I rarely win anything. I am not very lucky that way. So when Glynis Smy recently informed me that I had won a signed copy of her novel, Ripper, My Love, I was doubly thrilled. First of all because I had won something; and secondly, because when I hit the ‘Post’ button for the very first time, Glynis was my first follower and the first person who commented on something that I had written. She was my constant support and gave me the encouragement I needed during those first few months when Blogging was new to me and it all felt very lonely and confusing.
This year, Glynis self-published Ripper, My Love – her first novel. The following is the blurb from her website:
Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets. With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business.
But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust – and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her business, sanity and her future? And who is the man terrifying the streets of East London?
I have not read the book yet but I am eager to start it. I am sure I will find it very interesting, especially since the mystery of Jack the Ripper’s unsolved identity has always intrigued me. Perhaps Glynis will shed some new light on that particular mystery. I suppose I will find out very soon.
You may find Glynis over at her blog: Glynis Smy – Author of Historical Romance / Suspense
Blurb and book cover reproduced by kind permission of Glynis Smy.