Today is publication day for Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom and I wanted to take the time to tell you about this wonderful book. I’m currently reading it and am very much enjoying it, my review will be up once I’ve finished it. In the meantime, please read on to find out more about Wonder Cruise.
About the book:
A witty, heartwarming read with great romantic and comic characters. This warm, feel-good tale will make you smile, and you’ll be rooting for Ann to find lasting love and happiness. A moving portrait of an unforgettable 1930’s woman; Ann Clements will stay with you long after the last page.
Ann Clements is thirty-five and single, and believes nothing exciting will ever happen to her. Then, she wins a large sum of money in a sweepstake and suddenly can dare to dream of a more adventurous life. She buys a ticket for a Mediterranean cruise, against the wishes of her stern brother, the Rev. Cuthbert, who has other ideas about how she should spend her windfall. Ann steps out of the shadows of her mundane life into the heat of the Mediterranean sun. Travelling to Gibraltar, Marseilles, Naples, Malta and Venice, Ann’s eyes are opened to people and experiences far removed from her sheltered existence in the offices at Henrietta Street, and Mrs. Puddock’s lodging house. As Ann blossoms, discovering love and passion for the very first time, the biggest question is, can there be any going back?
About the Author:
Ursula Bloom was one of the most popular bestselling authors of the twentieth century. She wrote over 560 books, a feat which earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for many years, as the world’s most prolific female writer. She also wrote short stories, radio and stage plays, and worked as a Fleet Street journalist.
During her long career, as well as writing books under her own name, Ursula used the pen names Sheila Burns, Rachel Harvey, Lozania Prole, Mary Essex and Deborah Mann.
Ursula Bloom died, aged 91, on 29th October, 1984, in Winton Nursing Home, Nether Wallop, Hampshire.
You can find out more about Ursula Bloom here.
More of Ursula Bloom’s works are to be re-issued by Corazon Books, you can find out more about them here.
Wonder Cruise is out today and available to buy from Amazon on the following links:
Buy Wonder Cruise on Amazon UK
Buy Wonder Cruise on Amazon.com
12 thoughts on “Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom”
It’s a very long time since I read my mother’s Ursula bloom books. I’m glad to hear that they are being re-issued.
This is the first one I’ve ever picked up and I’m very much enjoying it. The publisher is planning to re-issue more of them so I’m looking forward to them being released.
I will look for Wonder Cruise soon.
I heading off for a cruise with my family this summer – I think this would be an ideal cabin partner! 🙂
Yes I think it would be perfect! 🙂 I’ve only read the first few chapters so far but I’m enjoying it so much.
I am stunned that I have never heard of this prolific writer. But it sounds like a good read for going on a cruise!!
I had never heard of her either before I was offered Wonder Cruise for review so I was gobsmacked when I read how many books she’s written! I’m really enjoying this book and am looking forward to reading more by her as they’re re-issued.
Thanks for sharing, Hayley! I’m ashamed to say I’ve never heard of Ursula Bloom and her 560 books (10k words a day! Blimey!).
I’ll check her out straight away.
I’d never heard of her either until I was offered the chance to read and review Wonder Cruise. I’m reading it now and it’s such an enjoyable book – I’m looking forward to reading more of her novels as they get re-issued. I couldn’t believe it when I read her bio and saw how many books she’d written!
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Thanks for the lovely comments everyone. Enjoy your cruise Shelley! So glad you are enjoying the book Hayley. Ursula Bloom certainly wrote a lot of books and I have spent a very enjoyable last six months reading lots of them while deciding which to reissue first. I hope Wonder Cruise is a good introduction to her for everyone.
Thank you for commenting, Ian. I’m very much looking forward to buying and reading more of Ursula Bloom’s books as you reissue them.