A Great Big Thank You

My fourth novel for Choc Lit, Sunny Days at the Beach was published on 18 August 2020 and I have been overjoyed and overwhelmed by the support of other authors in spreading the word by retweeting and sharing posts and also hosting me on their blogs. Thank you so much!


This week I’ve already appeared on the following blogs:-

Angela Barton – Talking about my first novel.

Jane Cable – Family tree research and DNA.

Georgia Hill – Merlin the cat from Sunny Days at the Beach.

Gina Hollands – Interview.

Karen Mace – Review post.

And there are more to come…

I thought I’d just mention a few of the lovely reviews that are being posted about Sunny Days at the Beach.

I was so nervous before this one was published, so it’s a relief and a delight that it is being so well received. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I particularly liked the review that said that one part made her cry, as it made me cry every time I had to check it too!

Selection of latest reviews below:-


5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely life affirming read…summer, sea, sand, romance and gin!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2020

What an enjoyable book, I loved it. When we first meet Mandy she’s suffering from another, too heavy, night on the town. She’s not happy…she knows that the image she presents isn’t really who she is, but her confidence is low and she has spent almost all her life living down to her parents, and others, expectations. Yet the arrival of Nick Crossten, a local troubled teen, into her life gives her the chance to change and express who she really is: a loving, responsible woman. It’s a fab read….and Mandy proves herself more than up for the challenge of meeting Graham Frankley’s demons head on. There are twists and turns on the way, but ultimately a life affirming book. And a welcome return to the beach!


5.0 out of 5 stars Not as carefree as the title suggests

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2020

Sunny days at the beach- well the title may give the idea of carefree time doing nothing in particular but for these inhabitants of Borteen Bay there are plenty of challenging responsibilities.
Mandy has it all, on the face of it, but has a secret.
Graham discovers that somebody else has been keeping a secret.
The secrets of gin making are uncovered!
This book has a very engaging feel, although all the characters have things to deal with they are all warm and interesting- except one, and even that character is dealt with kindly by the person they harm.
Have your own sunny day at the beach (at an appropriate distance of course) at Borteeen Bay, you will have a great time.


5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2020

Loved this book. Intended to read a couple of chapters and then get on with jobs around the house – the jobs never happened – instead read this book in one sitting! From the first page I was hooked.
I haven’t read the other books in this series but it didn’t detract from the story at all. The title of the book doesn’t do it justice. The vulnerability of Mandy, Nick and Graham was brilliantly written, and the story was heart-warming. Would most definitely recommend this book. Was disappointed when I came to the end because I so enjoyed the characters and would like to have known more about their adventures.

Ms. Yvonne Greene

5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional rollercoaster of a read! Highly recommend

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2020

One of the best books this year! Party animal Mandy takes in an abandoned teenage boy – that is a massive undertaking for anyone but especially for someone who has never had children. Throw in the discovery of the boy’s previously unknown father and you have a wonderful read that is a rollercoaster of emotions – from humour to really deep feelings. I did have to get the tissues out. Highly recommend!


5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2020

Morton S Gray has written another lovely book based in Bortreen Bay! This time it is about Mandy who finds herself facing a life changing event when teenage Nick tells her that his mum has left him! Mandy knowing he cannot live alone takes him in as a temporary foster mother. When a man arrives and claims to be Nick’s father things are getting even more complicated. Is he who he says he is? What will happen to Mandy? And what if Nick’s mother comes back? All these questions will be answered once you read this book! Trust me you will not regret it !!

Sunny Days at the Beach is now available as an eBook on the following links:-

Amazon Kindle

Apple iBooks


Nook Books

Google Play

Choc Lit.




By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels. http://mortonsgray.com


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