Hi. I’m Eleanor.
I feel very privileged to be able to write romance for Heartwarming and I’m so thrilled to be answering questions today on my new book.
I believe that everyone wants to be in love, no matter how cynical about it they may pretend to be. Everyone wants to have that certain someone who knows you better than yourself and is always there for you, no matter what.
I do hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I have enjoyed writing it
Today we are celebrating the release of ‘The Country Vet’ by Eleanor Jones.
So, Eleanor, where did you get the idea for this novel?
I wanted to set my story in the countryside I love and even though we’re in 2014, here, amongst the farming community in the Cumbrian Lake District, there is still a lack of confidence in female vets, especially where large animals are involved.
I decided to tell the story of a gutsy young woman who is focused on trying to prove herself to be a competent vet with all animals and win the confidence and respect of the local community. Along the way of course she can’t help but fall in love and with horses in particular figuring so largely in my life of course the hero just had to be a horseman. Jake fits the bill perfectly.
In looking at the cover, if you could add a caption or captions, what would they say?
‘Through animals comes understanding.’
How long did it take you to write?
About three months.
What is your favourite scene?
I love some of the scenes with Robbie, Jake’s six year old son. He questions the tragic loss of his grandmother and twin sister and comes to a kind of understanding in a poignant scene with Cass. Of course I also love the scene with Jake and Cass near the end.
If you could pick fictional characters to play the hero and heroine, who would they be?
I think Hugh Jackman, as he was in the film Australia, would make a perfect Jake. I see Cass as very much like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. I know she’s not fictional but she is beautiful, gracious and slightly built, just like Cass.
Tell us one thing you learned during research?
I didn’t really need to do much research as the whole story is so much a part of my everyday life.
What music would match the mood of this novel?
Someone Like You by Adele springs to mind.
This is your third book. Exactly what does this mean to you?
I’ve been writing teenage mysteries for years but having the chance to write romance is a dream come true.
What do you plan to work on next?
I’m already half way through a follow up to The Country Vet and I hope to do at least a couple more in the series.
What are you reading for pleasure right now?
I’m trying to catch up with books by other Heartwarming authors.