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

Today I am delighted to be sharing my festive review for Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland as part of her double header blog tour with #RachelsRandomResources

I love it when an author whose previous book you have enjoyed pops up in your inbox as 99% of the time it means I am going to love the book and boy this one did not disappoint. Get comfortable and grab yourself a copy and prepare to feel very festive!

Jessica Redland Christmas Tour

My Review

Oh my what a book from an author who is quickly becoming one of my favourites to read, I loved meeting Carly and her gorgeous cakes and simply devoured this book.

What is not to love, a story full of love, family, Christmas and cake. Whilst reading this book I went on a wonderful journey with Carly as she juggled her ever growing business with family and the difficulties of working with family members.

A story rich in loyalty and love, I just loved it and found myself racing through to see what magnificent cake she would produce next and how she would reassure her sister and find a way to overcome her anxieties.

There was a real focus on how easily people can choose to hide their feelings and how quickly those situations can escalate and begin to unravel. I feel in the climate we currently find ourselves in that this is really important and helps to remind us that sometimes just a quick check in can make a massive difference to someone and how they are feeling.

A wonderful romantic story featuring real life situations, festive celebrations and lots of cake, it reminded me of Love Actually as I read which is one of my favourite films, now to get stuck into Jessica’s next festive read!

 

Book Blurb

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

It’s December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing.

For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn’t mix work with family. Maybe they have a point…

As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?

Could a little festive magic make all of Carly’s wishes come true this Christmas…?

A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from bestseller Jessica Redland. You can find out what happens to Carly next through exploring her best friend Tara’s story in Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café.

This is a new and updated version of Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes which has been previously published.

 

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Meet Jessica Redland

Jessica Redland is the author of nine 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.

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to read and review this superb festive read, I have loved reading these stories about the wonderful residents of Castle Street. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

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Kel x

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction, Debut Book

Today I am very excited to be sharing my 5* review for The Last Charm by Ella Allbright

I love it when you read a book that is so memorable that even weeks after reading you can recall the story as clear as anything, this book is on of those gems and I am excited to share my review with you today.

The Last Charm

My Review

Oh wow what a book, I knew from the first few pages this was going to be a special one!

A gorgeous story to lose yourself in, as I read I learnt the story of Leila’s charm br.acelet and all of the memories that it holds. This book talks you through how she is linked to Jake and the precious story behind her charm bracelet. This is one of those rare books that you pick up and are desperate to keep reading but want to savour the story at the same time and never reach the end.

I laughed and cried reading this book and it shoots straight into that elusive 5* spot and is a truly memorable read, it just has everything and I was transported to Leila’s world whilst reading.

I feel emotionally drained after finishing this book, a superb book that will stay with me for a long time. A beautifully written story brimming with wonderful characters!

Book Blurb

A moving and heartwarming love story perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day in December…

Leila’s charm bracelet tells a story of love, a story of loss, a story of hope.

This is the story of her … and the story of Jake.

When Leila Jones loses her precious charm bracelet and a stranger finds it, she has to tell the story of how she got the charms to prove she’s the owner. Each and every one is a precious memory of her life with Jake.

So Leila starts at the beginning, recounting the charms and experiences that have led her to the present. A present she never could have expected when she met Jake nearly twenty years ago…

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Available to purchase below:

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Meet Ella Allbright

A self-confessed reading addict, Ella Allbright writes commercial women’s fiction set in her beautiful home county of Dorset. Her first novel in this genre, The Charm Bracelet will be published in August 2020 by One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins, and she’s currently hard at work on her next book. Ella is represented by agent Hattie Grünewald at The Blair Partnership, who represent J.K. Rowling.

Ella also writes as Nikki Moore, the author of the popular #LoveLondon romance series. A number of the novellas featured in the Top 100 short story charts on Kobo and the Top 20 in the Amazon UK bestsellers Holiday chart, and in 2018 the collection was released in Italy. Her first published work was the short story A Night to Remember in the best selling Mills & Boon / RNA anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply. Her debut romance Crazy, Undercover, Love was shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2015.

When not writing or reading, she can be found working in her HR day job, walking the family’s cute beagle puppy or watching a Netflix series!

You can connect with Ella/Nikki on:

Twitter – @NikkiMoore_Auth

Facebook – facebook.com/NikkiMooreWrites

Amazon – amazon.co.uk/Nikki-Moore

Blog – nikkimooreauthor.wordpress.com

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

Wow another busy weekend for blog tours! Today I am excited to be sharing my review for A French Affair by Jennifer Bohnet #rachelsrandomresources #AFrenchAffair #BlogTour #BackaBlogger @rararesources @jenniewriter

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A French Affair by Jennifer Bohnet and what better way is there than to spend a Sunday relaxing whilst enjoying a wonderful trip to France.

A French Affair

My Review

I love it when you see an author you love pop up in your inbox with a new blog tour and I couldn’t wait to get a copy of the book so I could start reading.

A truly wonderful 5* read that immediately captured me, I loved meeting Belinda and following her story as she goes to Brittany to help turn a campsite around. Last year I visited a gorgeous campsite in rural France and this story reminded me of our visit and how much fun we had creating memories.

A stunning location that I instantly fell in love with and loved the descriptions of how run down the campsite had become and the plans to modernise it. Early in the story we met Alain and he played a key role in this story with his gruff personality and loyalty to the campsite.

A story rich in wonderful characters that all bring something different to the table and who you want to keep reading about as you have become invested in their happiness. I shed a few tears during this story as there were some emotional highs and lows throughout.

Set against the back drop of a wonderful location with a whole cast of amazing characters there wasn’t anything I didn’t love about this story!

 

Book Blurb

What will be will be…

Belinda Marshall’s idyllic teenage life in Brittany, France, fell apart when her parents dramatically separated and her mother took her back
to England.

Fast forward thirty-five years when Belinda’s world is once again turned upside down.
It’s the week before Christmas and Belinda’s employer ‘surprises’ her by asking for her help to rejuvenate their latest investment, a run-down campsite in Brittany.
Memories and anxieties that had lain dormant for years suddenly begin to resurface.
As secrets from a lost life threaten to overwhelm her, there is a realisation that maybe she wasn’t told the whole truth by her mother all those years ago.

Can Belinda reconcile her emotions and find happiness once more in the place she so loved and called home?

 

A FRENCH AFFAIR HI RES

Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

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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

Website: http://www.jenniferbohnet.com/

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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jennifer-bohnet

 

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part in the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

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

What better way to kick off the week than with a book that I loved cover to cover. Today I am sharing my review for The Saturday Morning Park Run by Jules Wake #rachelsrandomresources #blogtour #backablogger @rararesources @juleswake

Happy Monday everyone!! I am kicking off the week with my review for The Saturday Morning Park Run.

My Review

A lovely read that took me on a wonderful journey. Claire reminded me of how I felt 5 years ago when work began to overrun my life and my health. I think this made the journey more heartfelt as I kept reading, as I could really connect with the character.

Jules Wake created characters that resonated, the experiences were relatable and I loved the way they were described so you could visualise as you kept reading. I personally have a soft spot for our older generation so instantly fell in love with the formidable Hilda and would adore her as a friend to sit and have coffee and cake with.

There is nothing not to love about this book it breathes love and how it’s never too late to make changes to your priorities. I loved it from start to finish, a total breath of fresh air with a touch of romance sprinkled throughout.

Book Blurb

This is the story of two women.

One old, one young.

One looking for new adventures. One looking for a purpose.

Both needing a friend.

And this is how, along with two little girls in need of a family, a gorgeous stranger, and a scruffy dog, they bring the whole community together every Saturday morning for love, laughter and a little bit of running…(well, power walking).

Some people come into your life when you need them the most.

Purchase Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US

About the Author

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her writing and creative skills penning copy on a vast range of subjects from pig farming and watches, sunglasses and skincare through to beer and stationery.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and under her pen name Julie Caplin, she writes the Romantic Escapes series.

Between them, the two Js have written fourteen novels, The Saturday Morning Park Run being the latest.

Social Media Links

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour and read this wonderful book. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

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Today I am so excited to be sharing my review for the stunning read that is Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for Feathertide by Beth Cartwright, a superb debut that captured me and took me on a wonderful journey.

 

My Review

I honestly don’t know where to begin with a review for this one as it was simply a stunning story, that was beautifully written full of love and discovery. The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the gorgeous colours of the cover and then once I’d read the blurb I couldn’t wait to read it and quickly added it to the toppling pile.

Marea had been kept a secret for her entire childhood and this story focused on how she moves forward to create her own destiny and discover more about where she came from and who she really is. Whilst learning to live without the protection of her mother she meets a variety of people who all help her to forge her own path.

Feathertide is full of characters that make your heart soar and simultaneously fill you with sadness. Brimming with vivid visual descriptions as well as detailed sounds and smell, it is an assault on the senses and makes you feel like you have been transported into the story. As Marea’s story unfolds it peels back the layers to help shed the ugliness and revel in the beauty that takes its place.

An emotional read full of highs and lows that take you on a wonderful journey, where you explore and learn about magical islands and meet an eclectic group of people who help Marea with her self discovery. This is a book that brings that magical special ingredient that I love to discover in a book and I highly recommend adding it to your TBR pile.

 

Book Blurb

Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different, but never known why. And so to find answers, she goes in search of the father she has never met.

The hunt leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, where jars of swirling mist are carried through the streets by the broken-hearted.

And Marea will never forget what she learns there.

 

Feathertide jacket

Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

Beth Cartwright has taught English in Greece and travelled around South East Asia and South America, where she worked at an animal sanctuary. A love of language and the imaginary led her to study English Literature and Linguistics at university, and she now lives on the edge of the Peak District with her family and two cats. Feathertide is her debut novel.

 

Social Media Links

Twitter @bethcartwriter
Instagram @bethcartwriter

 

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Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the invitation to join the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

Today I am very excited to be joining the blog tour for Below the Big Blue Sky by Anna McPartlin

I am absolutely buzzing today to share my review for Below the Big Blue Sky, the wonderful new release from Anna McPartlin.

 

My Review

This book picks up in the immediate aftermath and heartbreak of Rabbit’s death it is heartbreaking from the very first page and there is a balance of extreme sadness and happiness as the family tries to figure it’s way forward without the glue that was Rabbit.

I absolutely loved this book, I loved reading The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes and loved how this book just followed straight on and the story of this wonderful family continued. This story confronts the many different ways that grief manifests itself as you follow the journey of the Hayes family over the year that follows immediately and beyond.

At times this book made me laugh but the grief with tangible throughout you could almost reach out and touch it and I cried at many stages during this wonderful book.

A truly brilliant book that is one of those rare gems that will stay with me as these characters remain firmly imprinted in my imagination.

 

Book Blurb

When forty-year-old Rabbit Hayes dies, she leaves behind a family broken by grief. Her mother Molly is distraught and in danger of losing her faith. Her father Jack spends hour upon hour in the family attic, poring over his old diaries, losing himself in the past.

Rabbit’s brother Davey finds himself suddenly guardian to her twelve-year-old daughter Juliet. Juliet might be able to fill a hole in Davey’s heart – but how can he help Juliet through her grief when he can barely cope with his own?

Meanwhile, Rabbit’s sister Grace is struggling with the knowledge that she carries the same gene that made her sister ill, and Rabbit’s best friend Marjorie is lost, struggling to remain a part of a family she has always wished was her own now that her link to them is gone.

But even though the Hayes family are all fighting their own battles, they are drawn together by their love for Rabbit, and their love for each other. In the years that follow her death they find new ways to celebrate and remember her, to find humour and hope in the face of tragedy, and to live life to its fullest, as Rabbit would have wanted.

Below a Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy for the colourful, unruly Hayes family as they battle with the loss of their beloved Rabbit, the daughter, mother, sister and friend, who in her own crazy way taught each of them how to live, and goes on showing them how to love from beyond the grave.

 

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Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

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Anna McPartlin is an international best selling author, currently published in 15 languages across 18 countries. Pack Up The Moon and The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes were nominated for Irish book awards. Rabbit Hayes also won a silver readers book award in Germany. In the UK it was a Simon Mayo and Richard and Judy book club pick and in the USA it was a Barnes & Nobel Book of the Month.


In the last few years Anna has been honing her TV scriptwriting skills working on medical drama ‘Holby City’ for the BBC (UK), legal drama ‘Striking Out,’ for RTE (IRE) and historical adaptation Jesus His Life for History Channel (USA).


Anna was nominated for an Irish Film & Television Academy award for her one off bi-lingual drama ‘School Run,’ and is currently in development with Hot Drop Films / Treasure Entertainment and funded by Screen Ireland for the film adaptation of ‘Rabbit Hayes.’ She is also in development for a crime series ‘Serious Crimes,’ with Blinder Productions (Virgin Media) in IRE. A historical crime drama with Noho Film & TV (UK) and ‘Richter,’ an RTE/NZ TV co-production crime drama with Blinder Productions.
Anna’s first children’s book the ‘Fearless Five’ came out May 2019. Her next fiction novel ‘Below The Big Blue Sky,’ is on shelves in UK and IRE in April 2020 and she is currently working on her ninth commercial fiction title.


Anna started out briefly as an actress and stand-up comedian but although her heart wasn’t in performance, she revels in storytelling and shining a light in dark places. Anna’s USP is in tackling difficult subjects with understanding, empathy and humour that spills onto every page.

 

Anna McPartlin July Blogtour

Many thanks to Compulsive Readers for the invitation to join the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

If your looking for a new book to settle down with today, pop over to my blog and read my review for The Day She Came Back by Amanda Prowse #backablogger #thedayshecameback #blogtour #bookreview @mrsamandaprowse @botbpublicity

Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for Day She Came Back to help wind up the blog tour for one of my favourite authors Amanda Prowse.

My Review

I was so excited to see Amanda releasing another book as she is one of my favourite authors and I love the way her characters jump off the page and suck me into the story.

This story focuses around Victoria, Prim and Sarah, three very amazing ladies. The characters are well described throughout with character traits and physical appearances being drip fed into the story, as I continued to read I felt as if I was watching the story play out in front of me.

Set between the beauty of Oslo where Amanda always speaks fondly of and the gorgeous family home Rosebank in Surrey with its gorgeous garden room and lake. This book grabs you from the first few chapters and takes you on a journey through addiction, bereavement, love and loss. The emotions are so raw they gave me goosebumps as I felt the intensity of the pain these wonderful ladies were experiencing.

I flew through this book as I wanted to keep reading to see where the path Victoria was walking would take her and now feel bereft as I no longer get to read about these fantastic characters. Amanda Prowse always knows to create an emotionally charged read and this book ticks that box and then some. A superb read that is well worthy of its 5 stars!!

Book Blurb

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a story that asks: how do you forgive the family that lied to you, and love the mum you never had?

When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient—she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.

As the two women get to know each other and Victoria begins to learn more about her past, it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping life-changing secrets from her. Desperate for answers, she still struggles to trust anyone to tell her the truth.

To live a full and happy life, Victoria knows she must not only uncover the truth, but find a way to forgive her family. But after so many years, is trusting them even possible?

Available to purchase here

About the Author

Amanda Prowse is one of the UK’s most prolific and loved storytellers with global sales of 8 million copies and legions of loyal readers. Based in the West Country, Amanda is the author of 25 novels and 7 novellas with books sold in 22 countries and translated into 12 languages– no mean feat when you consider her first novel was only published in 2012!

A passionate reader since her first visit to the local library aged 6, Amanda would read everything and anything and – armed with her precious library ticket – would spend hours reading loved Enid Blyton, Anna Sewell, Judi Blume, Nina Bawden while scribbling short stories of her own. As time passed, she moved onto the more risqué delights of Lace, The Thorn Birds and A Woman of Substance; gritty, emotional stories that would inform her writing.

A powerful storyteller and a master of the addictive plot, Amanda’s rich imagination and prolific writing talent has seen her write over 20 bestsellers with millions of copies sold across the world. She often writes for 15 hours a day and sees her plots like movies in her mind that she’s compelled to get down on paper. These heartfelt human stories have made her one of the most successful female writers of contemporary fiction today and she has become a regular interviewee on TV and radio as well as a successful journalistic writer.

Amanda’s ambition has always been to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night; great characters that stay with you and stories that inhabit your mind so you can’t possibly read another book until the memory fades. She is also a passionate supporter of military charities and those that support women’s causes and holds regular ‘Evenings with Amanda’ events as fundraisers for her chosen charities.

Social Media Links

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Thank you to Book on the Bright Side publicity for the invitation to take part in the blog tour for this wonderful 5* read by one of my favourite authors.

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First up today I am sharing my review for the wonderful 5* read – Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland #blogtour #hedgehoghollow #rachelsrandomresources @rararesources @jessicaredland @boldwoodbooks

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow, the title caught my attention and when I read the blurb I was really looking forward to reading it. Jessica Redland is a new author to me and I can’t wait to read more of her books as this book was simply wonderful.

My Review

I loved this book from the first few chapters, Sammie was a superb main character who always looked after those around her and tried her best to remain upbeat and positive.

Hedgehog Hollow is my absolute dream home, a farmhouse with barns and the description of the meadow made me fall in love with it instantly, for me it’s a perfect setting and I could instantly conjure it up in my imagination.

A gorgeous book about love and hope, that made me laugh, feel indignant and want to cry. Hedgehogs are wonderful animals and whilst reading I was transported back in time to memories of when I first saw them in my garden as a child.

This book was like a giant hug, I absolutely loved it and was so disappointed to be nearing the end that I wanted to stop reading as I felt connected to the characters and story and didn’t want it to end! This was my first book by Jessica Redland and I am delighted to have found a wonderful new author and am excited to read more of her books.

Book Blurb

Can love really be found when you stop looking for it…?

As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…

Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.

Available to purchase here

About the Author

Jessica Redland is the author of nine 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

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Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part in the blog tour for this wonderful 5* read.

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Join me today for a trip to Cornwall and check out my review for Summertime at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James #backablogger #daisyjames #blogtour #rachelsrandomresources @rararesources @daisyjamesbooks

Today I am very excited to be sharing my review for Summertime at the Cornish Confetti Agency. I have loved reading books by Daisy James for many years and am thrilled to share my review today.

My Review

I do love a book by Daisy James and this book combines a brilliant author, in a beautiful location and with the ultimate role of making sure a wedding goes off without a hitch.

Lexie had the odds stacked against her as random pranks are played against the obnoxious best man who appears to have no sense of humour and is intent on rubbing everyone up the wrong way.

So amongst planning the wedding she is trying to ensure that nothing else happens that could pose a problem to Dylan & Kay’s dream wedding.

A wonderful read that I really enjoyed, this book had great characters and I loved the descriptions and theme behind the dream wedding. A totally inspired idea that was easy to visualise as it all came together.

A book that grabs your attention so you just want to hide away and read uninterrupted for a few hours.

Book Blurb

It’s Summertime at The Cornish Confetti Agency!

When Lexie Harrington is asked to co-ordinate Kat and Dylan’s ‘English village fête’ wedding, she’s determined that this time everything will go according to her carefully laid plans; no ice bucket challenges, no whoopee cushions, and absolutely no googly eyes attached to everything in sight!

With gorgeous journalist-cum-wedding columnist Theo Barker to offer a helping hand, Lexie is optimistic that she can deliver the fairy tale wedding her clients have always dreamed of…. until the best man Noah is targeted by a loose hosepipe, the wedding rings go walk-about, and his beloved scarlet Porsche takes on a distinctly unpleasant aroma.

Can Lexie and Theo uncover what’s behind the mysterious goings on, or will the Cornish Confetti Agency be forced to close its doors to the future brides and grooms of glorious Cornwall?

Available to purchase on Amazon UK / Amazon.com

About the Author

Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.

When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

Social Media

Facebook – Daisy James

Twitter @daisyjamesbooks

Instagram @daisyjamesstories

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to take part in the blog tour for this fantastic book. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

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I am very excited to be sharing my review today for Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger #backablogger #blogtour #swallowtailbay @rararesources @katiegauthor

I love it when you click with an author and I love reading books by Katie Ginger as they are always light hearted which is the perfect read right now. Today I am sharing my review for her new release Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay.

My Review

I loved my first trip to Swallowtail Bay and was very excited to see the second book in the series advertised.

I love the location of the book, set along the Kent coast in a fictional town with the countryside just a stone throw away. I love living close to the sea and it really brings the setting to life with the thrum of the chatter on the beaches on a sunny day and seagulls lurking, these scenes are picture perfect.

In this story we get to know Hetty who has her own business as an events organiser and is looking for a way to branch out and create more business. This is how she comes to meet John who lives in a rundown house that is always in need of maintenance with its sprawling fields and and the gorgeous scent of roses in the gardens.

I loved the details of the planning for the event as I read and the new relationships we were introduced too, as well as revisiting some of the lovely characters who we had initially met in our first trip to Swallowtail Bay.

A wonderful second visit to the gorgeous seaside town where you get to know more wonderful characters. An absolutely pleasure to read, I loved delving into these pages and was smiling as I reached the end.

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?

Available to purchase Amazon UK / Amazon US

About the Author

KATIE 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: www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor

Instagram: @katie_ginger_author

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part on the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love for this lovely light hearted read!