- Lynne Shelby
Abi's Neighbour Blog Tour: With Love to my Grandparents - Jenny Kane
Today I'm delighted to be hosting Day 3 of Jenny Kane's blog tour - over to you Jenny!
Many thanks for joining me on Day 3 of my Abi’s Neighbour blog tour!
The two novel Abi Carter series (Abi’s House and Abi’s Neighbour), is dedicated to my grandparents. All four of them were an inspiration to me as I grew up, and prior to writing Abi’s House I had long wanted to write a book that included them in some way.
Set in the Sennen Cove area of Cornwall, the two book adventure of Abi Carter, has provided me with such an outlet.
My maternal grandparents lived in Buckinghamshire. My Nan was the life and soul of the local WI, and my Grandad was the local cobbler.
In Abi Carter’s Sennen, her best friend Beth owns an art gallery that was once her much loved grandfather’s cobbler’s shop. An art gallery which is appropriately called Art and Sole.
Abi’s Neighbour introduces the character of Dora Henry into the lives of Abi and her friends. The life and soul of the local sheltered housing development; Dora is the youngest octogenarian in town! And boy has she got a story or two to tell...just like my Nan did.
My paternal grandparents lived in Cornwall. My father was born and raised in Penzance, only a few miles from Sennen. Most of my childhood summer holidays were spent in the region. My family would stay with my Cornish Nan, who ran a lodging house, and my Grandad, who was a butcher in Penzance’s long forgotten International Supermarket. Grandad was the son of a tin miner- just like Stan Abbey in my novels.
Stan is the owner of Abbey’s House- the home that Abi Carter’s parents used to joke should be called Abi’s House.
Coincidentally, my Buckinghamshire grandparent’s had their honeymoon in Penzance – only a few roads away from where their future son-in-law was running around in a nappy!
Oh- and my Buckinghamshire Grandad had a Labrador/Retriever cross called Brandy. I loved that dog so much. There was no way I could leave him out of the story – and so I introduced Sadie, a four legged companion for Stan.
Abi’s House was written as a private thank you to my much missed grandparents. I never imagined that I’d have the chance to write a follow up novel. In Abi’s Neighbour I have tried to keep faithful to their memory- and to write the sort of story that both my Nan’s would have liked to read themselves. Something full of friendship and adventure, with some love- but nothing soppy!!
I can hear my Nan now- ‘Don’t you go and write anything too sugary.’
As if I would!
About Abi's Neighbour:
Abi Carter has finally found happiness. Living in her perfect tin miner’s cottage, she has good friends and a gorgeous boyfriend, Max. Life is good. But all that’s about to change when a new neighbour moves in next door.
Cassandra Henley-Pinkerton represents everything Abi thought she’d escaped when she left London. Obnoxious and stuck-up, Cassandra hates living in Cornwall. Worst of all, it looks like she has her sights set on Max.
But Cassandra has problems of her own. Not only is her wealthy married lawyer putting off joining her in their Cornish love nest, but now someone seems intent on sabotaging her business.
Will Cassandra mellow enough to turn to Abi for help – or are they destined never to get along?
Complete with sun, sea and a gorgeous Cornwall setting, Abi’s Neighbour is the PERFECT summer escape.
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Thank you ever so much for hosting my blog today Lynne,
Happy reading everyone. I hope you enjoy all the stops on my tour.
About Jenny Kane:
Jenny Kane is the author of the full length romance novels Abi’s Neighbour, (Accent Press, 2017), Another Glass of Champagne (Accent Press, 2016), Abi’s House (Accent Press, 2015), the contemporary romance/medieval crime time slip novel Romancing Robin Hood (Accent Press, 2014), the best selling contemporary romance novel Another Cup of Coffee (Accent Press, 2013), and its novella length sequels Another Cup of Christmas (Accent Press, 2013), Christmas in the Cotswolds (Accent, 2014), and Christmas at the Castle (Accent Press, 2015).
Keep your eye on Jenny’s blog at www.jennykane.co.uk for more details.
Jenny also writes erotica as Kay Jaybee and historical crime as Jennifer Ash.
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Web site – www.jennykane.co.uk
Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jenny-Kane/e/B00HYZIL1E/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1492502979&sr=8-2-ent