The sexy French footballer has been emailed to my editor with a strong sense of relief. It’s a fun book – at least, I made myself laugh while I was writing it – and I hope she will like it too. It won’t be on sale until the end of the year, I think. There’s a much longer lead time at Entangled now, because of the change in distribution and also because they’re now being reviewed in RT magazine. This is a really exciting prospect but it does mean that review copies have to be available well in advance of the publication date. I think it means that other reviewers will also be able to get advance copies, too, and that readers will be able to pre-order the book. I love it when I pre-order a digital book and it just pops onto my Kindle on the right day as if by magic. I will be sure to let you know as soon as you can pre-order An Unsuitable Husband.

I’m taking today off (it’s a bank holiday in the UK and it’s sunny, which is a combination that almost never happens), and then I need to decide what to work on next. Tom and Hattie are a priority, but I also need to get together a couple of proposals to send to my editor.

Here, have some peonies while I think about it.