About the Book
Ruby’s life is about to change forever…
After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all?
When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn’t counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down.
As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happily ever after along the way?
The absolutely perfect summer read you’ve been waiting for! Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will be totally hooked!
About the Author
Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full-length novel. Since then she’s written a number of best-selling romantic comedies and she’s been shortlisted three times for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She likes to find humour in the darker moments of life and weaves these into her stories. She lives in Warwickshire, the UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. When not writing Bella is usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The Promise of Summer is my latest romantic comedy and tells the story of Ruby who is on a very important trip to London when a stranger accidentally leaves behind an engagement ring and Ruby’s day goes off course as she tries to reunite the ring with the owner.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Readers who enjoy:
heart warming stories
happy ever afters
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I’m a big fan of Milly Johnson because her books are always intelligent and funny and I find that really engaging. My favourite of hers is Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Focus on getting the story finished – you can’t edit a blank page.