Publication Month Twins

Carol Thomas and I both write for Choc Lit Publishing and/or their imprint Ruby Publishing. My latest novel Summer at Lucerne Lodge will be published on 20 April 2021 and Carol’s A Summer of Second Chances is out on 27 April 2021 just a week later. We both have lovely shiny new covers with large houses on them too, so I decided that we are publishing month twins!

I first met Carol at a Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference held in Leeds in July 2018 and we became firm friends. Here is a picture from that conference of the two of us and fellow Apricot Plots’ member, Angela Barton.

A year later, Carol and I took advantage of the fact that my husband had a flat in Dublin when he was working there for a while. Hubby flew home to look after my dog and son and we flew to Dublin for a writing weekend.

I thought I’d tell you about our new books, so here goes:

Could a beautiful old house and a handsome stranger hold the key to a life-changing secret?

Rosie Phillips could be forgiven for not being immediately won over by Tanner Bryant. After all, their first meeting involves him knocking a tray of prawn cocktail over her very expensive dress at a charity event in the grounds of Lucerne Lodge. 

But little does Rosie know how pivotal that awkward first meeting will be, or how the Lodge will become the unexpected backdrop for a summer spent finding out who she really is, and who she could be …

Summer at Lucerne Lodge can be pre-ordered here.

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Does first love deserve a second chance?

Ava Flynn sometimes feels like the clothes donated to her charity shop have seen more life than her, but ‘maximum dedication for a minimal wage’ is what it takes to keep her mother’s beloved wildlife charity, All Critters Great and Small, running – especially in the village of Dapplebury, where business is certainly not booming. 

But when Ava’s first love, Henry Bramlington, returns to the village, suddenly life becomes a little too eventful. Henry escaped Dapplebury many years before, but now he has the power to make or break the village he left behind – All Critters Great and Small included. Can Ava trust the boy who ran away to give both her and her charity a second chance? 

A Summer of Second Chances can be pre-ordered here.

Carol Thomas will feature on my blog on 5 May 2021.

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 available for preorder now and published as an eBook on 20 April 2021 – Amazon Check on my Choc Lit author page for other options here 

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

Bestseller 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.

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Three Lesser Known Facts About Writer Sue Kittow

I have something a little different on my blog this week. I have followed Sue Kittow for many years on social media and on her own blog. She’s agreed to join me today to share three lesser known facts about herself and some details about her walking books. The latest is Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher. Over to Sue 

Three lesser known facts about me…

One – I’m a late starter. I didn’t marry until I was 41 (on the other hand, I was widowed at 52). I had my first journalistic commission when I was 50, my first walks book was published when I was 54. I would love to have my first novel published before I’m 64….

Two – Despite having written five books on literary Cornish walks, and written probably another 50 walks for Cornwall Today and other magazines, I have a lousy sense of direction. This is why I make sure I don’t do new walks on my own … If we do a walk, I have an excellent sense of recollection and can picture it in my head, but give me a map and my mind goes blank.

Three – I was anorexic for many years from the age of about 12 until I was in my mid twenties, though it’s difficult to give a cut off point, because eating disorders have immensely long, powerful tentacles that wrap themselves around you. But it wasn’t till a friend pointed out, when I was 53, that I needed to eat every 3 hours, that I finally realised why I kept getting tired and grumpy. It was lack of food, as I have a high metabolism. So wherever I go, I am accompanied by cereal bars.

This was the reason I decided to write my novel, HUNGER, which is a love story but written by a mother whose daughter is anorexic, and also the daughter’s diaries, so we get both points of view. I wanted to prove that, while this is a devastating, terrifying and complex disease, there is life after eating disorders.

Wow that novel sounds amazing! Good luck with it. Mx

About Sue Kittow’s Books

Latest book – Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher

Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher features eighteen walks each associated either with a places special to her or a location from her books and films. Rosamunde Pilcher was born and brought up in Lelant, Cornwall, and started writing at the age of seven in a house overlooking the Hayle estuary. Her love of Cornwall is evident in her descriptions the sea s varying shades of blue and green, the way it sighs and swells like a living being; her knowledge and love of the Cornish landscape and its people which is reflected in this book of carefully selected walks. Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher is a unique tribute to this writer who sadly died in February 2019. Buy here.

Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier

It is well known that Daphne du Maurier fell in love with Fowey at the age of 18, and soon made Cornwall her home. Her life long love affair with the county is evident: no one can describe the creeks, the moors, the birds or the sea quite like her. Her deft observations of people are wry, accurate and can be frighteningly vivid. Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier is an unusual tribute to this great and unusual writer. Each of the 14 walks is inspired by her books, characters or places special to her. Some are famous Frenchman s Creek, as the setting for the novel of the same name while others are less familiar, such as Stowe Barton near Bude the starting point for The King s General. Walks vary from three to seven miles, have concise directions, clear maps, and essential information: length, refreshments and places of interest. Buy here.

Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark

Walks in the Footsteps of Winston Graham s Poldark features 12 walks each associated with a different Poldark location from the books, a character, or where an event was filmed for the TV series. Winston Graham was so good at evoking the real landscape of Cornwall, the Cornish people and the unpredictability of the Cornish weather. Feature in page turning plots and empathetic characters, and you have a winner, which the Poldark books have proved to be. Enjoy these walks and learning more about the Poldark places, characters, and history. Each walk includes details of maps, refreshments, history, points of interest and clear directions and sketch map. Buy here.

Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers

Circular Walks with Cornish Writers features 20 walks each associated with different writers connected to Cornwall. It is a fascinating insight to contemporary authors and their favourite walks as well as the places that were so special to those well known writers who are no longer with us – and why they were so special. Some writers, like John Betjeman, have made their favourite places famous through verse or novels. Others, like Philip Marsden, use regular walks as a valuable part of their writing day. From Derek Tangye s books based in Lamorna to the Reverend Stephen Hawker at Morwenstow, here are a variety of walks that inspired the authors, and it is hoped will inspire readers too. Each walk has an introduction, a factbox with all essential information, and details of maps, refreshments, history, points of interest and clear directions. Buy here.

About Sue Kittow

Sue Kittow is an author, researcher and freelance journalist, having written for the Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Classic Boat, Classic Sailor, Sailing Today, Vision Now and Cornwall Today, where I have been Sailing Correspondent, columnist and a regular contributor since 2008.

She writes personal profiles, health pieces, sports articles, features, reviews, author interviews and walks.

Sue has interviewed many authors including Bill Bryson, Ian Rankin, Lionel Shriver and Rosamunde Pilcher for the international writing magazine, Writers’ Forum and Cornwall Today.

Sue is now seeking representation for her novel Hunger and writing another one.

To keep in touch with Sue you can use the following links:-

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sue.jackson.5099940/

Twitter – @floweringpot

Website – www.suekittow.com

Blog – www.flowerpotdays.blogspot.com

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 available for preorder now and published as an eBook on 20 April 2021 – Amazon Check on my Choc Lit author page for other options here 

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

Bestseller 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.

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New From Morton S. Gray – Summer at Lucerne Lodge

The cover is revealed today for my sixth book for Choc Lit PublishingSummer at Lucerne Lodge. Here’s a photo of me looking suitably proud of the lovely cover.

This is what it says on the back of the book :

Could a beautiful old house and a handsome stranger hold the key to a life-changing secret?

Rosie Phillips could be forgiven for not being immediately won over by Tanner Bryant. After all, their first meeting involves him knocking a tray of prawn cocktail over her very expensive dress at a charity event in the grounds of Lucerne Lodge. 

But little does Rosie know how pivotal that awkward first meeting will be, or how the Lodge will become the unexpected backdrop for a summer spent finding out who she really is, and who she could be …

And here is the cover in full glory :

Isn’t it a beautiful cover?

The characters in this book are very special to me as I’ve been working on this story for quite a while in the background. I hope my readers will love Rosie and Tanner as much as I do. The book will be published on 20 April 2021 and if you would like to preorder a copy, here is the link

Summer at Lucerne Lodge

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 available for preorder now and published as an eBook on 20 April 2021 – Amazon Check on my Choc Lit author page for other options here

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

Bestseller 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.

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Exciting Morton S. Gray News Soon

I hope that my blog readers have been enjoying my recent guest posts. I love hearing about the lives of other authors and it gives me great pleasure to host writers on my blog. However, this week I thought I would put out a teaser message for myself and tell you what I’ve been up to.

My hair is getting long now! I’m even wearing long earrings!

I’m currently editing my sixth book for Choc Lit and hope to be able to reveal the title, cover and release date very soon. It’s fingers crossed scheduled for publication towards the end of April and is about one of my favourite hero and heroine duos – Tanner Bryant and Rosie Phillips. The story is once again set in and around my fictional seaside town of Borteen and is a stand alone story. I can’t wait to share more details with you.

I’ve already seen some draft art work for the cover and the possible title and hopefully I will be able to share news very soon.

Busy putting the finishing touches to Book 7 too and hope to submit that to my publisher before long.

Meanwhile, lockdown appears to have turned me into a crochet addict – its like a wool meditation! I’m on my third blanket and have more planned.

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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Claire Sheldon – What I Admire About the Heroine of My Novel

This week I’m joined by Claire Sheldon who writes for Ruby Fiction as she tells us about what she admires about Jen the fictional heroine of her latest novel The Silent Child. Over to Claire …

What I admire most about Jen my main character is how she has developed as a person, and since returning to her original police team and now Nottingham special ops team, she hasn’t returned to being a super bitch. She has managed to find a place in her life for family, policing and dealing with the past she left behind.

Jen didn’t have a great time growing up, her parents never wanted her and made sure she knew this at a very young age. They continued partying, leaving her in her room while they had their partying friends round.

As Jen grew older, she turned to sex, drugs and rock and roll, until she woke up one day coming down from a high, surrounded by people she didn’t know and knew she needed to find a better life for herself. She found her way into police training and then into Max’s team and he became the father she never had. She thought this was where she was destined to be for the rest of her life until she met James, who changed her again, because here was man who didn’t just want her for sex and a one night stand. He cared about her and finally she moved to Nottingham with him and out of the service. Having an adventurous sex life with James made up for all the highs she used to get from tracking the bad guys down.

We meet Jen in Perfect Lie as the perfect wife and mother until her past comes back to haunt her. She returns to her original police team to find out who killed her former bestfriend, Chloe Seaward and by the end of the book she returns home in the hope James and the kids will have her back. (PLOT SPOILER ALERT)

At the beginning of A Silent Child, which is approximately six months later, Jen is still trying to re-build the trust that has been lost between her and James. When DI Chris Jackson comes to her door and tells her that a child called Mikel has been found and is asking for Lisa Carter, Jen’s alter ego from when she was in the service, her whole life gets thrown into a tail spin yet again. Except this time she doesn’t do a runner, James recognises how much she needs to go back to find out what happened to this child and his mum.

In this section of Jen’s story, she doesn’t just click back into operation mode and the more she learns about what Mikel has gone through, the more it affects her, thanks to the person she is now. At several points in the story, we see her in tears and being comforted by James and Hannah. She can no longer take on these missions and turn the other cheek, because she has changed and become the one person she may have never become without having James and Max in her life.

Jen is one of the ultimate comeback girls, but she isn’t just coming back, she is coming back as a changed person from her days in the field.

About A Silent Child

The streets are no place for a child …

After a traumatic event that almost ripped Jen Garner’s family apart, life is finally starting to get back to normal.

Then a woman’s body is found in the river. Shortly afterwards, a young boy is discovered wandering the streets. He refuses to speak to anyone, just repeats one name over and over, to the confusion of most of the local authorities –but Jen knows exactly who he’s asking for, and it’s enough to make her blood run cold.

Buying Links

Amazon

Perfect lie is now in print via On Demand printing and will hopefully be in trade print in July…https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Lie-gripping-thriller-twists-ebook/dp/B088ZQ3DSJ

Ruby Fiction for other retailers

About Claire Sheldon

Claire lives in Nottingham with her family, a cat called Whiskers and a dog called Podrick.

She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and as a result of the disease had to reduce her hours working in insurance for an Insolvency Insurer. This spare time enabled her to study a creative writing course which inspired her to write her debut, Perfect Lie.

When Claire isn’t working she enjoys reading crime novels and listening to music – the band Jimmy Eat World is her biggest muse! Claire is also an avid reader and book blogger. The inspiration for her novels comes from the hours spent watching The Bill with her grandparents and auntie; then later, Spooks and other detective programmes like Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost and Midsomer Murders.

To keep in touch with Claire, you can use the following links:

Twitter @ClaireEESheldon

Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/clairesheldonauthor

Thank you for joining me on my blog Claire and good luck with your new book! Mx

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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Memories of Childhood Holidays – Kirsty Ferry

Delighted to be joined by Choc Lit author Kirsty Ferry this week as she tells us about her childhood holiday memories. She has recently released a fun book, It Started With a Pirate which is already getting great reviews. Over to Kirsty

When I think about it, a lot of the things I experienced in my childhood holidays have found their way into my books. The Cornish cottage that Lissy stays in, in The Girl in the Photograph, for example, is vividly painted in my imagination as the cottage we used to stay in at Appledore, near Tiverton, in Devon – not to be confused with Appeldore on the coast down there. I know it’s a different county, but I recall the quirky, old, white-painted bungalow which had a huge garden out the back, and I used to climb up onto the lawn (it had steps up to it) and run to the far end of it where I could hide out amongst the trees and take root in the little wooded area with my books and drawing things.

On one memorable holiday there, we went for a touristy trip on the Tiverton canal, and the narrowboat was pulled along the towpath by a horse. I was in secondary school and loved my English lessons, and I knew we’d have to write about our holidays when we got back. The word I came up with to describe it then was ‘idyllic’ and I still think of those two things hand-in-hand, even nowadays. I also have fond memories of visiting Tintagel Castle in Cornwall a few years earlier, and looking at the Witch Rock Joel and Rosa visit in Summer at Carrick Park, when they are having their “Green Smoke Dragon Day”.

We used to have two holidays a year – I was very lucky, when I think about it. We’d go away the last Bank Holiday week in May, and also for a week in August, but always to somewhere in the UK. One year we did Land’s End in the May, and John O’Groats in the summer. We stayed for a couple of nights at my mum’s cousin’s flat in Scotland that year, and I remember on the last night we did a fashion show – she let me wear all her lovely dresses as I paraded around the house, and the finale was a beautiful white broderie anglaise frock, along with her wedding veil! She let me keep the veil, which was very kind.

Another time, we visited more of the Highlands of Scotland and went to Skye and Culloden and from then my deep love of all things Jacobite emerged. You’ll maybe notice that the Jacobites are a little bit of a recurring theme in my books – Killiecrankie and Culloden are mentioned by Angel in Spring at Taigh Fallon, and she loves the Skye Boat Song. She’s also extremely moved by ruined crofts and the Highland Clearances and even Eilean Donan Castle. Yes, that’s all me, that is…along with the fact Flora MacDonald is a kind of heroine to some of my heroines (and Nessa from the Schubert series has Flora as one of her middle names!). It Started with a Pirate is a prime example of how I’ve always wanted to do a Jacobite story, and finally I’ve done it – yay!

I remember that year, as we were driving up through the Highlands, I couldn’t help but be stunned by the scenery and the aforementioned crofts. I had some pastels and some charcoal and stuff with me (I always had art stuff and books and writing equipment on a long journey!)  and my Dad pulled the car over into a layby so I could draw it. My mum and my gran, who were also in the car, were less than impressed. That art stuff had come with me to Devon as well, because I bought a postcard of Stonehenge when we visited that on the way down, and we’d barely unpacked when I’d ran off and was scribbling away at a messy (and rather terrible) picture of Stonehenge in my private little woods!

One of the nicest things about the long journeys was lying down for a nap in the back with my head on my gran’s knees. She always, always wore a pinny (a Geordie term for an apron!) and it always had a special smell of baking and washing powder about it. I’d bury my nose into it, take a few deep breaths and that was me asleep for a few hours – or at least until someone said ‘Food!’ and I’d wake up like a shot. Not much changes!

I won’t dwell too much here on Canal Cottages in Wales, where we left after only a couple of days as the place was rank. The kettle blew up as soon as Mum switched it on, the springs were through the nasty smelly mattresses, there was a huge cockroach or something that came out in the bedroom – it survived a wallop to the head with one of my gran’s slippers, so goodness knows what it was – and it was a damp, horrid place and it rained relentlessly. I also won’t discuss the camping expedition near Stratford upon Avon, where we came back to the airbeds floating around the tent thanks to more torrential rain (and my “Stratford upon Avon” bracelet snapped in the car coming back. I was only about 5 and I vividly remember all the letters falling off it and me thrusting it at Dad and demanding he ‘Fix it!’ even though he was driving). Or the caravan holiday in Scotland where someone had a drunken argument every night yelling, ‘Christopher! Christopher!’ in the van next to us… .but who knows – those experiences might yet find their way into a story; and if they do, you’ll know it’s based on fact!

About Kirsty Ferry

Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in various magazinesHer work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more. 

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better. 

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting. 

For more information on Kirsty visit: 

www.twitter.com/kirsty_ferry
https://www.facebook.com/kirsty.ferry.author/ 

About It Started With a Pirate

Coffee, cake and cats …

These are a few of Lexie Farrington’s favourite things, and when she walks into the Thistledean Café in Edinburgh, she’s delighted to find all three: coffee, cake, a big black cat on a purple lead being held by a very grumpy-looking pirate. Okay, maybe she wasn’t quite expecting that one …

Of course, Billy McCreadie isn’t really a pirate; he just knows a lot about them and is on his way to give a historical talk to school kids, hence the get-up. He’s also in desperate need of a cat sitter.

When Lexie steps in, little does she realise that Billy will be the key to a hidden Edinburgh she would have never discovered herself, and he might also be the man to help solve a certain piratical puzzle of her own …

Buying link for book – It Started with a Pirate (Schubert Book 4) eBook: Ferry, Kirsty: AmazonSmile: Kindle Store

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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My Little Corner of Paradise by Marie Laval

Quite a moving post this week from Marie Laval this week as she shares with us thoughts about her garden. I swear my blog guests are determined to make me feel emotional, or am I just sensitive? Marie writes for Choc Lit and her latest novel Angel of the Lost Treasure is released on 23 February 2021. Over to Marie

We moved into our current house about five years ago. It was the end of May – my favourite time of the year. For one reason or another when we viewed the house before it was always raining and I hadn’t paid much attention to the garden. To be honest, whereas I loved the house, the garden hadn’t made much of an impression. It was flat and quite small. There were raised beds and a nice patio area. It was nothing special.

How wrong I was…That very first morning was magical. I got up really early, made myself a cup of tea and went outside feeling quite stressed and my head full of all the jobs to be done – admin and paperwork, unpacking mountains of boxes, tidying up and settling into our new house…But the moment I stepped into the garden, all the stress and the worries slipped away. The sky was pastel pink and baby blue. The air was still and quiet, except for the birds chirping and singing, and there was a lovely view of the hills across the valley which I hadn’t noticed before.

I have to make a confession. I love flowers. I love the scents of freshly mowed grass or of the garden after the rain. I love walking in the countryside or in the woods and breathing in the scents of bluebells and wild garlic in the spring. And I love visiting gardens when we are on holidays, taking photos and making notes of names of plants and flowers. But I don’t know the first thing about gardening… I used to sit down in front of the television in the evenings to watch programmes like Gardener’s World, the Chelsea Flower Show, Ground Force or Love Your Garden or only to nod off on the sofa after half an hour… There is something soothing about gardening programmes that sends me straight to sleep!

Therefore I leave the gardening to my partner who has done a great job turning what was a rather bland space into a riot of colours – my only contributions being watering the flower tubs in summer, and Leo the gnome, which I won at a ‘Name that Gnome Competition’ at my school.

Like that very first morning, being in the garden always fills me with peace and contentment. I love nothing more than being out there to drink my first cup of tea before work, enjoy family meals or a glass of wine when the summer evening stretches into the ‘blue hour’. My garden is truly my little corner of paradise.

Thank you for a lovely post and photographs, Marie and best wishes for your new novel Angel of the Lost Treasure Mx

About Marie Laval

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie has lived in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire for the past few years. She writes both contemporary and historical romance. Her novels are published by Choc Lit and include best selling contemporary romantic suspense novels LITTLE PINK TAXI and ESCAPE TO THE LITTLE CHATEAU, shortlisted for the Jackie Collins Romantic Suspense category of the 2021 RNA Awards, as well as A PARIS FAIRY TALE and BLUEBELL’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC.

Her latest novel, ANGEL OF THE LOST TREASURE, will be released in February 2021.

Marie also contributes to the best selling Miss Moonshine’s Emporium anthologies together with eight author friends from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

You can get in touch with Marie on

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marie.laval.9/

And Twitter https://twitter.com/MarieLaval1

About Angel of the Lost Treasure

An ancient secret hidden within a mother’s song …

When young widow, Marie-Ange Norton is invited to Beauregard in France by the mysterious Monsieur Malleval to collect an inheritance, she has no choice but to accept.

But when she embarks on the voyage with her fiery-tempered travelling companion Capitaine Hugo Saintclair, little does she know what waits for her across the sea in turbulent nineteenth-century France on the eve of Napoleon’s return from exile. When she arrives, she is taken aback by Malleval’s fascination with her family – seemingly inspired by his belief they are connected to a sacred relic he’s read about in coded manuscripts by the Knights Templar.

As it becomes clear that Malleval’s obsession has driven him to madness, Marie-Ange is horrified to realise she is more the man’s prisoner than his guest. Not only that, but Hugo is the only person who might be able to help her, and he could represent a different kind of danger …

Angel of the Lost Treasure will be released on 23rd February and is available for pre-order amazon and kobo.

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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Three Lesser Known Facts About Me – Helena Dixon

Helena Dixon joins me on my blog this week to reveal three lesser known facts about herself! Helena is currently writing a series of cozy crime novels, the latest is Murder in the Belltower. She is part of a group of writers who have kept me sane during the last year with weekly Zooms, so she will always have a special place in my heart. Her sage advice about writing and life is invaluable and it’s great to get to know even more about her with this post. Over to Helena …

Lesser Known Fact One

I have severe dyscalculia. I cannot remember or retain numbers. I see them jumbled up or back to front. I don’t know my own phone number or car registration. I struggle to read a digital clock or use a calculator. I have poor spatial recognition and have difficulty following directions. I cannot visualize distances and don’t know my left from my right without making the L with my thumb to decide. Dates and times are difficult and as for remembering birthdays etc, well, let’s just say I am not your woman.

I rely heavily on my calendar and diary. I have only ever used an ATM twice in my life and only acquired a mobile phone last year. I rarely make or receive calls on it, I use it for messaging and as a camera. Dyscalculia is part of a group of disorders carried genetically, dyslexia and dyspraxia are also carried on the same gene. I don’t have dyslexia, but I am quite dyspraxic.

Lesser Known Fact Two

One of my passions is architecture. I love buildings and the impact the built environment has on people. I love church and cathedral architecture and studied it at A level. I’m fortunate to live in the UK where there are buildings that go back thousands of years.

The human story of the people who made those buildings and lived, died and worshipped in them is absolutely fascinating. I use a lot of this passion in my writing. My favourite period is the Georgian era when they seem to have really understood the dimensions of space. I highly recommend the Avoncroft museum which has a fascinating selection of buildings and a brilliant collection of telephone boxes and exchanges.

Lesser Known Fact Three

My faith is very important to me and is central to the way I live my life. I don’t believe that going to church every Sunday makes you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage once a week would make you a mechanic. For me, faith is a living thing. It’s about your service to others and your care and regard for those around you and your own personal spiritual journey.

Faith is a deeply personal thing and has to be discovered by the individual. Not religion, but faith. Everyone has their own beliefs. It’s what makes us all human after all. What it should never do is divide us. Instead, it should bring us together. The central tenet of all the worlds faiths commands us to Love one another. That to me means love in accepting our differences, finding the positives and doing our best to forgive, accept and support our fellow humans. I rarely speak about my faith, I don’t feel that I should need to. I hope I can live it instead.

Thank you for sharing the above with us, Helena. Absolutely fascinating. I also love buildings, especially ecclesiastical ones. My belief systems, even though I don’t give them a particular label these days, are also important to me and I applaud yours. Mx

About Helena Dixon

Helena Dixon

Helena Dixon splits her time between the Black Country and Devon. Married to the same man for over thirty-five years she has three daughters, a cactus called Spike, and a crazy cockapoo. She is allergic to adhesives, apples, tinsel and housework. Her addictions of choice are coffee and reality TV.

She was winner of The Romance Prize in 2007 and Love Story of the Year 2010 as Nell Dixon. She now writes historical 1930’s set cozy crime.

Nell enjoys hearing from readers and you can read her news and contact her via her website at https://www.nelldixon.com, visit her blog at http://www.nelldixonrw.blogspot.com, find her on Twitter @NellDixon and friend her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nell-Dixon/228642037151856

About Murder in the Belltower

Kitty Underhay’s hymn book is open… at murder.

Winter, 1933. Kitty Underhay is enjoying a restorative break from sleuthing on a visit to her family at Enderley Hall. The only thing marring her peace – aside from the uncomfortable sensation she has of being watched – is the obvious history between her beau, ex-army captain Matthew Bryant and another guest, the beautiful Juliet Vanderstafen. So, when the parish clerk is found dead on her front doorstep, Kitty leaps at the chance of distraction.

The police are happy to conclude that Miss Plenderleith met her unfortunate end on a patch of ice, but Kitty isn’t convinced this was a case of bad weather and worse luck. And when the Reverend Crabtree fails to show for tea the next day, she heads to the church to speak to him. But she arrives to find the clergyman hanging from the bell rope, dead.

With Matt seemingly wrapped up with his alluring Austrian, Kitty must solve the case on her own. But as she snoops into parish affairs, she makes some less-than-saintly discoveries. Just who has broken the sixth commandment? Meanwhile the killer is preparing a churchyard grave for Kitty, and she’ll have to use all her wits to avoid falling in…

Buying Link https://t.co/qivg75A3qj

To learn about the other books in the series check out Helena’s website at https://www.nelldixon.com

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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Memories of Childhood Holidays by Janice Preston

This week I’m joined on my blog by good friend and author, Janice Preston. Janice has just published The Rags to Riches Governess for Mills and Boon. I will include my own review of the book at the end of the post.

Over to Janice to tell us about her childhood holiday memories …

Thank you for inviting me onto your blog to talk about my memories of childhood holidays, Morton.

My mind has been in the past a great deal of late, as I lost my Dad at the end of November. We made a start on sorting out his home and that, of course, included a number of photo albums as well as boxfuls of loose photographs, which triggered so many happy memories. Knowing I was to write this post, my plan was to return to Dad’s bungalow after the New Year and pick out a few photos to illustrate this post (and, if I’m honest, to trigger even more memories).  But the best laid plans… of course, lockdown 3 came along and so now I am limited to using the few photos I already have at home. Please excuse the quality – no digital photos in those days!

As a family, we went on holiday every summer without fail, usually a beach holiday in Devon or Cornwall until, as time went on, my older sister (Pat) and I grew out of building sandcastles and we graduated to places like the Lake District (where I remember our Windermere hotel had a magnificent Pyrenean Mountain dog – I had never seen one before) and the Isle of Wight, often accompanied by our yellow labrador, Jason.

We never did go abroad as a family – Jersey was the furthest afield, and I remember my great excitement as we set sail on the ferry! I was probably 5 or 6 at the time. We went with another family, and my abiding memory of that particular holiday was of my Dad driving us four kids to the beach in a Morris minor convertible with the sun shining and the roof down while we sang The Quartermaster’s Stores at the top of our voices. Our family were never renowned for our singing abilities, so heaven knows what the locals thought! 

Many of those holidays have merged into one in my memory – flashbacks to beaches, sun, sand, picnics, windbreaks and deckchairs, candyfloss and vinegar-drenched fish’n’chips in newspaper, swallowing salt water and getting sand in unmentionable places, playing in the waves, hunting for crabs in rock pools, getting stung, buckets and spades – Dad always built us fantastic sand cars, and we loved to sit inside and pretend to drive.

But one early holiday does stand out in my memory, although not for the best of reasons! We’d booked a holiday on a farm near Perranporth and, as an animal nut, I was sooo excited. Pat and I made friends with the farmer’s kids, and they showed us the hay loft where there was a litter of kittens, we collected eggs, and played on a rope swing that hung from a tree. Strangely, I can’t recall cows or sheep, although there were clearly cows there as, one morning, breakfast was very late and, when it came, consisted of tea and toast rather than the full English we’d become used to. And this breakfast was served by the farmer himself – his wife had run off overnight with the cowman! We found ourselves packing our bags that day and searching for somewhere else to stay.

One of my favourite holidays as I grew older was Butlins at Pwllheli, in North Wales. Mum and Dad loathed it, but Pat and I loved it and spent most of our time at the roller-skating rink, and the disco in the evening. I remember being most put out the day our parents decided we should walk up Snowdon rather than stay in camp! I have no doubt I sulked, although I do recall the sense of achievement when we reached the top. 

Mum and Dad were both Geordies, having grown up in South Shields and we loved to spend some time during the holidays there, travelling up by train from London where we lived. We used to take the lift down the cliffs to Marsden beach, where Marsden rock squatted like a huge fortress in the bay. You can see the rock in the postcard – the sea had eroded tunnels beneath it that you could swim through, but going into the sea was more of an endurance test than fun – the sea was always perishingly cold, even in the summer! Sadly, the rock itself has now collapsed. 

It was at South Shields where I rode a horse for the very first time (apart from rides on the beach). Although it was over 50 years ago, I still remember Coffee (see photo), and clinging on for dear life as we jumped up a bank to get to the hills next to the riding school. I’ve had a lifelong love of horses, and even a kick from a Dartmoor pony on one Devon holiday didn’t put me off!

When I finally get the chance to look through those family photos, I am hopeful they’ll trigger many more happy memories. Thank you, Morton, for giving me the excuse to revisit my childhood and to remember my parents as they used to be before the years took their toll.

About Janice Preston

Janice Preston writes emotional and sensual historical romance. Although all her novels are standalone reads, she loves to write stories set in the same Regency world, and many of her books include book-hopping characters.

When Janice isn’t writing she enjoys reading, swimming, pottering about the garden when the sun is shining, and travelling whenever she can. She fuels her imagination with endless cups of coffee, is far too keen on unhealthy food, and is an expert procrastinator.

Social media links

Website – www.janicepreston.co.uk

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/janice.preston.author

Twitter – @JaniceGPreston

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/janicegpreston

About The Rags to Riches Governess

From impoverished governess…

…to wealthy heiress

Governess Leah Thame learns she’s inherited a fortune the day her employer, the enigmatic Earl of Dolphinstone, returns from abroad. They share an instant connection, but in order to claim her inheritance, Leah must resign and find a husband. The guarded widower offers a convenient marriage to stop her leaving, but Leah refuses. She won’t marry the man who’s captured her heart, unless there’s a chance of her love being returned…

Buy Linkhttps://books2read.com/R2RGoverness

Morton‘s Review of The Rags to Riches Governess

5 Star – Janice Preston’s writing is polished and rather than just reading a story, you are transported back to the Regency era. As a shy person, I can so easily put myself in the position of the heroine of this story, Leah. I could see myself being unmarried in my early twenties and having to earn a living as a governess! The author is also good at depicting attraction between the hero and heroine, and the sex scene – ooo la, la! Lord Dolphinstone is attractive and fanciable, but his past makes the story more interesting and believable. I also love the dog, Wolf and the children. Can’t wait for the next book in this series!

Thank you for sharing your childhood holidays, Jan. What lovely photographs. So sorry about your dad, but it sounds as if you have a wealth of lovely memories … Hugs. Mx

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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Flowers Heal the Soul – Georgia Hill

I’m joined by good friend and author Georgia Hill this week as she talks about gardens and her new book Janey Trelawney’s Year of Surprising Triumphs. Over to Georgia

I’m delighted to be back on Morton’s blog and, as my next book is based in a garden centre, I’m equally delighted to accept her suggestion to talk all things gardening.

Flipping through my Chambers’ Dictionary of Quotations in desperate inspiration for title ideas, I came across the quote, ‘Flowers heal the soul.’ At least I think I did. Trying to find it again to see who said it, I failed. It’s quite possible I dreamed it! Whatever the case, it’s true. 2020 saw a lot of us all turn to our gardens as a source of solace, that’s if we were lucky enough to have one.

The first hard lockdown was made slightly easier by the gorgeous warm weather we enjoyed. The skies overhead bloomed an unpolluted blue, clear and hopeful. Just as well as the news was most definitely not.

Gardens have always been important places for me. Somewhere to unwind, de-stress, to re-connect with the natural world. I’ve moved house many times, so much so, friends complain I’ve filled up the ‘H’ page in their address books! Each house came with a garden of some description.

A rented flat in Upton-on-Severn came with a walled garden and a decaying Victorian orangery – magical. I seem to have bought houses which, for various reasons, didn’t have established gardens. A new-build had an unassuming triangular patch which I cheered up with a white lavender and clematis on the fence which faced the sun. I’m fond of white flowers; I like their purity and freshness against the green. I was inspired by the tranquillity of Vita Sackville-West’s White Garden at Sissinghurst when I visited some years ago. Someone once told me that to leave your mark on this world, you must have a son, write a book or plant a tree. So, in the shady part I planted a Japanese acer and filled in with ferns. Having written several books, I’ve now achieved two of these goals but the horse has bolted on the first!

I planted the other bed with cuttings donated by a work colleague including some geraniums which flowered endlessly. I’ve forgotten the name of them and have been looking for some ever since! This was my first garden and, although tiny, I loved it. I’d parade around examining for new growth. One of the things I love about gardens is searching for the changes each season brings. The waxy green of snowdrop shoots pushing through the frozen earth of January, the hopeful spring bulbs, the scent of summer bedding plants, the frost hoar making leaf shapes magical. I had a stressful job when I lived at that house and the garden was my sanctuary.

The house we moved to next was a hop kiln and barn conversion in the middle of rural Herefordshire. An agricultural building, it had never been a home and so had a patch of bumpy turf for a garden. I had to create a garden from scratch – again! We inherited an unlovely laurel hedge which I dug up to create more planting space. However, planting anything was challenging. Most of our garden had once been the farm’s central yard. Digging a hole meant going through layers in time, like in an episode of the Time Team. A layer of dodgy topsoil, tarmac, builder’s rubble,  finally uncovering the original farmyard of stout Victorian cobbles.

It was hard work, not helped by the natural soil being heavy clay. I gave up in the end and contented myself with pots! Again, I planted lots of white flowers including an evergreen clematis, a beautifully scented lilac and a white rose which trailed through some honeysuckle over an arch. The rose rejoiced in the name Wedding Day and filled spring evenings with a sweet aroma. Unfortunately, for such a romantically-named plant, it had thorns of the very devil so pruning meant taking your life into your hands!

I created a tranquil space with some running water, a clematis Montana (white of course) and potted up hostas. I’m very fond of hostas. I love the sculptural quality of their leaves. Sadly, so do slugs, against which I waged war. 

Again, after spending a long day cooped up in an over-heated classroom or an even more heated meeting, the garden became my refuge. I spent many happy hours watching the wildlife – dragonflies, butterflies, once a swarm of bees. The garden was popular with birds and I had a much-visited bird table. We also had the fattest squirrel in Herefordshire, recognisable by the flash of white on its head and a round tummy. Swallows and house martins swooped overhead, swifts would scream past and I once watched a pair of buzzards teach its youngster how to fly. The skies were big and clear and, as the garden faced south, it enjoyed sunrises and spectacular sunsets. The night, due to the lack of light pollution, was heavy with stars. We used the garden a lot. We ate outside, I worked there when it was too hot to be inside and it was the perfect reading spot. I still miss that garden. It was a very special place.

When we moved south, it was to a little cottage with a sliver of decking-covered back garden. The even tinier front garden, however, delighted us with a flowering cherry tree, several camellias and an unknown white flowering plant which may or may not have been a philadelphus. The cottage was in a pretty Devon village and taking the dog for a stroll in the summer evenings was a sensory delight. Even though I didn’t have much of a garden myself, I could enjoy the hard work of others. 

Moving, yet again, found us in another new-build. I never committed myself to the house and could never think of how to plant up the garden. Maybe the two were connected? It was a boring square of turf which sloped slightly downwards. Its only redeeming feature the stupendous sunsets and the butterflies which swarmed.

The next move found us here, in an arts and crafts house in a town and on a busy corner, with a weirdly-shaped wraparound garden and a magnificent wisteria.

This time I inherited a garden and for the first time, I had a year of watching as its delights unfolded. It’s clear this house and its garden has been much-loved. A previous occupant must have been a skilled planner as we have something in flower each season. Even now (I’m writing this at the beginning of January) the low winter sun spears the narrowest part and illuminates a dog wood planted in the perfect spot to catch its rays. My favourite flowers, snowdrops, are poking up snouts and unbelievably, thanks to Devon’s mild climate, I already have a solitary daffodil in flower. 

The only downside – there’s no planting space left! I aim to stamp my own presence by painting a wall white and potting up something colourful to create a Mediterranean feel to the patio. We have a resident robin and a blackbird family and some plump woodpigeons but most birdlife is scared off by the gulls which roost noisily on the roof. I’ll introduce some running water, some pots of hostas and, once again, it will be a haven – for me and whatever wildlife chooses to visit.

Thank you for the lovely post, Georgia. Having visited the hop kiln, I know it was a lovely place. Wish I could visit your latest garden – maybe one day fingers crossed. Mx

About Georgia Hill

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I write short stories for women’s magazines, novellas, epic historical romances – and some really bad poetry! I love writing romcoms but my passion is for historical romance with a contemporary twist – to read and to write. I’ve written for Harper Collins since 2013. They have published Millie Vanilla’s Cupcake CaféThe Little Book Café, While I Was Waiting – a WW1 historical romance and On a Falling Tide, a historical romance set in Lyme Regis. I have a nasty habit of moving house. It’s disrupting to a writing career but being the outsider can be a rich vein for inspiration. I love local history, myth and folklore and these often find their way into my writing. I have now settled in Devon with my two beloved dogs, a husband (also beloved) and a ghost called Zoe. For someone born in the midlands, living by the sea is bliss.

To keep in touch with Georgia Hill you can use the following links:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/georgiahillauthor?ref=bookmarks

Twitter https://twitter.com/georgiawrites

Website www.georgiahill.co.uk

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/georgiawrites/

About Janey Trelawney’s Year of Surprising Triumphs.

The book is, very loosely, based on the Doris Day film Calamity Jane. Janey is the eccentric heroine who is forced to rethink her lifestyle when Graham, the work colleague she loves, falls for the uber-groomed Becky.

I needed a profession for Janey, one that she could excel at because, even though she doesn’t think twice about what she looks like, I needed her to be a confident expert in something. As gun slingers are few and far between in romantic fiction, I made her into head gardener at Cheney House Garden Centre instead. It seemed the perfect occupation. I also needed her to be passionate about something. Snowdrops have fascinated me for years; they command a devoted following called galanthophiles.

A dear friend, who is no longer with us, pointed me in the direction of some websites and articles about snowdrops and the book was born. I wrote a blog about the flowers which formed the basis of one of Janey’s blogs but writing the actual book was delayed by other things. By that time, the idea of a sexy but unshowy accountant hero had come along, as had making Janey a film buff. There’s a lot of me in Janey, perhaps too much! I’m a Doris Day fan and, although not exactly a galanthophile, snowdrops are my favourite flowers. I’ve also been known to do the odd dance under a tree (Janey loves dancing under the chestnut trees). And, like Janey, I can’t fathom the modern concept of painted on caterpillar eyebrows but removing body hair from everywhere else! 

For Janey, Cheney House and its gardens becomes her refuge from a difficult adolescence. For her, flowers really do heal the soul. Her ultimate sanctuary is her garden shed where her snowdrop project is based. When the conniving Becky takes over as manager, it’s much-needed. By the way, if your interest in snowdrops has been piqued, you can read the fascinating history of their cultivation in the book, Galanthophiles:160 Years of Snowdrop Devotees. It’s well worth a look.

For those who love my Berecombe novels, this one is set in Bereford, the Devon village further up the River Bere and features some beloved Bercombe characters. It should be out sometime in the early spring, to hopefully coincide with the first of the snowdrops.

Buying and contact links:

Amazon

UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Georgia-Hill/e/B003VMVXN2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1429883769&sr=1-1

US – http://www.amazon.com/Georgia-Hill/e/B003VMVXN2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Cant wait to read this one! Mx

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.

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

Bestseller 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.

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