Ok, I’ll admit it – I’m a massive fan of Lynda Renham’s writing. Every one of the romantic comedies that I’ve read has been just wonderful – you can catch up, if you’d like to, with my reviews of Perfect Weddings and Phoebe Smith’s Private Blog (and almost all her others are on my kindle, ready for that moment that I need them). I also loved The Little Perran Romances, written as Amy Perfect. And then she moved, with apparent ease, into writing quite wonderful thrillers – and you’ll find my reviews of Remember Me and Watching You here on Being Anne.
But I must confess that I’m really rather delighted to see that her latest book is another romance – When Archie Met Rosie was published for kindle on 5th June. Billed as “an unexpected love story”, it looks so good – and I’m dying to read it. And if you’d like to try it too, it’s available for just 99p until Saturday.
Rosie Foster has two dreams. The first is to move off the Tradmore Estate, and the second is to see Paris.
Archie wants for nothing. He has his five-bedroom house but no one to share it with now that his beloved wife, Cath, has died. And then … Holly has a disastrous night out and, against all the odds, Archie meets Rosie.
A funny, sad and poignant tale of how love can be found in the strangest of places.
I’m delighted to welcome Lynda as my guest, to tell us more…
Don’t you just love a romance about real people? I know I do. That’s why I decided to write When Archie Met Rosie.
It’s a story of friendship, misunderstandings, judgments that shouldn’t be made and how life has a way of taking you by surprise.
Rosie Foster has nothing but she’s happy enough although she does dream of going to Paris. But that’s all it is, a dream.
Until a girly night out at the Gala bingo changes her whole life.
Rosie never wins anything. Not even a goldfish at the funfair. So, she never in a million years expects to win at the bingo.
Suddenly, it looks like all her dreams could come true. But, money is the root of all evil and once people know you have it, well …
Rosie should have known the writing was on the wall when she returned to her flat on the Tradmore Estate to find a policeman waiting for her.
Come for a thrilling fun ride with Rosie. Meet her friends, Doris and Shirl and of course Crabbers.
Meet Archie and be part of some fabulous friendships and of course witness a few sparks flying.
A fun and realistic read about people and how life can take you by surprise.
I so hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Enjoy! Much love, Lynda x
Fancy an extract too? Here’s the opening paragraph…
Don’t you just hate those people who win at everything without even trying? A flutter on the horses or a scratch card at the newsagent and they’re laughing all the way to the bank. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed all the way to the bank. I’ve cried maybe, but that’s usually on the way back from the bank. I once considered robbing our local Barclays. I did seriously. That’s what desperation does to you. I don’t often think about robbing banks, just in case you think I do. It was only the once. Times can be hard sometimes, especially when Frank blows all our money on Millwall. The football club, that is, not the town. Not that anyone in their right mind would spend their money on Millwall, the town or the football club, but then I do sometimes wonder if Frank is in his right mind. Anyway, I digress. There’s a lot of expense involved in robbing a bank, I discovered. I’m telling you this now, just in case you were thinking of robbing a bank yourself. You need a pair of tights for a start. Not just any old pair either. A decent pair costs you a fiver. Now, I don’t know about you, but I can think of better things to spend a fiver on than a pair of nylons, that I’m just going to pull over my face. I did try an old laddered pair, but you could see my features. Not as good as you normally would, admittedly. It resembled a balaclava with one too many holes. Frank said I ought to wear it all the time.
A little more? You can read the whole of the first chapter here.
I’m very much looking forward to reading this one – and wishing you every success with it, Lynda!
About the author
Lynda Renham is the author of many popular romantic comedy and gripping psychological thriller novels. She lives in Oxford, UK. She has appeared on BBC radio discussion programs and is a prolific blogger, Twitter and when not writing can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.
Lynda lives in Oxfordshire with her second husband and cat.