Girl In Red Velvet ~ @majanovelist ~ @ChocLitUK #FAVFIVE #PublicationDay


HUGE day for Margaret James and Choc Lit UK ~ It’s publishing day for Girl In Red Velvet! I am sending happy publishing day wishes your way!!


My latest novel for Choc Lit is Girl in Red Velvet, which is published in eBook format on 25th April 2017. It’s set in Oxford, and when the story begins it’s 1966 and Lily Denham is seventeen, all set to begin her studies at Oxford University. On her first day she meets best friends Harry Gale and Max Farley and is enchanted by their mischievous charm.


But Lily soon realises she is falling in love with both her new-found friends, men who might offer Lily two very different futures. Harry is generous and kind, hardworking and ambitious: he would probably make a dream husband. Max embodies the spirit of the sixties, being adventurous, rebellious, madly attractive but a little bit dangerous, too.


Does Lily want a dream husband or does she want a life of adventure? Perhaps she could have both? But Lily soon realises that making a wrong decision could have devastating consequences for them all.

My #FavFive with Margaret James

Thank you for inviting me to be a guest on the Love Books Group, Kelly. I’m delighted to have the chance to chat with you.


My favourite book cover by another author is Eowyn Ivey’s To the Bright Edge of the World because it quite literally takes me there – to the vast expanses of Alaska in the 19th century when it was a wild and beautiful place.  I look at that cover and feel ready for a big adventure myself.

Eowyn Ivey


My favourite place to read is in bed, with my night-time play-list on in the background, a mug of hot chocolate on the night-stand, and the pillows all plumped up and keeping me cosy!


My least favourite book character is Uriah Heep in David Copperfield, a compelling study in hypocrisy and self-delusion and the kind of creeping cruelty that ruins other people’s lives.



The character who has stayed with me long after the book ended is Jane Eyre. I spent most of my early teens identifying Jane Eyre and we are still great friends!


My favourite quote from fiction has to be tomorrow is another day from Gone with the Wind because it’s so true – whatever went wrong today often has a chance of being put right tomorrow.


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Thank you to Margaret  James and the team @Choclituk for being on my blog today! Another cracking book! Order yours today!

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