Senior commissioning editor Emily Bedford has acquired World English Language rights to a new romance series by Suzanne Snow from Susan Yearwood at Susan Yearwood Agency in a three-book deal.
Set around holiday home Halesmere House, Suzanne’s new Love in the Lakes series will see a successful chef clashing with a landscape architect, as well as a wedding planner returning home to her first love, and a divorcée finding new hope with a playful tree surgeon. Starting with a Christmas novel, this new series will kick off with a festive punch.
Suzanne writes contemporary, romantic and uplifting fiction with a strong sense of setting and community connecting the lives of her characters. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found in a garden or looking to the landscape around her for inspiration. Her debut novel, The Cottage of New Beginnings, was shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award.
Emily Bedford says: ‘I am so happy to continue working with Suzanne, whose evocative and charming storytelling has already wowed tens of thousands of readers. I am always utterly transported by her writing, frequently tempted to pack up my life and move north in hopes of finding my own fairytale cottage, quirky neighbours and even a bit of romance.’
Suzanne Snow comments: ‘I’m delighted to have the opportunity to write a new series for Canelo as they continue to innovate and grow. It’s a very exciting time to be part of their list and I’m thrilled to be working with Emily and the team again to build on the success of the Welcome to Thorndale series.’
Susan Yearwood says: ‘I am excited to see Canelo publish a new series of contemporary romances written by Suzanne Snow in 2022/23. I am thrilled that Suzanne is to be part of Canelo’s publishing roster in future and look forward to hearing what readers think of the new setting and characters.’
Love in the Lakes book one will be published in August 2022, in ebook and paperback, with the next two books to follow in 2023. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org