Living in Lancashire and appreciating the landscape around her always provides inspiration, and when Suzanne’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found in a garden (she is a horticulturist, planting re-designed gardens) or reading.
Suzanne writes contemporary, romantic and uplifting fiction with a strong sense of setting and community connecting the lives of her characters. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her novels in the Thorndale series are published by Canelo.
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A Summer Of Second Chances
An undeniably charming book, with fascinating and compelling characters. Sparks and tempers fly when Ben comes to stay in Daisy’s holiday cottage Daisy likes routine…
The Cottage of New Beginnings: AudioBooks.co.uk
Date: April 2021
Duration: 8 hours 28 minutes
One crumbling cottage. One broken heart. A chance to start over?
When Annie returns to Thorndale, a village in the English countryside where she spent much of her childhood, she’s looking for a new start. All she wants to do is fix up the cottage her godmother left her, and fix up her broken heart.
When she clashes with local hero, Jon, Annie can’t help but wonder if coming back to Thorndale was a mistake. The village has clearly changed, and the last thing she needs is more drama. But avoiding the distractingly handsome Jon is proving impossible, especially when Thorndale seems to be conspiring to throw them together…
Annie is looking for a fresh start with zero romance – but what if the only way to learn to trust again is to take a risk on love?
The Garden of Little Rose: AudioBooks.co.uk
Date: April 2021
Duration: 8 hours 35 minutes
For love to grow, Flora will have to first dig up the past.
At a hen party on the remote Scottish island of Alana, Flora is dared to ask a handsome stranger to be her plus-one for the wedding. When the gorgeous Mac accepts her invite, she assumes he’s joking and thinks nothing more of it… Until he turns up at the church on the wedding day.
But Mac has an agenda. He wants to hire her skills as a garden historian to restore the gardens at Róisín House, his home back on Alana. Flora knows she should refuse, Mac has heartbreaker written all over him, but she can’t resist uncovering the tragic truth behind the garden at Róisín.
Transported by the beauty of the island, Flora finds herself falling in love with Alana… and the man who brought her there. A heartwarming romance for fans of Victoria Walters, Trisha Ashley and Julie Houston.
Can the magic of Christmas and the community of Thorndale bring two lost souls together in love?
Olivia doesn’t have time for Christmas or for romance – she’s got a demanding career and has been burned before when it comes to love. This year, she’s spending the festive season in her dad’s old house, packing it up now that he’s moved out. Her dad failed to mention she wouldn’t be spending her time there alone…
The last thing Olivia expects is for her surprise guest to be the very man who literally ran from her after an evening of mutual flirtation. But Tom has nowhere else to go and Olivia is determined to forget the disappointment she felt at his abandonment and instead help him find his way again.
As heavy snow keeps them inside the cottage, will their enforced confinement spark romance once again – or will it push them further apart?
Sparks and tempers fly when Ben comes to stay in Daisy’s holiday cottage
Daisy likes routine. She goes to work, makes dinner for her son, then loses herself for an hour or two in her sewing. She’s not looking for change, until Ben crashes – literally – into her life.
Ben is training for a triathlon, working himself to the limit in an attempt to forget a recent trauma. Daisy wants to help, but even as they draw closer with every week that passes, he pushes her away whenever things threaten to get serious.
Can Ben open himself up to love again? And with Daisy’s life in the Yorkshire Dales and Ben’s in New York, can they have a future together even if he does?