News From The Apricot Plots Authors

I regularly feature Apricot Plots authors on my blog but thought it would be nice to do an update post for the members of the group. You can find Apricot Plots on Facebook here and Twitter here. Behind the scenes this group of authors is a huge source of support and that in itself is worth celebrating.

Just a few words about each author:-

Angela Barton

Angela Barton, has a new book releasing on 30 September 2022. Her new novel, Spring Breeze, is set in Paris during World War 2.

The enemy has entered the city and Matilde Pascale hopes to sink into the shadows for the entirety of the war. However, when tragedy strikes it changes everything and Matilde focuses on revenge in order to fight back against the Nazis and their heinous crimes against humanity. But sometimes life takes a bizarre twist and it seems that love has a way of infiltrating the most impenetrable of boundaries. A common purpose drives two enemies into each other’s arms and together they discover the capacity of their combined strength.

Spring Breeze is available for pre-order now, at

Watch out for Angela Barton on my blog next week.

Angela Petch

Angela is about to submit her latest book to her editor so watch this space. Her novel The Postcard From Italy set in Italy in 1945 was published earlier this year by Bookouture.

Carol Thomas

When I asked Carol for an update, she said – 

My fourth novel, A Summer of Second Chances, is currently available in The Works for a very bargain price. It has been lovely hearing from readers who have purchased and enjoyed it. I’ve been sharing their photos posing with the book in various stores around the country on my Facebook page. The novel is also available as an eBook and paperback from all good bookstores. And I am hoping it will one day appear as an audiobook too, but that is in the hands of my publishers, Choc Lit

It has been lovely to see the Lisa Blake (Purrfect Pet Sitter) series doing well at the library and I love the fact that Maybe Baby (Lisa Blake series #2) is also available in large print. Both books are also available as eBooks, paperbacks and in audio.

I have not written as much as I would have liked to over recent months. Working full-time as a teacher, having three children still living at home – who I love spending time with – and my weekends being taken up with being a mum-taxi has taken their toll. I do know I just need to get on and write; it’s the only way to complete a manuscript. And I do have three stories started. This, though, is the consequence of chasing the shiny – regularly starting something new rather than persevering with one story. My husband likes to point out to me that three of my four novels have been subject to me writing them in two different ways up to around 30,000 words, ha-ha. Perhaps it is part of my process – whatever it is, it is not time efficient.

To give myself a proverbial kick, I have got back out doing events. In August I did a successful book stall in aid of Cancer Research UK and I will be at the UK Southern Book Show on December 3rd in Arundel, West Sussex. Wish me luck!

Morton Gray

I think I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after a very strange phase of my life, see previous blog posts here and here, so again, watch this space.

Julie Houston

Julie is just finishing her latest novel to send to her editor and next book due for publication by Aria, The Village Vicar is available for pre-order to be released on 19 January 2023.

Jane Cable/Eva Glyn

Jane/Eva is beavering away in the background to bring readers more of her superb novels. She has been taking several research trips this year, which are the key to the authenticity of her books. An Island of Secrets, set in Yugoslavia in WW2, was released earlier this year by One More Chapter.

Caroline James

After publishing The Spa Break earlier this year, Caroline reports – I am writing a new book for One More Chapter (Harper Collins UK) called The Cruise, which will publish summer of 2023. I have also been busy with talks at various events from WIs to women’s groups and festivals.

Vicki Beeby

Vicki’s latest book, A Wrens’ Wartime Christmas, was published by Canelo on 25 August 2022. This is the second in the series about three Wrens working in a naval signal station in Orkney. The third book will be released in the first half of 2023.

What a lovely array of novels by the Apricot Plots authors! I have read many of them and can hand on heart say that they are great reads!

Over the next few weeks look out for features including Angela Barton, Jenni Keer, Celia Anderson, Kate Ryder and Suzanne Snow.

Thank you for visiting my blog – Morton S. Gray – Author. I hope you enjoyed this post. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Summer at Lucerne Lodge published as an eBook, paperback and audio download too – Amazon Check on my Choc Lit author page for other purchasing options here 

Christmas at the Little Beach Cafe published as an eBook, audio and paperback – Amazon KindleApple iBooksKoboNook BooksGoogle Play and Choc Lit for other options.

Sunny Days at the Beach is now available as an eBook, audio and paperback – Amazon KindleApple iBooksKoboNook BooksGoogle Play and at Choc Lit for other options.

Christmas at Borteen Bay is available as both an eBook and audio download – Amazon KindleAudioApple iBooksKobo and Choc Lit for other buying options.

The Truth Lies Buried is available from all eBook platforms – Choc LitAmazon KindleKoboApple iBooks and also as a paperback and audiobook.

The Girl on the Beach published by Choc Lit is available as a paperback and from all eBook platforms –Amazon KindleApple iBooksKobo, Barnes and Noble and Google Play.

By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels.

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