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Fishy Business!

I hope you haven’t forgotten me, Miss Penny Speaking, Susan has not written my blog for three weeks and she has disappeared. Really she’s gone! Not a peep, not a word; every time the doorbell rings, ‘Is that Susan?’. ‘No, she left me for real this time.’ I am living with Rose and Pierre sharing my life with fish. You heard fish! Pierre has an aquarium and the fish swim all day. Kind of boring, they don’t even have any toys. Pierre cleaned the tank and they put the fish in a bucket of water. I just nonchalantly poked my nose in the bucket and suddenly the big shark, Jaws is its name, flew in the air. It opened its mouth, I could see teeth coming right at me. I ran, I almost barked I was so scared (I don’t bark that scares me too). Now, I’m embarrassed because everyone laughed. Jaws is back in its clean tank. I miss Susan and I think something fishy is going on, perhaps she’s been kidnapped. If you see her tell her I’m at Rose’s!


Christmas at Lavender Cottage Amazon, Kobo  .99c  Click here 

Romance and the Christmas spirit are on the brink of disaster. A troubled, prickly deceitful guest arrives at Lavender Cottage B&B just days before Christmas. A secret past has an unexpected romantic connection in Springsville. Eager to spend Christmas with the man she loves, Katie struggles with uncertainty. A missing necklace and false accusations threaten the joyful holiday, not just for Katie and her guests, but for an innocent family. Yummy shortbread recipe included.


When Love Ends Romance Begins – Book 1 of The Lavender Cottage Series.

Grateful for a fresh start Katie puts the pain of divorce behind her and moves to a quaint English village and marina where she opens Lavender Cottage B&B and meets handsome Piers Bannister. Click here

All books available at Coles Bookstore Billing Bridge, Chapters/Indigo    All online retailers


Prelude to Sophie’s War – A captivating historical novel of love and loss

Prelude to Sophie’s War  is now available through international distributor for overseas fans. An alternative to Amazon, check out your local bookstore and make a request.

Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

Online retailers


Save Some For Me  – And what about you?

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.


Remember Ruins in Silk? The prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy.

Well, it is also the prequel to Prelude to Sophie’s War, young Sophie in Ruins in Silk has grown up, left The Sackville Hotel and her story continues in London as she trains to be a nurse.

Free download from Kobo and most Online retailers


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set                  New cover

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

Click here for your details.

Click here for retailer.

 


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

The Blue Pendant              Anna’s Legacy                 Sarah’s choice


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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  RainMy Mo

All Mine!

Miss Penny Speaking, and speaking rather fast, because I am excited. You will never guess what Susan has done, she bought me a present. No, it’s not a toy or a ball, although I could do with a new ball I lost my pink one somewhere, oops like I said I’m talking too fast. Susan bought me a domain name, MissPennySpeaking .com and that means that I will have my very own blog/website. How cool is that? But don’t click yet as Susan has to build the website. Does that mean she has to go to one of those home building places for bricks and drywall? Susan does a lot of things but I’ve never seen her with a hammer or screwdriver. Actually, that is scary. Susan tells me websites are built inside laptops. Um! That’s weird, but what do I know I’m a dog, sort of. Anyway, I am very excited but it might be awhile as Susan is crazy busy selling books.

Go see her today at the Jack Purcell Centre at the Small Press Book Fair. Noon – 5 pm  320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa. You can browse all her books, perfect gifts especially the Christmas at Lavender Cottage, such a warm romantic story. Yup, I’m a romantic too, and it’s packed with Christmas recipes including shortbread and there will be samples. Jungles bells, jingle bells… I am so happy I’m singing! Bye for now!


 

Romance and the Christmas spirit are on the brink of disaster. A troubled, prickly deceitful guest arrives at Lavender Cottage B&B just days before Christmas. A secret past has an unexpected romantic connection in Springsville. Eager to spend Christmas with the man she loves, Katie struggles with uncertainty. A missing necklace and false accusations threaten the joyful holiday, not just for Katie and her guests, but for an innocent family. Yummy shortbread recipe included!

Available at Coles Bookstore Billing Bridge, Chapters/Indigo

All online retailers 


New workshop coming in 2020 –, How to Write a Nonfiction Book for Your Business now that is changing gears from fiction.

If you are wondering about the next fiction book, it’s finished waiting for the editor, Believing her Lies another Lavender Cottage book. Katie and Piers are riddled with doubt, caused by a jealous misguided woman. I get to hear the story when Susan reads aloud, I’m working on the reading part. Bye for now!


Susan’s contemporary romance series has a new look and new series name – The Lavender Cottage Series (aka The Narrowboat Romance Series)

Retailer of your choice click here

Believing Her Lies – Book 3  Coming February 2020


Prelude to Sophie’s War – A captivating historical novel of love and loss

Prelude to Sophie’s War  is now available through international distributor for overseas fans. An alternative to Amazon, check out your local bookstore and make a request.

Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

Online retailers


Save Some For Me  – And what about you?

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.


Remember Ruins in Silk? The prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy.

Well, it is also the prequel to Prelude to Sophie’s War, young Sophie in Ruins in Silk has grown up, left The Sackville Hotel and her story continues in London as she trains to be a nurse.

Free download from Kobo and most Online retailers


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set                  New cover

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

Click here for your details.

Click here for retailer.

 


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

The Blue Pendant              Anna’s Legacy                 Sarah’s choice


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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  Rain

Dognapping Invaders!

I knew something big was going on last weekend, Miss Penny speaking, and I was right. Susan ignored me for three days, as she packed boxes and the printer buzzed above my bed, not conducive to napping. And then she closed the door and left me, abandoned again. Not long after Susan left, I heard the key in the front door and strange footsteps approach the study. I shivered and quaked, Dognapping invaders! The door opened slowly, my heart is beating out of my chest, I’m terrified. How could Susan leave me? And… there stood my good friend Nancy. My tail did a double-time wag, you see I love Nancy. But, I stopped wagging my tail and held my breath there was a man standing behind Nancy. Is he a friend or is Nancy colluding with him to dognap me? I start the shiver, big time, the more dramatic the better the cuddles and Nancy buys it and picks me up. The guy, Jim, seemed okay, but I was dognapped and taken to a car and whisked away to Nancy’s place. Phew! I’ve been before so I settled on Nancy’s lap and slept. All that tension and stress, I was exhausted.  Susan?

Oh yes, she was selling books at Ottawa Book Expo if you missed it next show is Small Press Book Fair November 23rd 12 -5  at the Jack Purcell Centre. Samples of yummy shortbread to try! and on Nov 22 at Coles Bookstore signing. Check my website for details of all upcoming events. 

 

 

 

 

 


Susan’s contemporary romance series has a new look and new series name – The Lavender Cottage Series (aka The Narrowboat Romance Series)

Retailer of your choice click here

 

 


Save Some For Me  – And what about you?

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.


Prelude to Sophie’s War – A captivating historical novel of love and loss

Prelude to Sophie’s War  is now available through international distributor for overseas fans. An alternative to Amazon, check out your local bookstore and make a request.

Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

Online retailers


Remember Ruins in Silk? The prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy.

Well, it is also the prequel to Prelude to Sophie’s War, young Sophie in Ruins in Silk has grown up, left The Sackville Hotel and her story continues in London as she trains to be a nurse.

Free download from Kobo and most Online retailers


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set                  New cover

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

Click here for your details.

Click here for retailer.

 


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

The Blue Pendant              Anna’s Legacy                 Sarah’s choice


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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  Rain

Radishes!

Can you see that little red ball? Miss Penny speaking, I had so much fun, Susan said it’s called a radish; what kind of name is that? It came to me from the sky, well not quite but from above my head, the kitchen counter. Susan was making a salad, yuck, veggies and things she says are good for you. I’ll stick to chicken and kibble. But this little red ball rolled around the floor and it had a little tail, Susan said it was the root, that I could grab with my teeth and throw it in the air and let it bounce and roll. I accidentally bit into it and what a shock I got, it burned my mouth so I spit it out. It rolled under the cupboard and I let it stay there. It was fun while it lasted. Susan is a little cranky, although she laughed at my radish antics, she had a new cover made for Christmas at lavender Cottage and I think the designer screwed up and now Susan’s worried she won’t have the books ready for Ottawa Book Expo on Oct 20th. However, there is good news she finished the first draft of book three of the Lavender Cottage Series. Doubts and rumours plague Katie and Piers’ romance. Will the love birds marry or part ways forever? Aren’t I naughty teasing you? If it helps, we do get the answer in this book. Susan’s searching for a title; what do you think of  Believing Truth or Lies ? It probably won’t be published until after Christmas, it has to be edited, formatted and a cover designed—I hope she has better luck with this book.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set                  New cover

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

Click here for your details.

Click here for retailer.

 

 

 


Save Some For Me  – And what about you?

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.

 


Prelude to Sophie’s War – A captivating historical novel of love and loss

Prelude to Sophie’s War  is now available through international distributor for overseas fans. An alternative to Amazon, check out your local bookstore and make a request.

Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

Online retailers

 

 

 


 

Remember Ruins in Silk? The prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy.

Well, it is also the prequel to Prelude to Sophie’s War, young Sophie in Ruins in Silk has grown up, left The Sackville Hotel and her story continues in London as she trains to be a nurse.

Free download from  My website susanajennings.com or Kobo and some Online retailers

 

 


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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  Rain

Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays!

Miss Penny is busy playing with her toys, I think she has the Christmas spirit. As this is the Saturday before Christmas I know everyone is busy so this will be short and sweet.

Many, many festive greetings, Happy Christmas or Happy Holidays, whichever you prefer. It’s the season to be with family and friends.

The Evil Eye!

Miss Penny

Yes, I am giving you the evil eye. Miss Penny speaking. I am being ignored and I want to play. Susan is busy with Christmas stuff; there are boxes and bags, curly ribbon and crinkly paper all over the dining room. Baking smells from the kitchen are tempting as another pan of shortbread comes out of the oven and gets packed into gift boxes. The phone keeps announcing visitors that is exciting, I love visitors, but they don’t stay long. They pick up a book or gift box, say hello and leave again. Susan’s latest Christmas at Lavender Cottage is going fast, I’m guessing that’s because it’s Christmas, who doesn’t like a warm, cozy romance, hot chocolate and an opportunity to make shortbread (Susan’s recipe is in the back of the book) Of course, I’m a dog so I know little about any of that, except it occupies Susan’s time, which means less cuddling and playtime for me. And, because of the cold and even some freezing rain my walks have been cut short. As you can see, I’m suffering here. Perhaps you could do me a favour and put a word in Susan’s ear, the evil eye didn’t work. Over to the boss.

My Work in Progress:

Not much writing going on these days, but did you know that most authors plan books in their head long before they start writing. It is subconscious; I don’t even realize I’m planning a story in my head until the words flow on the page and I wonder where it’s coming from. Right now, I’m thinking about, Sophie at nursing school and Zeppelins over war-torn London and it won’t be long before the words are flowing again. 

Book News: 

What next! Did you know there is an award for… wait for it… Bad Sex in Fiction Award – Interestingly, these scenes are the worst sex scenes in non-pornographic, non-erotica fiction. The award winning scene is selected for a long-list, short-list and some lucky or unlucky author gets the award.

Books I’m Reading: Fiction: 

I finished Kate Morton’s latest The Clockmakers Daughter I am giving it four stars; the book is amazing and I highly recommend it but the story is complicated. My next read is Maeve Binchy, Chestnut Street, a light read about ordinary people, characters who live on or have connections to Chestnut Street. The late Ms. Binchy had a knack of drawing you into the house place and feeling that the characters are your neighbour, friend or even the odd enemy. Her husband Gordon Snell put together this collection of Ms. Binchy’s stories. something she had talked about before her death.

Special offers!

Christmas at Lavender Cottage – A warm feel-good holiday romance  10.00 (in stores may be more)

 Romance and Christmas spirit are on the brink of disaster. A troubled, deceitful and prickly guest arrives atLavender Cottage just days before Christmas.  A missing necklace and false accusations threaten the joyful holiday. Eager to share Christmas with the man she loves, Katie struggles with uncertainty. Will justice prevail? Can true love flourish?

Gifts for you or your favourite person.

Relax, curl up nice and cozy and enjoy this gift pack. Includes A copy of Christmas at Lavender Cottage plus a matching coffee mug full of shortbread.

Price 15.00

Contact Susan 

Deluxe Package 

Deluxe Gift pack – Two books, When Love ends Romance Begins and Christmas at Lavender Cottage with two matching mugs one filled with shortbread and one filled with hot chocolate mix.

Price 29.99 

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Where to buy Susan’s books.

Gift packs are only available from  Susan please contact her directly.

In Ottawa Coles Billings Bridge or Susan directly

Online retailers, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and many more stores around the world. All Susan’s books are availbe through your local libray if you can’t find them please make a request to the librarian they available to libraries through OverDrive. Check out Book Page for more details