I hope you're well and that 2022 is being kind to you, so far. I can't believe it's the end of January already.
It's been a while since I posted something in my News and Views but I'm going to try to rectify that this year (famous last words!) and post on a more regular basis. Let's see how that goes, shall we? 🤣
You may or may not be aware that I've got two new series out at the moment. Yes that's right - two. One is my Wyntersleap series, set (oddly enough) in the tiny village of Wyntersleap. The other is my Merriment Bay series, set (yep, you guessed it) in the seaside village of Merriment Bay.
'But why bring out two new series at the same time?' I hear you ask.
Believe me, I've been asking myself that question recently too. Trying to spread the word about one new book is hard enough these days; trying to spread it about one book, a four-part serial and then more books coming soon, is the stuff of madness. Probably just as well I'm a little bit crazy then, eh?
Let me try to explain why I've done this.
Basically, having finished my Lily Pond Lane series, I started writing the Merriment Bay serial and the Wyntersleap series at the end of last year (I always have separate books on the go. Don't ask me why) and intended to bring them out during 2019. But readers loved my Lily Pond Lane series so much that they asked for more books in that series. Now I could have ignored their requests and said, 'Nope. Sorry. That series ends with the Christmas 2018 book.' and simply got on with Merriment Bay. Instead, I listened to them and wrote another three books in the Lily Pond Lane series. That meant everything else I'd been working on, was delayed.
I'm absolutely thrilled to reveal the cover of Christmas at Wynter House! I think it's such a gorgeous cover and I had so much fun writing this book. The story is heartwarming, funny and festive and I can't wait to share this Christmas romance with you.
I'm especially excited because this is Book One in my new Wyntersleap series. But not only that, it's also interlinked with my upcoming Merriment Bay series too! That means several of the characters are in both series. You'll understand why when you start reading Christmas at Wynter House.
Don't worry, it won't be confusing. And ... to make it even more exciting, there'll be a map showing the villages of Wyntersleap and Merriment Bay so that you can see where everything is. It'll be on my website from 25th September - because that's the release date of Christmas at Wynter House but it's available to pre-order right now.
Here's what it's about:
Christmas at Wynter House
I'm thrilled to reveal the beautiful cover of the next book in my bestselling, Lily Pond Lane series, A Wedding on Lily Pond Lane. It's a gorgeously uplifting, romantic and heartwarming read and I can't wait to share this story with you. It's out on March 26th but it's available to pre-order now, so grab your copy here.
But if you haven't read the previous book, Return to Lily Pond Lane, you may want to read that first. Both books can be read as standalones but you'll enjoy them far more if you read them in order. And if you haven't read any of my Lily Pond Lane series - where have you been? Teehee. Seriously though, you'll get a great deal of pleasure - not to mention a lot of reading - if you start at the very beginning with, The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane-Part One: New beginnings.
Here's the blurb for A Wedding on Lily Pond Lane.
A Wedding on Lily Pond Lane
The Angel Bell is ringing for Mia and Jet’s Big Day – but will the Wedding of the Year go without a hitch?