We’re delighted to welcome Teresa F Morgan onto the blog today, to talk about her latest novel Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage. Over to you, Teresa …
Thank you so much for inviting me on your blog today, and letting me talk about how Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage all started.
I was walking home one day, probably from dropping the boys off at school, when this scene just popped into my head. I envisaged a hysterical woman being thrown over a man’s shoulder into a fireman’s carry to calm her down or shut her up. (I have been put into a fireman’s carry, but that’s another story).
So then, I had to think about why she’d be hysterical, and why would a firefighter be there, or was it something he used to do…
I didn’t want Harry to be a firefighter, as had already pictured him as a landscape gardener, taking his shirt off frequently. But I liked the idea of him used to being one, troubled with PTSD he’d had to go into something less stressful.
I wanted Harry to be a reluctant hero, but his firefighter quality wouldn’t let that happen, and to be honest, when I came back to edit Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage, I loved Harry, so I hope you do, too.
In the past, I’ve been asked if my books are a series and I’ve answered that they are stand alone novels. However, while writing Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage I found a way to link them. I’ve featured the same areas, hence putting them into the same ‘universe’. This idea was inspired by Sue Moorcroft, one of my favourite authors, who writes most of her novels in her made up area of Middledip.
Knowing this novel needed to be based in Cornwall, I decided to revisit Tinners Bay which I created for Plus One is a Lucky Number. Tinners Bay is based on the seaside town I holidayed frequently at; Polzeath. It enabled me to revisit old characters too, from Plus One is a Lucky Number, but I’ll let you work out who they are.
Enjoy the romance.
Meet Me at Wisteria Cottage
After her house is set on fire and her love life is left in tatters, Maddy Hart can’t believe her luck when a friend offers her the temporary haven of Wisteria Cottage. Overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Cornish coast, the fresh air feels like a fresh start for her and her broken heart.
Peeking out of the cosy cottage windows, Maddy’s surprised to see her gorgeous but insufferable neighbour Harry Tudor has been employed to landscape the garden. But as the wisteria winding its way around the cottage begins to bloom, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom…
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7 thoughts on “Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage, Teresa Morgan’s New Novel”
Thanks so much for having me today!
Reblogged this on Fay Keenan and commented:
Fab interview with the lovely Teresa F Morgan about the genesis of ‘Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage’. 🙂
Thanks for reblogging, Fay!
I really like it when books are set in the same setting. This one sounds like fun!
Hi, Rhoda! Sorry it’s taken me a while to reply. Yes, I have taken a leaf out of Sue Moorcroft’s book, but also, I’ve got this fictional seaside town, so I thought I should make the most of it. 😀 It was great to revisit it and develop it further.
Hi Teresa my daughter Hannah had bought me the book for my birthday. It’s an amazing read it’s takes you somewhere else a warm and heart felt read. So glad Harry and maddy bought the cottage. A beautiful ending so romantic . A big Thankyou I couldn’t put it down x
Ah, thank you, Caroline. That’s so lovely to hear. A boost in my writing doubts, I tell you! If you have the time, please could you leave a review on Amazon. Just what you wrote above is enough. (Although maybe not about the cottage bit – spoilers!). Off to work on the next one…