Welcome to Day 23 of #RomancingSeptember
Our guest today is Bethan Darwin and her book Two Times Twenty
Where is your home town?
My home town is Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valleys, Wales. I now live in Wenvoe a village in the Vale of Glamorgan, just outside Cardiff and close to Barry.
How long have you been writing romance?
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I had to google that to understand what the sub-genres were! I like Inspirational romance, novels with a love story but also other non-romantic relationship stories, ideally with historical, political or modern day context so you learn something as well.
Where is your book set?
I’ve called it Stonebridge but it is set in Cowbridge, a market town in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Tell us about Anna
Everyone knows someone like Anna – a single working Mum, struggling to make ends meet, trying to keep her children happy and consequently with not much time for herself but who still manages to be fun with the help of her friends and family.
Do Anna’s birthday party plans change?
The party itself doesn’t change that much although her highflying City lawyer friend does add some extra sparkle to it by being generous. It’s the people attending that make the plans change most.
Tell us about Mack?
Mack is a good-looking bloke who has always had his pick of women. Essentially he’s decent but a bit selfish and irresponsible.
What does Annie learn about herself from the whole party experience?
That girlfriends are as important in life as romantic relationships and that romance is never dead.
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
A book based partly in present day Penarth, a seaside Victorian town involving a couple of lawyers and their four children and an interweaving story about a young man from the Rhondda emigrating to Toronto in 1927, after the collapse of the General Strike.
Where can readers find out more about you?
My Amazon author page, my law firm’s website ThompsonDarwin.com and on Twitter @BethanDarwin
THICKER THAN WATER is the new novel from the author of Back Home and Two Times Twenty – a split time narrative set in contemporary Cardiff and 20th century Canada.
Gareth has a busy and fulfilling family life at home in Penarth and a challenging job as a lawyer in Cardiff Bay… Then a deal comes along which could be the biggest yet – the chance to act for a Canadian company wanting to begin production of their upmarket shirts in the Valleys. But closing the deal means working with the intriguing and forceful CEO Catherine Taylor – and reassessing how he lives his life and to what end… Decades before, the men of the Valleys crossed the Atlantic in the opposite direction to find work. One of these men was Gareth’s Uncle Idris and his story of love and loss stretches out across the decades to catch Gareth in its grasp just when he faces the most difficult decisions of his life.
Book Buying Links
Find out more about Bethan and her book from Stephanie in just a few hours here http://stephanie-hurt.com/