One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories #bookreview #festiveread

One More for Christmas written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover, audiobook and due for release in paperback this Thursday 29th October 2020.

Book Blurb

Gayle is a highly successful and motivated business woman, but her success has come at a price – she hasn’t spoken to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for years. But when Gayle has an accident at work, she realises she needs to make amends with her family.

And so she invites herself to join Ella and Samantha for their Christmas in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The sisters are none too pleased that their mother has inserted herself into their Christmas plans. They have each other – and don’t need their mother back in their lives. Or so they think…

As they embark on their first family Christmas together in years, will the three women learn that sometimes facing up to a few home truths is all you need to heal your heart?

REVIEW

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There’s a highly anticipated excitement when a new Sarah Morgan novel is released. Sarah Morgan is an accomplished bestselling author who has been romancing her readers with over 80 novels. Her books are far more than a sizzling romance, she sets the scene and whisks her reader to gorgeous locations but most of all she understands people and brings them alive in her stories.

One More for Christmas is a story of a broken family, two sisters who haven’t spoken to their mother for five years. However, when their super confident, independent mother makes contact the girls, Samantha and Ella, are very wary of how to approach their own mother. The last time they were together words were spoken and relations between the three of them have been broken ever since. Ella, the youngest, has kept secrets from her mother; she’s not told her she’s now married and has a four year old daughter. Samantha hasn’t told her mother she’s the CEO of her own company and has moved house.

When Gayle, the mother, holds out an olive branch of reconciliation both girls are expecting these tentative steps to falter and they fear they will be hurt all over again. Incredibly Gayle suggests a Christmas get together and as Samantha has to research a new festive holiday location the decision is made for this broken family to travel overseas to the most idyllic of festive locations and stay in a remote lodge in the Scottish mountains.

Introducing Gayle to two new members of the family, a son-in-law and a granddaughter, takes some adjusting but the joy emanating from the youngster arriving in the snowy hills warms Gayle’s heart.

There’s plenty of untold history bubbling under the surface ready to explode and reveal details that no-one could expect. This history has made Gayle the woman she is now but she’s afraid that revealing it will open up all the hurt she has kept so well locked up. As the family learn to live with each other they discover that life is about taking each day at a time and embracing change and new experiences.

The family that own the remote lodge also have some emotional obstacles to climb but the arrival of Gayle and her daughters proves to be perfect timing to help and aid them all.

One More at Christmas is a gorgeous festive read that will make you feel nostalgic pangs for cosy togetherness in wintry times. It’s also a story of a family coping with grief, loss and denial but its also a story of discovering new friends, new opportunities, hope and love.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold more than 18 million copies of her books and her trademark warmth and humour have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike.

Join Sarah’s mailing list at http://www.sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com

Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding @lizfielding @MillsandBoon @rararesources #bookreview #festiveread

Christmas Reunion in Paris written by Liz Fielding, publisher Mills and Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Parisian reunion
With the one that got away!

Celebrity chef James Harrington never expected to find himself face-to-face with Chloe, his first love, again… Especially, with her working as a chambermaid at his luxury hotel! Their chemistry’s as strong as ever, but she’s hiding a secret. Can James convince Chloe that their love is worth taking a chance on – again?

Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said – “Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre.”

Purchase Links

Amazon – https://mybook.to/ChristmasReunion

iBooks  – https://books.apple.com/gb/book/christmas-reunion-in-paris/id1508284570

Google   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Liz_Fielding_Christmas_Reunion_In_Paris_Mills_Boon?id=DgPdDwAAQBAJ

Nook  – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-reunion-in-paris-liz-fielding/1136637305

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/christmas-reunion-in-paris-mills-boon-true-love-christmas-at-the-harrington-park-hotel-book-1

Mills and Boon – Harlequin –

https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335556462_christmas-reunion-in-paris.html

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Liz Fielding’s latest novel: Christmas Reunion in Paris. I can’t quite believe this is the first book by Liz Fielding that I’ve read, looking at her back catalogue she has been bringing romance to her avid readers for years. I fell in love with this book; it’s a modern day romance within the ranks of high society that oozes with sexual tension.

Chloe and James were besotted with each other as teenagers but sadly life was to give them a cruel twist in their blossoming courtship and they were pulled apart. Ten years on and a chance encounter brings the pair back together again however, they are no longer young, crazy in love teenagers they are adults that have lived through many emotional hardships.

Chloe and James are both from privileged families but Chloe escaped this lifestyle to try and gain ownership of her life, a life that she has never had control over. Chloe lives in a small flat in Paris with few luxuries and is working 3 jobs to keep afloat. Since Chloe and James parted James has managed to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional chef however, he’s felt something was missing from his life and when he meets Chloe again he realises that she is the key to his happiness.

This first encounter again after ten years is fuelled by pent up emotions and desires run away with them. James believes he has found his happy ever after and starts rushing ahead planning for the future. Sadly, Chloe suffered greatly from the hands of her controlling father and she needs to learn to rise above this confinement her father has held on her. For Chloe to move forward she has to look back and face her fears.

A story of lost loves rediscovering each other filled with culinary delights, culture and festive fun. Christmas Reunion in Paris is romantic, sexy and is a glorious escapism read. I can’t wait to read more stories set in the exclusive Harrington Park Hotel.

Author Bio – Best selling author, Liz Fielding worked as a secretary in Africa, the Middle East and the UK before writing full time. Her award winning books are published worldwide in multiple languages and she has more than 15 million books in print.

Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said – “Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre…”

Social Media Links –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lizfieldingauthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/lizfielding

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/liz.fielding/

The Winter We Met by Samantha Tonge @SamTongeWriter @aria_fiction #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread

The Winter We Met written by Samantha Tonge, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook and kindleunlimited format. The paperback is due out in the new year.

About the book

When charming, mysterious, Nik sits next to Jess on a plane home from a Christmas toy trade fair, she never could have imagined the impact he’d have on her life. As they touch down in London, Jess is hesitant to let Nik walk away, and before she knows it, she’s invited him to visit.

As the two take in the delights of the toy store where she works, Jess gets an upsetting phone call. Willow Court, her Grandmother’s care home, is to close before Christmas. With the help of Nik, and her best friend Oliver, Jess is determined to find the perfect new home for her Gran – and throw the best Christmas party Willow Court has ever seen! But time is running out and Oliver isn’t the only one who has suspicions about charismatic Nik’s intentions.

Will a chance encounter on an aeroplane bring love to Jess’s life or is this Christmas miracle too good to be true?

Buy links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/35KuK1F

iBooks: https://apple.co/3krCB8h

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3kqWoou

Google Play: https://bit.ly/33GbOOI

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Samantha Tonge’s latest novel: The Winter We Met.

The Winter We Met is wonderfully warm-spirited and beautifully romantic. There is a hint of something magical and enchanting about the storyline that transfixed me throughout and I could have carried on reading about the characters as I felt like I didn’t want this particular reading experience to end.

Jess works in a toyshop in a lovely leafy suburb of London, she’s on her way back from a Toy Trade Fair and gets chatting to a very charming young man on the plane. A young man that happens to be in the same industry as herself working for the family toy manufacturers in Australia. A young man that knows just how to make Jess feel at ease when he could sense her panicking and becoming anxious on the plane. This young man is called Nik and he’s on his way to London to investigate the toy shops and what appears to be big sellers in Europe. A friendship soon develops and Jess opens up this friendship more by inviting Nik to visit her shop.

Nik soon becomes enchanted by the small toy shop and of the quaint English town and the foodie traditions he’s missed out on. Jess decides to introduce him to a few of her favourite English meals and invites him to spend time with her Grandma and friends.

Jess’ Grandma lives in a care home and has a wonderful network of friends in the home. However, there’s bad news ahead and the home is due to close by Christmas. As you can imagine staff and residents are deeply upset and worried to be losing their home and being close to the group of friends they have made. Jess with the help of her old and now new friends plan to make a Christmas party to remember.

There’s a wonderful community spirit within the storyline of friendship, family but not a family in the traditional way, a family that you have built up around you. I really enjoyed learning about the elderly residents of the care home, I loved their history and their personality traits. Hearing about the day to day life in a care home like Willow Court sounded wonderful, the staff were very thoughtful and caring and generous of their time. You could sense that this job was more than a vocation to the staff.

I fell in love with the toy shop that Jess worked in, it reminded me of a toy shop I visited with my children when they were little. It’s a toy shop with traditional values that welcomes you in and makes you feel at home. I was feeling very nostalgic with this glorious toy shop.

This is a story of chance encounters but is it fate?! A story of old and young mixing together in harmony blending wisdom, experience, youth and energy developing into a perfect cocktail of friendship. A story of experiencing the highs and lows of life but enjoying each step along the way. Most of all it’s a festive treat of a read with a beautiful romance to welcome the festivities in.

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.

Follow Samantha:

Facebook: @SamanthaTongeAuthor

Twitter: @SamTongeWriter

Instagram: @samanthatongeauthor

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**Cover Reveal** Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May @nicolamay1 @EyeAndLightning @rararesources #coverreveal #festiveread

I am so excited to be involved in the cover and title reveal of Nicola May’s upcoming novel. Here are all the important details:

Title: Christmas in Cockleberry Bay

Author: Nicola May

Publisher: Nowell Publishing (Lightning Books)

Publication Date: 4th December 2020

Book Blurb

Meet old and new characters in the Bay for Christmas fun and frolics.

With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.

Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his devious new girlfriend and the mystery poisoning of an anonymous hotel inspector. Will the hotel still get its 3-star Seaside Rosette?

Will Mary find true love at last? Can Titch cope with the demands of the shop and being heavily pregnant. And can Rosa, with a baby of her own, pull off the Cockleberry Bay Charity Christmas Concert in time?

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is a festive delight for fans of Rosa and her cheeky mini dachshund Hot, delivering a feast of unpredictable events and surprises.

Pre-order Links

Kindle – UK –
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08JHJKLQF/

Kindle – .com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JHJKLQF/

Paperback  – http://eye-books.com/books/christmas-in-cocklberry-bay

Publication Date – 4th December

Author Bio –

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of eleven romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The SunThe Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year.

She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.

Follow Nicola May

Website – www.nicolamay.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NicolaMayAuthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nicolamay1

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/author_nicola/

and now for the gorgeous festive cover …

Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman @LucyColemanAuth @BoldwoodBooks @rararesources #festivereading #bookreview

Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage written by Lucy Coleman, publisher Boldwood Books, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Join us for Christmas in the Cotswolds in this perfect festive escape, from the bestselling Lucy Coleman.

Imogen Tolliman never knew her mother. And when an accident robs Immi of her father too, she goes to live with her grandfather, Tollie, in his picturesque lock-keeper’s cottage by the Aysbury marina. 

Tollie is the star of the Santa Ahoy Special each Christmas – a festive boat ride along the canal that enthralls both children and adults alike. And as Immi grows up, she starts to appreciate the magical community she is lucky enough to live in. 

When Immi meets Gray Adams, she instantly realises he’s someone special. And as their relationship gets serious, they start to plan for the Christmas to beat all Christmases.  

But as the day approaches, and the romantic snow showers turn into blizzards, their dream of a Christmas to remember, looks set to be one they’ll never forget – for all the wrong reasons. Can they salvage the festivities, or will old secrets that are finally uncovered turn Immi’s life upside down forever?

Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to a dreamy Cotswolds Christmas full of snowflakes and secretslog fires, mistletoe, friends and much-loved traditions. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft. 

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3fGdGvu

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Lucy Coleman’s latest novel: Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage.

I adored this novel by Lucy Coleman it uplifted my spirits and oozed festive feelgood vibes throughout.

I have a fascination with life on a canal boat but this isn’t a story about living on a canal boat it’s a story about a whole community living within and on the canal side. It is also about a special bond with a granddaughter and her grandfather and of their kindness in sharing their free time bringing the spirit of Christmas on a specially adapted narrow boat that travels up and down the canal hosting Santa cruises to children.

Immie has lived with her grandfather most of her life since her father died when she was younger. It took Immie a little while to cope with her grief and new adjustments but the life she shares now living at Lock Keeper’s Cottage with her grandfather, Tollie, sounds so idyllic.

Immie is happily in a relationship with her boyfriend, Gray, but at the moment they can only see each other at the weekend as Gray helps his mother during recovery from an illness. This long distance relationship brings swings of emotional highs and lows to Immie and she doesn’t know when her love life will become settled.

With the run up to the festive season life for Immie becomes frantic as preparations for the Santa Cruises take shape. A team of willing helpers chin in to make the excursions run smoothly.

Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage is such a cosy, comforting read I felt pangs of nostalgia listening to the children captivated with the Santa Cruises, it was almost magical the spell the Santa Cruise helpers were having on the little ones. I was also heartened to read the strength of the community spirit and the selfless acts of helping one another in times on need. The author Lucy Coleman has written a story of love, family, friendship, a few twists and turns along the way and plenty of festive feelgood factor.

Author Bio –

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @LucyColemanAuth

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https://www.facebook.com/LucyColemanAuthor

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http://bit.ly/LucyColemanNewsletter

A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories #festiveread #romcom #mustread

a wedding in december sarah morgan

A Wedding in December written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ (an imprint of HarperCollins UK) is available NOW in ebook, audiobook, paperback and audio CD format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2u8L7UT

Book Blurb

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding.
First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret about their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.
Rosie’s older sister Katie is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself. If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…
Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiance but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived – how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget.

SNOWY FOREST

REVIEW

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A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan has been patiently waiting in my tbr for a few months but oh it was so worth the wait.  I feel like Sarah Morgan has excelled herself with this festive feast for our eyes.

This story is about a grown up family coming to terms with lots of different turns in the roads of life for them all.  The most recent turn is the youngest daughter of the family, Rosie, announcing her engagement to Dan, a young man she met a mere few months ago.  The other news is that the wedding is on Christmas Eve, this Christmas eve!  Mum Maggie is shocked, older sister Katie is hellbent on putting a stop to the wedding and dad Nick is quite blaise about the whole affair as long as his little girl is happy.  However, Maggie and Nick have a secret of their own they’ve withheld from both their daughters and now they are off to America to celebrate Rosie’s wedding they feel they can’t reveal that they are getting a divorce so they come up with a plan to act as if nothing has changed in their relationship.

Acting out you are still happily married to your husband of 30 years sounds an easy task but when you’ve got a long haul flight ahead of you that you are absolutely terrified of Maggie decides to take steps to make the journey more agreeable with very funny consequences.

We follow the family as they travel thousands of miles to the snowy mountains of Colorado to be with Rosie as she weds Dan.  Sarah Morgan treats her readers to the most idyllic of wintry settings that you just want to hibernate in with a good book.  The fun and games the family endure getting to know their future in-laws comes with many obstacles and Maggie and Nick find being forced together miles from home is giving them time for reflection.  It is also perfect timing for oldest daughter Katie who is feeling very emotional over a number of things.

Can the mountain air and beautiful scenery bring clarity to the family and will the wedding go ahead?  Charming, sexy and such a gorgeous, festive read.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 16 million copies of her books and is a 3-time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
Sarah lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or sprawled on the sofa reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike. She still can’t believe she is lucky enough to be paid for doing a job where she makes things up.

Website:  http://www.sarahmorgan.com
Twitter:  @SarahMorgan_
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahMorgan

Bluebell’s Christmas Magic by Marie Laval @marielaval1 @choclituk @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread

bluebells christmas magic

Bluebell’s Christmas Magic written by Marie Laval, publisher Choc Lit, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format.

To Buy Links
UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluebells-Christmas-Magic-perfect-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07Y8L5PVB
US – http://www.amazon.com/Bluebells-Christmas-Magic-perfect-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07Y8L5PVB

Book Blurb

A gorgeous new Christmas story from the author of best selling novel Little Pink Taxi
A flick of a feather duster and a sprinkle of Christmas magic …
Cassie Bell is used to mess. Her cleaning business, Bluebell Cleaning, is well known in the Cumbrian village of Red Moss. However, now it’s almost Christmas and Cassie has a slightly messier situation to deal with than she’s used to.

She’s been hired to help Stefan Lambert, an injured army helicopter pilot who’s staying at the local Belthorn Manor whilst he recovers. Stefan resents Cassie’s interference and is definitely not looking for Christmas cheer. But Cassie prides herself on sparkling surfaces – so, can she bring some festive sparkle to Stefan’s life too?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Marie Laval’s latest novel: Bluebell’s Christmas Magic.

I bloomin’ loved this festive treat of a read from Marie Laval; it was adorable and addictive, I also feel like I want to read it all over again to experience the sprinkles of Christmas magic emanating from the pages.  Pure delight!

Cassie Bell took over her mum’s cleaning business a few years ago and Bluebell Cleaning is particularly busy during the festive season with holiday lets in the Lake District village fully booked.  Cassie has also been assigned a late project to cook and care for Stefan Lambert whilst he’s recuperating at Belthorn Manor.

Stefan Lambert is a French Army Pilot, during his last exercise he was injured badly, his good friend Charles, the owner of the manor, assured him of plenty of peace and quiet to aid with his recovery.  However, Stefan didn’t expect a whirlwind of sparkle and cheer that being Cassie Bell to disturb his equilibrium.  Cassie wasn’t at all perturbed by Stefan’s grouchy behaviour in fact it quite suited him with his rugged war-torn looks and gruff voice.  She continued to clean and work around him leaving little notes of joy to cheer him up … but was Cassie’s sprinkle of magic working on Stefan?

As Cassie and Stefan continue to work alongside each other a sizzling chemistry soon develops but they are both suffering from traumatic events in their past.  Can they both learn to face their fears and open up to each other?

With Christmas fast approaching the villagers are looking forward to lots of fun events with Guess the Santa, Comedy Night and a family wedding.  However, when the sudden spate of burglaries becomes more widespread fear spreads and suspicion causes animosity between them all.

Bluebell’s Christmas Magic is one of those gorgeous, addictive, sexy reads that you just want to devour again and again!

About the Author

A Paris Author PhotoOriginally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She belongs to Authors on the Edge and writes short stories for the best selling Miss Moonshine’s anthologies. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

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Twitter:  @marielaval1

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Christmas in Chamonix by Sasha Wagstaff @Ella__Harper @canelo_co @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread #ChristmasinChamonix

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Christmas in Chamonix written by Sasha Wagstaff, publisher Canelo Escape, is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link: https://lrd.to/christmas-in-chamonix

Book Blurb

When life goes downhill… head to the snow-capped Alps for roaring fires, apres-ski and festive romance.

Lily Jackson loves Christmas. She also loves her childhood friend Jamie, but when her plan to kick-start their romance goes drastically wrong and her job gets her down, Lily decides it’s time to make changes. A job opens up in snowy Chamonix and egged on by her best friend Imogen, Lily decides to go for it.

As Lily settles in with the eccentric Devereux family at their gorgeous boutique ski hotel, she starts to confront her past. But when she meets handsome ski instructor Luc, who hates Christmas, Lily might have taken on more than she can handle.

Can Lily make a new life – with or without skis? And can she get Luc to see how truly romantic Christmas can be?

A heart-warming, feel-good romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Carole Matthews and Tilly Tennant.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Sasha Wagstaff’s festive novel: Christmas in Chamonix.  This is the first novel I’ve read by Sasha Wagstaff and it has all the ingredients for the perfect romcom.

When you start crushing on your best friend and he doesn’t feel the same it’s time to take stock, pack your bags, including your thermals and head to Chamonix.  Lily is normally not so impulsive but the way she currently feels about her work and personal life she feels she has no option but to escape so when a job opportunity in the ski resort of Chamonix becomes available she feels it’s perfect timing.

Lily has never skied and feels it’s not a requirement for her job as a masseuse at the exclusive hotel but the family owned business encourage all staff to take to the slopes.  Lily has a fear of heights and also has in-depth feelings from long ago that block positive thoughts on trying new things in her life.  However, ski instructor Luc feels he can help Lily learn to ski and overcome some of her fears.  Lily now has more to overcome than her fear of heights and the unknown, she has the fear of her heightened emotions that are growing whilst she’s with Luc.

Luc has lived in the village of Chamonix all his life and to ski daily comes so naturally to him.  Luc understands the village embraces the festive season especially with it looking like the perfect Christmas card setting but he has a sadness surrounding him and Christmas is not a time for joy for him.  As Lily gets to learn more about Luc she hopes to return the joy of Christmas to him.

Christmas at Chamonix is such a gorgeous read; it’s fun and entertaining but there’s a heart-warming charm within the storyline of overcoming what life has thrown your way and bringing with it beautiful rays of light and hope.

About the Author

Chamonix Christnas Author photoSasha Wagstaff learned foreign languages, and imagined she might eventually get a glamorous job speaking French. After climbing her way up the banking ladder, Sasha started idly mapping out the beginnings of a novel on an old laptop. When she realised her characters were more real to her than dividends and corporate actions ever could be, she left her job to become a writer. She also writes under the pseudonym of Ella Harper.

 

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Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread #SnowflakesoverMoondanceCottage

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Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy links:

UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowflakes-over-Moondance-Cottage-sparkling-ebook/dp/B07XGDZ4Z2
US – http://www.amazon.com/Snowflakes-over-Moondance-Cottage-sparkling-ebook/dp/B07XGDZ4Z2

Book Blurb
When Jess Thornton’s dad was lost at sea, the family coped in different ways, alone in their grief. Now, her mum seems to be going off the rails and her sister, Isla, who moved to France, is now back and determined to get their old family home on the market. But the last thing Jess wants this Christmas is for renovations to start on the house. It’s sure to stir up all sorts of memories she’s desperate to avoid. And to make things worse, Isla appears to have hired the most obnoxious builder in the world to do the work. Jess could ignore the fact that women seem to be putty in his hands. But what she finds harder to ignore is the frisson she gets every time she squeezes past him in the mess that is now their beloved old home! Can the family finally start talking and find a way to move on from the past this Christmas?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rosie Green’s latest novel: Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage.

This is the first standalone novel I’ve read by Rosie Green and it has the same captivation as her novellas.  From the first page I was welcomed into a family coming to terms with a loss that seems never ending but sadly life has to go on and Jess with her sister, Isla and mother Patricia were coping in their own ways.

When Jess finds out her sister Isla has arranged renovations to be undertaken on their old family home she is distraught for all the memories being demolished by a builder who seems to have no idea in the sentiments he’s destroying.  Jess is annoyed with Isla but when she turns up unexpected from her home and business in Paris alarm bells start ringing in Jess’ head.  Why has Isla started renovating the house?  Why has she returned home?  What is Isla hiding?

Jess is also concerned with the recent decline in her mother’s health and is worried that the not knowing what has happened to her father is eating away at them all.

Trying to find a light at the end of the dark tunnel they are all in Jess decides to revisit a craft she enjoyed doing with her father.  The whole process of creating something beautiful appears to bring Jess closer to her father’s memories and she starts to feel a certain thankfulness for the moments she shared with her father.  However, working in the studio at the old family home brings her into the close working environment with Seb the builder.  Jess soon realises her first impressions of Seb were not a true reflection of his character and there is more to Seb than meets the eye and a chemistry soon fizzles between them.

Snowflakes Over Moondance Cottage is everything you want in a festive read.  I was charmed and invested by the story and felt the emotions expressed with the loss the girls have faced. Moondance Cottage sounded so idyllic and I could totally understand Jess’ anguish with the building work.  The storyline was real and relatable, it will pull at your heart strings and leave you with a satisfied glow of warmth, love and above all else hope.

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 brand new series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas 2019.

Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

 

 

Single All the Way by Elaine Spires @ElaineSWriter @rararesources #promoblitz #bookpromo #festiveread

I am so pleased to be involved in the promo blitz for Elaine Spires festive romcom novel: Single All the Way.  Here are some more details:

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Title:  Single All the Way (Book 3 in the Singles series)

Author and publisher:  Elaine Spires

Format: eBook

To buy links: UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OCI4CA0
US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OCI4CA0

 

 

Book Blurb

Travel Together Tour Manager Eve Mitchell is planning a quiet Christmas at home to rest and relax before a special New Year. But she soon, very unexpectedly, finds herself in the depths of the Essex countryside looking after a singles’ group which contains some old, familiar faces and some pleasant – and not so pleasant – new ones. With its country walks, quizzes, disco and black-tie ball, the Christmas and Twixmas Break passes quickly, but just as they think it’s all over the plot takes a twist and we learn some dark secrets…

Single All The Way

Author Bio –

Single Author PicElaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series – Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea. Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series. Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019. Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019!  Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.

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