Susan called me a traitor. I am crushed. Innocent me, a traitor? Miss Penny speaking. Now, I was in a difficult position, Rose, my other favourite person was visiting and stayed the night. What is a little dog to do? Rose gets in bed in the study and Susan is in her bed. At first I wondered back and forth, then I sat on Susan’s bed thinking. Why can’t they sleep in the same place, I like my pack altogether; I’m a dog remember, I don’t admit that often. Finally, I jumped down and snuggled up with Rose. I must have nodded off because when Susan got up in the morning she was upset. Actually, Susan has been a bit cranky lately, I notice she’s not writing. Oh, there’s another book coming almost edited, cover design is next. The third book in the Lavender Cottage series. Maybe you can help with the title. Susan can’t decide between Truth or Lies and Believing Her Lies – Click here with your choice. Here’s a brief synopsis. “Katie and Piers love each other but struggle with doubt. A jealous woman tries to get between them by feeding, vulnerable Katie with lies and innuendoes. Piers’ late wife intervenes from the grave.” If you ask me, and I’m privy to the whole story, it’s about time these two tied the knot. I can’t give anything away but some events in this novel are surprising and we expect romance novels to have a happy ending. 

Sorry, what was that? When is my blog coming? Good question, but as Susan thinks I’m a traitor, I’m lying low for a while.

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.

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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  

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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.

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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.

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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

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Susan Jennings

Susan A Jennings: Author teacher and founder of Just for Writers providing workshops, retreats and groups for writers and founding member of The Ottawa Story Spinners a local writers group, who have published five volumes of the Black Lake Chronicles a collection of eclectic stories and articles. Susan likes to be involved in the local writing community and is currently the Past-President of Ottawa Independent Writers. Originally from the UK Susan is a long-time resident of Ottawa. She writes and publishes, short stories and cozy mysteries. Several of her short stories are e-published and the Blue Heron Mysteries, Books 1&2, which is a collection of Hannah Wilton (amateur sleuth) mysteries are available on Kobo and Amazon as e-books. Her new historical fiction, The Blue Pendant will be available as a paperback and e-book late November or early December

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