They also took an oak rocking cradle, a copy of the one at Monticello, that the best beloved made for me as a “project” when he was producing fine furniture as a hobby. It’s lovely, but heavy and takes up a lot of room. It’s time for someone else to cherish it, either as a decorative piece or to put it to the use for which it was intended. I’ll still have the beautiful Shaker sewing table, he made for me and the Arts and Crafts table and bookshelves.
I’ll really miss the sofa. I bought it in a sale and it was a true bargain. The covers come off and wash and it still looks like new. I’ve curled up on it with a book (the Kindle now!), stretched out on it to watch the television, fallen asleep on it after a hard day at the typeface. I know whoever buys it will be glad they did. (
There are big gaps now in some of the rooms.
It’s a little sad, but it’s exciting too. Moving day is getting closer.
Books have still been produced for the Mills and Boon Bookclub, and the export market (and they’re in the libraries, too), and a spare copies have been made available on Amazon.
If you’re missing your fix, you can find The Last Woman He’d Ever Date - but only on paper. I have no information when it will be available in retail or eBook format, but do watch out for news of the relaunch this autumn.
The book will be available in the US in July. (Or if you're in a rush, it's on sale on the Harlequin website now!)