It’s always hard when you lose a parent. The world changes, and you know it will never change back. When the second parent is gone, you become the oldest generation in the family, unless a grandparent or other elderly relative is still alive. I was glad to spend several weeks this year in Glasgow, where my father was so wonderfully cared for in the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice – a huge help and support to my brother and I and our families.
And today we’re in the position that so many others have been in, because life’s like that. The outside world hasn’t changed much in the past four weeks, but our little world has, and now we’re living in this brave new different world. Onwards and upwards.
So what did I miss? Lots of new book releases at Bloodhound Books – there’s always a bargain to be had there, check them out for yourselves. And Fabrian Books had a couple of new releases too, so if you’re looking for some feel-good fiction, look no further. Plenty of bargains there too.
And – new book alert – the first of my own feel-good novellas, A Lake in Switzerland, will be out with Fabrian Books on February 27th, under my new feel-good pen name Melinda. It’ll be ebook only for the moment; the paperback will come in springtime. The setting is right here where I live, so I’ll be sharing some fabulous Switzerland pics over the next few weeks. Meantime, here’s the amazing cover, and the blurb:
She arrives at the Lakeside Hotel with high hopes, but the problems begin straightaway. Emily’s recent injury doesn’t let her do much, and something is wrong at the hotel. Where are all the guests? Why is the owner’s son so bad-tempered? And then there’s the odd behaviour of Stacy’s fiancé, back home. It’s hard to enjoy the scenery with all this going on…
By the last day of the holiday, Stacy knows her life will never be the same again – but the end of the week is just the beginning of the Lakeside adventure.