Countdown to Love by Patricia Fawcett
Publication date: 17 December 2014
Format: Amazon Kindle
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Amanda has been secretly in love with James for years. When his wife dies, she is supportive of him, but hopes that one day he might see her as something more than a friend.
In search of closure, James decides to revisit The New Grand Hotel in Devon where he and his late wife spent their honeymoon. When he invites Amanda along, she is hesitant at first, but goes anyway – and is determined to find out what James really thinks of her.
Amanda envisages James and herself spending an enjoyable week together. Instead, they become increasingly entangled in the lives of other hotel guests and staff who are all counting down to the hotel’s grand reopening. Will the unexpected events help James to move on and become romantically involved again – and if so, with whom?
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Patricia's thoughts on Countdown to Love
How would you describe this book?
It began as a love story but became a little more complex as I wrote it, dealing as it does with several relationships.
Where did the idea for this book come from?
Happy holidays in Devon with my family, staying at a hotel remarkably similar to The New Grand. The hotel in the book is a mixture of various hotels I have visited.
Did the story end up where you thought it would when you started writing?
More or less although I am always prepared for a surprise.
Which character in this book did you enjoy writing the most?
It is difficult to choose one. I particularly liked Toby the hotel owner and Mary the chambermaid. Quite often for me it is the minor characters who add colour and depth to the story.