Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @0neMoreChapter_ @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction #LoveHeartLane

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Clover Cottage written by Christie Barlow, publisher 0ne More Chapter (digital division of HarperCollins UK), is available NOW in ebook format.

Book Blurb

A page-turning new cosy novel in the bestselling Love Heart Lane series – perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson!

Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what.

When Vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call home with the man she loves – it’s her dream come true!

Until Rory drops a bombshell. He loves Allie but he has dreams of his own to follow – to live and work in Africa. Clover Cottage will have to wait just a little longer…

Allie can’t imagine life without Rory, but she loves him too much to hold him back. And as he embarks on his adventure, Allie begins to rethink her own plans. She loves Rory and knows she wants him in her life, but maybe she can follow her own dreams too?

And always there, nestled in the beautiful village of Heartcross, surrounded by the people she loves, will be the place that will always bring them back to each other. Their forever home, Clover Cottage.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Clover Cottage; Book 3 in the Love Heart Lane series written by Christie Barlow.

Returning to Love Heart Lane and discovering Clover Cottage was such a much needed treat of a read.  I still can’t believe that the Love Heart Lane series is my first introduction to the works of Christie Barlow as she has now become a must read for #feelgoodfiction.

Clover Cottage is Book 3 in the Love Heart Lane series, the book can be read as a standalone but as the characters grow and progress from each novel I would highly recommend reading all the books in order to fully appreciate the setting and characters.  The books in order are:

  • Love Heart Lane (you can find my review here)
  • Foxglove Farm (you can find my review here)
  • Clover Cottage

Clover Cottage is Allie and Rory’s story and as per the author’s writing style there are many emotional obstacles that the characters have to endure to find their happy ever after.

Rory is the local vet and has been working in partnership with his father for a while now but he is starting to feel a little held back at work.  Rory wants to expand the business but his dad is adamant that the practice is fine as it is, so when his parents give him a surprise gift he feels like his life has been planned out stage by stage in front of him and he freaks as he visions a brief glimpse into a life that he feels will remain stagnant.  Allie is totally shocked by Rory’s reaction and starts to wonder is this the end for their relationship?

When a TV celebrity visits the village temptation is put in Rory’s grasp to travel and work overseas.  Also, opportunities for Allie become available opening up dreams that she felt she couldn’t or didn’t want to pursue.

Both Rory and Allie have a lot to think about regarding their dreams for a more fulfilling career but alas sadly another obstacle is thrown in Rory’s direction and one that needs addressing urgently.  Can Rory and Allie make decisions for their careers and private lives that work harmoniously together?

Clover Cottage is another wonderful story set in the Scottish Highlands in a community that instantly makes you feel welcomed and at home.  I fell in love with Love Heart Lane back in January 2019 and I still have pangs of wanting to live in a cosy cottage surrounded by the Scottish hills, wildlife and fauna.  Christie Barlow has written a gorgeous romantic series with characters that are filled with warmth, humour but are still very real and relatable.  I do hope we can have a return to Heartcross and Love Heart Lane sometime in the future, please 🙂

Author Bio – Christie Barlow is the international bestselling author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia.

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being.



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Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction


Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Café written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook and kindleunlimited format.

Book Blurb

Molly Hooper has a secret. It haunts her dreams and casts a dark shadow over life with her gorgeous three-year-old daughter, Eva. Arriving in Sunnybrook has given her a glimpse of sunshine. The Little Duck Pond Cafe crew seem so welcoming and there’s even the chance of a new job. Baking delicious cakes has always taken Molly to a happy place, so the job – at the glorious Brambleberry Manor Cafe – might just be perfect for her. It would mean she and little Eva could finally put down some roots at last. But is Sunnybrook the sanctuary Molly is searching for? Or will the past come back to haunt her, wherever she hides?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green.

This is the 9th book/novella in the Little Duck Pond Café series and I wholeheartedly recommend reading the books in order as good story series are built with great foundations with book one bringing forth a wonderful community atmosphere with warm-hearted characters.  As each new layer of characters are formed the instalments grow and grow leaving us with a delightful series that still feels very realistic and relatable.

Book 9 is Molly’s story.  We briefly met Molly and her young daughter Eva in the last book.  Molly has begun to help Fen with the Food Bank deliveries.  Molly is also due to start her new part-time job at the café in the grounds of Brambleberry Manor.  She is so excited and already has ideas for the extra income; savings for a deposit for a new flat.  Molly is desperate to move out of the grotty flat she currently lives in but as money is very tight she fell on hard times and was left with little option but to rent a flat from an unscrupulous landlord.  A landlord that is proving more grotty than the flat, his constant harassment and sneers are making Molly very anxious which is now being noticed by little Eva.

Molly soon makes friends with all at Brambleberry Manor including a handsome young man who has a fascinating skill/trade of bookbinding and book restoration.  With Molly’s confidence at an all time low she is struggling to accept she needs help but the time for acceptance is met with wonderful displays of goodwill.

A story of friendship and kindness in abundance.  Another gorgeous instalment in the perfect feelgood series.

Author Bio –

Rosie 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 series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie has also written a full-length, standalone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, out now.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – @Rosie_Green1988


Mrs Boots by Deborah Carr @DebsCarr #bookreview #historicalfiction @0neMoreChapter

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Mrs Boots written by Deborah Carr, publisher 0ne More Chapter (digital imprint of HarperCollins UK) is available in ebook format from 27th March 2020.  The book will be available in paperback in the summer.

Book Blurb

An incredible historical novel inspired by the true story behind the Boots empire.
Jersey 1885
On the beautiful island of Jersey, Florence Rowe lives a quiet life working in her father’s bookshop. Life for the Rowe family is good, but Florence can’t help yearning for more…
When Jesse Boot, the successful owner of Boots the chemist, arrives on the island, Florence is immediately captivated by his tales of life in a busy, bustling city on the mainland. For the first time ever, Florence imagines a life away from the constraints of Jersey society, of being someone more than just a shopgirl.
Until her parents reveal the shocking news they will refuse any marriage proposal from Mr Boot. Can Florence find a way to be with the man she loves and make a new life for herself?

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Mrs Boots is book one in a new historical series inspired by Florence Boot, the woman behind the Boots empire. I devoured this story, it was so captivating, interesting and beautifully romantic. Florence is a headstrong young woman who wants to help those in need. She never wanted to marry but when she met Jesse Boot, the son of the founder of Boots the chemist, she found a kindred spirit with him. However, their friendship was frowned upon by her family. Her mother in particular made her opinions quite clear and as a mother myself I could see her point of view but I also knew to stop the power of love is impossible.

Deborah Carr’s words took me to an era were social etiquette was prevalent, religion and belief were very strong and the beliefs of Florence’s mother were true to her character and faith. The atmosphere of the storyline was perfect, I could sense a time and place. Hearing about the life in the stationery shop in Jersey sounded wonderful and it brought back pangs of nostalgia of visiting small independent shops receiving personal customer service with my grandparents. Just hearing that shop bell indicating a new customer brings back pangs of warm, fuzzy emotions.

The budding friendship between Jesse Boot and Florence was lovely, especially as it took Florence by surprise how her feelings soon changed.  Both Jesse and Florence had a desire to educate those less fortunate and giving them the opportunity to better themselves.  They also want to impart on all classes of society the importance of nutrition and health and make affordable medicine available to all.

When you start a new book series and so wish the other instalments were instantly available to enable you to binge read them all; this is how I felt about Mrs Boots. As soon as I finished reading I felt compelled to research both Jesse and Florence Boot and the legacy they’ve left behind is inspiring.

A gorgeous start to a new historical series that captivated, charmed and inspired me.

About the Author

USA TODAY best-selling author of The Poppy Field

Publisher: HarperCollins, One More Chapter

Deborah Carr lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands with her husband and three rescue dogs. She was described as ‘One to Watch’ by Good Housekeeping magazine for her debut historical romance, Broken Faces. Her book The Poppy Field, published by HarperCollins’ One More Chapter imprint to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, was a USA TODAY best-seller.

The first book in her new Mrs Boots series, Mrs Boots, Book 1 is out on 27 March 2020 with Book 2, Mrs Boots of Pelham Street, being published in May.

Deborah is one third of The Blonde Plotters and Co-Founder of multi-award-winning tech start-up – the first global virtual literary festival venue platform developed to connect readers and authors.

Follow Deborah:
Twitter: @DebsCarr

A Year in the Chateau by Sarah Long #bookreview #blogtour #AYearintheChateau @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

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A Year in the Chateau written by Sarah Long, publisher Zaffre, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

The new sharp, irreverent and hilarious book from Sarah Long. If you love Dawn French, Sue Townsend and Veronica Henry, this book is for you!

When Nicola’s husband, Dominic, retires they decide not to spend their days finding hobbies to fill the time until Countdown is on. Instead, they fulfil their life-long fantasy of buying a country house and filling it with their dearest friends. Reliving their youth and spending their children’s inheritance.

Joined by seven of their friends they club together to invest in a château in Normandy. Group dinners, fine wine, beautiful scenery – they’re living the dream!

But la vie en rose is harder than it first appears. Is there a reason why only teenagers take gap years?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Sarah Long’s latest contemporary romance: A Year in the Chateau.

This is my first introduction to the work of Sarah Long and after reading A Year in the Chateau I am keen to catch up with her other books.

I really enjoyed this novel by Sarah Long; maybe it’s because the idea of living in a historic chateau in France sounds appealing, maybe it’s the small community with the numerous boulangeries, delicatessens and roadside cafes were you can wile away a few hours people watching.  Or is it the romantic notion of France having a more relaxed approach to life?  I didn’t care as I was sold with the dream as soon as the word chateau was mentioned!

Nicola and Dominic are fed-up of the rat-race in London and a dream emerges of escaping to the country and living their very own good life.  This dream evolves into clubbing together with close friends and buying a chateau in France. These nine friends were so diverse in character it made for an interesting story as even though the couples had different backgrounds and interests they blended beautifully as a group.  When life hit an all time low for one of the friends the group sprang into action to offer support where and when needed.

I loved how the author split the story up into seasons and we got to experience the changing sights, sounds and aromas of chateau life for the first time through the eyes of the characters.

A Year in the Chateau is a story of new beginnings and new adventures albeit at a slower more relaxed pace giving the time for our characters to re-evaluate their lives and learn to appreciate the important aspects of life.  But life wasn’t all rosy for our intrepid new chateau owners and life’s struggles and financial upheavals felt so much easier to handle within such an idyllic setting.  But when tragedy strikes life for all of the friends will never be the same again.

I do feel like there’s lots more to learn and look forward to about the characters we’ve grown to love and that the author could run with this storyline for a good few further stories.  I also don’t want to particularly leave the Chateau yet, maybe I’ll be inspired to dream up my own French adventure?!

About the Author

Sarah Long was raised in Essex, educated at Oxford and worked in publishing before moving to Paris with her husband and young children. She now lives in London with the same husband and most of her adult children, at the midlife stage that inspired her new novel Invisible Women.

She is the author of two previous novels, And What Do You Do? and The Next Best Thing, as well as Le Dossier of Hortense de Monplaisir or How to Survive the English, a helpful guide to understanding the ways of the British, as seen through the eyes of her snobbish Parisian alter ego.

Although now back in the motherland, she has failed to leave France behind, and spends as much time as possible at her house in rural Normandy, making jam, digging things up and watching the wildlife which often ends up, uninvited, indoors.


**Cover Reveal** – The Summer Island Swap by Samantha Tonge @SamanthaTongeAuthor @aria_fiction #coverreveal #TheSummerIslandSwap

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I am so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for the new upcoming novel by Samantha Tonge: The Summer Island Swap.  Here are all the important details:

Book Title:  The Summer Island Swap

Author:  Samantha Tonge

Publisher:  Aria

Format:  eBook

Release Date:  4th June 2020

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Book Blurb

Sometimes the best holidays are the ones you least expect…

After a long and turbulent year, Sarah is dreaming of the five-star getaway her sister has booked them on. White sands, cocktails, massages, the Caribbean is calling to them.
But the sisters turn up to tatty beaches, basic wooden shacks, a compost toilet and outdoor cold water showers. It turns out that at the last minute Amy decided a conservation project would be much more fun than a luxury resort.
So now Sarah’s battling mosquitos, trying to stomach fish soup and praying for a swift escape. Life on a desert island though isn’t all doom and gloom. They’re at one with nature, learning about each other and making new friends. And Sarah is distracted by the dishy, yet incredibly moody, island leader she’s sure is hiding a secret.

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.

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**Cover Reveal** – Take Me Home by Carrie Elks @CarrieElks #CoverReveal #TakeMeHome #ContemporaryRomance



I am so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for a brand new series by bestselling contemporary romance author Carrie Elks.  Take Me Home is the first book in the Heartbreak Brothers series of emotional standalone romances, set in the small town of Hartson’s Creek.  Here are all the important details:

Book Title:  Take Me Home

Author and Publisher:  Carrie Elks

Format:  eBook and kindleunlimited

Release Date:  7th April 2020

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Book Blurb

A grammy-winning rock star falls for a small-town girl in this all-new forbidden romance from author Carrie Elks.

Gray Hartson is coming home after years of playing to sold-out stadiums around the world. The tattooed singer is determined to build bridges with his sick father and reconnect with the family he left behind.

But then he meets her . . . the beautiful waitress with the smart mouth who makes him laugh more than he has in years.

One small problem. She’s his ex-girlfriend’s little sister. The only woman he can’t have.

Maddie Clark was an awkward teenager when Gray left. Now she slings hash in a backwater diner, her dreams of being a famous concert pianist left in tatters.

Don’t ask her why. She’ll never tell. Strong women do what it takes to keep a roof over their heads.

Until he walks through the door and complicates everything.

Their attraction is wrong.

But foolish hearts never listen to reason.

Maybe he should write a song about that.

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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Twitter:  @CarrieElks



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Double Review – Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café and A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café by Rachel Griffiths @authorRG #bookreview #feelgoodfiction

There are times in your life when you just want to escape from the world by turning off the TV, turn off your mobile and immerse yourself in a book.  I knew from past experience that the writing style of Rachel Griffiths would do just the job.  So I have the pleasure of sharing not one but two reviews of two of her novellas in her The Cosy Cottage Café series.

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Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café written and self-published by Rachel Griffiths is available NOW in ebook and kindleunlimited.

Book Blurb

Artist Honey Blackwell is happy with her life. Well, almost. She lives in the picturesque village of Heatherlea, has three close friends and a soft spot for local supply teacher Dane Ackerman. If only she could put her past behind her and embrace the present.

Dane is working hard to prove himself at the village primary school and doesn’t really have time for love, but he’s drawn to Honey and hopes she feels the same. When a permanent teaching position is advertised in Heatherlea, he faces stiff competition to secure it.

As Honey and Dane deal with the ups and downs of life, will they be able to find a way to be together, or will they have to accept that sometimes love just isn’t enough?

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Rachel Griffiths has a proven track record of writing cosy, warm hearted stories that have characters that are real and relatable and her settings are so idyllic that you just want to pack your bags and live within the pages.  Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café is book 4 in The Cosy Cottage Café series.

It’s been over two years since my last visit to The Cosy Cottage Cafe and the gang but as soon as I opened my kindle I felt very welcomed back into their lives. This little instalment is Honey’s story.  Honey is a local artist that is part of the lovely friendship group of Allie, Camilla and Dawn.  Honey has been carrying a heart breaking emotional scar for a long time that she hasn’t shared with anyone.  When her friendship with local teacher Dane becomes more she grows afraid of her past and instantly backs away from what could be a beautiful friendship.

With confusions of the heart and miscommunications from both Honey and Dane can the pair reach out to each other and share their innermost thoughts?

A gorgeous heart-warming story that has left me wanting more from The Cosy Cottage Café and I know I’ve got a wedding to look forward to, but who’s wedding is it?

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A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café written and self-published by Rachel Griffiths is available NOW in ebook and kindleunlimited.

Book Blurb

When Allie Jones’ daughter, Mandy, arrives at The Cosy Cottage Café in tears one spring morning, Allie is extremely concerned. She’s been worried about her career-driven daughter for a while, and she’s hoping she’ll finally get to find out what’s wrong.

Dawn Dix-Beaumont has her hands full with three young children, a husband who works from home and the guinea pig family that lives in her garden. She’s happier than she’s ever been, but is it too good to last?

Camilla Dix is madly in love with local vet Tom Stone. Being with Tom and cuddling her baby niece have stirred feelings she didn’t know she had, but it’s far too soon to be making long-term plans. Isn’t it?

Honey Blackwell’s boyfriend, Dane Ackerman, has secured his teaching post at Heatherlea Primary School and they’ve decided to live together. Everything seems to be working out well, until a member of Honey’s household expresses a clear dislike for the handsome teacher.

Plus someone has been planning a proposal…

Join Allie and her friends this summer as cakes are baked, secrets are shared and surprises bring smiles and tears at The Cosy Cottage Café.

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I love a wedding; the romantic proposal and the build up to the big day of celebrations but when you have four loved up couples in the village of Heatherlea which one of our couples is getting married?

This story follows on from book 4 (Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café) to when Allie’s daughter has returned home distraught.  Allie is trying to comfort her daughter and work out what has happened.

Whilst Allie is in talks with her daughter Dawn makes an upsetting discovery which is very sad but the author Rachel Griffiths has cleverly written around this storyline turning it into something quite wonderful.

Camilla also has concerns regarding decisions to her future and is so flummoxed about it all she inadvertently involves another one of our couples which turns into some amusing scenes.

A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café is another wonderful instalment in the idyllic setting of The Cosy Cottage Café were friendship, community spirit and love is the key to happiness all washed down with tea and cake.

I would wholeheartedly recommend reading all the books in the series in order to fully appreciate and enjoy the reading experience of this gorgeous cosy romance series.  The books in order are:

  • Summer at The Cosy Cottage Café
  • Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café
  • Winter at The Cosy Cottage Café
  • Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café

A Year at The Cosy Cottage Café – an anthology of the first four books in the series

  • A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café

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.

Twitter:  @authorRG

Instagram:  @rachelgriffithsauthor

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