Welcome to Hedgehog Awareness Week

Starting today it is Hedgehog Awareness Week in the UK – Sunday 2nd May until Saturday 8th May.

Various activities and promotional events are happening and you can join in/stay informed by following the hashtag #hedgehogweek on social media.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society are running giveaways, posting top tips and sharing expert videos on their Facebook page which you can find here. The People’s Trust for Endangered Species also have loads of great information on their Facebook page here.

I’ll be sharing my hedgehog facts and tips again later in the week.

Timing wasn’t deliberate but couldn’t have been more perfect for the release of the third instalment of the Hedgehog Hollow series. Book 3 – Family Secrets at Hedgehog Hollow – will be out tomorrow on all these formats:

  • eBook on Apple, Kindle and Kobo
  • Paperback
  • Large print
  • Hardback
  • Physical audio
  • Audio download

Here’s the blurb to whet your appetite:

Every family has its secrets, and at Hedgehog Hollow there is no exception…

It was always Samantha’s dream to run her beautiful rescue centre, Hedgehog Hollow, full-time. But just as her wish comes true, she becomes a victim of her own kindness when she finds herself with a house full of guests – all with their own problems and secrets – looking to her for support.

When her self-absorbed cousin, Chloe, unexpectedly turns up at the farm – swiftly handing over her baby to Samantha to care for – trouble is definitely brewing. Especially as Chloe won’t tell anyone why she’s left her husband, James…

As Samantha juggles new hedgehog arrivals, family dramas and her own health challenges, it soon becomes clear that she needs to start putting herself first for once. Little does she know that life-changing secrets from the past are about to unravel and turn their lives upside down…

Return to glorious Hedgehog Hollow with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for a heartwarming, emotional but uplifting story of family, friendship and moving on from the past.

Praise for the Hedgehog Hollow series:

‘I loved my trip to Hedgehog Hollow. An emotional read, full of twists and turns’ Heidi Swain

‘A wonderful, warm series full of family, friends and romance.’ Katie Ginger

I was really excited earlier today as it climbed the Kindle charts to its highest position so far of #354 which is amazing when it’s still only on pre-order. It’s had the greatest number of pre-orders of all my books so far and I am trying not to get too excited about where that should see it charting tomorrow but I am expecting the hedgehogs to do me super proud. Watch this space!

Which put me at #68 in the Hot New Releases Chart (when it isn’t even released yet!) and #74 in the Movers & Shakers Chart. Eek!

Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered or who downloads it in whatever format from publication day and thank you to all the amazing supporters of hedgehogs all over the country from the heroes who run rescue centres to those who feed the hogs in their gardens. You’re all amazing!

Please do check out all the activities going on this week.

Big hugs
Jessica xx

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