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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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My World

My World

* I have a special Kindle promotion this month for COME AWAY WITH ME! You can buy the digital version for 99p. This runs from today July 6th until 31st of August The sea is as green as if I were on a Greek island. The sun is bouncing off the surface like sparklers down …

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May, London, and the process of making books

May, London, and the process of making books

Last week I made a flying visit to London to meet my new editor at HarperCollins. I was given a wonderful welcome and shown around the new enormous sixteen storey HarperCollins building on a beautiful clear sunny day. ( Getting in and out was akin to airport security) The Shard loomed exotic, almost within touching …

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