Sophie Series - The story behind the story of Sophie

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I’m so looking forward to Ottawa Book Expo. Even the most introverted of writers, like me, love to meet people and talk about books and writing. I recently published my eighth novel which will be featured at Expo. It is a spin off from The Sackville Hotel Trilogy. I like to weave my stories through continents, mainly North America and the U.K. with a hint of Europe. Then I discovered I was taking favourite characters and weaving their stories between books. Sophie Romano is a friend of Anna’s (the protagonist in The Blue Pendant), who leaves the Sackville Hotel to become a nurse in WW1. Sophie is the protagonist in Prelude to Sophie’s War the first in a new series. Sophie’s story begins in Italy in the novella Ruins in Silk, which was written as a prequel to The Blue Pendant and is the story of young Sophie’s privileged but ultimately tragic life prior to working at the Sackville Hotel. I’ll tell you a secret, Sophie is one of my favourite characters; she’s strong, maybe even hard headed, she struggles with a troubled past but has great empathy for her war wounded Patients both military and civilian. She is determined and courageous, just like Anna. I love writing about strong women whether its 1910 or 2019. To get this book https://books2read.com/u/mgG0M0

Synopsis - 1915, London cowers under bomb attacks from German Zeppelins. Innocent, terrified Londoners join shell-shocked, battle-weary soldiers at Bartley Hospital. Nurse Sophie Romano battles her own demons as she comforts others, risking her nursing career and losing the man she loves.