My Friday Read this week is the charming romantic comedy A Little in Love by Florence Keeling. Let’s find out a bit more about the book, and Florence, the author.
The little village of Weddington is fast becoming THE place to get married. With its stately home, castle and two churches it has something for everyone, and now, famous after appearing in huge romcom movie hit A Little In Love, it’s hosting a monthly wedding fayre…
Rose Pedal is the proud owner of Pedals & Prosecco, a brand new business serving ice-cold fizz from a vintage bicycle, and she’s excited to be attending her first wedding fayre. But, on the way to Weddington Hall she’s involved in a near miss crash involving dashingly handsome James from Blume’s Florist.
Arriving at the beautiful stately home drenched and disheveled, Rose is horrified to find James is not only not sorry for nearly knocking her off her bike, but he’s gatecrashing her allocated spot on the lawn. His arrogance gets her back up and it’s definitely a case of hate at first sight. But as the wedding fayre season continues, James gently wins Rose over, and their relationship starts to bloom.
Can being just ‘a little in love’ help Rose and James find their own happy-ending…
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I love the sound of your book, Florence. Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I have always wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. My teenage years were spent writing poems and short stories with my best friends, they usually involved meeting our pop idols, like Take That, so even back then I was all about the romance.
Has any author inspired you?
As a young child, my dad read the Mr Men books to me along with Topsy and Tim. But the first book I can remember falling in love with was The Worst Witch, I longed to attend Cackle’s Academy and have my own cat, although Miss Hardbroom did scare me a little.
What do you like most about writing?
The best thing about writing is creating stories and characters that I want people to fall in love with, that will take them away from their daily life for just a few hours. I don’t have a special place for writing but one day I hope to have an office in the garden.
That sounds lovely.😊 Are you a pantser or a plotter?
I am a complete pantser. I’ll maybe start with a title or a very rough idea and then just sit and write. The story evolves and develops as I write and the plot will show itself at random times, like when I was washing up the other day and the ending I had originally planned for my WIP was changed a little.
What are you writing at the moment?
I am currently writing about a small village called Little Eaves where my main character has had to return after a marriage break up and starts working in the new bookshop run by her first love. I’ve been dying to write a bookshop story and have had many ideas but this one just fell into place at the right time.
What time of the day do you write best?
I write best in the morning with a quiet house but am trying to teach myself to write at all times and have given myself a challenge this year to write every day no matter how little.
What advice would you give to other writers?
The best advice I can give other writers is not to give up and not to beat yourself up either. Never compare your writing or your writing journey to anyone else. Do your best in everything and then you can always say that at least you tried.
That’s fabulous advice. Thank you for dropping by to talk to us today, Florence. I hope your book flies!
I was born in Coventry but now live in Nuneaton. I married the love of my life over 20 years ago and we have two almost grown up children. We share our lives with two mad dogs as well.
Writing is a great passion of mine, that one day I hope to be able to turn into a career but until that day comes, I will continue working in accounts and payroll.
I also write for children as Lily Mae Walters.
A Little in Love is my first novel to be published with Simon and Schuster and I’m so excited for everyone to meet The Weddington gang.
Social Media Links
Twitter @KeelingFlorence @LilyMaeWalters1
Karen King – Writing about the light and dark of relationships.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karen-King/e/B0034P6W7I