Books I have loved recently

In my last blog post I said I was going to do a rundown of my favourite spooky reads, but the week passed, and so did Halloween, and I didn’t do it.  It feels a bit silly writing that post now, when everyone’s pumpkins have been made into soup or gone into the compost, soContinue reading “Books I have loved recently”

Cornwall, Somerset and The End

I haven’t posted on here for ages, mainly because I’ve been eyeballs-deep in my new book.  I’ve been dreaming up complicated situations for my heroine and hero to get into, creating a supporting cast of loveable/amusing/annoying characters, and imagining beautiful settings they can visit.  I wrote those two, blissful words this morning: The End.  SoContinue reading “Cornwall, Somerset and The End”

My recent reads

I have read a lot of books recently.  Maybe it’s the fact that spring is a long time coming and going outside isn’t an attractive proposition, or maybe I’ve just got into the reading groove.  Whatever it is, I’m not complaining.  There are so many good books to devour, and here are some of myContinue reading “My recent reads”

A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018

One of my very unoriginal 2018 ambitions is to read more books.  I’ve always loved reading, but when I first started publishing books with HarperCollins, my reading took a nose-dive because those lazy Sundays where I’d lounge around and inhale a whole book were taken up with writing, editing or proofing to meet deadlines.  LastContinue reading “A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018”

True Love for the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series

Last spring, a lovely editor at HarperCollins, Martha Ashby, asked if I’d be happy to read a new romantic fiction series she was publishing.  Of course I jumped at the chance, and I was sent a ring bound proof of The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling. The cover was beautiful, encouraging meContinue reading “True Love for the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series”

I’m in love – with a thriller series

Anyone who follows me on social media will know that I spend as much time reading and falling in love with books as I do writing them.  I have read so many good books in 2017, including Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, The Woman at Number 24 by Juliet Ashton, Big SexyContinue reading “I’m in love – with a thriller series”

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: one of the best books I have ever read

I’ve never taken part in a blog tour before – I’ve only had my blog for a couple of weeks – and I couldn’t think of a better book to pop my blog tour cherry with. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that, while the books I write are heartwarming and romantic, I am aContinue reading “Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: one of the best books I have ever read”