Harold Wood make-up artist releases third book about her experiences of being single at Christmas
PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 November 2018
A make-up artist from Harold Wood has written a book encompassing her experiences of being single at Christmas.
It can be the most romantic time of the year, or it can be the most lonely, and the characters in Laura Ziepe’s novel Tis the Season to be Single embody both sides of this according to the author.
Rachel, Grace and Amber are three friends that work together in a department store.
Rachel is in shock. She was sure that her boyfriend was about to propose – not break up with her! Even worse, it turns out he’s been cheating on her…
Grace can’t bear the thought of spending another Christmas with her lazy, unappreciative husband. Surely it’s time to shake things up a bit?
Amber knows she should be happy that her best friend Jack is getting married, but there’s a little part of her that can’t help think ‘it was always meant to be me’!
This is Laura’s third book, the first - Essex Girls - was published back in 2013 just after The Only Way is Essex hit the screens.
Laura - now married and mum-of-two said: “It’s a heart warming, feel-good festive read about three friends who unexpectedly find themselves single at Christmas time and decide to ban all men and focus on themselves.
“One has just discovered her long term partner is having an affair, another has separated from her lazy, unappreciative husband and the other has only just realised she’s in love with her best friend because he’s announced he’s engaged.” Laura’s top tips to singletons at Christmas is just to go out and have fun.
She said: “You’ve got to embrace being single, it can be a great time of year, and you never know what might happen.
“You have lots of big Christmas parties and you never know who you might meet, but you’ve got to go to them.
“Most people aren’t single forever and it can be hard, but you’ve just got to have fun.”
Tis the Season to be Single is available to buy now.