Happy Mnday everyone! I’m thrilled to be closing the blog tour for Emma Bennet’s Her Sister’s Baby with a little interview with the author.
Many thanks to Zoe O’Farrell of Zooloo’s Blog Tours for inviting me on the tour and to Emma for answering my questions.
A beautiful and emotional page turner about , loss , promises and finding love in the most unexpected of places
Woken in the middle of the night by the horrific news that her estranged sister has been killed in a fatal car crash, Sophie abruptly finds herself guardian to a niece, Alana, she never knew existed. The baby gives Sophie a way to cope with her grief, and a new focus to her life, but the unexpected appearance of Samson, Alana’s father, wanting his daughter to now live with him, threatens to destroy Sophie’s newly formed family.
Can Sophie and the seemingly feckless Samson, reach a compromise, or will Sophie be forced to give up her sister’s baby?
In 10 words or less, describe your book?
Emotional, contemporary romance. Baby Boom with even more heart!
Where did the inspiration for your book come from?
My heroine, Sophie, came to me first. I loved the idea of a woman who was the total opposite of her wild sister. Sophie’s picked up the pieces and dealt with her sister’s destructive behaviour since they were teenagers, and I wanted to examine the feelings she’d have when her sister died.
Talk us through a typical day for you?
I’m most definitely not a morning person so I like a while to come to with a cup of tea and a pile of toast. We have 4 children who are home-educated, and so the morning is typically taken up with teaching them and keeping the house under control. Once their ‘school day’ is finished, we’ll walk our dogs in one of the beautiful woods around our town, and then I usually write in our dining room until it’s time to cook supper. After we’ve eaten, I may go back to writing or work on a writing course (I try to do this one evening a week). Weekend evenings are family nights and we’ll play a board game or watch a film together, or maybe go for an adventure!
What sort of books do you read and what are you reading at the moment?
I enjoy lots of different genres, but especially romance and contemporary women’s fiction. During the last year, when library books haven’t been so readily available, I’ve been reading books I’ve always meant to from my own collection, which has really broadened my reading horizons; I unexpectedly loved Dracula for example!
I always have at least two books on the go and at the moment I’m reading Atomic Habits by James Clear (which is awesome!) and Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (it’s okay, turns out I’m not that interested in virtual reality…).
Can you share anything about your work in progress?
I’m working on a book about a woman called Polly who’s enlisted to help turn around the fortunes of a struggling farm. She knows absolutely nothing about farming, but is definitely willing to learn from the very handsome, though grumpy, son of the farm’s owner. But Polly’s not quite all she seems, and it’s not as easy as she thought to keep her secrets to herself.
Who reads your first draft?
My husband. He’s been a huge help over the years and is the most patient person in the World when it comes to listening to me rambling on about a plot problem!
Just for fun: what would your Mastermind subject be?
Stuff my kids have refused to eat over the years and now think is delicious. It’s quite an extensive topic.
Thanks again to Emma for answering my questions!
Who Is Emma Bennet?
Emma grew up and lived in London, before falling in love and moving to Wales to marry her own hero. Emma now lives with her husband, 4 children, and many animals a few miles outside of a small Welsh market town. She can often be found in rivers attempting to control two overexcited chocolate labradors.
Emma likes (in no particular order): cake, books, Cary Grant films, prosecco, chocolate, guinea pigs, knitting, quilting and happily ever afters!
Website : http://www.emma-bennet.co.uk/