My Friday Fiction Feature for this week is The Greatest of Enemies by B R Maycock – over to you, Berni!
When writing the first book of The Abbeyglen series (or as the people from 'Friends' would put it: "The One With The Lottery Winner(!)'), I came across a character named Bex. Now you might ask how a writer comes across (exaggerates inverted commas with fingers or to put it more visually splays fingers in vertical crab claws) a character, but actually, very often one just arrives on set mid scene and you write what they tell you to and then you have to stop and figure them out (what's their birthday, favourite colour, and my personal favourite, if your character was stuck in a lift, how would they react?).
So, Bex landed and I absolutely had to do a book with her. She was vibrant, to the point and so funny and I craved getting onto her story (another part of being a writer is always wanting to work on the next book!). But there was also the mystery of Louise, Louise, Lottery winner Holly's best friend, who was suddenly uncontactable (none of these are really spoilers as they don't impact the book). Louise did finally arrive back, but we were suddenly confronted with someone who was not the person Holly led us to believe or maybe thought she was, but more a person who was not in the best possible place and was home purely for Holly, and before I knew it, bam, Louise and Bex are buzzer to face and neither are too happy with the other (although one does try, you can guess who!)The Greatest of Enemies, drama and battles peppered with sparkle, smile and snort out loud moments!
Set within the cosy town of Abbeyglen (a town famous only locally for having cobblestones that tripped up some of the enemy in the Irish Civil war), and with a range of characters of all ages and sensibilities, hopefully you'll want to head to Abbeyglen to check all the drama out!
About the book
Light the blue touch paper and stand back. Fireworks are about to go off!
Bex has settled into her new life in the small town of Abbyglen. Setting up a new cafe, blogging and her day job keeps her busy and happy.
Louise is ready to return to the comfort of Abbeyglen. Okay, so it isn't her favourite place to be, but once she can talk the problems of the last few years over with best friend Holly, she can begin to move forward.
But when Louise arrives on the scene and instead finds an unwanted stranger in friend Holly's apartment it's handbags at dawn — and all the hours in between — as Bex and Louise cross swords. Who will win? Let the battle commence …
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Christie Barlow and Rosie Green.
Purchase link for The Greatest of Enemies: https://amzn.to/2ZwQ99Q
Or, to go back to the start, Pushing Her Luck book 1: https://amzn.to/2YVcIpu
When B R Maycock (Berni to all you lovely people!) isn’t dreaming up vibrant leads for romantic comedies, she’s ingesting books for her blog, in particular chick lit (her first love!) books, romantic comedies and thrillers. She can also be found playing footie or watching Marvel, DC or Star Wars movies and cartoons in Co. Westmeath, Ireland with her brilliantly out there husband, Keith, and their four epic little men.
Her debut ‘It Started With A Snub’ and Christmas romantic comedy ‘Snowday’ are available now on Amazon, as is Pushing Her Luck, the first of a series about AbbeyGlen town, whose luck is about to change …
She has one goal and that’s simply to make readers smile and/ or laugh (a splutter rates highest;)).
Social Media Links
BR Maycock’s book Blog: https://brmaycock.wordpress.com
Twitter @BRMaycock: https://twitter.com/brmaycock?lang=en
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