Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Aloha to Ruth Saberton and THE ISLAND LEGACY


I have shared my guilty pleasures of watching BBC dramas broadcast on PBS in the UK, including THE CORONER set in Devon and Cornwall (link).  It is then fate that I recently discovered British author Ruth Saberton who happens to live in and write about Cornwall.  From her website,

Although I was born in London I’m now lucky enough to live in Cornwall. It’s a beautiful part of the world and a constant source of inspiration for my writing. The weather is ever changing and it’s the perfect setting for novels.

I have been lucky enough to write for Little Black Dress, Avon, Pan Macmillan and Orion and Harper Collins. I am also published by the brilliant Notting Hill Press. In 2011 I was a runner up in the Romantic Novelists Association’s “Romantic Comedy Novel” of the year award. That was such an exciting experience! I now write full time and I love every minute. This is the most exciting time ever to be an author.

When I’m not writing for I like to ride my horses, meet my friends for a walk or spend time hanging out with my partner. We also have lots of lovely restaurants here in Polperro so I am never short of a place to meet someone for a drink or a meal. I also love to talk to my readers so pop over to my Facebook author page or my Twitter @ruthsaberton or email me at admin@ruthsaberton.com.

Check out these articles about Ruth Saberton in the Daily Mail (link) and Cornwall Live (link).

An image posted by the author.

I am looking forward to reading Ruth's latest novel, THE ISLAND LEGACY:

When Ness Penwellyn unexpectedly inherits a Cornish island she soon meets property developer, Max Reynard. Wealthy and wickedly handsome, Max is accustomed to getting his own way but Ness is unimpressed. Max’s assumption she’ll sell her inheritance to him makes Ness determined to go it alone – even while her bitter relatives plot revenge and circumstances spiral out of control.

Max Reynard is a rich and powerful playboy. Used to having his own way, in business and in love, he’s shocked to meet a woman able to resist his money and good looks. And when he realises he wants Ness more than he wants her property, Max knows he’s in big trouble.

Before long Ness and Max are locked in a battle of wills. And when love’s involved, the rules of engagement are soon broken …

St. Michael's Mount off the Cornish Coast (link)

I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about an island - do you have a favorite?  Of course, the Hawaiian islands are my favorite ... but I also enjoyed Mont St. Michel - the equivalent of St. Michael's Mount in France. Both are tidal islands - low tide reveals the causeway for tourists to visit them.  

2. Comments are open through Sunday, February 19, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Monday, February 20.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Mont St Michel in Normandy
Public Domain (link)


  1. Loved the Hawaiian Islands, especially Kauai, but Isle of Palms SC is a lot closer!

  2. Like Hawaiian island . But I did
    Love Malibu beach

  3. Tidal islands always seem so fairy tale to me.

    The islands in the Whitsundays, Far North QLD, are beautiful.

  4. There have been a couple of islands I enjoyed growing up. Lake Champlain between NY and VT has Valcour Island. You get there by boat. It is close enough to canoe out to, but you need to watch the weather carefully. There is a lovely sandy beach on one side, a closed lighthouse on one end and it is covered by trees. The other is a small island in Fern Lake, a small mountain lake in the Adirondack Mountains of NY. It was out from our camp, an easy row or paddle. The island is just big enough for a small camp. Was a fun trip we could make in summer and over the ice in the winter.

  5. No favorite really. I do live on Long Island area of NY so I guess it is my favorite.

  6. I have to go with Hawaii too - what's not to love!!!

  7. I sis really enjoy Hawaii as well. I also enjoyed the Maltese Islands. there is one called Gozo that is beautiful.

  8. I have always wanted to visit Mont St. Michel!

  9. I love islands. The Hawaiian Islands are great. So are the ones in Tahiti. Love Bora Bora!

  10. No question - favorite island is Ireland! :D

  11. No favorite island, but a huge list of ones I'd love to visit!

  12. Well done Ruth! Miss you guys down here on Grand Cayman!

  13. Went to Hawaii on our honeymoon, so any of the Hawaiian island is my pick.