Rose’s Ever After

Rose has a promising future stretching out before her until a cruel twist of fate seizes it. Will she overcome her heartache as she tries to build a new life? Rose returns to the safe haven of Linwood colliery and her warm-hearted family. As she settles into life in the colliery rows, Rose makes an astounding discovery and a long lost family member appears who makes demands on them all..

Chrissie Bradshaw’s emotionally gripping historical reads have a northern Catherine Cookson vibe with a modern attitude. ‘Rose’s Ever After’ follows on from ‘Rose’s Choice’ yet it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel

Read ‘Rose’s Ever After’ to follow the twists and turns of Rose’s eventful life. Will the rugged path ahead, full of challenges, lead her to a new ‘happily ever after’?

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 Author Q&A

·         What sparks your creativity/ how do you get your ideas?
 I can see a photo and an idea for a story comes to me or something I’ve red in a magazine or newspaper sparks the beginnings of a novel. People watching gets my imaginative juices flowing – who are they? What’s their back story? And listening in to conversations is another way of gathering ideas. I collect lots of snippets of ideas and a few take root then I turn them into a novel.


·         If you could travel anywhere in the world to write, where would you choose to go?

 I’ve written in a few different countries and sometimes stay in Spain for three months but I’m hopeless at writing anywhere with beautiful scenery! I just can’t settle to write in a tranquil garden or in a shady spot by a river – that’s reading time for me. I need to be somewhere dull so, when I’m in Spain, I turn my back to the view and write in a back bedroom until I’m done then take a book to read in the sunshine.


·         Do you have a favourite food or drink when writing?
One of the good things about writing is that I forget the time and I forget to eat. I do always have a mug of black tea to hand though. It goes cold but I can drink it like that. When I’ve finished, I’ll raid the snack cupboard or pour a glass of wine.

 ·         What’s one thing you’d like to say to your readers?
Precious reader, if you like a book, don’t be shy about leaving a review. You are important and your view is too. It’s great feedback for a writer. Good reviews are best of course, but sometimes we need to know if something doesn’t work. Writing is solitary work so findng out readers have taken the time to post  reviews or signed up to my newletter on my website can make my day.

·         Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
I didn’t realise that ordinary people could be authors until I was grown up. I wanted to be a teacher because I loved my primary teacher and knew that was a possibility but I didn’t know anyone could be an Enid Blyton or write like LM Montgomery as a career. I first nurtured the dream when I studied English Literature but it was something for the distant future. In my late twenties and thirties, I juggled my career with being a single parent and my dreams of writing novels, finding my ideal man or travelling had to be put on hold. My younger self would be so amazed to know that I'd be a happily remarried, well- travelled author, one day. 

·         What fantastical magical world would you you want to live in, if given the chance?
I’d like to visit Downton Abbey for a few days in the roaring twenties, as a relative to be pampered or as a kitchen servant to join in the fun below stairs. I’m a ‘Call the Midwife’ fan so I’d love to spend a week in Poplar during the fifties and help the midwives at Nonnatus House. I’m a bit wobbly on a bike though! Finally, I’d like to do a week’s supply teaching at Hogwarts and brush up on a few spells.

About The Author - Chrissie Bradshaw

Chrissie, 2016 winner of the Romantic Novelist's Association Elizabeth Goudge writing trophy, is a seasoned tea drinker who writes contemporary and historical family sagas.

Chrissie has always loved match-making a book to a reader. Writing the kind of book she loves to read takes this a step further. When Chrissie is not writing or reading, you will find her walking her dog on the beach, travelling or spending time with her family and friends. She would love to hear from readers.

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