Tom doesn't need any more women in his life. He already has his hands full with his five-year-old daughter, an estranged wife who keeps blocking his efforts to get divorced and a mother who might be having an affair with the vicar. So when Fran Mayhew turns up - years younger and with all the tact of a dinosaur with its backside on fire - she's just another tricky person to deal with....And what's she doing in his remote part of Northumberland crawling around in graveyards anyway?But soon Tom discovers that there's more to the mysterious Miss Mayhew than meets the eye - and that it's not just his heart he's in danger of losing.
Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Mysterious Miss Mayhew by Hazel Osmond, published by Quercus in paperback on 6 November 2014.
A novel written by a female, but told through the eyes of the male lead character. Unusual, and maybe some authors couldn't pull it off, but in this case it really does work. Tom is a loveable character, and Hazel Osmond has created someone who most readers will fall a little in love with. He's not overly sweet and sentimental, or too-good-to-be-true, he's real, with his faults, but sincere and funny, and a little bit saucy too!
The author adds a little mystery with Fran's character, she's quirky, a little bit strange and her and Tom really don't hit it off at first. It is Tom's feisty, funny little daughter that draws them together, she's the real star of the book; a little tom-boy who says how she feels.
The Mysterious Miss Mayhew is a fast-moving story set in a Northumberland village that is incredibly easy to read. Full of great characters, a plot that is unpredictable and a touch of romance thrown in. The perfect Sunday afternoon read, pull up your chair, pour a glass of wine, break open the chocolate and enjoy!
Hazel Osmond has been an advertising copywriter for many years. She won the 2008 Woman and Home short story competition sponsored by Costa and has written three other books called Playing Grace , The First Time I Saw Your Face and Who's Afraid of Mister Wolfe?
She lives in Northumberland with her husband and two children, two cats and a blind tortoise.
For more information about the author and her books, visit her website www.hazelosmond.co.uk. Her Facebook Author Page, follow her on Twitter @hosmond, follow her on Pinterest