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Monday, June 23, 2014

New novel coming soon - well, soonish...

I'm very happy to announce that my new novel is almost done and dusted (that's publishing-speak for written and edited) and will be published in November 2014.

This novel is a new departure for me because it's written in the first person from the hero's and heroine's points of view, and also it's set partly in the USA, a foreign country where they speak a foreign language. I had to learn the language in order to write the book. I'm sure I'm still nowhere near fluent, but I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my Amglish will pass...

Here's the cover art of Magic Sometimes Happens, which was designed by the hugely talented Berni Stevens. I think it is totally lovely. The skyline at the top is of Minneapolis and - well, I'm sure everyone knows what the skyline of London looks like! 

What's it all about, then?

London-based PR and promotions consultant Rosie Denham has just spent a year in Paris where she's tried but failed to fall in love. She's also made a big mistake and can't forgive herself. 

American IT professor Patrick Riley's wife has left him for a Mr. Wonderful with a cute British accent and a house with a real yard. So Patrick's not exactly thrilled to meet another Brit who's visiting Minnesota, even if she's hot. 

Pat and Rosie couldn't be more different. She's had a privileged English upbringing. He was raised in poverty in Missouri. Pat has two kids, a job that means the world to him and a wife who might decide she wants her husband back. So when Pat and Rosie fall in love, the prospects don't seem bright for them. But magic sometimes happens - right?


  1. Wow, I love that cover, Margaret!!! Good luck with the book.

    (Been there, with the Amglish.) x

  2. Beautiful cover! Love the idea for the novel too - as I have an American husband, I'm always partial to a Brit/American romance. Can't wait to read it! :)

  3. Thank you, Sue and Sally! Sue, you did the Amglish brilliantly. But gosh, it's a difficult language for a foreigner. Or hey, it's kind of a tough call...

  4. Gorgeous cover, and I really love the premise of this book. Minnesota is a place I've always wanted to visit (mainly because of its Scandinavian roots), and now I get to travel there, albeit from my armchair! What more could I want?

  5. What a wonderful title - I'm sure your Amglish will be super (Cool in American?). Mel x

  6. Thank you, Henri and Mel. I had a lovely time researching this book. I mean I had a bunch of fun!

  7. Can't wait to read this, Margaret. Roll on November! x

  8. Good luck with the new book, Margaret!

  9. Thank you so much, Suzie and Guernsey Girl! It's not long to November. As I get older, I find the time zooms along - eek!