Tuesday, 24 January 2012

New book

 Hey, look at the pic my friend Julie just sent me!  

It's out stateside then!  And my copies haven't even made it across the Atlantic yet!  Well - just the one has, but that's been snapped up quick by my family!

Hope you like it Julie!  

She's read it actually.  I run all my manuscripts past Julie - not that you'd call her my severest critic; more my encourager cheering me on  :0)

This book has been dedicated to Julie and to Jehane, whose prayers and kindness make a life raft at times.  Thank you, ladies!


365 Day 24 (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see here)

Cripes.  A handbag.  Bought in a delusional attempt to be an elegant lady in a moment of eBay madness.  It sat underneath the clothes rail for a while then I hope made some other woman who browses in charity shops very happy.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the book! How wonderful to have friends that are honest with you and encourage you also :)

Like the handbag...but right now, mine are also being enjoyed by others :-)

m. http://amomentinmyday.wordpress.com

Ganeida said...

I'm so excited but I will wait till it's available out here as then it's supporting Oz business as well. I've put my mum onto it too. I think she'll love these books! ☺

Vicki said...

How exciting! Can't wait to read it. I've ordered from Amazon.com rather than the UK, as I waited a long time to receive 'the hardest thing to do' from Amazon uk, much simpler than I thought it would be - you can even pay in GBP!!

We visited Pluscarden Abbey,the other month - beautiful medieval abbey near Elgin, what a wonderful peaceful place, the whole time thinking about your books. We even got to speak to a brother while there.


Ember said...

Hi friends!

Yes indeed, Maria - without the honesty the encouragement would no be of such value.

OK Ganeida! I don't know when it comes out where you are - if it's going to be a long while I'll send you a copy when they show up here. x

Vicki - thanks for buying it, and you did right. The problem is not Amazon but our UK suppliers for the book; it is, to say the least, not high on their list of priorities! What surprises me about ordering from Amazon.com to the UK is how low the postage is. When I can I buy from UK suppliers to keep down the environmental cost of the transport mileage, but in this particular instance there doesn't seem a way round it. x

Ember said...

For some strange reason we cannot understand, Google blogger has gone to the Dark Side and is blocking all Julie's comments :0(

Julie wanted to say this:
"I'm so excited I bought two copies - one for myself and one as a gift. :) God bless you for all that you've poured into these books, Ember."

Thank you, honey - and thank you so much for all your help and encouragement. xx

keitha said...

Ahhh! I'm so excited. Will try to order it now. I'm stateside, in Colorado.


Ember said...

:0) Thank you Keitha! I do hope you enjoy the story x

AbiSomeone said...

I got my copy on Tuesday ... and just finished reading it the second time through today! I started reading it Tuesday afternoon ... and had to put it down so I could sleep -- at 1 am!!! Crying and laughing in turn, I can't wait for book 6 in July!

During the second reading I kept seeing and hearing -- in my mind's eye -- Alan Rickman as Father William. What a wonderful mini-series this series would make! And I saw/heard Emma Thompson as Madeleine. I'm still working out Abbott John...and the rest of your wonderful characters, my virtual companions :-)

Ember said...

Oh, you are such an encourager! Thank you, friend! x

AbiSomeone said...

:-) the thing is your characters have both depth and accessibility -- they are "real" even as they are fictional. This is why/how I can enjoy spending time with them again and again ... and seeing a bit deeper I my my wounded, purple heart as I peek into theirs.

Be blessed ... may God reward you, sister :-)

Ember said...


keitha said...

Just got the book this morning by post. Baked chocolate orange scones and put a pot of strong coffee on. Am devouring the book and have no plans to do anything else for the rest of today. Love it!

Ember said...

:0) So glad you are enjoying it, friend! x