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.


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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

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Up For Sale!

Up for sale. Yikes! What’s up for sale? Miss Penny speaking. She wouldn’t, would she? Phew! It’s not me it’s the book, When Love Ends Romance Begins (e-book) is free and just a click away until Wednesday on Amazon. Psst! I have to ask, Do you like emotional journeys, charming British settings, and heartwarming relationships, then you’ll love this women’s fiction? As you know, the Lavender Cottage Series has a pretty awesome new look. Get it today its free! Um…did you notice the switch today, books first me second. I’m not sure I like that and I’m still shaking from shock, just thinking about being sold. I have a cushy job as Susan’s assistant, a new place might not be kind. I hear of terrible things happening to dogs in the wrong homes, they have to live outside in the cold, I have a warm

Don’t mess with me, I need cuddles.

home and a warm coat, not so keen on the coat but I tolerate it. Instead of cuddles they have to obey commands and they eat kibble. Susan feeds me chicken breast, I only eat kibble if I absolutely have to. This is a nightmare it’s like a horror film. Time for cuddles and nice movies. Psst! I’ll tell you a secret Susan watches those Hallmark movies, you know the lovey stuff with happy endings, that’s what I need right now. Well, folks no evil eye today as we already talked books. But I should mention the Sophie Series Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War

Mock up #2

is well passed the halfway mark. Even in the midst of war, a love triangle is on the horizon with Sophie in the centre and a loveable character from book 1 comes into Sophie’s care once again. Don’t forget – Buy When Love Ends Romance Begins to rediscover happiness today! 

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

Get ready  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……


**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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

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 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

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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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Petrified Penny!

Petrified Penny, shivering and scared, is that any way to treat a princess?  Miss Penny speaking, Susan is usually full of cuddles and I get my own way

Penny with Sad eye

most of the time. It’s easy I just give her the sad eye look. Well, not today. As you know walks are my favourite thing, so when Susan clipped my collar on at an unusual time I was excited. I trotted along sniffing for new stuff, thinking maybe the squirrels would be more friendly in this new territory, except I couldn’t find any squirrel scent not even a slight whiff. Strange I thought. Then a monster bus whooshed by followed by racing cars and the final assault to my delicate, now vibrating ears, a vrooming motorbike. I jumped on the grass and pulled Susan away from the road, but she kept walking. I must say squirrels are smart little critters, which is more than I can say for my boss today. We get to a corner and Susan expects me to walk across the road. No way, I refused to move. I’m only eight pounds but I’m strong, so she picks me up and we cross anyway. We get to FarmBoy. WOW! This deserves an extra fast tail wag (I have an especially fast tail) so-o-o exciting. I’ve never been in a store before and lots of people say how cute I am, I’m liking this and then… my leash is tied to a railing

Petrified Penny!

outside. Susan disappears and leaves me!!! I am petrified! I start with a quiver and a whine as all these big feet walk around me, someone coos at me, that’s nice so I go into a full blown shiver, more coos and few ahas, this isn’t so bad but

I’m out of here!

where’s Susan? She finally reappears, unties me. I run like the wind, get me out of here! Oops! Here comes the evil eyes from author Susan. Heart of Sophie’s War is past the one-third mark. Battles rage on the Western Front, the hospital is full, Sophie collapses with exhaustion in the arms of a handsome doctor and a patient turns on her inexplicably accusing her of betrayal. Psst! This book is getting very exciting. **See below prequel Ruins in Silk only.99c

 On a lighter note watch out for the sale –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……

New covers  Lavender Cottage Novels and they are spectacular.

Latest release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Novel (3) New cover coming

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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Leap into Beauty

Hee-hee! Get it, leap? Today only happens every four years, Miss Penny speaking. And the beauty part is me, but then you knew that. Do you remember my tousled look of last week? Well, I was right. We took a trip to Pet Agree in Kanata; I love Joni and look what she did. I have never felt so glamorous; I have a pink flower tucked strategically on my right ear (that’s a big word for a little dog) it matches my winter coat and my boots. I sure needed my boots this week. Even on the ploughed sidewalks, the snow came past my belly and inside my coat. Now, that is cold! And squatting, to you know what, I need say no more. I like pushing my nose into the soft snow, I can smell squirrels and that’s confusing because squirrels run up trees, not that I’ve seen any recently.

Susan is giving me ‘the eye’ she has book news. Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3) has an amazing cover. Psst! I kept telling her the design was okay, but it needed a professional touch. She finally listened and the results speak volumes. Susan uploaded the book ready for the official release March 26th pre-orders available on Kobo and Amazon. First signing Coles Bookstore Billings Bridge March 27th.(TBC)  Click here to read the synopsis.

 


 

While you wait for Believing Her lies why not catch up with the first book

When Love Ends Romance Begins 

 

 

Prelude to Sophie’s War – A captivating historical novel of love and loss

Online retailers   Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

 

 

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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   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.

Free download from Kobo and most Online retailers


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details

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.

 Click here for retailer.


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


Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

 

Mission Accomplished!

I’ve had enough of this weather, Miss Penny speaking, snow and more snow. Do you have any idea how cold it is to walk with bare paws in snow? And, if it’s not cold snow it’s stinging, burning wet salt, creeping in between my paw pads. Susan tries to help by putting socks on my paws, but I look like a right narna with happy face socks; they feel weird and I try to kick them off. Adding insult to injury Susan laughs as I kick my back legs calling me a donkey. Donkey, indeed! Did I mention the cold? At eight pounds, I don’t have much fat on me so even with my coat on, and there’s another story, I’m cold and shiver. But Susan makes me walk, cruelty it is. Eight pounds or not I can sit on my haunches and dig my heels in and nothing can move me. Then, I lift one paw, pull my ears close to my face and look up with sad, hurt eyes. Hee, hee! That does it. She picks me up and if I wind up the shivering, Susan cuddles me and carries me home to our nice warm condo. Mission accomplished. Now, I can curl up in my bed and snooze while Susan works. BIG News!


 

New book Believing Her Lies, is almost ready, editing and cover are almost complete. Release date is mid to late March. Here’s a sneak preview of mock-up cover. 

Catch up with the first book When Love Ends Romance Begins – Valentine special see below.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Special February 14, 15, 16  99c Amazon and Kobo

When Love Ends Romance Begins  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.

Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

Online retailers


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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.

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.

Free download from Kobo and most Online retailers


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.

Click here for your details.

Click here for retailer.

 


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


Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here