Friday, 19 December 2014

Advent Calendar - Day 19

Day 19 has a message from Harper Impulse author,  Zara Stoneley.

Christmas is…..

You know it’s the perfect Christmas when…
Santa fell down the stairs and dropped all the presents… but nobody woke up.
You’ve mucked out the horses, broken the ice on the troughs and been feeding them dates for an hour when you realise you meant to put the turkey in the oven first.
There’s a cat up the Christmas tree, where the angel used to be.
You realise that skewering the chestnuts was not inspirational but a recipe for disaster.
All that’s left of the mulled wine is mulled fruit.
You’ve managed to squeeze 14 people round a table that normally seats 8 and nobody minds.
All the sprouts have gone.
There’s a queue for the mistletoe.
Even the dog is quiet for the Queen’s speech.
The guests have gone and a good long walk, man, dog and me under a clear starlit night is a beautiful end to a busy day…

Here’s hoping you have a great Christmas, whatever you’re doing and whoever you’re with.

Zara x

Book blurb – Stable Mates


‘Fans of Fiona Walker will love this book’ – ThatThingSheReads

Welcome to tranquil Tippermere, an idyllic village nestled deep in the Cheshire countryside. Home to lords and ladies, horsemen and farmers, and plenty of secrets and scandals…

Leaving a scumbag ex behind her, Lottie Brinkley has hotfooted it out of Spain and back home to the country in serious need of some flirtatious fun to soothe her aching heart.

Luckily for her she’s spoilt for choice with not one but three eligible bachelors offering a steamy romp in the hay! But faced with the attentions of roguish eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O’Neal, and mysterious newcomer Tom Strachan, how can she possibly choose?

When billionaire landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, his WAGish wife Amanda threatens to sell the heart of the village and sets her sights on Tom! It seems things are heating up for little Tippermere… both in and out of the saddle.