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.


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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  

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That’s Me!

That’s me! Miss Penny VA. Can you see? Right there in the left corner of Susan’s website image. No idea what VA means Very Attractive, perhaps? Oh, Susan says  it means virtual assistant. I prefer my definition. You may notice Susan A Jennings Author For the love of story website has a new look. I’m chuffed, final recognition how ever you define VA. But what’s happened to my blog? I know Susan is busy,  working on the modified website, (she apologizes for errors work in progress) and promoting the new Lavender Cottage Book, Believing Her Lies. But Susan promised. I’m pouting a little. Occasionally she takes her focus off me, which is totally unacceptable, but pawing for attention with my wayward look and sad eyes is not working at the moment. To make matters worse, we have no hydro this morning. Up early as usual and before the coffee finished filtering, puff the lights went out. Thank heavens there was enough coffee for one mug. Psst! She can be cranky without coffee. No walk this morning, it’s pee-pad or wait, because the elevators aren’t working, that’s unusual too. The generators might not have kicked in. I don’t mind, I’ll just curl up and sleep. Now, this would be a good day for Susan to make my blog. What do you think? Um… maybe not no hydro, no internet. Sigh…………Update: Hydro back on, a fire in a substation caused the black out.

Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3)  Now uploaded; the official release March 26th  Pre-order now on Kobo and Amazon.

Do you want a sneak preview?   Click here to read the synopsis and chapter One

Only .99c click here  When Love Ends Romance Begins 


Other books: Go to Susan’s Books

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 


Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  

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

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

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Leap into Beauty

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

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

 


 

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

When Love Ends Romance Begins 

 

 

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

Online retailers   Listen to an excerpt click here..YouTube 

 

 

Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

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


Remember Ruins in Silk? The prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy.

Well, it is also the prequel to Prelude to Sophie’s War, young Sophie in Ruins in Silk has grown up, left The Sackville Hotel and her story continues in London as she trains to be a nurse.

Free download from Kobo and most Online retailers


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

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage – for a while – but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

 Click here for retailer.


Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War. More details 

The Blue Pendant              Anna’s Legacy                 Sarah’s choice


Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe  

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

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

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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  

 

Mom’s Visit

Yesterday was both exciting and traumatic, Miss Penny Speaking. Kathleen and Lila, (my mom) came to visit. I got so excited I peed and Susan was mad with me. My mom is a very nervous type; she has had a hard life. They rescued her from a horrible place called a puppy farm when she was pregnant with me. Kathleen took her in and looked after her and then I was born, I had brothers and sisters who all went to nice forever homes and my mom stayed with Kathleen and I came to live with Susan. After the ladies had tea, Kathleen took us for a ride in her new car. I hate the car; they tied me up in the back with my mom. I whined and kicked up a fuss, which upset my mom. Then Kathleen and Susan left us in a parking lot. Can you believe that? Susan went into a store and Kathleen went into a restaurant to pick up supper. By the time they returned, I was frantic and then I, sweet little me, got into trouble again for upsetting my mom, who was shaking and trembling. Poor Mom, she never completely got over the puppy farm. I’m so lucky to have Susan. Psst! Don’t tell her I said that. I’ve heard rumblings about training and discipline, not sure what discipline means but it doesn’t sound like fun. Now, this is quite worrisome, Susan is not writing at the moment, although I have seen evidence of WW1 research, which could mean she is preparing to start a new Sophie book. Oh, Susan said to tell you Kobo has some specials, see below and to  remind you that everyone is invited to join Susan for her presentation on Dec 7th 1:30 – 5pm  pop in or stay a while. Details below.


KOBO Special until Dec 2nd in Canada, US  $1.99  When Love Ends Romance Begins  First book in the Lavender Cottage Series. Click here for KOBO

    or other Retailer of your choice click here

Believing Her Lies – Book 3  Coming February 2020


 

Kobo Special for Australia and New Zealand  .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      

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

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