Miss Penny Forgotten!

Miss Penny forgotten, unbelievable but true, Miss Penny speaking. The day began quite normally. Susan took me for a walk, a short walk as the wind was bitter so I was glad to be home. The elevator doors opens, Susan drops my leash

Shall I do another twirl?

and I run down the hall, do a few twirls, run back, a couple more twirls and by that time Susan is at the apartment door and we go inside. Except, when Susan closes the door, I am on the wrong side. Okay, no problem, sometimes I tease Susan and keep twirling and she teases me by pretending to close the door. This time was different, I sat and waited and then to my horror I heard the lock click. She had forgotten me. Can you believe that? Forgotten, the princess! I heard her moving about, my dish clattered as she made my breakfast, the fridge door opened and closed, that would be Susan’s breakfast. Oh boy, this is serious, I look up and down the hall nobody around, that’s good, there’s a grumpy man in the

Miss Penny, forgotten!

corner who doesn’t like dogs, I shake a little, ‘What if he comes out of his apartment and I’m dognapped or Fin, the dog opposite, he’s cute, but he barks and growls at me and there’s the lady with the funny voice, she’s nice, although I think she’s scared of me.’ Um …not sure what to do. I could bark, but I don’t bark it makes too much noise and scares me. That’s weird, Susan is calling me I hear, ‘Penny, Pen-Pen, (that’s my pet name) come eat your chicken!’ But, Mom I’m on the other side of the door. All goes quiet, this is it, I am doomed to spend the rest of my life in the hallway starving. Just a minute I hear the lock, the door opens. Oh, I’m so happy, Susan is sorry, and so she should be locking me out. Now, she’s laughing at me, no matter I’m glad to be home. No evil eye today, it has been editing all week, very, very boring. More about Susan the author, next week.

Flanders Fields Heart of Sophie’s War

Prelude to Sophie’s War – 2nd edition and Heart of Sophie’s War – new are both in the editing process. New covers for the Sophie Series, although for now there are no changes to the prequel Ruins in Silk. If you’d like to read about Sophie’s young life, a story of tragedy and triumph losing her privileged life, becoming a maid at the Sackville Hotel and as the series moves forward a nurse in the Great War. Read  Ruins in Silk while you wait click here. 

The Blue Pendant  is Susan’s biggest selling novel and the first in The Sackville Hotel Trilogy If you like the elegance of Edwardian Society and decades spanning adventures you’ll love this trio. Start reading Anna’s story in The Blue Pendant. Take a peak at the new cover. It will take sometime before the new print cover shows on the books. E-book or paperback click here

The prequel Ruins in Silk .99c or free (e-book only), also available in paperback on Amazon. The story of Sophie’s young life in Lucca Italy on her father’s silk farm and in Derby England at the family’s silk mill but tragedy strikes and Sophie’s life is dramatically changed. Book 1 of the series Prelude to Sophie’s War  is set at the Bartley Hospital in London England as Sophie starts her nursing career and before she nurses in the Great War.

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?  Watch for revised content and new cover to be released soon and then Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War will follow.


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 trio. New covers  coming in the next a week or so.

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.

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

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 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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