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Book of the Week - 'One Small Act of Kindness' by Lucy Dillon
19 May 2016

A charming, absorbing story with a cute title – One Small Act of Kindness by Lucy Dillon. Lucy was one of the authors I met at a Romantic Novelists Association RONA awards dinner last year. She wrote the excellent A Hundred Pieces of Me and I enjoyed the audiobook so much I thought I’d get this one too. And it’s just charming. Enough cleverly crafted conflict to keep me entranced, with characters who are just on the right side of real. But what really impressed me was several totally unpredictable events in the plot. And I pride myself on being able to guess what’s coming next!

What can you do to make the world a better place? Libby helps a stranger and transforms her life in the process.

Libby and her husband, Jason, have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it. The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her.

When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives...

It’s highly reviewed too – and I’d recommend the audiobook since the narrator is excellent. I’ll look out for more from her – Lucy Price-Lewis – on Audible, too.

Go here to get One Small Act of Kindness from Amazon.



Along I went to my first ever award bash – at the RNA summer party on Thursday night.

Here are all the nominees – how proud am I to see my Take a Chance on Me amongst the line up!


Go here to get my first novel Take a Chance on Me (Choc Lit) on amazon or order it from your local bookshop.

Take a Chance on Me - the story of Mac and Sadie and their race to seal a life changing deal within 30 days, and stay out of love! Mac is a playboy millionaire who must never mix business with pleasure. Sadie is a feisty single mum and determined rookie businesswoman on a man ban - until she 'accidentally' has a one night stand with a hunky crewman on a luxury yacht. Then her world turns upside down. 

Highly reviewed on Amazon!

See below for my full list of books, short stories and anthologies, as well as non fiction.

Stop press! The best bit of news I had this week was from Lyn who runs Choc Lit – they are taking my Till the Fat Lady Slims book (TTFLS) in WHSmith travel outlets at Xmas! How proud am I! The one they will take is the one that sold out in Hardback on QVC last year – so it’s another chance to get yours. It’ll precede the release of Try it For the First Time Club, the follow up to TACOM, which will be out early next year in the shops.

Or if you can’t wait, go here to get TTFLS from amazon – book 2.0 is the main one, and companion 3.0 is also available.

Friday update – coming soon – news from Bristol Crimefest, where I’m off to Friday onwards!

Best wishes



ps here's a reminder of my own books - 

amazon novels - ebook or paperback


ps Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing -  a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website,, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs. 

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My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks  - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.





HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher  available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

 DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback



‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

 'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.


Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

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