Picky Princess Penny!

Picky Princess Penny, that’s me! Miss Penny speaking. I’m just a tad picky with my food. Apparently, according to the vet I am under weight and don’t eat enough. She recommends I eat dry kibble or fancy canned dog food with lots of

No! Not for Miss Penny, The Princess

calories. Err … no, that’s for regular dogs, nudge, nudge, did you forget I’m a princess? I’m not averse to a few delicate crunchies with my meat, but absolutely no canned food, that messes up my digestion. And sometimes I don’t feel like eating. Now, that puts Susan is in a tizzy, when I don’t eat. She cooks all kinds of different chicken, usually  breast but when I didn’t eat that she tried chicken thighs, they were okay for a day or two, except she added rice, I’m not keen on rice and it’s hard to spit the rice out, she said I needed carbs, what the heck are carbs? Next I had ground beef with gravy that was quite tasty until she

I don’t want to eat veggies. When you make me chicken I might eat.

added veggies, little squares of orange carrot and green peas, imagine green peas, they were easier to spit out. What next? I smell something good, I think we’re back to plain chicken, maybe I’ll eat today, I heard rumblings of calling the vet and that would mean a car ride, I hate the car, and then I endure prodding from the vet. Okay, I’ll eat today.  No evil eye and not a word about author Susan’s

New cover coming!

writing today and I bet you’re wondering why. Well, not much to say, she is revising Prelude to Sophie’s War  for the second edition, playing with cover art but no decisions yet on Heart of Sophie’s War. Psst! She’s not the most decisive person and it took her long enough but the new cover for The Blue Pendant is finally done. Oh the big news is we’re getting a new website, newsletter and I will have my own blog… Um! Didn’t Susan promise me that sometime ago?

Yeah! we have a new cover for The Blue Pendant  Thank you everyone for your participation.

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 cover shows on the books. E-book or paperback click here


Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

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? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 


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  

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

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Find a Sock, Shake a Sock!

Find a sock, shake a sock, Miss Penny speaking. Socks are my favourite thing, they are stretchy, shakable and have an amazing eau de foot scent. Hee-hee, did you notice no evil eye today. I have the whole blog, well nearly. Author Susan, has sent Heart of Sophie’s War off to the editor. So, back to socks. Susan left a pile of laundry on the floor yesterday. Psst! she’s not the tidiest of people. Hum! I wonder if there are any socks in there. Usually I have to wait until bedtime then I paw at Susan’s feet urging her to get her socks off. Aha, that pile of laundry is easy prey. Keeping one eye on Susan, I nudge my nose in the laundry. Yippee, eau de foot. Careful now, Susan hasn’t noticed yet, I quietly tug on a pink one and shake the heck out of it. ‘Ah, that was good.’ Oops! Susan spotted me. She’s laughing, well, that’s an insult. Oh, she’s pulling my sock. I’m not having that so I pull harder. A battle has begun, Susan wins the first one, but I’m clever I  know socks

Don’t you dare!

come in pairs. My nose dives into the laundry again. There it is eau de foot, I get the other pink sock. Hum, not as stretchy as the black, but that’s okay, pink is nicer for a princess, I’ll shake it into submission. My turn for the evil eye to Susan ‘Don’t you dare touch my sock.’ Until next week, Easter bunny time. Oh that’s exciting!

Just one more thing, Susan is looking for beta readers for the new book. All you have to do is read the book, give Susan some feedback, just incase any of those pesky typos got through and write an honest review on Amazon, Kobo and Chapter/Indigo. If you are interested in a free pre-release e-copy of Heart of Sophie’s War please contact Susan. Your comments are important and very much appreciated. We’re still working on covers, samples of mock-ups below.

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

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? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 

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. E-book or paperback click here


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.


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  

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  

Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com

 

Pasty Penny?

Pasty Penny, my tummy is not feeling good, Miss Penny speaking. Susan said I looked pasty. Really! Now, I am a princess so I’m milking this for all I can but how my thick black fur is pasty is a stretch. Truthfully, I never have an appetite and

Do I look pasty? Messy in need of a hair cut maybe?

I’m picky with my food. But, I am feeling ignored. Susan is busy working on the cover and the back and front matter for Heart of Sophie’s War. So, I gobbled down my breakfast and then depositing it on the floor; this always gets her attention. I thought the book was finished but I was wrong. Things like the dedication are added and because Susan wrote this during the Covid pandemic she is dedicating it to all those frontline people, past and present, who protect us. Then there’s the acknowledgements, thanking the editor and all the people who helped.  What?!  My name is not there, but I’m Susan’s assistant. Uh, we’ll see about that. I think Princess Penny sounds pretty good. Too much? Maybe I need to look very, very pasty and play the sympathy card, or do you think the hurt card would work better? I think I have Susan’s attention now. She’s working on her

Mock up #1

bio and a list of her published works. All this extra is called the front or back matter. I’m tired just thinking about it all. Susan is playing with cover designs and that cheers me up and I smell something tempting on the stove, perhaps I’ll eat today. Oops, here’s the evil eye. One last thing, which of these two mock ups appeal to you? More to come next week.

Mock up #2

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

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? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 

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. E-book or paperback click here


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.


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  

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

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Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com

 

Shivering Cold on Western Fronts!

Shivering cold on two Western Fronts, Miss Penny speaking. I have you guessing. You see, the novel Susan finished last week is set on the Western Front 1917 and we live in the Western side of Ottawa and we’re talking about shivering. Hee-hee, get it, Western and its cold on both fronts. I thought that was clever. Okay maybe not, but I’m a dog remember? Last week we talked about the completion of Heart of Sophie’s War. During the first re-write … really! There’s more than one rewrite? Oh well, Susan knows best. I listen intently as she reads aloud, it helps her pick up weird words or muddled sentences. It’s a good job as the grammar police would have a field day and they can be brutal. As the story progresses, winter is setting in at the casualty clearing station and it’s getting cold on the Western Front, snow and freezing temperatures. I was shivering just listening. These poor nurses lived in canvas tents surrounded by frost and snow,

A cold frigid night

they worked in flimsy marquees or wooden huts for wards, heated by a wood or paraffin stove. Many of these women, especial volunteer aides (VAD) were used to wearing fur coats in not so cold England. Almost every piece of clothing they owned was worn. This quote says it all. “We all shivered into our warmest woollies, packed them tight on us like the leaves of a head of lettuce.” Quoted from A Volunteer Nurse in the Western Front by Olive Dent This book was reproduced from Olive Dent’s personal journal as a VAD in the Great War. A great historical read with accuracy and humour. First published in 1917 and republished in 2014. Well, that has taken the wind out of my sails, I maybe shivering on the cold Western front of Ottawa but I have a warm apartment to sleep in and my walks last ten minutes when it’s cold, even shorter when the wind chill is  -31c. I kid you not, Susan actually expected me to walk in that, of course I dug my heals in and she picked me up and we went home. 

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? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 

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. E-book or paperback click here


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.


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  

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  

Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com

 

A Change of Plan!

A change of plan, Miss Penny speaking. First, I want this on record that I do not approve. As everyone knows, I am the centre of attention, after all I am a princess. It seems that Susan, my boss thinks that we need to revert to the original title Susan A. Jennings Author For the Love of Story the latter being the blog. Susan says, if I want to continue hosting the blog I must talk about books, writing, reading and fun stories about all her novels especially those in progress. She (notice I don’t use Susan or boss, that’s how miffed I am) has

Don’t mess with me, I’m miffed!

condescended to give me a line or two for my antics. Huh! Antics indeed! We’ll see about that. I noticed a new pair of slippers in the hall and they look particularly chewable. I could pee on the carpet, except we don’t have a carpet, so that won’t work. I could ignore her too. But that would be harder on me than you-know-who. So …. I, as the host of For the Love of Story, shall take second place and sulk. But, a message to my loyal fans, rest assured there will be consequences. Psst! I’ll make sure my stories sneak in—stay tuned.

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


Work in progress!

Heart of Sophie’s WarBook 2 of the Sophie Series is getting very exciting. Sophie’s life is in turmoil, the worst since she arrived at Passchendaele. Sister Sin’s watchful eye is dangerous. Andrew is called away, could this mean a court martial? Who does Sophie’s heart belong to Andrew or Carlos? Only three or four chapters left. Can Sophie challenge her demons or will they destroy her? A hint, she comes face to face with her father in the flames. As for Andrew and Carlos, only time will tell. No spoilers, just teasers for now!


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 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.


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  

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  

 

Zooming Penny!

Zooming Penny! No, I’m not taking pictures, Miss Penny speaking and I’m not going anywhere.  Zoom lives in Susan’s laptop, I kid you not, people get inside this Zoom thing. It must be a bit cramped; no social distancing there and be warned nobody wears a mask in Zoom. I like to attend all Susan’s Zoom meetings. As soon as I hear a voice coming from the laptop, I’m on Susan’s lap, hee-hee, not the laptop, although that’s not a bad idea. I listen for familiar voices, from people who used to visit before this corona thing. I have to say it is very confusing for a dog, I hear my name and kind of see someone in this little square on the laptop screen, sometimes there are two or three squares and other times it is a mass of squares. My head goes form side to side, every time I hear Miss Penny, I’m trying hard to understand and would really like to sniff this person and maybe get a pat or two, but nothing happens, just a voice, so disappointing and frustrating. Susan agrees with the frustrating part, but I think that has to do with the technology. I had better get on with my job and talk about writing before I get the evil eye. Heart of Sophie’s War is into the conclusion phase. Did you

Here’s where it starts…

know that Susan carefully outlines her books with an exciting beginning that sucks you into the story and then a middle that is full of action and finally, the conclusion which is where she is now. Lots of surprises as she wraps things up. Sophie is struggling with the horror of her past and she finally admits she is in love. Who is it? The forbidden fruit or the comfortable understanding doctor? No spoilers, but they are both doctors, ha-ha!

Speaking of love Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away. Why not cozy up and read a love story. When Love Ends Romance Begins – A Lavender Cottage Book. e-book or paperback or read all three books in one download the box set e-book.

 

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 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.


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  

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  

 

Yummy Buffalo Chews!

Yummy buffalo chews are my favourite treat, Miss Penny speaking. Susan buys my food from the pet store and I’m allowed inside this store. At first it’s like

My favourite treat

going to Disneyland for dogs it is so exciting. The smells are heavenly, bags of food, treats and big marrow bones, wrapped in plastic. I find that weird, Susan gets my bones from the grocery store. After a few minutes I feel drunk, not that I know what that is, but I feel as though I might keel over. A stranger leans over the counter and offers me a treat. Um, I’m not sure about this. I don’t know this person, I sniff the treat, it’s not my favourite chew so I turn away. My doggie companions in the store, step back with shock  “are you nuts, refusing treats!?”  I shrug, “no, I’m just rather particular.” This is not the kind of attention I like; I’m getting nervous and start to shake. Susan picks me up, (the shaking always works). We leave the store and get into the car, as you know I hate the car, but then I get a whiff of my favourite buffalo chew. Quite revived, I can’t wait to get home for my treat. I’m settling down for a good chew when I get the evil eye. Time to talk writing. So what has the author been up to this week? I detect frustration, finally a new paperback cover design for The Blue Pendant, I think she has it right this time. The issues with Heart of Sophie’s War are resolving. Psst! Can you believe Susan left out a whole character. Yep, she did. Sister Sin short for Singleton, a nasty ward sister who accuses the nurses of being sinful, except she’s the sinner. In book one, Prelude to Sophie’s War, Sister Sin is banished to the convent and Susan planned to bring her back in book two. But nasty Sister was reluctant to make an appearance. It often happens. To say fictional characters have a life of their own is absolutely true. Susan thinks she writes the characters but its more like the characters dictate to her. However, sometimes the author has to take the lead, which was the case with Sister Sin, like it or not, has finally arrived at the casualty clearing hospital and she is ready to cause mayhem in the story. Oh boy, there is big trouble brewing for Sophie and Captain Cuthbert.

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie in 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 on Amazon 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 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.

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  

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

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Pirouetting Penny!

Pirouetting Penny, I guess you could say I pirouetted into 2021, Miss Penny speaking wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Now, for my dance explanation and rest assured I have no intention of being a circus dog. However, in the icy, snowy weather my paws hurt from the cold and the City of Ottawa spreads salt everywhere to stop people from slipping but that salt stings in my paws and I refuse to walk, pee or pooh. Susan attempts to pull me along, it doesn’t work. I don’t move but I try lifting my paws off the ground. I can get two at a time but not all four. You might think this is where the pirouette comes in but no because I’m too cold and start shivering. I win! Susan picks me up and carries me home, she carried me from Britannia Park the other day, that was a good walk, hee-hee! I had forgotten about doggie boots until New Year’s Eve, when I was plunked on the table and my paws are squeezed into these booties and this is where I learned to pirouette. I don’t want these things on, so I shake and lift my leg as high as I can and stretch it up and out and balance on two feet, that’s the pirouette. Susan laughs, really such an insult she laughs at my predicament. I get one bootie on each paw and I’m expected to walk so I pirouette. Psst! Don’t tell Susan but these booties work, no more sore feet and I turned the pirouette into a trot. No evil eye today as we took some time off over the holiday, so no writing activity to report.

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

If you love historical fiction start with Sophie in Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but twoseries, 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 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 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  

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What the Heck is Halloween?

What the heck is Halloween? Miss Penny speaking, is it the cold weather that makes strange things grow in people’s gardens? Big orange things with faces, enormous black spiders, covered in cobwebs, I’m not kidding they are bigger than me. I know …I know I’m kind of little but still they are enormous. Normal people in our neighbourhood, where we walk everyday, turn into really creepy looking monsters, bleeding all over the place; it’s enough to scare the tails off the squirrels. And it gets worse, they take off their skin and rattled around in just their bones. Psst! I did take a sniff at the bone part, but it was plastic. I’m not sure I like Halloween and there’s more. Susan explained, the kids all dress up as ghosts and fairy princesses and knock on strange doors calling Trick or Treat!  It’s bit a modified this year because of the corona thing. And then, get this…these creepy looking people make terrible monster noises and hand out candy to these little kids. I understand the treat part, but not sure how I can knock on doors and those creepy people are not to be messed with. Oh no, is Susan going to turn into

My Halloween Costume

one of those creepy people? Miss Penny to the rescue. I will refuse to walk in the neighbourhood today, we’ll stay in our garden, let’s hope none of these orange things sprout up, I haven’t seen any spiders yet and the squirrels still have tails. I will protect Susan from these monsters and stick to my Milkbone treats. Susan’s giving me the evil eye, I need to talk about writing. Do I see a glint of creepy in her eyes today? As it’s Halloween, I won’t mess about. Susan’s laptop has been

Mock up #2

clicking away with Heart of Sophie’s War  Sophie is facing several dilemma’s with patients but her compassion is relentless and skillful which is more than can be said in the romance department, two events involving handsome caring men throw her into confusion. How will she cope? Psst! This book is getting very exciting. **See below prequel .99c Well, that’s all for today, watch out for monsters in your garden. Next stop Christmas….

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.

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I’m Seriously Miffed!

I’m miffed, seriously miffed! Miss Penny speaking. As most of you know I am Susan the author’s assistant. I listen to her stories, give my approval, or give her cuddles and licks (she’s not always happy with the licks) when things don’t go

I am the Best Dog Assistant Ever!

right. It’s mostly a rewarding job. So, why am I miffed you ask? Because I discovered, while Susan was redesigning the covers for the Lavender Cottage novels, that she features four dogs in that series, and I am not one them. Can you believe that?! I don’t mind that Buddy Boy is the main dog character, he is Katie’s dog, the main character in the story. She’s had a difficult time and needs a cuddly dog. Buddy Boy was Susan’s dog and my predecessor. By all accounts a charming laid-back gentleman; I think I would have liked him. But these others, Loving Lily had better not be loving Susan and Protector Sam, he’s enormous and what’s he protecting? I might be little but I can protect Susan just fine, even if I don’t like to bark. Although I did bark the other day; a strange man was cleaning our windows. I just wanted to make it clear I was watching him. So, Lily and Sam are whopping big retrievers and seem to have no connection to Susan, except they belong to Katie’s friend Judy, in the story of course. Then, there is Arthur, more my size and a wiry energetic dog like me. He belongs to this handsome guy called Piers. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out where this story is going—Katie recently divorced and Piers, a secretive handsome single guy. Even I can figure it out and I’m a dog, well sort of. However, none of

A Second Chance at Love

this explains why I am not one of the Lavender Cottage dogs. Susan says four is enough and I will have to wait for another series. Well, we’ll see about that! Very seriously miffed! The evil eye won’t work today, I’m not talking about Susan’s writing because I need to sulk, then I’ll get cuddles. Susan speaking, Poor Miss Penny, I’m sorry but I promise you’ll be top dog in another book. I’ll take over today and we’ll have cuddles. Miss Penny speakingHee-hee! It works every time.  Just a note to add I’m still working on changing the paperback covers and uploading books 2 and 3. of  Lavender Cottage Novels and they are spectacular. I’m back to writing  Heart of Sophie’s War more coming next week. 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.

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

And of course there is Book 1 Prelude to Sophie’s War, Sophie as a nurse probationer as Zeppelins attacked and bomb London.

can she stay sane and survive?

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.


Newest release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3) New cover coming  

Christmas is coming to Lavender Cottage…. Christmas at Lavender Cottage is filled with romance, friendship and recipes for Christmas cheer. New cover coming……

Lavender Cottage Novel 1 When Love Ends Romance Begins 

 


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