Travel to North Yorkshire with Susan Stephens

With the absence of travel abroad in this most unusual year, I’ve been taking a closer look at the wonderful scenery right here on my doorstep. I hope you enjoy this trip around Yorkshire UK, as much as me!

We’re going to visit the fabulous autumn tints at Thorp Perrow arboretum in North Yorkshire, and the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Harlow Carr in Harrogate. Then we’ll take a trip to the sea shore in Filey on the East Coast of England, before finally visiting the wild Yorkshire moors, where the Bronte’s wrote their fabulous stories.

First Thorp Perrow arboretum near Helmsley North Yorkshire, in all its October glory…




RHS Harlow Carr take a bow…




Who doesn’t love a trip to the seaside? This is Filey, east coast UK.



The wild Yorkshire moors, atop the spine of England, known as the Pennine Hills.


Walking with Betty close to our home makes this unprecedented lockdown experience a real pleasure. I hope you get the chance to visit this most beautiful county of England one day, and be inspired as I have, to dream and think, and dream some more.



With my love to you all,


Susan xx


 About the Author

Susan was a professional singer before meeting her husband on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. In true Harlequin Presents style they met on Monday, became engaged on Friday and were married three months later.

A menagerie consisting of dogs, cats, horses, a donkey, several guinea pigs, a husband and three terrific children, keeps Susan busy when she isn’t writing!

She enjoys entertaining, travel, and going to the theatre. To relax she reads, cooks and plays the piano, and when she's had enough of relaxing she throws herself off mountains on skis, or gallops through the countryside singing loudly.

Susan Stephens on the web:

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 New Book from Susan Stephens:

The Playboy Prince of Scandal (The Acostas! Book 9)

His innocent enemy…
…could be his ultimate undoing!
Prince Cesar will never forgive Sofia Acosta for the article branding him a playboy! But to avoid further scandal, he has no choice but to invite her to his lavish banquet in Rome—where he’s confronted by her unexpected apology and the very obvious electricity!

Sofia was blackmailed into writing that article. She’ll risk her hard-fought career to make it right. But surrendering to undeniable temptation wasn’t part of the plan! 
Because that means putting her trust in the man behind the outrageous reputation…
From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds.
Read all the books in The Acostas! series:
Book 1: One Scandalous Christmas Eve
Book 2: The Playboy Prince of Scandal

Buy on:

Amazon Kindle      

Amazon Paperback

Amazon Aust        Amazon UK


  1. Welcome to Exotic Destinations, Susan! Congratulations on this new book! Love the cover.

    1. Thank YOU, Nas. It’s an absolute pleasure to be here on this exciting release day for my latest book 🥳
      So thrilled - it never gets old - each story is a new adventure 💞

  2. North Yorkshire looks beautiful, and the book sounds good!

    1. Oh, Christine, it’s so beautiful here. The world is beautiful, and we’re so lucky to have wonderful images to look at on TV, books and Blogs, even when we can’t visit in person 😃

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui, I’ve had some amazing covers for this one!

  4. What gorgeous scenery. Wishing you much success on what sounds like an amazing book.

    1. Thank you, Sandra. Your kind thoughts are much appreciated. Happy reading to you 😃

  5. Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to force us to get out and look around the local area. North Yorkshire looks gorgeous!

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Kate. These extraordinary circumstances may be preventing long-distance travel, but they have had an unexpected benefit for me, by encouraging me to look more closely at what’s right under my nose. 💚

  6. HUGE apologies for being so slow to respond - my google account decided to stall, but I’m here now, and thank you all so much for responding!
    Susan xxx

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    1. I feel privileged to live here, Lady Fi. One of my great loves - when we were allowed to travel- was visiting new places across the world, but there’s pleasure to be found in the garden and fields near my home, and of course, on Social media, where I can share the surprise vistas and pleasures of so many places without leaving my desk :) xx

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    1. Thanks, Aleksandra! I love the Yorkshire countryside. It has so much variation, it’s impossible not to be surprised by its beauty xx

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    1. Agata, thank you! I enjoyed taking them, as I’m sure you can imagine!!

  10. So many gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

    1. A snapshot of a memory never quite does it enough justice, but they do bring back happy memories for me - and as soon as we are allowed to travel again, I’ll be off! Enjoy!!

  11. I love the photos. Thank you for sharing.

    A piece of my heart lives in England. I can hardly wait for my next visit.

    1. As soon as travel restrictions are lifted I hope you’ll be able to visit. There are so many lovely counties in England, but Yorkshire has my heart xx

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