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Cocktails, champagne and red, white and blue. The Silk Romance book launch :)

Today sees the release of The Silk Romance, and I can’t tell you how excited I am!  Well, actually, I could tell you, but I’d have to use so many adjectives my Thesaurus would implode :) I still have to pinch myself when I tell people The Silk Romance is available here on Amazon UK,…… Continue reading Cocktails, champagne and red, white and blue. The Silk Romance book launch :)

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Good to meet you…author J.Q. Rose, plus birthday giveaway!

What an exciting week this is going to be, for me and my visitor :)  My novel The Silk Romance will be released on 24th May, and my vistor has a special birthday on 25th May! So to celebrate we’re having great wodges of cake, and a couple of glasses of something even stronger than…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author J.Q. Rose, plus birthday giveaway!

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Parachutes, bombs and silk: a review of Liz Trenow’s The Last Telegram

I mentioned earlier this week, in my post Saltaire, Lyon and weavers’ stories, that I’d downloaded Liz Trenow’s The Last Telegram, a romance in which the silk industry plays an integral role.  The novel has been waiting patiently for me to pick it up, and now I’ve finished it – and thoroughly enjoyed it :)…… Continue reading Parachutes, bombs and silk: a review of Liz Trenow’s The Last Telegram

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Love’s Vintage: a review of a 1940s romance, plus an all time classic adventure story

This week I have been mostly reading about Kings and Queens, Barons and Countesses, and adventurous lives in fantasy European kingdoms – and a fabulous journey it’s been! The book that started me on the journey was a present from my daughter – a 1940s novel called Love’s Vintage, by Diana Wilding (my daughters know…… Continue reading Love’s Vintage: a review of a 1940s romance, plus an all time classic adventure story

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A gentle story of passionate love, antiques and romance

What is it about antiques that people love?  I could spend hours browsing in antique shops.  Even my wedding and engagement rings are antiques.  I love the fact there’s a mysterious story behind my rings, that they were once a gift of love and that as things of beauty they are still cherished.  And I…… Continue reading A gentle story of passionate love, antiques and romance

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Good to meet you…author Mary Curtis

Today’s author gave such delightful and intriguing answers to my questions that I’m left wanting to know much more about her.  Author Mary Curtis once, like me, lived in Yorkshire, but sadly for me she has long since left the north of England, to move to a dream location for writers, thousands of miles away. …… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Mary Curtis

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Good to meet you…author Marie Laval

Today I’m delighted to introduce you to my fellow author, Marie Laval.  Marie is a talented writer with a wonderfully evocative writing style.  I’m currently reading her new novel, The Lion’s Embrace, and am gripped by both the hero and the romance of the setting. (Marie is originally from the beautiful city of Lyon, the…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Marie Laval