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#BlogTour #GuestPost One Last Summer By Victoria Connelly @VictoriaDarcy @AmazonPub #LoveBooksTours

Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for One Last Summer By Victoria Connelly and I would like to share a guest post written by the author, with all of you. Thank you very much to Kelly from Love Books Group for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

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Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing
ISBN13: 9781542041744
Genre: Family Saga
Release date: 05 02 2019
Price*: Kindle £3.98 (GBP)/  Paperback £4.99 (GBP)
Kindle $4.93 (USD)/ Paperback $10.99 (USD)
Pages: ~ 301
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Book Depository

Description of the book: They have the whole summer ahead of them. Is it enough to rekindle the friendship they once shared?

Harriet Greenleaf dreams of spending the summer in a beautiful ancient priory on the Somerset coast with her two best friends—but her dream is bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s a chance to reconnect three lives that have drifted apart; on the other, she has a devastating secret to share that will change everything between them forever.

First to arrive is Audrey—the workaholic who’s heading for a heart attack unless she slows down and makes time for herself. Then Lisa, the happy-go-lucky flirt who’s always struggled to commit to anyone—or anything. Ever the optimist, can Harriet remind them of the joy in their lives and the importance of celebrating good friendship before it’s gone?

Through the highs and lows of a long, glorious summer, these three women will rediscover what it means to be there for each other—before they face the hardest of goodbyes.

Guest Post: Inspiration

For me, inspiration comes from all sorts of places. A piece of junk mail inspired my novel, Molly’s Millions. But most of my novels are inspired by my own interests and passions – my interest in Jane Austen inspired my Austen Addicts series, and my love of old houses has been at the heart of many of my settings.
 
My first published novel, Flights of Angels, was inspired when my husband was sent to film in a war zone just a few weeks after we got married. I immediately panicked, believing I was on the verge of widowhood. And, as soon as that fear hit me, I thought what a great idea that would make for a novel! I think that’s how writers operate: no thought or feeling gets wasted. We are constantly mining our own lives for stories.
 
With The Rose Girls, it was my passion for roses which started me writing. When we moved to Suffolk, I planted around fifty rose bushes in our garden. I knew I’d have to write about this beautiful flower one day. Similarly, with Love in an English Garden and The Heart of the Garden, my love of old country houses and gardens came in really useful, and I had the most delightful research trips visiting some of England’s most glorious gardens.
 
When it came to my latest novel, One Last Summer, I wanted to write about someone facing the end of their life. Last year, I lost a very dear friend and I guess I needed to write my way through the grieving process, although I sincerely hope that it is a book of hope. Certainly, the feedback I’m getting from readers is that they are finding it uplifting and inspiring, which is wonderful.
 
For the past eight years, I’ve lived in rural Suffolk and that’s been a wonderful inspiration for my writing. The Rose Girls is set in a moated manor house in Suffolk’s beautiful Stour Valley, and my series, The Book Lovers, is set in the fictional market town of Castle Clare which is based on Clare in Suffolk. It’s wonderful to be able to visit real locations when writing about them. But I always like to blend what’s real with what’s in my imagination. That’s when things become really interesting.
 
Readers will often ask me if they can visit the locations in my novels and they can… to a certain extent. But there’s always a little bit that they can only visit when reading the stories themselves because some of the places exist only in the imagination of the writer and the reader.

Victoria Connelly One Last Summer.JPGAbout the author: Victoria Connelly studied English literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens.

She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Ms Connelly loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden, with either a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

Website:www.victoriaconnelly.com Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/312085782631729/

Twitter: @VictoriaDarcy / Instagram: @VictoriaConnellyAuthor

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

4 thoughts on “#BlogTour #GuestPost One Last Summer By Victoria Connelly @VictoriaDarcy @AmazonPub #LoveBooksTours

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