Behind the scenes of The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh

INSIDE INFO OF MY LATEST BOOK

In my latest book #TheSecretLetters you will see that the main character named Rachel has two dogs named MAX and SNUGGLES.


Well the dogs in the book are named after these two DOGS, who were my babies named Rocky and Cuddles in real life.

Rocky and Cuddles AKA Max and Snuggles in The Secret Letters

We decided to give Rocky and Cuddles away to another family 2 years ago because they needed a big home with lots of place to run.


They now live on a massive plot of land with a donkey and they are in their element. We’ve even been allowed to go see them. ❤️

Rocky AKA Max in The Secret Letters

But the things I mention about their personalities and the stories about them in the book are all TRUE.

So I hope you love Max and Snuggles as much as I love Rocky and Cuddles 😍❤️😊

Cuddles AKA Snuggles in The Secret Letters
Rocky AKA Max in
The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh

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Day10 : Author Spotlight : Julie Caplin

As you all know by now, I had chosen to share books for 10 days that are by Authors I absolutely love but aren’t given the level of publicity their work deserves.

Today however for my 10th day, I am featuring an Author who is extremely well known and popular, but her book left such a lasting impression on me that I felt it needs a special highlight and mention to all my readers.

DAY10: TEN DAY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

As READERS, I am asking you to add these to your list of books to read next, and also share the posts, so we can get these Authors the spotlight they deserve.

As AUTHORS I’m asking you to start your own #TenDayAuthorSpotlight so we can be a community that supports each other.

DAY10: My tenth Author Spotlight is of the highly-talented Author Julie Caplin and the book I will be spotlighting is The Secret Cove in Croatia which is now available for sale on Amazon.

The Cover

Why is this book so special to me?

I found this gem when I was traveling from South Africa to Spain on a grueling 23 and a half hour flight that had 3 flight changes in between, so it didn’t allow time to sleep.

I began reading this book and it drew me in so much that before I knew it, I had finished the last page just as my final flight touched down.

It’s beautifully written and true escapism. The descriptions were so realistic that I felt as if I’ve visited Croatia. It’s one I highly recommend and still my all time favorite book of hers.

The Blurb

Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a will-they-won’t-they romance you won’t be able to put down!

When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.

Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina. But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…

This is my second most favorite Julie Caplin book

The Little Paris Patisserie is my second favorite book by Julie Caplin. So much so that I went and baked immediately after reading it.

Julie Caplin’s latest book

So go on and buy a book, or buy a book for a friend as a gift.

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Day9 : Author Spotlight : Isabella May

I have chosen to share books for
10 days that are by Authors I absolutely love but aren’t given the level of publicity their work deserves.

Today I want to do something a little differently though as the book I will be featuring makes you just want to go out and bake.

So I will be sharing a recipe first before I tell you more about the book.

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I absolutely love Pavlova. The variations are limitless, with strawberries, and kiwi fruit, or chocolate and nuts with pears.

Here is my never fail Strawberry Pavlova recipe

Ingredients

4 egg whites 

250g caster sugar
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping
250ml cream
500g fresh strawberries

Optional
2 tbsp icing sugar

Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan. Using a pencil, mark out the circumference of a dinner plate on baking parchment. Whisk the egg whites with a hand mixer until they form stiff peaks, then whisk in the sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until the meringue looks glossy. Whisk in the vinegar, cornflour and vanilla.
  2. Spread the meringue inside the circle, creating a crater by making the sides a little higher than the middle. Bake for 1 hr, then turn off the heat and let the Pavlova cool completely inside the oven.
  3. When the meringue is cool, chop the strawberries. Cover in 1 tbsp icing sugar (optional). Let it stand to sweeten. Whip the cream and spread it over the meringue. Put the strawberries on top of on the cream and dust with the remaining icing sugar if desired

I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

So now for my Author and Book feature!

DAY9: TEN DAY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

As READERS, I am asking you to add these to your list of books to read next, and also share the posts, so we can get these Authors the spotlight they deserve.

As AUTHORS I’m asking you to start your own #TenDayAuthorSpotlight so we can be a community that supports each other.

DAY9: My nineth Author Spotlight is of Foodie Author Isabella May and the book I will be spotlighting is The Cake Fairies which is now available for sale on Amazon.

Book Cover

The Blurb :

“Nigella in a novel.” – HEIDI CATHERINE

1960’s Somerset is no fun for cousins Polly and Annabelle Williams. Mourning their non-existent love lives, and the mundanity of village life, their only pleasure is baking – until a chance encounter has them magically transported to the bright lights of London… in 2019!

Promised a chance of love, first they must teach the people of the future about the simpler pleasures of life by becoming Cake Fairies. Over the course of a year they set off on a delectable tour of the UK, dropping off cakes in the most unexpected of places and replacing the lure of technology with much sweeter temptations.

But will their philanthropical endeavours lead them to everlasting love? Or will they discover you can’t have your cake and eat it?

The Cake Fairies is the fifth novel by fantastical foodie author, Isabella May.

Isabella May is the Author of fantastical foodie fiction

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Isabella May Author
Take your pick of which foddie romance novels you want to wrap your hands around from Isabella 

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Day8 : Author Spotlight : Andie Patrick

I have chosen to share books for
10 days that are by Authors I absolutely love but aren’t given the level of publicity their work deserves.

DAY8: TEN DAY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

As READERS, I am asking you to add these to your list of books to read next, and also share the posts, so we can get these Authors the spotlight they deserve.

As AUTHORS I’m asking you to start your own #TenDayAuthorSpotlight so we can be a community that supports each other.

DAY8: My eighth Author Spotlight is of South African Author Andie Patrick and the book I will be spotlighting is Bitter-Sweet Harvest which is now available for Pre-order on Amazon.

The Cover

The Blurb :

They were not supposed to fall in love. It was tempting fate.

Ambitious photo-journalist, April Lennox, is excited to be in Tuscany on her first major assignment for “Wine and Travel” magazine. This is her chance to make a name for herself.
She is photographing workers harvesting grapes when she trips and falls into the arms of Rico Falcone.

There is an instant spark of attraction between them. April is wary of any relationship which might affect her career, but desire overcomes her caution. They embark on what is intended to be a brief affair, which must end on her return to London. As their encounters become increasingly passionate, love is inevitable. But Rico is living a lie, and April is devastated when she finds out.

Rico believes that April is beyond his reach. Driven by a strong sense of duty he becomes engaged to a bride chosen for him by his family. After a chance meeting with April, he knows that his engagement was a tragic mistake; but he is honour bound not to break it.

Is their love strong enough to overcome the gulf between them?

Release 22 September 2020

About the Author :

ANDIE PATRICK was born in the year Adolf Hitler came to power.

Six years later she moved to Kenya, and has lived in Africa ever since.

Her writing experience includes running business writing courses for embryo managers, and a stint as a newspaper theatre critic.

Today, she enjoys leading a writing circle and is a member of the Romance writers Organisaton of South Africa.

Never happier than with pen in hand, Andie started writing short stories after she retired, not dreaming that she could write anything longer. But one day, spurred by a challenge, she sat down at her computer and started writing. There she stayed, pausing only to eat and sleep, for 23 days. A novelist was born.

She had discovered her metier in romance. Married twice (consecutively) but now widowed for the second time, Andie lives in George, South Africa. When she is not writing, she pursues her interests in music, travel, wine, cars and photography.

She spends her days happily weaving plots and creating characters, warbling snatches of opera as she writes. An octogenarian writing steamy romances? She admits to being bit out of practice, but claims that a vivid imagination and an excellent memory serve her well. And write a good story she does.

Her creativity is fuelled by a lifetime of varied experiences to draw on, an enduring love of the English language, and a sense of mischief (attested by her motto: “Live old disgracefully”).

Author Andie Patrick

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Day7: Author Spotlight : Marlene Wagman-Geller

I have chosen to share books for
10 days that are by Authors I absolutely love but aren’t given the level of publicity their work deserves.

DAY7: TEN DAY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

As READERS, I am asking you to add these to your list of books to read next, and also share the posts, so we can get these Authors the spotlight they deserve.

As AUTHORS I’m asking you to start your own #TenDayAuthorSpotlight so we can be a community that supports each other.

DAY7: My seventh Author Spotlight is of Author Marlene Wagman-Geller and the book I will be spotlighting is WOMAN OF MEANS which is now available on Amazon.

The Cover

About the book:

The Grass Isn’t Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, through intimate historical biographies, Women of Means shows us that oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for the destinies of wealthy women.

Happily Never After: From the author of Behind Every Great Man, we now have Women of Means, vignettes of the women who were slated from birth―or marriage―to great privilege, only to endure lives which were the stuff Russian tragic heroines are made of. They are the nonfictional Richard Corys―those not slated for happily ever after.

Women of Means is bound to be a non-fiction best seller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include:

  • Almira Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton Abbey
  • Liliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L’Oreal… and was a Nazi collaborator
  • Peggy Guggenheim, who had an insatiable appetite for modern art and men
  • Nica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of Bebop
  • Jocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-woman
  • Ruth Madoff, the dethroned queen of Manhattan
  • Patty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress… to terrorist
All books written by Marlene Wagman-Geller

About the Author :

Marlene Wagman-Geller received her B.A. from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University.

Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her first three books (Penguin/Perigree) have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press article was picked up in dozens of newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and the San Diego Tribune.

Author Marlene Wagman-Geller

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