I love Sue’s writing so much and, when the opportunity arose to help her publicise that A SUMMER TO REMEMBER was on a price promo I jumped at the chance. I was lucky enough to read this about 6 months ago and adored every word.
SUE MOORCROFT ON WRITING A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
Clancy Moss, heroine of A Summer to Remember
When I create a heroine, I think of a woman who I would like for a friend – interesting, good company (because I’ll spend quite a lot of time with her) and who I think readers will like.
I also throw conflict at her so I can see what she’s made of. Nobody likes a doormat heroine so while she doesn’t bulldoze her way through the book, she does have to stick up for herself and what she believes in. And stick up for those she loves.
In A Summer to Remember Clancy Moss spends a lot of time sticking up for her cousin Alice. Clancy and Alice are both only children and are almost like sisters. Apart from Clancy having spent over a year living with Alice and her mum, Clancy’s Aunt Sally, when a teenager, Aunt Sally and Clancy’s mum are identical twins. Did you know this means that DNA-wise Clancy and Alice are more like half-sisters than cousins? I didn’t until someone told me and it added an interesting dimension the relationship Clancy has with Alice. She spends most of the book being intensely loyal to her cousin, which causes her all kinds of problems.
Her life in London having imploded, when Clancy wants somewhere to escape to she chooses the tiny village of Nelson’s Bar on the north Norfolk coast. Alice owns a half-interest in holiday cottages in the village, Roundhouse Row, which Clancy has administered for her for six years. The cottages need a live-in caretaker and Clancy needs somewhere to live and work so it seems like a perfect match.
In the heat of her flight, what Clancy hasn’t given enough thought to is that six years ago Alice jilted then-fiancé Lee at the altar and Lee’s brother, Aaron, is the co-owner of the cottages. He’s not thrilled to see Clancy take the caretaker’s job without consulting him, especially as their history consists of one fevered kiss, one blazing row and six years of carefully polite emails!
Learning how Clancy would deal with the challenges ahead of her in working with Aaron and becoming all-too-aware that how little Aaron and Lee’s family wanted her in Nelson’s Bar powered A Summer to Remember to it’s emotional conclusion. Clancy definitely passed my heroine-test of being someone I’d love as a friend.
COME AND SPEND SUMMER BY THE SEA!
WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.
WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!
WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.
WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.
PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…
GET IN TOUCH NOW TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!
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Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary, and has been nominated for several other awards, including the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards.
Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared all over the world.
Part of an army family, Sue was born in Germany and lived much of her childhood in Malta and Cyprus before setting in the UK.