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Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others. Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives. When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.

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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel? 

That’s a very leading question! Goodness, I’ve searched for all sorts including the nesting sites and habits of puffins,  understanding the hereditary process for English Baronetcies and how a lavender farm operates. 

What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?

I’ve read romance for as long as I can remember. I got very into fantasy when I was in my teens and early-twenties but the romance plots were so dire I ended up looking for something that ticked all the boxes so I fell in love with paranormal romance. Nalini Singh is probably my favourite romance author, and of course romance wouldn’t be what it is without Nora Roberts. She’s the reason I love to write interlinked short series.

What is your favourite trope? Why?

I don’t think I have one. Tropes are what they are because they work so well. I do love stories where the characters fall in love with themselves or at least come to a sense of peace and acceptance of who they are – if we can’t love ourselves then we can’t love other people in the way they deserve.

It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?

I’m pretty easy to please so a decent cup of tea is enough! I think breakfast in bed always sounds more romantic than the practicalities of getting toast crumbs in the sheets. Is there even an attractive way to eat cereal??? Sorry, one of the problems with being an author is you have to break everything down to its logistical components which rather steals the romance of the moment for me (although not for my readers I hope!)

What book are you reading currently? 

I have a couple on the go. I am listening to The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood which is simply delightful and I’m reading an ARC (advanced reader copy) of Living Your Best Life by Maxine Morrey which I am enjoying enormously.

The rapid fire questionWould you rather spend your Saturday at home with your crush watching cheesy movies while eating nachos and pizza or spend the night with your friends in the pub drinking and trying to come in first place for trivia night? 

I’m definitely a home bird so movies and snacks at home with someone I love sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday!

Our review of Love Blooms at Mermaids Point coming soon!

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