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Scaredie-cat, that is what Susan called me yesterday, insulted Miss Penny speaking. I don’t think it’s even a word and you know how I feel about cats. I don’t dislike cats, they are furry and about my size but they have attitude and


hiss. But what that has to do with me is puzzling. I figured out the scaredie part, it means scared and it is not a real word. Really Susan should know better. Skittish is another word she’s used, at least that has no reference to cats. Here’s the thing, I am cautious if I hear unusual sounds, I’m immediately on high alert and I stare at the door, this could be someone or something ready to attack. Sometimes when we are coming back from our walks I hear strange noises from

On guard

the other apartment doors. I stop so I can ascertain whether there is danger lurking behind those doors. That’s when I hear skittish. I’m not skittish I’m guarding and protecting and if I’m shaking with my tail down, I’m not afraid, I’m building up the courage to attack should I be needed. Outside on our walks is mostly fun, I sniff a lot and meet other dogs and try to chase squirrels but every now and then it can be tricky. Yesterday, I spotted a large brown oval thing. I kid you not it was as big as me. Susan laughed and made me walk by it and that’s the

Honest, it looked bigger!

day she called me scaredie-cat; in public I was mortified. Psst! Don’t tell Susan but I was embarrassed it turned out to be an oversized football. I know dogs are supposed to protect their owners but I think I prefer being Princess Penny and assistant to Susan the author, although it has not escaped my attention that I am not mentioned in Susan’s Reader Group News, click here for last weeks publication or Here to subscribe.

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


Heart of Sophie’s War Get your copy today   If you haven’t read Prelude to Sophie’s War get a copy now. 

Prequel Ruins in Silk. If you’d like to read about Sophie’s young life, a story of how she lost her privileged life and became a maid at the Sackville Hotel and as the series moves forward a nurse in the Great War.

Limited time Ruins in Silk the prequel to the Sophie’s War series   is free. Get your free e-book download here.

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. I have recorded a few chapters on Youtube take a listen. Also just notice the recording has the old cover. Oops! Miss Penny is saying more work 🙂 and of course  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. 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.

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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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