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Alison Ragsdale

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Originally from Edinburgh, Alison now lives in the US with her husband and dog. Educated in England, she holds an MBA from Leicester University.

Alison's Amazon best sellers include: TUESDAY'S SOCKS, THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB, FINDING HEATHER, A LIFE UNEXPECTED, THE ART OF REMEMBERING, THE LIAR AND OTHER STORIES and DIGNITY AND GRACE.

THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB was awarded the 2016, IPPY Bronze medal for Best regional fiction - Europe.

A LIFE UNEXPECTED, was awarded a 2018, IPPY Bronze medal in the Popular Fiction category.

THE ART OF REMEMBERING, debuted as an Amazon best seller, was honored as a finalist in the 2019 American Fiction Awards, was a finalist in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Award, was a BookBub Best Book Club Book pick and was nominated f
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Alison Ragsdale Hi Liz,
It's always difficult to make comparisons, but let's just say there are many authors whom I'd be delighted to be compared to. The subject matte…more
Hi Liz,
It's always difficult to make comparisons, but let's just say there are many authors whom I'd be delighted to be compared to. The subject matter of Finding Heather might be considered similar to Elizabeth Berg's novel, The Year of Pleasures, dealing with a young widow rebuilding her life after losing her husband and the journey of self discovery that results.

As regards my inspirations, without doubt Mary Wesley, Joanna Trollope, Lily Prior, Rosamunde Pilcher and Elizabeth Berg are among the many authors I admire.

Thanks for your questions!
Alison.(less)
Alison Ragsdale So many! Next is Everything You Are, by Kerry Anne King, then Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg, Where Rivers Part, by Kellie Coates Gilbert, In the…moreSo many! Next is Everything You Are, by Kerry Anne King, then Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg, Where Rivers Part, by Kellie Coates Gilbert, In the Light of the Garden, by Heather Burch, Matchmaking for Beginners, by Maddie Dawson...the list goes on and on.(less)
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Can read, but can't bake!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I could read for Britain but...I'm a rotten baker. I come from a line of great bakers too, which makes it all the more disappointing. However, despite my frequent flops, I keep trying.

When I'm writing, I occasionally get a craving for something crunchy to have with one of my numerous cups of tea. The other day I was looking for an almond biscuit recipe a Read more of this blog post »
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“the force of her intention. He”
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“was the only place he wanted to be right at this moment. Tossing his clothes into a pile on the floor, Jeffrey yanked his pajamas from the drawer, put them on, then climbed under his duvet and pulled it over his head. He just needed to sleep. He’d figure out what to do in the morning. He could hear a ticking sound, but not like the one his clock made. Jeffrey pulled the covers away from his head and looked around the dark room. There was an odd shadow in the chair in the corner. As he swallowed hard and screwed his eyes up to focus, he saw Agnes, her needles clacking as she knitted, her head lowered purposefully over her work. “Mum, what’re you doing?” he whispered. “I could ask you the same thing, laddie.” The little purple head tilted to the side, and his mother’s dark eyes connected with his. “I don’t understand ye, Jeffrey.” Jeffrey sat up in bed and turned on the bedside light. Meanwhile, Agnes carefully wrapped a long strand of wool around the bulk of what she was working on, stuck the needles through the bundle, and placed it behind her as she rose from the chair. He watched her familiar movements, afraid to move or breathe too deeply in case she wafted away. When she sat on the edge of his bed, Jeffrey noted that she made no impression on the duvet, like a butterfly landing on a flower. He leaned back against his pillow and tried”
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