11. juin, 2017

ROSA HAS HIT THE MARKETPLACE

Yes, it's in print and in e-book at long last and marks my 24th published title, but in many ways, the most important because of the long and difficult journey from beginning to end. Over the last 20+ years it was written, revised and proof-read [the latter by my very obliging husband who became smitten by the heroine and refused to let me give up on her]. Under the title "The Way of the Wind" - and later "Whispers in the Wind", Rosa was accepted by two leading agents, reduced by 30,000 words, turned down, increased by 20,000 words and again turned down because it was apparently, then, out of vogue. The book lay on the shelf for years while I got 23 other books published until my agent died, then my publisher retired, and my own personal life took a few turns for the worse, so the writing dried up - though I never stopped gathering storylines and looking forward to the day when I could get back to my greatest passion - my writing. Then, as it does, things turn around, miracles happen and the old mojo comes back in force, thanks to a new publisher - Books We Love Limited of Canader, agreed to re-publish all my books sight-unseen - and had no problbem in accepting any book I might write in the future. "Send them Rosa!" was all my husband, Brian, could say. So, I set to and revised 'our' Rosa, sent it off and she ended up on holiday with one of the Canadian editors in Hawaii. The editor's review consisted of one word: "Wonderful". My first and biggest saga - traditional - and already it's out there being read and reviewed...

4.0 out of 5 starsRecommended

on 24 May 2017
A thoroughly good read with a sound storyline that rattles along at a good pace with interesting twists and turns that makes one want to turn the page. A good picture of early 20th century British society tied in neatly with historical events of the era. It is easy to get involved with the characters - both good and bad. Recommended.