Welcome to my Twelve Books for Christmas blog. Over the next twelve days I'll be introducing you to twelve romance books to warm your heart and make you feel all Christmassy. :) They'll all make wonderful presents for a friend, or you could even treat yourself.
And kicking off the blog is The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft, which is zooming up the Kindle charts - and no wonder, I've read it myself and can tell you it's a fantastic read. The paperback is released today. Just look at the cover!
On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily the good ones.
Times are tough for Ava – she’s struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it’s nearly Christmas.
So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn’t know it yet…
Want to find out what happens? You can buy it here:
The Christmas Promise (Avon Books UK, HarperCollins)
Paperback release 1 December 2016!
Award-winning author Sue Moorcroft writes contemporary women’s fiction with occasionally unexpected themes. A past vice chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and editor of its two anthologies, Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles, writing ‘how to’ and is a creative writing tutor. She’s won a Readers’ Best Romantic Read Award and the Katie Fforde Bursary
It's always a pleasure to interview authors who I know personally so I'm delighted that Sue agreed to be on my blog. I asked her to tell us a bit about her family's Christmas traditions.
Do you have any favourite family Christmas traditions? If so, what are they?
Between Christmas and New Year we usually host a lunch for the extended family – up to twenty people. (A lot of this lunch is salad, in case you were wondering!) We borrow chairs and people eat on their laps, those of us who haven’t seen each other yet exchange gifts, there’s constant laughter and chatter from start to finish. It’s exhausting but lovely.
When do you open your Christmas presents?
As I see the people who buy me gifts.
If you could invite any author living or dead to share your Christmas lunch, who would it be?
Nevil Shute. He died before I was born but I’d love to talk to him about his thought processes, especially regarding the books that he wrote about what was then his near future.
What book would you like to find in your Christmas stocking?
That’s difficult because usually if I see a book I want, I buy it. I’ll say Total Competition by Ross Brawn. I’m mad on Formula 1 but I haven’t read this one yet,
What is the most unusual Christmas present you’ve ever had/given?
In the days when computers were not particularly personal my brother bought me one. I’m afraid I grossly underused it – I seem to remember that it was all about Scrabble and Hungry Horace and very little else! My brother had received a good bonus but it was an extraordinarily generous gift.
You can contact Sue here:
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/SueMoorcroftAuthor
Amazon author page: Author.to/SueMoorcroft
Thanks for such a fascinating interview, Sue.
Bring a little sunshine into your life!
Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press