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I’m madly working on my latest book at the moment — Marry In Secret — I’ll tell you more about it when I’ve finished it. I don’t even have a cover yet (which is fair enough seeing my editor doesn’t have the book yet.) It’s coming out next year, and as soon as I have any info I’ll post it here.

When I write, I’m slow at first, gathering the threads of a story and slowly piecing (or weaving) them together. But when it comes to the last quarter of the book, it’s like an avalanche and I have to work on it all the time. I can barely make myself leave the house — I tell everyone “I’m in the cave” — and my friends all roll their eyes saying,  “Yeah, yeah, you have a deadline.” But they understand.

But it’s spring here and one of the delights for this cave-dweller is the pleasure of the various spring flowers that just keep bursting forth with no effort from me. So here I am, popping out into my back yard to give you another little burst of spring gorgeousness, courtesy of my lovely old lilac tree, shamefully neglected but always reliable. 

So thank you to everyone who’s been so patient, waiting for the next book, and waiting for me to come out of the cave. Bless you all. I just wish I could send you the fragrance (unless you’re allergic, of course, in which case, enjoy the pics without any danger of sneezes.)

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Lovely to see spring when we’ve had a couple of hard frosts in the N. Hemisphere.

Jill Delahoy
Jill Delahoy

I am so looking forward to the next Marry book. My sister gave me the four Chance Sisters books for my recent birthday and I have just last night finished The Summer Bride, loved them all. Have read the first 2 Marry book and have told the family I’d like Booktopia vouchers for any more Mothers days, birthdays and Christmas that I am here.

Anita platt
Anita platt

Then you will only have George’s story

Susan Czaja
Susan Czaja

Lilacs, and the freesias you mentioned below, are two of my favorites. Not just for scent, though scent is probably the major part, but knowing that Spring is finally here is right up there also. This is fortunate for you living in Australia, but unfortunate for me as we in the USA are in late fall and flowers of any kind are a lovely memory.