The full-length sunny follow-up to the snowy short story, Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage.
It's a glorious summer in Firefly Common, the old-fashioned seaside village where Kitty Appleby (almost forty, recently-single, a bit of a Julia Roberts look-alike) and her friends, Apollo and Jemini, rent the delightful Sandcastle Cottage.
But life is far from being all sunshine and lollipops as Kitty's elderly neighbours, the kindly but overbearing Mr H and his wife, keep reminding her, very soon Mavis Mulholland - the owner of Sandcastle Cottage - will return from her lottery-winning round-the-world-cruise, and will want her home back.
Kitty, Apollo, and Jemini found themselves desperately on the brink of homelessness just before Christmas, and having to face this again is devastating. And the idea of leaving Firefly Common without finding out more about the enigmatic, mysterious Vinny pulls at Kitty's heart.
As the scorchingly gorgeous Firefly Common summer unfurls, as Apollo and Jemini try to make their dreams come true, as Kitty tries hard not to fall spectacularly stupidly in love, and as Mavis Mulholland's cruise ship nears port - who will end up living happily ever after? And where...?
Christina Jones has written all of her life (as well as having millions of Proper Jobs including factory worker, secretary, nightclub dancer, blood donor attendant, barmaid, waitress, civil servant and fruit picker) Christina first had a short story published when she was just 14 years old. She has written for teenage and women's magazines - fiction and non-fiction - for a number of years, had her own humour column in The Oxford Times, and has contributed to national newspapers.