I’ve been busy writing the last three months or so, and have actually finished the first draft of book 3 of The Innocenti Saga, A Dragonfly in Winter! This must be the fastest I’ve ever written a book, even though there’s still a lot of work to do. I’m now editing it, and adding various bits and pieces, before it goes off to my lovely beta readers. It’s currently available to pre-order, with a release date of 11th May, but that will probably change to an earlier date.
This has been the easiest book of the saga to write – the story just rolled off the tips of my fingers, and I didn’t have to do much research (unlike The Dragonfly Grove, where I had to check that even the smallest details were correct). Set in the late 1800s, it follows the story of Sara Innocenti, who has never even heard of the healers or seen the cottage!
I already have an idea for book 4, but it will have to wait for the moment, as I have another project already waiting patiently for me to get back to it. Hopefully I’ll start work on book 4 some time before the summer, so it will be ready for the autumn.
In case you’re interested, The Healer’s Secret (book 1) is currently on a 99c special offer for today, and The Dragonfly Grove is $2.99 instead of $3.99.
You can also pre-order A Dragonfly in Winter for only 99c at the moment – it will go up to $2.99 when it’s published.
Here’s the blurb and link:
The healers are no more.
Since Ginevra Innocenti’s death, the cottage has lain empty and abandoned in the woods.
Until the day Ginevra’s granddaughter, Sara, sees the dragonfly in the depths of winter. Intrigued, she follows it through the woods and discovers the forgotten cottage. When Simone, the head groom, tells her that her grandmother was a healer, a series of events is set in motion which could lead to the end of the Innocenti.
Long-hidden secrets are revealed, making Sara doubt everything she once believed in. Her mind in turmoil, she no longer knows whether she can ever truly be a healer. Disowned by her parents, it’s time to make a difficult decision.
But when there are rumours of an uprising in the village, Sara fears for her parents and her future. Will the curse of the Innocenti strike the family once more?
Set in the late 1800s in the mountains of Tuscany, A Dragonfly in Winter is the third book in the Innocenti Saga.