While founding bluepencilagency and editing manuscripts for budding writers, Sara Sarre was also working on her own debut novel, and we are delighted to share that Mothering Sunday by Sara James is out now.
Harriet Bourton, publisher at Orion Fiction, picked up Mothering Sunday in a two-book deal. Harriet said, ‘Sara’s warm-hearted, absorbing story of a daughter connecting with the biological mother she never knew existed is the kind of comforting, hopeful read we all need right now. Combining a charmingly Bohemian ’60s setting with all the heart of a sweeping family drama, Mothering Sunday is a perfect springtime treat for yourself or the ones you love. It will appeal to fans of Fern Britton and Rachel Hore, as well as those who have smiled and cried along to “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Long Lost Family”.’
Author Saskia Sarginson called the novel, ‘a tender and heart-breaking story with a shocking family secret at its centre…I was weeping happy tears at the end.’
Reviewer Pam Norfolk said, ‘Full of insight and wisdom, Mothering Sunday is an inspirational story with uplifting messages about family love, belonging and second chances.’
Sara is represented by Rowan Lawton at The Soho Agency and is currently working on her second novel.