Sunday, 13 November 2016

Festive fun – The Cosy Christmas Tea Shop is here!

My third novel, The Cosy Christmas Tea Shop, is now released both in paperback and e-books. It’s been a hectic summer writing this book in four months flat, but I’ve had such a lovely response to it so far, with many reviewers saying it’s even better than The Cosy Teashop in the Castle – so that’s just wonderful. Thank you.



And yesterday, the Kindle book actually got to No1 in the Amazon UK Contemporary Fiction Charts. How amazing is that! Really quite incredible if you look back to my posts on the Submission Rollercoaster and Riding the Rejections from just a few years ago. So, it really does go to show, you should never give up on your dreams. Work hard, learn along the way, enjoy what you do (I’ve always loved the actual writing, that’s what kept me going!) and persevere. Like Ellie in the Cosy Teashop stories, keep striving for your dreams – you never quite know where they will lead you.




The Cosy Christmas Tea Shop stays with Claverham Castle. It’s a gorgeous Christmassy love story, with some great new characters for you to meet as well as the old favourites. There are festive cakes and bakes, a Christmas Craft Fayre, a beautiful Christmas Wedding, and lots more happening. It’s the sort of book to curl up with on a cold winter’s night with a hot chocolate and the fire on. And it will certainly put you in the mood for Christmas.



The good news is that there will be more novels from me next year as I’m about to sign a further two book deal with HarperCollins. So you can look forward to a poignant, heart-warming love story set in the stunning village of Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast, with its beautiful golden-sand beach and castle backdrop, and there’s also going to be a further “Cosy” book for the autumn. I have a feeling chocolate will be featuring in this one - I’m really looking forward to doing the research on this book!!

Thanks for reading this blog, enjoying my books, and for all the wonderful support I have received on my writing journey so far!

Best wishes,
Caroline x

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on both the No1 in book chart and signing for 2 more books. Look forward to reading both. Never knew you had 3 books so will add your first one to my to read list. ☺

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    1. Thanks Laura - lovely to hear from you!

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  3. Hi, my son, Matthew, was looked after by your lovely daughter Amie in GNCH at the RVI for quite a few weeks last year and all the nurses said I should try reading one of your books. I absolutely loved reading "The Cosy Teashop in the Castle" and couldn't wait to read "The Cosy Christmas Tea Shop". It was fantastic and I literally couldn't put it down. I have introduced your books to my friends who are also enjoying reading them. I am really looking forward to the next one! Thank you. Beth

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    1. Thank you Beth! Really lovely to hear from you, and so glad you have enjoyed my books. I am busy writing the next novel to be published late April 17. This one will be set at Bamburgh Beach. All the best to you and your family and hope Matthew is doing fine now x

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  5. I am happy to hear that the cosy teashop books will continue. I just read your Christmas book and bought the first one to read--doing it backwards, but so be it. Cheers!
    Allyson

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    1. Thanks Allyson - glad you are enjoying my Cosy Teashop books! Thanks for the lovely comments. Happy reading!

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  6. I began the first teashop book this morning.

    Do you bake these amazing yummies, too? Or do you just dream them up?

    Grins,
    Allyson

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    1. A bit of both! I have a close friend who runs a teashop and her bakes are amazing and she helped me create the Choffee Cake for The Cosy Teashop in the Castle. I have made the Choc-chip shortbread and the Mint-choc brownies - delicious and the rhubarb and ginger crumble is an old favourite too. Sometimes, like with the wedding cakes, I just let my mind run riot!
      Caroline x

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  7. YUM! Have you ever considered including a recipe or two at the end of the books? That would be awesome!

    And when do you expect to have the third novel ready for us? 😊

    Cheers,
    Allyson

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    1. Hi Allyson,

      Yes, The Cosy Teashop in the Castle does include recipes at the back in both e-book and paperback. The Cosy Christmas Teashop was always meant to include recipes and I had written it that way, but HarperCollins had a deal that Sainsburys paperbacks would keep that exclusively. Shame! But I have asked that now any future e-books and reprints have the recipes in for everyone. So that should be happening soon.

      Glad you think the recipes are a good idea - I do too, and what the Cosy books are all about.

      My next novel is available early June '17 - "My Summer of Magic Moments". A poignant and heartwarming love story set at Bamburgh beach, Northumberland.

      Thanks,

      Caroline x

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