Inspiration From Real-life. At the beginning of February, before a virus changed our world, my good friend and beta reader, Kay, conceived a Love’s Portrait walking tour. Her aim was to seek out the real-life locations in the historic city of Leicester that inspired the fictional settings and scenes of Love’s Portrait. We had a … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – A Walking Tour
A delicious slow burn romance. “It’s a bit depressing how facts seem to hide more than they reveal.” – Molly Goode, museum curator Less than a year on the job, Molly finds herself tasked with at a make-or-break crossroads with Evelyn Fox, the frosty and exacting Director. In order to carry out the final bequest … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – Omnivore Bibliosaur Review
Molly Goode draws you into the book and into her from the first dialogue. Committed, passionate, idealistic, open, funny, giving…she is completely adorable. The other MC, Georgina Wright, starts off tilting towards being an Ice Queen, but is mercifully, as open to Molly as Molly truly deserves. Brief synopsis: Molly is a newly appointed art … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – Best Lesfic Reviews
An amazing book, complex and compelling. This book pulled me in so amazingly fast I’m pretty sure I got reading whiplash. It was awesome (except for Evelyn, I would like to flatten her nose a couple of times in rapid succession, although, I think that that was the purpose of the character). It’s the story … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – Bella to Ylva Review
I had a wonderful time chatting about my latest book Love's Portrait with Clare Lydon. We also chatted about the craft of writing, the importance of never giving up, and why Leicester is the perfect canvas for my stories. Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. … Continue reading The Lesbian Book Club with Anna Larner – Author Interview
Context of Extract Museum Curator Molly Goode (central character) has just attended a museum funding meeting with her boss Evelyn Fox and the Chairman of the Trustees Mark Drew. Her suggestions that the museum should focus on more diversity and community based projects are rebuffed in favour of securing the ongoing patronage of the Wright … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – A extract from the first chapter.