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NEW BOOK - Dream Cottage: Four Seasons in Devon

December 14, 2018


So here it is – my new book about relocating to Devon (that's the southwest coast of England, for my American readers). Dream Cottage: Four Seasons in Devon is actually a series of four books, starting with Part One – Christmas.

It's a tragicomic tale of how I swapped croissants and French countryside for coastal living and cream teas – a story of a disastrous cottage renovation and my, frankly rather tragic, relationship with my late mother.

The first instalment, Christmas, is 28,000 words – approximately one-third of the length of one of my full-length books.

The second in the series, Dream Cottage: Part Two – Winter, will be released on 1 January 2019, with subsequent e-book releases in spring/summer and autumn 2019.

I decided to slow-release Dream Cottage in four parts as I love the idea of people reading it in synch with the Devon seasons – or in 'real time'.

The print version will not be released until 2020.

I've worked unbelievably hard on this project – much harder than my previous books – and I'm confident I could not have made it better than it currently is. It's also, for better or for worse, the most personal of all my books. So I very much hope you enjoy it.

Merry Christmas!

Karen (with WOOFs from Biff)
East Devon, 14 December 2018

comments (3)

1. Posted by Pierre L'Allier on December 15, 2018 4:12 PM

Congratulations. That cover looks lovely. I have only read Chapter one so far, and noted that there was no Biff in the train journey. I am glad to see he is still around.

2. Posted by Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) on December 17, 2018 12:15 AM

Congrats! Just downloaded for my Christmas holidays :)

3. Posted by Pierre L'Allier on January 3, 2019 12:02 AM

Hello again Karen. I have just reached the halfway point in book 2. I am loving it. Really looking forward to books 3 and 4. Best regards.

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