Monday, December 03, 2007



5th December

Okay, I’ve dropped His Excellency at the fabulous Bella Lucia restaurant in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, driven his aide back to the hotel (that man really hates me!) and because I don’t want to think about the beautiful princess who was at the reception, I’ve dropped in here where the nice people are.

And what a bunch of old romantics you are! Amongst the Vigos and Georges and Hughs, a cat, three dogs and someone's mum, the guy that came out on top in the desert island question was -- your own fella. Obviously there was no right answer to this one, so everyone went into the hat (a big wide-brimmed Peruvian job this time -- it's getting colder) and Patricia Woodside’s email was the first out for the copy of ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS. It’s on it’s way to Florida right now, Patricia. Happy Christmas!

Behind the door today is one of those books that Liz clutched to her heart when she took it out of the box. Well, it is a very pretty cover, but there’s a little more to it than that, apparently. THE BEST MAN & THE BRIDESMAID was published in 2000 and, in July 2001 Liz was woken up at some unbelievable hour by her editor calling from New Orleans to tell her that it had won the Romance Writers of America RITA® for Best Traditional Romance. That's it up there.

Actually, she’s got two of these lovely ladies, plus a Betty Neels Rose Bowl. Stick around, I’m telling you confidence that there are copies of her other award winning books hiding behind one of the calendar doors somewhere, but even I don't know which one.

But back to THE BEST MAN & THE BRIDESMAID. This is one of those lovely friends-to-lovers stories… Of course I’ve read it , what do you think I’m going to do with myself while I’m hanging around waiting for delayed flights to arrive? I wouldn't go anywhere without a book, although right now I need to spend more time with my Blue Book -- I've got to get through the Knowledge if I'm ever to be a London cab driver.

Anyway, Daisy has been in love with Robert since she was six years old but knows better than to make a fool of herself over Mr Cool. Now, thought, he’s best man at her brother’s wedding. And she, under the fiercest protest, has been dragged into the action as a stand-in bridesmaid. Don't you just know there's going to be a moment when everything suddenly clicks into place? But obviously not until the last page...

For a chance to win email Liz at liz @ with Day Five in the subject line, your name and address in the body of the email along with the name of the heroine of her BRIDES FOR CHRISTMAS reprint – A SURPRISE CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL. There’s an excerpt on the website if you need some help.


juliemt said...

I love, love, love this book! (Yes, I know I say this about every Liz Fielding book!) But this one goes on my list of all-time favourite romantic novels!


Barb said...

Ditto from me, Julie. I was about to say that this is still my all time favourite Liz Fielding book. Just gorgeous!

Merri said...

congrats to Liz on the prize!