Sue Moorcroft’s gorgeous summer novel, JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS, published today.

In JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS, what should be a glorious, peaceful stint under the French sun turns into the holiday from hell. From teenagers and divorce to unexpected pregnancies and misplaced attachments, everything about Leah Beaumont’s holiday spells disaster. Leah is struggling to keep her sister’s family together, which is difficult under normal circumstances, but it’s even more difficult when there’s Ronan, the engaging helicopter pilot next door. He’s handsome. And he’s got all this baggage, and Leah’s scared of commitment. And yet, Leah can’t help but get involved...

From the No.1 best-selling author of THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE, Sue gives us a book full of humour, romance and good old-fashioned French sunshine. What better way to mark the summer?

Sue will be discussing JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire with Jeremy Sallis on Monday 22nd May at 2pm. Make sure you tune in!

There is also a two-week blog tour kicking off today; details here:

You can also follow Sue on Twitter @SueMoorcroft and track the hashtag #JustForTheHolidays for a free audio excerpt, postcards from Leah and more info!

Or find Sue on her website.


 ‘Sue’s gift for description and characters and a well-paced, funny yet tender plot makes this the ideal holiday read.’ — My Weekly

‘Must read’ — Saturday Magazine

 ‘Sue’s writing is as effortless to read as ever, and this is a book you’ll race through as I did – lighter reading at its very best, but with an occasional sharp edge to throw you off-balance when her people behave badly, as real people sometimes do.’ — Anne Williams, Being Anne

 ‘JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS is aptly titled in time for the summer season. It’s a fabulous summery read that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ — Rachel Gilbey, Goodreads

 ‘I just loved it, every single word and now… and now I can’t wait until Christmas for her next one.’ — Jenny O'Brien, Goodreads



London, green? Rediscover the capital through Rural London, published today by Michael O’Mara

Kate Hodges’ RURAL LONDON will be published today by Michael O’Mara. Lusciously-illustrated, RURAL LONDON invites you to discover London’s windmills and farms, its wild waters, gothic castles and grand country houses. Hodges presents a new face of the City, one that is green and peaceful, in sharp contrast with popular perceptions of the metropolis. Featuring farmers’ markets, Morris dancing and the best ‘country’ pubs, RURAL LONDON persuades you to fall in love with the city once more.

Tune into BBC London today at 1pm, where Kate will be speaking about her book with Jo Good. She also did a takeover of the Emerald Street mailout, where you can find see a sample of RURAL LONDON.

Kate tweets at @TheeKateHodges. 

Look out for features in Time Out and Londonist too.

And you can visit Kate’s website for more of her thoughts and information about her books.