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Release day for Felicity at the Cross Hotel – and a special Tudor recipe to celebrate!

Today is release day for my feel good romance, Felicity at the Cross Hotel. Hooray! And to celebrate I have an old (secret) Tudor recipe with a strange ingredient, and a legend about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Felicity at the Cross Hotel is set in the Lake District – a romance writer’s dream for…… Continue reading Release day for Felicity at the Cross Hotel – and a special Tudor recipe to celebrate!

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“Which fictional character would you take for coffee?” and other bookish questions…!

Originally posted on Chat About Books:
I am delighted to welcome Helena Fairfax today :-) For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please? I live in the village of Saltaire, near Bradford, and I write contemporary romance/women’s fiction – and sometimes romantic mysteries, because I love reading…

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A feel good summer romance, and why I love #Bollywood

The village where I live – Saltaire, near Bradford, West Yorkshire – is a former Victorian mill town, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. (A while ago I wrote a post about Saltaire and the weaving industry, with lots of photos of the village.) When the woollen industry was at its height, thousands of…… Continue reading A feel good summer romance, and why I love #Bollywood

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From Regency to sheep farming: Some books I’ve loved in 2016

It’s coming up to the end of another year and this is my fourth Christmas running this blog. I didn’t know when I started just how much fun I’d have with it, how many people I’d meet, and how many authors and book lovers I’d come to know because of it. I remember writing my first…… Continue reading From Regency to sheep farming: Some books I’ve loved in 2016

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Writing a novel: why research is vital in stories

This month the subject of our Round Robin is research. How much do we do as writers? Does it bother us if we come across inaccuracies in a novel? My novels are all set in the present day, but they still involve a lot of research. If I make a mistake about something that’s current,…… Continue reading Writing a novel: why research is vital in stories

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Find your Valentine’s date with #expediavalentines

The travel company Expedia is running a competition in the run up to Valentine’s Day, giving you the chance to win a £50 voucher towards the cost of your next holiday. (Of course if you win, you don’t need to spend the money on a romantic holiday. Why not travel alone, and take a good…… Continue reading Find your Valentine’s date with #expediavalentines