We have 2 winners! Congratulations, Margie and Leigh Ann, you are Trish’s giveaway recipients! Trish will be in touch with you regarding your prizes! Thanks for coming out to play with us!
What fun it is to introduce y’all to a new-to-me author! Today’s spotlight is on Trish Morey, a fellow Tule Publishing writer, whose newest book, The Perfectly Simple Complicated Life of Maggie Halloran, released on March 9. I’m so excited to have discovered Trish and this delightful rom-com. I can’t wait to dive into the rest of her books!
USA Today Bestselling Author, Trish Morey is four times nominated and two times winner of RWAustralia’s Romantic Book of the Year Award (the RuBY) and a 2012 RWA RITA nominee. With 40+ published titles to her credit, Trish’s books have sold in excess of eight million copies in more than 25 languages in 40 countries worldwide. A qualiﬁed Chartered Accountant by trade, Trish was employed as ﬁnancial manager at a major business school prior to her ﬁrst sale. Trish lives with her husband, four daughters, and assorted menagerie in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Trish’s latest women’s fiction, The Perfectly Simple Complicated Life of Maggie Halloran, is a fun romantic comedy set in St Ives, Cornwall.
Trish, take it away…
Why St Ives?
If you’ve seen the posts over on Tule Book Club, you’ll know the gobsmackingly gorgeous Cornish town of St Ives provides the setting for The Perfectly Simple Complicated Life of Maggie Halloran. Maggie lives there in a renovated fisherman’s cottage on Baiiley’s Lane in the Downalong (as in the down along the harbour) part of the town. But why St Ives? And what is this Aussie author doing setting a story in this far-flung part of the world?
Quite simply it’s because I love Cornwall. (There’s a family connection there, too, but that story will take waaaay too long to go into now!) I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to and explore Cornwall three times now (it should have been four, but I’ll just say 2020 and a certain virus intervened…) and it never gets old. It’s magical, mystical and more picturesque that any place has a right to be – if you’ve been there, you’ll know exactly what I mean. As for St Ives, if you’ve never been there, let me convince you that it was the perfect place for Maggie’s perfectly simple life to get suddenly complicated. Let me share with you a few things I love about St Ives.
The cod and chips! OMG, so good. The pieces of cod are so thick, the batter so crispy, the chips amazing. There are plenty of fish shops in St Ives, but I couldn’t resist a shot of the Albatross Fish & Chip shop. I love the ice cream cone sign hanging off the wall. (Just don’t try to eat your fish and chips outside without protection or the notorious gulls will dive over your shoulder and steal your lunch.)
The beaches. We don’t often think of beaches in the UK being any good and filled with stones (well, I’m an Aussie with the best beaches in the world, so how can I help but feel that?) but hey, in Cornwall the beaches are truly fantastic. Lots of white sand bays, loads of surf for the (brave, at least in my mind) surfers.
St Ives was the perfect setting for Maggie, and The Perfectly Simple Complicated Life of Maggie Halloran.
GIVEAWAY! Of course, it’s not the only amazing setting in the world. What setting is your favourite, or where would you like to see a book set? I have two $15 Amazon gift cards up for grabs, so I can’t wait to hear your suggestions! We’ll draw a winner on Friday morning.
Big thanks so much to Nan for hosting me!
The Perfectly Simple Complicated Life of Maggie Halloran
For recently retired Maggie Halloran, life in her renovated two-bedroom St. Ives fisherman’s cottage is picture perfect. With her daughter in London and her mother in Penzance, Maggie is free to enjoy the odd sleepover with her boyfriend, Nigel, visit galleries, or do her beloved sudoku.
When Maggie’s reserved mother falls giddily in love, Maggie takes it in stride. At the wedding, Maggie’s daughter, Alice, announces she’s pregnant and needs somewhere to live. Oh, and she has a new puppy, too…
Alice and Maggie have never been close, and Nigel’s allergic to dogs, but blood is thicker than your average Saturday night sleepover. Suddenly Maggie’s humoring her demanding daughter, fielding visits from her nostalgic ex-husband, and accommodating Alice’s baby daddy. And then Maggie’s mother arrives on the doorstep in tears, suitcase in hand, because she’s left her new husband. The only one keeping Maggie sane is Mitch, the builder converting the loft into another bedroom.
Maggie’s three-level terrace is now home to three generations—soon to be four—and her perfectly quiet, drama-free life is gone. The question is…does she want it back?