A Cornish Escape
After her house is set on fire and her love life is left in tatters, Maddy Hart can’t believe her luck when a friend offers her the temporary haven of Wisteria Cottage. Overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Cornish coast, the fresh air feels like a fresh start for her and her broken heart.
Peeking out of the cosy cottage windows, Maddy’s surprised to see her gorgeous but insufferable neighbour Harry Tudor has been employed to landscape the garden. But as the wisteria winding its way around the cottage begins to bloom, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom…
About the Author
Teresa F Morgan lives in sunny Weston-super-Mare, trying to hold onto her Surrey accent where she originates from.
For years she persevered with boring jobs, until her two boys (and a budgie called Rio) joined her nest. In an attempt to find something to work around them, and to ensure she never endured full time boredom again, Teresa found writing.
Family holidays in Cornwall have lead to the scenic Cornish coastline and the city of Bristol being the back drop for Teresa’s novels.
She’s at her happiest baking cakes, putting proper home cooked dinners on the table (whether the kids eat them or not), reading a good romance, or sitting at her PC emptying her thoughts onto the screen.
Teresa loves writing contemporary romance, stories with a touch of escapism and creating heroes readers will fall in love with.
I love the quick examples of how to describe the book hero/ines Twitter style! Over to Teresa ……
Describe your hero in 140 characters?
Helpful, kind, thoughtful but troubled ex-fireman, now landscape gardener with a hot body. Fancies his neighbour although won’t admit it.
Describe your heroine in 140 characters?
Fiery, artistic and desperate not to turn into her mother. Finds her neighbour insufferable, constantly flaunting his shirtless torso.
What’s so special about your hero that makes your heroine fall in love with him?
Harry becomes Maddy’s rock, I suppose. He’s helpful and kind, as well as incredibly sexy. He was supposed to be the reluctant hero, but the firefighter in him has to help people.
Why do you like writing romance?
I love experimenting with relationships and the conflicts between a man and a woman trying to make a relationship work.
Which of your characters is your favourite, and why?
Valerie. She’s based a little on my dear writer friend Mary, who passed away recently. Mary had a passion for champagne, and was incredibly wise, a great fount of information and advice. I will miss her terribly at our RNA chapter.
What things inspire you to write? Location, music, film or even in a book?
With this novel, Cornwall inspired me. I’ve holidayed in Polzeath for the last twelve years, and I based Tinners Bay on the small seaside town. It has a gallery, and I remember a friend owning one years ago, in Woolacombe, where I used to holiday as a child.
Are you nervous about friends reading your book?
Yes always! I’m so worried people will hate it. It’s so lovely when I get told they thoroughly enjoyed the escapism. It’s what I wanted to achieve with my books. Third book published, and I still have that mixed feeling of elation and anxiety. Not sure if it will ever go away.