An Invincible Summer remains in top 100 list for holiday reads on Amazon for two months and other news

It seems absolutely incredible that An Invincible Summer has remained in the top 100 holiday reads on Amazon UK since it’s launch on 30 May 2015. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for downloading it – I so appreciate it!

An_Invincible_Summer_cover_LRGIf you have read it I’d really appreciate a review  – it doesn’t need to be long, just a few lines can help spread the word.

Also, if you’d like to read it I’m always happy to send out review copies of all my books. Get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

In other news, I’m busy writing up a storm and planning my own veggie garden. Like Ivy’s husband Stuart in my short novel The Postcard who trades city living for his own smallholding, I’ve always dreamt of growing my own. I’m obsessed with River Cottage … and would love a real kitchen garden someday complete with countryside views. For now I’ve only managed to grow my own spinach successfully.  See the pic … it happened!!

IMG_3566At first the spinach looked like grass and I thought somehow I’d magically transformed my seeds into the mundane, sort of the opposite of magic beans. My disappointment was palpable. Two weeks of lovingly watching the green shoots shoot up, only to find that they were turning into grass … but I kept watering, and hoping, and then two weeks ago little curls unfurled and I had spinach!

It’s the little things that bring joy isn’t it? I’m planning on growing lettuce, peas, tomatoes and strawberries … buoyed by my spinach success. It’s also inspired a new novel, set in the past and present at around the 1900s about a young botanist … will keep you updated on that as it happens.

And the progress of my kitchen garden, of course!



2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Hi Lily, I must apologize to you for not getting back with a review as a beta reader for An Invincible Summer…I got half way thru and was enjoying it very much…then life took over! I will get back to it very soon but in the meantime I must say it is a very pleasant, humorous, and reflective read. I would advise men to read it as it does provide some insight to the female mind…and we need all the help we can get!! I always wanted to do what she did…run away!!! Lol!

    Anyhow you mention a garden and there is nothing better for a feeling of peace. I have a blueberry farm and grow other things also but Its not easy for someone like you with very little space. You may want to consider a tower garden. You can google it and see what I mean. You could grow lots of veggies on your deck, living room, roof…whatever! Takes very little space. I plan on buying or making one for winter use.

    I am very, very happy your book is doing so well. You are an amazing writer!

    Take care,


    • No problem at all Jarry! I totally understand! Thanks so much for your kind words, it means so much! Love that commentary about providing insight on the female mind, grin! If you get a chance, perhaps you could pop that onto Amazon as a review- would really make my day! But anyway, wow a blueberry farm?!! That’s so amazing! Thanks for the tips! A tower garden sounds brilliant.

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