The Stepsister written and self-published by Jenny O’Brien is available NOW in ebook format.
To buy link: https://amzn.to/2ORoNZn
When a stranger leaves step-sisters, Victoria and Ness, a half-share in a house in Holland, they think it must be a mistake.
But there’s no mistake when Ness goes missing.
Desperate for the truth, Victoria heads to Holland to find out what happened to her. Has she, as her texts show, embarked on a whirlwind romance? Has someone abducted her or even worse?
But there’s someone watching, and that person wants her dead.
Can Victoria find out the truth before it’s too late?
I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Jenny O’Brien’s latest novel: The Stepsister. I have the pleasure of a guest post from the author Jenny O’Brien on my blog today:
The Handbag’s Tale
First, thank you for inviting me to participate on your blog, I’m delighted to be here.
Like most women I rely on my handbag to get through me the day. But bags for me are not just functional things of beauty. For me they hold memories alongside my wallet and phone.
I can’t remember the last time I had to buy a bag because it’s something my children and husband usually purchase as gifts. They’re not Chanel or Gucci but, to me they’re priceless.
My first Owl Bag, yes there have been more than one, was bought on a family holiday to Lanzarote a few years ago. I still have it but more for sentimental reasons than anything. This one is a recent addition. Bought this year in Biarritz it still has that gritty feeling from too many days baking on the hot sand—but not only that. It holds my life in its cavernous folds.
Apart from the essentials of phone, keys and wallet I always carry round both a notebook and a Kindle. I’m one of those people that’s unable to sit still so, when I have five minutes I’m either reading or writing. I also carry round a little owl make-up bag, even though I rarely wear the stuff. Instead of lipstick and the like it hides a strip of paracetamol, a couple of plasters and, unusually a needle and thread. I don’t have to use it often. In fact, the last time was a few years back at a friend’s wedding. I found myself dragged from the church to perform emergency surgery on one of the bridesmaid’s dresses that had ripped at the seam. They all know my reputation for always being prepared.
I always have a pair of surgical gloves lurking. As, a nurse I’m required to stop and offer my help in the event of an accident. So, gloves for me are a necessity. The last time I had to wear them was when I was attending to a girl in the south of France who’d split her leg on some rocks. Trying to explain to an hysterical teenager that she needed to go to hospital to get her leg stitched, when languages aren’t really your thing, is not something I’d wish on anybody.
Finally, there’s always a pack of cards, usually out of their packet and scattered to all four corners. With three teenagers we are, like the rest of the world, battling the perennial demon of technology usage. Funnily enough I seem to have given birth to a pack of card sharks. We can often be found in the middle of a game of Gin Rummy. You’ll be pleased to note I have no idea how to play poker.
Thank you so much Jenny, a great post and I hate to admit what I have in my bag!
About the Author
Jenny O’Brien was born in Ireland and, after a brief sojourn in Wales, now resides in Guernsey.
She’s an avid reader and book reviewer for NetGalley in addition to being a RoNA judge.
She writes for both children and adults with a new book coming out every six months or so. She’s also an avid collector of cats, broken laptops, dust and happy endings – two of which you’ll always find in her books.
In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off.
Readers can find out more about Jenny from her blog: https://jennyobrienwriter.wordpress.com
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