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GIVEAWAY! – 3 copies of “Unscripted” by Claire Handscombe

30th August 2020

GIVEAWAY – we are delighted to offer 3 copies of Unscripted by Claire Handscombe,  a great romance novel set in Cambridge, London and Pasadena. Worldwide entry.

Nobody is a bigger fan of actor Thomas Cassidy than Libby is. Nobody. That’s why she’s totally going to marry him.

She is going to write a novel, name the main character after Thom, and find a way to get it to him. Intrigued and flattered, he will read it, fall in love with her prose, write to her and ask to turn it into a movie. She will pretend to think about it for a week or so, then say, sure, but can I work on it with you? Their eyes will meet over the script, and fade to black. It is a fail-proof plan.

Except for the fact that he is a Hollywood star – not A list, perhaps not B list, but certainly C+ – and she is, well, not. Except for the fact that he lives in America. Except, too, for the teeny tiny age gap. Not even twenty years! Totally overcomable. All of the obstacles are totally overcomable. It’s all about determination.

“This is a well-written, easy read with a lovely story that sweeps you along from the viewpoint of different characters..” (amazon review)

She writes with beautiful prose and as she shifts from the UK to the USA she takes the reader with her..” (Maria Catalina Egan)


First: in order to enter you must be a member of TripFiction. If you are not already a member (and you receive book reviews and posts about books, authors and travel; entry into giveaways; monthly Newsletter and more.. tempted?). Go to TripFiction – scroll down – click on the JOIN NOW tab and away you go!

Second: Which place in the world is your ideal romantic place? Would it be the Maldives, perhaps or Paris, or a castle in the Scottish Highlands??? Let us know in the comments below by midnight, 12 September 2020. IT’S INTERNATIONAL – open WORLDWIDE!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 16/09/2020 at 2:33 pm

    And the winners are:



  2. User: Paula Courtney

    Posted on: 10/09/2020 at 7:49 pm

    Inchydoney Hotel in West Cork overlooking the Atlantic.


  3. User: Locky

    Posted on: 10/09/2020 at 6:10 pm

    Fiji, where we went on honeymoon in 2012.


  4. User: jackier333

    Posted on: 10/09/2020 at 5:38 am

    Beautiful Tahiti


  5. User: kacky

    Posted on: 07/09/2020 at 10:11 am

    Helsinki we’ve wanted to visit since we were married 36 years ago. I’d love to snuggle up in the cold looking at the stunning views


  6. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 06/09/2020 at 6:54 pm

    I think that the most romantic place on earth is Paris, France.


  7. User: Irene cox

    Posted on: 05/09/2020 at 11:58 am

    amalfi coast italy


  8. User: Sarah Pike

    Posted on: 05/09/2020 at 9:49 am

    Bali, Indonesia


  9. User: ali991

    Posted on: 04/09/2020 at 5:21 pm

    The Northumberland coast


  10. User: Jac

    Posted on: 03/09/2020 at 9:43 pm

    Somerset or Devon


  11. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 03/09/2020 at 6:48 pm

    Anywhere secluded away from the rest of the world. Maybe a tiny windswept cottage on the Moors?


  12. User: spanglisher

    Posted on: 02/09/2020 at 7:07 pm

    Any Greek island out of season


  13. User: KellyM01

    Posted on: 02/09/2020 at 4:53 pm

    A small village in the south of France or a cottage in the woods in the UK in the world with a wood burning fire and my love.


  14. User: sarah342

    Posted on: 02/09/2020 at 12:45 am

    Tigaki, Kos the first holiday I had with the OH, I remember the beautiful sunsets and just enjoying being together. Since then our holidays have been more about adventure than romance.


  15. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 01/09/2020 at 7:43 am

    Rome has always seemed such a romantic city.


  16. User: Dinaera

    Posted on: 31/08/2020 at 11:06 pm

    For me it would be Venice in Italy or Paris or even Norway


  17. User: Jac

    Posted on: 31/08/2020 at 10:42 pm

    My husband and I love to chill in Dunster, Somerset.


  18. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 31/08/2020 at 7:37 pm

    Hello, I think my ideal romantic place is the beach on the North East coast of England. It is just so beautiful, I really love it. Thank you for the chance to win.


  19. User: CathBRFC

    Posted on: 31/08/2020 at 11:33 am

    For me it would be Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Relax in the hot springs by day then gazing at the Aurora Borealis at night.


  20. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 31/08/2020 at 7:35 am

    Lake Como, Italy


  21. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 31/08/2020 at 7:28 am

    Unscripted by Claire Handscombe. Romance and travel, what is not to like.
    My most romantic place would be Ullswater in the Lake District. The first holiday with my husband. Camped in a layby in a 10foot caravan with now husband and his Great Dane. We have been married for 43 years by the way. It worked!!!


  22. User: philatel

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 10:13 pm

    I would choose Paris.


  23. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 4:54 pm

    There is something romantic about time being compressed, so I’m going to go for a cross-country train trip across Russia where both parties are disembarking and separating at the end of the line.


  24. User: Julie Ryan

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 4:32 pm

    Paris or anywhere in Greece


  25. User: Janine

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 4:28 pm

    We spent our honeymoon in Gozo so to me that will always my romantic place x


  26. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 4:26 pm

    Anywhere int the beautiful country of New Zealand.


Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020