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Autumn-ing: Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed - Jenny Kane

Today I'm delighted to welcome Jenny Kane to my blog to talk about her latest novel, Misty Mornings At The Potting Shed.

Over to Jenny . . .

Autumn-ing: Misty Mornings At The Potting Shed

by Jenny Kane

Many thanks for inviting me over to your fabulous blog today, Lynne, to chat about my latest release: Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed.

This, the third book in the series, is set in my favourite season – autumn.

As #thepottingshed series is set in and around a garden centre, it made sense to make the novels seasonal – to fit in with the gardening year. Book one, Frost Falls at The Potting Shed, is based in winter, book two, Bluebell Season at The Potting Shed takes place in the spring. For book three, I’ve skipped summer – when most plants are happily growing away – and taken Maddie and her team into autumn, when it’s time to tend the polytunnels and to ensure the ongoing success of the growing business.

Not only is autumn a busy time for gardeners, but it also comes hand in hand with a special feel, built around falling leaves, misty mornings, russet colours and rich, cool, fresh air. I love it!

About the book:

Don't miss out on the third lovely book in the brand new series by #1 Kindle bestselling author Jenny Kane.

Welcome back to The Potting Shed! As Maddie and Sabi re-open the doors of their family-run garden centre. Business is booming, and it's time to give back to the community that has kept The Potting Shed afloat, by opening the Forget-Me-Not dementia café.

But, as the doors to the café open, Sabi is offered the chance of a lifetime, that could take her away from The Potting Shed for weeks, café manager Jo's frail, elderly mother is taken ill, and Maddie's partner, Ed, takes a job in a faraway city just when Maddie needs him more than ever. A new member of staff is desperately required – who will join Sara, Jo and Ivan as the busy autumn season fast approaches?

During Misty Mornings, we are introduced to Jo’s mother – Iris. In between running The Potting Shed’s café, Jo often visits his mother in her care home, where she is suffering from dementia.

Here’s a short extract from Misty Mornings…

Jo was surprised to find his mum sitting in the garden with Billy. Side by side, they were propped on a large garden bench, surrounded by cushions, their legs covered in a fleecy throw.

On seeing him approach, Michael called out, ‘Jo, good to see you. We thought we’d make the most of the late summer sunshine before autumn truly hits.’

‘Fabulous idea, Michael. Mum loves being outside. We’d be out in the garden at home in all weathers.’ Jo was delighted to see a calm serenity on his mum’s face.

‘Billy’s been telling us about the chickens he used to keep.’

‘Cool.’ Jo sat on the nearest bench to his mum. ‘I had no idea you had chickens, Billy.’

‘Clucked like all hell they did, boy.’

‘I bet.’ Jo smiled. ‘My friend Sara considered keeping chickens to provide eggs for her B & B.’

The old man looked up, his eyes sharp as he blurted, ‘Tell her not to wash the eggs. Just wipe them.’

‘Really? Why’s that?’

‘Eggs is porous. Any muck on the outside will wash inside if you put them underwater. Best to wipe ’em.’

‘Well, I never knew that.’ Michael’s eyebrows rose. ‘Did you keep chickens for long, Billy?’

‘After the war. Mum had been a land girl. She liked them. Kept me awake squawking they did.’

Jo watched his mum as she beamed at Billy. He wasn’t sure if she was taking in what was being said or not. ‘You like a nice fresh egg, don’t you, Mum?’

‘Eggs?’ Iris turned to face her son. ‘Oh, Jo… hello. Not seen you for ages.’

Determined that Iris should enjoy life to the full, despite her condition, Jo and his friends at The Potting Shed, welcome her, Billy, and their care home colleagues, to visit the Forget Me Not café as often as they can, before winter comes. An experience that is enhanced by the garden centres children’s gardening group – The Little Acorns!

If you would like to read Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed, it was released for publication on 14th September 2023, and is now available from:

Amazon UK, Amazon US, Kobo, Nook and Waterstones as an eBook or paperback.

You can also preorder the story in audio format: Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Many thanks for inviting me over today.

Jenny x

Thank you so much, Jenny, for beng a guest on my blog. I'm very much looking forward ot reading Misty Mornings At The Potting Shed.

About Jenny Kane:

From the comfort of her cafe corner in Mid Devon, award winning author, Jenny Kane, wrote the contemporary women’s fiction and romance novels, Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed, (Aria, 2023), Bluebell Season at The Potting Shed, (Aria 2023,), Frost Falls at The Potting Shed, (Aria, 2022), Winter Fires at Mill Grange, (Aria, 2021), Spring Blossoms at Mill Grange, (Aria 2021), Autumn Leaves at Mill Grange, (Aria, 2020), Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange (Aria, 2020), A Cornish Escape (2nd edition, HeadlineAccent, 2020), A Cornish Wedding (2nd edition, HeadlineAccent, 2020), Romancing Robin Hood (2nd edition, Littwitz Press, 2018), Another Glass of Champagne (HeadlineAccent, 2016), and Another Cup of Coffee (HeadlineAccent, 2013).

Jenny has also written 3 novella length sequels to her Another Cup of.....books: Another Cup of Christmas (Accent Press, 2013), Christmas in the Cotswolds (Accent, 2014), and Christmas at the Castle (Accent, 2016).

Jenny is also the author of quirky children’s picture books There’s a Cow in the Flat (Hushpuppy, 2014) and Ben’s Biscuit Tin (Hushpuppy, 2015)

Under the pen name, Jennifer Ash, Jenny has also written The Folville Chronicles (The Outlaw’s Ransom, The Winter Outlaw, Edward’s Outlaw, Outlaw Justice - published by Littwitz Press, 2016-2020), The Power of Three (Spiteful Puppet, 2020) and The Meeting Place (Spiteful Puppet, 2019). She has also created several audio scripts for ITV’s popular 1980’s television show, Robin of Sherwood. (2017 – ongoing)

Jenny Kane is the writer in residence for Tiverton Costa in Devon. She co-runs the creative writing business, Imagine. Jenny teaches a wide range of creative writing workshops including her popular ‘Novel in a Year’ course. (

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1 Comment

Sep 15, 2023

Many thanks for inviting me over Lynne xx

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