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Miranda Dickinson Reveals New Book – Christmas In St Ives

Christmas In St IvesMiranda Dickinson has revealed exciting news about her new Christmas novella called ‘Christmas In St Ives’

What the back cover says

Heartbroken Cerrie Austin is doing her best to hold it together in the run up to Christmas. Not easy when her cheating ex works in the same school and everyone’s eyes are on her. The last thing she needs is a new teacher meddling in her beloved nativity play, even if he is charming, handsome and a talented musician. The Christmas performance is her pride and joy, and she won’t be undermined.

Seren McArthur has recently returned to her Cornish hometown and is enjoying being close to her family and her oldest friends again. St Ives is at its most magical at Christmas, with fairy lights and tinsel in every shop window, tempting locals and holidaymakers alike as they pick up gifts. But an exciting opportunity is just around the corner: will she stay or will she go?

Meanwhile, the St Ives Christmas celebrations are in crisis: plans for a giant lantern parade through the starlit streets have ground to a halt. As the snow starts to fall, can Cerrie, Seren and their friends Kieran and Aggie rally around in time to save the big day?

‘Christmas in St Ives’ is a charming novella that introduces you to the characters from Miranda Dickinson’s upcoming novel, ‘Somewhere Beyond the Sea’.

You can pre-order Christmas in St Ives from Amazon and is available to buy from 19th October 2017.

Book Tour – Searching For A Silver Lining By Miranda Dickinson

'Searching For A Silver LiningToday’s book tour features Miranda Dickinson’s sparkly new book, ’Searching For A Silver Lining’ and today Miranda introduces us to the cast of the novel.

Meet The Cast – #7: Kelvin and Pru

As Mattie Bell and the inimitable Reenie Bell embark on their road trip to reunite former 1950s singing stars The Silver Five, they meet a young couple on the journey with a story to tell…

I loved the idea of writing a multi-generational road trip and Kelvin McNeil and Pru Chapman were the youngest members of the crew from the very first draft of the book. But during the writing of ‘Searching For A Silver Lining’ their stories changed quite significantly. In the finished book I think their story, while different from what I’d originally envisaged, is really lovely. Kelvin has been in love with feisty, independent Pru for years but has never revealed his true feelings. Pru, after escaping from a troubled home life, finds herself in trouble and calls on her best friend for help – only for the pair to be stranded while hitchhiking home. Reenie, Mattie and Gil meet them during a break in their journey and Reenie insists they join the road trip…

If ‘Searching For A Silver Lining’ becomes a film (hello, lovely film directors!), my dream casting would be Allen Leech (best known as Tom Branson in ‘Downton Abbey’) as Kelvin McNeil and Nell Hudson (who plays Laoghaire MacKenzie in ‘Outlander’) as Pru Chapman. I think they would really bring Kelvin and Pru to life!

You can buy Searching for a Silver Lining from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Miranda Dickinson Reveals New Book – Searching For A Silver Lining

'Searching For A Silver LiningBestselling ‘Sunday Times’ author, Miranda Dickinson has revealed the cover to her second book with Pan MacMillan called ‘Searching For A Silver Lining’.

The story of ‘Searching For A Silver’ is –

It began with a promise…

Matilda Bell is left heartbroken when she falls out with her beloved grandfather just before he dies. Haunted by regret, she makes a promise that will soon change everything…

When spirited former singing star Reenie Silver enters her life, Mattie seizes the opportunity to make amends. Together, Mattie and Reenie embark on an incredible journey that will find lost friends, uncover secrets from the glamorous 1950s and put right a sixty-year wrong.

Touchingly funny, warm and life-affirming, this is a sparkling story of second chances. ‘Searching for a Silver Lining’ will take you on a trip you’ll never forget.

You can pre-order Searching for a Silver Lining from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 20th October 2016.

A Parcel For Anna Browne By Miranda Dickinson

A Parcel For Anna Browne‘A Parcel For Anna Browne’ is Miranda Dickinson’s new novel.

Anna Browne is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Her day job as a receptionist in bustling London isn’t exactly her dream, yet she has everything she wants. But someone thinks Anna Browne deserves more. When a parcel addressed to Anna Browne arrives, she has no idea who has sent it. Inside she finds a beautiful gift – one that is designed to be seen. And so begins a series of incredible deliveries, each one bringing Anna further out of the shadows and encouraging her to become the woman she was destined to be. As Anna grows in confidence, others begin to notice her – and her life starts to change. But who is sending the mysterious gifts, and why?

I started ‘A Parcel For Anna Browne’ the other night and the book has completely gripped me, even when I couldn’t sleep, I found myself propped up against the pillows reading into the small hours.

The story is about Anna Browne, a quiet, wallflower who starts receiving mysterious presents from an unknown sender and with each gift brings a new memory for the young woman plus a burst in her confidence. Working as a receptionist in a newspaper, she finds herself in the spotlight as people want to know all about her gift sender but Anna likes the mystery of the presents and refuses to think that there could be something malicious in the gifts.

The story is primarily seen through the eyes of Anna, an absolute sweetheart of a lead. She’s a quiet and kind girl with a huge heart who looks out for others, caring for elderly neighbours and those less fortunate than herself. Having escaped to London after a turbulent childhood, she prefers to leave her past behind but regularly thinks of the family who were there for her and with each new gift that is delivered, it stirs a new emotion or memory within her. Around her, there is also a great cast of characters who make for entertaining reading as they all try to solve the mystery of Anna’s presents.

As the story progresses, we join Anna on a path of discovery, as she realises things about herself and her life and she blossoms in confidence and comes out of her shell, this is an enlightening journey which makes for inspirational reading.

Written in Miranda’s fresh and witty style and filled with her trademark combination of magic and intrigue, ‘A Parcel For Anna Browne’ is a beautifully charming and sweet story that I found impossible to put down and is a wonderful start to her new relationship with her new publisher, Pan MacMillan, an absolutely captivating read.

You can buy A Parcel for Anna Browne from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Miranda Dickinson Reveals New Book – A Parcel For Anna Browne

A Parcel For Anna BrowneMiranda Dickinson has revealed the cover to her first novel published by Pan MacMillan called ‘A Parcel For Anna Browne’ and it’s a mighty striking cover.

The story of ‘A Parcel For Anna Browne’ is –

Anna Browne is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Her day job as a receptionist in bustling London isn’t exactly her dream, yet she has everything she wants. But someone thinks Anna Browne deserves more . . .

When a parcel addressed to Anna Browne arrives, she has no idea who has sent it. Inside she finds a beautiful gift – one that is designed to be seen. And so begins a series of incredible deliveries, each one bringing Anna further out of the shadows and encouraging her to become the woman she was destined to be. As Anna grows in confidence, others begin to notice her – and her life starts to change.

But who is sending the mysterious gifts, and why?

Sounds like a lovely enchanting story and one I look forward to getting stuck in!

You can pre-order A Parcel for Anna Browne from Amazon