Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for A Sunrise Over Bali by Sandy Barker

My Review

Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for this wonderful read set in the gorgeous Bali. I love how reading books by Sandy Barker enables us to travel to such wonderful locations, this is an element that she brings to all of her books and that I love.

After the past couple of years we all need some escapism and this book is literally that on prescription. The location is gorgeous and I loved getting to know the wonderful characters and learning more about their stories especially Jaelee starts to reassess her life. I have heard of retreats for digital nomads and loved the idea of Urop and spending time there with the ability to work but also relax and take in a new culture and experiences.

As always Sandy brings her extensive travel knowledge to the table and offers the most wonderful descriptions and insights to make us feel like we are there right alongside Jaelee. A truly wonderful story and it was a pleasure to read and review.

Book Blurb

When Jaelee Tan leaves her high-flying PR job in Miami for a sabbatical in Bali, the last thing she expects is for it to become permanent. But when her boss demands the trip be cut short, Jae does the only thing she can think of and quits on the spot.
With two months in Bali, a new group of friends and the gorgeous scenery and beaches, Jae is determined to make the most of her new-found freedom. And when she locks eyes with hunky Scot, Alistair, Jae wonders if she’ll lose her heart to more than just a Balinese sunrise.
Escape to Bali in this uplifting novel full of friendship, laughter and romance, perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Julie Caplin and Holly Martin.

Join readers everywhere and prepare to fall for the most romantic escape of 2022…

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Meet the Author

Sandy is a writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list, and many of her travel adventures have found homes in her novels. She’s also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob. 

Sandy lives in Melbourne Australia with her partner, Ben, who she met while travelling in Greece. Their real-life love story inspired Sandy’s debut novel One Summer in Santorini, the first in the Holiday Romance series with One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins. 

The series continues in That Night in Paris and A Sunset in Sydney and there are two more to come in 2022. Her standalone novel The Christmas Swap celebrates her favourite time of the year, and next up is The Dating Game, a laugh-out-loud romcom set in the world of Reality TV.

Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. 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!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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