Sunday, 12 May 2013
Background behind Rose
He absolutely loved to fish, so yes, he is Thomas James the loveable eighty year old man in my book Rose, who befriends Mack's nephew, Lucas.
My father-in-law probably never so much as picked up a romance novel, but would be chuffed to bits to have one dedicated to him.
The name Rose and especially Rose Cottage is the name of a cottage I used to stay in as a little girl in Cornwall, during our families summer vacation. My sister and I had some great fun there.
I love time-travel books, but didn't exactly want to write one, at least right now. That's how the idea about Mack finding a diary appeared, and it was only as I started the first chapter, when the rest of the story appeared.
The response from my BETA readers has been amazing.
"This is soooooooo good." NW
"One of the best books I've ever read." KG
And yes, they all have shed a tear or two, but in a good way (I hope).
Rose, will hopefully be available at all online book stores, 9th June 2013.