What would you say to two people who own two vintage cars (Bridget – left, and Dora – right), two modern cars, a caravan and an empty section? Some say we are mad. Some say it’s an adventure. Which camp are you in?
If you already follow me on Facebook or have signed up to my newsletter, you will know we sold our home and are building a new one. In the meantime, we are being gypsies and cuckoos, partly living in our caravan and partly housesitting for family and friends while we patiently (or not so patiently) wait for all the ducks to line up in a row. They promise me it will happen!
To take my mind off matters I have no control of, I’ve taken to reading – a lot more reading than usual – so I have some recommendations for you.
Kath McGurl writes delightful dual-timeline stories with mystery, intrigue, quirky and flawed characters and lots of history. Her latest release, The Stationmaster’s Daughter, is on pre-order and due for release next month.
Val McBeath has written a four part, based on a true story, historical fiction series and has just broken out into writing a cosy murder mystery series with Eliza Thomson investigates, along the lines of Miss Marple.
Phillipa Nefri Clark is another favourite. I may have mention her River’s End Mystery Romance series before, which I loved. She recently released a short prequel with ‘Martha’ but is also now writing some short paranormal stories that are quite intriguing. Take a look for yourself.
A Woman Transported by Sharon Robards – is a gritty tale of transportation to Australia.
The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce is the fourth in a series of novels set in Cornwall in the 189os – perfect for fans of Poldark.
Return to Robinswood by Jean Grainger – a prolific historical fiction author.
Life has not been dull over the last few months for me either. I’ve launched a new book – The Costumier’s Gift, enjoyed seeing both Brigid The Girl from County Clare and Gwenna the Welsh Confectioner achieve BestSeller flags in niche markets around the world, and have started my seventh novel. It’s keeping me busy, as I decide on what colour for this and what goes where and who does what as the house plans take shape and the future looks brighter. At least, it will by the time summer comes.
Happy reading everyone.