mask in Zoom. I like to attend all Susan’s Zoom meetings. As soon as I hear a voice coming from the laptop, I’m on Susan’s lap, hee-hee, not the laptop, although that’s not a bad idea. I listen for familiar voices, from people who used to visit before this corona thing. I have to say it is very confusing for a dog, I hear my name and kind of see someone in this little square on the laptop screen, sometimes there are two or three squares and other times it is a mass of squares. My head goes form side to side, every time I hear Miss Penny, I’m trying hard to understand and would really like to sniff this person and maybe get a pat or two, but nothing happens, just a voice, so disappointing and frustrating. Susan agrees with the frustrating part, but I think that has to do with the technology. I had better get on with my job and talk about writing before I get the evil eye. Heart of Sophie’s War is into the conclusion phase. Did you

Here’s where it starts…

know that Susan carefully outlines her books with an exciting beginning that sucks you into the story and then a middle that is full of action and finally, the conclusion which is where she is now. Lots of surprises as she wraps things up. Sophie is struggling with the horror of her past and she finally admits she is in love. Who is it? The forbidden fruit or the comfortable understanding doctor? No spoilers, but they are both doctors, ha-ha!

Speaking of love Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away. Why not cozy up and read a love story. When Love Ends Romance Begins – A Lavender Cottage Book. e-book or paperback or read all three books in one download the box set e-book.

 

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie  Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c in most online stores also available in paperback.

Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please, take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction trio.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

 

Popsicle Penny!

Popsicle Penny, that is me this cold wintery day. Miss Penny speaking, I hate the cold, which is a problem because winters are cold here in Ottawa. Susan

Me and the boss ready for -25 wind chill

dresses me up like a pink popsicle, a pink doggie coat with a furry lining and pink bootees to match but I’m still cold. I try running back into the apartment, before we get to the elevator, that doesn’t work. Susan scoops up in her arms and even though I am already shivering she unceremoniously dumps me on the icy, snowy driveway and expects me to walk. First, I sniff the air and if it is not windy I take a stroll, I’ll even trot if it’s sunny unless my paws sting with the salt. Psst! Don’t tell Susan but if the snow is fresh and not too cold, it’s fun being outside. I can burying my nose and smell the squirrels, run and jump. I wish we had a backyard. However, here comes the popsicle part, the howling arctic wind is

I am NOT moving!

brutal. I am not moving. I might freeze into a popsicle or get blown over. Nope! I am not moving and I’m definitely not squatting my butt. Susan can pull with all

Are you nuts? -25c I’m going home.

her might, the only direction I’m going is home. Yep, I win and we go home. Oh here’s the evil eye, time to talk writing. The plot issues of the last couple of weeks are solved and Susan is hammering away on the keyboard as she starts pulling all the threads together and prepares to enter the conclusion phase of  Heart of Sophie’s War. All kinds of trickery is afoot as someone tries to disrupt the unity of the camp hospital. Is romance in the air? Sophie kisses …guess who? No spoilers but she is aroused with desire, confused and very conflicted… Bye for now…

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie  Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c in most online stores also available in paperback.

Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please, take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction trio.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Yummy Buffalo Chews!

Yummy buffalo chews are my favourite treat, Miss Penny speaking. Susan buys my food from the pet store and I’m allowed inside this store. At first it’s like

My favourite treat

going to Disneyland for dogs it is so exciting. The smells are heavenly, bags of food, treats and big marrow bones, wrapped in plastic. I find that weird, Susan gets my bones from the grocery store. After a few minutes I feel drunk, not that I know what that is, but I feel as though I might keel over. A stranger leans over the counter and offers me a treat. Um, I’m not sure about this. I don’t know this person, I sniff the treat, it’s not my favourite chew so I turn away. My doggie companions in the store, step back with shock  “are you nuts, refusing treats!?”  I shrug, “no, I’m just rather particular.” This is not the kind of attention I like; I’m getting nervous and start to shake. Susan picks me up, (the shaking always works). We leave the store and get into the car, as you know I hate the car, but then I get a whiff of my favourite buffalo chew. Quite revived, I can’t wait to get home for my treat. I’m settling down for a good chew when I get the evil eye. Time to talk writing. So what has the author been up to this week? I detect frustration, finally a new paperback cover design for The Blue Pendant, I think she has it right this time. The issues with Heart of Sophie’s War are resolving. Psst! Can you believe Susan left out a whole character. Yep, she did. Sister Sin short for Singleton, a nasty ward sister who accuses the nurses of being sinful, except she’s the sinner. In book one, Prelude to Sophie’s War, Sister Sin is banished to the convent and Susan planned to bring her back in book two. But nasty Sister was reluctant to make an appearance. It often happens. To say fictional characters have a life of their own is absolutely true. Susan thinks she writes the characters but its more like the characters dictate to her. However, sometimes the author has to take the lead, which was the case with Sister Sin, like it or not, has finally arrived at the casualty clearing hospital and she is ready to cause mayhem in the story. Oh boy, there is big trouble brewing for Sophie and Captain Cuthbert.

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie in Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c on Amazon also available in paperback.

Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

My Furry Mom & Our Story

My furry mom and our story, Miss Penny speaking. Lila is my real furry mom, she lives with Susan’s friend Kathleen, my two legged mom. Because of this Covid

Me and My Mom

thing, we never have visitors, so it was a treat to see my mom.  Did I ever tell you my story? My mom was rescued from a despicable puppy farm when I was in her tummy with six other little pups. Kathleen, adopted my mom and I was born, they called me the runt of the litter. I can’t say I like that term, it sounds as though I’m some sort of delinquent. Apparently I was a surprise, six puppies born and then much later I popped out. You see, right from the beginning I was special, making a grand entrance, that just proves I was born a princess. I don’t

Looking for squirrels but see how trim I am?

even look like my brothers and sisters, although we are Shih Tzu’s, I am small and skinny with long legs, my siblings are chubby with short legs. The vet called me a throw-back. A throw-back!? I’m so insulted, what is that supposed to mean? First I’m called a runt now a throw-back. Does this deserve a rebuttal, like chewing a shoe or ripping a Kleenex into shreds? Perhaps not. I liked Susan from the moment I saw her at only eight weeks old. She said she’d never have another dog after she lost my predecessor, Buddy-Boy. It took me all of two seconds to change her mind and here I am three years later, snug and warm and not just a pet but an author’s assistant. Speaking of which, before I get the evil eye, a report on Susan’s writing. Well, she has been cranky this week, a big issue with her new

Work in progress

book Heart fo Sophie’s War, one important character had difficulty getting into the story and it required a lot of work and a re-write to correct the issue. She’s also playing with book cover design again, but the last I heard she was going back to the originals. I like the new ones, but what do I know? Stay safe everyone!

 

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie in Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but twoseries, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c on Amazon also available in paperback.

Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

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Pirouetting Penny!

Pirouetting Penny, I guess you could say I pirouetted into 2021, Miss Penny speaking wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Now, for my dance explanation and rest assured I have no intention of being a circus dog. However, in the icy, snowy weather my paws hurt from the cold and the City of Ottawa spreads salt everywhere to stop people from slipping but that salt stings in my paws and I refuse to walk, pee or pooh. Susan attempts to pull me along, it doesn’t work. I don’t move but I try lifting my paws off the ground. I can get two at a time but not all four. You might think this is where the pirouette comes in but no because I’m too cold and start shivering. I win! Susan picks me up and carries me home, she carried me from Britannia Park the other day, that was a good walk, hee-hee! I had forgotten about doggie boots until New Year’s Eve, when I was plunked on the table and my paws are squeezed into these booties and this is where I learned to pirouette. I don’t want these things on, so I shake and lift my leg as high as I can and stretch it up and out and balance on two feet, that’s the pirouette. Susan laughs, really such an insult she laughs at my predicament. I get one bootie on each paw and I’m expected to walk so I pirouette. Psst! Don’t tell Susan but these booties work, no more sore feet and I turned the pirouette into a trot. No evil eye today as we took some time off over the holiday, so no writing activity to report.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie in Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but twoseries, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c on Amazon also available in paperback.

Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.


Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Yikes! It’s Almost Christmas

Yikes it’s almost Christmas, Miss Penny speaking. Hum …not much going on in the office these days, except I get thrown in with the door closed and you know how I feel about that. I thought Santa came on Christmas Eve, but I’m a dog so what do I know. He seems to knock on our door a lot and I suspect he has moved from the North Pole and lives at Purolator or Amazon, or he might be local as Susan comes home with lots of bags. Santa is a mystery. I wonder what Santa has for me?

Need a last minute gift?

A Book Tracking Journal for the avid reader in your family. A brilliant idea, track the books you’ve read, the authors you like or could be you don’t like. Your own personal library system. Click here or what about a cozy Christmas story with recipes Christmas at Lavender Cottage A delightful novella filled with romance, friendship and recipes for Christmas cheer. 


Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

**If you’d like to know more about Sophie, and you love historical fiction, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c on Amazon

And of course there is Book 1 Prelude to Sophie’s War, Sophie as a nurse probationer as Zeppelins attacked and bomb London.

Read Prelude to Sophie’s War while you wait for the sequel – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.


Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here