Available from 14th February 2014…
Welcome to Willow Cottage – throw open the shutters, let in the sea breeze and make yourself completely at home. Oh, and please do leave a comment in the Guestbook!
As landlady of Willow Cottage, the young widow Annie Butterworth is always on hand with tea, sympathy or strong Norfolk cider – whatever her colourful array of guests require. A flick through the messages in the leather-bound cottage guestbook gives a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of everyone who passes through her doors.
This includes Annie herself – especially now celebrity crime writer Oliver Black, is back in town. He might grace the covers of gossip magazines with a different glamorous supermodel draped on his arm every week, but to Annie, he’s always just been Olly, the man who Annie shared her first kiss with.
Through the pages of the Guestbook Annie and Olly, along with all the guests that arrive at the seaside retreat, struggle with love, loss, mystery, joy, happiness, guilt…and the odd spot of naked rambling!
Forget sending postcards saying ‘wish you were here’ – one visit to Willow Cottage and you’ll wish you could stay forever.
Holly lives in sunny Bedfordshire in a house with round windows. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. A colleague receiving the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years service was the moment when Holly knew she had to escape. Three years later, after returning to university to retrain as a teacher, she emerged wide eyed and terrified of the responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. Holly taught for four years before History Off The Page came to the school to do a Tudor day. She now drives round the country in a little white van, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next.
You can contact Holly on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on Twitter @hollymartin00