As well as posting my review for Learning to Love, I have a lovely guest post from its author Sheryl Browne today. There’s information about the book as well further down the page and make sure you check out the promo video for the book to see what you think of Dr Adams! Over to Sheryl….
Learning to Love is here! Could it have ever found a more perfect home than with Choc Lit, a publisher that brings you a delicious selection of fiction? Could it have ever found a more beautiful cover?
Isn’t it utterly dreamy? I can’t thank Choc Lit’s uber-talented cover designer, Berni Stevens, and Choc Lit enough. To see my book so beautifully presented really is a dream come true. My road to publication, you see, has been a little bit bumpy at times. Put it this way, my very first bestselling debut… Um, it didn’t sell. I think the agent who’d hailed it as such went off in search of Prozac. Never one to give up easily though, I pushed on, using every bit of advice I could, learning and improving my writing – and I set myself a goal. That goal was to be published with Choc Lit. I’m allowing myself a second here to glow with pride. You see, Choc Lit, I soon realised, browsing their website and reading their books, really does offer a fabulous range of fiction, consulting with readers who contribute to editorial decisions to ensure they bring their readers the best. Importantly to me, as I discovered whilst devouring a wide selection of Choc Lit books, the authors are writing about real people, people you can identify with and want to get to know.
I think most authors draw on life events and the emotions around them, their characters often being an amalgamation of the traits of people they’ve come to know. Learning to Love does touch on a subject I’m familiar with, looking at bereavement in childhood and a single father desperately trying to help his son come to terms with his grief. ‘It’s also about family as beautifully chaotic as they can be.’ – thank you Reviewed the Book for that perfect description. Fundamentally, it’s a story – poignant at times – about moving on, trusting yourself, opening yourself up to the possibility of loving again, even though life might be complicated, even though you’ve been hurt and your heart might have been broken. I very much wanted the book to be about real people. Having read one pre-release review, I think I might have achieved that. Annie’s Book Corner says, ‘It’s one of those books that, when real life interrupts my reading, I can’t stop thinking about the story and the people. I usually refer to them as characters in my reviews … but in Learning to Love, they are people. Solid and 3-dimensional people.’ Thank you so much, Ann. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.
Thank you, too, to Joanne and all those readers and bookbloggers who are as passionate as I am and so wonderfully supportive. I wouldn’t be here if not for you.
If you want to read about people you can’t help but laugh and cry with as they fall over life’s obstacles, might I suggest you take a look at the delicious Choc Lit selection? And if you fancy spending a little more time with the enigmatic Dr Adams, you can find the blurb and the links to the book below.
Keep safe all.
Learning to Love
Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places …
Living in a small village like Hibberton, it’s expected that your neighbours help you in a time of need. But when Andrea Kelly’s house burns down, taking all her earthly possessions with it, it’s the distant and aloof Doctor David Adams – the person she would least expect – who opens his door not just to her, but to her three kids and slightly dotty elderly mother as well.
Andrea needs all the help she can get, dealing with aftermath of the fire and the suspicious absence of her husband, Jonathan. But, as she gets to know David and his troubled son, Jake, she begins to realise that maybe they need her help as much as she needs theirs …
Previously released by the author. Revised, edited and republished by Choc Lit in June 2016.
Amazon Link:Learning to Love
Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you sassy, sexy, heart-wrenching fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and shortlisted for the Best Romantic e-book Love Stories Award 2015, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.
Recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer, Sheryl’s contemporary fiction comes to you from award winning Choc Lit.
Learning to Love VIDEO