Regular readers of this blog will know that, usually on a Monday morning, there will be a new post on my Five Photos feature. Unfortunately, the promised post this week failed to materialise, so I have this morning’s slot completely free.
This is quite fortuitous as it gives me the chance to tell you that today is publication day! Yes, the fourth in my Bramblewick series, A Merry Bramblewick Christmas, is out today. It’s time to head back to the little village nestling on the North York Moors and catch up with what the residents have been getting up to since we last saw them.
This book focuses on Izzy, teacher at Bramblewick Primary School and best friend of Anna who, you may remember, is the receptionist at Bramblewick Surgery. Except that, currently, Anna is on maternity leave and awaiting her new arrival.
Izzy, meanwhile, is working on her own project. She’s in charge of the school Christmas play and, since she’s got no experience in that field, she’s a bit worried she’s taken on more than she realised. Luckily for Izzy, her colleague Ash has agreed to help her out. Ash usually takes complete charge of the play each Christmas, so he knows what he’s talking about. With two competent, professional teachers on board, everything should run smoothly. Shouldn’t it?
I had a lot of fun returning to Bramblewick and to the group of characters who feel like old friends. I also met two new characters while I was there and they won me over, too. I’m looking forward to writing Bramblewick 5 already! In the meantime, here’s the blurb for A Merry Bramblewick Christmas.
Switch on those Christmas tree lights and settle down with a hot chocolate. It’s time for another festive trip to beautiful Bramblewick.
Christmas is approaching once again, but the residents of the little village on the North York Moors are almost too busy to notice.
Receptionist Anna is on maternity leave, awaiting the arrival of her baby, while husband Connor and colleague Riley are busy interviewing candidates for the post of third GP at Bramblewick Surgery.
Izzy, meanwhile, is recovering from a broken relationship by focusing her attention on the primary school Christmas play. But even with the help of fellow teacher, Ash Uttridge, she’s beginning to wonder if she’s taken on more than she can cope with.
The weather’s not the only thing getting chilly, either. Having confided in Anna the real reason for her break-up with her ex-boyfriend, Izzy is hurt when her best friend seems suddenly cold towards her. Has she made a mistake trusting Anna, after all?
As Christmas draws nearer and the snow begins to fall, Izzy and Ash develop a warm and growing attraction. But Ash has real concerns about their relationship and, with Anna judging her so harshly, dare Izzy really tell Ash the truth about herself and risk everything they have built so far?
You can buy A Merry Bramblewick Christmas here.
There will be more book news soon, as I prepare to publish my second Christmas book of the year, Belle, Book & Christmas Candle!