Happy Publication Day to million-copy bestseller, Anna Jacobs, who last week saw the publication of the first in her brand new Jubilee Lake series, Silver Wishes:
Lancashire, 1895. When her controlling stepfather suddenly dies, it seems that Elinor Pendleton finally has a chance of freedom. But her hopes are soon dashed when she learns that the thuggish Jason Stafford has inherited every penny, and is determined to have Elinor too.
Forced to flee with her beloved maid, Maude, Elinor finds shelter with Maude's distant cousin in the remote village of Ollerthwaite, on the shore of Jubilee Lake.
But is this young man everything he seems? And will Elinor's secret wish to have a family of her own ever come true...?
Congratulations to Eve Seymour, who has sold two more titles to current publisher, Joffe Books.
Beautiful Losers and An Imperfect Past (previously published by Midnight Ink), starring clinical psychologist Kim Slade, are due for publication in 2023.
More to come on these titles soon!
Also published last week was the paperback for The Christmas Castle In Scotland, the brand new 'Romantic Escapes' novel from Julie Caplin.
Izzy McBride had never in a million years expected to inherit an actual castle from her great uncle Bill but here she was, in the run up to Christmas, Monarch of her own Glen – a very rundown glen in need of a lot of TLC if her dream of turning it into a boutique bed and breakfast was to come true.
But when Izzy’s eccentric mother rents a room to enigmatic thriller author Ross Adair and the Scottish snow starts to settle like the frosting on a Christmas cake, it’s a race to get the castle ready before they’re all snowed in for the holidays.
If you're looking to bump up your holiday reading even further, then Phillipa Ashley's The Christmas Holiday, published last week, will tick every box you could have:
Krystle didn’t have a normal childhood and longed for warm family Christmases with presents under the tree. Now she makes sure everyone else has the perfect Christmas she never had, bringing beautiful decorations to cheer as many people as possible.
With her festive business booming, she decides to celebrate by renting a secluded house in the Lakes, with a plan to make this the ultimate yuletide getaway.
Krystle becomes determined to show Max the joys of the holiday. She won’t take no for an answer. Can she melt Max’s Grinch-like heart? And can he show her that life doesn’t need to go to plan to take you somewhere magical…
The last book to be published last week was the new murder mystery from our resident 'King of the Locked Room', Chris McGeorge. A Murder at the Castle (set during a snowy Aberdeenshire Christmas) is out now:
During a violent snowstorm, the Royal Family gather at the Castle for a traditional Christmas together. Amid rumours that he plans to name a new successor, King Eric stands to make his traditional after-dinner speech. He sips from a glass of his favourite whisky- and drops dead.
Jon is determined to expose the truth, even if it puts him in grave danger, and threatens to shake the entire monarchy to its core...