I’m delighted to welcome Julie Shackman to my blog – the first time I’ve taken part in a cover reveal.
Julie is a feel-good romance author from Scotland, who is obsessed with stationery and handbags. She’s married with two sons and has a poodle cross Romanian rescue puppy called Cooper. A Secret Scottish Escape is her fifth book.
Julie trained as a journalist and studied Communication & Media. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves getting out for long walks, listening to music and watching romcoms. She’s clearly thrilled about her debut with One More Chapter:
"I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to be joining such a prestigious stable of writers at One More Chapter. I can't wait to have A Secret Scottish Escape out there and hope that readers find they are able to escape with the delicious, but moody Rafe!"
Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
As Scotland’s sleepiest hamlet becomes the centre of hot gossip, Layla Devlin finds herself caught in a mystery…
When Layla’s fiancée has an unexpected heart attack and dies – in another woman’s arms, no less – Layla is determined to pack up and leave Loch Harris, the village she’s always called home. But an unexpected inheritance and love for her quiet corner of Scotland send her down a new path.
Now Layla finds herself facing a whole new kind of drama. Rumours swirl that a celebrity has moved into Coorie Cottage and Layla is determined to have him headline her opening night at local music venue The Conch Club. But the reclusive star is equally determined to thwart Layla’s efforts. Rafe Buchanan is in hiding for a reason, and soon his past comes to Loch Harris to haunt him…