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The Interview: First off, Lynda, a huge welcome and congratulations on a truly enjoyable book (read the review here.) I have to tell you that from the very start I was sucked into Amy’s world. Can you tell us about Amy in your own words?
Thank you very much for inviting me onto your blog. I’m very happy to be here.
‘Every bride wants a perfect wedding and that includes Georgina Winters. Amy Perfect is the crème de la crème of wedding planners so who best to plan Georgina s wedding… except the man Georgina plans to marry is the same man who jilted Amy three years ago. Will her plan to give Georgina the most imperfect wedding backfire on her? Is this the chance for Amy to win back the love of her life, or will insufferable Ben Garret put a spanner in the works?’
How Amy overcomes the difficulties of overcoming a weight issue to seeing her ex love marry someone else makes for interesting and hilarious reading, I think. I wanted love to rule Amy’s head and her heart but to also show how integrity really mattered to her.
I always want to know did you know what would happen in the book from the start or did your characters take control and guide the story?
I only have a vague idea. My characters pretty much take over. Chardonnay, for example was only supposed to have a small part in the book and yet suddenly she came back into the novel at a time I wasn’t expecting her to.
Did you enjoy writing a wedding story? Did you need to do much research?
Yes I did enjoy writing a wedding story. But I also enjoyed writing ‘A Christmas Romance’ as I love Christmas too. I did so some research on best man speeches and that was fun to do.
How did you feel about the change in Amy?
Oh, it had to happen. But I’m not going to say too much else we’ll give the game away.
There were a lot of brilliant side characters, I loved Rosie and Georgina too! Can you tell me were there any in particular that grabbed you and wouldn’t let go?
Yes, Chardonnay was one. I found she kept hovering at the back of my mind, pushing for a bigger role. I also found Lucy grabbed me and she is rather overlooked I think but I did like her personality. The way she handled Amy I found very funny.
And lastly, have you any plans at the moment for your next book?
Yes, I am writing it at the moment. It is the second book in the Little Perran series and follows on from ‘A Christmas Romance’
Thanks so so much for being here, Lynda, it’s been a pleasure and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future and hopefully seeing you here again, in fact I have the review for ‘Rory’s Proposal’ for you all tomorrow which I look forward to sharing!
Thank you for having me on your blog. I have enjoyed it.