JO LAMBERT BOOKS IS ON THE MOVE…

Saturday 13th July 2019

It’s surprising how easy it is to let your on-line life run away with you.   I’m quite organised with my electronic files and photographs but blogs and websites? Well that’s a different matter.

For some time now I’ve been running two WordPress sites – one for my blog, the other for my books.  At times it has been difficult to manage both sites and if I’m honest with myself a bit silly to have split them in the first place.  As the blog has the higher number of followers and more views than the book site I’ve decided to close down Jo Lambert Books and transfer it over to  Jo Lambert – A Writer’s journey.

REMOVAL VAL

http://jolambertwriter.blog/

 

So for the followers I have on Jo Lambert Books who may not already follow my blog, please come on over and join me there where you can still access all my book details and any updates.

Best wishes

Jo

 

A CORNISH AFFAIR…

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MY DEBUT FOR CHOC LIT/RUBY

Even in your hometown, you can feel like an outsider …

In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only two aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotel worker Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

 

 

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A CORNISH AFFAIR

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Even in your hometown, you can feel like an outsider …

In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

Publication date: 18th June, available for pre-order : Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qe2vhS 

 

 

A Cornish Affair

Cover

Even in your hometown, you can feel like an outsider …

In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

Publication Date: 18th June 2019

Available for pre-order: Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qe2vhS

 

A CORNISH AFFAIR…my debut for Choc Lit/Ruby – Count down to publication day

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Even in your hometown, you can feel like an outsider …

In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

 

 

Publication date 18th June…now available for pre-order

  Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qe2vhS 

 

MAY UPDATE…

This year has been particularly busy.  Back in February I learnt my forthcoming debut for Choc Lit/Ruby would be published in June.  Since then so much has happened. It has a new title –  ‘A Cornish Affair‘ – I’ve been working on edits, a cover has been chosen by Choc Lit’s Tasting Panel and the book will be published on 18th June.

Alongside this I have been working on a new novel, this time set on the south coast of Cornwall and featuring three families with close ties.  At the moment I’ve completed the first draft, gone through one complete revision and am about to start a second. Holidays in a week’s time will interrupt that process but I find time away is good as I’m able to reflect on what I’ve done and whether I can think of any improvements. And no, I will not be taking the manuscript away with me, well only in USB stick form (which I always carry with me when away from the house) but I’m not planning to go anywhere near a computer – honestly!    By the time I return I’ll be ready to get back to work again, and of course, publication day for ‘A Cornish Affair‘ will only be a week away.  All in all a busy time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

headland8When I’m working on a novel, I try to take actual places or buildings as an inspiration.  They may end up with a fictitious name but it’s important I can actually ‘see’ the setting for my characters. In A Cornish Affair a hotel is central to the story.  Therefore when I began writing I looked for a suitable photo I could use.  One hotel on north coast of Cornwall which I was already aware of was The Headland which overlooks Fistral Beach.  The location, on a cliff overlooking the sea, was right but the building was totally wrong; red and beige brick, solid, square, it wasn’t anything like how I saw Cat’s ancestor Jago Menhenick’s creation.  I ran with it for a while, using the photo as my screensaver but it didn’t inspire.

Then, several month’s later while staying in Richmond for a few days I foundRichmond-wedding-2(pp_w900_h480) exactly what I was looking for. The Petersham Hotel, miles from
the coast, became the elegant Tarwin House Hotel with its wrought iron balconies and tower.  Jago had wanted to create a mansion to reflect his wealth in tin, copper and later china clay.  For him it had to be different; slightly alien to it’s environment. But most of all he wanted people to stop and admire this creation of his.  Built in 1865 The Petersham was described as ‘florid Italian gothic’. Various extensions have been added in the 1950s and 1970s – in line with the changes to my fictitious Tarwin House which had also been subject to extensions over the years.  All in all, it was a perfect match.

My current WIP is set on the south coast of the Cornish peninsula.  This time I’ve looked for inspiration in the landscape. A coastal estuary town which has been much easier to find. Every author has their own unique way interpreting sense of place when they write  and for me having something real I can relate to is essential if I am to bring a story to life.

So that’s it for May.  I’ll be back next month with more news….

 

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