Review: Mrs Sommersby's Second Chance

I'm delighted to take part in romance author Laurie Benson’s review blog tour for her new release, Mrs Sommersby's Second Chance, at Rachel's Random Resources – and what a pleasure it was to read this beautiful romance!


A historical romance with a difference

Clara Sommersby is a fiercely independent widow who, cleverly, invested money in a ’shocking' way rather than tread the usual fate of widows, becoming a companion or remarrying swiftly. As such, she has learnt her lessons from life with her late husband, and she vows never to depend on a man again – or to marry again, for that matter.

William Lane's humble background as a foundling – a baby dropped off at the Foundling Hospital in London without any trace of his family –  and subsequent apprenticeship at a bank has led him to become a determined self-made businessman in his own right, yet fully aware of the conventions of the day. His past is like a chip on his shoulder, so instead he throws himself into lu…

Cover Reveal: The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge

Today, I'm taking part in an exciting Cover Reveal that gets me right into the Christmas mood! Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources.

Join us for a unique unveiling of award-winning author Samantha Tonge's upcoming novel, The Christmas Calendar Girls

With Christmas approaching (yes, I know – but we are in August already, a mere four months away!), it looks like your autumn reading is sorted. And wouldn't it just make the perfect Christmas gift?

So...ta da... What do you think? Isn't it gorgeous?

The Christmas Calendar Girls This Christmas fall in love with the town of Chesterwood... Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, so with Chesterwood food bank under risk of closure Fern knows just what to do to save it. She's going to get the town to create a living advent calendar. Fern, and her best friends, call for help from the local community to bring this calendar to life. When Kit, the new man in town, offers his assistance Fern's heart can't help but ski…

Welcome Laura Briggs, author of A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

Today, I'm delighted to welcome author Laura Briggs to my blog as part of her blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. Laura will tell us a little about her brand-new release, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores. It's a Halloween Romance! 

Laura has even brought with her some goodies for you to win, so make sure you enter into the Rafflecopter giveaway below to be in for a special treat!

Having sadly never been to Cornwall (it's been on my list of places for too long to remember), I'm intrigued about Laura's novels. I hope you are too. So, grab a cuppa and get settled...

Over to Laura...

Writing a Spooky ( But Not-Too-Scary) Halloween Romance!
Thank you so much to Cathie for letting me share with her lovely readers about my newest romantic read, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores.
If you’ve seen the cover art for this book, you’ve probably guessed already that it’s a Halloween-themed story. It’s also the sequel to my summer romance read, A Little Hotel in Cornwall, in …

Interview My Character – Aldaith, Viking warrior

Today, it's my turn to conduct an interview. It's an event I've been waiting for patiently whilst other intriguing characters took their turn in the Historical Writers Forum "Interview My Character" Blog Hop. Make sure to discover their interviews – and some fabulous historical fiction!

My very own Geoffrey de Mortagne from Dark Deceit will be featured on 21st July 2019. I'll share the link here. Bear that date in mind...

So why am I slightly nervous when facing Aldaith, a gorgeous Viking warrior? Hmm. Self-explanatory, isn't it? But I must not raise the suspicion of his wife. I might be an OK archer, but I don't quite fancy my chances in a sword fight against a shield maiden!

Aldaith is, as already said, a Viking warrior, a fascinating man, who is featured in Sarah Dahl's "enchanting" Tales of Freya, a collection of sensual historical short stories. I found his story gripping and his relationship to Nyssa intriguing. But without further ad…

Love Lost in Time: an excerpt

As I'm struggling to finish the contemporary part of my dual-timeline mystery, Love Lost in Time, I thought I share with you a brief excerpt. A little teaser, if you like.

Having written several historical novels, getting my writing mind to accept modern technologies and communications is a bit bizarre. But I'll get this done, one way or another! lol

About Love Lost in Time:

Maddie Winters, a history lecturer and author, inherits her late French mother's house near the historic town of Carcassonne in the south-west of France. During renovation works, she discovers several ancient bones which turn out to belong to a woman who had lived in the area, then called Septimania, over 1,200 years earlier.

But just who was she? And why was she not buried properly?


The silence of the house unnerved Maddie. Only in remote places had she experienced such quiet. Out in the open countryside she’d welcomed it. The past was talking to her there, in ancient ruins or painted caves.  Here, …