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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Rescue by S L Rosewarne - GUEST POST

Hello again, friends!
Welcome back to another day here on my site. Today, we've set our sites on a title that's site to bring the smiles as well as the tears, and with a cover you can't look away from! I'm sold, now let's see about you. Ready or not, let's join Rachel's Random Resources in welcoming today's title in the spotlight...

The Rescue
S.L. Rosewarne

About the book...
When terrier Moll’s owner dies, she is determined to protect his widow, Suki. As Suki navigates grief, dating and men with baggage of their own, Moll tries to push her beloved owner to moving on with someone Moll has chosen, with a good sense of humour, a generous heart, and a steady supply of biscuits.

But Suki has a frustrating habit of doing things the way she wants, instead of Moll’s way. Until she meets Ted, who Moll adores almost as much as Suki. Ted, though, has demons of his own, so is he really the right choice for Suki?

With Moll getting older, and Suki still struggling, can this devoted up fulfil her promise to look after her owner, before her time runs out?

A quirky tale of second chances, told through the eyes of woman’s best friend.


~~~ GUEST POST ~~~
with Author S.L. Rosewarne

According to the dictionary, the verb ‘rescue’ means to free from confinement, danger, or evil.
But there are different types of rescuing…..

My rescue, Lainy, was found on the streets of Romania, then taken from a kill shelter and brought over to the UK. It’s ironic that the first home she had over here instilled such fear and damage that she learned that the best way to defend herself was to bite. So while she was rescued from confinement and some danger, she wasn’t rescued from evil. 

A few weeks ago my partner came back from walking his dog round the block, and reported that a couple were stranded nearby, with a burst tyre. It was Sunday evening, there were no shops or pubs nearby, so he asked if they could eat with us. We only had enough food for two, and hadn’t been shopping so the cupboards were a little bare, so we scratched around and took them a bag of snacks. 

When we delivered the food, they turned out to be an elderly American couple who’d travelled from Brighton to Poldhu (a good 6-7 hour drive) to see the Marconi visitor centre nearby, only to get there ten minutes after it shut. Driving round the corner, they hit a wall and burst the tyre. Their hire car hire had no spare, but having waited over an hour for the rescue vehicle, it arrived while we were there. However, the mechanic couldn’t fix the problem, and said they’d have to wait for another van to tow them back to Bristol. 

It was now after 8pm and as we walked back, I said to my partner, “They won’t get anything to eat tonight. Let’s see if we can make them a sandwich. I think there are enough eggs.”
Sure enough, we had four slices of bread and three eggs, so we made egg sarnies, and took them back. They were delighted with the food, but just in case the breakdown vehicle didn’t turn up, my partner gave them his number and offered them a bed for the night. 

We wondered how they got on, but didn’t hear anything from them for several weeks, then I received a message from them via my website - I had told them my name, and that I was an author. The wife wanted to order one of my books but because they’re in the US, they couldn’t pay via Paypal. But they’ll be able to order via Amazon when the book is available there.

The following week we had a long email from them. They’d written a fascinating account of their time over here, going on to London, all round the UK and Ireland, but the account of their “rescue” was in one of these emails going to all of their friends.

I love the idea that it’s the small ways in which we can rescue people that can have such far reaching consequences. Just think, we now have new friends in the US - and soon The Rescue will be winging its way over there, too! Who knows where it will end up?


About the author...

I live in Cornwall with my rescue dog Lainy (who features at the end of The Rescue) and is going on to have her own story in Lainy’s Tale, which I am writing now. I spend part of the week with my partner and his rescue dog, Twig, where we walk, cycle, swim and grow vegetables. When forced indoors he is addicted to shouting at politicians on the news, the perfect excuse for me to write.

When not writing or training Lainy, I sing with The Suitcase Singers, and also give talks to anyone who will pay to listen to me talking about my work. To my surprise, many have.

I am also a freelance journalist, researcher and author of five Cornish literary themed walking books - Discover Cornwall, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers, Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher, all published by Sigma Press and online in our 'Books' section of the website.


Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you, and to the author for the guest post to share! (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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