Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thankful Author 2017- Rachel Brimble

What Am I thankful for… Rachel Brimble

There’s so much to be thankful for, but life and its worries often gets in the way and we lose sight of the things that really matter. For me, it’s my health and that of my family and, of course, my family themselves.

When I first became a mother over eighteen years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. Darn, I had only held one baby before my own was put into my arms. My daughter and I learned about motherhood together, one day at a time. Now, eighteen years later, Jessica has started university on a policing course and never fails to astound, impress and delight me. She and I have an extremely close relationship and that is something I’ll always be grateful…that, and the fact she loves me no matter the early-learning mistakes I made!

And then there’s my youngest daughter, now sixteen, Hannah has become one of the kindest, bravest, driven young women I know. If she wasn’t mine, I’d want to know her. She’s an inspiration in reaching out to others, caring for others and, all the while, going after her passion of making it in musical theatre with everything she has. She’s a star in her own right and, of course, in mine and my husband’s eyes, too.

Finally, I’m grateful to my boys – my husband and our beautiful three-year-old, chocolate Labrador, Tyler. These two are my constants. The ones who pick me up when I’m down, love me no matter my mood or state of mind. I have no idea how I’d write, let alone do anything else if I didn’t have my boys to lean on. They get me out of the house, far away from laptop so I see all the other God-given beautiful things that surround me in the English countryside where I live.
No money, accolades or achievements required – my family love me and I love them. Something I’ll always be thankful for.

My latest release with the Wild Rose Press is a romantic suspense – IF I WANT YOU is about family, overcoming heartbreak, fear and forging forward with the people we love. I enjoyed writing this book so much as it brought forth every intense emotion I feel for my family. I hope it causes the same care and determination in my readers, too.


While Tori battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the help of widowed father, Mark Bolton. As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy grows…along with their fears for Abby.

Links are uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is forced to accept the monster who held her captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she will let him hurt another little girl.

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Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had seven books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and an eighth coming in Jan 2018. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!


  1. Great post, Rachel. You have so much to be grateful for. Wishing you all the best with IF I Want You!

  2. What a beautiful post, and I love the picture of your family. Wishing you all the best!

  3. You have indeed been blessed with a wonderful family. And oh, my goodness, Tyler is soooo beautiful!!! A lovely post!

  4. Love the blurb. Your novel If I want You is really intriguing and one that I will look into getting. All the best.

  5. Nice to have a functional, close family--much to be thankful for, for sure! The blurb reveals an exciting, tense conflict with hints at romance and possibly revenge. Best wishes for continued success.

  6. Families are wonderful in so many ways!

  7. You put it so well...family is what it's all about. You are fortunate to be surrounded by a family who loves you.