When their grandfather dies, Fliss and her sisters are astonished to inherit a French château! Travelling to Normandy to visit the beautiful if faded house, they excitedly make plans over delicious crêpes and local cider in the nearby town.
But they soon discover the château needs major work, a huge tax bill is due . . . and there's a sitting tenant, Madame Charlotte Cadieux, to whom they owe a monthly allowance!
Unable to sell but strapped for cash, Fliss determines to spruce up the elegant old rooms and open a B&B. But why are Jacques - Madame's grandson and the mayor - and the other townsfolk so hostile? How did Fliss' grandfather come to own the place anyway? And will Jacques and Fliss be able to put their differences aside to save the château?
It seems like nothing but trouble. But as one year gives way to the next, it could be a new beginning for them all...
The book will be released in September, in eBook, and October in paperback. Pre-order yours here.
An incredible week - congratulations, Mike!
In addition, the second in the series, Girls Who Lie, has also sold to Kiepenheuer & Witsch as well as Lesa Press in Israel, for rights in the Hebrew language.
Finally, we were delighted to see S. V. Leonard's debut, The Islanders, selected as one of Grazia magazine's Picks for 2021.
Her dream escape is about to become a nightmare...
Kimberley King has spent the last five years trying to outrun the reason she left the police force. Her life is a mess and she’s desperate for change. So when she is randomly selected for the new series of the hit show LoveWrecked, she can’t pass up the chance to win the £100,000 prize. All Kimberley needs to do is couple up with one of her fellow contestants, win the infamous LoveWrecked challenges, and she will have enough cash for a fresh start.
But the island isn’t the paradise she was promised and within hours, one of the contestants is dead. Then the announcement comes: one of the islanders is a murderer and Kimberley must find out who, live on television. For every hour it takes her, one more person will die.
The game is rigged, everyone is hiding secrets, and time is running out…