Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#Review – Today I am very excited to be joining the blog tour for New Beginnings at Wynter House by Emily Harvale #BackaBlogger #Wyntersleapseries #BlogTour @rararesources @emilyharvale

Today I am so excited to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for New Beginnings at Wynter House by the lovely Emily Harvale

New Beginnings at Wynter House

My Review

I am loving reading both the Wyntersleap & Merriment Bay series and how they are starting to cross over into eachother with characters appearing in both series. This is the second book in the Wyntersleap series and was very eagerly awaited by me as I loved the first one. 

It was lovely getting to visit Rafe & Neva again as they get to know eachother and we start to learn more about their characters. Neve is now all set to move and Rafe is busy with trying to get his Gin business off the ground. Whilst there are other dramas going on around them that keep drawing Rafe’s attention to them.

The characters in this series are lovely, we have now got to know them and are getting to know their character traits. This book picked up where the first left off which was great, as you could literally read them back to back and they would feel like one book.

In the first book we had a tour of the grounds of Wynter House but in this book we get to explore more, with vivid descriptions both inside and outside the house which I loved as it helped me visualise what was happening and kept drawing me to pick the book back up every time I put it down.

I was disappointed to reach the end as I was so absorbed in the book, I didn’t realise how far through it I was and I can’t wait for the next visit to either Wynter House or Merriment Bay! 

 

Book Blurb

The New Year brings unexpected revelations at Wynter House.

Neva Grey’s Christmas brought several surprises. Now a shocking secret has life-changing consequences for the Wynters, as the New Year brings revelations … and relatives to Wynter House.

It also brings Hazel Smart and Amelia Goodbody. And it’s not just Adam and Rafe Wynter who are pleased Hazel and Amelia have come to stay. Olivia Wynter will enjoy bossing nurse Hazel around and she also makes it clear Amelia – who is handling the marketing for Rafe’s new business venture – is far more suited to be her grandson’s girlfriend than Neva will ever be.

Whilst Amelia is ensconced at Wynter House, Neva is busy with her new hair and beauty salon in Merriment Bay. Perhaps she should enlist her niece, Sasha’s help because just when she thought she had found the love of her life, old secrets, ghosts from the past, and new arrivals might shatter all her dreams.

At least she has her best friend, Jo Duncan to lean on. But newly single, Jo is determined to have some fun, both at Wynter House and in Merriment Bay. And so is Adam Wynter.

This is book two in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.

 

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Available to purchase on Amazon UK & Amazon US

 

About the Author

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Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

 

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

 

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

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction

#Review – Today to celebrate Valentine’s Day I am sharing my review of the wonderful The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver #BackaBlogger #LydiaBird #ValentinesDay @josiesilver_ @penguinrandom @EllieeHud

Today I am sharing my review for The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver, I was lucky enough to be sent a copy by Ellie at Penguin Randomhouse – thank you I absolutely loved it!!

My Review

I loved One Day in December and was really excited to see that Josie Silver was releasing another book, this story sucks you in from the very 1st pages and makes you want to keep reading. 

Lydia is the main character and she is lost after losing the love of her life, she is worrying those around her and her mother and sister are making sure she eats and trying to get her to sleep. From the offset you can feel the power of the loss for Lydia and it tugs your heartstrings and draws you further in.

A story oozing with love and loss and it makes you reflect on how would you even contemplate moving on when you had your whole life mapped out. Lydia and her family are all grieving after the tragedy that has struck them and this story touches on how it impacts relationships with others around you and how would you go about building new relationships as you put yourself back together.

A really raw story that makes you think and gives you all of the feels as you read and get to know Lydia and the wonderful love of her life.

 

Book Blurb

What if you could live your great love story again?

Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’ve been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible.

But she’s wrong. Because on her 27th birthday, Freddie dies in a tragic accident.

So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob ’til her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to live her life well. So, enlisting the help of his best friend and her sister Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world and starts to live – perhaps even to love – again.

Then something unbelievable happens, and Lydia gets another chance at her old life with Freddie. But what if there’s someone in her new life who wants her to stay?

A heart-breaking, uplifting story for fans of PS I Love You and Me Before You, this gorgeously romantic novel will make you laugh, cry and remind you of what a wonderful gift it is to love and to be loved.

 

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Currently just 99p on kindle!! 

 

About the Author

Josie Silver is a writer of love stories.

Her debut novel One Day in December was a Sunday Times & NY Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Josie lives in the midlands with her husband, their sons, and an ever changing cast of animals.

 

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal Today I am delighted to be sharing the gorgeous cover for the upcoming release by Daisy James – The Cornish Confetti Agency #DaisyJames #Backablogger @rararesources @daisyjamesbooks


Today I am very excited to be helping reveal the cover for The Cornish Confetti Agency.



I love Daisy James’ books and the light hearted escapism they provide and can’t wait to read this one!

First though here is a bit about the book….


Book Blurb

A gorgeous sun-filled new story from author of the Villa Limoncello series. Welcome to The Cornish Confetti Agency! When the grand finale of Lexie Harrington’s catwalk show ends with a disastrous twist on the ‘ice bucket challenge’, she was expecting her highly-strung boss to fire her on the spot. What she wasn’t expecting was to bump into her fiancé cosied up with an attractive blonde in the restaurant opposite their apartment! Desperate to escape her heartbreak, Lexie flees to her childhood home of St Ives to hold the fort at The Cornish Confetti Agency for her best friend Freya, leader of the yummy mummy network and firm believer in ‘happily ever afters’. Little did she know that delivering a Caribbean-themed wedding in sunny Cornwall would rival the fashion industry for drama, tantrums and mysterious goings on. Who is responsible for dousing the bridesmaid’s dress with tomato ketchup? Or hiding the bride’s beloved Jimmy Choos? Or attaching googly eyes to everything in sight? The perfect Cornish wedding? Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?

Pre Order Links


Amazon UK

Amazon US

Publication Date: 19th March


About the Author


Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. 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 pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must. Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks or on Instagram @booksdaisyjames.

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009889775019

Twitter: https://twitter.com/daisyjamesbooks

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


I hope I have piqued your interest with all this talk of weddings and Jimmy Choos. Next up is the gorgeous new cover!!



I can’t wait to read this and I hope you all pre-order your copies today, ready for publication day!!

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#Review – Today I am sharing my review of Dreaming of Verona by T.A Williams #Blogtour #Publicationday #BackaBlogger @tawilliamsbooks @rararesources

Today I am joining the publication day celebrations for Dreaming of Verona by T.A Williams.

My Review

Dreaming of Verona is a lovely light hearted read that will warm your heart as you turn the pages. T.A Williams is a new author to me and I am so pleased I have discovered such a lovely new author.

The story is set in Italy and is full of vivid descriptions, the location is stunning and the food made my mouth water as it sounded delicious!

Alex and Suzie are wonderful and contrasting characters and I loved reading about the adventures as new friendships and relationships were formed and romances blossomed.

A brilliant light hearted read, that will leave you with a warm glow, a superb feel good read that made me smile throughout.

Book Blurb

Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all end in tears?

When Suzie is hired to accompany spoiled, abrasive Lady Alexandra Tedburn on an all-expenses paid holiday to Italy, she fears the trip will be a disaster.

But she soon discovers there’s more to Alex than shopping and tantrums, and she’s determined to help her realise her potential – against Alex’s authoritarian father’s wishes.
As they settle in Verona, Suzie can’t stop thinking about local artist Michael, who is still mourning the tragic death of his wife. With Suzie’s future uncertain, and Michael’s past
holding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city of
star-crossed lovers… or is there?

A gorgeously uplifting and moving story, Dreaming of Verona is the perfect read for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver

Available for purchase Amazon UK & Amazon US

About the Author

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.tawilliamsbooks.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tawilliamsbooks

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

Many thanks for taking the time to read my review, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

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#Review Today I am sharing my review as part of the blog tour for The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain #Backablogger #BlogTour #AmirSisters @begumnadiya @HQStories

My Review

Today I am joining the blog tour for The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters, this is the third book in the series but I read as a stand alone and still loved it.

In this story we are following younger sister Mae as she faces major life changes as she embarks on University but realises during her first year that she has always been the younger sister and doesn’t feel she has her own identity.

I found this a refreshing and informative insight into the turmoil and potential racism that can be experienced. Mae was from a very traditional family which meant she had never had a boyfriend and was used to spending most of her time with her family and had never had a large friendship group which meant Uni was a massive culture shock.

A lovely light hearted read that helps highlight the multiculturalism within society and how Mae learns to adapt and how her parents react to Mae breaking away from tradition.

I loved this book and devoured it in just a few sittings. I missed reading about Mae and her sisters after finishing it and am keen to see if there will be a fourth book as she was really finding her feet and discovering who she was as a person rather than just being the youngest Amir sister.

Book Blurb

Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.

Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.

But a series of events will shake the strong self-belief Mae has always had in herself and will leave her questioning where it is she really fits in. The Amir sisters will need to draw on all the love they have for each other, if they are going to navigate the challenges life has to throw at them and help Mae along the path to self-discovery.

Available to purchase here


About the Author

Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK.

Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK.



Many thanks to Jessica Lee at HQ for the invitation to take read and review this lovely heartwarming book.
Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#Review Today I am joining the birthday celebrations and sharing my review for the Perfect Match by Zoe May #BackaBlogger #BirthdayBlitz @rararesources @zoe_writes

Perfect Match

My Review

Today we are celebrating with a Book Birthday Blitz for Perfect Match by Zoe May.  Perfect Match is a light hearted read that will make you giggle as Sophia goes from one disastrous date to another on the mission for the Perfect Match.

Sophia was a kind hearted character who loved the creature comforts in life and being surrounded by her family and friends. Throughout the course of this book she meets a variety of characters who she wants to be her Perfect Match.

A story based on modern day dating and a great demonstration of how what can work for one person might not work for others. In a world where we spend so much time glued to our phones or on social media this book is a great reflection of how changing your outlook can alter the direction that your heading in and give you new priorities. 

Book Blurb

Can you ever find true love online?Sophia Jones is an expert in all things online dating: the best sites, how to write a decent bio, which questions to ask and the right type of photos to use. The only thing she’s not so great at? Picking the guys…After sitting through yet another dreadful date with a man who isn’t quite what she expected, Sophia is just about ready to give up on the whole dating scene. But her flatmate, Kate, persuades her to give it one more chance, only this time she must create a profile describing her ‘perfect’ man.Yes, he must look like Robert Pattinson and needs to own a multi-million pound business, but there are a couple of other deal breakers, too! So, when a guy comes along who ticks every box, surely there’s got to be a catch?A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Catherine Bennetto and Rosie Blake!

Available to purchase on Amazon UK & Amazon US

 

About the Author

Zoe May lives in southeast London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!

 

Social Media Links 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoe_writes

Instagram – https://instagram.com/zoe_writes

Website www.zoemayauthor.co.uk  

Facebook – www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/

  

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

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#Review Today I am very excited to sharing my review for The Cake Fairies by Isabella May #BlogTour #CakeFairies #BackaBlogger @IsabellaMayBks @rararesources

The Cake Fairies

My Review

Today I am excited to be joining the blog tour for The Cake Fairies by Isabella May. I am a massive fan of Isabella’s foodie books and this one was pure genius. Who can’t help but fall in love with cake fairies!

A light hearted read to cheer you up on the dreariest of days. This book oozes charm as you travel around the UK with the delicious creations of the cake fairies. I loved the contrast in personalities between cousins Polly and Annabelle and how they each bought something entirely different to the story.  They met some wonderful people on their journey who featured throughout their mysterious cake fairy adventures.

The concept behind the book is brilliant, the characters jump off of the page and you can literally taste the wonderful creations as you turn the pages. The cakes featured in this book are stunning and described so well you can literally visualise them as well as taste them whilst reading. I find whenever I read one of Isabella’s books that I then develop a craving for her theme of the book as they always sound so amazing!

A superb book to kick of 2020 with and a memorable read that I will definitely be recommending.

 

Book Blurb

1960’s Somerset is no fun for cousins Polly and Annabelle Williams. Mourning their non-existent love lives, and the mundanity of village life, their only pleasure is baking – until a chance encounter has them magically transported to the bright lights of London… in 2019!

Promised a chance of love, first they must teach the people of the future about the simpler pleasures of life by becoming Cake Fairies. Over the course of a year they set off on a delectable tour of the UK, dropping off cakes in the most unexpected of places and replacing the lure of technology with much sweeter temptations.

But will their philanthropical endeavours lead them to everlasting love? Or will they discover you can’t have your cake and eat it?

 

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Available to purchase Amazon UK & Amazon US

 

About the Author

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Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalusia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the mountains and the sea. Having grown up on Glastonbury’s ley lines however, she’s unable to completely shake off her spiritual inner child, and is a Law of Attraction fanatic.

Cake, cocktail, churros, ice cream and travel obsessed, she also loves nothing more than to (quietly) break life’s rules.

The Cake Fairies is her fifth novel.

 

Social Media Links

Website – www.isabellamayauthor.com

Twitter – @IsabellaMayBks

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaMayAuthor/

Instagram – @isabella_may_author

 

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Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part and keep an eye out for other reviews as part of the blog tour over the next few days. Please like and share to help spread the book love for this lovely author! 

 

 

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

#Review Today I am excited to share my review for Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart by Katey Lovell #BlogBlast #MakeDoAndMend @Katey5678 @katyaellis_ @QuercusBooks

My Review

Today I am joining the blog tour for Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart by Katey Lovell, this is a superb story that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy after reading.

A story brimming with love, set locally to me which was an added charm as it made it really easy to visualise the beaches and the weather when walking along the seawall. I loved the mentality of the locals, they were superb characters who formed special bonds with Leanne all in their own way and reminded me of village life when I was younger.

Leanne is a character that displays all of the emotions during this story as she tackles her biggest challenge to date and in entirely different circumstances to those she was expecting when she decided to relocate.

Whilst reading this story I experienced all of the emotions that are wound into the story as Leanne learns to live and move forward, this book made me laugh and cry and I wish I could read it all over again and get to meet these amazing characters afresh.

 

Book Blurb

When you know how, you can make anything from scratch, including a new life after love…
When Leanne and Richard bought a dilapidated old seaside cottage to renovate together as their forever home, their future was full of hope and promise.

But heartbreak was just around the corner: fast forward a few months and Richard is gone. With his death, Leanne finds herself stony broke, faced with an uninhabitable home and lacking even the basic skills to do it up herself.

With the help of the friendly woman who runs the library and the reluctant assistance of the man who works in the local hardware shop, the cottage is lovingly restored. But broken hearts aren’t so easy to fix… are they?

 

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Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

Katey Lovell’s feel-good novels are about people overcoming everyday challenges with the support of their friends, family and local community. She has also penned a series of coffee-break romances and a hot romance novella for Tirgearr’s City Nights series.

Originally from South Wales, Katey now lives in Sheffield with her husband, son and friendly moggie Clarence. When she’s not writing she’ll most likely be found watching musicals, enjoying live music or reading anything and everything she can lay her hands on.

Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart will be published by Quercus in January 2020.

 

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Many thanks to Katya at Quercus Books for the invite to take part in the blog blast, please remember to like and share to help spread the love for this superb book! 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Debut Book

#Review Today I am joining the blog tour for A Year of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers #BlogTour #BackaBlogger @RosieCBooks @HQDigitalUK

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My Review

Today I am excited to be joining the blog tour for the superb debut A Year of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers, published by HQ Digital.

I loved this light hearted read, the destinations that Liv visited were stunning, with great descriptions that enabled me during the gloom of winter to feel like I was actually enjoying the sunny destinations and basking in the sunshine.

The actual idea behind the story was brilliant and I loved the approach to the lessons in love and the theme as they threaded their way through the story and on the journey of Liv. I loved the character of Liv and her work crazy life and how she gradually managed to establish a new balance and find the answers to move on with her life.

This book was funny and heartwarming, a truly brilliant love story that I really enjoyed. A debut novel that left me smiling and with tears in my eyes, I can’t wait to read more by Rosie Chambers.

 

Book Blurb

One moment can change a lifetime…

The last thing top divorce lawyer Olivia Hamilton ever expected was to be served her own divorce papers! To escape her marriage troubles, she agrees to go on a year-long trip to find the ultimate guide to love.

Travelling the world, surrounded by stories of love and happiness, it’s not long before her thoughts turn to Nathan, her soon-to-be ex-husband, and she starts to take note of her own lessons in love…

But with Nathan over a thousand miles away, will it be too late?

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Available to purchase here

About the Author

Rosie Chambers loves writing uplifting, feel-good stories set in sun-filled locations around the world. Her stories are filled with fun, friendship and foodie treats, which Rosie hopes will bring a smile to her readers’ faces.
She’s always in the market for quirky stationery and is never happier than with a pen in one hand and a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit in the other. A YEAR OF CHASING LOVE is her debut novel.

Many thanks to Jess at HQ Digital for the invite to take part in the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Seasonal

#Review – Today I am sharing my review for The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge #FestiveRead #ChristmasCalendarGirls #HolidaysareComing @samtongewriter

My Review

Today I am sharing my review for The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge. A memorable read bringing home a strong message with regards to recovering from illnesses and how life can take unexpected turns and change your circumstances in the blink of an eye.

I loved little Lily she pulled at my heartstrings throughout and Fern was such a strong character who had found a way to move on after the tragic loss of her husband.

A book brimming with positivity, highlighting the value of friendship and talking your problems through. These lovely friends shared the highs and lows in their lives.

Overall when I finished this book I felt hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we have the ability to find the glimmers of light and hold on to them.

 

Book Blurb

This Christmas fall in love with the town of Chesterwood…

Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, so with Chesterwood food bank under risk of closure Fern knows just what to do to save it. She’s going to get the town to create a living advent calendar.

Fern, and her best friends, call for help from the local community to bring this calendar to life. When Kit, the new man in town, offers his assistance Fern’s heart can’t help but skip a beat (or two).

As they grow ever closer, Fern must admit that Kit’s breaking down the barriers she built after the death of her husband. But his past is holding him back and Fern doesn’t know how to reach him. No matter how hard she tries.

In this town, Kit’s not the only one with secrets. Domestic goddess Cara is behaving oddly, burning meals in the oven and clothes whilst ironing, and Davina’s perfect children are causing trouble at school leaving her son, Jasper, desperately unhappy.

Can the Christmas Calendar Girls find a way to bring the community together in time to save the food bank, while still supporting their families and each other? Can Fern find love again with Kit?

This is a story about kindness and letting go of the past. It’s about looking out for your neighbours and about making every day feel like Christmas.

 

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Available to purchase here

 

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.

 

Social Media Links

http://samanthatonge.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamTongeWriter
Instagram: @samanthatongeauthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaTongeAuthor

 

Many thanks for reading my review, please remember to like and share to help spread the festive book love!