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Today I am sharing my review for the superb My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington

Massive thanks to Charlotte at Harper Collins for my copy of My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington which I have loved losing myself in this week!

My Review

Wow what a superb book this will leave you smiling and with your spirits soaring. I loved the film references and descriptions of their journey from Kansas to Las Vegas. As Greta rediscovered herself and got to know and love herself, I found myself thinking about things I’d potentially put in my cupboard over the years.

I loved the characters and storyline and read the first half in a sitting as I was so swept along and could really connect with Greta just moving for coffee refills.

Greta was a conflicted main character that faced many battles throughout this book,  the story tackles some big themes in body imaging and addiction. I loved the tiny details scattered throughout this book which all added to my ability to connect to Greta’s thoughts and feelings. We have all at some point felt like the girl we meet in this story and this will leave your spirit feeling cleansed and restored and knowing that your not alone.

A book I will definitely be recommending the research demonstrated throughout was evident which added to the relatability of the story.  I absolutely loved it, this is a book that will uplift your spirits and have everyone smiling by the end and biting back the happy tears.

 

Book Blurb

Meet Greta.

She’s funny.

She’s flawed.

She’s hiding so much behind her big smile she’s forgotten who she is.

But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is…being you.

Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn’t matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?
Until Greta realises she’s the only one not laughing. And deep down, she’s not sure if she’ll ever laugh again.

But with her world feeling like it’s falling down around her, Greta is about to discover she’s stronger than she feels. And that sometimes the best moments in life come when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped…

 

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Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

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Hello and welcome to Carmel Harrington’s author page! If you click the yellow ‘Follow’ button, Amazon will send you an email when Carmel has a new release, or if there’s a special deal you might be interested in.

International bestseller CARMEL HARRINGTON writes uplifting and inspiring books that have captured the hearts of readers worldwide. They have been translated into eight languages and published in eleven countries to date. Her latest novel, My Pear-Shaped Life goes on sale in April 2020. Previous novels include A Thousand Roads Home, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane and Cold Feet, The Lost Years, the official ITV original novel to accompany the hit TV series. Carmel was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2016 and 2017 and won the Kindle Book of the Year and Romantic eBook of the Year in 2014 for her debut novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. Carmel is also a regular on Irish TV as a panellist on Virgin Media’s Elaine show. She lives with her family and rescue dog in a small village in Wexford.

Carmel loves hearing from readers, so please feel free to connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, @HappyMrsH. You can sign up for Carmel’s newsletter on her website http://www.carmelharrington.com or join The Carmel Harrington Reading Room on Facebook, where readers discuss their favourite reads and take part in bookish challenges.

Carmel is represented by Rowan Lawton of The Soho Agency, London.

 

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Today I am delighted to be sharing a review for the uplifting read Summer in Provence by Lucy Coleman #BackaBlogger #BookBlogger #Review #BlogTour #SummerinProvence #Rachelsrandomresources

Today I am sharing my review for Summer in Provence by Lucy Coleman, I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few weeks ago and highly recommend it as it is a book to transport you away from the current realities and transport you to a beautiful destination.

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My Review

Summer in Provence set in a stunning location at a retreat where Fern finds herself after her husband has decided he would like a year’s sabbatical from their marriage. I loved reading about Fern as she discovered herself without being the other half of Aiden and learnt to slow down and stop worrying about everyone else and look after herself.

The concept of the retreat really appealed to me as sometimes we all need to switch off and move away from the norm for a few days to give ourselves some quality uninterrupted time. Set in a gorgeous location with lots of time spent outdoors, your once again treated to some stunning views and descriptions from Lucy Coleman.

I love finding a new author and she is quickly becoming a goto author for me as her destinations are stunning and the descriptions are vivid and colourful and so easy to visualise. I loved reading this book and am excited to see what she releases next as her books just whisk me off and provide some gorgeous away time from the real world.

 

Book Blurb

Is a change as good as a rest?

When married couple Fern and Aiden have a windfall, their reactions could not be more different. While Fern is content to pay off their mortgage and build a nest egg before starting a family, her husband is set on traveling the world.

Fern’s not much of a back-packer so, before she knows it, the idea of a ‘marriage gap year’ takes shape. And, as Aiden heads off to the wilds of Australia, Fern chooses the more restful Provence for her year out.

Set amidst the glorious French scenery, Château de Vernon offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and Fern agrees to help out in return for painting lessons from the owner – renowned, but rather troubled, painter Nico.

As their year unfolds in very different ways, will the time apart transform their marriage, or will it drive Fern and Aiden even further apart…

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Available to pre-order here

 

About the Author

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From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels – including Summer on the Italian Lakes, Snowflakes over Holly Cove, The French Adventure and A Cottage in the Country. She is represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the SoA. Linn writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Visit Linn & Lucy’s website at: http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

 

Social Media Links

Website: http://lucycolemanromance.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucyColemanauth

 

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction, Debut Book

Today I am sharing my review for the fabulous The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Today I am sharing my review for the brilliant debut The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, this is a superb feel good read that once you pick it up you will just want to keep reading! 

My Review

I have seen so many wonderful reviews for The Flatshare that I had to pick it up and what a brilliant book!

Tiffy is a wonderful larger than life character with a quirky dress sense who is trying to move on and overcome her emotions from her previous relationship and find somewhere affordable to live. Whilst Leon is battling just to keep his head above water, working constant night shifts and trying to help his brother and feeling like he isn’t getting anywhere. 

I loved the whole concept of this story and how it just jumps from the page, you quickly get to know how lovely Tiffy is and how her and Leon in the most unlikely of circumstances start to forge a friendship through post it notes and leftovers.

An emotionally charged read that will keep you reading into the early hours of the morning as you just have to know what comes next for these wonderful characters. This book is like a virtual hug and I absolutely loved it! 

 

Book Blurb

Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…


Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

 

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Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

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Beth studied English at university before going into children’s publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

She is now writing novels full time, and if she’s not at her desk, you’ll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

 

A superb debut that I absolutely loved and I can’t wait to share my review for her upcoming release The Switch with you! 

Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Chick Lit

A massive Happy Publication day to the lovely Katie Ginger who releases the 1st book in her new series Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay today! #review #backablogger #publicationday @katiegauthor @hqdigitaluk

Happy Publication day to Katie, I can’t wait to see this book on the shelves in May as I absolutely loved it and it’s the perfect feel good read to bring a little cheer to those who need it!

My Review

OMG Katie Ginger has done it again! She has such a wonderful way of drawing you into her books and writing so that the characters feel like your best friends and you feel like your along for the ride on their adventures.

In this new series you meet Stella as she embarks on a new adventure with her trusty King Charles Spaniel, Lexie who is juggling her two young children and trying to pay the bills and Miles who desperately wanted to buy the shop where Stella is licking her wounds.

This books is brimming with love and energy, it draws you in and doesn’t let you go again until you reach the final page. I loved the descriptions of the beautiful vintage dresses that Lexie wears and how it is set in a lovely seaside destination. It oozes charm in Swallowtail Bay and I can’t wait to go back for another visit in the next book in the series.

I can’t wait to recommend this one and will be eagerly awaiting (slightly impatiently) the release of Book 2 in the Swallowtail Bay series.

Book Blurb

Escape to the cosy seaside town of Swallowtail Bay, the perfect place for a fresh start – but is Stella’s new beginning over before it’s begun?

Licking her wounds from her divorce, Stella impulsively buys a gift shop and two holiday lets in glorious Swallowtail Bay, hoping for a fresh start with her King Charles Spaniel Frank.

When the neighbours meet her with a warm welcome, Stella knows she’s found the new home she was looking for. Even gorgeous but grumpy local Miles can’t take the shine off things. But then her ex-husband announces he’s getting married again, and someone in the village starts gossiping about Stella…

Is Stella’s dream over already? Or, with her new friends behind her, can Stella fight back and save her new life – and find the happy ever after she’s been waiting for?

About the Author

Well, hello there! Thanks for stopping by my author page!

I’m Katie, a writer of romantic fiction and a few cozy mystery short stories. I’ve written the Seafront series (The Little Theatre on the Seafront and Summer Season on the Seafront) and my stand-alone Christmas novel Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage comes out in October 2019.

I live in Kent with my hubby, two kids, and our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit. As I love a good chinwag, do come and say hello over on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor or on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/KatieGAuthor. I also blog about random stuff on my website: http://www.keginger.com

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#BlogTour Pop over and have a read of my review for A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman #BackaBlogger #Review @rararesources @lucycolemanauth

Today I am very excited to be joining the blog tour for A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman, this was my first book by this author and I loved it and am excited to read more books by this author.

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A lovely story set in Versailles that will make you keen to keep reading and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Lexie has headed to Versailles to follow in her Grandmother’s footsteps and try to discover more about a year of her life she never discussed. 

Set against a stunning back drop I loved devouring the story of Lexie and getting to know the story of her Grandmother and what really happened in the year she spent in Versailles. The story pulled me in early on as I love gardening and was fascinated by the gorgeous descriptions of the stunning gardens. My Grandad was a keen gardener and I really connected with this story on a personal level as it triggered happy memories from childhood and I wanted to take join Lexie on the journey and discover her families long lost secrets.

A book bursting with colour and vibrant descriptions that will make you want to go and visit the stunning locations, exploring the streets of Versailles and discovering the charm of the area for yourself. A wonderful feel good read that just swept me along and made me feel the sun on my skin as Lexie discovered a bit more of her family history each day.

 

Book Blurb

Let Lucy Coleman transport you to glorious, sun-drenched France, for the perfect feel-good read.

Paris and the Palace of Versailles have always meant a lot to TV producer Lexie. Her grandma Viv spent a year there, but her adventures and memories were never discussed, and Lexie has long wondered why they were a family secret.

When work presents the perfect excuse to spend Springtime in Versailles, Lexie delves into Viv’s old diaries and scrapbooks, and with the help of handsome interpreter Ronan, she is soon learning more about the characters
that tend to the magnificent gardens, now and in the past.

In amongst the beauty and splendour of the French countryside, a story of lost love, rivalry and tragedy unfolds. Can Lexie and Ronan right the wrongs of the past, and will France play its tricks on them both before Lexie has to go home? 

Will this truly be a Springtime to Remember…?

 

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Purchase Links

Amazon: https://smarturl.it/SpringtimeToRemember

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-springtime-to-remember

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/a-springtime-to-remember/id1481640123

 

 

About the Author

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From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels – including Summer on the Italian Lakes, Snowflakes over Holly Cove, The French Adventure and A Cottage in the Country. She is represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the SoA. Linn writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Visit Linn & Lucy’s website at: http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

 

Social Media Links

Website: http://lucycolemanromance.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucyColemanauth

 

 

Springtime Prize

Giveaway to Win a signed paperback of ‘A French Adventure’ and a metal leaf bookmark. (Open INT)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

Click here to enter!

 

 

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#Review – Today I am joining the Blog Blitz for When Polly Met Olly by Zoe May #BackaBlogger #WhenPollyMetOlly @rararesources @zoe_writes

Today I am really excited to be joining the mini blog blitz for When Polly met Olly by Zoe May. Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take read and review this light hearted book.

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My Review

A brilliant light hearted read of pure escapism set in the heart of New York.

Polly is a bubbly vibrant character that you instantly like who is determined to live her dream and be a success in New York. When Polly  lands a new jobs she is sent to the offices where Olly works and she realises that she might fancy him.

This book oozes wonderful characters from the deceitful Alicia, to the charming Olly and her room mate who loves drag in his spare time. There is something for everyone as you explore New York and meet these wonderful characters and spend time with them all.

A light hearted read that will make you laugh and cringe as you read, a great read to snuggle up with on a cold evening and this is now my new favourite book from this author.

 

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Book Blurb

Polly and Olly were never supposed to meet…

Polly might spend her days searching for eligible matches for her elite list of clients at her New York dating agency, but her own love life is starting to go up in smoke.

Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about the very person she’s meant to be setting her latest client up with… surely it can’t get any worse!

But then Polly bumps into oh-so-handsome Olly, who heads up a rival agency, and realizes that perhaps all really is fair in love and dating war…

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Viggiano.

 

 

About the Author

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Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe couldn’t 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!

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes. Zoe’s Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/

She posts updates and blogs on her website, http://www.zoemayauthor.co.uk

 

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#CoverReveal Today I am very excited to be helping reveal the cover for The Charm Bracelet by Ella Allbright #Backablogger @nikkimoore_auth @rararesources @0nemorechapter_


Everyone loves a new book cover to admire and today I am very excited to be helping reveal the cover for the upcoming release by Ella Allbright for The Charm Bracelet published by One More Chapter.


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…


About the Author



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, was published in August 2020 by One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins. 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.

Social Media Links

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/NikkiMooreWrites
Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikki-Moore
Blog – http://www.nikkimooreauthor.wordpress.com
She also vlogs about how to get published as ‘Author By The Sea’ on her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNV3lWENgnIRG4NWejSjmQ


This book sounds right up my street. Has it piqued your interest yet as I know it has mine and I can’t wait to share it’s cover in just a moment with you and the pre order links ready for ebook release in August 2020 and paperback November 2020

OK, I hope your ready……

Here you go…. check out the gorgeous cover and make sure you pre order your copy ready for release day!





Pre Order Links


Ebook
21 August 2020 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charm-Bracelet-Ella-Allbright-ebook/dp/B0843NJXJQ

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ella_Allbright_The_Charm_Bracelet?id=N3zLDwAAQBAJ



Paperback

12 November 2020 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charm-Bracelet-Ella-Allbright/dp/0008386579
https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-charm-bracelet/ella-allbright/978000838657n3



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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

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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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#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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