Canelo have acquired three books in the new Welcome to Thorndale series by debut author Suzanne Snow.

June 11, 2020

Commissioning editor Emily Bedford has acquired World English language rights to a new cosy romance series by Suzanne Snow from Susan Yearwood at Susan Yearwood Agency in a three-book deal.

The novels are set in Thorndale, a sleepy farming village nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, and follows three women as they find love when it is least expected. Starting the series is The Cottage of New Beginnings which tells the story of heartbroken Annie, whose plans to avoid romance at all costs are severely disrupted by charming fell rescue volunteer Jon.

Emily Bedford says: ‘The Cottage of New Beginnings will make you crave lazy summer days, a ramble in the countryside and home-cooked feasts and treats. Suzanne’s writing swept me right up into a world that I didn’t want to leave; I am so excited to be publishing this wonderfully touching and uplifting romance and I can’t wait for the series to unfold.’

Suzanne Snow says: ‘I’m so thrilled to be joining such an innovative and vibrant publisher as Canelo, and to be working with Emily and the team on bringing the Thorndale series to readers.  I’d like to thank Emily and Susan for their enthusiasm and belief in my writing and giving me this first wonderful opportunity as a debut author.’

Susan Yearwood says: ‘Suzanne’s romance series is my first foray into commercial fiction and I was so pleased to receive such a wonderful response to her debut on submission. Emily’s passion for The Cottage of New Beginnings in the Welcome to Thorndale series and insight into Suzanne’s beautifully warm and inviting characters made her and Canelo clear winners. I look forward to working more with such a dedicated and encouraging team in future.’

The Cottage of New Beginnings will be published in September 2020 in ebook. For more information please contact