The Girl at the Window by Rowan Coleman @rowancoleman @EburyPublishing @annecater #blogtour #bookreview

the girl at the window

The Girl at the Window written by Rowan Coleman, publisher Ebury Press, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format and is due for release in paperback on Thursday 8th August 2019.

The paperback will be available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, Foyles and amazon.  The ebook is available for kindle, kobo and iBooks.

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Book Blurb

A house full of history is bound to have secrets…

Ponden Hall is a centuries-old house on the Yorkshire moors, a magical place full of stories. It’s also where Trudy Heaton grew up. And where she ran away from…
Now, after the devastating loss of her husband, she is returning home with her young son, Will, who refuses to believe his father is dead.
While Trudy tries to do her best for her son, she must also attempt to build bridges with her eccentric mother. And then there is the Hall itself: fallen into disrepair but generations of lives and loves still echo in its shadows, sometimes even reaching out to the present…
A hauntingly beautiful story of love and hope, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book and The Summer of Impossible Things

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rowan Coleman’s latest novel: The Girl at the Window.  As you can see from the blogtour poster a lot of highly respected book bloggers are very keen to help promote Rowan Coleman’s novel, this is a testament to the popularity of the author and of her wonderful way with words.

This book is so beautifully atmospheric I didn’t want it to end.  From the very beginning I felt emotional with the words on the pages.  My heart ached for Trudy and Will and I felt a hunger within me to know what happens next in the story. Rowan Coleman has written a story that will appeal to many; to the die-hard Brontë fans and to the hopelessly romantic lovers your heart will be lost with this wonderful story.

Trudy Heaton grew up in Ponden Hall on the Yorkshire Moors, the hall that was reputed that Emily Bronte spent time visiting alongside it’s library.  Trudy is a huge fan of the Bronte sisters work, especially Emily’s and with growing up in the village and her later work as an archivist Trudy understands and appreciates the joy of keeping history and any artefacts revolving around the Bronte sisters alive and available for all to see.

When Trudy and her young son receive devastating news Trudy feels the place she needs to be to recover from this traumatic blow is to go home to Ponden Hall.  The last time Trudy was at Ponden Hall and with her mother was 15 years ago and from thereon mother and daughter have had a strained relationship.  With her son in tow Trudy hopes they will be welcomed with open arms.

Ponden Hall warmly welcomes Trudy back and she feels a real connection to the building and it’s history.  With emotions high revolving around the loss of her husband Trudy is struck by new highs and lows with long lost discoveries from her past and that of Emily Bronte and also that of a mysterious young girl that may hold the key to secrets that could change what is believed of the heritage of Ponden Hall.  I loved this side of the story with the discovery of forgotten secrets.  The atmosphere in Ponden Hall and the land surrounding it fizzled with spirit and it took Trudy on a journey of hope, strength and belief.

The Girl at the Window is so beautifully written with the past hauntingly desperate to speak out changing the viewpoints of people and bringing much hope for the future.  This is another WOW book and one that I predict will be a bestseller for Rowan Coleman.

About the Author

Rowan Coleman lives with her husband and their five children in a very full house in Hertfordshire. She juggles writing novels with raising her family.

She really wishes someone would invent time travel.

She is the bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK, WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS and the critically acclaimed THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS.


Twitter: @rowancoleman.




Buried Treasure by Gilli Allan @gilliallan @rararesources #indieauthor #archaeologicalfiction #historicalfiction


Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure written and self-published by Gilli Allan is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Buried Treasure

Their backgrounds could hardly be further apart, their expectations in life more different. And there is nothing in the first meeting between the conference planner and the university lecturer which suggests they should expect or even want to connect again. But they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Both have unresolved issues from the past which have marked them; both have an archaeological puzzle they want to solve. Their stories intertwine and they discover together that treasure isn’t always what it seems.

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Gilli Allan’s latest novel: Buried Treasure.  Buried Treasure was my first introduction to the works of Gilli Allan and I appreciated all the research she had undergone with this story as I became fascinated with the tale of long-lost archaeological finds.

I have to admit I did find the story a little slow at first and it did take me a little while to warm to both our leading lady, Jane and our leading man, Theo.  I think this was because the author had to show the vulnerability of these characters and to a time in their respective lives that were a little dark and controlling.  I couldn’t comprehend why anyone would let their lives be so manipulated but when your minds have been lost with a young love and lust logic sorts of goes out the window.  As a reader we needed to hear about the characters history as this is what has made them who they are now.

Jane is an events organiser and whilst visiting prospective sites for a future conference she comes across Dr Theo Tyler a university lecturer specialising in Archaeology.  Their first introductions doesn’t bode well for a forthcoming friendship but fate keeps bringing the unlikely pair together.  For Jane and Theo, although from different backgrounds and different careers, they have a shared vulnerability from their respective pasts.  Jane also has a family interest with buried treasure which interests not only Theo but another fellow in the field.

Theo’s current project is to investigate the archaeological worth of a piece of land that is due for development, he needs to find enough evidence to put through a portfolio to back up objections against the developers.  When Jane and Theo’s lives keep interconnecting with each other she finds herself having a vested interest in Theo’s project likewise Theo begins to express curiosity in a puzzle in Jane’s family.

The more I invested time in this story the more I became fascinated and I felt compelled by both Jane’s puzzle and also of Theo’s archaeological project.   I am so pleased I took a chance on a new author as by the end of this novel I really enjoyed it.  I will certainly check out Gilli Allan’s back catalogue.

About the Author

Buried Author PhotoGilli Allan began to write in childhood – a hobby pursued throughout her teenage. Writing was only abandoned when she left home, and real life supplanted the fiction.

After a few false starts she worked longest and most happily as a commercial artist, and only began writing again when she became a mother.

Living in Gloucestershire with her husband Geoff, Gilli is still a keen artist. She draws and paints and has now moved into book illustration.

Currently published by Accent Press, each of her books, TORN, LIFE CLASS and FLY or FALL has won a ‘Chill with a Book’ award.

Following in the family tradition, her son, historian Thomas Williams, is also a writer. His most recent work, published by William Collins, is ‘Viking Britain’.

 Social Media Links –   (@gilliallan)





**Cover Reveal** – The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge @SamTongeWriter @Aria_Fiction @rararesources #TheChristmasCalendarGirls #BookCoverReveal


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I am so pleased to be involved in the Book Cover Reveal for Samantha Tonge’s upcoming novel.  Here’s the important details:

Book Title:  The Christmas Calendar Girls

Author:  Samantha Tonge

Publisher:  Aria Fiction

Release Date:  3rd October 2019

Format:  eBook

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Book Blurb

This Christmas fall in love with the town of Chesterwood…
Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, so with Chesterwood food bank under risk of closure Fern knows just what to do to save it. She’s going to get the town to create a living advent calendar.
Fern, and her best friends, call for help from the local community to bring this calendar to life. When Kit, the new man in town, offers his assistance Fern’s heart can’t help but skip a beat (or two).
As they grow ever closer, Fern must admit that Kit’s breaking down the barriers she built after the death of her husband. But his past is holding him back and Fern doesn’t know how to reach him. No matter how hard she tries.
In this town, Kit’s not the only one with secrets. Domestic goddess Cara is behaving oddly, burning meals in the oven and clothes whilst ironing, and Davina’s perfect children are causing trouble at school leaving her son, Jasper, desperately unhappy.
Can the Christmas Calendar Girls find a way to bring the community together in time to save the food bank, while still supporting their families and each other? Can Fern find love again with Kit?
This is a story about kindness and letting go of the past. It’s about looking out for your neighbours and about making every day feel like Christmas.

About the Author
Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not, heralded a new direction into darker women’s fiction with publisher Canelo. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association romantic comedy award.

Social Media Links –
Instagram: @samanthatongeauthor

And here is the gorgeous festive cover: