Dog Tired!

Dog tired, exhausted that’s me, Miss Penny speaking. I’ve slept for two days and I may have been traumatized for life. Thursday morning I was so excited, we were going out. My excitement soon dampened when we got to the car. I hate the car. I’m shoved on the back seat and I want to sit on Susan’s knee. I don’t like it,

I hate the car and I need a hair cut.

so I whine, then Susan gets mad. We arrive and park; someone yells through a fog horn and Susan disappears. I kid you not she leaves me alone in the car. Susan went to get her Covid needle now I’m sorry for her because I remember needles at the vet. Perhaps we can have visitors again, Susan shakes her head not yet. Okay, so now for home. Urr…, just a minute we are going in the wrong direction and suddenly I’m outside Pet Agree. Oh no the groomers! And, you guessed it, she leaves me again. Okay the story is not over, I was truly

Very smart

abandoned, because when I’m all coiffed and looking pretty good, if naked is good, Rose comes to fetch me. This is very disconcerting, where the heck is Susan. No matter, I’ll worry about that later,  just get me out of here. Joni, the groomer is real nice but I’m not too keen on the bath and clippers. Rose’s house will do for now. I run upstairs, I love running upstairs, we don’t have stairs in the apartment, no she’s not there, I run down search the living room but I can’t find her. This is it, I’m a poor abandoned orphan. Susan will pay for this, but for now I’ll cuddle up with Rose. Susan eventually arrives and then another car ride, I hate the car, but finally we are home. What a day, let me sleep. If Susan thinks I’m promoting her writing today she can think again, she doesn’t deserve an assistant. I shall sulk.

From Susan, I am sorry you had such a bad day Miss Penny. But not much to say about writing today. Heart of Sophie’s War is at the editors and covers are in progress, no decisions yet. But we do have a potential new cover for The Blue Pendant. Scroll down to see.

Just one more thing, Susan is looking for beta readers for the new book. . If you are interested in a free pre-release e-copy of Heart of Sophie’s War please contact Susan.  Samples of mock-ups cover. Your preference

New possible Blue Pendant new covers which do you prefer! Contact Susan

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  

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Vet Trauma

Vet trauma, Miss Penny speaking, my boss, author Susan has instructed me to talk about her books first. This will be difficult because I am traumatized, so don’t go away, I’ll be back. Susan has been writing feverishly this week and coincidentally about veterinarians in the Great War. In Heart of Sophie’s War the camp vets treat injured horses and dogs. Nanny, a dog with injured paws has arrived at the Casualty Clearing Station. She is a special dog who not only sniffs and finds injured soldiers but stays with them, comforts them and keeps them warm until help arrives. Because of her protective nature the soldiers nicknamed her Nanny. Has anyone else noticed how often Susan has dogs in her books? The Lavender Cottage Books, a second chance at love series, has four

dogs, BuddyBoy who belongs to Katie and Arthur belonging to Piers and Katie’s best friend has two Gold Retrievers. I notice I am not in this series. Huh! I am proud to be a dog, we are very clever, including me. I protect Susan form all kinds of things, I may be small but I’m mighty!  I can’t say the same for Susan, I was grossly unprotected this week. Now I can rant about my visit to…the vet…. My four legged friends will understand, the annual poking and prodding and the enormous needle that is unceremoniously jabbed into haunches. Usually Susan holds me and cuddles me but not this time because of this Covid thing, a stranger, not even our usual vet, came out to the car grabbed me and ran off. I thought, this is it I’ve been dognapped and I’ll never see Susan again. I expected Susan to panic and run after me but, no, she just sat in the car and watched, that deserve retaliation. Thank goodness I was safely returned.

I need comfort!

And, I’m not finished … the vet said I was too skinny, I’ve always been trim, nothing wrong there. But Susan messed with my food and I’m very picky about what I eat, so I didn’t. Two days later I get my regular chicken with kibble, I like the chicken, I’m not keen on the kibble, I save that for when I’m really hungry, which isn’t often.


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


If you love historical fiction start with Ruins in Silk the prequel to not one but two series, the Sophie Series and The Sackville Hotel Trilogy  Click here Free- e-copy of Ruins in Silk  and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England Free from Amazon and 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? 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.


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  

 

Popsicle Penny!

Popsicle Penny, that is me this cold wintery day. Miss Penny speaking, I hate the cold, which is a problem because winters are cold here in Ottawa. Susan

Me and the boss ready for -25 wind chill

dresses me up like a pink popsicle, a pink doggie coat with a furry lining and pink bootees to match but I’m still cold. I try running back into the apartment, before we get to the elevator, that doesn’t work. Susan scoops up in her arms and even though I am already shivering she unceremoniously dumps me on the icy, snowy driveway and expects me to walk. First, I sniff the air and if it is not windy I take a stroll, I’ll even trot if it’s sunny unless my paws sting with the salt. Psst! Don’t tell Susan but if the snow is fresh and not too cold, it’s fun being outside. I can burying my nose and smell the squirrels, run and jump. I wish we had a backyard. However, here comes the popsicle part, the howling arctic wind is

I am NOT moving!

brutal. I am not moving. I might freeze into a popsicle or get blown over. Nope! I am not moving and I’m definitely not squatting my butt. Susan can pull with all

Are you nuts? -25c I’m going home.

her might, the only direction I’m going is home. Yep, I win and we go home. Oh here’s the evil eye, time to talk writing. The plot issues of the last couple of weeks are solved and Susan is hammering away on the keyboard as she starts pulling all the threads together and prepares to enter the conclusion phase of  Heart of Sophie’s War. All kinds of trickery is afoot as someone tries to disrupt the unity of the camp hospital. Is romance in the air? Sophie kisses …guess who? No spoilers but she is aroused with desire, confused and very conflicted… Bye 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  

Cuddles My Favourite Thing!

Do you like my Santa hat? Miss Penny speaking. Christmas is not far away. Do you like Christmas stories and cooking? Christmas at Lavender Cottage has both, click here, Now, curl up and read or cook.  My favourite place is to curl up in Susan’s arms, well not quite her arms. Psst! Susan is a bit chubby, good for

Now she can’t type!

cuddles, but she’s a touch sensitive about it. Anyway, she has a shelf on her chest and I can curl up quite comfortably. She complains she can’t see over my head, so I move but then she complains she can’t type with one hand. I get it, she’s an author so she has to write but, maybe she should learn to type with one hand. Um… that comment didn’t go down well, I got the raised eyebrow and the don’t-mess-with-me look. I shouldn’t have done that now I’m delegated to my bed. I need another tactic, pawing her knee sometimes works, especially if I put my

How can you resit?

head to one side and look very cute or if there’s no response I can try the sad eyes. If writing sessions are intense, which they seem to be at the moment, the cute stuff doesn’t work. Psst! Chewing my paw gets her out of the chair. Hee, hee!  Susan thinks I have a burr in my paw, then I get cuddles while she looks for it. But, despite my efforts serious writing is continuing. Oh here comes the evil eye, I’m Susan’s author assistant and the whole idea of this blog is to talk about her books and I get carried away, always the princess. As I mentioned serious writing this week Heart of Sophie’s War – Book Two is up the Chapter 21. There’s a hint of a new romance, tender glances between Emily and one of the young surgeons. Sophie of course is yo-yoing between Andrew and Carlos. One of the new and badly injured soldiers is a relative of the colonel’s and that’s not all, he may unwittingly divulge Trixie’s secret marriage. If you love historical fiction and

Mock up #2

you want to get to know Sophie, pick up Prelude to Sophie’s War-Book One and/or for just .99c read Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England, a life of courage filled with tragedy and triumph.

Christmas at Lavender Cottage a delightful novella filled with romance, friendship and recipes for Christmas cheer. 

 

 

 

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’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  

A Heebie-Jeebie Week!

A heebie-jeebie week, Miss Penny speaking, I made that up but it’s appropriate.

Heebie-jeebies!

First it was too much ignoring as Susan finished and uploaded the Box Set of the Lavender Cottage Books. Then, (this is the worst part) Susan starts flitting about and I’m shoved in the office with the door closed, more time than I can count. Laundry day, our laundry is downstairs,  Susan keeps disappearing, she says, she’ll be back but how do I know? Forsaken for a load of washing? Me, the princess! Then, she’s busy wrapping things, not paying attention and off we go in the car. I hate the car and it’s my walk time. But wait for it, there’s more, she leaves me in the car and goes to the Post Office, something about parcels to England. I can’t see her, the store swallows her up and I’m trapped in the car, the heebie-jeebies are making my heart thump. Phew she’s back and we go home. I get a very short walk and I’m suitably miffed. Yep, it’s not over yet. Both phones are jangling, multiple times, and each time I’m shoved in the office and she disappears with books in her hand. What’s going on? I’m a nervous wreck, never to recover. So much isolation (no not the Covid kind) and desertion is traumatic. I use my sad face and get cuddles as she explains that OIW (Ottawa Independent Writers) has published an anthology Short Stories for a LongYear, neat title, because of Covid people are picking up their books from here. Well, the princess is not impressed. I am sure you will agree, heebie-jeebies is an apt description. Oh here comes the evil eye, not that Susan is in my good books this week, being ignored and deserted takes its toll. I get carried away, alwaysthe princess, I’m almost oaky so here’s an update.

Mock up #2

Heart of Sophie’s War – BookTwo is up the Chapter 20. Sophie muses about the two doctors who manage to keep her off balance no matter how much she denies her feelings. Infections from the dirty manure soaked battlefield; once farmland, almost kills a beloved character and horses might save another. If you love historical fiction and you want to get to know Sophie, pick up Prelude to Sophie’s War-Book One and/or for just .99c read Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England, a life of courage filled with tragedy and triumph.

Christmas is coming to Lavender Cottage.... Christmas at Lavender Cottage a delightful novella filled with romance, friendship and recipes for Christmas cheer. 

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’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  

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  

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Seeing is Believing!

Seeing is believing, Miss Penny speaking. Sometime gifts drop my way, usually stuff I’m not supposed to have. The other day I was under Susan’s feet, a place where I frequently hang out and regularly get yelled at. Susan doesn’t look where

New plaything, sniff!

she’s going and trips over me, even steps on my paw and that smarts. But, get this, I get the blame for being in the way. Can you believe that? Anyway, Susan is sorting her vitamins and I’m wondering why I don’t get vitamins and then this little container drops in my path. I give it a sniff, it smells weird, maybe I don’t like vitamins. There was nothing inside but it was a neat shape. I grab hold of it with my teeth and gave it a good shake, then bat it around with my paw. Spoil sport, Susan takes it away, said it wasn’t safe. I can’t figure that out? Maybe it had something to do with not seeing too well. Did I tell you she broke her glasses? That was my fault too.

Not going to mend those!

Coming back from our walk she dropped my leash, glanced down to find it and step on it so I wouldn’t run away, as if….? Her glasses were perched on top of her mask, those funny things everyone wears these days, they fell off and guess what she stamped on? Yep, her glasses and believe it or not I got the blame. Susan says I’m being dramatic, perhaps! I’ll let you decide. Oh, here comes the evil eye, except there is little writing to report this week. But she has redesigned the covers for the Lavender Cottage Novels and they are spectacular. But for the rest of the week Susan has been embroiled in one of Bryan Cohen’s, Best Page Forward, Amazon ad Challenges. Psst! Between no writing, honestly not one word, and Amazon messing up the formatting on one of her books she is very cranky. Cranky means more cuddles for me, so its not all bad. Next week will be better Heart of Sophie’s War will be back. 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.


New release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3)  Amazon  

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  

A Bath for Thanksgiving!

A bath for Thanksgiving, Miss Penny speaking and I’m not impressed. Do you know how humiliating it is to be plunked in the kitchen sink, sprayed with water,

Humiliated!

scrubbed with shampoo and not allowed jump out? Susan coos at me, telling me I’m a good girl. Good Girl! I have no choice, so I shake myself, which is not easy in the confines of the sink. Hee, hee, Susan can’t move without letting go of me, and we know what would happen then; so she gets soaked. I don’t care at this point

I look like a drowned rat!

because I look like a drowned rat and feel like one too. Then, this is the good part, I’m wrapped in a big towel and cuddled and massaged, this is doggie heaven. Next, I am allowed to jumped down. I charge around the apartment trying to dry off, shaking and running like a mad thing, I’m still shivering, it is frigging cold

Shake it all about!

running around with wet fur. I’d like to see Susan run around with wet fur …. Um, maybe not.  It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend but this corona thing has scuttled most family get-togethers. I don’t see any turkey or pie and that means no giblets or leftovers for me. So why did I have to have a bath? Answer me that Susan? Oops, here comes the evil eye, I’m not going to get an answer but I had better tell you about Susan’s writing activities, new covers are coming for the Lavender Cottage Novels and Heart of Sophie’s War is one-third written —

Mock up #2

A new doctor is expected at Passchendaele. Sophie is shocked to discover it is someone she knows and has worked with at the Bartley. Her feelings are in turmoil as she remembers his conflicting messages, she questions whether they are medical or romantic? His arrival throws her into a tizzy and its not over yet. Another, even bigger, surprise is looming on the horizon.That’s all for today from Susan and Miss Penny Happy Thanksgiving!

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

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. 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.


New release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3)  Amazon  

 

Lavender Cottage Series Book one e-book is Only .99c click here  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  

Mischief and 1917 Pens

Mischief and 1917 Trench Pens, well Susan calls it mischief I say I’m having fun, Miss Penny speaking. I like to chew or more like pull apart. I don’t chew, at least not since I was a puppy. Psst! I remember how good it was to chew shoes, now that got me into trouble. Susan is in a creative mindset, which means I’m

My favourite place, cuddles.

ignored and no cuddles for hours and hours, an exaggeration but I’m a princess and need attention. After a nap I nonchalantly check the waste baskets, often something lies innocently on the floor; Kleenex tissues are the best, they are soft and pull into shreds, cardboard cylinders from toilet tissue are just my size and I can pick them up and roll them around the tinfoil ones are a bit of a challenge as

Ignore me and I’ll make a mess!

they are long and get caught on furniture. This week I managed to sneak a balled up piece of paper, it smelt good, a bit like a sandwich, but there were no crumbs but that didn’t matter as it ripped it into pieces without making any noise. I had fun with that for half an hour before Susan noticed. Hum … she wasn’t pleased, I’d made a mess, little bits of paper all over the office floor. Psst! Serves her right for ignoring me. Oh here it comes the evil eye, I’d better talk about Susan’s writing. Heart of Sophie’s War – Book Two is up the chapter 9. Sophie gets a letter

Mock up #2

from her friend Hillary, who’s training to be a doctor. In 1917 female doctors were rare this was a brave thing to do. Writing letters kept soldiers moral up during the war, so how did a soldier write in the trenches, some used pencils but they smudged or erased. Dipping pens in ink was impractical. No ballpoint pens in 1917 but Parker and Watermans fountain pens were readily available. The soldiers used a Trench Pens a type of fountain pen that used dry ink, in the form of pellets that stored in the barrel; add a little water and write. Ingenious. Click forArticle and images of trench pens. Sophie is a wonderful complex character, forward thinking like her friend Hillary. If you’d like to know more about Sophie, and you love historical

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

fiction, for only .99c pick up an e- copy of Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England. 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.


New release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3)  Amazon  

 

Lavender Cottage Series Book one e-book is Only .99c click here  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