It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Mandy Magro to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a short form author interview series. To help celebrate the release of Home Sweet Home we sat down for a chat. Thanks Mandy!
What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat about your new book?
A vanilla latte, or a sneaky glass of Prosecco… thank you.
Can you give us an overview of your writing career to date?
I’ve been blessed to be doing what I love for the past 12 years, and have 17 published works. This will be my 18th. I have also just been contracted for 4 more books – 3 rural and 1 contemporary. Yay!
Can you tell us what inspired the creation of your new book, Home Sweet Home?
I really wanted to get to the heart of the saying, Home Sweet Home. I longed to give my heroine the chance to find her forever home.
What are the main themes of your new novel?
Courage, forgiveness, faith, hope, second chances.
Where did the inspiration for the characters of Sienna and Mason come from?
They evolved from the title of the book. I always pick a title, and then my storyline and characters unravel from there.
What made you decide to base your new novel in a Far North Queensland?
Because it’s my home sweet home.
What is one thing that you really hope readers will take away from the experience of reading Home Sweet Home?
A belief in there always being a way to let the past go, so you can live freely in the beauty of the present moment.
You have published a number of rural fiction novels. What attracts you to this particular genre?
I adore the strength and genuineness of country characters and the landscapes are always so thrilling to write about.
How has your writing evolved since your first published novel?
I’d like to think I’ve matured as a writer over the years, and that each book portrays this evolution in my craft.
When you are not writing, what do you enjoy doing?
Yoga, being near water, going to food markets, cooking and eating out. I love food!
What are you working on writing wise at present?
I’m writing the third book in the Rosalee Station series. This one is going to have a twist my readers never seen coming.
Thank you for the lovely tea break and chat Mandy. Congratulations on the release of your new book, Home Sweet Home.
Set in the heart of the Australian countryside comes a gorgeous romance about the power of fate from bestselling author Mandy Magro.
What happens when fate gets a little helping hand?
Sienna Lewis knows firsthand about being an Aussie battler, but she has her beautiful daughter, Zara, to keep fighting for. One day she dreams of giving Zara the life and big family she deserves. For now, Sienna can only focus on her work at the hospital. But when she connects with a new patient who has driven away nearly everyone in his life, she is astounded when he leaves her his sprawling Far-North Queensland property.
Mason King has worked tirelessly to follow in the footsteps of his beloved cattleman neighbour, Max, by raising ethically farmed cattle – despite the stream of disapproval from his old-fashioned father. Little does he know that Max, having seen sparks fly between Mason and Sienna, has set up his own plan to bring Sienna to town.
As new neighbours, Mason and Sienna discover they cherish similar things in life and are drawn to each other. Although, there’s a secret between them that could ruin everything… When all seems lost, will fate then have another twist in store for them?
Home Sweet Home by Mandy Magro was published on 28th October 2020 by Mira-AU. Details on how to purchase the book can be found here.
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