A house is a home when…
What does a house or a home mean to characters in a book? With the upcoming release of my fourth book in the Swallow’s Fall series, The Turnaround Treasure Shop, I decided to go outside my four walls and ask my neighbours - authors of contemporary and historical fiction.
Over 12 days special guest authors talk us through A house is a home when…
It's Friday 22nd May and it's release day for The Turnaround Treasure Shop, by me.
So I thought I'd let you know what a house or a home means
to Lily Johnson, my heroine.
(And there’s a giveaway too.)
Character bio: long divorced, working two jobs, and struggling to bring up two teenage children Lily is also attempting to fulfil her own dream.
The House: the old house Lily grew up in, a twenty-minute walk from town. Weatherboard, tin roof. The property was once a successful piggery but is now rather dilapidated. A well-worn track leads up a hillside and serves as the driveway. The house is surrounded by fields which Lily thinks of as her never-ending garden.
What makes a house a home for Lily?
To Lily, a house is home when it holds her children, her treasures, her yoga mat, music, and her workshop in the living room where she turns unwanted country wares into shabby chic curios. She doesn’t mind the bad plumbing or the creaky floorboards. This is the house that holds her history, and it’s the house where she makes her plans for the future. One day, she’ll open the empty corner shop on Main Street and run it as Turnaround Treasures: second-chance love. One day.
An excerpt from The Turnaround Treasure Shop by Jennie Jones:
Lily stood back and admired her perfectly distressed work then checked her watch. Five thirty. Time to get dinner on the go. Sunday night; pizza night. Lily made the dough and the kids chopped up the toppings, according to wants, needs and what was available in the pantry.
The back cover blurb for The Turnaround Treasure Shop by Jennie Jones
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And pop back tomorrow to see the next of my special guest authors (a multi-award winning author, and a fan-girl moment for me) and discover what a house or home means to a man who’s restoring his grandmother’s homestead and who has little idea that he's about to uncover big family secrets.
After you’ve left a comment, why not scroll down or click the links and visit previous days and maybe win a book:
Monday 18th: USA & Australia bestselling author Anne Gracie with The Spring Bride
Tuesday 19th: Award winning author Fiona Lowe with Truly Madly Montana
Wednesday 20th: Historical fiction author Eliza Redgold with Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva
Thursday 21st Much love international bestseller Rachael Johns and The Road to Hope
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones