Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot @janelinfoot @0neMoreChapter @rararesources #bookreview

Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea written by Jane Linfoot, publisher 0ne More Chapter, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format. The paperback version is due out in November.

Book Blurb

St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…

‘A pure delight’ Debbie Johnson

Return to your favourite little wedding shop by the sea for love, laughter and a romance to sweep you off your feet!

It’s the most romantic day of the year but the girls aren’t just gearing up for Valentine’s Day and a busy wedding season ahead, it’s also the 10 year anniversary of their beloved shop!

Jess is planning the party of the decade and with the champagne and cocktails flowing, sparks are going to fly…and not just from the fireworks display!

Purchase Links –

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Little-Wedding-Shop-Sea-ebook/dp/B084L7SJJV

US – https://www.amazon.com/Love-Little-Wedding-Shop-Sea-ebook/dp/B084L7SJJV

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Jane Linfoot’s latest novel: Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea.

Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea is Book 5 in the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series written by Jane Linfoot. I wholeheartedly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as its a gorgeous, uplifting set of stories. Every time I pick up and read a new book in this series I think it’s the best one yet and yet again Jane Linfoot has written her best story yet (in my humble opinion) with Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea. I galloped through this book as I was desperate to know what hurdle lovely Milla was going to face next and as the end of the story was approaching I wanted to slow down and savour every last word as it was just perfect!

This is Milla’s story; a close childhood friend of the girls from the wedding shop who moved to Bristol five years ago when her mum sadly passed away. Milla has escaped Bristol after a very eventful year when her heart was left in pieces and her working life is also in a precarious position. Milla is going to work with the girls at the wedding shop to give her heart and mind chance to recover. However, what Milla didn’t have in mind was for her heart to be jolted awake by local yachtsman Nic. With her new role she is left working closely with Nic and her heart refuses to calm down whilst he is around.

Can Milla’s heart cope with anymore complications?

This is a story that’s filled with light hearted humour, great banter between old and new friends, nostalgia, warmth and a campervan full of the type of romance that makes your heart sing!!!

Author Bio – I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines, and lots of heart. Writing is fab, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a cottage up a mountain road in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. Happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

Social Media Links – Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page on Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.

Some Like It Greek by Sue Roberts @suerobertsautho @bookouture #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction

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Some Like It Greek written by Sue Roberts, publisher Bookouture, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

There’s nothing like a summer escape. A sun-kissed story about living life to the full.

In the month from hell, incurable optimist Anna has lost her father and her job, and her trademark smile is dimming. Clearing out her dad’s house, she discovers a postcard of a beautiful sandy beach and a map with a route plotted to the Greek island of Kefalonia. With an empty summer stretching ahead, Anna’s eyes stray to her father’s old camper van. Next thing she knows, she’s hitting the road with friend Demi in tow, on a course from Salford to Skala!

Over one unforgettable summer, Anna and Demi make their rickety way along the sparkling Mediterranean coast, the hot sun shining down on their frequent mishaps with cheerful local characters. It’s the trip of a lifetime, and the scent of lemons in the air – as well as an unexpected romance – are just what Anna needs to awaken her inner Greek goddess.

But there are big surprises in store when they arrive at the island paradise, which could change both women’s lives forever. And as summer comes to an end, Anna has to decide whether she has had enough of the Greek life, or whether this is only just the beginning…

A joyful, hilarious summer read, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Sue Roberts’ latest novel: Some Like It Greek.  This is the first book I’ve read by Sue Roberts and it was such a treat to discover a new author.
The storyline in Some Like It Greek resonated with me on so many levels and although I too within the last year have experienced redundancy and sadly lost my father I didn’t find this story depressing, in fact it radiated nostalgia, warmth and hopefulness.
Anna has just recently lost her father, whilst sorting through his belongings she finds a map and postcards from the time he spent in Greece during his twenties.  The map details a route through France, Switzerland, Italy then on the ferry to Greece.  Anna also finds the keys to her fathers old camper van, a van that has witnessed many adventures.  Are there anymore adventures left in this van?  Anna’s career at the bank is at risk so she takes this as a sign to take herself on a journey following the footsteps of her late father.
The journey to Greece is filled with many surprises; some good, some wonderful, some very funny and some that were not great.  With her intrepid travelling partner the ladies go on a nostalgic journey of the past, present and the future.
This was a fun, nostalgic, heart-warming and very poignant read.
Author Bio

Sue Roberts - Author Photo June 2020Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.

She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.

The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!

Twitter:  @SueRobertsautho

The Friendship List by Susan Mallery @SusanMallery @MillsandBoon #TheFriendshipList #summerreading

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The Friendship List written by Susan Mallery, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover, audiobook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers and can be purchased online.  Here are a few to buy links:

Mills & Boon website:  https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/collections/all/products/hqnsingle-08189408

amazon:  https://amzn.to/2DDToVx

hive:  https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Susan-Mallery/The-Friendship-List/24228246

Waterstones:  https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-friendship-list/susan-mallery/9781848458116

Book Blurb

One Summer can change your life…

As a single mum, Ellen Fox missed out on a lot, but she wouldn’t change a thing. Then she overhears her son saying he can’t leave home to go to college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.

To help, Ellen’s best friend Unity creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too. Only to support her friend, not because she needs to change. She’s a perfectly fine thirty four year old widow, who socialises at an old people’s home!

For both women, The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re doing just fine. But somewhere between ‘wear a bikini in public’ and ‘have sex with a gorgeous guy’, Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, and filled with humour, heartache and perhaps the odd regrettable tattoo!

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Susan Mallery’s latest novel: The Friendship List.  I’m shocked to admit that this is the first book by Susan Mallery that I’ve read but I’m so pleased that I’ve now discovered this author as I loved this novel and the author’s style of writing; definitely one to add to my ever increasing favourites list!

The Friendship List is a wonderful story of two childhood friends who are now in their mid thirties and are feeling like life is passing them by.  The girls lives were very similar, they’d experienced one relationship and for many reasons they felt like this was enough.  However, as time went by and life’s hurdles blocked some of their intended paths the best friends, Ellen and Unity, were feeling afraid of the future without the loves of their lives.

Ellen fell pregnant at 17, her son is now 17 and she is about to face the next stage in his life with college interviews.  But Ellen is shocked to learn that her son doesn’t want to travel far and leave his mum on her own.  Ellen is frightened that she is holding her son Cooper back and strives to change her life to prove to him that she has plenty in her life to keep her occupied whilst Cooper is away at college.

Unity fell in love quite young and married her sweetheart Stuart.  Stuart was in the military and Unity was happy to follow him with his career.  However, life was to be very cruel for Unity and sadly her husband lost his life whilst serving his country.  It’s been three years since her husband was tragically killed but Unity is still struggling with grief.  When she finds out about Ellen’s list to change her life Unity decides to make her own list in helping her overcome her grief.

Both Ellen and Unity’s lists were filled with items to make them step out of their comfort zone and were a little scary for them.  Unity was very unsure of her list but with Ellen having completed one item off her list she feels a competitive spirit within her and it’s given her the much needed boost she needed to make the first step in tackling her list.

The girls hadn’t envisioned romance on the list but unexpected new acquaintances and seeing an old friend in a new light sparks a heat within the girls that they feared had been left frozen for good.

The Friendship List is such a fun read by Susan Mallery, it’s filled with adventure, it’s sexy and romantic but it also deals with some serious life issues.  I didn’t want this story to end and felt like Ellen and Unity had become part of my very own inner circle of friends.  A gorgeous sun filled read full of fun, love, laughter and tears.

About the Author

SUSAN MALLERY is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women’s lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations,” and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live.

Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She’s passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the two ragdoll cats and adorable poodle who think of her as mom.

Website:  https://susanmallery.com/

Twitter:  @SusanMallery

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SusanMallery

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/susanmallery/

A Sunset in Sydney by Sandy Barker @sandybarker @0neMoreChapter_ @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #TheHolidayRomanceseries #summerreading

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A Sunset in Sydney written by Sandy Barker, publisher 0ne More Chapter, is now available in ebook format.  The paperback is due out in September.

Book Blurb

How far would you go in the name of love?

Sarah Parsons has a choice ahead of her. After the trip of a lifetime she’s somehow returned home with TWO handsome men wanting to whisk her away into the sunset.

Pulled in two directions across the globe, it’s making life trickier than it sounds. Her gorgeous American, Josh, wants to meet Sarah in Hawaii for a holiday to remember. Meanwhile silver fox, James, plans to wine and dine her in London.

It’s a lot to handle for this Aussie girl, who had totally sworn off men!

Join Sarah after her adventure in One Summer in Santorini, for the heart-warming and uplifting third novel in The Holiday Romance series.

Purchase Links

AmazonUK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunset-Sydney-totally-uplifting-holiday-ebook/dp/B081MSC5S3

Google play: https://bit.ly/3dLjJxU

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/a-sunset-in-sydney/sandy-barker/9780008390020

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-sunset-in-sydney-the-holiday-romance-book-3

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Sandy Barker’s latest romcom in The Holiday Romance series: A Sunset in Sydney.

This is the second novel I’ve read by Sandy Barker and what I’ve learned is that the author intends for you to fall in love many, many times.  With the setting, the characters, the storyline and in particular the book boyfriends.  A Sunset in Sydney spoils us as we have two book boyfriends to fall in love with.  As a reader my head and heart was swinging like a pendulum clock and I couldn’t make my mind up whether I was #TeamJames or #TeamJosh but deep down in my heart of hearts it had to be #TeamSarah.  I can’t wait to see what other readers think …

Sarah’s not long back from the holiday of a lifetime in Greece.  She’s desperate to tell her sister that she’s fallen in love but there’s a snag to this tale; she’s fallen in love with two men from the same holiday!  Sarah is a teacher and lives in her home town Sydney and her sister currently works and resides in London.  Readers of Sandy Barker’s work will recognise Sarah’s sister Cat from book two (That Night in Paris) and we first discovered Sarah in book one (One Summer in Santorini).  Sarah is due to visit her sister soon and knows it will be the perfect opportunity to catch up with James, the sexy silver fox she met in Greece.  However, Sarah has already fixed up plans to meet her handsome, cheeky, adventurous American Josh in a few months time on a trip to Hawaii.  What a dilemma?  Can Sarah make a choice between them?

We follow Sarah from London to Hawaii and back home to Sydney climbing through obstacles of the heart and working out what she wants for her future.

A Sunset in Sydney is another gorgeous, sexy romcom from Sandy Barker that will have you reaching for the travel guide and have you dreaming for your own everlasting holiday romance!

The Holiday Romance series by Sandy Barker are stories set in beautiful surroundings when love makes a welcome bonus to the sightseeing.  The books in the series can be read as a standalone (I started with book two) but the stories do feature characters that continue on with their journeys in life with each subsequent story.  The Holiday Romance series are:

  • One Summer in Santorini
  • That Night in Paris
  • A Sunset in Sydney

 

Author Bio –

A Sunset in Sydney - Author Photo Sandy BarkerSandy Barker is an Australian writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list and a cheeky sense of humour. She’s also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.
Many of Sandy’s travel adventures have found homes in her writing, including her debut novel, a contemporary romance set in Greece, which was inspired by her true-life love story.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @sandybarker

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandybarkerauthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandybarkerauthor/

Blog: https://sandybarker.com/

 

 

 

The Summer Island Swap by Samantha Tonge @SamTongeWriter @aria_fiction #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #SummerIslandSwap

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The Summer Island Swap written by Samantha Tonge, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimited, audiobook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Sometimes the best holidays are the ones you least expect…

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

Buy links:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AklZNU
Kobo: https://bit.ly/333XuPn
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2IuyI1q

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Samantha Tonge’s latest romcom: The Summer Island Swap.

The Summer Island Swap is a gorgeous, fun loving read that will have you crossing out your holiday wishlist and adding a small island off the Caribbean coast.  You’ll not only fall in love with the beautiful sunsets and the lush flora and myriad of fauna but your heart will be stolen by a little chap who loves freeze dried strawberries!

When you’ve worked in the hotel industry for a long time and your sister surprises you with a treat of a month long holiday you can’t help but fantasise about role reversal and being the recipient of pampering at a luxury hotel.  However, Sarah was in for a surprise from sister Amy as when they got to their destination the staff at the resort were none existent, unless you counted the guests including yourself who have paid to volunteer at a conservation resort.  Sarah was not impressed at all and was all set to return on the next flight home.  She’d packed new holiday clothes including dresses, strappy sandals and bikinis which were totally unsuitable and not on the required inventory list on the resort website.  Amy was going to be in trouble with her sister!

Sarah soon found a fellow confederate with another guest who was as equally unimpressed with the destination.  However, Sarah is a very determined young lady, from a young age she’s had to prove she can cope under adversity and she’s not going to let a few creepy crawlies, basic accommodation and a bit of hard graft beat her.  She decides to give the conservation project a go but it’s not all plain sailing for Sarah.  She’s like a fish out of water and stumbles through many obstacles physically and mentally and a handsome owner of the project is one of the obstacles she has to contend with.

I really enjoyed this story by Samantha Tonge; it was filled with plenty of light hearted fun and frolics but it also held a serious side to the storyline with the sisters coping with a troubled and painful childhood.  The conservation side of the story was very interesting and inspired me.  It’s left me food for thought on what is most important in time away from home; is it luxury or is it a sense of achievement in helping good causes such as a conservation project like the one in Samantha Tonge’s book?  A story with plenty of heart and warmth with an underlining feeling of inspiration.

About the Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not, heralded a new direction into darker women’s fiction with publisher Canelo. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association romantic comedy award

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Website: http://samanthatonge.co.uk/
Twitter: @SamTongeWriter
Facebook: @SamanthaTongeAuthor

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That Holiday in France by Rhoda Baxter @rhodabaxter @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview #ThatHolidayinFrance #romcom #feelgoodfiction

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That Holiday in France written and self-published by Rhoda Baxter is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimted and paperback format.

Book Blurb

When Ellie’s boyfriend forbids her from going to France to attend her best friend’s wedding, she decides she’s had enough. She dumps him and goes to France by herself. But travelling alone is scary and Ellie realises how reliant she’d become on the men in her life.
On holiday, she learns to trust her own judgement and grows in confidence. Just when she decides she doesn’t need a man to complete her, she meets Ash, who is everything her ex wasn’t.
But is Ellie willing to give up her new found independence and link herself to another man?

  • Friends to lovers
  • Heroine asserting her independence
  • Summer in France
  • Tiny puddings

That Holiday In France is a standalone story set in the little Yorkshire village of Trewton Royd. Ideal for fans of Mhairi McFarlane or Sophie Kinsella.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/3coXBbj

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of the latest novel in the Trewton Royd small town romances by Rhoda Baxter.  That Holiday in France is book 5 in the series however, it’s my first introduction to the work of Rhoda Baxter but as the story is written as a standalone I felt very welcomed into the lives of the characters and this charming Yorkshire village.

I love discovering new authors and I have found a lovely new romcom author in Rhoda Baxter as I thoroughly enjoyed reading That Holiday in France.

Ellie is such a lovable character; shy, unassuming and very unsure of her capabilities.  She’s a character that you want to champion and throughout the story I could feel myself urging Ellie on and praising her.  I do feel we all have a little of Ellie’s traits inside us, sometimes all it takes is stepping out of our comfort-zone to realise there’s more to our potential.

Ellie lives in a small village in Yorkshire with her father, she works in the local bakers and has been going out with her boyfriend, Luke, for four years.  When Luke forbids Ellie to go to her best friends wedding in France she feels it’s time she made a decision for herself.  For a long time Ellie has listened to the men in her life and has made compromises to fit in with their ways.  This new decision terrifies but excites Ellie but she reels reassured that Ash, another old school friend from the village is also going to the wedding.

We follow Ellie on her journey to France which includes more than a little sight seeing along the way.  This journey is full of self-discovery and enlightenment and there’s plenty of beautiful memories being made.  Can this trip to France give Ellie the courage to accepts her strengths and express them more?  Can she learn to trust in her own judgement and open her heart and mind to others.

A gorgeous story of learning to love yourself and open up your heart and mind to new possibilities.

I fell in love with his fun, heart-warming story that is filled with a big dose of love.  I can’t wait to read more from the villagers of Trewton Royd.

About the Author

that holiday in france Rhoda Baxter author photoRhoda Baxter writes romantic comedies about strong heroines and nice-guy heroes. Having studied microbiology at university, Rhoda likes all things science geeky. She also loves cake, crochet and playing with Lego. She lives in Yorkshire with her young family and wishes she had more time to bake.
You can find out more about her (and get a free book by signing up to her newsletter) on her website.
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The Staycation by Michele Gorman @MicheleGormanUK @AlainnaGeorgiou @orionbooks #bloggerblast #thestaycation #romcom

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The Staycation written by Michele Gorman, publisher Trapeze (an imprint of Orion Publishing Group) is available NOW in ebook format.  The paperback and audiobook are available to purchase/download in July 2020.

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Two families. One cancelled flight. And a last minute house swap…
Things get desperate for strangers Harriet and Sophie when they become stranded with their families in Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Each woman has her own reason for really really really needing the family holiday they’ve anticipated for months. But Iceland’s volcano has other plans for them. When their flights are cancelled, the families swap houses and discover that sometimes the best things in life happen close to home.
This ash cloud has a silver lining, even if no one can quite see it yet.

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

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogger blast celebrating and promoting the launch of Michele Gorman’s latest novel: The Staycation.

I really enjoyed this new novel by Michele Gorman and it was so apt with the current situation of people up and down the country staying home, staying safe.  I’ve always fancied a house swap but not sure I’d be brave enough, what’s home comforts for some could be the other person’s worst nightmare!

When two families are delayed at the airport waiting for flights to Italy to be re-opened due to an ash cloud in the air-zone they get chatting and realise they are both in the same boat.  Harriet vaguely knows Sophie’s husband through work connections and the women soon open up a little about how much they need a break away.  So they come up with a plan to still have a holiday by agreeing on a house swap.  Harriet, James and their daughter Billie will move into Sophie, Dan and their two young children Katie and Oliver’s city dwelling in London, close to all the attractions in the capital.  Sophie with her family will travel that little bit further and move into the Cotswold cottage belonging to Harriet and James.

Both Harriet and Sophie have complex personalities and it’s not until they arrive at their respective house swap that the ladies start to learn things about their own character traits.  This two week break was intended as a much needed family and relationship time but as each day unfolds life for Harriet and Sophie becomes a little bit more tangled and by the end of the two weeks decisions and revelations are made. I loved both women and was enjoying this new experience with them.

The Staycation is such a fun romcom that is perfect escapism.  .

About the Author

Michele writes comedies packed with lots of heart, best friends and girl power. She is both a Sunday Times and a USA Today bestselling author, raised in the US and now making London her home.

Michele also writes cosy comedies under the pen-name Lilly Bartlett. Lilly’s books are full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.

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A Cornish Summer Holiday (Little Duck Pond Café Book 10) by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources #LittleDuckPondCafe #feelgoodfiction #bookreview #blogtour

A Cornish Summer Holiday at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

A Cornish Summer Holiday (Little Duck Pond Café Book 10) written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook and kindlueunlimited format.

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The Little Duck Pond Cafe girls are looking forward to a well-earned break in the Cornish seaside town of Pengully Sands, where Sylvia’s sister, Aggie, owns a holiday home. With the glorious golden sands, sparkling azure sea and an ice-cream parlour only yards away, it seems like the perfect location to relax and watch the surfers riding the waves (and maybe even have a go themselves). But when they arrive, the girls find it’s not quite the seaside idyll they were expecting. The house is less ‘holiday home’ and more ‘creepy, dilapidated haunted house.’ Gracie, who runs the ice-cream parlour, has problems of her own and the last thing she needs is a bunch of high-spirited girls arriving to disturb the peace and isolation she craves. And when a handsome stranger looks set to destroy her livelihood, it seems like the last straw. Will Gracie get her happy ending – and maybe even make friends with the girls next-door? This wasn’t the relaxing break the Little Duck Pond Cafe girls were expecting, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the holiday of a lifetime!

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Rosie Green’s latest novel: A Cornish Summer Holiday (Little Duck Pond Café Book 10).  I highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as it is such a treat of a series.  To find out more about the books please do visit the author’s amazon page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosie-Green/e/B07CZYV7DW/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

I love picking up a new book in the Little Duck Pond Café series and this new one by author, Rosie Green, is slightly different as the girls are on a road trip.  Ellie, Fen, Jaz, Katya and Maddison have packed their bags and are relocating, albeit temporarily, to the Cornish coast for some much needed R & R whilst the new bakery school is under construction.

Sylvia has arranged for the girls to stay in her sister’s cottage that is situated in a secluded cove in Cornwall.  The girls are excited for lots of relaxation and pampering but when they arrive the cottage is not quite to what they pictured.

Gracie has been living above the ice cream parlour for a month now and she’s feeling so despondent of her life and career.  She’s taken to hiding away in the flat feeling so down about everything.  Her heart has been broken into many pieces and her mind is so unsettled with thoughts of the past, present and future.  Noticing the arrival of the girls in the cottage next door brings back so many emotions and her thoughts become even more tangled.  Gracie is afraid to follow her heart and/or her head.

We follow the girls on their month long adventures in Cornwall with lots of fun, laughter, tears and fears.  We also learn more about Gracie and why her life has suddenly taken a different direction.

Wonderfully heart-warming as always from Rosie Green and I look forward to reading more about the new characters we’ve discovered in this instalment.  Perfect feelgood fiction.

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.

Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie is currently writing a full-length book, ‘Lucy’s Great Cornish Escape’, which – in a fun twist – will feature favourite characters from the Little Duck Pond Café series.
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The Summer of Falling in Love by Liz Davies @lizdaviesauthor @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #feelgoodfiction #pupplove

The Summer of Falling in Love

The Summer of Falling in Love written and self-published by Liz Davies is available NOW in ebook, kindlunlimited and paperback format.

Book Blurb

The thought of having a dog hasn’t crossed Theo Martin’s mind. It’s not that he doesn’t like dogs – he does – but the idea has simply never occurred to him.

It has occurred to his mother though, and when she decides to buy him a puppy because she thinks it will “liven him up a bit”, his life is turned completely upside down and not for the better as far as he’s concerned. But when he discovers that having a cute dog on the end of a lead attracts a great deal of female attention, he soon changes his mind. All kinds of women stop to pet the pup and while they coo over Poppy, they talk to him. A lot. And for Theo, it looks like his love life is taking a very welcome turn for the better.

But what about Josie Wilde, his dog sitter?

Forced to employ someone to walk his dog when he’s in work, he finds himself increasingly attracted to her, but unfortunately Josie’s interest in him appears to be purely professional. As the summer unfolds and he falls head over heels in love with the sweet and vulnerable pup, he finds himself falling for Josie.

For Theo, it’s not so much ‘love me, love my dog’, but more like ‘love my dog, love me, too’. Please…?

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Falling-Love-uplifting-feelgood-ebook/dp/B086DXQ52Y

US – https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Falling-Love-uplifting-feelgood-ebook/dp/B086DXQ52Y

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Liz Davies’ latest novel: The Summer of Falling in Love.

In times of uncertainty you want to open a book knowing it’s going to put a smile on your face and wrap you up in a cosy hug.  This is just what I’ve learned to love from Liz Davies novels; the guarantee of feelgood satisfaction.

Theo Martin’s life has become a little samey, he’s been teaching at the same school now for a good few years, his social life is pretty much non existent and he’s got a routine of work and then home with a ready meal and a boxset.  So when his parents surprise him one night with a new house mate he’s a little taken aback by this intrusion into his normality.  You see Theo thought his life was ‘alright’ he was doing ok at work and was happy in his personal life and didn’t feel like he needed more.  However, mum’s know best and gifting Theo a puppy was just the push he needed to make changes in his life.

Theo refuses to believe his mum knows best and is adamant about finding a more suitable home for the little dog.  However, the little puppy, Poppy, has other ideas and day by day she proves to Theo that the love of a dog, or any pet, can bring so many benefits to the owner.

This romcom by Liz Davies was so adorable and I loved every page of it.  I feel like it opened your heart and eyes to new possibilities and left you feeling hopeful for better days to come.  I was charmed by the honesty of friendship between a man and his best-friend (aka dog) and I appreciated that animals soften people’s characters and personalities.  Animals have proven they are beneficial in helping people through times of illness, stress and learning difficulties and Poppy the adorable puppy in this novel had many other skills under her collar.  Adorable feelgood fiction aplenty!

the summer of falling in love Author photo 2019Author Bio – Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.

Website: https://lizdaviesauthor.wixsite.com/home

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Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQStories #bookreview #FamilyforBeginners #feelgoodfiction

family for beginners

Family for Beginners written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and paperback format.

LIMITED TIME DEAL THE ebook IS CURRENTLY AT 99p.

Book Blurb

Who says you can’t choose your family?
When Flora falls in love with Jack, suddenly she’s not only handling a very cranky teenager, but she’s also living in the shadow of Jack’s perfect, immortalised wife, Becca. Every summer, Becca and Jack would holiday with Becca’s oldest friends and Jack wants to continue the tradition, so now Flora must face a summer trying to live up to Becca’s memory, with not only Jack’s daughter looking on, but with Becca’s best friends judging her every move…
The more Flora tries to impress everyone, the more things go horribly wrong…but as the summer unfolds, Flora begins pushing her own boundaries, and finding herself in a way that she never thought she needed to.
And she soon learns that families come in all shapes and sizes.

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Hive: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Sarah-Morgan/Family-For-Beginners/23921809

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/family-for-beginners/sarah-morgan/9781848457942

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I always look forward to a new Sarah Morgan novel as I can guarantee I’ll be entertained, captivated and charmed with a whole set of new characters.  This is the case for Family for Beginners, a new standalone novel set in New York and the Lake District.  The story centres around the structure of a family that’s been suddenly broken, those that are remaining don’t quite know what their role is now and are struggling with a whole heap of conflicting emotions.  However, when an outsider steps into their fractured circle tempers become fraught and it takes the views of a newcomer to see that all is not as well as appears in the Parker household.

Flora has always felt like an outsider since losing her mum at a young age, she’s known she was a hinderance to her aunt and all through her life from thereon she has tried to please her aunt to keep life amenable.  This trait of Flora’s with her aunt has spilled into her core personality and as an adult she’s still finding ways to keep the peace and please people.

When Flora meets Jack she notices the sadness within him but she also sees a warmth that slowly creeps back when he is around her.  A friendship soon develops and if timing was different the relationship would have developed further.

Jack Parker is still grieving for his wife and the family structure he had with his two daughters.  It’s been nearly a year since the tragic death of his wife, he’s been so pleased how well his eldest daughter Izzy has coped stepping up and helping out at home and with her younger sister.  However, all is not as it seems with Izzy and she is inwardly struggling immensely with confusing and conflicting thoughts.

As Jack’s relationship with Flora develops we go through the motions of a newcomer joining a family that’s still coming to terms with the heartbreak of losing a loved one.  Sarah Morgan understands people and relationships and weaves a wonderful story of love, loss, friendships and new beginnings.

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