USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Stephens
Susan Stephens' Monthly News
JANUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a year full of love, good health and happiness…from me, my muse Betty The dog, and my two adopted cats Mia and Kittensies.
Romance books have been my friend during this past couple of years, meaning I haven't missed going out. In fact, adding audio books to my reading pleasure has filled every spare second with wonderful stories from the fertile imagination of authors from across the world.
Revisiting FOREVER AMBER, Kathleen Winsor's epic romance, a book once banned in Ireland, has a been such a treat! Tame by today's standards, I can only imagine I would have been tarred and feathered for writing as I do today, honestly, bluntly, and straight from the heart!
Abandoned, pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, sixteen-year-old Amber uses her wits, beauty and courage to climb to the highest position a woman could reach in restoration England.
The Guardian critic said at the time, 'I was awed by Amber's courage, daring and strength…It may be time to recognise FOREVER AMBER as a classic, and to applaud Kathleen Winsor's special brand of genius.'
And who can ever forget the ground breaking Australian epic love story by Colleen McCullough, THE THORN BIRDS?
Lockdown has certainly yielded unexpected benefits for me!
In the arid 1920's Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful niece of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?
First published in 1977, the novel became an instant classic, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide and inspiring one of the most-watched television miniseries of all time.
If you like to mix up your reading pleasure, two more books I can thoroughly recommend are the thrillers, THE CATCH by T.M Logan, and NIGHT OVER WATER by KM Follett.
Leaving you with one of my favourite views in Yorkshire from the back of my house.
And from my family to yours, all the very best of everything for 2022. May this coming year be full of light, love and laughter, as well as an endless stream of excellent books.
- who couldn't resist a couple more pics!!