Guest post -Emma Bennet

The Green Hills of Home

                                                            

THE GREEN HILLS OF HOME: a romance book you'll fall in love with
 
A delightful romance that you won’t be able to put down 
Gwen Jones has just signed her first book deal. She really needs it to work out so she can save her family home and look after her sick mother. But there’s a big problem. She’s falling in love with her handsome but arrogant editor, John Thatcher, and he’s got a few secrets up his sleeve. 

Can Gwen save her beautiful Welsh farmhouse home? And will she ever be able to tell John her real feelings? 

Find out in Emma Bennet’s gripping and romantic first novel. You’ll love the characters and the charming setting. And look out for her next book “His Secret Daughter” available at the end of this month on Amazon! 
 

About the Author

Emma grew up and lived in London, before falling in love and moving to Wales to marry her own hero. Emma now lives with her husband, children, and many animals in a small Welsh market town.The beautiful landscape around her home gave her the inspiration for 'The Green Hills of Home'. Her second novel, 'The Spaniard's Secret Daughter', will be available late 2013. Emma likes (in no particular order): cake, books, Cary Grant films, prosecco, chocolate, guinea pigs, knitting, quilting and happily ever afters!

Guest Post: Why Wales? By Emma Bennet.

 

My romance ‘The Green Hills of Home’ takes place in rural mid-Wales, a place so special to me it was the natural setting for my debut novel.

 

Gwen, my heroine, lives in an old farmhouse traditional to the region. Her family have farmed there for generations, but now the house is being sold and she’s desperate to raise enough money to buy it for herself and her ill mother. She just can’t bear the thought of leaving not only her home, but the beautiful countryside surrounding it. Living in the area myself, I can readily identify with her love of it!

 

I actually grew up in London and considered myself a city-girl through and through. But then I fell in love with a Welshman and moved to Wales. Eleven years on, and we’re settled in a small market town in the Brecon Beacons National Park, nestled in amongst what I’m convinced is some of the most dazzling scenery in the world. In just a few moments we can be at the foot of mountains or on the banks of lakes, canals and reservoirs teeming with local wildlife. Dotted on the deep green hills are stone-built farmhouses, remote and secluded, surrounded by nothing but sheep – the inspiration for Gwen’s own home. With its wood-burning stove and lack of mobile signal, her house is certainly a far-cry from John’s modern apartment in London!

 

Another aspect of Wales which I had great fun writing about was small village life. Gwen’s house is pretty isolated, but she works part-time in the tea rooms in her local village, Tonnadulais, the same village she went to school in. Gwen occasionally despairs of the nosiness of the locals, particularly her bosses at the tea rooms, the delightfully interfering Bronwyn and Brian, but she wouldn’t change them and is definitely a country mouse at heart.

 

When I began writing the novel, I suspected it wouldn’t be long before John became almost as enchanted by Wales as Gwen is – after all, how could he not be? It’s an amazing place to be privileged enough to live and write about. I’m sure I’ll revisit Wales, and possibly even Gwen and John, in later novels.

 

 

 ‘The Green Hills of Home’ is available from Amazon now: http://www.amazon.co.uk/GREEN-HILLS-HOME-romance-youll-ebook/dp/B00O5J9L3E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

 

For more information on Emma and her writing, visit her website: www.emma-bennet.co.uk, or connect on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/emmabennetwriter?fref=ts) or Twitter (@romanceemma)

 
 

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Mary reading this is fabulous and it will also give help to other people trying to write I love your books roll on 18th may can't wait you are an inspiration x

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Thank you, Bev, and Julie. Julie, this is a lovely page, so beautifully presented, thank you so much. Much love, Mary x

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