Valentine Kisses and cuddles, Miss Penny Speaking, I’m not sure what this Valentine thing is, but it sounds cuddly and I like loving stuff. I’m guessing Susan
is my valentine she cuddles a lot, except when she’s writing. My head gets in the way of the keyboard and when she’s holding me she complains her arm aches. Oh I’m getting the evil eye. So…remember last week’s change of plan. I have to start the blog with the author section and this week is all about love. The Lavender Cottage books are about a second chance at love, which appeals to a unique older audience of young-at-heart readers; an engaging story set in an English village, clean and wholesome romance with normal people like you and me who experience the ups and downs of life, we have pet dogs or cats, Katie has a dog, and good friends, a wish list or bucket list and delight in happy endings. Perhaps, not the usual mass market best seller romance but romance all the same, different and unique for special readers like you and me. Click here
Love and war, sounds contradictory but love blossoms in war. I’m not sure if they celebrated Valentine in WW 1 and I haven’t actually referred to it in Heart of Sophie’s War. We all know it was a brutal war of killing and maiming not something you associate with love. But the aftermath of battles called for double doses of love and caring. Nurses like Sophie cared for these men with love and devotion as they pine for their mothers or sweetheart. Doctors, Captain Carlos
Wainwright and Captain Andrew Cuthbert mend soldier’s mutilated bodies and crippled minds. Stoic even unemotional as their expertise and skill repair broken men. These unemotional handsome doctors, display plenty of emotion and love for Nurse Sophie and without a doubt, the romantic kind. Which one might be Sophie’s Valentine?. As the story begins its exciting conclusion we are aware of changes and see different sides of characters unfolding, some good and some bad and slowly the answers emerge… no spoilers from Miss Penny. I listen to every word but I am sworn to secrecy. A good job I had a little say at the beginning, this is miss Penny signing off.
February is Valentine month. Susan is featuring The Lavender Cottage a women’s fiction series with a love story. Individual books or the box set of three. A delightful and cozy read about love’s heartaches and joys, this series is full of warmth and happy endings.
Covers were the topic of the week specifically The Blue Pendant. Susan was considering changing the title to Anna. However, all the five star Amazon reviews would disappear and it is incredibly difficult to accumulate reviews, so there will be a new cover but no new title. E-book or paperback click here
If you love historical fiction start with Sophie Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, Click here e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England only .99c in most online stores also available in paperback.
Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War – 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?
And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.
The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set Click here for details
Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.
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
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Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir
Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?
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