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A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance

Je suis vraiment enchantée to welcome French author Marie Laval to my blog today. Marie is from Lyon, but has lived in the north of England for many years, and she’s actually a friend in real life as well as in cyber-space. So we have a great European mix today – a French author, an English…… Continue reading A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance

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Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

Summer in northern England has been a bit of a wash out this year, and the skies here are gloomy again today, so I’m hoping my guest has brought some southern sunshine with her. The kettle’s on, and I have a big plate of scones, cream, and jam ready especially. Now I’m waiting for my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

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Good to meet you…author Allison Merritt – plus giveaway!

I can’t believe it’s October already, and that I’m welcoming the first of my autumn guests. At least we have a little bit of an Indian summer here. The sun’s out, my roses are still hanging on, and the leaves are still just clinging to the trees – but there’s a definite hint of chill…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Allison Merritt – plus giveaway!

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Good to meet you…author Caitlyn Callery

It’s a beautiful summer’s day, and my roses are looking their best ever in the back garden. The scent is gorgeous! I’m here with fellow British author Caitlyn Callery, and we’re outside making the most of a rare English summer day, eating some of my strawberries with a dollop of fresh cream. And we’re talking…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Caitlyn Callery

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Introducing children’s historical author Penny Estelle, plus giveaway

Some of you may remember children’s author Penny Estelle from when she visited last year.  It’s lovely to welcome Penny again today to discuss her children’s time-slip novels, and Penny has very generously offered to give away a copy of her novel to a lucky commenter. Good to see you again, Penny! * Good morning…… Continue reading Introducing children’s historical author Penny Estelle, plus giveaway

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Ten British romance authors you should read…

This isn’t the definitive list, and everyone has their opinion, but here are ten British and Irish authors you should definitely try reading if you love romance.  (I haven’t put Jane Austen or the Brontës on the list, as they’re a given.) So, here they are, in alphabetical order: Maeve Binchy is a best-selling Irish…… Continue reading Ten British romance authors you should read…

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Good to meet you…author Rosemary Morris

Author Rosemary Morris is braving the foul winds and rain to join me today, but luckily she doesn’t have too far to come.  Rosemary is a fellow English author, from the county we call “leafy Hertfordshire”, just a couple of hours’ drive down the M1.  Not many leaves on the trees at the minute, though…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Rosemary Morris