Monday, July 16, 2018

The Author's Den - The Mistress of Pennington's

Joining me in The Author's Den on this beautiful day is Rachel Brimble.
As the sun shines through the windows of the den on this beautiful summer day, Rachel and I are enjoying a chilled glass of white wine and chatting about her book, The Mistress of Pennington's.

Rachel, tell us a little about yourself.
I live near the famous city of Bath, England with my husband of 20 years, our two daughters and mad chocolate Labrador, Tyler. I write across the romance genres from contemporary romance, to romantic suspense, to Victorian romances and Edwardian sagas. Since 2007, I have had at least two books a year published, and I am thankful every day for being able to do what I love.

What’s your guilty procrastination secret?
Social media – it is so incredibly distracting and takes up so much of my time. A very, very, guilty procrastination!

What does your writing space look like?
I am lucky enough to have my own home office which I love – I have a huge white desk with two corkboards above it where I pin visual aids to the books I’m working on. The window looks out into the garden and the other two walls house my collection of reference books, fiction and my own books.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing I like to read, knit, watch TV and walk the English countryside with my family and friends.

What can we look forward to with your upcoming or next writing project?
Book 2 in the Pennington’s Department Store series is finished and currently with my editor, so I am busy working on book 3 as well as a shorter contemporary romance. Book 3 of the Pennington series will be a Christmas book where a thread that started in book 1 is finally dealt with which will make book 3 slightly more suspenseful than the first two. The contemporary romance is still very much in the plotting stage so I can’t tell you too much about that one, lol!

Where can we find you and your books online?

Let's take a peek at, The Mistress of Pennington's.
1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath's leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise. 

Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington, believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute a man will succeed him. 

Determined to break from her father's iron-clad hold and prove she is worthy of inheriting the store, Elizabeth forms an unlikely alliance with ambitious and charismatic master glove-maker Joseph Carter. United they forge forward to bring Pennington's into a new decade, embracing woman's equality and progression whilst trying not to mix business and pleasure. 

Can this dream team thwart Edward Pennington's plans for the store? Or will Edward prove himself an unshakeable force who will ultimately ruin both Elizabeth and Joseph?

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