RJ Scott is here to talk about her upcoming story The Summer House, the brand spanking new book in a new series. She’s going to talk some about churches and ofcourse, RJ wouldn’t be RJ if there’s not a giveaway. Welcome RJ!
Sometimes when you are driving around England you will find a village. It will be small, maybe six houses, a farm or two, and very often right in the middle there will be a church like the one pictured. This is inspiration for the church in the wedding scene at the beginning of The Summer House, and can be found in the Slaughters (yes I know that sounds like a weird name for a village, but Upper and Lower Slaughter do exist and I talk about them on a another blog!).
Architectural evidence indicates that there was a church at Upper Slaughter by the 12th, perhaps by the 11th century with additions in the 14th and 15th century. The first thing I do when faced with something this old is to touch the stone. I know I’m weird, ROFL.
St Peter’s Church (named St Marys in 14th century) also had a church cat, who was the inspiration for Tux, the cat in The Summer House. Hubby spent a long time playing with Tux who had a favourite spot on a wall that ran behind an old stone house and up to the church. We didn’t go inside, most of these old churches are locked these days and some are used maybe every other week, like the Church I used for inspiration in The Gallows Tree (2011). The registers in this church begin in 1538, and are virtually complete, almost 500 years old.
We were lucky to visit on a bright sunny blue-skied day and that is how I have written the Church in The Summer House.
The only person he can form an attachment to is his fourteen year old niece, and even that is in jeopardy when babysitting her cat goes all kinds of wrong.
Veterinarian, Connor Lawson is much happier working with animals than with people. He has deliberately returned home and to the Summer House he recalled from childhood holidays for peace and quiet and the chance to heal from wounds no one would ever see.
When his next door neighbor comes into the practice with a cat that has been in a fight he hides in his office because this Ashby guy is all kinds of dangerous. Too hot, too rich, too titled, and way too sexy for his own good.
Can two men who refuse to believe in love ever learn that love is the easy part of the journey to forever?
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RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.