Tiny Acts of Love

This gentle debut novel by Edinburgh’s Lucy Lawrie was written to fulfil a childhood ambition. She began writing whilst on maternity leave and has sensibly followed the adage ‘write what you know about’.

Her heroine is an employment lawyer who has just gone back to work after having a baby and the book concerns itself with all the issues new mums have to face at this time: guilt, fear, vulnerability (her own and her daughter’s)  and the desire to be respected in her career.

Just to make the paranoia and insecurity worse, her ex boyfriend reappears in Edinburgh and work commitments bring them together.

Somehow we know that Cassie is going to make the right choices, eventually, but quite how she is going to get there while dealing with post-natal depression – or is it just normal new mum exhaustion? – makes for an interesting read.

Heartbreaking and funny, hopeful and entertaining, we anticipate Lucy’s next maternity leave and perhaps another novel?

Tiny Acts of Love is available from Amazon on kindle or in Paperback

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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