I mentioned the other day that my next door was in the final throes of editing. Well, it’s come back and it’s going to be ready for a discerning public shortly.
This is the cover
And this the blurb:
Jason Hales is at his lowest ebb: his brother is in a coma; his long-term partner has left him; he’s been sacked; and Christmas is round the corner to remind him how bad his life has become.
After receiving an unexpected call telling him he’s a beneficiary of his Great Aunt Heather’s estate, he visits the town he vaguely recalls from his childhood, where his great aunt lived. Wanting to find out more, he’s soon sucked into local politics revolving around his great uncle’s extraordinary glass ornaments, his ‘Captures’, and their future.
While trying to piece his life back together, he’ll have to confront a number of questions: What actually are these Captures and what is the mystery of the old wartime huts where his uncle fashioned them? Why is his surly neighbour so antagonistic? Can he trust anyone, especially the local doctor Owen Marsh and Charlotte Taylor, once a childhood adversary, but now the lawyer dealing with the estate? His worries pile up, with his ex in trouble, his flat rendered uninhabitable and his brother’s condition worsening. Will Christmas bring him any joy?
Set in the Sussex countryside, this is a modern novel with mystery, romance and magic at its core, as well as a smattering of hope, redemption and good cooking.
If anyone fancies receiving a copy to review it or just because they like the premise then do let me know either by using the contact button or in the comments. I’d be delighted to provide a guest post about it, it’s genesis and generally the creative process alongside it’s launch if anyone feels they might have some space in their blog. What with wedding plans it won’t be until the middle of September.
Thanks for reading.