Today I’m welcoming Linda Charles to my blog – Linda is a fellow Hunter Romance Writer. Welcome to the blog, Linda.

Thanks for inviting me Kerrie. I love to read and this is a lovely blog because I’ve rediscovered some books I had forgotten about, namely, “Carve Her Name with Pride” which Tea Cooper mentioned. That story was a favourite of mine as a teenager and it left quite an impression. It raises a question I’ve often pondered. Would I answer the call of my country to do as Violette Szabo did and join something similar to the French Foreign legion and risk my life? That’s the brilliance of some books; they do make you stop and think.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I live in the lower Hunter Valley, at Congewai, and enjoy being surrounded by cows, horses and a variety of bird life. Even after ten years of living here, we still love it and never grow tired of staring out the window – the scenery is ever changing. I still work part of the week in Sydney (plenty of reading time on the train to work!). I always have a book within handy reach.

That’s sounds very idyllic! I have family out that way so I know how special it is. So, what was the last book you read?

Now that I have a kindle I find I’m racing through books. I’ve recently read:

Kindle: I read these in a week

Big Girls Do it Better by Jasinda Wilder

Falling into you by Jasinda Wilder – once you find a good author you stay with them. My first YA and I loved it.

Fatal Affair: Book One of the Fatal Series by Marie Force


A French Affair by Susan Lewis – just loved it

What are you currently reading?

I love reading a couple of books at a time. Currently, I’m part way through …

The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand – this was recommended by Eloisa James on her Barnes & Noble page a couple of months ago.

Bess of Hardwick by Mary S Lovell – I’d heard quite a lot about Bess and wanted to learn more about a woman who came from humble beginnings, became Queen Elizabeth I’s best friend, married four husbands and amassed a fortune – the homes she built are still in existence.

Jerusalem, The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore – I love Israel and the history behind this part of the world. This book is so much more than an archeological tour of the region.

Oh some fascinating sounding books there! So time to fess up – what’s on your TBR pile?


Lily’s Leap by Tea Cooper

Outback Fear by Suzanne Brandyn


Losing You
by Susan Lewis – I had to go back for more from this writer

Passionate Ink by Angela Knight

Blame It On Paris by Laura Florand

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel


Thanks for sharing with us today, Linda. You’ve given me quite a few good books to look out for! Good luck with your writing…