Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

I am so excited to share my review for the wonderful 5* read – New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

Today I am very excited to be sharing my review for the wonderful read New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow.

After reading a book by Jessica Redland for a blog tour last year, I jumped at the chance to read the next in the series of Hedgehog Hollow as this is a series that I adore.

Growing up we always had hedgehogs in the garden and even where we are now I see them wandering around at dusk, reading this book transports me back to being a child and the excitement I felt when we caught a glimpse of a hedgehog in the garden. This series is a true masterpiece it is full of love and forgiveness as well as being a hive of information about hedgehogs.

I picked up this book just a couple of days ago and I flew through it as Sammie & Josh are such great characters it’s like the book is constantly calling for me to pick it up and keep reading. I love the books that leave you missing them as you weren’t ready to finish them and this story is definitely one of those. I really hope there is more to come fr Hedgehog Hollow as I’m loving my time on the farm.

Book Blurb

Brand new from the top 10 bestselling author of New Beginnings at Seaside Blooms and Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow.

With new arrivals comes new responsibilities…
The sun is shining, wild flowers are blooming and Hedgehog Hollow is officially open for business.

For Samantha, the proud owner of this beautiful rescue centre, life has never been busier. But with an influx of new hogs and hoglets to take care of, not to mention a full-time job and ongoing family issues, can she accept the possibility that she has taken on more than she can handle?

Fortunately, she has the love of her life, Josh, by her side for support and encouragement. But Josh has his own family troubles to deal with. And soon he must decide if he’s ready to do the one thing he swore he’d never do – forgive his father.

For both Samantha and Josh it’s a season of change and for figuring out whether the past can ever truly be forgotten.

Escape back to wonderful Hedgehog Hollow with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting read full of love, hope and forgiveness.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jessica Redland is the bestselling author of ten novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

Social Media Links
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/JessicaRedlandWriter/

Twitter  https://twitter.com/JessicaRedland

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

Website https://www.jessicaredland.com/

Blog https://jessicaredlandwriter.wordpress.com/

Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-redland

Mailing list sign up http://bit.ly/JessicaRedlandNewsletter

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to jump on the blog tour and for all the wonderful books you invite us to read.

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Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction

Lets kick off this relaxing Sunday with a review for One Summer in Monte Carlo by Jennifer Bohnet

I love reading books by Jennifer Bohnet and jumped at the chance to read One Summer in Monte Carlo for the blog tour and to immerse myself in some wonderful escapism.

My Review

One Summer in Monte Carlo was a perfect read to transport me away, I love how Jennifer Bohnet uses such wonderful locations in the books and in this one you see us head off to Monte Carlo for F1 season.

The story was full of vivid descriptions right down to the noise and and thrills associated with F1 on this street made circuit. Through the descriptions of the hustle and bustle you really got a feel for the jubilant atmosphere and the parties held to celebrate this major event in the calendar.

Whilst in one half of this story we are with Nanette and the twins in Monte Carlo reliving her tragedy from 3 years previously. On the other side of the world Vanessa & Ralph are embarking on married life in the depths of the Amazon filming a documentary to try and help raise awareness to the shifts in how the small villages live and how the environment is impacting this.

I loved the two very different destinations and the totally different vibes you get when reading about them. I found I flew through this book, it was light hearted and provided some wonderful and much needed escapism.

Another wonderful story by Jennifer Bohnet, grab yourself a copy and enjoy the rest of your day curled up and enjoying the fast moving pace of Monte Carlo.

Book Blurb

Monte Carlo means different things to different people; a billionaires playground, overflowing with glitz and glamour but also where dangerous secrets hide.

For Nanette Weston, and her then fiancé, F1 racing driver Zac Ewart, their dream life came to an abrupt halt 3 years ago following a car accident which Zac walked away from, but left Nanette being airlifted back to the UK, never to return and never to see her fiancé again.

Monte Carlo was a place she wanted to forget, not revisit. But when her friend and employer, Vanessa asks Nanette to look after her children in the Principality for a few months, Nanette knew she had no choice but to return.

As the F1 circus once again comes to town, with Zac in pole position, mistakes of the past, leave legacies for the future…

This book was previously published as Follow Your Star by Jennifer Bohnet.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 14 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.

Social Media Links

http://www.jenniferbohnet.com/

http://twitter.com/jenniewriter

http://facebook.com/Jennifer-Bohnet-170217789709356

http://instagram.com/jenniebohnet

Newsletter sign up link: http://bit.ly/JenniferBohnetNewsletter
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jennifer-bohnet

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to jump on the blog tour and for all the wonderful books you invite us to read.

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Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Posted in Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for The Lake House by Christie Barlow

I am very excited to share my review for The Lake House as I am loving the Love Heart Lane series and couldn’t wait to revisit these wonderful characters again and meet some new ones!

My Review

Sometimes you just need a light hearted read and as always Christie Barlow managed to whisk me away to the wonderful Heartcross. Ella has had a rough few months and the move to Heartcross with her best friend soon has Ella getting back on her feet.

I loved catching up with the wonderful residents of Heartcross, I think in the world we currently live in the fictional world Christie Barlow has created is exactly what we all need a dose of. I live in a village and just love the community spirit that oozes from the pages and the wonderful friendships she has created. I genuinely wish this was a real place as I would love to go and visit and stay at the Lake House after reading this.

Another wonderful read by Christie Barlow that I would highly recommend grabbing a copy of and snuggling down to read on these cold winter evenings.

Book Blurb

There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.  Ella is ready to start afresh ––and that could mean there’s love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous Roman, the local water taxi driver. Every day Roman is there to ferry Ella to the restaurant on the other side of the lake and every night he makes sure she gets home safe. But Roman has secrets of his own…

Can the Love Heart Lane community offer Ella a chance of a new life? Or will the ghosts of her past catch up with her?

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Christie Barlow is the author of ten bestselling romantic comedies including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Clover Cottage. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs.

Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

When Christie isn’t writing she enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.

Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.

Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Social Media Links

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christie_barlow/?hl=en

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to jump on the blog tour and for all the wonderful books you invite us to read.

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Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Historical Fiction

Pop over to my blog and check out my review for The Tobacco Lane Girls by Lizzie Lane

Today I am sharing my review for The Tobacco Lane Girls, I love historical fiction and was delighted to receive a copy of this to read and review. This is my first book by Lizzie Lane and I can’t wait to read more.

My Review

The 3 M’s were the leading ladies in this story as Britain is on the verge of World War II. Set against the backdrop of Bristol, I really enjoyed meeting these wonderful characters and reading this story.

The storyline depicted what life was like for these young girls and their families as war broke out and how obligation often overcame a woman’s dreams. We are lucky to live in a time where we have freedom of speech and movement and reading this story really helped reflect that despite a shocking 9 months for most that Britain has faced worse.

I look forward to reading more by Lizzie Lane as I loved this story and its wonderful and colourful characters.

Book Blurb


Bristol 1939.School leaver Maisie Miles suspects her father, a small-time crook, has an ulterior motive for insisting she gets a job at the W. D. & H. O. Wills tobacco factory but keeps it to herself.

She’s befriended by effervescent Phyllis Mason and kind-hearted Bridget Milligan who take pity on her and take Maisie under their wing.

But beneath their happy go lucky exteriors they all harbour dreams and worries about what the future holds.

Engaged to be married Phyllis dreams of romance and passion but when it comes there are dire consequences.

Bridget seemingly the level headed one harbours a horror of something unspeakable that she cannot easily come to terms with.

There’s great comradeship at the tobacco factory, and with the advent of war everything is about to change and even the closest friendships are likely to be strained.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Lizzie Lane is the author of over 50 books, a number of which have been bestsellers. She was born and bred in Bristol where many of her family worked in the cigarette and cigar factories. This has inspired her new saga series for Boldwood The Tobacco Girls, the first part of which will be published in January 2021.

Where to find Lizzie Lane on Social Media
Newsletter Sign Up: http://bit.ly/LizzieLaneNewsletter

http://instagram.com/baywriterallatsea

http://bookbub.com/authors/lizzie-lane

https://www.facebook.com/jgshaddick

http://twitter.com/baywriterallat1

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to jump on the blog tour and for all the wonderful books you invite us to read.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Historical Fiction

Happy New Year! I am kicking off 2021 with a review for The Smugglers Wife by Evie Grace

After reading previous books in this historical fiction saga, I was really excited to be invited to join the blog tour and flew through it in just a couple of days.

My Review

I am really enjoying the Smugglers series by Evie Grace, set in a local town to me Deal in Kent.

In this story you see Louisa & Jason continuing to earn an honest living whilst Grace’s attention is once again caught by Black Dog who is struggling to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to smuggling.

A story that captured my attention, that has lots of changes of direction and once again captures how it would have been for the men and women during this time period. As the women build friendships to help them in these tough times, the men need to stay one step ahead of the law to keep them out of the Gaol.

I loved the exploration of Romney Marsh during this story. I live on the Romney Marsh and it was great to see it accurately described and see landmarks referred to during this story as well as the rolling mist that creates such poor visibility.

A story I loved beginning to end and that left me on tenderhooks so that I just had to keep reading to see what Grace and her families fate would be.

Book Blurb

Kent, 1815

Her heart led her to him, but will loyalty be enough to make her stay . . .

When the beautiful but naïve Grace Lennicker falls for Isaiah Feasey, son of a rival smuggling family and owner of a local tavern, her sisters try to intervene. But as tensions grow, there is another suitor also hoping to win her hand in marriage, the dashing and more favourable Albert Enderby, a young lieutenant in the Revenue.

Grace is unwittingly drawn back into the world of smuggling that her sisters fought hard to leave behind, and as violence erupts, she finds herself unable to stand by, knowing the rival gangs will kill anyone who stands in their way.

When her husband becomes involved, Grace is forced to make a difficult decision – turn him in and risk her life, or stay loyal and risk the lives of those she loves . . .

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

About the author: Evie Grace was born in Kent, and one of her earliest memories is of picking cherries with her grandfather who managed a fruit farm near Selling. Holidays spent in the Kent countryside and the stories passed down through her family inspired her to write her Maids of Kent trilogy. Evie now lives in Devon with her partner and dog. She has a grown-up daughter and son. She loves researching the history of the nineteenth century and is very grateful for the invention of the washing machine, having discovered how the Victorians struggled to do their laundry.

Many thanks for the invitation to join the blog tour and for my copy of the book to read and review.

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Have a great day

Kel x