In this second book in the Tindledale series (following The Great Christmas Knit-Off), Alexandra Brown returns to the village with The Great Village Show. The synopsis says: " Tindledale is in a titter . . . The Village Show competition is coming around again and after last year's spectacular failure, the villagers are determined to win. Meg, teacher at the local school, is keen to help and to impose some much-needed order. After a terse encounter with a newcomer to the village, Meg discovers that it is celebrity chef and culinary bad boy, Dan Wright. Meg thinks he is arrogant and rude but rumour has it that Dan is opening a new restaurant in the village which could really put Tindledale on the map. As things come together, villagers old and new all start to come out of the woodwork, including new arrival Jessie, who seems to have it all. But first impressions can be deceptive and Meg discovers that when it comes to Tindledale - and Dan - nothing is ever quite as it seems . . ." The Great Village Show is out in July 2015.
The Great Christmas Knit Off, by Alexandra Brown, is about how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas jumpers can mend a broken heart. The synopsis says: "Heartbroken after being jilted at the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her knitting obsession and now her home is filled to bursting with tea cosies, bobble hats, and jumpers. But, after discovering at work that she may have perpetrated the cock-up of the century, Sybil decides to make a hasty exit and, just weeks before Christmas, runs away to see an old friend in the picturesque village of Tindledale. Tindledale seems to hark back to a bygone era and to her delight, Sybil also discovers Hettie's House of Haberdashery, an emporium dedicated to the world of knitting and needle craft. But Hettie, the outspoken octogenarian owner, can't keep up with the rent and now the shop is due for closure. Sybil has some ideas that might help and when Hettie decides that Sybil's wonderfully wacky Christmas jumpers are just the thing to add a bit of excitement to her window display, something miraculous starts to happen..." The Great Christmas Knit Off is out in November 2014.