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The Art of Sniffing!

The art of sniffing, Miss Penny speaking. It’s hot and Susan is whining about the heat again. Psst! She’s a bit cranky. I can tell because she yanked my leash

Stop yanking my leash!

when we were walking yesterday and just about choked me. I guess you have to be a canine to understand the sniffing ritual. It is a delicate procedure, sniffing the plants not too close, it can be strong; I’m not sure what some of these dogs eat but they need to lay off the cheap treats, very pungent, I need to move on. If it’s a pleasant scent it requires extensive sniffing and that takes time. This is where I get yanked and choked, not the kind of treatment for Princess Penny, and honestly the whining about the heat and, the latest, the little bugs flying around her head. I can’t see them and they don’t bother me. Susan says the little bugs are annoying, flying in her face landing on her glasses and eyes. Hee-hee, she looks

Hee-hee! Crazy Susan!

ridiculous as she flaps her hadn’t around her head, doing a sort of jig. That’s when my leash gets yanked and she yells, ‘Penny move!’. So here’s the problem, I want time to sniff and Susan wants to keep moving. Susan’s a pretty understanding person but this, she does not get. I have to find the right place to pee and I like to know who’s been there before me, which requires lots of sniffing. And, get this, if I don’t pee she gets mad with me. I’ll be glad when this heat goes! Oh, writing news? Lavender Cottage – Book 4 is almost finished. The order for Sophie’s War has arrived.

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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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