Today we’re meeting author Kirsty Ferry, talking about all things love, and her latest release.
What is your favourite romance novel and why?
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart. It’s a very gentle, lovely story, and very magical. One of the books I wish I’d written!
What is your favourite romantic film and why?
Four Weddings and a Funeral – just classic. Love it.
Which film couple is your favourite?
I actually really like the couple in Games Night. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams play Max and Annie, and they have such a great, fun relationship, it’s very believable. I also love Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club – because who wouldn’t want to be locked in the cupboard with Judd kissing them??
Do you have a favourite ongoing romance storyline from a TV show or series?
Ah yes, Ross and Rachel [from Friends]. They are fab – I started to lose my temper a bit when they brought Joey into the mix with Rachel, and Ross kept getting married to different women – what was all that about?! When Ross went to the closed café to kiss Rachel at the end of series 2, it was one of the best tv moments ever and I do believe I whooped with joy.
What is your favourite romantic poem?
Has to be The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. It’s quite a dark romance, though, but it still gives me shivers when I hear it.
What is the most romantic thing you have done for someone / someone has done for you?
I booked a night in a hotel on Newcastle Quayside for my husband and I on our second wedding anniversary as a surprise for after we’d been for a meal. I had to tell him what was going on though as he got suspicious when I started loading luggage into the car! He gets me flowers when I don’t expect them, which is far better than getting them on Valentine’s Day for example when it’s a ‘thing’. Also, he ordered three massive boxes of giant chocolate buttons for me last year – there must have been about ten packets in each of the crates. I was on my own in lockdown as he works away and our son is at Uni, so I was feeling a bit down, but they cheered me up no end!
Which celebrity always makes you swoon? Ooh, Chris Hemsworth for sure, and also Jamie Dornan. I just adore Jamie’s Irish accent! It makes me melt…
Tell us all about your latest book, It started with a wedding:
It’s one thing to be asked to plan your sister’s wedding; it’s quite another when your sister is Nessa McCreadie …
Alfie McCreadie wants his twin sister Nessa to have the best wedding ever, but he’s not happy at being roped in as wedding planner – especially as, unbelievably, his main assistant seems to be Nessa’s cat, Schubert. Anyway, Alfie is a scientist. He might know his protons from his neutrons, but what does he know about weddings?
It’s Nessa who points him in the direction of Bea’s Garden, just outside Edinburgh, where he’s tasked with picking a “very-relevant-bouquet”. It’s there he meets Fae Brimham, who might be prettier than any bouquet bloom but doesn’t seem impressed by Alfie’s sensible, scientific side.
But when Nessa and Schubert are involved, surprises are bound to happen and, despite less-than-perfect first impressions, perhaps something new and beautiful can still blossom for Alfie and Fae …
Find out more about Kirsty
Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.
Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.
Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.
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