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 The Sackville Hotel Trilogy

 We have followed Anna’s life from Edwardian Britain to the Cold War of the 60s. The trilogy is filled with romance, modern history, and Anna’s determination to bring the Sackville Hotel into the modern age. Granddaughter Sarah must decide between a career as an artist and fulfilling her grandmother’s dream.Readers will not be able to set this book down until they have come to the end. It is a wonderfully successful conclusion to an excellent tale.

JUST RELEASED – SARAH’S CHOICE – The third and final book of The Sackville Hotel Trilogy

Fiercely loyal to her grandmother but intensely passionate about art, Sarah’s talent is second to none. Facing incredibly difficult inner turmoil she ignores her true love, Lord Thornton’s son and heir, by loving a British Secret Service, rogue spy. The choices Sarah makes are critical to both her life and those she loves dearly

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ANNA’S LEGACY – Book ii of The Sackville Hotel Trilogy

Secrets and hidden agendas lurk quietly below the surface as Anna and Bill begin their life as hoteliers in post-WWII Britain. Anna loves Bill passionately and almost too late loves her daughter. Guarding her own secret she discovers it is trifling compared to an even darker, murderous secret seeped with hatred and revenge. Anna’s intuition warned her, but no one believed her. Will Anna’s heart be ripped open, destroying everything she holds dear?

 

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BLUE PENDANT – Book I of The Sackville Hotel Trilogy

It’s 1913, times are changing but not fast enough for naïve, nineteen-year-old Anna as she seeks adventure  and independence; inspired by her globe-trotting uncle and his gift of a blue pendant, Anna begins her exciting new life as a clerk at the prestigious Sackville Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea. Thwarted by the love  challenged by charm and trickery, bullied by a perverted man.  The Great War brings sadness. Anna’s dream is at her fingertips until it is ripped away. Can despondent Anna find strength to realize her dreams? Select your favourite bookstore, ebook or print

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Ruins In Silk – Prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy

 

The death of her mother is only the beginning of a series of unimaginable tragedies that face young Sophie when the family move from Italy to Britain. She bonds with her father who grooms her to take over the business at the silk farm and silk mill. Just 16 and in love, Sophie is teetering on the brink of an enormous tragedy that she may not survive.

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Book Tracking Journals

Playtime! While waiting for Anna’s Legacy – Book II of The Sackville Hotel Trilogy I learned Adobe InDesign and designed two book tracking journals.

Have you ever bought  a book you’ve already read?

Here’s the solution!

A Book Tracking Journal 1 For Ladies who Love to Read

 


A Book Tracking Journal Book II – For Literary Ladies Who Love Fine Books.

A Special feature for those who love the authors quotations –

Each book includes thirty-five quotes from well know, mostly classical female authors.


Save Some for Me – A tornado lasting thirty years swept through my life!

A memoir of serious spousal abuse and the humorous misadventures of a single mother of five.

$5 plus $5 S&H in Canada, $12 outside Canada Paperback only from this website. Request a copy


Susan’s Short Story Series

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Gillian’s Ghostly Dilemma – A gripping short story.

Killed in a car accident that was no accident, Gillian hovers between this world and the next. She knows who murdered her. Can her broken-hearted husband and son catch the killer before it’s too late?Kobo Square button 

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To Buy Your Copy Of  Any Of These Short Stories For Your Kobo, or Kindle
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ALL SHORT STORIES ON KOBO
A Grave Secret by Susan A. Jennings

 

A mysterious wreath appears on Jack’s grave and reveals a secret past not even Susan knew about.

 


The Angel Card

 

A short story about friendship and the mystique of intuition. An innocent angel card reading between three friends uncovers paranormal events and murder.

 


Little Dog Lost by Susan Jennings

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A true story of faith and trust between a dog and his owner. Hope is almost lost as Susan searches for Buddy Boy. Lost and cold in the snow and ice of a Quebec winter, he waits and waits.

View the entire series of books, Blue Heron Mysteries & short stories by Susan A. Jennings  Kobo Books & Amazon Kindle

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Blue Heron Mysteries by Susan JenningsThe Blue Heron Mysteries – Book 1

Hannah and husband Tom Wilton spend summers and winter weekends at Blue Heron Cottage on the shores of Black Lake, Ontario Canada. Amateur sleuth Hannah manages to get mixed up with strange happenings around the lake; murders, theft and kidnapping.

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The Blue Heron Mysteries – Book 2  

Hannah and friend Maggie’s artistic talents almost lead to disaster. Jealousy and greed lead to another murder. Detective Brindle finds twisting evidence that turns Maggie into a suspect.

Books 1 and 2 Available through Kobo Books & Amazon

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Black Lake Chronicles Vol. 1,2,3,4 &5

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Black Lake Chronicles Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5  Authored by The Ottawa Story Spinners. For complete history and synopsis of the Black Lake Chronicles go to www.blacklakechronicles.com 
An eclectic collection of short stories, fiction and nonfiction. To purchase your copy, of any of the Black Lake Chronicles series; please contact me. 


As the founder of TOSS, The Ottawa Story Spinners a writers group dedicated to write short stories, fiction and nonfiction, which is compiled into the Black Lake Chronicles, every year a new volume, 2017 volume six.

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Ms Leila and Miss Penny

My assistant Miss Penny had an exciting day yesterday, a visit from her mom, Leila. I am not sure that Leila was as excited. She is an extremely tolerant mom and allows Miss Penny to chew her ears, jump on her and pull her along the floor. Leila was rescued from a puppy farm when she was pregnant with Miss Penny and six other little ones. It isn’t hard to see that Leila is a gentle, docile soul but her early experience has taught her to be suspicious around humans and other than her adopted owner Kathleen she is nervous around people. I have difficulty understanding how people can be cruel to defenseless creatures like Leila just to make money. All Leila’s puppies were adopted into good loving homes, and there is one less puppy farm in the area. 

I wonder about human nature. I am currently researching nursing in WW 1 for the new Sophie Series (working title) of books. The contrast of human nature, from killing and maiming to the compassion of healing and comfort for the dying. The men responsible for declaring war see only control and the gains of victory. There is no victory in war. I researched this war while writing The Blue Pendant Book 1 of The Sackville hotel Trilogy, Alex Walker served in WW 1. Alex wrote to his wife about the horrendous conditions for the soldiers, but I don’t think I fully understood the horrors, the fear and pain. The field hospitals, nurses and doctor saw war at its worst, not fighting with guns but fighting to keep soldiers alive and fighting for lives that would never be the same. Perhaps because the reading I’m doing at the moment is from a woman’s point of view, the focus is no longer physical combat, fighting to the death but on compassion for the men and fighting for the living. Human nature at its worst and its best. 

Books I’m reading:  A new book not opened yet, the smell of the print and the feel of the paper. I am excited. Yesterday I delivered some of my books to Coles Bookstore in Billings Bridge (great bookstore).  I spotted Elizabeth George’s new book, on sale, the punishment she deserves  A Lynley Novel. And, I love thick books, 690 pages I can’t wait to disappear into the mystery world with Detective Inspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Havers. 

 

Nonfiction reading has moved from writing to research for the upcoming Sophie Series for research about the Great War. The Nurses of Passchendaele by Christine E. Hallett and Dorothea’s War by Dorothea Crewden.

 


Would you like to write? I hear this comment all the time. “I want to write a book?” But few people actually write. First Sentence to First Sale is an online writing course that helps you decide if writing is for you and gets you started on your writing journey.  Due for release soon Click here for details


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

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