Life Threatening Walks!

Life threatening walks, Miss Penny speaking. Susan thinks I haven’t noticed our short walks this week. She’s busy with her books again, this time she’s compiling Lavender Cottage into a box set. We’ve had crazy weather here in Ottawa, two big snow storms, freezing rain, regular rain, fog and blustery winds and some walks have been life threatening. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic, but being buried by wet sloppy snow, is dramatic. We were walking along Carling Avenue (that’s the short walk) and first a bus goes by and almost blasts me off my feet and you know what I think about those monsters, but that was nothing to what happened next. First a loud rumbling and then whoosh we are covered in wet snow as this enormous snowplough goes by. Susan should complain to the city, I could have been buried alive. It didn’t slow down or apologize, (I guess it’s not Canadian) it just barrelled along leaving piles of dirty, sloppy wet snow on the sidewalk and me in the middle. Thankfully, Susan picked me up and we quickly retreated back to the driveway. That was the shortest walk of the week and I am a bit miffed. I like my walks to the park to meet my four legged friends and the sniffing is better in the park. Oh here comes the evil eye, Susan says to stop feeling sorry for myself, she will take me to the park today. That’s nice but I can sulk a bit. As I said Susan has been busy (less cuddles for me). Lavender Cottage Box Set, has a nice cover and will be ready by the next blog. Heart of Sophie’s War is motoring along, Sophie is reflecting on her purpose and what she can do to relieve the suffering from war nerves/shell shock. Her reflections include personal feeling. Why is she thrown off balance by kind understanding Andrew and off-limits Carlos? Things are heating up in more ways than one.

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……

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

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks New covers


**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.

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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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