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  

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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  

 

She’s Home!

SEE IF I CARE! 

Phew! At last Susan is home, Miss Penny speaking. Rose and I were out walking one day and I thought I heard Susan’s voice calling me, “Pen-Pen,” Susan’s pet name for me and then I saw this woman walking towards me. Could it be? Was it? Yes, it was Susan. I was beside myself and ran around in circles and peed; I just couldn’t stop myself and peed again. Finally, Susan picked me up, it felt so good to have her home. However, now I have another problem. I like being with Rose and Pierre, so now I miss them. I had a brilliant idea and suggested we all live together. It seemed they didn’t agree. As that will not happen, it is

MY NONCHALANT LOOK!

time for me to sulk. First, I stopped wagging my tail, then I didn’t eat my supper. Susan tried to play with me but I ignored my toys. She picked me up and whispers in my ear; I love that, but I didn’t smile or lick her face (not that that is allowed) I was nonchalant, but secretly soaking up all the loving. I kept that up for two days and then I had to eat; I gobbled down the chicken and even cleaned my dish of kibble. So, it was game over and I stopped sulking. But I stay very close to Susan. She is not getting away again. Before Christmas Susan said she was making me a new blog with my own domain. Where is it? I’m told to be patient it’ll be here at the end of the month.



When Love Ends Romance Begins – Book 1 of The Lavender Cottage Series.

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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  RainMy Mo

Searching for Susan

I am worried, Miss Penny Speaking, Susan disappeared a long, long time ago. I’m okay Rose is taking good care of me but where is Susan? I am out searching, I even wore my boots, which I hate, even though they are neat as they look like sneakers. I have a red pair but I hide them in my bed along with any socks I can find. If I have to walk on cold salty sidewalks so can Rose and Pierre, hee, hee! I have quite a stash of stuff in my bed; I found a tea towel the other day. If I can’t find Susan then I’ll find things to comfort me. And I don’t have my new blog. This is very serious. If you find Susan, please send her home. Go to her website and message me.


When Love Ends Romance Begins – Book 1 of The Lavender Cottage Series.

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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  RainMy Mo

Fishy Business!

I hope you haven’t forgotten me, Miss Penny Speaking, Susan has not written my blog for three weeks and she has disappeared. Really she’s gone! Not a peep, not a word; every time the doorbell rings, ‘Is that Susan?’. ‘No, she left me for real this time.’ I am living with Rose and Pierre sharing my life with fish. You heard fish! Pierre has an aquarium and the fish swim all day. Kind of boring, they don’t even have any toys. Pierre cleaned the tank and they put the fish in a bucket of water. I just nonchalantly poked my nose in the bucket and suddenly the big shark, Jaws is its name, flew in the air. It opened its mouth, I could see teeth coming right at me. I ran, I almost barked I was so scared (I don’t bark that scares me too). Now, I’m embarrassed because everyone laughed. Jaws is back in its clean tank. I miss Susan and I think something fishy is going on, perhaps she’s been kidnapped. If you see her tell her I’m at Rose’s!


Christmas at Lavender Cottage Amazon, Kobo  .99c  Click here 

Romance and the Christmas spirit are on the brink of disaster. A troubled, prickly deceitful guest arrives at Lavender Cottage B&B just days before Christmas. A secret past has an unexpected romantic connection in Springsville. Eager to spend Christmas with the man she loves, Katie struggles with uncertainty. A missing necklace and false accusations threaten the joyful holiday, not just for Katie and her guests, but for an innocent family. Yummy shortbread recipe included.


When Love Ends Romance Begins – Book 1 of The Lavender Cottage Series.

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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  RainMy Mo

Sticky Burrs!

Have you heard of ‘burrs’ or perhaps I should say felt burrs, Miss Penny speaking? They are little round things covered in hooks, the seeds of the Burdock plant, and they stick to everything including me. During our walk the other day I got covered in them. I had one hanging from my face, several in my paws. Susan pulls them out and that stings a bit, but I know it’s for the best. But, we missed one. I was in agony with this thing digging into my tummy. It twisted into my fur so the fur pulled every time I moved and the little hooks of the burr dug into my skin. I hardly had a wink of sleep as it was morning before Susan found it. She had to cut it out. Oh, what a relief! Can you guess what happened next? Yep, the groomers! Kind of like adding insult to injury. Now, I’m cold, I had a lovely long coat, but it was getting mattered and those burrs were a problem. Although I say it myself, I look glamorous. Susan’s catching up with admin work and getting ready for the Small Press Book Fair, signings to finish the year off.

 

 

 


Remembrance Day! I love history but not always the effect it has on people. Researching WW1 for Prelude to Sophie’s War I became painfully aware of the stubbornness of powerful men that took so many lives, not just soldiers but innocent Londoners. Prelude to Sophie’s War tells of those innocent lives changed forever https://books2read.com/u/mgG0M0


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

Susan’s contemporary romance series has a new look and new series name – The Lavender Cottage Series (aka The Narrowboat Romance Series)

Retailer of your choice click here

 


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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  Rain

Dognapping Invaders!

I knew something big was going on last weekend, Miss Penny speaking, and I was right. Susan ignored me for three days, as she packed boxes and the printer buzzed above my bed, not conducive to napping. And then she closed the door and left me, abandoned again. Not long after Susan left, I heard the key in the front door and strange footsteps approach the study. I shivered and quaked, Dognapping invaders! The door opened slowly, my heart is beating out of my chest, I’m terrified. How could Susan leave me? And… there stood my good friend Nancy. My tail did a double-time wag, you see I love Nancy. But, I stopped wagging my tail and held my breath there was a man standing behind Nancy. Is he a friend or is Nancy colluding with him to dognap me? I start the shiver, big time, the more dramatic the better the cuddles and Nancy buys it and picks me up. The guy, Jim, seemed okay, but I was dognapped and taken to a car and whisked away to Nancy’s place. Phew! I’ve been before so I settled on Nancy’s lap and slept. All that tension and stress, I was exhausted.  Susan?

Oh yes, she was selling books at Ottawa Book Expo if you missed it next show is Small Press Book Fair November 23rd 12 -5  at the Jack Purcell Centre. Samples of yummy shortbread to try! and on Nov 22 at Coles Bookstore signing. Check my website for details of all upcoming events. 

 

 

 

 

 


Susan’s contemporary romance series has a new look and new series name – The Lavender Cottage Series (aka The Narrowboat Romance Series)

Retailer of your choice click here

 

 


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.


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


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  

YouTube video serialized version of The Blue Pendant

Excerpts from Lavender Cottage Romance Series(formerly The Narrowboat Romance Series). Readings from the book launch

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  Rain