This is a picture of me writing in one of my favourite places, the Winston Churchill Memorial Park in St Brelades Bay where I live in Jersey. The park has several tiers with a magnificent waterfall, fountain, flower borders, and incredible views through the huge pine trees across St Brelades Bay.
If you don’t wish to sit on one of the benches, there’s the lawn, overgrown patches of wild grasses, old tree stumps where trees have come down, leaving comfortable seats. Despite it being a favourite place for people to walk, or sunbathe, there’s always a quiet spot with an incredible view where I can sit and lose myself in my work in progress, or gaze out across the beach if I need inspiration. A pretty beach with cafes and restaurants is just below the park, and occasionally I’ll arrange to meet friends for coffee after a few hours writing, or go there to enjoy an ice cream, lunch, or simply for a quick dip in the sea – this usually means going no deeper than my knees, because the sea is usually far too cold for me to actually swim in it.
I’m lucky that I live in such a beautiful island, it’s a never ending source of inspiration for my romances and there are so many gorgeous places to set scenes. Jersey might be small – only 9 x 5 miles in size – but there are many hidden coves, beautiful cliff paths for walks and endless reminders of the history that has played out here over the centuries - perfect inspiration for writing. I suppose my writing space is where ever I choose on a particular day.
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When shoe designer Paige Bingham is jilted she decides to enjoy her honeymoon-for-one in Sorrento. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a mysterious entrepreneur, Sebastian Fielding, when she gets to Italy. He helps ease the sting of rejection as he introduces her to the beautiful sites he knows and loves.
Unfortunately, not long after Paige returns to her small island home off the coast of France, she discovers that not only is this charismatic man’s company taking over the struggling store where her business is based, but that her concession is probably surplus to his requirements.
How can Paige stop her fledgling shoe design business from going under? And what can she do to fight the gossip now that the paparazzi have published their untruths about ‘A Jersey Affair’?
Georgina Troy lives in Jersey near the sea – well, most people do in an island only 9 miles x 5 miles in size. She’s always wanted to write and being an impossible romantic is always falling in love with heroes both real (hopefully), in fiction (definitely) and those of her own creation (absolutely).
A Jersey Affair is the second in a series of stand-alone romances based in Jersey, which Georgina hopes you’ll read, enjoy and maybe tell your friends about. The first book, A Jersey Kiss is out now.