I’m delighted to welcome popular author Lisa Hill onto my blog today to interview Lottie Hardwicke, the character from her latest romance noverl, Heart in the Right Place. First, let’s take a look at the cover and blurb to find out a little about the book.
Lottie Hardwicke is Yorkshire’s answer to Kirstie Allsopp, but ten years spent raising her three children with husband, Drew, has relegated her to Saturday Girl status at the family estate agents. This is Lottie’s year; she’s turning over a new leaf and is going to make her time in property less of a borderline obsession and more of an actual career. Only, she hasn’t bet on her interfering in-laws returning to scupper her plans or her teenage crush, celebrity Tom Thorpe, arriving in the village and offering her the opportunity of a lifetime, which could compromise everything…
Can Lottie have it all? Can she be a hands-on mum and get her career back, without wrecking her marriage in the process?
Want to find out what happens to Lottie? You can buy ‘Heart in the Right Plac’ here: https://goo.gl/e54oeH
Now let’s find out a little more about Lottie. First, can you give us a bit of info about yourself, Lottie?
Sure, here’s a few facts to being with. 🙂
Name: Lottie Hardwicke
Resides: Clunderton, near Harrogate, Yorkshire
Marital Status: Married-ish
Children: Three; Ant (10), Cam (8), Eve (5).
That’s great, and what’s your occupation?
Winging it. No, seriously, it’s a constant juggle between being a mum, wife, daughter (to my widowed father, Jack) and keeping my career afloat. Currently reduced to Saturday Girl status at the estate agents my odious father-in-law, Edward, owns, but really want to break out and go it alone. Perhaps a Relocation Agent? I’ve always fancied being the Kirstie Allsopp equivalent of Yorkshire…
What would you say your best quality is?
I do quite like to help others. I guess that’s why I’m an estate agent really; I love to find the right person the right home.
And your worst quality?
Well, it’s kind of the same really, when people don’t see my offer of help for what it is and consider it interfering. Take my friend, Jude; she’s single and really could do with a knight in shining armour to come along and sweep her off her feet, but every time I set her up with someone and it goes wrong, it’s my fault for interfering!
Hmm, I can sort of see what she means! Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time, Lottie?
Me and Drew, that’s my husband, still living in Clunderton, the kids almost off our hands, Dad still living next door and popping round for his supper every evening and, hopefully, Edward might have retired and allowed us to get on with running the business!
Aw, that sounds very cosy.
Lisa grew up in the village of Bussage, near Stroud, in the Cotswolds until she returned to Cheltenham as a teenager. She is married to her very own hero, Matt, and has three sons, Hamish, Archie and Laurence. Her first encounter of a romance author was chats over the garden wall between her father, Godfrey, and Mrs Cooper from the neighbouring village of Bisley. It came as quite a surprise in later life to find that Mrs Cooper was in fact Jilly Cooper! Lisa’s writing inspiration now comes from other Cotswolds authors including Jill Mansell and Katie Fforde.
Lisa writes contemporary romance with a light-hearted tone. What interests her most is people, their interactions, emotions and relationships. It’s probably why her career to date has been based in property; she confesses she is ‘naturally curious’. Lisa is a graduate of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme and attributes this supportive and informative scheme to finally achieving publication in 2017 with her debut novel, Meet Me at Number Five.
Find Lisa Hill at Amazon: https://goo.gl/1h7S43
Thanks for dropping by to tell us about your new book, Lisa. Lots of luck with it.
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