Well, I wasn’t expecting that. No, not the roadmap. I’m talking about what happened when my debut novel This Changes Everything was published just a few weeks ago. The response has been totally overwhelming in quite the best possible way. Thank you so much to everyone who’s read it/is reading/plans to read it and for all your lovely messages. Seriously, they’re moving me to tears every single day! It really has been the stuff of dreams. In other news we had a couple of gorgeous wines and a brilliant line up of pre-mixed cocktails on a lively Saturday Kitchen at the weekend so I’ve included details on two favourites in this week’s reviews. And if you fancy joining me and fabulous Kat Farmer (@doesmybumlook40) for virtual drinks later this week she’s hosting another WINETIME on her Instagram at 6pm on Thursday. Expect lols.

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  1. Beautiful Chardonnay thankyou for a spot on recommendation!

  2. Sarah Douglas

    I really enjoyed your book Helen, it was funny and emotional too. It was lovely to have a happy ending! Thank you! Look forward to your next novel.

  3. Loved your book Helen.
    It would make a great film/ tv drama.
    Well done

  4. I’ve just finished reading your book Helen and loved it….more please!

  5. Vicki McLean

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your book. It was a wonderfully relaxed read, taking me on journeys in my head…looking forward to the next one!

  6. Ilaria Brenna

    Hi Helen,
    I love watching Saturday Kitchen Live and when you are on it’s even better! Thanks to that I have learnt about your novel, which I have obviously bought. I had to wait for the half term to read it and I finished it in three days! I am Italian, not from Rome though, I enjoyed the sounds and smells you have written about and the images you have portrayed- a very good depiction of an Italian summer!
    I might have also cried a bit…
    As a knackered working mother of three myself, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Ilaria x

    • Helen McGinn

      Dear Ilaria, thank you so much for your gorgeous kind words, I am so thrilled you enjoyed the book! And over the moon to have a seal of approval from an Italian! I’ve written another one, it’s out in August so hope you might find time to read that one too x

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