I just wanted to share with you that THE SECRETS OF THE TEA GARDEN has been published in Italian.

Here is the beautiful edition from Newton Compton ….

I segreti del giardino del tè


Enjoy on St Valentine’s Day!





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Ancestors, Afghan coat and adventure! ‘Staying In’ – feature on Linda’s Book Bag Blog today!

INTHEFARPASHMINAMOUNTAINS-MACLEODTROTTER-26220-CV-FTLinda runs an award-winning book blog and today gave me the chance to talk about my latest novel, IN THE FAR PASHMINA MOUNTAINS and what inspired it ….

via Staying in with Janet MacLeod Trotter

The Urbane Book Club unwrapped (@urbanepub)

An interesting selling model from a new publisher – a year’s subscription to all their titles. ‘Urbane’ looks intriguing. Something for reading groups to consider perhaps …?

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For anyone who hasn’t yet seen or heard me banging on about it (where have you been?), this month I became a member of the newly instituted Urbane Book Club. Now anyone who knows me will know I do not part with my money at the drop of a hat unless I think it’s good value. Trust me, this club represents excellent value. At £99.99 (say it quickly) I acknowledge it might not be your average impulse purchase, I know it’s certainly not mine. But having looked at what’s on offer I conceded I’d be daft not too – and it is nearly Christmas, so Merry Christmas to me!

So first of all, before the what do I get, who exactly is Urbane Publications? Urbane was founded by Matthew Smith in February 2014 and he’s come a long way in a relatively short space of time. You can read Matthew’s…

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Summer Reading Suggestions ….

Looking for summer reading suggestions? Take a look at what book blogger Jill has lined up …!

Jill's Book Cafe

 Back after 2 weeks away to a lovely little book pile of review copies and competition wins. Maybe I should go away more often!

Review Copies

Weekends of You and Me

The Weekends of You and Me by Fiona Walker. A NetGalley arc with thanks to Nicola for creating the temptation in the first place.


Can your final fling become your Happy Ever After?

When Jo Coulson finds herself single again in her late thirties, she finally resigns her membership to Last of the Hopeless Romantics, fully intending to tackle midlife and motherhood alone. First, she plans one legendary last fling…

In walks Harry Inchbold, and the connection is electric. Passionate, unpredictable and messily divorced, Harry is the perfect antidote to cosy coupledom. Known as The Sinner, drama follows him around with a clapper board.

Harry’s favourite holiday hideaway in the wilds of South Shropshire puts the mud and fun into the perfect…

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