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Memories of Karachi

Memories of Karachi

This is the pool in the ‘real’ hotel where I set and wrote my book. I had a small table under the trees in the shade where I wrote each day. The wonderful staff would bring me breakfast in the deserted garden and I would write, and melt, and swim. Even in the shade  it …

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Publication Day, holidays and promotions…

Publication Day, holidays and promotions…

Publication Day for In a Kingdom by the Sea is coming right up! Tomorrow the 25th of July, my paperback officially comes out although it has been on Kindle as a special offer all July. There are so many new books being published that it seems a lottery that someone should choose to buy my …

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July thoughts

July thoughts

This is the world I walk in  at the beginning and end of each day. Whatever happens during the day slips away. Against the backdrop of nature problems assume a perspective.  Within this, I am just a speck. All this will still be here long after I have departed. People ask me why I return …

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Book Festivals and Parties

Book Festivals and Parties

June and July have been exciting. In A Kingdom by the Sea is published on the 25th July, but my lovely box of books arrived at the end of June. It is always a special moment, the result of months and months of work, held in the palm of your hand… There were interviews, the …

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Review for In a Kingdom by the Sea

Review for In a Kingdom by the Sea

Always lovely to wake up to a good review. #GuestReview for In a Kingdom by the Sea by Sara MacDonald @HarperFiction @MacDonaldSara @fictionpubteam @HarperCollinsUK #InaKingdombytheSea June 13, 2019 ~ donnammaguire A sweeping, evocative story of love, secrets and betrayal, set against the stunning backdrops of Karachi and Cornwall. Perfect for readers who love Santa Montefiore, …

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IN A KINGDOM BY THE SEA – out now in ebook

IN A KINGDOM BY THE SEA – out now in ebook

First review today: thank you Jane Hunt!   BOOK REVIEW, FAMILY DRAMA, HISTORICAL FICTION, LITERARY FICTION, ROMANCE, SAGA In a Kingdom by the Sea – Sara MacDonald – 5*#Review @HarperFiction @MacDonaldSara @fictionpubteam @HarperCollinsUK #FamilyDrama #Secrets #Romance #Historical #LiteraryFiction #Cornwall #Karachi #PublicationDay Posted on June 6, 2019 A sweeping, evocative story of love, secrets and betrayal, …

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New book coming

New book coming

My new book is finally finished and about to go out into the world. It comes out first on Kindle on the 7th June and the paper back is out on July 25th. It is exciting and scary at the same time. Writers spend so much time with their characters in it hard to let …

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Storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia

As I write, the wind is wuthering around the house and through the bent, protesting trees, making a noise like a wailing child.   The sea is a frothing mass of white waves, crashing against the rocks and spewing up in great dramatic arcs. I cannot capture the power of the elements on my mobile …

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New books and Bookshops

New books and Bookshops

Jane Johnson gave a great talk last night at Waterstones Truro.  Her fabulous new book Court of Lions is out. The talented staff at Waterstones gave her the most beautiful window display I think I have ever seen. It was a lovely event. History, intrigue, little Morrocan rose-almond pastries, wine… welcoming staff… and books… As …

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