Publisher : Orion Dash
Available in Ebook
ABOUT THE BOOK
Here comes the bride…
Lucy Woods has always dreamed of running her very own wedding venue. After moving her eight-year-old son to the countryside she’s surprised to find the perfect location and her best friend, Abbie, eager to help make that dream a reality! Too bad Abbie’s older brother Dominic isn’t keen on Lucy or their big idea!
As a divorce lawyer Dominic doesn’t believe in love at first sight or wedding vows, he’s seen them broken more times than he can count. But when Lucy arrives back in town, his hardened heart begins to crack.
Making her dream come true is a huge undertaking, but Lucy knows that The Signal Box Café is her chance to finally make something of her life. If only the irritating (and oh-so-gorgeous) Dom didn’t make her imagine wearing a white dress and walking down the aisle…
Can Lucy and Dominic find a way to each other this summer or will the wedding bells chime for another couple?
Having taken part in the recent cover reveal for Wedding Bells at the Signal Box Cafe, it’s a pleasure to welcome Annette Hannah back to the blog. Annette wears many hats – bookblogger, Press Officer for the Romantic Novelists’ Association and now debut novelist. This does look a lovely read and I have bought my own Kindle copy in support. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to read in time for the tour but I hope you enjoy this guest post from Annette. And I shall get get to this as soon as I get a space in the reading schedule!
The Authors Who Have Shaped My Life.
Thank you so much for having me on your lovely blog today and for helping with the cover reveal which was amazing.
I’ve always wanted to be an author from ever since I can remember, I used to make up little comic books when I was younger with pictures accompanying the text. I loved Enid Blyton from The Adventures of Binkle and Flip, through to the Magic Faraway Tree and the Wishing Chair which really stoked my imagination. My love of Enid Blyton took me through the Famous Five and finally onto The Naughtiest Girl in the School. I quickly moved on to my mum’s bookshelves where I found Maeve Binchy and her lovely stories of friendships.
I also exhausted the library of course, I used to love the little cardboard ticket that we handed in and the way they stamped the return date in the book. I would stay at my nana and grandad’s of a weekend and would read my nana’s Mills and Boons. I remember being about fourteen and wandering along the corridors at school between lessons with my head stuck in ‘Flowers in the Attic,’ by Virginia Andrews which is a book that has stayed with me ever since. I think because it was so shocking with real wickedness and revenge. As soon as I could I devoured every other book by her.
When I was about sixteen my mum handed me ‘Chances’ by Jackie Collins and I fell in love with Gino Santangelo, I soon became hooked on all of Jackie’s books especially those following the Santangelo family. I couldn’t believe it when I got to meet her a few years ago just over a week before she died. She was such a lovely and genuine person and I was able to tell her how much I loved her books and she wished me well on my writing journey which was so special for me. I also met her daughter and granddaughter recently as they were presenting a prize in honour of Jackie at the Romantic Novel Awards ceremony. I remember Jackie, Danielle Steel, Sidney Sheldon and Jilly Cooper getting me through the college years and beyond.
About ten years ago I was staying in an apartment in Spain with my family and I found a book on the shelves by an author I hadn’t heard of before. Her name was Dorothy Koomson and the book was called The Chocolate Run, I loved it so much and soon read everything by her, those books were beautiful and heart-breaking, especially ‘Goodnight Beautiful’. I became Facebook friends with Dorothy and in the last few years have met her on several occasions and she is one of my favourite authors to this day. A couple of years after that my husband bought me a couple of books by another author I hadn’t heard of, Milly Johnson, The Yorkshire Pudding Club and It’s Raining Men. I loved them, they were full of Yorkshire wit but most importantly friendships and love. I fell in love with Milly’s writing too and snapped up everything I could by her. Then by chance one day I noticed that Dorothy had become friends with Milly on Facebook, so I requested her friendship too. One day I saw a message asking if anyone wanted to be part of team Milly, I volunteered and was lucky enough to be chosen. This led to my first ever experience of reading a book before it was published and it was such a thrill, and for the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to receive advanced copies from both Dorothy and Milly along with so many other fabulous authors who are now friends too.
I became a blogger as part of #teammilly and through a blogger/author friend I heard about the Romantic Novelists’ Association and their new writer’s scheme. I joined the scheme and have never looked back. I’ve learnt so much about writing since being a member of the organisation and would recommend any budding romance author to join.
Milly Johnson is also a member of the RNA and she took me under her wing at my first conference. As well as being my favourite romance author I’m now honoured to call her my friend. Imagine how thrilled I was to sign a two-book deal and have Milly Johnson read it and quote on my debut novel. I would like to say a huge thanks to Milly and all those wonderful authors who have influenced me in my life and have shown me that dreams really can come true.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annette Hannah is a Liver Bird who relocated to leafy Hertfordshire in the 80’s and now lives near a river with her husband, two of their three grown up children and a crazy black cocker spaniel. She writes Romantic comedies in settings inspired by the beautiful countryside around her and always with a nod to her hometown. As an avid reader she became a book blogger and eventually realised her dream to become an author in 2020.
She loves long walks along the river, travelling to far flung places, the odd glass of Pinot Blush and spending time with her friends and family.