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My Books Of 2017

Each month last year, I wrote a blog post about all the books I'd read that month and picked the one I enjoyed the most. I was interested to put that list together to see my 12 favourite books I read in 2017. I think it's clear I have wide-ranging tastes - the list includes… Continue reading My Books Of 2017

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book review, Books, Reviews

Books read in December 2017

There was a definite festive slant to the books I read last month but with everything Christmas going on, I only managed three novels and one non-fiction book: I love a good lifestyle book especially when they look pretty in photos! Tanya's Christmas is a festive how-to guide with crafts and recipes and lots of… Continue reading Books read in December 2017

Books, Fiction, random acts of kindness, Writing

Random Acts Of Kindness Chapter One

I'm thrilled to share the first chapter of my new book Random Acts Of Kindness, a novel in four parts, as a pre-Christmas treat for you guys! I would love to hear what you all think, and please do share far and wide! I hope you enjoy ... Victoria xoxo Chapter One The endless green… Continue reading Random Acts Of Kindness Chapter One

Fiction, inspiration, Musings, Writing

How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?

Once you have an idea for story, the next step is to decide how you're going to tell that story. I've ended up using two very different ways of telling a story for my first two novels. The Second Love Of My Life, which was published last year is written from the first person perspective… Continue reading How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?

Books, cover reveal, Fiction, random acts of kindness

A Gorgeous Set Of Covers

My Random Acts Of Kindness series has a full set of lovely looking covers now hurrah! Each cover has a little picture that has a role to play in the story and I just love all the colours. I think the covers really match the cosy, country, up-lifting vibe of the story and hopefully you'll… Continue reading A Gorgeous Set Of Covers

Films, inspiration, Musings, random acts of kindness

It’s A Kind Life

I can't believe that I haven't watched It's A Wonderful Life before now. I always see it on Best Christmas Movie lists and I thought it was about time I picked up a copy and gave it a whirl. Who doesn't love a festive film? I'm so glad I did. It's A Wonderful Life is… Continue reading It’s A Kind Life