It's here! Happy Publication Day to 'My Summer of Magic Moments'!
My fourth novel ‘My Summer of Magic Moments’is out today, and this book has a special place in my heart. It’s set on wonderful Bamburgh beach in Northumberland - one of my all-time favourite places, and where I often walk my dog, Meg.
‘My Summer of Magic Moments' is about love, life, loss, family, friends, scars, healing and appreciating those magic moments in life that everyone can experience. It is a heart-warming read, with a very poignant love story at its centre. The main character, Claire, escapes to a seaside cottage having just battled breast cancer.
A lovely and inspiring friend, Heidi, has helped inform the book, having been through breast cancer herself and she now works for a cancer charity. Her open and honest answers to my questions as I was writing the story and her feedback on the more sensitive scenes has been invaluable, helping me to understand the emotions Claire might feel. Thank you so much, Heidi!
The book is also about making the most of those simple beautiful moments in life. I enjoyed asking friends and family about their magic moments – which were often those special things that money can’t buy. These appear in each chapter of the book. So, what are your magic moments?
One of mine was holding my first ever copy of my debut novel, after over ten years writing, trying to get published and receiving many rejections. It was tough, but I held on to that dream of becoming a published author, I worked hard, learnt along the way, and finally I did it. What a truly magic moment that was!
Thank you to my family and friends for all their ongoing support, my fabulous team at HarperCollins, my agent the lovely Hannah Ferguson, and of course to all my readers and the fabulous book bloggers who are supporting me with the ‘My Summer of Magic Moments’ Blog Tour starting today. There are Q&As, reviews, some pretty muddy charity event photos and more. Full details are on my twitter and Facebook pages: @_caroroberts and www.facebook.com/CarolineRobertsAuthor
I hope you enjoy reading the book! Cheers!