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Lauren Westwood

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Lauren Westwood is my pen name for writing women's fiction. Thanks for taking the time to look me up and I hope you enjoy my books, which are a blend of romance, mystery, and romantic suspense.

Here are a couple of things that I'd like you to know about the real me, not the social media me:
I try very hard to write books that people will like and want to read, and I take a lot of pride in my work. It can take up to 1000 hours to write a book from beginning to end. I am unfortunately not able to make a living as an author, so I have a day job working as a lawyer. I also have three children.

Your honest ratings on goodreads are very important to me, and I try to take comments on board - both good and bad. I know that there are a lot of books o
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Moonlight on the Thames Author Interview

This is my interview with the lovely Katherine of Katherine's Book Universe blog. It was originally published here: https://katherinesbookuniverse.wordpr...Where did the idea for the plot come from? I didn’t originally set out to write a Christmas novel, but when I finished the edits on my previous novel, Finding Dreams, it happened to be Christmastime when I was thinking of new ideas. I was very Read more of this blog post »
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I enjoyed the engaging writing style of this book and the great observations about the middle class lifestyle of a mum and her family. While I agree with other reviewers that on some le
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“This yearning for new and distant scenes, this craving for freedom, release, forgetfulness -- they were he admitted to himself, an impulse towards flight, flight from the spot which was the daily theatre of a rigid, cold, and passionate service.”
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