Monday, December 17, 2012

Maggie's Child Book Launch and Hoping for Snow

Hoping for Snow
I hope you all had a great weekend.  I can't believe Christmas is next week already.  Yesterday it was a balmy 50 degrees over here.  And we live in the snow belt of Ohio.

It did give us a chance to get out of the house and and away from our computers for a while to enjoy the festive spirit in our little downtown area.  Sometimes it's hard to pull the kids away from what they're doing, they get stuck in a rut of sitting in front of their screens doing homework, facebook, blogging...etc and they don't want to go anywhere.

So we took them to a little coffee shop where we all sat, drank, talked and reconnected as a family, then we surprised them with dinner out at their favorite restaurant.  It was like a mini-vacation.  It was a great way to start the new week.    

I'm still hoping it snows. There's something magical about those delicate white crystals shimmering on the trees and ground.  


Maggie's Child
Today I'm welcoming Glynis Smy, to help launch her second book Maggie's Child.

Author of Ripper, My Love, Glynis Smy, is celebrating the
launch of her second novel today. Maggie’s Child has been born into the world
of ebook and paperback.

When farmer’s wife Maggie Sawbury gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and
desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a
child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by

Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in the village of Redgrave, aside from the many tasks she has on Windtop farm. He is totally unaware the position comes with a secret. One that frightens and yet brings joy to Maggie. She is to become wet-nurse to her abandoned child.

Love, and the possibility of incest, threaten to open old wounds, and Maggie has several decisions to make.  However, will they be the right ones? If she tells all she knows, it will bring about the destruction of three families. Equally, her silence could be just as destructive. She shares her secret with another, the result changes her life, and a death brings with it more secrets. Will Maggie stay or will she walk away and find the love she craves?

 The ebook will be available at a Christmas - New Year price of 99c via
Amazon, (and other Amazon outlets around the world).

Want to win a paperback copy?

If you can tell Glynis the name of the prostitute friend in her novel, Ripper, My Love, you will be put into a draw for a prize copy of Maggie’s Child in paperback format. The email address you need to
send the answer to can be found in the sidebar of, NEW BOOK BLOGGER.


Glynis Smy, (nee Honeycombe), was born and raised in the
coastal town of Dovercourt, near Harwich, in the county of Essex, England.

She married her school sweetheart, Peter, in 1979 and they
produced three amazing children, Darren, Nicola, and Emma. The long hours of a
nursing career, and running two pharmacies ended in 2005, when she and her
husband moved from the UK to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Glynis spends her time writing historical novels, poetry
and various other projects. When she is not tapping at the keyboard she makes
greeting cards to sell for charity, or enjoys a spot of cross-stitch on the
back porch. Failing that, she and friends sit chewing the fat over a glass of
village wine.

To purchase Ripper, My Love in various formats: Books by Glynis Smy

Meet and Tweet with Glynis ... Ghunibee
Facebook Page: Glynis Smy
Author Blog: Glynis Smy
Thanks go out to Talli Roland, Len Lambert, Jen Moon and Dieter Moitzi for their support with this novel. Also to all those who are hosting the launch event.

Thanks Glynis and good luck with the launch.

Kathy :)


  1. Congratulations, Glynis!
    I want snow, but where I live, I'm just hoping for some cold weather next week.

  2. Hi Kathy! Hi Glynis! Fancy talking about snow when it's boiling and storming down here in the Pacific!
    All the best for the new book Glenys. I will read it one day soon...

    Happy Christmas.