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AnnaLarnerHi, my name is Anna Larner and I’m the author of Highland Fling, Love’s Portrait and Highland Whirl.

I have also written a couple of short stories Hooper Street  and Worry-Free Windows.

Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my website and blog. Here you will find extracts from my books and poetry.

I also blog about some of my ‘literary crushes’ and inspirations.

During this crazy time I hope that you stay safe and well.

All the best, Anna x


A BIT ABOUT MY BOOKS

Image result for red heart clipart Highland Fling – On vacation in the Scottish Highlands, Eve Eddison falls for the enigmatic forestry officer Moira Burns, despite Eve’s best friend’s campaign to convince her that Moira will break her heart. Highland Fling was a finalist in the 2018 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards.

Highland Fling

Love’s Portrait – When museum curator Molly Goode and benefactor Georgina Wright uncover a portrait’s secret, public and private truths are exposed, and their deepening love hangs in the balance. Love’s Portrait was a finalist in the 2019 Rainbow Awards and the 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Love's Portrait

Highland Whirl – When city girl about town Roxanne Barns reluctantly accepts a holiday invite to her best friend Eve’s birthday party in the Scottish Highlands, the last thing she expects is to fall for the very person she’s been dreading seeing again—the feisty Alice Campbell. Image result for red heart clipart Highland Whirl


WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR BOOKS FROM?

My books are available from the Bold Strokes Books webstore, Gay’s The Word bookshop, Glad Day bookshop and other book retailers (Amazon, Blackwell’s, Kobo, Barnes&Noble etc). 

Hooper Street is available on Amazon and kindleunlimited. Worry-Free Windows is available for FREE on bookfunnel as part of the anthology LesFic Eclectic Volume Two.

You can also buy paperback copies of Highland Fling, Love’s Portrait and Highland Whirl direct from me, £10 plus postage. Just get in touch via my contact page and I’d be happy to sign them.

And in these uncertain times when budgets are stretched in all directions my books are also available from your local library. They might not have a copy but they can order one for you!


REVIEWS

Anna Larner Highland Whirl

Image result for five stars amazon I loved everything about this book. It was funny and emotional. A heartwarming love story set in the beautiful Highlands, definitely recommend a read. – Netgalley

Image result for five stars amazon This book was such a surprisingly good read and I stayed way past stupid o’clock to finish it. – Bookista

Image result for four stars amazon The characters are so realistic that I actually think I’ve met them in my younger days. Roxanne in particular is great. A massive mess, emotionally a teenager, but with a nurse’s practical heart of gold. I’ve definitely hooked up with her. Meanwhile Alice is the epitome of a no nonsense Scottish crofter, and whilst she may not take fools gladly, she has a soft spot for a wee eejit. Evocative story, sweet romance and a lovely testament to friendship. – Goodreads 

Image result for five stars amazon The writing was beautifully descriptive, the setting was perfect and the characters exceptionally well imagined.  – Kitty Kat’s Review Blog


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Sparks fly between Molly, an art curator, and Georgina, her museum’s aloof benefactor, as they research the portrait of a 19th-century lesbian social activist and try to convince the museum’s board to display it. – Publishers Weekly

Image result for five stars amazon This story was absolutely wonderful. The characters were dynamic and engaging, the flashbacks moved the story forward instead of dragging it down, the romance was sweet and awesome and perfectly paced. Just all around a great book, I enjoyed every second of it. – Rainbow Awards

Image result for five stars amazon Dreamy and genteel, moody and quietly romantic, this one made me deliriously happy from beginning to end. Beyond ticking off my favorite boxes of beautiful writing, just enough angst, sharply smart women and did I mention gorgeous scenes carved out by words that are both lyrical and strikingly visual, the book struck me to my core. Loved this one. – Netgalley

Image result for four stars amazon It’s not too much of a leap to say that, if Jane Austen was writing lesbian romance fiction today, she might have come up with something akin to ‘Love’s Portrait’! – KENRIC Book Club

Image result for five stars amazon This book pulled me in so amazingly fast I’m pretty sure I got reading whiplash. What was most impressive about this novel was the emotion throughout the book, the whole novel seemed to vibrate with all sorts of different emotions. Especially the stuff that was set in the 1800s, which I loved. It was an amazing book, complex and compelling. – ‘From Bella to Ylva’

Related imageThis was a complex story to cultivate but has been excellently executed. The relationship between the two MCs grabs you and the chemistry is oh, so there. Definitely recommended.  – ‘Best Lesfic Reviews’

I loved it, it’s got a bit of class and a gentle pace that curls around you. – Clare Lydon, Lesbian Romance Author

Here’s an extract and links to buy.


My Post copy

Related image I can normally work out the plot in a book after reading the first few chapters and I thought I had with this book but it just kept surprising me at every turn! I had a few moments of “really did I just read that?” and “did she just say that?”. I love when a book does this because you feel the writer is writing outside the box. Traditionally Lesfic seems to follow certain rules and I love a rule breaker. – Les Rêveur

Image result for four stars amazon Chock-full of emotions. Do not be deceived by the title or the cover – this is not a light, fluffy romance. This is a emotion-packed story that will completely absorb you and surprise you with the unexpected turns. Yes, it ends HEA, but what a ride to get there! Anna Larner is a talented writer of original stories and realistic characters that you want to know more about and spend more time with. – Kobo

The author has the perfect ear for a certain type of LGBT space, and weaves a convincing queer & lesbian psychogeography into the narrative,  and her own experiences and previous work with archiving and creating  space for LGBT history to be shared gives this book an authentic feel, not just in tone, geography and accent but also the emotional honesty that marks this book out as such a charming read. GScene Magazine

Here are some more reviews and links to buy.


Hooper Street

When the optimistic and enthusiastic Abbie Lawrence moves in next door to the heartbroken and cynical Jem, life on Hooper Street is never the same again.

Here are some reviews and links to buy. 


Anna Larner Books

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Highland Whirl ISBN-13: 978-1635558937;

Love’s Portrait ISBN-13: 978-1635550573;

Highland Fling ISBN-13: 978-1626398535;

Hooper Street ASIN: B0768JNQF4;

Worry-Free Windows (LesFic Eclectic) ISBN-13: 978-1838066840


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