Saturday, July 30, 2022

Guest Blogger - Lynn Forth

A warm welcome to my guest Lynn Forth. Lynn is known for her warm, witty escapist romances and she's here to tell us about the latest addition to her titles - Secrets of the Chateau! A château in France, with fairy-tale turrets. What’s not to like? Sophie Stewart loves her job. Working for Alex Conroy, who owns an exclusive hotel chain, is a dream - as is the man himself! So why does she panic at the thought of visiting Alex’s proposed new hotel, a dilapidated château with fairy-tale towers, in the glamorous south of France? Must she reveal her past to uncover the secrets of the château? And Alex has secrets too. You can get your copy of this fabulous book HERE
Lynn Forth went to live in Accrington when she was 11 and still has the accent to prove it. She now lives with her family in Worcestershire (where it doesn’t rain as much) and has a room with a view to write in. A lifelong fascination with words and people, led to her studying English and Psychology at University and, as a lecturer at the local College, she tried to pass on her enthusiasm to students of all ages. An avid reader, she runs two book clubs and, as a bit of a movie buff, she enjoys the discussions at a local Film Club. Although not a big exercise fan, she enthusiastically participates in the fun and music at her Zumba sessions and at home encourages a riotous array of flowers in her garden. She now writes romantic comedies full of sparky dialogue set in sunny foreign climes, which, of course, she has to visit for the sake of research. Her debut novel, Love in La La Land, combines this love of films, humour as her heroine Jane encounters the glamour and glitz of Hollywood. Her second novel, Love, Lies and Café au Lait, was inspired by a visit to Nice and evokes Accrington Annie’s delight in living in such a sophisticated city, although, perhaps, all is not quite as perfect as it seems. Her third novel, The Girl Who used To Be Me, features her much-loved character Reen on her home ground in Marbella where Kate meets not only Reen's family but also her fabulous pink plastic flamingos. Her fourth book, Secrets of the Chateau, sees her returning to her beloved city of Nice and to a beautiful but neglected chateau, high in the hills overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Bay of Angels.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Summer catch up!

It's been quite busy the last few weeks. I went to the Romantic Novelist Association's conference which was at Harper Adams college near Telford this year. It was very hot and we shared the campus with eight teams of christian footballers who were there on a training camp. I think they were quite bemused by so many, mainly female, novelists of a certain age suddenly appearing on the site. It was lovely to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. I've also had lunch with my editor and agent with lots of lovely positive news about the Miss Underhay series. I can't wait to be able to share some of that when we have bashed out the details. I left some signed copies of Murder at the Country Club at Oldway Mansion in Paignton which were sold to raise funds for the house and gardens. I'm reliably sold that these have now sold out so I shall have to see if they wish to have some more. Book 11, currently called Murder at the Charity Ball is well underway and see the return of Kitty's father. As you might guess this doesn't go well and Kitty's grandmother and Mrs Craven get to say 'I told you so!' a lot :) But there is also the small matter of a wedding...