Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger @KatieGAuthor @rararesources @HQDigitalUK @HQstories #summerreading #romcom #bookreview #blogtour

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Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay written by Katie Ginger, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.

Book Blurb
Grab your strawberries and cream and get ready to return to the beautiful Swallowtail Bay!
Summer is in full swing and the locals are getting excited for the launch of the Swallowtail Bay strawberry food festival. But will all run smoothly when festival organiser Hetty’s heart is torn between lord of the manor John Thornhill and successful bakery owner Ben?
Purchase Links
UK Amazon ebook: https://amzn.to/3bGn0yi
US Amazon ebook: https://amzn.to/2KuIdPf

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Katie Ginger’s latest novel: Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay.

This is my first visit to the fictional seaside town of Swallowtail Bay and it had me yearning for lazy, hazy summer days of long ago when all that mattered was winning a fish on the hook a duck and zooming down on the helter-skelter!  Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay is the second book set in Swallowtail Bay however, each novel is written as a standalone story but I can honestly say the author’s words made me feel very welcomed and left me wanting a return visit to this idyllic location.

Hetty is an events planner and loves her home town especially the Strawberry Fairs of summers gone by.  She’s hoping to drum up support with the business community of the bay to rejuvenate the fair and make it a bank holiday weekend long extravaganza.  However, she only has four weeks to get approved and then plan the whole event!  A task not for the faint hearted!

With time ticking by she feels she has only one option for the location of the fair and that is by using the grounds of Thornhill Hall.  However, there’s a glitch in this option; she has to persuade the owner of the hall to agree.

John Thornhill is the youngest son of the current owners of the hall and feels like all the recent financial hardship is on his shoulders to provide a solution.  His parents are struggling emotionally and John is drawing at a blank with ways to help his family out of the financial and emotional hole they’ve found themselves in.  Can optimistic, vibrant Hetty be the answer to his problems?

Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay is a delightful romcom that is a wonderful mix of nostalgia, community spirit, warmth and hopefulness.

Author Bio –
Summer Strawberries author picKATIE GINGER lives in the South East of England, by the sea, and she really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay is her fifth novel. The first, Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay is available now. Her debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award, and her stand- alone Christmas novel Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage was a US Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive their two children, Ellie and Sam. And there’s also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!).

For more about Katie you can visit her website: http://www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor
Instagram: @katie_ginger_author

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Aria’s Travelling Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin @jaxandwillsmum @HQstories @HQDigitalUK #AriasTravellingBookshop #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction

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Aria’s Travelling Bookshop written by Rebecca Raisin, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.

Book Blurb
With her merry band of Van Lifers, Aria heads to France in her travelling bookshop, best friend Rosie by her side for a summer they’ll never forget!

Hopeless romantic Aria vowed never to love again after losing her husband, TJ, but fate has other ideas and keeps throwing the bespectacled, booklover Jonathan in her path. When a memento from TJ turns up it brings Aria’s past back to the fore.
Nomadic by nature, Aria can’t see how love could work anyway when home is always at the end of a new patch of road…
A long, hot summer travelling off the beaten track, surrounded by newly loved up couples reminds Aria of what she’s missing.
Will she bookmark her love life at the point her husband left, or she will begin a new chapter under the sizzling sun of the Cote d’azure…?

Book Links:
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arias-Travelling-Book-Shop-uplifting-ebook/dp/B07XNNW1PW/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=rebecca+raisin&qid=1570436644&sr=8-12
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Amazon Aust https://www.amazon.com.au/Arias-Travelling-Book-Shop-uplifting-ebook/dp/B07XNNW1PW/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=rebecca+raisin&qid=1570436737&sr=8-15
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rebecca_Raisin_Aria_s_Travelling_Book_Shop?id=yDauDwAAQBAJ
iBooks https://books.apple.com/nl/book/arias-travelling-book-shop/id1480201611
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arias-travelling-book-shop-rebecca-raisin/1133411763?ean=9780008282172
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48221850-aria-s-travelling-book-shop?from_search=true

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rebecca Raisin’s latest novel: Aria’s Travelling Bookshop.

Aria’s Travelling Bookshop is everything and more I love in a book.  From start to finish it was utterly delightful and the quote on the amazon page “Warning! This book could seriously brighten up your day” is perfectly put.  I haven’t read Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop, which is the prequel to this novel however, each book is written as a standalone story but the characters from Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop do have a role in this latest novel and we get to hear of the continuation of their stories.  After reading and adoring Aria’s Travelling Bookshop I’m going to read Rosie’s story as soon as possible as I fell in love with the theme of the storyline centred around friends travelling in campervans selling what they love; books in Aria’s case and cakes and tea for Rosie.

It’s been 3 years since Aria’s husband sadly passed away and since then Aria has run away from her memories and set up home in her campervan/bookshop.  However, Aria can’t fully escape her emotions and loneliness with the grief still enveloping her with a sadness.  Her love for romance novels never fails to bring a smile to her face and she adores sourcing books to sell on to her customers.

The next trip the van lifers have planned is a tour of France visiting lots of historical towns and working at fetes and festivals selling their bounty.  When Aria bumps into a fellow book lover she is taken aback by the confusing emotions she’s feeling and is worried she will betray the memory of her late husband.  When a surprise gift from her mum-in-law turns up Aria starts to look at her life differently.

A beautiful, heartfelt romcom that will have you smiling, laughing, crying but will leave you with a contended feeling of warmth for better days to come.  Uplifting, feelgood fiction at it’s best.

Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

Author Links:
Website: http://rebeccaraisin.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaRaisinAuthor
Twitter: @jaxandwillsmum
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6915386.Rebecca_Raisin

When Polly Met Olly by Zoe May @zoe_writes @HQstories @rararesources #blogblitz #bookreview #romcom

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When Polly Met Olly written by Zoe May, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb
Polly and Olly were never supposed to meet…
Polly might spend her days searching for eligible matches for her elite list of clients at her New York dating agency, but her own love life is starting to go up in smoke.
Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about the very person she’s meant to be setting her latest client up with… surely it can’t get any worse!
But then Polly bumps into oh-so-handsome Olly, who heads up a rival agency, and realizes that perhaps all really is fair in love and dating war…
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Viggiano.

Purchase Links:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07F8N76KG/
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https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Zoe_May_When_Polly_Met_Olly_A_fantastically_uplift?id=UypkDwAAQBAJ
https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/when-polly-met-olly-a-fantastically-uplifting-romantic-comedy-for-2019

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I am so pleased to be involved in the mini blog blitz celebrating and promoting Zoe May’s romantic comedy When Polly Met Olly.

This was such a cute, fun romcom.  When Polly Met Olly is my first introduction to Zoe May’s work and it ticked all the boxes for me.

British born Polly has dreamed of living in New York since she was a young girl so as soon as she left school she set her sights on further education in New York.  Now her studies have finished, qualifying as a Photographer, she is struggling to gain fulltime employment within her chosen skillset so when a job vacancy crops up at a dating agency she things ‘why not’ as it’s better than the bar work she is currently doing.

Polly’s new job at the dating agency proves to be entertaining, although a little odd as she has to send messages acting on behalf of a boy/girl looking for the perfect partner.  However, when her boss Derek asks her to spy on a rival dating agency Polly’s life becomes a little more confusing when Polly is introduced to Olly, the owner of the rival company.

Olly isn’t at all what Polly expected and a frisson of chemistry is felt between them.  As Polly continues developing her matchmaking skills she inadvertently keeps bumping into Olly and revelations are discovered.

When Polly Met Olly is such a lovely, cute, fun romcom that will charm and entertain you.  My only criticism (although it’s not really a criticism) is that I wanted the story to go on and learn how life fairs for our matchmakers and for a few of the sub-characters.  A fabulous introduction to a new romcom author for me.

Author Bio
Zoe May lives in London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.

Social Media Links:
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https://instagram.com/zoe_writes
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***PRICE DROP PROMO*** Belinda Missen @belinda_missen @HDigitalUK @rararesources #pricedroppromo #romcom

Belinda Missen 99p Only

I am so pleased to be involved in the blog blitz informing you of a great price drop promo of not one book but three books by top-rated rom com author Belinda Missen.

Here is what you need to know prior to stocking up your ereader.

Lessons in Love
belinda missen Lessons in Love_finalFalling in love is never easy…
Eleanor Manning is finally leaving behind her glittering but empty life in the city (and her soon-to-be-ex-husband) to return to the comfort of her childhood home in Apollo Bay.
She’s landed a lovely new job in her old primary school library and a flatshare with her bubbly best friend, Penny. So yes, she’s well and truly learnt her lesson when it comes to love…
But then she meets gorgeous teacher Marcus Blair and Eleanor’s self-imposed rules fly out of the window! Surely she can resist him long enough to keep this fling no strings attached?
Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Colleen Coleman.

‘I literally giggle-snorted… It wasn’t often that I didn’t have a smile on my face reading this, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and fun characters.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious… Wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny.’ Goodreads reviewer

Lessons in Love is only 99p for a limited time.

Purchase from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lessons-Love-Belinda-Missen-ebook/dp/B07DD3T53W

A Recipe for Disaster
belinda missen A Recipe fo Disaster_FINALMeet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just won’t seem to mend…
Lucy is quietly confident that she has made the right choices in life. Surrounded by friends and family in a small country town, Lucy can easily suppress the feeling that something is missing from her life.
But when a blast from the past arrives in the form of her estranged husband, international celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath her like overbaked meringue.
Is Oliver’s return all business or is it motivated by something more?
A Recipe for Disaster starts long after most love stories would have ended, proving it is never too late to offer someone a second slice of cake or a second chance.
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

A Recipe For Disaster is only 99p for a limited time.

Purchase from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Recipe-Disaster-Belinda-Missen-ebook/dp/B079RF7XCB

An Impossible Thing Called Love
belinda missen an impossible thing called loveDon’t miss the new delightfully uplifting book from the author of A Recipe for Disaster!
A second chance at love…
When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve, she really believed that their love would go the distance.
But when she returns to Australia, her letters start to go unanswered and her emails bounce back unread, Emmy decides it’s time to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and start afresh in London.
So she’s shocked when William walks in on her very first day at her new job! Even worse, he’s hotter than ever. But why did he disappear for so long? What has he been hiding? And could this really be their second chance at falling in love…?
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

An Impossible Thing Called love is 99p / 99c for a limited period.

Purchase from Amazon
UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Impossible-Thing-Called-Love-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07BJYR8CV
US – http://www.amazon.com/Impossible-Thing-Called-Love-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07BJYR8CV/

About the Author

one week to christmas author profile (1)Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.
Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

Social Media Links –
http://www.belindamissen.com
facebook.com/BelindaMissen
twitter.com/belinda_missen
Instagram @belinda_missen



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One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen @belinda_missen @HQDigitalUK @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread

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One Week ‘Til Christmas written by Belinda Missen, publisher HQ Digital UK, is available NOW in ebook format.

Purchase Links:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VXLVLJW/
http://www.amazon.com.au/One-Week-Christmas-Belinda-Missen-ebook/dp/B07VXLVLJW
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http://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/one-week-til-christmas
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-week-til-christmas-belinda-missen/1132755266?ean=9780008296933

Book Blurb
Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.
Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and a gorgeous man with dark brown hair has just slipped on ice and is now pressed against Isobel.
Isobel knows she’s not imagining the chemistry between them. But then his ride arrives and, embarrassed, he beats a hasty retreat, murmuring apologies – and Isobel realises only too late that she didn’t manage to catch his name…
When she runs into him again the next morning, she decides it’s fate.
It’s a second chance for Isobel and Tom – but there’s only one week until she’s leaving London for good. Seven days of enjoying all the festive delights the city has to offer: ice-skating at Somerset House, mulled wine on the Southbank, Christmas shopping at Liberty.
There’s magic in the air and mistletoe in the trees – but what will happen when the week is over?
For fans of Josie Silver, Lucy Diamond and Marian Keyes, this is one Christmas romance you don’t want to miss!

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Belinda Missen’s latest novel: One Week ‘Til Christmas.  One Week ‘Til Christmas is the fourth novel by Belinda Missen and it is my first introduction to her work.  Little did I know when I revealed the book cover for this novel back in September that One Week ‘Til Christmas would become one of my favourite festive reads.

Isobel Bennett lives in Australia but spends most of her life travelling around the globe for her job as a travel writer.  She’s visiting friends in the UK the week before Christmas but her boss has sprung a last minute assignment on to her.  With a chance to broaden her reader appeal with the company she works for she takes on the assignment with a surprising twist.  Isobel fits this assignment in alongside her festive adventures with her mystery man who she later finds out has more than his handsome looks to his name.

Belinda Missen has written such a gorgeous festive treat of a read, to me it felt like a grown up fairytale but was very real and relatable. The romance and endearment of the whole storyline charmed me and I was swept away with this chance encounter of two strangers literally bumping into each other, not once but twice, to then find themselves re-discovering the delights of the festivities together in the city of London one week until Christmas.  The whole storyline has put me in a festive mood and given me the desire to visit a winter market to savour the tastes, aromas, atmosphere and delights of a winter wonderland.  I’m so pleased I’ve discovered a new author and I think we all should invest our time in discovering new to us talent.

About the Author
one week to christmas author profile (1)Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.
Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

Social Media Links –
http://www.belindamissen.com
facebook.com/BelindaMissen
twitter.com/belinda_missen
Instagram @belinda_missen

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger @KatieGAuthor @HQDigitalUK @rararesources #festiveread #romcom #SnowflakesatMistletoeCottage #blogtour #bookreview

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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage written by Katie Ginger, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format and is due for release in paperback in November.

Purchase Links
Amazon UK ebook: https://amzn.to/2NL7fhq
Amazon UK paperbook: https://amzn.to/2Y51uPP
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2LP8Ujm
Amazon US ebook: https://amzn.to/2XHxFR1

Book Blurb
On a grey, London day, Esme’s world crumbles around her when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous, city-slicker boyfriend and her stunning apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas.
Esme is forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy hometown of Sandchester, and despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage, everything is looking bleak. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away.
But Joe, handsome and charming as he is, is not all he seems. Esme soon realises that he has a tragic past which he just might not be able to overcome…
Surrounded by her loving, if harebrained, family and with the support of her hilarious friends, Esme is determined to have a go at forging her own path, even if it all comes to nothing. But one question still lingers in her mind: will she find someone to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Katie Ginger’s latest novel: Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage.

Oh my goodness I adored this novel by Katie Ginger and I’m not sure why I haven’t read any of her work before as her writing style connected with me on so many levels.  Katie Ginger is definitely on my radar now and has a firm place in my favourite romcom author list.

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is a gorgeous festive feast of a read that I quickly devoured.  I loved it so much I wanted the storyline and characters to be real so I could connect with them and learn more about their antics and foodie delights.

Esme is a Food Tech for one of the current top foodie TV shows but when she discovers that the glamorous host of the show has double crossed her she decides enough is enough and voices her grievances but sadly her voice isn’t as important as her nemesis and she is left with an ultimatum.

When Esme thought her day couldn’t get any worse her boyfriend decides to dump her.  So jobless, broken-hearted and now homeless Esme heads home to her parents.  Esme’s parents are crazy but fabulous and are just the tonic she needs and with the encouragement of her friends Esme sets up a blog to share her love of cooking and of the memories she had cooking with her dear grandma.

Joe moved back to his hometown a few years ago but has been secretly struggling with emotions of the heart.  His mind and heart is still in turmoil but when he meets up with his old school friend Esme he starts to see another purpose in life.  Can these two lost souls who have returned to their home town learn to let love in again?

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is such a fabulously funny read and it’s filled with so much warmth it leaves you with a satisfied cosy glow.  However, with all the delicious sounding recipes that Esme creates you’ll be left with a hunger for her food and a desire to get cooking.

A delicious cosy read that will fill you with a satisfied glow.

About the Author
Snowflakes - author picKATIE GINGER lives in the South East of England, by the sea, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is her third novel. She is also author of the Seafront series – The Little Theatre on the Seafront, shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award, and Summer Season on the Seafront.

When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive her two children: Ellie, who believes everything in life should be performed like a musical number from a West End show; and Sam, who is basically a monkey with a boy’s face. And there’s also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!).

For more about Katie you can visit her website: http://www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor.

**Cover Reveal** One Week Til Christmas by Belinda Missen @belinda_missen @HQDigitalUK @rararesources #festiveread #coverreveal

 

One Week Til Christmas Cover RevealI am so pleased to be involved in the book cover reveal of Belinda Missen’s latest novel: One Week Til Christmas.  Here are the all important details:

Title:  One Week Til Christmas

Author: Belinda Missen

Release Date:  1st November 2019

Publisher:  HQ Digital

Book Blurb

Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.
Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and a gorgeous man with dark brown hair has just slipped on ice and is now pressed against Isobel.
Isobel knows she’s not imagining the chemistry between them. But then his ride arrives and, embarrassed, he beats a hasty retreat, murmuring apologies – and Isobel realises only too late that she didn’t manage to catch his name…
When she runs into him again the next morning, she decides it’s fate.
It’s a second chance for Isobel and Tom – but there’s only one week until she’s leaving London for good. Seven days of enjoying all the festive delights the city has to offer: ice-skating at Somerset House, mulled wine on the Southbank, Christmas shopping at Liberty.
There’s magic in the air and mistletoe in the trees – but what will happen when the week is over?
For fans of Josie Silver, Lucy Diamond and Marian Keyes, this is one Christmas romance you don’t want to miss!

Pre-order Links:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VXLVLJW/
http://www.amazon.com.au/One-Week-Christmas-Belinda-Missen-ebook/dp/B07VXLVLJW
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VXLVLJW
https://books.apple.com/us/book/one-week-til-christmas/id1475077464?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Belinda_Missen_One_Week_Til_Christmas?id=W4CmDwAAQBAJ
https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/one-week-til-christmas
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-week-til-christmas-belinda-missen/1132755266?ean=9780008296933

About the Author 
one week to christmas author profile (1)Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.
Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

Social Media Links –
http://www.belindamissen.com
facebook.com/BelindaMissen
twitter.com/belinda_missen
Instagram @belinda_missen

And here is the stunning festive cover …

One Weel Til Christmas Cover

The Stationmaster’s Daughter by Kathleen McGurl @KathMcGurl @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview

 

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The Stationmaster’s Daughter written by Kathleen McGurl, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook format.  The paperback is due out in October.

To buy links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stationmasters-Daughter-gripping-heartbreaking-historical-ebook/dp/B07P556918/
US – https://www.amazon.com/Stationmasters-Daughter-gripping-heartbreaking-historical-ebook/dp/B07P556918/

Book Blurb

As the last train leaves, will life ever be the same?

Dorset 1935
Stationmaster Ted has never cared much for romance. Occupied with ensuring England’s most beautiful railway runs on time, love has always felt like a comparatively trivial matter. Yet when he meets Annie Galbraith on the 8.42 train to Lynford, he can’t help but instantly fall for her.

But soon the railway is forced to close and a terrible accident occurs within the station grounds, Ted finds his job and any hope of a relationship with Annie hanging in the balance…

Present day
Recovering from heartbreak after a disastrous marriage, Tilly decides to escape from the bustling capital and move to Dorset to stay with her dad, Ken. When Ken convinces Tilly to help with the restoration of the old railway, she discovers a diary hidden in the old ticket office. Tilly is soon swept up in Ted’s story, and the fateful accident that changed his life forever.

But an encounter with an enigmatic stranger takes Tilly by surprise, and she can’t help but feel a connection with Ted’s story in the past.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Kathleen McGurl’s latest novel: The Stationmaster’s Daughter.  This is my first introduction to the work of Kathleen McGurl and it most definitely will not be my last as I adored everything about this novel.

The Stationmaster’s Daughter is such a wonderful historical timeslip story that was beautifully told.  I was swept away by the ‘here and now’ tales and when the stories collided I felt an overwhelming sense of satisfaction but also an immense sadness  of the tragedies that shaped the story.

Kathleen McGurl has written a story that takes the reader back to 1935 and the stunning, quintessential English countryside of Dorset.  An area of outstanding beauty that I feel was brought to life by the steam trains bringing visitors to and from the small villages along the coastline. Ted was the stationmaster who was proud of his position of 15 years for the rail company.  Ted was a sensitive man who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life which mainly revolved around his beloved railway and his sister and her three children that visited him often.  However, when a young lady caught Ted’s eye he soon became besotted but he was too shy to reveal his feelings.  These new flutters of the heart were to change Ted’s life irrevocably.  Ted is one of those endearing characters that you fall in love with and want to champion.

Over eighty years later we take up of the story of Tilly who’s received many heart-breaking blows over the years but the final blow was nearly enough to take her over the edge.  Needing time to recover Tilly goes to stay with her father at his bungalow in Dorset.  Tilly’s father is now retired and has found himself enjoying being part of the railway restoration society; a group of enthusiasts bringing the old, unused and dismantled railway back to life.  Tilly’s father hopes to get Tilly involved with the restoration, specifically helping with the archives.  He’s hoping this sifting through the paperwork and photographs will give Tilly a purpose and help her not forget her worries but to move on from then.

I loved both sides of this story; the charming love blossoming for Ted and the historical mystery that Tilly was involved with.  The tragedy of the story was so heart rending and my emotions were broken for what could have been.  A poignant historical time slip novel that will totally captivate you.

About the Author 
The Stationmasters Kathleen McGurl author photoKATHLEEN MCGURL lives near the sea in Bournemouth, UK, with her husband. She has two sons who are now grown-up and have left home. She began her writing career creating short stories, and sold dozens to women’s magazines in the UK and Australia. Then she got side-tracked onto family history research – which led eventually to writing novels with genealogy themes. She has always been fascinated by the past, and the ways in which the past can influence the present, and enjoys exploring these links in her novels.

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Book Blurb
Home is where the heart is…
Holly doesn’t have time for a holiday this year. But when her job threatens to send her over the brink, her boss insists she take a sabbatical. So she packs her bags and escapes to her beloved grandmother Gigi’s house on Wishington Bay, which has sat empty since Gigi passed away.

But Holly’s dreams of a coastal escape take an unexpected turn. Holly didn’t expect to spend time with any man this summer – let alone an Aussie Adonis…but when she meets her next door neighbour Gabe and his little dog Bryan, it’s clear her quiet summer of strolling along the sand and wandering through the seaside village’s tiny streets on her own will come with a hefty dose of distraction.

With a summer to fill and Gigi’s wonderful and surprising house to sort through, Holly knew it would be a summer packed with old memories. She just didn’t expect to make so many new ones…

Coming Home to Wishington Bay is the new gorgeous uplifting rom-com from Maxine Morrey, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Tilly Tennant!

Coming Home To Wishington Bay

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 Publication Day Push for Maxine Morrey’s latest novel: Coming Home to Wishington Bay.  Firstly I’d like to say a great big Happy Publication Day to Maxine Morrey.  This is only the second book I’ve read by this author and Maxine Morrey is becoming one of my favourite writers.

Coming Home to Wishington Bay is a wonderful story of new beginnings and taking stock of your life and finding your happy place.  It’s also a story of coping with the emotions that grief brings you and of struggling with health concerns.

Holly has been living and working in London for a good while and she’s been forced to take a sabbatical due to increasing worries regarding her mental health.  Holly has committed herself to her career and didn’t think nothing of working regular 12 hour plus days.  She’s also recently broken up from a relationship that has brought mixed emotions of anger, trust and humiliation.  Returning to Wishington Bay on the south-coast to her late Grandmother Gigi’s home Holly hopes that this time away from her London life is enough to get her back on track and to also appease her boss.

Holly didn’t expect her ‘r n r’ to include bumping into her new neighbour, hot doctor Gabe with his rescued ‘hot dog’ Bryan.  After initial confused introductions a friendship soon ensues between Holly and Gabe.  However, Gabe forgot to mention a little ‘white lie’ he told his parents and their friendship soon becomes a little more confused.

I loved the sound of Gigi’s home it sounded so idyllic being on the beachfront and with a small close-knit community of independent businesses in the village.  The blooming relationship between Holly and Gabe was good fun with lots of banter flying between them but you could sense a chemistry behind the cheeky chat.  I loved the interaction between Bryan, the adorable rescued pup, and all the characters it was very endearing and I always think animals bring a softness to characters in a story.

This is a beautiful, romantic story but touches on the subject of serious issues regarding mental health which made the storyline even more relatable.  Coming Home to Wishington Bay is a gorgeous feel-good story that will uplift and charm you.

About the Author
Coming Home To Wishington - Maxine Morrey - bio pic b&wMaxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.

As time went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.

Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.

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Book Blurb

They say time can heal all wounds…
When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting.
But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?

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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 Publication Day Push for Rachel Burton and her latest novel: The Pieces of You and Me.

The Pieces of You and Me is Rachel Burton’s third novel and although I’ve only read two of her books (including this one) I feel like this author’s novels and her style of writing are going straight to my ‘Favourite Author’ list.  The Pieces of You and Me was so effortlessly written with the words and the story flowing beautifully taking you on an emotive journey with Jess and Rupert.

Jess and Rupert were always destined to be together as they were born hours apart and lived close-by each other.  Growing up they had become best friends and were always there for each other.  But then as childhood grew into young adults their feelings developed into love and it was if they were the pieces of a puzzle that were meant to be together.  However, life, or fate, played it’s part and ten years ago hearts were to be broken and their lives went separate ways.

A lot has happened to Jess in the ten years since she’s seen or heard from Rupert.  She had to pick up the pieces of her heart and try and build them back together but they never truly fitted back correctly.  Her personal life was to experience a huge hurdle that she would struggle to overcome and would still now find this hurdle rearing it’s ugly head again.

Rupert’s heart broke ten years ago when he walked out of Jess’ life, he’s had to face many new hurdles himself that took him by surprise and he’s had a long battle to face of his own.

Now their paths have crossed again and it’s as if the last ten years never took place.  Feelings and memories come flooding back, but could they return to how they once were?  Could their own battles in the last ten years leave barriers against their chance of happiness?

The Pieces of You and Me is such a beautiful story of a love that never gave up.  It’s also a story of struggling with what life has thrown your way.  The author, Rachel Burton, has written with honesty and with sensitivity.  You can feel the emotional heartache and the physical strains that life has thrown at Jess and Rupert.  I was totally swept away by Jess and Rupert’s story and was heartened by their plight.

Beautiful, honest, heart-warming and very uplifting.

About the Author

Rachel Burton is the author of the international ebook bestseller The Many Colours of Us.

Rachel spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her fiance and their three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes.

Find her on Twitter & Instagram as @bookish_yogi or follow her blog at rachelburtonwrites.com. She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish. She is mostly dreaming of her next holiday….

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