Cover reveal exclusive: Girl Having a Ball by @RhodaBaxter @ChocLituk

By | August 30, 2016


What if you had to learn to stand on your own feet?

Although Stevie lost her parents when she was very young, she’s always been able to rely on her brother, Marsh. But now Marsh is married and Stevie feels like she is losing him too. Determined to prove her independence, Stevie sets about transforming her life, giving up her dead-end job and following her passion for events management.

Her first assignment takes her to a stunning manor house in Oxford where she is tasked with organising a charity ball on a shoestring. Between canapé worries, celebrity guests and trying to keep the hyper-critical Lady Beryl happy, Stevie’s teenage crush, Tom, resurfaces to confuse things even further.

But ‘poor needy little Stevie’ is now ‘Stevie the strong woman’ and she won’t let a man get in the way of her dreams – will she?

I’m really delighted today to be able to reveal the gorgeous cover of the forthcoming book by Rhoda Baxter, Girl Having a Ball. Some of you might remember how much I enjoyed her last book, Please Release Me, and the lovely guest post she wrote set in a children’s hospice – she writes so well, and I’m particularly looking forward to trying this one.

Girl Having a Ball is published by Choc Lit and is now available to pre-order on iBooks:

iBooks UK
iBooks US
iBooks AU
iBooks CA

Author details


Rhoda Baxter writes smart contemporary romantic comedy for Choc Lit Publishing. She likes to write about people who make her laugh.

In real life, she’s a former scientist who now works in intellectual property. She writes when her kids are asleep. She likes to pretend that sleep is for wimps. She also hears people chatting in her head but that had nothing to do with sleep deprivation. No way.

She lives in East Yorkshire, where the tea and cake is excellent.

Rhoda is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and her first book, Patently in Love was shortlisted for the RNA new writing award in 2012, it also came in the top 10 of the P&E poll (romance) in 2012. Her 2015 book, Please Release Me was nominated for a Love Stories 2015 award. 

You can find out more about Rhoda and get free stuff (like chapters and bonus bits about the characters, recipes etc) by visiting her website: you’ll also find Rhoda on Twitter and Facebook.