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The Secret--Violet's Story by Eliza J. Scott - Book Tour

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The Secret – Violet’s Story

It’s been two years since glamorous and ambitious Violet Smith fell head-over-heels in love with blacksmith Jimby Fairfax, and moved back home to the North Yorkshire village of Lytell Stangdale to be with him.

Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Their romance is blooming and Romantique - the business she set up with Jimby’s sister Kitty, designing luxurious underwear and burlesque costumes with the odd wedding dress throw in - is thriving.

But on a romantic weekend break, a face from her past triggers a series of events which send Violet into turmoil. She finds herself with no alternative but to reveal a secret she’s buried deep for the past sixteen years. A secret she hasn’t shared with anyone, not even her best friends, Kitty and Molly, and they share everything.

With the revelation forcing a wedge between herself and Jimby, heartbroken Violet fears that he won’t ever be able to think of her in the same way again and won’t want anything more to do with her.

As ever, Kitty and Molly rally round, offering their advice and support but Vi is worried that keeping her secret was just a step too far for Jimby.

Will she succeed in showing him their love is strong enough to overcome it?

The Secret – Violet’s Story is book 3 in the Life on the Moors Series.

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Hi there Jasmine, thank you for taking part in the blog tour for The Secret – Violet’s Story and for giving me a space on your fabulous blog.
As the blog tour is for The Secret – Violet’s Story, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about how Violet came to have her own book, so here goes:
The Letter – Kitty’s Story is the first book I published and was never originally intended to be part of a series. However, as the friendship between Kitty, Molly and Violet was an integral part of The Letter, it was natural that Molly and Violet would feature regularly. As I was writing, I found myself wondering about their individual backstories; I was keen to discover what had made them the women they are today. It led to me scribbling down bits and bobs about them in their own separate notebooks, and it quickly became apparent to me that they had their own stories to tell. So, the Life on the Moors Series was born…
Unlike Kitty and Molly, who have embraced their rural heritage and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else other than their cosy village, Violet spent her teenage years – and most of her adult life – pushing it away. It wasn’t until a visit back home, when she bumped into Jimby – igniting a flame – that her feelings suddenly changed, and made me realise that their relationship was something worth exploring. The fact that Jimby is such an upbeat character made me think he was worth getting to know a little better, too!
I found Vi’s personality intriguing because she can be a bit of a contradiction at times and I think this is because she goes through a process of being in denial for a while, wrestling with her feelings, before she finally gives in to them – I feel that this has a lot to do with her being bullied at secondary school, making her reluctant to put her guard down. Jimby changes all of that in her, and the strength of her feelings for him not only take her by surprise, but make him very hard for her to resist. Their love story was calling to me; I liked the way it had been smouldering away for years, with neither of them actually acknowledging it!
Vi was determined not to follow her parents into farming – the very thought was abhorrent to her, getting dirty, risking breaking a finger-nail – ughh! She became focused on making a different life for herself; working hard at school, doing well in her exams and getting herself a place at university, before setting up her business, Purple Diamond – which she did, very successfully. I think, after achieving all of this, her life felt a bit hollow and she was ready to let it take a different turn; let her heart lead the way for a change.
So, as you can see from that brief insight into Violet’s background and her personality, there were lots of reasons telling me that she needed to have her own story. In fact, I think if I hadn’t written it, it would have been constantly niggling away at the back of my mind until I did – the same goes for Molly’s Story.
There are more stories to tell in the Life on the Moors Series, with the next one up being A Christmas Kiss, – due for release on 4th November – which features a couple of new characters. But after this, I’m going to leave Lytell Stangdale for a while so I can focus on my new series which is set on the North Yorkshire coast. And I’m really looking forward to all of the research trips I’ve planned to make which will, of course, involve sampling some delicious fish and chips! It’s a hard life!
Thank you once again for letting me join you on your blog, Jasmine, it’s been a real pleasure.
Eliza xxx

Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming stories with happy endings.

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