A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs @PaperDollWrites @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #romcom #novella #feelgoodfiction

 

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A Little Hotel in Cornwall written and self-published by Laura Briggs is available NOW in ebook format.

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Book Blurb
Struggling American waitress and aspiring novelist Maisie Clark dreams of becoming a full-time writer — even though in real life she’s just lost her chance at an exclusive writer’s mentorship program that would give her novel its big break. Desperate, she decides to take a chance and ask her favourite writer, a celebrated but reclusive English novelist, to help her find a second chance.

When she receives the author’s reply in an envelope with a Cornish postmark, Maisie decides not to take the writer’s half-hearted ‘no’ for an answer. With nothing to lose, she takes off for the author’s last known location, a beautiful hotel on Cornwall’s western coast. But when the hotel mistakes her for the latest applicant for a maid’s position, Maisie finds herself given an opportunity too good to lose … and a chance for a summer adventure far bigger than she ever imagined.

Surrounded by breathtaking Cornwall and working in an elegant hotel, Maisie’s world becomes one of secret identities, quirky friends, and unintentional mishaps — and despite reminders of past relationship disasters, a certain handsome, charming local resident Sidney Daniels has her conflicted about her heart’s desires, too.

Will Maisie find the chance she’s been waiting for — and a possible new romance — in her perfect Cornish summer?

A Little Hotel in Cornwall

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Laura Briggs latest novella: A Little Hotel in Cornwall.  Firstly, I’d like to wish the author Laura Briggs a Happy Publication Day.  Oh my goodness I adored this novella by Laura Briggs and it’s the start of a brand new book series by her.

A Little Hotel in Cornwall filled me with so much joy and comfort but it also left me inspired for what lay ahead for Maisie and her dreams of becoming a novelist.

Maisie is a literary student from the States and when her dreams of mentorship by an accomplished author hit a ‘snag’ she decides to follow her dreams in an unorthodox way and find her own mentor.  Her favourite author, who’s personal life is filled with mystery and secrecy, lives in the UK and the only clue Maisie as of his whereabouts is the name of a hotel in Cornwall.  Maisie feels she has nothing to lose and much to gain with her Atlantic adventure about to start in a small coastal village in Cornwall.

A Little Hotel in Cornwall was such a delightful start to a new book series.  We soon learn to love our leading lady, Maisie, and are championing her dreams of becoming an author.  Experiencing Cornwall for the first time and this elegant hotel on the hill through the eyes of Maisie was charming and there was a lovely feel of idyllic escapism.  From the developing new friendships and the fun start to Maisie’s new adventure the author Laura Briggs has laid the perfect foundations for readers to be eager for more.

Delightfully charming, fun, romantic and full of feel-good vibes.  Can’t wait for book two!

About the Author
A Little Hotel in Cornwall Author PicLaura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.

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The Peacock Bottle by Angela Rigley @angierigley @rararesources #indieauthor #blogtour #bookexcerpt #HistFic #giveaway

 

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The Peacock Bottle written and self-published by Angela Rigley is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peacock-Bottle-Angela-Rigley-ebook/dp/B073NT79W2
US – https://www.amazon.com/Peacock-Bottle-Angela-Rigley-ebook/dp/B073NT79W2

Book Blurb
In this Victorian dual timeline novel, Amelia Wise feels a jolt when she finds a blue perfume bottle in the overgrown garden of the house she has inherited. Several events in her life mirrors those from the past and, with the help of her newfound cousin, Olivia, the bottle’s secret is uncovered.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Angela Rigley’s latest novel: The Peacock Bottle.  The author has kindly chosen an excerpt to share on my blog today:

A scene from The Peacock Bottle, a dual timeline. Amelia and her stepmother have recently moved into the deserted house called Alice Howe, in Cockermouth in 1893. Amelia does not want her stepmother to know she has been trying to open a door in the overgrown garden.

“Where have you been, child?” asked her stepmother as she entered the drawing room.
“Just exploring,” she replied, tucking her long, brown hair behind her ears.
“What’s the matter with your arm?”
“My arm?”
“Yes. You’re holding it awkwardly.”
Not wanting to reveal the reason, Amelia looked up at the ceiling. “Mamma, look, another cobweb. I swear they multiply by the minute.”
Her stepmother threw a duster towards the offending cobweb. “You are right. And there is another patch of peeling wallpaper. I’ve tried sticking them on with sugar paste, but I fear we are fighting a losing battle.” Head in hands, she sank onto a chair.
Amelia knelt beside her. “Don’t give up now, Mamma.”
“But you were the one with all the objections. I thought you hated it here.”
“I’m growing to like it here in Cockermouth.” And as soon as I can open that closed door, I shall enjoy the place even more.
“Why on earth did I consider such a proposition, eh, child?” Her stepmother hugged her. “But thank the good Lord your father left you this house. He sort of mentioned it years ago, but I never gave it another thought. Where would we live if he had not?”
“But should it not be yours? After all, you were his wife. I am only his daughter. Daughters don’t usually inherit.”
“No, my dear. He specifically stated that he wanted it to pass to you, so who am I to go against his wishes?”
“Well, as you said before we came, it will be a challenge. We can’t go back to Kendal.” Unbidden memories returned of standing outside the blazing house, watching as the fire devoured everything in its path, and screaming, when they brought out her father’s lifeless body.
Tears ran down her cheeks, and they cried on each other’s shoulders until her stepmother pulled away and wiped her face. “But this won’t clean the muddle, will it?” She dried Amelia’s tears with her dusty apron, making her sneeze. “Oh, I’m sorry, child. I wasn’t thinking.” She tried to find a fresh spot, but Amelia resisted.
“It’s all right, Mamma, I am recovered now. I just miss him so much.”
“Yes, I do too. He would be proud of you. These past weeks you’ve been my stalwart. I don’t know how I would have coped without you.”
“Nor I without you, Mamma. But at least we are safe and have each other, even if we have to wear these awful hand-me-down clothes.”

About the Author

The Peacock Bottle Author PicMarried to Don, I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren, I live in Derbyshire, England, and enjoy researching my family tree (having found ancestors as far back as 1465), reading, gardening, playing Scrabble, meals out and family gatherings. I am the treasurer of my writing club, Eastwood Writers’ Group, and I also write and record Thoughts for the Day for Radio Nottingham. At church I sing in the choir and am an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a reader, a flower arranger and a member of the fundraising team for Cafod, my favourite charity. I have written hymns, although I cannot read music.

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Culmfield Cuckoo by Celia Moore @CeliaMooreBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #indieauthor #kindleunlimited #giveaway #familysaga #contemporaryfiction

 

Culmfield Cuckoo

Culmfield Cuckoo written and self-published by Celia Moore is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy links:
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Book Blurb
When Billy reaches out to help, her kindness brings many changes which threaten hopes, homes, and even the people she loves the most.
Who is the Culmfield Cuckoo?
Will they help Billy get her life back? Or is the Cuckoo the cause of everything that is going wrong?
Who is telling the truth?

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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 Celia Moore’s latest novel: Culmfield Cuckoo.

Culmfield Cuckoo is the sequel to Celia Moore’s debut novel, Fox Halt Farm.  You can find my review for Fox Halt Farm here.  As the story in Culmfield Cuckoo follows on from Fox Halt Farm I would strongly recommend reading Fox Halt Farm prior to Culmfield Cuckoo to enable you to enjoy the full reading experience. FOX HALT FARM, the first book in the series, is Free from Tuesday 2nd April 12am PDT finishing on Saturday 6th 11.59pm PDT

Life on the farm for Billy appears to be running smoothly after all the trials and tribulations from her past she is ready to settle in one place and make the farm and it’s shop a success.  However, author Celia Moore has thrown many more twists and turns for our main character in Culmfield Cuckoo and my heart was screaming ‘no’, how cruel can an author be to her leading lady?  There is quite a shocking turn of events and life for Billy turns into a battle to save her name, her life and her love.

Celia Moore has spun another great story with characters’ multi-layered personalities becoming embroiled within many of the twists and turns and the author definitely captivates her audience.  I did however, feel like the outcome to a certain event fizzled out and I felt like I wanted this part of the storyline to be a little more detailed to give me closure.  I’m very keen to learn where next the author will take our characters.

A story about the complexities of people that was captivating, dramatic with an underlying romance.

About the Author

Celia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.

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Who’s Sorry Now by Helene Fermont @helenefermont @BOTBSPublicity #bookreview #shortstorycollection #contemporaryfiction

 

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Who’s Sorry Now written and self-published by Helene Fermont is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2JYFSP4

Book Blurb

Who’s Sorry Now? Is a collection of four crime and romance stories.

It’s about love, betrayal and dreams.

Do we really know the people we love?

Can love be rekindled?

Do dreams come true?

The truth always comes out in the end.

fancy scroll clipartI 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 do enjoy dipping into a short story collection and they are a useful addition to any book library.  Short stories are perfect tea break/lunchtime reads that you can literally pickup and be whisked away within the storyline.  Short stories are also great ‘in-between’ novel reads, they act like a cleansing of the palate.  Short stories are also the perfect opportunity to try out a new author and this was the case for Who’s Sorry Now as I got to sample the work by Helene Fermont.

Helene Fermont wrote in a contemporary style and her characters from a couple of the stories were from wealthier families with glamorous lifestyles.  The author soon drew you into each story and there was enough detail and drama to keep you captivated for the length of the story.  My favourite of the four stories was Katie’s Christmas Wish but you could probably anticipate this as from reading my reviews I do love a happy ending.

Other books currently available by the author are:

 

About the Author

helene fermontBorn into a bilingual family (Swedish/ English) Hélene Fermont enjoyed an idylic childhood on the outskirts of Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city and major cultural hub. Growing up in the 1970s she had a brief musical career on Swedish TV and radio. Hélene lived in London for over 20 years but has recently returned to Sweden. Hélene is a former teacher, a practising psychologist, and currently the author of three novels, all of which are psychological suspense with a nordic noir flavour. Her fourth novel is coming soon!

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The Summer of Chasing Dreams by Holly Martin #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction #romcom @HollyMAuthor

 

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The Summer of Chasing Dreams written and self-published by Holly Martin is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2HF0ytt

Book Blurb

Eva is quite content with her life in London. In her job as a cover designer, she works at home, and often in her cosy pyjamas. She’s happy to stay in her safe little world and not explore much outside of it.
She is the opposite of her mum, a free spirit who craved finding adventure and thrills in all corners of the world. But on the day her mum’s will is finalised, Eva finds a list of all the dreams her mum wanted to achieve in her life. Things she never did because she fell pregnant with Eva.
Eva decides these dreams will not go unfulfilled – she is going to be brave and complete them for her mum. As Eva has no experience travelling the world, she hires a guide to go with her on this holiday.
Gorgeous but rude Thor Anderson is not the person she would choose to accompany her on this journey, but somehow she gets stuck with him. As they discover the world together Eva starts to think he might not be as bad as she first thought. She is swept away by Thor’s kindness and mischievous sense of humour. But will it be a simple holiday romance or could this wonderful adventure lead to so much more?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Holly Martin’s latest novel: The Summer of Chasing Dreams.

Holly Martin has written a fabulously feel-good story with The Summer of Chasing Dreams. The author gave me a passport to happiness and I felt it ticked all the boxes on every page.

The author must have undertaken extensive research with this novel as each description of the sights, sounds, aromas of the destinations felt very real. Holly Martin placed me amidst the tourists and I lapped up everything that Eva saw for the first time and I chuckled over the little ‘rookie mistakes’ that only a true tourist could make!

Eva’s story is one of fulfilling her late mother’s forgotten dreams but also one of making new memories for herself. Not everything goes to plan and Eva’s itinerary has a last minute change but she finds a way to make the mishaps and alterations work and she opens her eyes, heart and soul to experience life in all it’s technicolour glory.

Gorgeous and uplifting and I truly did not want this story to end. This book is a passport to make you feel good.

Wonderfully adorable, full of fun and Danish delights!  The perfect pick-you-up read!

To find out more about the author please visit the following pages:

Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2Wg3H6a

Website: https://hollymartin-author.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HollyMAuthor

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Fox Halt Farm by Celia Moore @CeliaMooreBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #debutnovel #giveaway

 

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Fox Half Farm (revised edition) written and self-published by Celia Moore is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimted scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2BzrEh1
Fox Halt on a £1.99 promotion until 12th April 2019

Book Blurb
Opening on a cliff edge, Billy finds herself alone and betrayed. She believes everyone and everything she loves is threatened. Richard’s world is aglow with wealth, love and unswerving family loyalty but then his perfect life crosses Billy’s. He could save Billy, her beloved dairy cows and Fox Halt Farm but this young woman isn’t in the mood to be rescued.
Nothing will stay the same. Should they trust each other? Will their secrets tear their lives apart?
Fox Halt Farm is hard to put down. The story cracks along and you are caught up in Celia Moore’s vivid storytelling from the start. If you love novels by Jill Mansell, Fiona Valpy, Lucinda Riley, Maeve Binchy and Danielle Steel you will love this novel too!

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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 revised edition of Celia Moore’s debut novel:  Fox Halt Farm.

Fox Halt Farm is quite a compelling debut novel.  The story starts with a young couple, Richard and Janette, on their honeymoon in Greece but something catches Richard’s eye and he’s startled to discover a young woman has fallen from the cliffs onto the shoreline.  Desperate to help Richard was first on the scene.  This was to become the start of an unorthodox, emotional journey for both Richard and the young woman who had fallen, Billy.

Back home in the UK Billy was so angry with Richard for saving her.  Now a few years have passed and Billy is in her final year at university and a link to Richard is propelled towards her again.

Billy was quite a complex character who gives her heart out easily.  She’s very bright and focused in her studies but socially she folds up within herself and only has a small network of friends.  One of her networks was her home back in Dartmoor, Devon on Fox Half Farm.  Billy has fond memories of working on the farm with her parents, her Grandfather and her best friend, Tom.  Fox Halt Farm was to prove to be a beacon of comfort, protection and hope for many.

Billy’s life was about to become a whole lot more tangled when personal emotions become embroiled in business.

Fox Halt Farm is a story that spans two decades following the life of Billy after her eventful day in Greece.

The author, Celia Moore, has wound many twists and turns in this story and I few I couldn’t see coming and when my head and heart recovered from this bolt I felt broken.  Billy’s vulnerability shone throughout the story but there was a hidden vulnerability within another character that once revealed led to catastrophic events.

An emotional and compelling debut novel with a chilling twist.

About the Author

Celia MooreCelia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.

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Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/CeliaMooreBooks

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My Perfect Brother-in-Law by Cristina Hodgson @HodgsonCristina #bookreview #romcom #indieauthor

 

my perfect brotherinlaw

My Perfect Brother-in-Law written and self-published by Cristina Hodgson is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:  https://amzn.to/2T0ZrdC

Book Blurb

Where rom-com meets reality…

Online dating by proxy. No one would know, right?

Zara isn’t looking for love. She already has that covered—Nigel is her perfect husband. All she needs to do now is find the perfect man for her twin sister Emmy, too. To protect her sister (and surprise her), Zara throws herself into online dating with gusto.

Shawn Taylor, undercover detective, returns home on a private assignment. It is the perfect chance to see Zara again and explain why he’d left so suddenly twenty years ago. Ultimately, he is here to protect her. His brief says she is in serious danger.

But something doesn’t add up. Why is Zara going out with scores of men when hubby is out of town? What kind of twisted game is she playing?

And why, when the castle of cards collapses in a messy heap, is she standing, wielding a whip, over a villain with an erection the size of the Eiffel Tower and his hands tied behind his back?

Pick up this hilarious rom-com to find out.

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I’ve become a huge fan of Cristina Hodgson’s work and I can’t praise her writing enough.  Cristina Hodgson creates a leading lady who’s life faces a turbulent time, she’s quite strong-willed and focused but goes about her latest project in a crazy, madcap way.  Our leading lady in this novel is Zara Hamilton.  However, behind all the fun and bravado we have a lady that is suffering in silence, a lady that hasn’t felt like her true self in a long time.

Zara Hamilton has come up with a crazy idea to find a ‘perfect brother-in-law’ for her twin sister Emmy who sadly lost her husband a few years ago.  Zara sets up dates and auditions would-be contenders herself as she is Emmy’s identical twin.  Zara has plenty of time on her hands as her husband works away a lot so going on dates posing as her sister is a perfect use of her time!

Whilst Zara is auditioning would-be suitors for her sister behind the scenes the foundations of Zara’s life is crumbling and is set to take an unexpectant turn and a love from her past holds the key to the mystery that is now unravelling.

With her life unravelling as fast as a ball of wool with a playful kitten Zara’s life is about to take a dramatic, dangerous turn.

This was a hugely entertaining read full of fun and frolics with twists and turns to leave you guessing what’s going to happen next.  It also has a lovely romance tangled up amongst the chaos and it will make your heart sing.

About the Author

Cristina Hodgson, mother of two, born in Wimbledon, London, currently lives in southern Spain. Cristina had a long career in sport, reaching national and international level and still actively participates in Triathlon races and enjoys outdoor activities. In her spare time she also enjoys reading and writing. She won a sports scholarship to Boston College. After a period in Boston, she returned to the UK and graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sports Science.
A Little of Chantelle Rose is her debut novel. Amazingly, it has nothing to do with running!

Website: http://cristinahodgson.com/

Twitter:   http://www.twitter.com/HodgsonCristina