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A Rebel at Pennington's by Rachel Brimble - Book Tour + Giveaway

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A Rebel At Pennington’s
One woman's journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridgeand The Paradise.

1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington's Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women's progression and will do anything to help secure the vote.
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culford has what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.
When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life's challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed.
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists' determination to secure the vote.
Will Esther's rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?

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Guest Post

Procrastination – How I broke the cycle!

Thirteen years and twenty novels later, I’ve come to the conclusion that procrastination is synonymous with writing. With today’s world of constant social media alerts, instant responses to emails and advertising flashing up every time you visit a website, it becomes hard to resist wasting hours ‘just having a quick look’ at this, that or the other.
Most writers are at their computers for the majority of any given day, and I challenge any one of my learned colleagues not to raise their hand and shout ‘guilty!’ of spending far too long looking at websites, articles and social media accounts that have nothing to do with their work or current project.
In October last year, I lost my dad after a long battle with dementia and watching him pass was the hardest and harrowing experience of my life so far. Between his death and the funeral and for some weeks afterwards, my ability to concentrate, create or find joy in my work was impossible.
But time doesn’t stand still.
Deadlines still loom.
Promises given need to be met.
So, I picked myself up and faced the music…or the backlog. My first reaction was to run and hide, but I’m a firm believer in ‘seek and you shall find’. So, the first thing I did was reach out to friends who work alone or own businesses where they are solely responsible for keeping things going, no matter what.
I soon recognised a common factor between these amazing women I hadn’t been utilising anywhere near enough in my work… PLANNING!
Simple, right??
Why hadn’t I realised how beneficial long-term, intentional planning, can be to a writer, an entrepreneur? So, I bought a diary and planned out the next few weeks, allotting time to everything I do in any given day. Time for emails, social media, blogging, novel writing, walk the dog, lunch. Everything!
And guess what?? My procrastination has been non-existent for the last three months, my productivity has soared and, most importantly, I am happier and more positive than ever before. For anyone struggling or feeling overwhelmed, treat yourself to a beautiful planner and take the time to work out every task that need to be done and when and plan out your week/month to the hour. I guarantee you’ll feel freer, happier and ready to take on the world.
I know I do!
Rachel x 

In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The first book, The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
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  1. Thanks for having me here today! I'm looking forward to chatting with your visitors :)


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