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Book of the Week - Meet me at Number Five by Lisa Hill
22 June 2017

A hint of Jilly Cooper with a pinch of Dick Francis thrown in...

or so says one of the many reviews on Amazon for this debut novel from fellow Choc Lit author Lisa Hill. Lisa won the annual search for a star novelist comp and now her new book is out to great reviews.

What if finding happiness was a race against time?
Grace Cavendish knows a thing or two about horses – but what she doesn’t know is that her husband, top horse racing trainer Charlie Carrisbrook, is having a literal ‘roll in the hay’ right under her nose.

When the painful truth is revealed Grace has no choice but to move in with her highly-strung grandmother Clara and cousin Hennie; a single mum who has renounced men (at least that’s what she says!)

Determined to start again, Grace takes a job at the local cafe, Number Five. And whilst serving up coffee and cake is a far cry from the stables, she enjoys it – especially as she gets to work alongside the rather scrumptious Sam Whittaker.

But the past is racing to catch up with Grace. Can her life still be a romp to victory or will a devastating secret stop her dead in her tracks?"

 

It seems to have stuck a chord with a lot of Choc Lit authors as it's already got lots of feedback.

One reviewer on Amazon says - 

"Absolutely amazing book, had me hooked from the first page. I absolutely loved this book it was all you could want in a chic lit novel and more.
You had the most irresistible hero's (not just one) relatable characters, astounding descriptions that literally put you in that place experiencing the drama almost first hand. It has great build but not for so long that you forget what you were waiting for as can happen in some books. This book has a good depth for each character including their backgrounds to enable you to understand them better.
This is truly a wonderful novel that will have you constantly turning the pages. There is intrigue, hot romances a good helping of drama and secrecy to get you tucking in and savouring right from the first bite. Lovely novel and truly unputdownable amazing to read I recommend to all there is something there for everyone.
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I do prefer it when reviewers actually put their thoughts rather than a precis of the plot! Well done Lisa - very proud of you, matey. Here's to many more.

get it on Amazon here.

 

Free Short Story from me!

A new short story from me – read it on my website here, and don’t forget to subscribe to receive all my news in a regular email update. It's based on a true tale I heard from one of the fellow attendees at Chez Castillon during my stay there in May and it inspired me to write this one...

Other news - 

  • RFY July dates - Still time to book on one of next month’s hols at Retreats for You in Devon -writing holidays for people who want to do nothing but write and be looked after in beautiful surroundings. From £90 per person per night full board inc wine, both 10th and 17th July have spaces, as does 31st July. (Mon to Fri ) More here. 
  • Memoirs offer - write your memoir - finally! With a four night workshop run by editor Elaine Manning. At RFY

Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing - a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website, TheCreativePenn.com, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs.

Best wishes

Debs

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My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) andGoodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.

 

 

FICTION

HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback.

 

SHORT STORIES

‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.

NON-FICTION

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2017 version - 'how I broke free from Food Prison forever'

now available in bookshops to order, and online on all platforms, as well as on amazon here.

 

 

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