Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Cover reveal - Our Beautiful Child

It's high time I got back to blogging. A sick mother-in-law and a new puppy have stood between me and writing / blogging for too long now! The MiL is on the mend and the puppy is an angel, so no excuse. 

I'm absolutely delighted that my fabulous writerly friend Annalisa Crawford has a new book coming out in a couple of weeks. I love her quirky style and I'm desperate to get my hands on a copy of this! Watch this space for a link when the time comes, but for now... isn't the cover lovely? The story sounds intriguing, too!

Release date: 10th June 2014         Publisher: Battered Suitcase Press

“The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.”

… so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know.

People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.

Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything.

Three women. Three stories. One pub.

I live in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep to keep me inspired. I live with my husband, two sons, a dog and a cat.
Despite my location, I neither surf nor sail, and have never had any inclination to try. I much prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!



Patsy said...

Interesting cover and blurb.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for sharing this today. I hope you get back to blogging soon, we miss you :-)

earthweave said...

ohhh, that sounds like a good read! But with a rubbish memory like mine, you might have to do me a Facebook remind when it comes out!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You most certainly do need to get back to blogging :)

But you are the greatest bloggy friend to come out of hibernation to help your friends. That pretty freaking awesome of you!

Rena said...

Congratulations to Annalisa and her really awesome cover! Also, it's good to see you posting again, Linda (though, to be fair, I've had the confluence of new puppy and MIL before--not pretty, so good luck!)

kmckendry said...

I love the cover!
We got a puppy in the fall. They sure are a lot of work, but sweet too! Hope your MIL continues to improve.

Deborah Osborne said...

Welcome back. How's the puppy?

Lovely cover, and an intriguing blurb too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Linda .. glad the MiL is getting better and a new puppy is always fun ..

Annalisa's book looks amazing and I love the cover .. good luck to her ..

Cheers Hilary