It is my great pleasure today to welcome Lynn Forth to my blog. Lynn has written 2 of my favourite novels of 2018, and I’m hugely looking forward to her next book, particularly now I know one of my favourite characters from Love, Lies and Cafe au Lait will be coming back!
Over to you, Lynn…
Thank you for inviting me on to your blog, Jo. It’s great to be part of our wonderful supportive brotherhood and sisterhood of Crooked Cat authors.
I have thoroughly enjoyed contemplating the underlying themes of my books. Although my romantic comedies are full of witty dialogue and fun interactions between my characters, in fact each one has a serious undertone.
I suppose one theme throughout all my novels is my fondness for setting my heroines adrift in new, albeit always sunny, locations where they have to rely on their own resources. In discovering these new worlds, they also discover truths about themselves.
In my first book, Love in La La Land integrity was a big theme. My English writer, Jane, is thrilled to visit the glamorous film world of Hollywood and enjoys sparring with screenwriter, Jack. But in this City of Stars, will she come to earth with a bump? Or can she write her own happy ending? As she uncovers more about this sleazy world of glittering parties, hovering paparazzi, and powerful movie tycoons, she has to decide who can be trusted and who can’t. And is losing her integrity a price worth paying for fame and success?
In my latest novel, Loves, Lies and Café au Lait, there is a theme of identity and belonging. Annie from Accrington wants to escape, not only from the rain, but her ordinary life as well. She goes to the cosmopolitan city of Nice and tries to become a more interesting person and live the life of her dreams. But real life intrudes and she is met by intrigue and deception. She has to learn resilience and fortitude. And her friendship with the fabulous Reen helps her learn the true meaning of parental love and the importance of roots.
In the book I’m writing at the moment there is an underlying theme of abandonment and how this affects your self-belief and your feeling of being worthy of love. My heroine, Kate, goes to work on the sunny Costa del Sol where she meets Reen, the flamboyant character from my last book, who helps her heal her childhood wounds and believe in herself again.
Blurb for Love, Lies and Café au Lait
When Annie Roberts has the chance to escape rainy Accrington for the glamour of sunny Nice, it seems like a dream come true, even if it does involve dog-sitting a pampered pooch for the winter.
But, once in France, despite trying to adopt a classy persona, Annie attracts the attention of all the wrong people: from Jacques, an attractive waiter, to Reen, a perma-tanned expat from the Costa del Sol.
And just who is the charming Monsieur Xavier who is so keen to befriend her? Dare she enlist his help to solve the mystery left behind by her France-obsessed mother?
Can Annie find her way through all the lies, intrigue and deception or is she just too nice for Nice?
Lynn Forth went to live in Accrington when she was 11 and still has the accent to prove it.
She now lives in Worcestershire (where it doesn’t rain as much) with her family and a room with a view to write in.
With a lifelong fascination with words and people, she studied English and Psychology at University and, as a lecturer at the local College, she tried to impart this love of words and teaching to students of all ages.
An avid reader, she runs two book clubs and, as a bit of a movie buff, she loves the discussions at a local Film Club. Although not a big exercise fan, she enthusiastically enjoys the fun and music at her Zumba sessions and loves encouraging a riotous array of flowers in her garden.
She now writes romantic comedies full of sparky dialogue set in exotic foreign climes, which, of course, she has to visit for the sake of research.
Her debut novel, Love in La La Land and her latest book, Love, Lies and Café au Lait have both been published by Crooked Cat Publishers
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My books are available as both eBook and paperback from Amazon
Universal book buy link
Love in La La Land- myBook.to/LoveinLaLaLand1
Universal book buy link
Love, Lies and Café au Lait – mybook.to/LoveLiesandCafeauLait