‘So, what will you be reading in 2012? Books from Wales to watch out for…..’
Eden’s Garden has been featured in the Western Mail Magazine as one of the books to look out for in 2012!
There are plenty of wonderful books in there, which you can read about in the link below, but this is the bit about Eden’s Garden …
I’m still amazed. This is in a real magazine. One people buy and read and leave on coffee tables.
I think it’s just sunk in that I’ve got a book coming out next month ……
‘ Honno, the Aberystwyth publisher, the last independent women’s publisher in the UK, is … celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
It’ll mark the event with an anthology of 25 years of writing from women in Wales.
…. Honno also expects historic romance to continue to be popular as people seek relief from the real world.
“People love historical romance. It’s an on-going and very strong genre,” says Helena Earnshaw. “We’ve got two historical romances coming out this year, ‘Eden’s Garden’ by Juliet Greenwood and ‘Flights of Angels’ by M. Stanford-Smith.”
Eden’s Garden is set in a beautiful Welsh house spanning several generations of the families connected to it.
It follows the tale of two women struggling with love, family duty, long buried secrets, and their own ambitions.
But it’s historic romance with a mystery twist. One of the women leaves a trail, through North Wales, Cornwall and London which may help her descendant 100 years later.
“It is an interesting sign of the times,” Earnshaw believes.
“Times are hard and people are struggling and either want to completely escape from that with a book like Eden’s Garden or in books that are about war and conflict set in other countries remote from them.
“People are still interested in reading about difficulties but also want to read about people in other places – not about the average person struggling because that’s just depressing.”
And so what will you be reading in 2012 …..?
I’m going to be reading Hilary Shepherd’s ‘Animated Baggage’, also published by Honno this year and there in the article too as one to watch out for……