Thu, 19 Oct|
Virtual Zoom Event
A Scandalous Wake-Up Call: Beth O'Leary & Sophie Irwin Virtual Event
This is a virtual event In partnership with The Edinburgh Bookshop. We are delighted to welcome bestselling romance authors Beth O'Leary and Sophie Irwin to your screens this October to talk about their brand new novels, The Wake-Up Call and A Lady's Guide to Scandal.
Time & Location
19 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Virtual Zoom Event
About the event
This is a virtual event In partnership with The Edinburgh Bookshop.
All proceeds will go towards growing Edinburgh Women's Fiction Festival for future years.
We are delighted to welcome bestselling romance authors Beth O'Leary and Sophie Irwin to your screens this October to talk about their brand new novels, The Wake-Up Call and A Lady's Guide to Scandal. With strong female leads, love triangles, steamy moments, long, lingering looks and comedy in abundence, these books have it all! We can't wait for you to fall in love with them as much as we have.
About the Books:
The Wake-Up Call by Beth O'Leary
Two sworn enemies. One failing hotel. Love is the last thing they need...
It's the busiest time of the year, and Forest Manor Hotel is quite literally falling apart. So when sworn enemies Izzy and Lucas are given the same shift on the hotel's front desk, they have no choice but to put their differences aside.
The hotel won't stay afloat without some sort of miracle. But when Izzy returns a guest's lost wedding ring, the reward convinces management this might fix everything. With four rings still sitting in lost property, the race is on for Izzy and Lucas to save their beloved hotel - and their jobs.
As their bitter rivalry turns into something much more complicated, Izzy and Lucas begin to wonder if there's more at stake here than the hotel's future. Can the two of them make it through the season with their hearts intact?
A Lady's Guide to Scandal by Sophie Irwin
A lifetime of duty
Widowed at just seven-and-twenty from her marriage of convenience, Eliza, now Countess of Somerset, is bequeathed a fortune, hers to keep – provided she can steer clear of scandal.
The promise of love
The last thing she expects is to be torn between two very different men – a face from the past, whose loss she’s always mourned, and a roguish poet, who scorns convention.
A taste of freedom
But a lady’s reputation is fragile and with jealous eyes on Eliza’s fortune, it will only take one whisper of gossip for her to lose it all…
About the Authors:
Beth O'Leary is a Sunday Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her debut, The Flatshare, sold over a million copies and changed her life completely. Her second novel, The Switch, has been optioned for film by Amblin Partners, Steven Spielberg's production company. The Road Trip, Beth's third novel, went straight to No.4 in the Sunday Times Top Ten on hardback publication.
Beth writes her books in the Hampshire countryside with a very badly behaved Golden Retriever for company. If she's not at her desk, you'll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).
Sophie Irwin grew up in Dorset before moving to south London after university. She has spent years immersed in the study of historical fiction, from a dissertation on how Georgette Heyer helped win World War Two, to time spent in dusty stacks and old tomes losing herself in Regency London while researching this book. Her love and passion for historical fiction bring a breath of fresh air and a contemporary energy to the genre and Sophie hopes to transport readers to a time when ballrooms were more like battlegrounds.
Sophie spent several years working as an assistant editor before going freelance.