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Maggie’s Child by Glynis Smy (@Ghunibee) is Born

I’m happy to support one of the loveliest women I’ve met via social media. Glynis Smy, whom I originally interviewed May 2011, is celebrating the launch of her second book, Maggie’s Child. 

Please welcome Glynis, all the way from Cyprus, as she tells us about her latest release.

Congratulations, lovely lady!

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Author of Ripper, My Love, Glynis Smy, is celebrating the launch of her second novel. Maggie’s Child has been born into the world of ebook and paperback.

Read a synopsis

When farmer’s wife Maggie Sawbury gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by passers-by.

Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in the village of Redgrave, aside from the many tasks she has on Windtop farm. He is totally unaware the position comes with a secret. One that frightens and yet brings joy to Maggie. She is to become wet-nurse to her abandoned child.

Love, and the possibility of incest, threaten to open old wounds, and Maggie has several decisions to make.

However, will they be the right ones? If she tells all she knows, it will bring about the destruction of three families. Equally, her silence could be just as destructive. She shares her secret with another, the result changes her life, and a death brings with it more secrets. Will Maggie stay or will she walk away and find the love she craves?

The ebook will be available at a Christmas – New Year price of 99c via Amazon, (and other Amazon outlets around the world).
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Want to win a paperback copy?

If you can tell Glynis the name of the prostitute friend in her novel, Ripper, My Love, you will be put into a draw for a prize copy of Maggie’s Child in paperback format. The email address you need to send the answer to can be found in the sidebar of, NEW BOOK BLOGGER.

BUY LINKS: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Who is Glynis?

Glynis Smy, (nee Honeycombe), was born and raised in the coastal town of Dovercourt, near Harwich, in the county of Essex, England.
She married her school sweetheart, Peter, in 1979 and they produced three amazing children, Darren, Nicola, and Emma. The long hours of a nursing career, and running two  pharmacies ended in 2005, when she and her husband moved from the UK to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
Glynis spends her time writing historical novels, poetry and various other projects. When she is not tapping at the keyboard she makes greeting cards to sell for charity, or enjoys a spot of cross-stitch on the back porch. Failing that, she and friends sit chewing the fat over a glass of village wine.
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Connect to Glynis

To purchase Ripper, My Love in various formats: Books by Glynis Smy

Meet and Tweet with Glynis: @Ghunibee

Facebook Page: Glynis Smy

Author Blog: Glynis Smy

Thanks go out to Talli Roland, Len Lambert, Jen Moon and Dieter Moitzi for their support with this novel. Also to all those who are hosting the launch event.



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Ripper, My Love by Glynis Smy

Glynis Smy is a wonderful woman, friend, and now she’s also a published author! I interviewed her less than a year ago on my “Inside the Author’s Mind” series. She was popular then, and she’s only become more so. A  genuine person who promotes others, I am only too happy to return the favor.

Please welcome back a sweetheart of a lady as she talks about her new novel ~ Ripper, My Love. Offer your congratulations to Glynis too!


Today writer/poet, Glynis Smy adds author/novelist to her name. Her debut novel, Ripper, My Love is launched in e-book format and paperback. The genre for this love story falls into the one of Historical Romance Suspense.
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?

Who is Glynis Smy?

Glynis was born and raised in England, in the coastal town of Dovercourt, near the port of Harwich (where the captain of the Mayflower lived). After qualifying as a nurse, she married her school friend, and they produced three children. During her rare quiet moments, she wrote poetry and articles for magazines. In 2005 she and her husband emigrated to Cyprus for a new life in the sun. It was here that Glynis lay down her cross stitch and started making writing friends on the Internet. With their support and encouragement she shared her poetry, and was successful in a few contests. She shared a short story with a friend, who wrote back telling her it was worthy of becoming a novel, and not to waste the premise upon a brief plot. The story is the one being launched today. Glynis found her love of writing 19th Century, historical romances and her second novel, Maggie’s Child, will be published at the end of 2012.

Aside from writing and cross stitch, Glynis enjoys creating greetings cards, and sells them to raise funds for a small hospice in Cyprus. One of her pleasures is to sit on the back porch with a glass of wine, and reflect upon her good life. She can often be heard chatting to new characters urging her forward.

Her desire to pay back those who had supported her is realised in a blog designed specifically to promote the books of others: New Book Blogger.  You can find her personal writing blog here. Glynis finds the community spirit of writers on Facebook a valuable one.

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SPECIAL introductory price for the Kindle is 99c/77p!


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