Wednesday, 24 February 2027


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My latest book, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SAYING I DO is out now.
 
Below, you can find my latest blog posts, and you can also find my social media links on the right-hand side, or read my short stories using the tab above.

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Monday, 23 October 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter you'll find a new Halloween short story, plus there's a chance to win a signed paperback of The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea and a bookish magnet. 
 
 
 


Friday, 13 October 2017

DIY Wedding Favour Cupcakes, Plus a Handmade Wedding Giveaway

In A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do, Ruth loves the idea of making her own handmade wedding favours, so I thought I'd share a couple of the ideas she likes the look of, starting with Love Hearts Cupcakes.

They're easy to make, plus you can customise them to match your own colour scheme. Plus, if you add a tag, you personalise them, even using them as place settings!

 
The recipe makes 12 cupcakes.
 
You will need:
 
125g butter (room temperature)
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing Sugar
Food colouring (optional)
Flavouring (optional)
Love Hearts Sweets
Other toppings/sprinkles (optional)
 
Cellophane bags
Curling ribbon
 
 
To make:
 
Pre-heat your oven to 180C and line a 12-hole bun tray with paper cases of your choice.
 
Cream the butter using an electric whisk. Add the caster sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
 
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Once beaten, add to the sugar and butter mixture a little bit at a time, making sure you beat well each time.
 
Add the vanilla extract. Sieve in the flour, folding it into the mixture until you can no longer see any flour.
 
Spoon the mixture into the cake cases, filling them to about two thirds full.
 
Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
 
 
 
Once the cakes are cool, make up the icing sugar according to the packet. Add the food colouring of your choice (or leave white if you'd prefer). You can also flavour the icing at this point if you'd like to.
 
Cover the tops of the cakes with the icing sugar, smoothing and spreading with the back of a spoon. Pop a Love Heart sweet in the centre, adding any additional toppings before the icing sets.
 
 
Leave to set, then pop each cupcake into a cellophane bag, adding curling ribbon for decoration.
 
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
 
http://amzn.to/2i6lw8Q
 
Three women. Three weddings. But who will say I do – and who will say I don’t?

Ruth can’t quite believe she’s managed to snag The One but when he proposes, she can finally accept that she’s found her happily ever after. But when Ruth finds herself booking her dream church for just six weeks away, she starts to panic. You can’t plan a whole wedding at such short notice. Can you?

Trina has only just walked down the aisle, but she’s already starting to question whether they can make their marriage work. Will they survive the honeymoon period, or have they just made a very big – and very expensive – mistake?

Erin has somehow found herself agreeing to be a bridesmaid for the tackiest wedding known to man. With drunk hens, ridiculous outfits and a terrifying wedding planner, just what has Erin signed up for?
 
 
 
 
I'm giving away a copy of Mollie Makes Weddings, which is filled with handmade wedding projects, including crochet and knitting, sewing, felting and paper crafts.
 
 
 
The prize bundle also contains A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do magnet and notebook set, plus a signed postcard.
 
To be in with a chance of winning, subscribe to my newsletter and enter using the Rafflecopter form below. If you're already a subscriber, go ahead and enter straight away! 😄
 
Good luck!
 


 

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A Quick Catch Up

I can't believe it's October already (but I'm not complaining - it's a great month, full of falling leaves and Halloween). Here's what I've been up to over the past few weeks:
 
 
I sent the manuscript for Book 8 to my editor mid-September so I'm now working on my next book while I wait for the edits. I'm in the planning stages of Book 9 at the moment and enjoying getting to know a whole new set of characters. I love this stage of the writing process, where it's all shiny and new anything is possible!
 
I'm going back to Clifton-on-Sea (where The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea is set) but it's a brand new story with different characters (though I'm sure a familiar face or two will pop up!)
 
If you fancy helping me to name one of the characters, pop over to my Facebook page to join in my search!
 
 
 
 
I'm reading Sophie Kinsella's My Not So Perfect Life at the moment. I'm only a few chapters in but enjoying it so far!
 
 
Over the past few weeks I've also read Liane Moriarty's Truly Madly Guilty and Lisa Jewell's I Found You.
 
 
 
 
There's been some pretty decent dramas on TV recently; Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm, Victoria, Cold Feet, and Liar. I'm a bit late to Happy Valley, but I finally caught up on Netflix a couple of weeks ago.
 
I've also been enjoying the return of Only Connect and Police Interceptors (I am the COOLEST, obviously) and, of course, Strictly! I've also been re-watching Goodnight Sweetheart on Gold, which is just as fab now.
 
 
 
 
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So, what have you been up to? Any book/TV recommendations? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do: Take the Quiz!

If you've read A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do, you can now take the quiz over on Goodreads (you can take the test even if you haven't read the book, though you'll have to wing it).

Take the Quiz


How much can you remember? Let us know your score in the comments below, or you can tweet it or post on my Facebook page!


ABOUT THE BOOK
 
http://amzn.to/2w84WrB
 
Ruth can’t quite believe she’s managed to snag The One but when he proposes, she can finally accept that she’s found her happily ever after. But when Ruth finds herself booking her dream church for just six weeks away, she starts to panic. You can’t plan a whole wedding at such short notice. Can you?

Trina has only just walked down the aisle, but she’s already starting to question whether they can make their marriage work. Will they survive the honeymoon period, or have they just made a very big – and very expensive – mistake?

Erin has somehow found herself agreeing to be a bridesmaid for the tackiest wedding known to man. With drunk hens, ridiculous outfits and a terrifying wedding planner, just what has Erin signed up for?

Three women. Three weddings. But who will say I do – and who will say I don’t?
 
 
 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Free On Kindle Unlimited

 
If you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can download three of my books for FREE.
 
If not, they're just £1.99 each!
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOKS
 
http://amzn.to/2ybCshd
 
Ruth loves nothing more than curling up in front of the telly with a family-sized bar of chocolate. She doesn’t do diets and she certainly doesn’t do exercise. But all that changes when she’s invited to her school reunion.

Bullied at school for being overweight, Ruth’s first reaction is to rip the invitation into a million pieces. But then Ruth hatches a plan. She’ll lose the weight and arrive at the reunion looking gorgeous and glamorous, leaving her old classmates in awe. Especially her former crush, Zack O’Connell.

With the help of her friends and a new, unbelievably hot colleague, Ruth begins her transformation. With six months until the reunion, losing weight will be a piece of cake, right?
 
 
 
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http://amzn.to/2f6kt40
 
Ruth can’t quite believe she’s managed to snag The One but when he proposes, she can finally accept that she’s found her happily ever after. But when Ruth finds herself booking her dream church for just six weeks away, she starts to panic. You can’t plan a whole wedding at such short notice. Can you?

Trina has only just walked down the aisle, but she’s already starting to question whether they can make their marriage work. Will they survive the honeymoon period, or have they just made a very big – and very expensive – mistake?

Erin has somehow found herself agreeing to be a bridesmaid for the tackiest wedding known to man. With drunk hens, ridiculous outfits and a terrifying wedding planner, just what has Erin signed up for?

Three women. Three weddings. But who will say I do – and who will say I don’t?
 
 
 
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http://amzn.to/2xcLDkG
 
Ally Richmond is dreading turning thirty and bidding farewell to her youth. And when her husband says he wants to start a family, she begins to panic.

Is this all that life has to offer from now on? Popping out babies and growing old gracefully? She wants a life crammed with glamour and spontaneous adventure, not one full of dirty nappies and night feeds.

When Ally makes a silly birthday wish for a new, exciting life, her wish is granted.

But when Ally is presented with the freedom and opportunities she craves, she soon realises this new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that there really is no place like home.
 
 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Win! The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea

 
Do you fancy winning a signed paperback of The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea and a matching magnet? If the answer is yes, you're in the right place!
 
Enter your details in the Rafflecopter form below. You can choose any - or all - of the entry options.
 
Good luck!
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
 
 
One summer can change everything…

Mae has no time for men in her life! Local vet Alfie might be totally gorgeous but she’s far too busy looking after her young daughter and running her little bed & breakfast by the sea.

Willow is in the middle of building her dream home with her husband, Ethan, when disaster strikes. And with every month that passes she secretly worries that her happy ever after will never come true…

Melody only intended to stay in the bustling seaside town for a few days. But when she meets Hugo – the charming man in the ice cream van – she decides to stay a little longer.

It seems the little bed & breakfast is full of surprises!