Welcome to Day 5 of the #RomancingSeptember Tour
Our guest today is Georgina Troy and her book A Jersey Dreamboat
Where is your home town?
I live in a place called St Ouens, it’s a parish on the north-west of the island of Jersey.
How long have you been writing romance?
About ten years, probably more. I was delighted to discover earlier this year that I was a Finalist in the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2015 with my first book in the Jersey Scene series, A Jersey Kiss.
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I love most romance, but especially chick lit.
Tell us about the Island of Jersey.
Jersey is the largest island in the Channel Islands, a group of islands that sit between England and France. We’re much closer to France though – only 15 miles of the French coast – and I can see the lights in France from my bedroom window at night. Most of the road signs are in French and there are many leafy lanes and a few hundred beaches and coves. The beaches are open with golden white sand on the south and east, and on the west and north of the island it’s a little more dramatic with cliffs towering over the sea. The island was occupied by the Nazis in WW2 and there are many bunkers and concrete towers. All along the five mile beach there’s part of the Atlantic Wall, which they built as a defence. It’s very pretty here and during the fifties and sixties Jersey was known as the Honeymoon Island.
Introduce us to the main characters.
The main characters are Izzy Le Lievre and her best friend and business partner, Jess Moon. They run an event planning company but their favourite part of their business is putting on vintage parties/weddings for the locals. Izzy’s mum is a Swedish sculptor and her brother is a local surfing champ. Izzy lives with Jess in a cottage that Jess inherited from her grandmother who brought her up. The cottage is nestled by the tiny harbour at Rozel, another beautiful part of the island.
What large event are the girls initially preparing for?
They’ve taken on a huge wedding party. The booking is for the three busiest weeks of the summer. It is for the spoilt daughter of one of the local dignitaries who wants them to set up and cater for the parties leading up to her wedding day and her wedding reception, all being held at the family manor house. The girls are hoping to make contacts for further bookings from the guests coming to the island for the grand occasion.
Where are the girls invited to go?
On a yacht cruising along the South of France with eight other people, including Ed, who they soon realize they know very little about.
Why do the girls have to cut and run from the boat trip?
Because they have the chance to cover their losses with a wedding party who desperately need to find a new location and someone to organize their reception when the one they’d planned goes terribly wrong.
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I’m working on the fourth book in the series, A Jersey Bombshell. It’s about Daisy, a girl who met and fell in love with someone who she has to leave behind due to family circumstances. Two years later she’s working at a beautiful Art Deco hotel in Jersey and he walks in… Each book in my Jersey Scene series is a stand-alone story, but characters from each story pop up in all the books.
Where can readers find out more about you?
On my blog, or you can follow me on Twitter @GeorginaTroy, or on Facebook.
Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/GeorginaTroyAuthor
Find out more about Georgina and her writing in a few hours from Stephanie’s post http://stephanie-hurt.com/