Coming Home to Hope Street

Hello! I hope everyone is well after the worst few months we’ve ever had to endure. I was hoping to blog on a weekly basis and get to know everyone, tell you about the new book I was writing, the second in The Hope Street Series, but it didn’t feel appropriate at the time.

Yes, I write about communities and that has been the big thing of the pandemic but equally, people were going through a lot of heartbreak. 

But I have a new book coming out in September. I will reveal the cover at a later date but I wanted to share the book blurb with you. Some of you will have heard Hannah talk about her sister, Livvy in The Man Across The Street… 

I had so much fun writing this book. It was great to reconnect with the characters in the first book, catch up with them and also introduce a new story. I’ve already started working on the next one, which I aim to get out by the end of this year too. 


Step across the cobblestones, pull back the curtains and peek behind the doors in the second instalment of The Hope Street Series. Catch up with old friends and fall in love with new ones in a story of friendship, second chances and new beginnings. 

Livvy has no choice but to return to Hope Street, the childhood home she left over twenty years ago. Along with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Pip, she turns up on the doorstep, hoping for forgiveness from her sister.

Hannah thought she’d never see Livvy again. She’s overwhelmed with emotion but locks away her real feelings. How could Livvy stay away without any contact? And why has she come back now?

It isn’t long before the charm of the market town of Somerley begins to work its magic. Hannah is opening a book shop in the square, adjoining The Coffee Stop, and Livvy’s offer to help out brings the sisters closer together.

But when someone from Livvy’s past arrives unannounced too, he threatens everything she’s built up since her return. Can Livvy convince her sister, and her new friends, that her intentions to return were good ones? Or will her dreams of settling down and being happy again become nothing but a closed book?  

I’ll let you know when it goes on preorder in a few weeks. I’ve also had a new cover designed for The Man Across The Street. I wanted a look that was genre-specific but not too rom-com as my books are about down-to-earth characters going through day-to-day life. 

What do you think? I love it!


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