Tuesday 31 December 2019

From One Decade to Another

It's another New Year's Eve and it is as much a time of reflection, as one of excitement and looking forward. Only this year, it's a chance to look back over a decade and welcome another. A whole new set of pages!

As 2009 clicked over to 2010, I was still dreaming of becoming a published author and had just embarked on a road of discovery that took me to wonderful places, like Tuscany, and brought me many friendships. In January 2014 my dream came true when I got 'the call' from Mills and Boon and later that year, my first book, A Deal Before the Altar, was in my hands and on the shelves!

I'm taking the opportunity now to remind myself of that dream as 2019 has been a challenging year on many fronts, which forced my creativity into hiding and gave me limited time to do the one thing I love doing - writing.

However, I am not prepared to let go of my dream. I love writing and still have many characters and their stories, either scribbled down in notebooks or racing through my mind, and my latest book, A Shocking Proposal in Sicily, is out in all formats in January 2020.

So, whatever your dreams are for the next decade, big or small, I wish you every happiness and success as you reach for them!

Leave a comment, sharing your dreams for the next decade, to be in with a chance to win copies of A Shocking Proposal in Sicily and tell me your preference for either the US or UK cover.

Closing Date: 5pm GMT Sunday 5th January 2020

Happy New Year


  1. Meeting the man of my dreams...and him turning out to be genuinely everything I could hope for and then having him whisk me off my feet!!
    I like the cover on the right of the picture :)
    Happy New Year!

  2. Such a lovely dream to have! I hope it all comes true for you.
    The UK cover (on the right) is quite stunning, isn't it.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  3. Broomhilda - can you email me your details and I will put signed UK cover in the mail! (rachaelthomasauthor@gmail.com)

  4. Hi Rachael, my dream is still the same as when I sat in that cafe with you the day your dream came true and got The Call :) I'd love a signed copy of an American cover if you have any left! xx