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Trouble with Toys!

Trouble with toys! Yep! I’m in trouble again, Miss Penny speaking. I have a lot of toys, some weird ones, like a furry dog that’s bigger than me, I can’t get my mouth around it. I don’t always get how the two legged think? You all know my favourite toy is Pink Baby but socks are a very close second, then comes Mouse-with-a-tail, that’s particularly good for shaking, so is Lanky Monkey, he’s a lot of fun as arms and legs flap around my head. Bedtime is playtime, Susan is too busy writing during the day, Lavender Cottage Book #4 is way past the halfway mark. Did you know there are four dogs in this series, Buddy Boy is a laid back Bichon Frise and Arthur, he’s more my style a wiry terrier and two Golden Retrievers. Ah, where was I? Playtime, first we play socks. I always win. Pink Baby is fun too, she squeaks but Susan tease me and hides her under the covers and that makes me mad. So you’re wondering about the trouble part. Well, it’s like this, I like my toys in bed with me and I let Susan share my night-time bed, its quite big enough for the two of us and my toys. Here’s the problem, Mouse-with-the-tail and Pink Baby squeak, its an interesting sound but it must hurt Susan’s delicate ears. Have you noticed how small human ears are? Anyway, last night Pink Baby got between us and…can you guess what happened?  Yep, she squeaked very loudly and woke us up and then Mouse-with-the-tail got wrapped around me and made a heck of a squeak. Susan sat bolt upright and grabbed the toys and threw them, I kid you not, she threw them on the floor. I am greatly disturbed and stare at my favourite toys lying motionless on the floor. Then, she gets mad with me and tells me to go to sleep. I don’t like being in trouble so I pretended to sleep. I’m miffed, so I’m not talking about books today, you’ll have to read Susan’s News tomorrow, Click this link to subscribe or this one for last weeks Importance of Setting the Scene Click here. 

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.

Susan’s News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here.

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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