Historical romance author Marguerite Kaye got Independent Booksellers Week on Bute under way on Saturday with a signing session at local bookshop Print Point.
Marguerite, who lives in Argyll, brought with her copies of ‘Never Forget Me’, a trio of tales set during and immediately after the First World War in which three couples each battle to find a love powerful enough to overcome the odds as the conflict rages across Europe, which isn’t officially released in the UK until August.
“Romance writing is one of the biggest markets in the world of literature,” Marguerite said. “As a community, romance readers atre incredibly supportive - and they read a lot. There’s a huge romance review community online.
“There’s still a bit of a stigma around romance writing, but that comes from people who have never read romance, and I regularly get emails from first-time readers telling me that my books weren’t what they were expecting at all.”
Independent Booksellers Week at Print Point continues with visits by three more authors in the coming week - Myra Duffy on the evening of Wednesday, July 2, Jane Common on July 4 and Helen Fitzgerald on July 5.
* More from our chat with Marguerite in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 3.