THE CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG!
Actually, considering my menagerie, that title could be taken literally!
But, now I have your attention, I don't want to hold you up for too long (I know you all probably subscribe to a dozen newsletters) This isn't the HUGE news I've been promising to share since November - that's still coming. But for now, I'll just drop this here...
This is Sam (remember her, from Pies and Ploughs?) with her story, out on 4th of July. I can't wait to share this one with you ... it's a little dark, which I love.
The cover hasn't actually been released yet - you'll see most sites still have it marked 'to be revealed' - this is a sneak peek for website subscribers and newsletter faithfuls.
Here's the blurb:
The Willow Tree Wharf When sinking is not an option, will Sam's dreams be enough to keep her afloat? Samantha, owner of Settlers Bridge cafe Ploughs and Pies, is short on confidence and big on regrets. Married young to fill the void left by an unhappy childhood, she still works in the same small town where she grew up, too filled with self-doubt and insecurity to ever risk spreading her wings. Yet will the end of her abusive marriage force her to start anew? City restaurateur Pierce di Angelis knows what it is to have his career and family ripped away. However, a chance encounter with the intriguing Samantha ignites his passion, and together they concoct a plan for a destination restaurant. But, with their personalities like oil and water, will old hurts and hidden truths destroy the new business before it's afloat?
And, before I run away to stroke my computer screen, here are a couple of preorder links - I know everyone's getting a bit narky with how slow preorders sometimes are (though we did have THAT holdup over the last few years) so I've clarified with the publishers: preorders are not there to make sure you get the book 'first', but to make certain that you get it - the discount stores often sell out, and it can take some time to get them back in...as we only have shelf space for a few weeks, they may never get in. But a preorder is guaranteed. Anyway, I'll leave that up to your preference. Links: Booktopia: https://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?pn=1&productType=917504&keywords=the+willow+tree+wharf&list=3 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Willow-Tree-Wharf-Leonie-Kelsall-ebook/dp/B0C19YGWCH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2MURHQTOCM7SL&keywords=the+willow+tree+wharf&qid=1681962057&sprefix=the+willow+tree+wharf%2Caps%2C383&sr=8-1