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Susan Roebuck

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Susan Roebuck was born and bred in the soft south of the UK but was exported to Portugal after meeting her husband in London. She now lives overlooking the mighty Tagus River which is a wonderful source of inspiration.
She loves being in her adopted country and believes that Portugal has a huge heart, which the world should know more about. Portugal also doesn’t appear in many English-language novels and Susan hopes that, now, that will change.
"Joseph Barnaby" is about a farrier who, in order to avoid a deadly vendetta against him, finds solace in the island of Madeira.
“Forest Dancer” is her fourth novel but it is her second one set in Portugal (in the forests near Lisbon).
“Rising Tide” was her first book (third one published) set in Portu

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Susan Roebuck There's a reason for your writer's block. Maybe you're having a life crisis of some kind and maybe you're like me and can't write when you're upset or…moreThere's a reason for your writer's block. Maybe you're having a life crisis of some kind and maybe you're like me and can't write when you're upset or worrying. If you're in the middle of a book or story and you're stuck, change something. It probably means there's something wrong with the plot (change the conflict, add conflict?), characters (change the sex, POV), setting (change it). Bring a minor character to fore and make him/her a major one. Think of the "what if" questions.(less)
Susan Roebuck Writing. I love the daze I go into when I'm writing and how the hours just fly by. A new idea is better than a Christmas present.
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Perfect Score

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Forest Dancer

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Description: "Perfect Score" is set in mid West USA in the 1960s and is a story about family relationships, corruption, growing up, integrity, responsibility, and being a man of worth in a society of the worthless. The two main characters are Alex and Sam. Alex, who lives with a wealthy uncle, is a blend of musical genius, stubbornness and firmly believes in his fantasy that his love for Sam is reciprocated. Sam has more direction in his little finger than Alex has in his whole body. He’s strong, yet of small stature and has developed a tough outer-coating after the knocks of a traumatic up-bringing which left him homeless. His one aim in life is to earn enough money to look after his disabled sister. He has no time for a spoiled, rich, guitar player. Sam also stutters and has what is probably a severe form of dyslexia. When Sam unexpectedly disappears, Alex begins a somewhat bungling quest to find him, only to discover that Sam has a fearsome enemy: Alex's powerful and influential yet sociopathic uncle. As Alex spirals downwards towards alcoholism, many questions need answering. Just why did Alex's evil uncle adopt him at age eleven yet deny him any affection? And what's the mystery behind Alex's father's death? Both seem to face unbeatable odds. Are they doomed to follow separate paths forever?
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Forest Dancer by Susan Roebuck
"Dancing around the truth without talking

I had a hard time caring about Flora and Marco, a hard time making myself read this book. Marco the forest ranger and Flora the dancer, although passionate and caring people, would not sit and talk together...u" Read more of this review »
Forest Dancer by Susan Roebuck

Very interesting presentation of life changes. Includes ecology, loss of ability at young age, new love, new family, sexual orientation discovery and more. Well written and developed characters. Loved it!"
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Joseph Barnaby by Susan Roebuck
"I enjoyed reading Joseph Barnaby. Joe is an Englishman on the stunning island of Madeira (and I really want to visit the island now) who is hiding a secret, one where he needs to hide from English tourists. There are two strands to this story, one se" Read more of this review »
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The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish
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Whenever I pick up a book by Catherine Cavendish I know what to expect - a great story that'll keep me coming back for more, straightforward prose and characters so realistic, I can picture them perfectly - it's like putting your feet into cosy slipp ...more
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Bedlam & Breakfast at a Devon seaside guesthouse by Sharley Scott
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I thoroughly enjoyed Bedlam & Breakfast to the extent that I didn't want to put it down. It is a work of fiction but, apparently, based loosely on the author's real-life experiences of how varied it is to own a B&B - and how hard work it is! Most of ...more
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The Convalescent Corpse by Nicola Slade
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The blurb fits the book beautifully ("there's a body in the ha-ha") but doesn't do justice to Ms Slade's sensitive, witty and highly professional writing. The three Fyttleton sisters are adorable in their own way - Addy, Alix and Chrystie leap off th ...more
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I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want to put it down as I followed the two main characters - Amelia and Frederick. They're so credible and have an instant rapport but too many obstacles in their way that they have to overcome. What a delight this ...more
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message 10: by Fayth

Fayth Devlin Thanks for accepting my friend request!

message 9: by Susan

Susan Roebuck Thank you so much Laura. The next book won't be long, promise.

Speak soon

Laura JP Hi Susan, Thanks for the friend invite :-) I really enjoyed Perfect Score and can't wait to read your next book!

message 7: by Susan

Susan Roebuck Hi Kiki,
You won a copy of Perfect Score!
Just send me your email addy (or you can email me: and I'll send you the PDF file.

Nikyta Hey, Susan! Thanks for the friendvite! :-D

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Susan Roebuck Hey Kiki,

Just send me your email addy (or you can email me: and I'll send you the PDF file.

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Susan Roebuck You're welcome! Muitos benvindos (I think that's correct!)

Bookwatcher Thank you very much for the friendship request!

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Susan Roebuck Rosa wrote: "Hey, I was looking for your book on Amazon and it didn't come up. ? ... I am interested in buying it. It looks good!"

Hi Rosa

The publisher hasn't put it on Amazon yet (it's on Mobiphone) but it's cheaper on the publisher's website: (Perfect Score by Susan Roebuck).

Tell me if you have problems.


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Rosa Sophia Hey, I was looking for your book on Amazon and it didn't come up. ? ... I am interested in buying it. It looks good!

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