A Bakery at the Little Duck Café by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #feelgoodfiction #TheLittleDuckPondCafe



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A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Café written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of book five in The Little Duck Pond Café series by Rosie Green.

This was such a delicious treat to return to The Little Duck Pond Café and it will leave you diving for the cake tin! Although each novella can be read as a standalone story I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order to fully appreciate each character and their story.

Rosie Green has created a lovely feel-good mini series with The Little Duck Pond Café and each novella focuses on one of the main characters story however, with A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Café we are introduced to two new characters, Kate and Madison, who are both interested in the Bakery Assistant vacancy at Ellie’s new bakery that is attached to her café.  Kate is the main focus of this story and she’s still having doubts whether she wants this job but when she sees the bakery for the first time she soon falls in love with it and starts to think that this may be the new beginning that she needs.

Kate has had a traumatic childhood that she tried so hard to keep hidden from her loved ones.  But her heart has been battered recently and she’s still grieving over her late mother.  Worried over her past she develops a new persona to protect herself but she soon starts worrying that her past will catch up with her.

I loved the introduction of some new characters and I warmed to Kate instantly, her back story was quite heart-breaking and you are willing her to overcome these emotional scars.

As we read each new instalment in the series we grow to love the Duck Pond and the locals more and more.  Delightful, fun and just lovely.

About the Author
A Bakery - Rosie Green Author PicRosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

Breaking News – Coming Soon – Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Café

A Bakery - Confetti CoverWith Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Café community. But as dark clouds begin to roll in, threatening more than one close relationship, will the wedding of the year take place at all?

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She’s Like The Wind by Carrie Elks @CarrieElks #bookreview #PublicationDay #ContemporaryRomance



She’s Like The Wind written and self-published by Carrie Elks is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb

He’d be a fool to fall for his long-legged, barefoot employee. But bad decisions have never stopped him before…

Successful businessman and single father, Nate Crawford, doesn’t need any more complications. That’s why he’s moved his business – and his life – to a small beach town. He’s expecting sun, sea and tranquility, but what he gets is a whirlwind in the form of town sweetheart, Ally Sutton.

Ally’s used to dealing with heartache. But losing the café she’s owned for years is the final straw. Being offered a new job feels like a lifeline – that is until she meets her much-older, and impossibly handsome new boss.

In the space of a few weeks everything changes. And when an accident forces them closer, Nate and Ally can’t ignore the fascination between them any longer. But are they ready for the storm their relationship is about to unleash?

**She’s Like the Wind is the second book in the Angel Sands series, set in a small beach town on the California coast. If you like a heartwarming read that’s low on angst and big on feels, this stand-alone romance is for you.**

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Firstly, I’d like to wish Carrie Elks a Happy Publication Day for She’s Like The Wind and thank her for an arc copy of her novel.

Carrie Elks certainly knows how to write heart-stopping, delicious romances and with Book Two in the Angel Sands series: She’s Like The Wind, the author teases our heart with a romance that awakens the hearts desire to feelings the recipients struggle to accept that they are worthy of.

Ally Sutton has lived in Angel Sands all her life and has been running her father’s beachside café for many years but when she learns he’s sold the café from underneath her she feels very hurt and betrayed.

Nate Crawford is hoping his move to Angel Sands will be a new start for him and his teenage daughter Riley with the purchase of the café which included the proviso of keeping Ally Sutton in employment.  Riley is struggling emotionally with the new start and with the struggles of coping with the recent bereavement of her mother.  Her life has changed so much in the last few months and she’s very angry with her father for dragging her miles away to a different state.  Nate’s love life has also suffered when his responsibilities are questioned.

Renovating and rebranding the café is Nate’s new project and he’s very keen for his brand to transfer successfully to this coastal location.  Nate was eager to train his new staff himself but his first introduction to Ally Sutton, the manager of the former café, is met with distain.  Although Nate and Ally’s first impressions were guarded a truce is met and friendship soon blossoms.

When unexpected events bring Nate and Ally closer their friendship soon develops into a desire that is too hard to resist but will the pair be able to let their hearts be free to love again?

This is a story of new beginnings for many, it’s also a story of the relationships between a father and a daughter coping after tragedy.

She’s Like The Wind is another fabulous story from Carrie Elks with a romance that sizzles.

I’d like to share a quote from the novel that I particularly adored:

Looking at her was like looking into the sun.  He was almost certain he was going to get burned.

About the Author

Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out. Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.

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Spring at the Little Cornish Gift Shop by Rachel Griffiths @authorRG #bookreview #feelgoodfiction #holidayread #contemporaryromance #novella #TheLittleCornishGiftShop


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Spring at the Little Cornish Gift Shop written and self-published by Rachel Griffiths is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindelunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb

Jake Woodhouse has stayed on at Driftwood Cottage for longer than he planned, but he just can’t seem to find the will to move on. It’s partly to do with the fact that he loves the location, but also because he doesn’t like the idea of leaving his friend Ruby Penrose behind.
Ruby is enjoying being back in Cornwall, working at the Little Cornish Gift Shop, eating all the delicious food her nanna makes and spending time with Jake. Her creative flair has also returned and she’s been working on a few different projects.
A shock phone call from his mother forces Jake to consider his options. He still has issues from his past hanging over him and he knows he can’t really move on until he deals with them.
When Jake leaves, Ruby knows it’s for the best, but she can’t help wondering what might have happened if he’d stayed.

This is the second short story in The Little Cornish Gift Shop series.

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Oh this was such a treat to return to Cornwall and our friends at The Little Cornish Gift Shop.  I read book one in the mini series; Christmas at The Little Cornish Gift Shop, at the end of December and I have missed the characters I had discovered in the start to this delightful mini series by Rachel Griffiths.  You can find my review for book one here.

Ruby is still happily living with her nanna in the gift shop and it’s feeling very much like home for her and she’s started to write, which she’s been struggling with for a while.  Her friendship with Jake is growing and she can’t imagine life in Cornwall without him and his bulldog, Sherlock Bones.

Jake himself too is starting to feel like Cornwall is his new home but his past is about to rock his world again causing much distress for him, his dog and his friends Ruby and Hetty.

Will Jake be tempted by the bright lights of the city?  Will his ex continue to hold the strings to his life? What does this mean for his blossoming friendship with Ruby?

I’ve really enjoyed this mini series by Rachel Griffiths; it’s light hearted, fun and gorgeously romantic.  The Little Cornish Gift Shop mini series is the perfect relaxing read any time of day evoking many feel-good vibes and giving your heart and soul a chance to breathe and take in the charms of the beautiful coastline in the UK.

About the Author

Rachel Griffiths is an author, wife, mother, Earl Grey tea drinker, gin enthusiast, dog walker and fan of the afternoon nap. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family. Over the years, she has had a variety of jobs including stacking supermarket shelves, polishing soaps in a health and beauty shop and teaching pupils how to read and write. After almost twenty years in the classroom, she is lucky enough to be living her dream as a full-time writer.

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Dear Jane by Allie Cresswell @alliescribbler @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #DearJane #HistoricalFiction #HistoricalRomance #HighburyTrilogy

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Dear Jane written and self-published by Allie Cresswell is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb

The final instalment of the Highbury trilogy, Dear Jane recounts events hinted at but never actually described in Jane Austen’s Emma; the formative childhood years of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill, their meeting in Weymouth and the agony of their secret engagement.
Orphaned Jane seems likely to be brought up in parochial Highbury until adoption by her papa’s old friend Colonel Campbell opens to her all the excitement and opportunities of London. Frank Weston is also transplanted from Highbury, adopted as heir to the wealthy Churchills and taken to their drear and inhospitable Yorkshire estate. Readers of Emma will be familiar with the conclusion of Jane and Frank’s story, but Dear Jane pulls back the veil which Jane Austen drew over its remainder.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the final instalment in Allie Cresswell’s Highbury Trilogy: Dear Jane.  The Highbury Trilogy was inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma and the author, Allie Cresswell, has shown references in Dear Jane to scenes from Emma.

As I’ve mentioned previously I haven’t read Jane Austen’s Emma but I’ve become a fan of historical romance and I have particularly enjoyed this trilogy by Allie Cresswell that sweeps you away to the lives and loves of three generations of ladies from one family living in the village of Highbury.  You can find my reviews for Book One, Mrs Bates of Highbury by Allie Cresswell blogtour book review and Book Two, The Other Miss Bates by Allie Cresswell blogtour book review.

I have to admit that it did take me a little longer to get my head around the characters and storyline in Dear Jane but it is well worth sticking with the story as once I was immersed in the storyline I was totally swept away with the romance and the secrecy of a love that was kept hidden due to the constrains of family and society rules.

Dear Jane is the story of Jane, Mrs Bates’ granddaughter who sadly had been left orphaned at a young age.  Jane has been granted guardianship by dear friends of her late father, a Colonel Campbell and his wife.  The couple have a daughter, Rowena, who is of similar age to Jane.  Jane was to become a friend and confidante to Rowena.  The girls temperaments complimented each other Rowena was shy, a little clumsy and lacking in confidence whereas Jane had been blessed with beauty and musical ability and was able to guide Rowena when she felt her confidence needed boosting.  As time went on the girls grew into delightful young ladies and their friendship was soon put to the test with emotions on matters of the heart.

Dear Jane was a fitting finale to a charming historical romance trilogy.  The lives and loves of three generations of women from one family evoked many emotions within me, my heart ached, my heart soared and I smiled during happier times with Mrs Bates, her daughter’s Jane and Hetty and granddaughter Jane.

About the Author
Mrs Bates Author PictAllie Cresswell was born in Stockport, UK and began writing fiction as soon as she could hold a pencil.
She did a BA in English Literature at Birmingham University and an MA at Queen Mary College, London.
She has been a print-buyer, a pub landlady, a book-keeper, run a B & B and a group of boutique holiday cottages. Nowadays Allie writes full time having retired from teaching literature to lifelong learners.
She has two grown-up children, two granddaughters, two grandsons and two cockapoos but just one husband – Tim. They live in Cumbria, NW England.
Dear Jane is her ninth novel.

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The Duke and the Imposter (The French Orphan Book 5) by Michael Stolle @MichaelStolle16 @Bookollective #blogtour #authorinterview #HistFic


The Duke and the ImposterThe Duke and the Imposter written and self-published by Michael Stolle is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb

It’s a beautiful day in the seventeenth century. Pierre, Marquis de Beauvoir, Duke of Hertford and his small family arrive for a picnic on the banks of the River Loire in the grounds of his castle of Montrésor. It is a garden Eden – beautiful and peaceful. But fate strikes and, taken by surprise, the lunch party is ambushed.
Pierre is found later by his faithful valet, barely clinging to life, but his wife and only son have vanished without a trace. Beyond consolation, Pierre is convinced that his family has been annihilated. Luckily his friends François and Armand rush to the castle from Paris to his aid – and to investigate.
The quest leads to the coast of France and then on to the shores of England, a country torn apart by old loyalties to the Stuart king and the rise of the new Puritan gentry.
As the friends come closer and closer to the viper’s nest they must find out the truth, and track down the mastermind behind the ambush, who is prepared to stop at nothing until he has taken Pierre’s place and styled himself the next Duke of Hertford. A man not known to take prisoners. Soon Pierre and his friends are not only fighting against an enemy who’s ruthless and vile, they’re racing against time, the biggest enemy of all.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Michael Stolle’s latest novel: The Duke and the Imposter.  The Duke and the Imposter is book five in The French Orphan series.

I’d like to welcome the author, Michael Stolle, to my blog and I have a few questions regarding his work I’d like to share:

1. What intrigues you about writing fiction set in the 17th century?

I wish I could give an elaborate and concise explanation. In fact I devoured hundreds of history books – fiction and non-fiction – but varying from the Assyrian empire to the recent European history. I had no true preference.

I always loved the 17th century, the progress of science and philosophy freed people from old patterns, the Vatican lost its iron grip on politics and people’s minds in many countries, creating new political powers and alliances. Every author loves a dose of suspense and chaos

One day, I was frustrated as I was reading a historical novel – and all appeared fake and wrong to me. The leading character didn’t fit – the plot was supposed to be playing in medieval times – but nothing matched, it was a piece of cheap romance just written hastily for effect.

I thought, I can do this better – and suddenly the characters of Pierre and Armand materialized and as the Cardinal Richelieu had always fascinated me, I chose his period. It was as if these characters had always been there, just waiting for me to start writing. Weird…

2. The Duke and the Imposter is book five in The French Orphan series; as a new reader coming into the series at this point can you give a brief summary of the story to far?

That question is a challenge as a lot happened…

The leading character Pierre de Beauvoir is an orphan, raised in a French monastery school. Here he discovers with the help of his friend Armand that in fact he’s the heir to two big fortunes: his father was a French Marquis, his mother inherited the title of the Duchy of Hertford. But the Prime Minister of France (the infamous Cardinal Richelieu) and his French cousin Henri try to get hold of him as they want the fortune that comes with both titles. Pierre’s life is constantly in danger and this hunt goes on for almost two years and spans from France to England and culminates in Venice where the final encounter with his foe Henri takes place. As the boy becomes a young adult Pierre falls in love and marries – whilst his friend Armand is constantly falling in love, he just can’t help it.

In the end it’s friendship that prevails and will save Pierre.

I’ve been criticized because the story has a happy ending, but that’s what I wanted it to be. There’s enough heart-wrenching drama in the bookstores, no need for me to add another one.

I totally agree with you about happy endings and we need more of these 🙂

3. Are there any other historical eras that intrigue you?

I’m reading the series Vespasian from Robert Fabbri at the moment and the Imperial Rome is a truly fascinating era. But I wouldn’t dare start writing a novel at this stage as the required level of detail of Roman daily life would be quite a challenge.

I also like Georgette Heyer’s Regency novels, I think she’s been underrated as an author, I adore her dry sense of humour. The Grand Sophy is my favourite. I love the depiction of Regency life, I guess many Jane Austen fans will agree.

4. I am fascinated how fiction can bring history to life. Do you undertake lots of research prior to starting a book?

I have the advantage that I have read lots of books and that I travelled extensively, so I could describe most locations as I had seen and visited them. But I drilled down and checked historical facts, visited museums and studied old maps to be as accurate as possible. The Metropolitan Museum in New York is a treasure, I learnt a lot there. Wikipedia is a blessing as well, it saves hours and days of browsing archives. I had to learn that men wore breeches and not pants. Many authors walk into the trap and mention windows in coaches but those have been invented later, in the 17th century they only had blinds. Being precise on these kinds of details is important for me.

5. What’s next, do you have a work in progress?

I may write a story focusing on Pierre’s best friend Armand, but I haven’t made up my mind yet.

Thanks for the opportunity of being part of your blog tour!

Thank you Michael Stolle for the insightful answers and for joining me on the tour.

About the Author

Born and educated in Europe, Michael has always been intrigued by the historical setting and the fact that what makes us human was as true in the 17th century as it is now.
He has been reading and writing about history for longer than he cares to recall…

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MichaelStolle16

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**Cover Reveal** – Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May @nicolamay1 @raresources #bookcoverreveal #romcom


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I am so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for Nicola May’s upcoming release: Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay.

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Title:  Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

Publication Day: 5th July 2019

Pre-order link: UK – https://amzn.to/2DC3hQT

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The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

And here’s the cover:

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About Nicola May

Nicola MayAward winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

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The Teashop Girls by Elaine Everest @ElaineEverest @ed_pr @panmacmillan #blogtour #bookreview #TheTeashopGirls #saga #WWIIfiction


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The Teashop Girls written by Elaine Everest, publisher Pan Macmillan, is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audiobook version.

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It is early 1940 and World War Two has already taken a hold on the country. Rose Neville works as a Lyon’s Teashop Nippy on the Kent coast alongside her childhood friends, the ambitious Lily and Katie, whose fiancé is about to be posted overseas in the navy. As war creates havoc in Europe, Rose relies on the close friendship of her friends and her family.
When Capt. Benjamin Hargreaves enters the teashop one day, Rose is immediately drawn to him. But as Lyon’s forbids courting between staff and customers, she tries to put the handsome officer out of her mind.
In increasingly dark and dangerous times, Rose fears there may not be time to waste. But is the dashing captain what he seems?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Elaine Everest’s latest novel: The Teashop Girls.

Elaine Everest is fast becoming one of my favourite saga writers.  Her writing is very authentic and is full of atmospheric prose with regional dialect making you appreciate the era and it’s locality.

The Teashop Girls is a new stand-alone story from Elaine Everest and we travel back to 1940 to the coastal towns of Ramsgate and Margate to when the country is in fear of what lays ahead with the war.  The story centres around three best friends; Rose, Lily and Katie who are all workers at the prestigious J Lyons & Co teashop. The girls are embracing life during wartime with tea dances and enjoying the attention of the servicemen stationed close to the town.  However, as war inches closer to home danger and turmoil is not far behind and the girls soon have to find an inner strength to survive.

I loved learning about the prestigious teashop and the roles the individual staff members play.  It’s lovely how we are seeing a revival of teashops and some of the styles from the original teashops, such as J Lyons & Co, are now created bringing back this glorious, elegant past-time of taking tea and cake.

Elaine Everest has created a lovely nostalgic romantic saga that is very charming but the author wasn’t afraid to reveal the true horrors of war and drama blending a story that feels very real.  The three main characters were very likeable and you soon start championing their lives but I also loved the array of sub-characters that played a key-role in the storyline with the likes of Flora, Mildred and Anya bringing great scenes between all the characters.

Saga novels keep history alive and for readers that lived in the era depicted in the story it feels like a trip down memory lane.  However, we will soon come to a time when new readers will be visiting these historical moments for the first time and this is the true beauty of historical fiction.  Elaine Everest beautifully transports you to a different era with ease and entertains and fascinates readers of life, love and friendship during difficult times in history.

About the Author

Elaine Everest, author of Bestselling novel The Woolworths Girls and The Butlins Girls was born and brought up in North West Kent, where many of her books are set. She has been a freelance writer for twenty years and has written widely for women’s magazines and national newspapers, with both short stories and features. Her non-fiction books for dog owners have been very popular and led to broadcasting on radio about our four legged friends. Elaine has been heard discussing many topics on radio from canine subjects to living with a husband under her feet when redundancy loomed.

When she isn’t writing, Elaine runs The Write Place creative writing school at The Howard Venue in Hextable, Kent and has a long list of published students.

Elaine lives with her husband, Michael, and their Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Henry, in Swanley, Kent and is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Crime Writers Association, The Society of Women Writers & Journalists and The Society of Authors as well as Slimming World where she can be seen sitting in the naughty corner.

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