Cuddles My Favourite Thing!

Do you like my Santa hat? Miss Penny speaking. Christmas is not far away. Do you like Christmas stories and cooking? Christmas at Lavender Cottage has both, click here, Now, curl up and read or cook.  My favourite place is to curl up in Susan’s arms, well not quite her arms. Psst! Susan is a bit chubby, good for

Now she can’t type!

cuddles, but she’s a touch sensitive about it. Anyway, she has a shelf on her chest and I can curl up quite comfortably. She complains she can’t see over my head, so I move but then she complains she can’t type with one hand. I get it, she’s an author so she has to write but, maybe she should learn to type with one hand. Um… that comment didn’t go down well, I got the raised eyebrow and the don’t-mess-with-me look. I shouldn’t have done that now I’m delegated to my bed. I need another tactic, pawing her knee sometimes works, especially if I put my

How can you resit?

head to one side and look very cute or if there’s no response I can try the sad eyes. If writing sessions are intense, which they seem to be at the moment, the cute stuff doesn’t work. Psst! Chewing my paw gets her out of the chair. Hee, hee!  Susan thinks I have a burr in my paw, then I get cuddles while she looks for it. But, despite my efforts serious writing is continuing. Oh here comes the evil eye, I’m Susan’s author assistant and the whole idea of this blog is to talk about her books and I get carried away, always the princess. As I mentioned serious writing this week Heart of Sophie’s War – Book Two is up the Chapter 21. There’s a hint of a new romance, tender glances between Emily and one of the young surgeons. Sophie of course is yo-yoing between Andrew and Carlos. One of the new and badly injured soldiers is a relative of the colonel’s and that’s not all, he may unwittingly divulge Trixie’s secret marriage. If you love historical fiction and

Mock up #2

you want to get to know Sophie, pick up Prelude to Sophie’s War-Book One and/or for just .99c read Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England, a life of courage filled with tragedy and triumph.

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:

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

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

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Dogs and Masks!

Thank goodness I don’t have to wear a mask, Miss Penny speaking, wearing a coat in cold weather is bad enough. Canines are lucky they can’t catch this Covid

I need my coat on a breezy day!

thing. In case you don’t know, a canine is a dog, I’m just showing off. But, this Covid thing loves people so everyone must wear a mask to stay safe and stop it spreading and making people very, very sick. Do you know how disconcerting it is not see your face? It might just provoke a growl or a bark, especially if you’re a

My favourite mask!

stranger, but then it’s best to bark at a stranger anyway. I don’t bark often but if Susan needs protecting I will give a woof maybe two if its really threatening. Have no fear, mask or no mask, my trusty little nose recognizes you. Masks and noses are the point of this blog. Susan is researching for her latest book Heart of Sophie’s War. Even back as far as the Great War, dogs, with their amazing sense of smell sniffed out explosives on the battlefield. What you might not know is

Now that’s a creepy mask!

they wore masks to protect them, not from the Covid thing, but from gas poisoning. Yikes! They did look really creepy and how the heck they could sniff through that contraption beats me. But they were very brave dogs and served and protected the soldiers, and still do in war zones today. Just like me protecting Susan, well maybe not quite the same, I do my best to woof occasionally. No evil

Mock up #2

eye today as we’ve already mentioned Heart of Sophie’s War, which by the way is on schedule for the early 2021 release.

Finally the 2nd edition of all three of the Lavender Cottage books, both e-book and paperback, are available on Amazon. Sale coming next week, ready for the holiday season, Book 2  Christmas at Lavender Cottage includes Susan’s coveted shortbread recipe. Well, that’s all from me and Susan today. Stay well and stay safe. Cuddles from Miss Penny.

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks New covers  Lavender Cottage Novels

Spectacular new covers Lavender Cottage Books

 Christmas is coming to Lavender Cottage.... Christmas at Lavender Cottage a delightful novella filled with romance, friendship and recipes for Christmas cheer. This is the new cover coming soon……

 

Start with novel 1 Lavender Cottage Novel 1 When Love Ends Romance Begins 


**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  

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

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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.

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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