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.

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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

www.isabellamayauthor.com

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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.

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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.

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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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Day6 : Author Spotlight : Luna Lloyd

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.

DAY6: 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.

DAY6: My sixth Author Spotlight is of Author Luna Lloyd and the book I will be Spotlighting is THE CAGED NIGHTINGALE which is available now on Amazon.

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The Blurb :

Francesca Bright lives with her father, a widower, developing her talent as a pianist but little awareness of the world beyond her home or the valley in which it lies.

Invited to perform as a pianist for the local elite, Fran must battle her nerves and shyness as she discovers a livelihood and a wider world, sumptuous and sophisticated, in which she comes to feel the attention of men who appreciate her as a woman: even when they shouldn’t.

Her father insists he knows best, but how well can he understand the misgivings and modesty of a young woman who missed most of the advice and guidance only a mother can give? Fran’s female friends are no
substitute, even before she finds she has won the heart of a married man, before her heart goes out to dying man, and before she realises her father has become a suspicious man.

About the Author :

Luna Lloyd is a Hungarian writer who feels a deep connection in her heart to England. In Hungary, she got her bachelor’s degree in English Philology in 2009.

It took Luna a long time to realize that the key to her happiness is creating worlds through writing. When she isn’t writing, she is reading, translating, or dancing flamenco.

Luna Lloyd

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Day 5 : Author Spotlight : Nicki Todd

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.

DAY5: 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.

DAY5: My fifth Author Spotlight is of the multi-talented Author Nicki Todd and the book I will be Spotlighting is Ah, Feck it which is available now on Amazon.

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Blurb:

Meet Jess. Married to Pete, mother to five year old Davina, rather partial to a glass of wine, not really much of a clue about what to do with herself now her daughter is at school.


Making her way through modern life is no breeze for Jess, what with meddlesome in-laws, snobbish fellow parents, disapproving teachers and a husband who seems to have misplaced his sense of fun. This isn’t really what she signed up for.


When she finally starts to lose the baby weight and regain her long-lost self-confidence, Jess is definitely up for embracing the lighter side of life, be it getting lost in a Prague snowstorm or heading to a strip club with strangers.


She just needs the world to go along with her spontaneity. Not much chance of that…

About the Author :

Born and raised in West Yorkshire, aye up, I left school at sixteen and went to beauty college to become a makeup artist (in truth, I just hoped to get a ticket to Hollywood so I could marry Brad Pitt).

Since that didn’t work, after dabbling in some modelling, I worked as a legal secretary, sat some exams and, eight years later, qualified as a solicitor.

I met the man of my dreams, (I knew he was Mr Right as he made my bowels move). We have been married for fifteen years, live near York and have two amazing children

Author Nicki Todd

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