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To celebrate the publication of my latest novel, Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses, I’d love you to share your #PaperHearts of thanks dedicated to the person who inspires you most in everyday life.

One lucky winner will receive a £150.00 voucher to spend with www.spafinder.co.uk

Three runners up will each receive a signed and personalised pair of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses books for you and your friend.

To enter simply write a short note on any kind of heart-shaped paper – include your name and the name of the person you are thanking, take a photo and then share on your social media always using the hashtag #PaperHearts.

On Twitter: @carolematthews and @littlebookcafe

On Facebook: Post to Carole.Matthews or CaroleMatthewsBooks

Also please send a screengrab of your photo to carole.matthews@littlebrown.co.uk

On Instagram: @matthews.carole

Simples!

Even if you don’t have social media, you can join in. Just send your photo to Carole.Matthews@littlebrown.co.uk. Any queries should go to this email address too.

All #PaperHearts messages need to be shared by midnight on 21 April to be included!

C : ) xx

UK only! Sorry!

Full T&Cs

OUT TODAY!

Morning, lovelies!

Much excitement today  my 29th novel, Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses, is FINALLY out in paperback. Yippee, hurrah, squeeee, etc!

Hope you love this book. You can’t begin to imagine how very important it is for me for this book to do well. So I hope you all rush out and buy it.

It’s based on a true story and will have you laughing, weeping and hugging your children just that little bit tighter.

Order from Amazon now! 

 

Share your #paperhearts of thanks!

Lovely people!

Want to win a £150 voucher to spend on spa treatments?

To celebrate publication of my new novel, Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses, I’d love you to share your #PaperHearts of thanks to the person who inspires you most in our every day life.

To enter simply write a short note on any kind of heart-shaped piece of paper – remember to include your name and the name of person you are thanking. Take a photo and share on your social media using #PaperHearts by midnight on 21 April!

On Twitter: #PaperHearts @carolematthews

On Instagram: #PaperHearts @matthews.carole

On Facebook: Post on Carole’s pages, but please send a screengrab of your post to carole.matthews@littlebrown.co.uk too.

If you aren’t on social media or have any questions, please email: Carole.Matthews@littlebrown.co.uk.

One winner will be chosen to receive a voucher to spend with www.spafinder.co.uk. Three runners up will each received a signed and personalised pair of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses books for your and your friend! What’s not to love?

Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses is out now in paperback!

Full T&Cs here.

UK ONLY – SORRY!!

Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses out in Paperback!

Hello lovelies!

Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses, my 29th novel, is out in paperback this week! You can’t believe how important it is to me that this novel does well, so it would be lovely if you can share, review and tell your friend if you enjoy it! I’d love to see it shooting up the bestseller charts. Love C : ) xx

Get your copy of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses now! 

Here’s what some of my fellow authors are saying:

Katie Fforde
Another gorgeous novel that will delight Carole’s current fans and create new ones.

Milly Johnson

Carole is incapable of writing a book that doesn’t put me through the full spectrum of emotion.

Jean Fullerton
I sat up two nights until past midnight because I just had to see what happened next.

Cathy Bramley
I loved Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.  I laughed and cried and marvelled at your story telling.

Alexandra Brown
Beautiful book, made my heart sing when I really needed a lift.

Lizzie Lamb
This is Carole’s 29th novel and her skill as a storyteller shines bright on every page.

 

One week to go!

Lovely people! My latest novel, number 29, will be out in paperback on 6 April. I think it’s one of my best books, so far and I really loved writing it. I hope you enjoy it too!

You can pre-order you copy from Amazon right now so that you don’t miss it!

Much love C : ) xx

Order your copy of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses now! 

Here’s what some of my fellow authors are saying:

Katie Fforde
Another gorgeous novel that will delight Carole’s current fans and create new ones.

Jean Fullerton
I sat up two nights until past midnight because I just had to see what happened next.

Clare Mackintosh
Fabulous book – good for the soul!

Cathy Bramley
I loved Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.  I laughed and cried and marvelled at your story telling.

Alexandra Brown
Beautiful book, made my heart sing when I really needed a lift.

Lizzie Lamb
This is Carole’s 29th novel and her skill as a storyteller shines bright on every page.

 

Come along to a pop-up ‘CraftsSpa’!

Lovely people! Want to come along to the fabulous launch event for my latest novel Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses? Here’s how!

WHAT: To celebrate the launch of new book Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses, the latest novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Carole Matthews, London is welcoming the world’s first ‘CraftSpa’ pop-up, a one-day experience celebrating the calming and stress-relieving properties of creative crafting.

Research indicates that putting your energies into crafting is the new way of tackling anxiety and stress, taking over from colouring as the latest activity to promote mindfulness.

The morning welcomes some skilled crafters with their own therapeutic crafting sessions. This could be creating your very own bespoke tote or having a peaceful paper craft session with Christine Emberson, the woman who inspired Carole’s novel! Pampering treatments will also be on hand to add to a morning focused on mindfulness.

Spa-goers will also have the opportunity to ask Carole Matthews questions about her writing career and new book; and to get their complimentary copies of Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses signed by the bestselling author.

Tickets are free but must be applied for.

WHERE: Ice Tank, 5-7 Grape St, London WC2H 8DW

WHEN: Wednesday 5th April, 09.15 – 12.15

HOW: Please email paperhearts@tinmancomms.com for free tickets, tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis, as there are limited spaces available.

Please quote: CarolePH17   (Don’t forget this bit!) 

 

Download a free Digi-Stamp!

Hello lovelies!

Feeling a bit crafty? Then download a free digi-stamp from my lovely friend and talented artist, Tina Ashton. 

You can use it for cards, tags, all manner of crafting projects. The only limit is your imagination!

You can find all the details and a few examples if you click here. Have fun!

If you want to find out about Tina and her art, go to Tina Ashton Art. She also has a range of gorgeous products called Living by Tina Ashton which include reed diffusers and candles. They smell wonderful!

C : ) xx

Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses!

Morning, lovely people!

A bit of summer excitement for a (slightly soggy) Sunday morning. The paperback of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses will be heading your way very sooooon!

It out in paperback on 6 April and is already proving to be a firm favourite with my fab readers. And as you know, I have The Best readers!

Here’s what some of my fellow authors are saying:

Katie Fforde
Another gorgeous novel that will delight Carole’s current fans and create new ones.

Jean Fullerton
I sat up two nights until past midnight because I just had to see what happened next.

Clare Mackintosh
Fabulous book – good for the soul!

Cathy Bramley
I loved Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.  I laughed and cried and marvelled at your story telling.

Alexandra Brown
Beautiful book, made my heart sing when I really needed a lift.

Lizzie Lamb
This is Carole’s 29th novel and her skill as a storyteller shines bright on every page.

 

You can pre-order you copy from Amazon right now so that you don’t miss it!

Much love C : ) xx

Order your copy of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses now! 

 

Gorgeous Papercrafting Giveaway

Hello lovely people

I have a gorgeous giveaway this month for my new novel, Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses, which is set in the world of papercrafting.

If you’ve never given it a go, then now’s your chance! My lovely friends at Hobbycraft in Costa del Keynes – my second home – have put together a bundle of papercrafting goodies including a Baby Blue Die Cutting Machine by Tattered Lace which is a great machine to get you started in papercrafting or, if you’re a seasoned crafter, to tackle small projects or even take on holiday. (I can’t be the only one who fills the car boot with crafting stuff when we go away…can I?) There are also Tattered Lace dies by Stephanie Weightman and a couple of their magazines for extra inspiration which include dies and paper. Plus there’s a pack of multi-coloured card. Everything you need to get you started. I’ll even throw in a signed copy of Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses for you. Wowsers.

The whole bundle is worth over £100. Yay! To be in with a chance to win this, you need to be signed up to my newsletter before 1 March when the draw takes place. If you’re new to it, just sign up and you’ll automatically be included in the draw. If you are already registered to get the newsletter, then you just need to follow the instructions on how to enter therein! Simples!

You can sign up here and be included in the draw.

SIGN UP TO MY NEWSLETTER

When you sign up, you won’t get another newsletter now until March. Just so you don’t think I’ve forgotten you.

You can also join the Hobbycraft Club which gives you all kinds of discounts, treats and free patterns. Plus there’s 15% off your first purchase. What’s not to love?

JOIN THE HOBBYCRAFT CLUB

You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

We’re going to have a gorgeous summer of crafting. Hope you can join me! Love C : ) xx

 

Sorry but this giveaway is for UK readers only due to the cost of international postage.
More worldwide giveaways coming soooooon! C : ) xx

Comic Relief Crafternoon

Those lovely people at Comic Relief are having a crafternoon to raise money for all of their good causes. It kicks off with the publication of a special edition of Mollie Makes magazine featuring 50 handmade projects by some of the UK’s best designers.

The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon TWO will be on sale in Sainsbury’s on Thursday 2 Feb. You can also pre-order paper copies on the Mollie Subscription page: https://www.buysubscriptions.com/crafternoon

At least £5 from the sale of each and every copy goes straight to comic relief.

While I’m having a year of crazy crafting with the publication of of my latest novel, Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses, I think I shall be getting my craft on. It would be great to see your projects too.

You can hashtag them on Twitter at  #molliecrafternoon or go to the Comic Relief Crafternoon page on Facebook

C : ) xx