Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Kicking off my weekend with my review for Sunlight over Crystal Sands by Holly Martin

My Review

I love it when I get the little notification that Holly is releasing a new book as there is always some guaranteed escapism amongst its pages and this book had it in buckets.

In this story we are back in The Sapphire Bay Hotel where we have previously met the wonderful sisters and we are introduced to some new additions to the team in Nix and Lyra. From the moment Lyra free wheeled her trusted Daisy down the hill I just knew I would love this book. Filled with moments to make you giggle, as well as reflections on how upbringing has affected the way Lyra is now living her life. I quickly fell in love with Lyra and Nix and couldn’t wait to see where the treasure hunt would take us.

As part of this adventure we also got to explore other parts of the island and the surrounding smaller islands including how the caves were used by smugglers, it was lovely to explore new areas and get more of a back story of this beautiful island.

I am already hoping we get to revisit these characters in the near future as I really enjoyed this story and will miss the new characters that have joined the fold.

Book Blurb

Love is in the air on the sun kissed sands of the Cornish coast, where the sea sparkles and romance sizzles on golden beaches. This stunning new novel by Holly Martin, bestselling author of Ice Creams at Emerald Cove, is guaranteed to steal your heart this summer.

Lyra Thomas has dreamed of living on Jewel Island ever since she first visited its breathtaking shores. And now her dream has come true – she has her own little cottage and a brand new job. But when Lyra sets out for a bike ride to explore her new home, a mishap has her crash-landing at the feet of the very handsome Nix Sanchez.

A true gentleman, Nix comes to Lyra’s rescue. His face is so familiar and yet they are strangers. But the more they talk, Lyra feels as though she has known Nix forever. What follows is the most magical night of Lyra’s life… until the spell is broken when the next morning she finds Nix has gone.

Feeling foolish Lyra vows to be more careful with her heart from now on. She’ll pretend Nix never existed. But destiny has other ideas and in a perfect twist of fate Lyra will discover that Nix Sanchez is impossible to forget…

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance. She is the bestselling author of 26 books selling over a million books worldwide. Holly’s books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Estonian, Turkish and Russian.

Follow her on Twitter @HollyMAuthor

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

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

I am so excited to share my review for the superb 5* read – The Love Island Bookshop by Kate Frost

My Review

OMG what a book, I love this author and her wonderful stories. In this book we venture to the stunning location of the Maldives and are surrounded by 5* luxury.

As soon as I had read the first few pages I knew I would love this book, sun, sea, sand and soooo many books, it was a dream read and will make a wonderful sun lounger companion. I read this book in 24 hours as once I had met Freya I just wanted to see where her 9 month adventure took her.

A story brimming with vivid descriptions that make the locations and experiences jump off of the page, the bookshop was gorgeous and set in such a wonderful location, it all felt so real that I wanted to pack my bags and go and visit.

Whilst getting to know Freya you will visit heartbreak, you will learn about her deep rooted love of books and why Zander has created the bookshop and you will discover friendship. A story with a touch of romance that screams escapism and where the words and descriptions just leap from the page and take you on a wonderful journey!

I only recently discovered this author but now I want to read her previous books in the romantic escape collection as both books so far have been massive 5* and I have been disappointed to reach the end. Make sure you grab a copy as you won’t be disappointed!

Book Blurb

A dream job, two handsome men, one destructive act. Will Freya’s opportunity of a lifetime end in tears? 

When Freya leaves her publishing job in London to be a barefoot bookseller in the Maldives, it’s the push she needs to move on from her sadness and reignite her passion for life.

While resort owner Zander is charming, it’s handsome dive instructor Aaron who befriends her when she needs it most. But all is not what it seems and there’s trouble brewing in paradise.

Taking a chance on happiness is harder than she imagined. Can Freya let go of her heartache and allow herself to fall in love again? 

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Kate Frost is the author of best-selling romantic escape novels (The Baobab Beach Retreat, A Starlit Summer, The Greek Heart and The Amsterdam Affair), character-driven women’s fiction (The Butterfly Storm series and Beneath the Apple Blossom), and Time Shifters, a time travel adventure trilogy for children. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates.

Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, young son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Frodo. As well as writing novels, she’s also the Director of Storytale Festival, a new city-wide children’s book festival that she co-founded in Bristol in 2019 with the ethos of making books accessible to all and encouraging children and teens to read, write and be creative. Kate feels incredibly lucky to spend her days writing and being immersed in books.

Social Media Links

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/katefrostauthor

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVhcSLhVZrTwDq9OteyFmHA

Website: http://kate-frost.co.uk/

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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Kel x

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

What better way to kick off a Sunny Sunday that with a review for One Summer Sunrise by Shari Low

My Review

One Summer Sunrise is written predominately within a 24 hour time period as we meet Maisie McTeer who steps in at the last minute to help her best friend cater an event as she has gone into labour. This sets off a chain reaction of events that Maisie or anyone else in this story ever saw coming.

We get to meet Maisie early on as she peels her eyes open from a hangover and realises the event she is helping to cater for is being held at the very location her ex jilted her on her wedding day just months before. We also get to meet the lovely Harriet who after a fall and broken hip is getting ready to leave the hospital, however Harriet hasn’t told anyone how alone she is and how she can’t face returning home to continue her lonely existence.

As you read this story which is full of highs and lows your heart soars and then falters as you follow the emotional story of all the people caught within its pages. Everyone in this story is experiencing a range of emotions that all interlinked and create unexpected new relationships and discoveries for both Maisie & Harriet.

I loved this book and flew through the pages as loved the short time line for the majority of the story and how it all tied together to create a wonderful discovery. An author whose books I love, took me on another wonderful journey that I did not want to end.

Book Blurb

As the sun rises on a hot summer’s day, four lives are about to be changed forever…

Brand new from the bestselling author of What If?, What Now? and One Day In Summer.

Today, Maisie McTeer decides to track down the ex who jilted her at the altar. Today, she’ll find out that revisiting the past can also rewrite her future. 

After losing her husband, Harriet Bassett can no longer bear her lonely life. Today, a familiar face in a crowd will spark a quest to discover if there’s something and someone worth living for. 

Scott and Kelly Bassett’s daughter is leaving home. Today, Scott plans to tell Kelly that he’s ending their marriage to pursue his rock and roll dreams. 

However, Kelly, has a bombshell of her own. How will Scott react to the news that a new arrival is on the way to fill their empty nest? 

Between sunrise and sunset, there’s love, heartbreak, laughter and tears, but who will find happiness at the end of the day?

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 20 novels, including One Day In Winter and With Or Without You and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow and her first title for Boldwood was My One Month Marriage in January 2020.

Social Media Links

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharilow

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

Newsletter Sign Up Link: http://bit.ly/ShariLowNewsletter

Bookbub profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/shari-low

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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Kel x

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Helping to kick off the blog tour with my review for a lovely light hearted read – Always and Forever at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

My Review

I stumbled across this series when looking for a new author to try and since then have jumped at the chance to read the books in this series. I loved revisiting Glendale Hall and all of its wonderful inhabitants and really enjoyed the story that unfolded as I kept reading.

Set in the picture perfect village, I love the dynamics of those who make up the Glendale Hall gang, in this story we meet fearless Anna and it was great to have a new character greeted into the fold. With her bright pink hair and aversion to staying in one place too long she added a wonderful dynamic to Glendale Hall as she joins them as their new housekeeper.

We have spent time with Brodie & Emily in previous stories and this time we got to know Brodie’s sister Anna as he welcomes her to Glendale Hall for summer and works on rebuilding their relationship which was left fragmented following a car accident in their teens. As this story unravels, we get to see a different side to Anna and we start to understand the motivation behind her previous actions and start to hope she can rebuild her life on more solid foundations.

A book with a complex and emotional story at the core that inspires hope and happiness. I really hope this wasn’t our last visit to Glendale Hall as I’m not ready to say goodbye to these wonderful characters.

The perfect way to spend a sunny bank holiday curled up with this light hearted romcom.

Book Blurb

What if we’re all just searching for something?

Anna Stewart is lost. After barely surviving a car accident as a teenager, Anna is scared of settling. Flitting between jobs, boyfriends and homes whenever she gets bored, she has no idea what the future holds. Then her brother Brodie, minister of Glendale, suggests she moves to the beautiful Scottish village, lining up a housekeeper job for her at Glendale Hall.

Out of options, Anna agrees to the move, knowing that she can always run away again. Once at the hall, her culinary skills impress everyone, and she agrees to give Hilltop Farm’s new manager, Cameron, cooking lessons. Sparks fly between Anna and the handsome Scot, but Cameron is looking for love – something that Anna definitely isn’t.

But it’s wedding season at Glendale Hall, and Anna is about to discover that her new home has a way of working its magic on even the coldest of hearts. Will she really be able to just walk away, or could Anna have finally found a place to belong?

It’s summertime in the beautiful Highlands village of Glendale – pack your bags and come on holiday with this gorgeously uplifting, romantic read. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will love this charming romcom.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of three novels, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE, SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFÉ, and COMING HOME TO GLENDALE HALL. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim.

Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry, and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.

Find out more about Victoria by following on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:https://victoria-writes.com/

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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Kel x

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Kicking off my Tuesday morning sharing my 5* review for Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

My Review

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Italian sunshine and vineyards, this has just become my new favourite book my Sue Moorcroft.

Zia is a wonderful main character who has had more than her fair share of heartbreak following the loss of her Mum at young age and she is now on a mission to find out if she can claim her heritage and find her father.

I loved the characters in this story and the relationship Zia established with Lucia as she reconnects family ties and tries to learn the truth about what happened to her mother. During this story Zia tries to unravel the secrets that have been kept from her since childhood as she builds friendships with her namesake Lucia and tries to avoid building a romantic attachment with Piero.

I love it when a book transports me and makes me forget what is going on around me and this story held my attention from the first few pages and I felt like I’d lost a friend when I reached the end. A wonderful light hearted read that made me smile and left me with tears in my eyes when I reached the end.

Book Blurb

A sun-baked terrace. The rustle of vines. And the clink of wine glasses as the first cork of the evening is popped…

Welcome to Italy. A place that holds the answer to Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers’ many questions. Not least, how she ended up with such a mouthful of a name.

When revelations close to home turn Zia’s world upside down,she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.

But as she looks for answers, she can’t help but notice Piero, the vineyard owner next door – a distraction who may prove difficult to ignore…

This summer, join Zia as she sets out to uncover her past. But can she find the future she’s always dreamed of along the way?

The perfect summer read for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the #1 spot on Kindle UK. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Published by HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world.

Social Media Links

Website 

Blog 

Facebook profile 

Facebook author page 

Twitter  

Instagram 

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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Kel x

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Today I am joining the blog tour for the magical read – The Wishing Tree Beside the Shore by Jaimie Admans

My Review

What could be more magical than a wishing tree. Once again Jaimie Admans has created a picture perfect setting for a magical story, over the past few years I have found her stories capture my heart and take me on a magical journey.

When Fliss returns home the last person she thinks she will find chained to a tree is her previous boss and best friend who she has spent 15 years trying to avoid. Whilst getting to know the lovely team from the residential home who want to save the tree, she soon starts to remember the magic of the tree and wonders if she is fighting for the right side.

A story filled with naughty gnomes and wonderful memories, I flew through this story far too quickly as I absolutely loved the enthusiasm on the pages from everyone trying to save the tree that means so much to them. Sprinkled with memories from others whose lives had been touched by the tree, I loved hearing about the magical carvings and the history of the strawberry field it had been for generations before.

In a time when we all need to believe in a little magic this story will take you to the gorgeous Welsh coast and capture you within its pages as you are swept along by the magic and romance of the wishing tree.

Book Blurb

What do you do when ‘the one that got away’ now won’t go away?

In fact, he’s so determined not to go away that he’s literally chained himself to a tree.

Fifteen years ago, Felicity Kerr threw caution to the wind and kissed her colleague Ryan Sullivan under the ancient wishing tree along the coast.

When Ryan failed to respond to her kiss, Felicity was mortified that she’d read his signals so horrendously wrong and left Lemmon Cove for good.

But now Felicity’s job brings her back to her hometown, and face to face with Ryan, who is leading a band of octogenarians rallying to save their beloved 300-year-old sycamore from being bulldozed by property developers.

The spark with Ryan is still there, but Felicity is guarding a secret and as much as she wants to join the protest by his side, she can’t help but hold back.

Will Felicity be able to mend her broken heart and find happiness with Ryan beside the sea?

An utterly hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy about hope, second chances, and following your heart. Fans of Tilly Tennant, Milly Johnson and Heidi Swain will love this summer holiday of a book!

Available to pre-order here

Meet the Author

Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She has been writing for years but has only just plucked up the courage to tell people.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies Kismetology and The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, and young adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

Find out more on http://www.jaimieadmans.com or find me on Twitter @be_the_spark

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

Massive thanks to everyone who has stopped by to visit my blog, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love far and wide!

Have a great day

Kel x

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Kicking off the week with some wonderful escapism – Summer at the Chateau by Jennifer Bohnet

My Review

I always look forward to picking up one of Jennifer Bohnet’s new books as she has quickly become a firm favourite when looking for a story I can lose myself in. I loved getting to go back to Brittany with her and catching up with a few characters from previous books who also made a cameo.

A story that grabs your attention and doesn’t let it go until the last page. Pixie is a wonderful character full of warmth who is still struggling to adjust to life without her husband. Her recent loss has created a writer’s block and when she realises that the dream home they bought in Brittany was sitting empty she convinces her Mum to take a trip with her to pay it one last visit. On arrival she never anticipates what will come next and now needs to unravel the mystery her husband left behind.

A story brimming with family love with a touch of romance sprinkled on top and packed with characters that are a wonderful blend of personalities and easy to connect with. Set in a gorgeous area of France, the chateau is vividly described and easy to fall in love with.

Grab yourself a coffee, a croissant and curl up in the French sunshine and join Pixie and her family on an adventure none of them ever saw coming.

Book Blurb

Every end has a new beginning…
All NEW from bestselling author Jennifer Bohnet.


When Pixie Sampson’s husband tragically dies, she inherits the beautiful Château Quiltu in Brittany, Northern France.

But unbeknown to her, she also inherits a mysterious lodger, Justine Martin and her 4-year-old son Ferdie.

Heartbroken and with her adventurous Mum, Gwen in tow, they travel to France to put the Château on the market but are soon drawn into a quest to seek the Château’s secrets.

Who is Justine? Why is she living at the Château? How did she know her husband?

Over the Summer months, the Château fills with family and laughter and secrets are discovered and old wounds begin to heal.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Bohnet-170217789709356

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenniewriter

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

Newsletter Sign Up Link: http://bit.ly/JenniferBohnet

Bookbub profile: 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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Kel x

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Kicking off the weekend with my review for Italy Ever After by Leonie Mack

My Review

I loved visiting the stunning sights of Italy during this story, I have travelled all over the world through reading and this time we head to Northern Italy.

Lou is a wonderful character who lacks in self belief and has been left damaged following her marriage to Edie’s Dad. As Edie prepares to go to music summer camp for the summer with Lou as one of the chaperones, she starts to think about how to get her own life back on track and finally shrug off the doubt that her ex husband still has the power to cast over her.

Little does Lou know that love appears in the most unexpected places. I flew through this book loving the growing friendship between Lou and Nick, both have lots of personal hang ups and in this story we watch them start to unravel them and find a way forward.

A wonderful story that will make you laugh and tear up a few times, set in a stunning location where we get to appreciate the stunning Italian mountains and the accompanying views.

Grab yourself a copy and find a chair in the sunshine as once you start you won’t want to put it down.

Book Blurb

Escape to the sun and head off to Italy, with the wonderfully warm and ever-so-page-turning Leonie Mack!

TV journalist Lou feels battered and bruised after her divorce from Phil, the father of her daughter Edie. Her confidence and sense of fun have steadily been drained away, and she isn’t sure who she is any more.

When the opportunity arises to accompany Edie on a music camp in Italy for a month in the summer, Lou jumps at the chance for new adventures, new horizons and new friends. The hazy warmth of the summer sun, shining brightly over the stunning Lake Garda, slowly brings Lou back to life. 

Nick Romano, Edie’s music teacher, loves being home in Italy, but coaching his students for their concert in Milan, is bringing back difficult memories. His blossoming friendship with Lou is the perfect distraction, although a summer fling would be easier to conduct without the scrutiny of his mother Greta, not to mention the interference of his extended Italian family.

As the summer passes, full of sunshine and breath-taking scenery, gelato and delicious feasts, Lou and Nick get ever closer. But as the time for farewell creeps up on them, will they be able to say goodbye and leave their memories behind in the Italian sun, or can a summer romance last a lifetime?

Leonie Mack is back with a sizzling, sun-baked love story, perfect for all fans of Mandy Baggot, Jo Thomas and Carole Matthews.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Leonie Mack is a debut novelist whose first book My Christmas Number One was published by Boldwood in September 2020. Having lived in London for many years her home is now in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves train travel, medieval towns, hiking and happy endings!

Social Media Links

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeonieMAuthor

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

Newsletter Sign Up Link: https://bit.ly/LeonieMackNewsletter

Bookbub profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/leonie-mack

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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Kel x

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Lets kick off today with another visit to Hedgehog Hollow as I share my review for Family Secrets at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

My Review

I absolutely love this series and was so excited to be able to visit Hedgehog Hollow again. This story picks up shortly after the end of the last one, so with no gap in the time line within a few pages it felt like I had continued straight on from the last book.

As Sam works to look after Josh’s family and devote her time to the growing number of Hedgehogs she is rescuing, she doesn’t anticipate Chloe serving notice on her marriage and just appearing on her doorstep. With a distraught Chloe and an unsettled baby Samuel to add to her growing list of commitments, we finally see Sam take a stand and start to stand up to those who are prepared to take advantage of her kind and forgiving nature.

I loved learning more about the hedgehogs, especially with it being the time of year that you are more likely to see hoglets in your garden. During this story we learn more about the past and what has caused Chloe and Sam’s mum to be so close and we look forward to the future as they search for a match for Josh’s Dad to have further treatment for his cancer.

A story full of questions, despair and love, I loved the pages from beginning to end and enjoyed another wonderful visit to Hedgehog Hollow, where I once again reached the end before I was ready and am already desperate to read the next one.

Book Blurb

Every family has its secrets, and at Hedgehog Hollow there is no exception…

It was always Samantha’s dream to run her beautiful rescue centre, Hedgehog Hollow, full-time. But just as her wish comes true, she becomes a victim of her own kindness when she finds herself with a house full of guests – all with their own problems and secrets – looking to her for support.

When her self-absorbed cousin, Chloe, unexpectedly turns up at the farm – swiftly handing over her baby to Samantha to care for – trouble is definitely brewing. Especially as Chloe won’t tell anyone why she’s left her husband, James…

As Samantha juggles new hedgehog arrivals, family dramas and her own health challenges, it soon becomes clear that she needs to start putting herself first for once. Little does she know that life-changing secrets from the past are about to unravel and turn their lives upside down…

Return to glorious Hedgehog Hollow with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for a heartwarming, emotional but uplifting story of family, friendship and moving on from the past.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jessica Redland writes uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community set in Yorkshire where she lives. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast and her Hedgehog Hollow series takes them into beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Social Media Links

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaRedland

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

Newsletter Sign Up Link: http://bit.ly/JessicaRedlandNewsletter

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

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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Kel x

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Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday by Kiley Dunbar

My Review

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Devon, I loved the inspiration behind this story and getting to know the lovely Jude and Elliot.

I am a massive bookshop lover so the idea of renting a bookshop straight away appealed to me, I love being surrounded by the scent of books new and old and would love to spend a couple of weeks running one.

Jude is a character who has spent most of her adult life caring for her Nan and when life starts to change direction she is scared as she had never thought beyond helping her Nan and parents. I liked how her thoughts and feelings were relayed and found her a character that was really easy to get to know, even if at times her lack of belief frustrated me.

I’m a go get them type of person, so I was rooting for Jude throughout this story and loved watching her confidence slowly start to appear as she commenced her 2 week stay in the bookshop and gets to meet the mysterious Eliot.

A wonderful story that made me smile all the way through, it was a story that made me want to keep reading to see where life would take Jude next and left me feeling happy as I neared the end. The perfect book to pack in your case and enjoy whilst having a few days break from reality.

Book Blurb

The Fully Booked Bookshop Café invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop … for a fortnight.

Spend your days talking books with customers in your own charming bookshop and serving up delicious cream teas in the cosy café.

Bookworms, what are you waiting for? Your holiday is going to be LIT(erary).

Apply to: The Fully Booked Bookshop, Down-a-long, Clove Lore, Devon.

Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack.

Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday – running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable.

Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart.

But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks…

As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding out in Clove Lore.

Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.

Kiley also works as a senior lecturer, teaching creative writing at the Manchester Writing School. One Winter’s Night is shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.

Social Media Links

http://www.kileydunbar.co.uk/

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Kel x