India Buchanan plans to set up an English-Style bed and breakfast establishment in her great-aunt’s home, MacFarlane’s Landing, Wisconsin. But she’s reckoned without opposition from Logan MacFarlane whose family once owned her aunt’s house and now want it back. MacFarlane is in no mood to be denied. His grandfather’s living on borrowed time and Logan has vowed to ensure the old man sees out his days in their former home. India’s great-aunt has other ideas and has threatened to burn the house to the ground before she lets a MacFarlane set foot in it. There’s a story here. One the family elders aren’t prepared to share. When India finds herself in Logan’s debt, her feelings towards him change. However, the past casts a long shadow and events conspire to deny them the love and happiness they both deserve. Can India and Logan’s love overcome all odds? Or is history about to repeat itself?
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MY INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR!!
- When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
Here’s an extract from the end papers of Girl in the Castle which answers that question. “When I was about seven years old, along with two friends—Freda Wallace and Rosemary Smiley—I went to Woolworths where we each bought a notebook and pen. Rushing home, we sat on my back doorstep and started writing. THAT was the beginning . . . In my head I’m still that optimistic seven-year-old sitting on a cold doorstep, notebook in hand, scribbling away. Then, when I was about eleven years old, my grandfather bought me a petite typewriter and I never looked back. So here I am, many years later the author of five published novels and about to start on number six.
And I haven’t run out of ideas or inspiration – yet.
- What inspired you to write this book?
I have a dear friend who lives in Wisconsin and I went to stay with her for five weeks one summer many years ago. When I got on the plane to fly back to the UK she made me promise that one day I would write a romance set in Door County where she lived. Having spent many weeks there I was only too happy to agree, however my other four novels clamoured for my attention and won. Last October I sat down, shuffled my notes, flexed my knuckles and started writing. Take Me, I’m Yours came to life and now is available to buy. If you read the dedication and the Foreword you’ll learn more about our friendship and that summer we spent together.
3. If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?
“A hot hero. A determined heroine. Turn the pages and watch your kindle catch fire.”
- What are you up to next?
I’ve started making notes for romance number six, returning to Scotland for this one. It’ll be a road trip where the hero and hero go chasing after two runaways, hell bent on bringing them back home and to heel. However, fate decides to mix things up a little. Things don’t turn out exactly as planned, with far-reaching consequences for them all.
- Who is your biggest inspiration?
This is a tricky one. I’ll avoid the obvious and instead of choosing another writer I’m going to choose my mother and grandmother. Both feisty, funny, hardworking women who never realised their potential because they were too involved in raising their families and working. From them I learn determination, cussedness, and standing up for myself and my beliefs. They both died relatively young leaving a huge hole in our lives, making me realise that life isn’t a rehearsal. If you want something badly enough go out and get it. Make it happen. Seize the day.
That’s what I’ve done with my writing career and I know they would approve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. She went on to publish Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best Seller status within two weeks of appearing on Amazon and her next novel, Girl in the Castle, reached #3 in the Amazon charts.
Lizzie is a founder member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press, and has co-hosted author events at Aspinall, St Pancras and Waterstones, Kensington, talking about the research which underpins her novels. Lizzie latest romance Take Me, I’m Yours is set in Wisconsin, a part of the USA which she adores.
She has further Scottish-themed romances planned and has just returned from a tour of the Scottish Highlands in her caravan researching men in kilts. What’s not to like? As for the years she spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste. She is building a reputation as a go-to speaker on indie publishing, and how to plan, write, and publish a debut novel. Lizzie lives in Leicestershire (UK) with her husband, David.
She loves to hear from readers, so do get in touch . . .
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