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  

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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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