New release – now available for pre-order

When a book comes out it makes all the years of hard work – and yes, sometimes it can takes years! – worthwhile. In about a second of seeing the front cover (such a brilliant moment), all that fades away and you’re left with a beautiful thing that’s testament, certainly not just to your own work, but to everyone else’s too – the publishing team, editor, proofreader and, of course, friends who helped and supported you along the way.

Until I had a book published, I must confess to having no idea about the amount of time and knowledge that went into it from everyone involved. Now I know, it makes me so grateful to everyone who made it possible.

With Little Village of Second Chances – my new book, which is available now for pre order – I got an opportunity for the first time to write an acknowledgements page. I’ve dedicated each of my past books to someone special, which is great, but it can be difficult choosing one when so many deserve a mention. That’s why it was so nice to write the acknowledgements page this time – to say thank you to everyone. My palms are slightly sweaty now as I hope I didn’t forget anyone.

That’s the acknowledgements, but what about the book? Probably the best way to give you a flavour is to share the blurb. Here it is:

Surely everyone deserves a second chance?

Ex-fireman and edible flower farmer Shay McGillen has plenty of reasons not to give Sarah Pickering even one chance when she turns up in his small Yorkshire village. After all, she is only there to try and convince him and his fellow villagers to sell up so her company can build a bypass. If Sarah thinks she can make Shay give up his farmhouse and his business, she has another thing coming!

But when an unexpected blizzard leaves Sarah stranded in Shay’s home, he soon realises that they are far more alike than he could have ever imagined – and perhaps both of them deserve a second chance …

If you like the sound of Village of Second Chances and want to read the full story, you can pre-order through Amazon here:

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