New Beginnings at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters @Vicky_Walters @HeraBooks @rararesources #bookreview

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New Beginnings at Glendale Hall written by Victoria Walters, publisher Hera, is available NOW in ebook format.

Book Blurb

Two weddings and a baby…but who will get their happy ever after?
Emily Prescott’s life isn’t going to plan. Her dreams of starting a family with fireman boyfriend Greg and opening up her own bakery in London feel like they will never come true. So when a wedding
invite arrives from her oldest friend, Beth Williams, Emily is thrilled. Not only will she get to return to her childhood home in Scotland, but best of all – Beth wants her to bake the wedding cake!
However, her excitement is cut short when she discovers that Greg has cheated on her. Devastated by his betrayal, Emily flees to Glendale Hall, Beth’s grand estate in the Highlands, and tries to distracts herself with helping with the wedding plans, but that’s not easy when Greg keeps hounding her to forgive him. Then she’s introduced to Glendale’s new young and handsome vicar Brodie, and things become even more complicated.
When Emily discovers that Greg’s betrayal runs deeper than she imagined, she finds herself with a whole host of decisions to make, especially when she discovers her long awaited dream is finally being fulfilled – at exactly at the wrong time…
Escape to Scotland and fall in love with this gorgeous and inspiring romance from the bestselling author of Coming Home to Glendale Hall! The perfect feel-good read for fans of Holly Martin, Heidi Swain, and Jill Mansell.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Victoria Walter’s latest novel: New Beginnings at Glendale Hall.

This was such a welcome return to Scotland and to the lovely village of Glendale with the beautiful Glendale Hall.  In book one we met and read about Beth, Izzy and family and I would highly recommend reading Coming Home to Glendale Hall prior to reading this novel to fully appreciate and enjoy the storyline and characters.  Book Two in the series; New Beginnings at Glendale Hall, is the story of Beth’s best friend from London, Emily Prescott.  Emily is a baker and has agreed to make Beth and Drew’s wedding cake however, just a few weeks prior to the big day Emily discovers some upsetting revelations about her boyfriend Greg and she decides to bring forward her visit to Scotland early just to escape and take stock of her life.
Enjoying the blissful countryside in Scotland doesn’t last too long when the complications in Emily’s love life become even more chaotic with a new startling discovery, the unearthing of more lies and throw in a handsome minister just to unsettle Emily even more!  Emily is all of a fluster with which way her heart and mind is going.
Victoria Walters has expanded her catalogue of lovely characters in Glendale enveloping us with more community spirit.  The author has created another wonderful interlude in life and loves in the Scottish highlands.  I loved the introduction of new characters, especially Brodie Glendale’s lovely minister!  This story, just like book one, is charming, realistic, full of hope and new beginnings with a heap of delicious sounding delicacies and romance!  Hope there’s more to come in Glendale …
About the Author
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. Her moving debut novel THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE was chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star. Her heart-warming new novel SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFE is available to download now.
As well as being an author, Victoria also works as a Waterstones bookseller and buys far too many books there. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter). Victoria is not only obsessed with books but loves buying slogan tops, mugs and notebooks, and posting them all on Instagram.
You can discover more about Victoria – and find pictures of Harry the cat – by following her on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:https://victoria-writes.com/.

Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters @Vicky_Walters @HeraBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread

 

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Coming Home to Glendale Hall written by Victoria Walters, publisher Hera Books, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb
No matter how far you go, home is where the heart is…

Beth Williams hasn’t been home for ten years. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from the imposing Scottish estate where she grew up rather than risk her family’s disapproval, working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle – but now she’s finally returning to Glendale Hall.

As Beth tries to mend her broken family ties, and fights to bring the community of Glendale back together, she realises that the story she has told herself for a decade might well be a very different one from the truth. Even though she ran from Glendale it has never left her heart. And, she soon realises, neither has Drew – Beth’s first love.

Will Beth be able to forgive her mother and grandmother (and herself) for what happened ten years ago? What will Drew say when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him for so long? Can a festive trail bring the village back together?

Will Christmas work its magic on Glendale – or will Beth be forced to run away from it all over again?

A charming, uplifting novel that will warm your heart – the perfect read to curl up with this autumn. Fans of Trisha Ashley, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will love this gorgeously romantic read.

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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 Victoria Walters latest novel: Coming Home To Glendale Hall.

Victoria Walters has written a wonderful, festive, feelgood story about real people with real life problems.  Beth Williams fled her home in a small country village in Scotland ten years ago.  She was 16 and had just discovered she was pregnant and not wanting to upset her family anymore she leaves her home and heads for London.  Scared and all alone Beth finds the strength and courage to bring her daughter into the world but she still has resentful feelings for the family that disowned her.  However, 10 years on and Beth with her daughter Izzy are on their way back to Scotland to the home she grew up in as her grandmother is very ill.  Beth is very apprehensive for her return to the family home but as soon as she drives up the gravel drive and sees the gardens she adored a sense of longing that she put to the back of her heart and mind is emerging.

There is a frosty atmosphere within the household but the enthusiasm of Beth’s daughter Izzy visiting the house is infectious.  Beth slowly starts to remember what she loved about living in Glendale Hall and the village life but when they visit the village centre they are shocked to see it’s almost deserted with many well loved shops and cafes closed.  With the help of her old school friend Heather the girls are on a mission to bring the community back together.  Will bringing the community together help break down the barriers that have built within her own family?

However, when a figure from her past turns up Beth’s life is about to be turned upside down.  Beth fell in love with Drew ten years ago and thought she’d never see him again.  Her emotions are so confused at the moment and she doesn’t know what to believe or which step to make?

A story filled with a family full of secrets and miscommunications.  When life gives you a second chance will this be the moment your heart and mind could be set free and be able to move forward?

Perfect festive loveliness.

 

About the Author
Victoria Walters author pictureVictoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. Her moving debut novel THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE was chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star. Her heart-warming new novel SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFE is available to download now.
As well as being an author, Victoria also works as a Waterstones bookseller and buys far too many books there. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter). Victoria is not only obsessed with books but loves buying slogan tops, mugs and notebooks, and posting them all on Instagram.
You can discover more about Victoria – and find pictures of Harry the cat – by following her on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:https://victoria-writes.com/.

 

Escape to Giddywell Grange by Kim Nash @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview

 

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Escape to Giddywell Grange written by Kim Nash, publisher Hera, is available NOW in ebook format.

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Book Blurb

Maddy Young thought she had it all.
Swanky city apartment? – yep. Fancy car? sorted. High-flying career? – tick.
Even if she’s lost most of her friends because of spending all her time at work, and can’t remember when she last had fun, it’s worth it.
Until she’s suddenly made redundant. Now she’s 37, jobless, and after the breakup with the former love of her life, unhappily single.
Enter Maddy’s childhood friend, Beth, the owner of Growlers, the doggy daycare centre at Giddywell Grange, on a mission to make Maddy see there’s more to life than work.
Soon, Maddy is swapping spreadsheets for volunteer duty at the library, daily Starbucks for cups of tea with elderly neighbours, and her Prada handbag for doggy poo bags… And with Beth’s gorgeous brother, Alex, back from the States, Maddy starts to think that Giddywell Grange might just be her happy place.
But when her old life – and her old boyfriend – comes calling, will Maddy go back to the job she loved so much? Or will she discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy?
An uplifting romantic comedy that will warm your heart – perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Kim Nash’s latest novel: Escape to Giddywell Grange.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is a gorgeously comforting, uplifting novel that you will devour and not want the story to end.

When the path you’d planned and envisioned taking is suddenly pulled away from you life as you know it feels lost.  Maddy Young was obsessed with work, her motto was work hard then play hard.  She spent most of her life working in her power suits and zooming around the country in her executive company car.  Her heart had been broken a few years ago but she felt positive for the future until she was handed her redundancy papers with immediate effect.  For someone who spent most of her time working Maddy hadn’t a clue were to start on how to fill her time and a sadness crept in.

Maddy’s best friend, Beth, felt like this redundancy was the perfect opportunity for Maddy to reassess her life and Beth had a cunning plan and had set tasks for Maddy to complete.   Tasks to step her out of her comfort zone, tasks to reignite lost loves and tasks to make Maddy think twice about the lifestyle she’d worked so hard to achieve.  Unbeknown to Maddy these tasks were tailored perfectly to help her overcome this stumbling block in her life.  We follow Maddy learning to pick herself up and move on from a blip in her life.

Kim Nash has written such a gorgeous story that is sadly very relatable in today’s economic climate.  You can feel an empathy with Maddy but you also want to cheer her on with starting afresh.  I absolutely adored the setting of the story a farm with a doggy day care centre; animals do tend to bring out a softness to characters and bring warmth and charm to a storyline.  Relatable, romantic and perfect cosy read.

About the Author
Kim Nash author photoKim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at http://www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.

Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and will be published on September 18th 2019.

Connect with Kim on Social Media here:
Twitter: (@KimTheBookworm) https://twitter.com/KimTheBookworm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimTheBookWorm/
Instagram: @Kim_the_bookworm

Amazing Grace by Kim Nash @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #debutnovel

 

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace written by Kim Nash, publisher Hera Books, is available NOW in ebook format.

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Book Blurb
She’s taking her life back, one step at a time…

Grace thought she had it all. Living in the beautiful village of Little Ollington, along with head teacher husband Mark and gorgeous son, Archie, she devoted herself to being the perfect mum and the perfect wife, her little family giving her everything she ever wanted.

Until that fateful day when she walked in on Mark kissing his secretary – and her perfect life fell apart.

Now she’s a single mum to Archie, trying to find her way in life and keep things together for his sake. Saturday nights consist of a Chinese takeaway eaten in front of the TV clad in greying pyjamas, and she can’t remember the last time she had a kiss from anyone aside from her dog, Becks…

Grace’s life needs a shake up – fast. So when gorgeous gardener Vinnie turns up on her doorstep, his twinkling eyes suggesting that he might be interested in more than just her conifers, she might just have found the answer to her prayers. But as Grace falls deeper for Vinnie, ten-year-old Archie fears that his mum finding love means she’ll never reconcile with the dad he loves.

So when ex-husband Mark begs her for another chance, telling her he’s changed from the man that broke her heart, Grace finds herself with an impossible dilemma. Should she take back Mark and reunite the family that Archie loves? Or risk it all for a new chance of happiness?

A funny, feel good romance about finding your own path and changing your life for the better – readers of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Josie Silver will love this uplifting read.

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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 Kim Nash’s debut novel: Amazing Grace.

Kim Nash has written a delightful romcom about a single mum, Grace, stepping out of her comfort zone and putting herself first, just a little bit.  I loved Grace’s effervescent friend, Monica, (I think we all need a Monica in our lives), how she initially shook Grace’s life up abit, totally revamping her look and putting her back in the dating game, with very comical results.  I was literally laughing out loud at these scenes that the author had created with some fabulous one-liners that some dates think are perfect to their would-be suitors! 😉

Grace’s morale and self-esteem has taken a little battering since her split from her husband Mark.  With shared custody of their ten year old son, Archie, Grace’s dreams of family life are shattered but Grace tries her best to make her home with her son a happy one.

When Grace opens her heart to let love back in again she’s surprised how different she feels to this new friendship to what she had felt when she was married.  But life is still full of confusing and complicated emotions and Grace’s heart is tested.

I loved how the author added poignant words of wisdom from Grace’s late mother amongst the chapters.  These words were comforting and uplifting.  Having experienced this profound grief myself I totally appreciated the poignancy of these comments and the scenes they were written in.

Amazing Grace is a thoroughly enjoyable story.  It is warm-hearted, fun and so beautifully poignant.

Amazing Grace is such a beautiful, heartfelt debut novel by Kim Nash, I can’t wait to see this author go from strength to strength.

About the Author

Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at http://www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.

Amazin Grace - Kim Nash author photoKim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

Amazing Grace is her debut novel with Hera Books and will be out on 10th April 2019.

Connect with Kim on Social Media here:
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KimTheBookworm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimTheBookWorm/
Instagram: @Kim_the_bookworm