Tuesday 1 July 2014

Blog Tour: The Bookshop On The Corner by Rebecca Raisin

Today I'm pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for The Bookshop On The Corner with a Q&A with the author.

Can you tell us about your new book?
Sarah is a quirky daydreamer who owns and runs a bookshop in a small town. She’s a little introverted, but close to the surface lays a very passionate heart! She ‘dreams’ in Mills and Boon and has a secret desire to be a writer. Nothing much changes in the small town of Ashford until one day Ridge a reporter from New York steps into The Corner Bookshop and into Sarah’s story.

Here is the blurb:

Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?

Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.

Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…

Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!
What was your inspiration for The Bookshop On The Corner?
Sarah was a character in Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café. She only played a very tiny role in that novella, and I immediately wanted to write more about her. I wanted to tie in all those experiences we have when we read a fabulous book, and Sarah is the ultimate bookworm, who weaves her real life with her fictional life.
What has been your greatest experience of being a published writer?
The amount of people I’ve met online, from other writers, to bloggers and readers -people you end up being very close to yet have never met!

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Read a lot. And write every day. I read somewhere that writing is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets, and it’s true. Even if you can only spare ten minutes a day, you’ll be amazed if you make it a habit how it becomes natural.

What was the first book you ever bought yourself?
I adored the Baby Sitters Club books, so all my pocket money went on those!

What was the last book you read?
Boy, Snow, Bird. It was unusual but kept me hooked. Quite a different style of writing and I really enjoyed it.

Finally, what are you working on at the moment?
I’m writing the last book in the Gingerbread Series! I’ll be sobbing my way through this one I think, purely because I don’t want to say goodbye to these characters! I love them as though they’re real people!

Thank you for having me here!

All the best,


The Bookshop On The Corner is available here


  1. Thanks so much! They were great questions! xxx

    1. Thanks for answering them and good luck with the book :)


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