Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

Today I am jumping on the blog blitz for Starting Out by JE Rowney

My Review

I am loving this series of books and it was great to go back and meet Zoe and Violet again now they are newly qualified and embarking on their careers.

In this story we read a lot about the role of a midwife which is fascinating and gives an insight into both the basic tasks like bed changing to the more emotionally challenging tasks including baby loss. We join Violet on her first day on the ward newly qualified and see how she copes with the demands of the role and her own personal anxiety. Vi has a wonderful support in Zoe and this is evident throughout the story.

A refreshing insight into how people can be displaying a calm demeanor on the outside whilst really struggling on the inside. Mental health is so important and I like how this series is putting it under the spot light and showing that it is ok to not be ok and to ask for help and support.

Another wonderful story that I flew through effortlessly, packed with characters we’ve met before and the introduction of a few new ones. I already can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Book Blurb

Violet thought midwifery training was tough, but now she has to step out onto the ward as a newly qualified midwife. She’s standing on the edge of her new life, but taking the leap is harder than she ever expected.

Living on her own for the first time, while best friend Zoe starts to build a future with soon-to-be-husband Luke, everything is changing for Violet.

Can Violet adapt and adjust, or will anxiety get the better of her?

“Starting Out” – the new book from the world of “Lessons of a Student Midwife”.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

J.E. Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, but now lives on the south coast of England. She spent ten years working as a midwife before turning in her gloves to become an author.

She is an award winning poet, and also enjoys writing short stories. In May 2020 she was the winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

“Charcoal”, her first novel, was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel on Amazon within days of release.

She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.

Ms. Rowney says: “I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write.”

Social Media Links

http://twitter.com/jerowneywriter

http://facebook.com/jerowneywriter

http://instagram.com/jerowneywriter

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-e-rowney

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.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

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

Today I am delighted to share my review for Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage Samantha Tonge

My Review

Wow what a read, another superb book by Samantha Tonge. This story really packed a punch and I loved the way it unravelled as I kept reading, taking me on an emotional and unexpected journey.

Lizzie is a tattoo artist who is happy with the life she is forging for herself but since a falling out with her parents a few years before she has many unanswered questions. I loved getting to know Lizzie and learn about her relationship with her parents, there are lots of mysteries contained within the pages of this story and once I had started to read I loved losing myself in her story

When Lizzie discovers her parents owned another property she decides to visit Streamside Cottage, yet she doesn’t realise just how significant this visit will be to peeling back the layers of her life to get some answers to questions that she never had the chance to ask her parents. 

Set in a picturesque village, Lizzie quickly got to know people in the village and made friends that in turn helped reignite her passion for art and designing tattoos. I personally love tattoos and love this form of expression and the significance of this in the story and the ideas explored as to why tattoos can be so popular.

Throughout the story there are little facts and anecdotes under the chapter numbers and I looked for them every time I started a new chapter. The perfect mix of love, mystery and loss to hook you early on and make you eager to keep turning the pages. A highly recommended read that I loved from the very first pages and that is a wonderful story to lose yourself in.

Book Blurb

A new start can come from the most unexpected places…

It’s been years since Lizzie Lockhart spoke to her parents. But she was safe in the knowledge she knew everything about them. Once upon a time, they were as close as could be. Until they weren’t.

After receiving the earth-shattering news of their passing, Lizzie decides it’s time to unearth some family secrets and find out just who her parents really were… starting with Streamside Cottage. A cottage Lizzie never knew existed, in a place she’s never heard of: the beautiful English village of Leafton.

Leaving behind London, and the tattoo parlour she called home, Lizzie finds herself moving to the countryside. Faced with a tight-lipped community, who have secrets of their own, Lizzie is at a loss for what to do, until her rather handsome neighbour, Ben, steps in to help.

As Lizzie finally begins to piece together the puzzle of her family history she realises she has to confront the truth of the past in order to face her future.

Available to purchase on Kindle or pre-order in Paperback

Meet 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

Facebook: @SamanthaTongeAuthor

Twitter: @SamTongeWriter

Instagram: @samanthatongeauthor

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

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

Kicking off the weekend with a review for my latest read Finding Home by Kate Field

My Review

I love discovering new authors to try and this was my first book by Kate Field and I instantly loved Mim as a character.

This is a story that draws you in early on and envelopes you in the Howard family, a family full of love and support which is something that is totally alien to Mim. She has had a really tough life to date and the night she meets Bill & Bea they have a massive impact on the direction of her life that she never anticipated with her impulse offer.

With no ties and no family, Mim decides to trial relocating to Devon and works to build a new life. She experiences what it is like to have the support of family and friends and you get to see a whole other side to her character as she starts to find her feet. She is a kind, compassionate and sensitive character who has a lot of love to give when she can overcome the obstacle of not feeling like she is good enough or worthy.

Brimming with a selection of wonderful characters set on the coast in Devon which is the most idyllic setting, I loved everything about this story and its stunning descriptions of the rugged coastline.

A wonderful feel good read that provides some much needed escapism and left me smiling and wanting to read more about the wonderful Howard family and Mim.

Book Blurb

She might not have much in this world, but it cost nothing to be kind… 

Meet Miranda Brown: you can call her Mim. She’s jobless, homeless and living in her car… but with a history like hers she knows she has a huge amount to be grateful for.

Meet Beatrice and William Howard: Bill and Bea to you. The heads of the Howard family and owners of Venhallow Hall, a sprawling seaside Devonshire estate… stranded in a layby five hours from home the night before their niece’s wedding.

When fate brings the trio together, Mim doesn’t think twice before offering to drive the affable older couple home. It’s not like she has anywhere else to be. But as the car pulls into the picturesque village of Littlemead, Mim has no idea how her life is about to change…

An uplifting story of found family and true love perfect for fans of Fern Britton and Veronica Henry.

Available to purchase on kindle or paperback

Meet the Author

Kate writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire,

where she lives with her husband, daughter and mischievous cat.

She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Kate’s debut novel, The Magic of Ramblings, won the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.

Social Media Links

Twitter: @katehaswords

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

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.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction, Promotions, Publication Day

Happy Publication Day to the wonderful Samantha Tonge who today releases Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage

I love getting involved with a publication day push, especially for an author whose books I love to read and today I am sharing some of my thoughts and feelings on this wonderful story and next week I also jump on the blog tour to share my full review.

Well where do I even start! I loved this book from the moment I read the first page and it was a story that I just couldn’t put down and felt compelled to keep reading. I love the way Samantha always touches on real subjects in her stories and she isn’t afraid to explore the emotions attached and as the reader you really connect and feel all those thoughts and feelings for your characters.

Lizzie is the main character in this story and we join her at a time of turmoil in her life after the unexpected loss of her parents and how she is coping and dealing with these emotions. During this story we explore Lizzie’s thoughts and feelings and embark on a journey to discover why she didn’t know about the existence of Streamside Cottage and the realisation that there is possibly more that she doesn’t know that her parents kept a secret.

A story of discovery, love and loss and it will keep you turning the pages well after bed time, this is one of my favourite books of the year so far and one of those stories where 5* just isn’t enough. I can’t wait to share my full review with you next week and I hope this taster has been enough to encourage you to hit buy it now!

Book Blurb

A new start can come from the most unexpected places…

It’s been years since Lizzie Lockhart spoke to her parents. But she was safe in the knowledge she knew everything about them. Once upon a time, they were as close as could be. Until they weren’t.

After receiving the earth-shattering news of their passing, Lizzie decides it’s time to unearth some family secrets and find out just who her parents really were… starting with Streamside Cottage. A cottage Lizzie never knew existed, in a place she’s never heard of: the beautiful English village of Leafton.

Leaving behind London, and the tattoo parlour she called home, Lizzie finds herself moving to the countryside. Faced with a tight-lipped community, who have secrets of their own, Lizzie is at a loss for what to do, until her rather handsome neighbour, Ben, steps in to help.

As Lizzie finally begins to piece together the puzzle of her family history she realises she has to confront the truth of the past in order to face her future.

Available to purchase here on kindle or pre-order in paperback

Meet the Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and studied German and French at university. She has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris, and has travelled widely.
She has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.

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 2019 she was shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Award.
In 2020 she won the RNA’s Jackie Collins Romantic Thriller Award with her novel Knowing You, from publisher Canelo.

Social Media Links

Twitter: @SamTongeWriter

Instagram: @samanthatongeauthor

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

Website http://samanthatonge.co.uk/


Many thanks for the invitation to join the publication day push and my copy of the book to read and review.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love far and wide!

Have a great day

Kel x

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

Today is my stop on the blog tour for the wonderful sequel – What Now? by Shari Low

When I read What If? last year I was so excited to hear that What Now? was being released as I loved Carly and her crazy ideas and adventures. Today I am lucky enough to be on the blog tour and sharing my review for What Now?

My Review

Wow what a read! I adored the first book and was so excited we were getting to spend time with Carly and her wonderful friends again.

This story took us on a whole new adventure with Carly where we met characters from the previous book, lost close friends and gained a few new ones that she has met in the 20 year interlude in the timeline.

As soon as you start reading this emotionally charged story you realise that Carly has lost her spark and the very essence of what drove her to act before thinking about the consequences. A story filled with wonderful meaningful life long friendships, life altering loss and some big decisions. As I read I found I was quickly pulled back into her world and you start to remember the whirlwind that Carly used to be as you discover what has happened in her life and relationships over the past 20 years.

I am so sad to reach the end as I loved Carly as a character, she is vibrant and leaps off the pages and made me laugh throughout. A proper page turner that has left me feeling like I just rediscovered and then lost a great group of friends.

Book Blurb

The follow-up sequel to the bestselling ‘What If?’ from Shari Low


Twenty years ago, Carly Cooper went on an epic quest to track down all the men she’d ever loved and lost in the hope that one of them was her Mr Right.

Now, two decades and two teenage sons later, she thinks she might have got it all wrong.

As the years have passed, lots of things have changed, leaving Carly asking ‘What Now?’

With a divorce and an empty nest on the horizon, Carly sets off once more to Los Angeles with her band of trusty girlfriends, to find the carefree, wild and adventurous Carly Cooper that she used to be.

On this latest quest, Carly discovers a few home truths and has to decide If her marriage is worth saving or is there a new happy-ever-after out there, just waiting for her…

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 25 novels, including One Day In Summer and My One Month Marriage and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow.

Social Media Links

Newsletter sign up:  http://bit.ly/ShariLowNewsletter

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

Website http://www.sharilow.com

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

Twitter @ https://twitter.com/sharilow

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.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

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

Today I am so excited to be joining the blog tour for the wonderful The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale, I have previously read and love Jenny Hale’s books and am delighted to be reviewing this for the very first blog tour for Harpeth Road Press.

My Review

I have previously loved books by Jenny Hale and this one might just be my new favourite. A story rich in all things family and friends, that is overflowing with love and support and is representative of exactly what we all need in our lives right now.

Hannah is a character I could empathise with instantly, she was career focused and driven and reminded me of myself on her passion and love for progression in her role. Early on she receives a phone call to advise her Grandmother has been taken ill and she returns home, where she starts to remember her roots and rediscover what is really important.

I laughed and cried as I read, I felt as though I had befriended these amazing characters and immersed myself in the vivid descriptions that make you feel like your standing beside Hannah as you read.

I flew through this book in just a few days despite being desperate to savour it but I couldn’t resist the lure of the next diary entry and seeing what Hannah would decide to do with her Grandmothers business.

A story that leaves your heart full and your cheeks damp with tears, it pulls on your emotions and really makes brings all the thoughts and feelings to life making it a true 5* read that will stay with me for a long time.

Book Blurb

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Summer House comes a story about finding lost loves, chasing dreams, and the people who show up when they’re needed the most.The Memory Keeper is the perfect escape for fans of Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, and Sheila Roberts.

Hannah Townsend’s life is just as she’s always wanted it to be. She has the perfect job at a New York magazine, a small but elegant apartment in the upper west side, and an incredibly successful beau named Miles Monahan. This year, for her thirty-fifth birthday, she’s leaving the icy city sludge for sunshine! She’s got tickets for two to Barbados, and she’s all packed and meeting Miles at the airport for a week of cocktails, sandy beaches, and the music of steel drums. 

But her life is turned upside down in the span of that one morning. Hannah is rocked by the news that her beloved grandmother is very sick, and Hannah needs to come home to her small Tennessee town right away to be with her family and help run her gran’s dilapidated flower shop. It also means she has to face Ethan Wright, the best friend she’d left behind so many years ago. If that isn’t enough to deal with, she discovers her boyfriend is seeing someone else. 

With flights grounded and rental cars in great demand due to the winter snowstorm, she’s stranded at the airport. On her birthday, instead of waking up in a stylish beachfront hotel in Miles’s arms like she thought, she finds herself packed like sardines into a car, with two passengers, on a ride-share from LaGuardia Airport to her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee.

When everything seems to be going wrong, it’s the kindness of a handsome businessman from Hannah’s past named Liam McGuire that might just save her. But a new development that threatens Gran’s shop and secrets surrounding Liam could alter both their lives forever. 

A heartwarming, sweet romance that will have you laughing, crying, and best of all, hugging those around you a little tighter. If you loved the Christmas movies based on Jenny’s books and are looking for more feel-good, small town romance, look no further!

Purchase Links

Amazon: http://geni.us/TMKAmazon

Kobo: http://geni.us/KoboTMK

Apple Books: http://geni.us/Apple-BooksTMK

B&N: http://geni.us/TMKBN

Meet the Author

Jenny Hale is a USA Today, Amazon, and international bestselling author of romantic contemporary fiction. Her books have sold worldwide, have been translated into multiple languages, and adapted for television. Her novels Coming Home for Christmas and Movie Guide Epiphany Award winner Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses are Hallmark Channel original movies. She was included in Oprah Magazine’s “19 Dreamy Summer Romances to Whisk You Away” and both Southern Living’s “30 Christmas Novels to Start Reading Now” as well as “Beach Reads Perfect for Summer 2020.” Her stories are chock-full of feel-good romance and overflowing with warm settings, great friends, and family. Jenny is at work on her next novel, delighted to be bringing even more heartwarming stories to her readers. When she isn’t writing, or heading up her romantic fiction imprint Harpeth Road, she can be found running around her hometown of Nashville with her husband, two boys, and their labradoodle, taking pictures—her favourite pastime.

Massive thanks to Jenny at Harpeth Road Press for the invitation to join their very first blog tour!

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you’ve found some more books to add to your TBR pile


Take Care

Kel x

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

Lets kick off this relaxing Sunday with a review for One Summer in Monte Carlo by Jennifer Bohnet

I love reading books by Jennifer Bohnet and jumped at the chance to read One Summer in Monte Carlo for the blog tour and to immerse myself in some wonderful escapism.

My Review

One Summer in Monte Carlo was a perfect read to transport me away, I love how Jennifer Bohnet uses such wonderful locations in the books and in this one you see us head off to Monte Carlo for F1 season.

The story was full of vivid descriptions right down to the noise and and thrills associated with F1 on this street made circuit. Through the descriptions of the hustle and bustle you really got a feel for the jubilant atmosphere and the parties held to celebrate this major event in the calendar.

Whilst in one half of this story we are with Nanette and the twins in Monte Carlo reliving her tragedy from 3 years previously. On the other side of the world Vanessa & Ralph are embarking on married life in the depths of the Amazon filming a documentary to try and help raise awareness to the shifts in how the small villages live and how the environment is impacting this.

I loved the two very different destinations and the totally different vibes you get when reading about them. I found I flew through this book, it was light hearted and provided some wonderful and much needed escapism.

Another wonderful story by Jennifer Bohnet, grab yourself a copy and enjoy the rest of your day curled up and enjoying the fast moving pace of Monte Carlo.

Book Blurb

Monte Carlo means different things to different people; a billionaires playground, overflowing with glitz and glamour but also where dangerous secrets hide.

For Nanette Weston, and her then fiancé, F1 racing driver Zac Ewart, their dream life came to an abrupt halt 3 years ago following a car accident which Zac walked away from, but left Nanette being airlifted back to the UK, never to return and never to see her fiancé again.

Monte Carlo was a place she wanted to forget, not revisit. But when her friend and employer, Vanessa asks Nanette to look after her children in the Principality for a few months, Nanette knew she had no choice but to return.

As the F1 circus once again comes to town, with Zac in pole position, mistakes of the past, leave legacies for the future…

This book was previously published as Follow Your Star by Jennifer Bohnet.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 14 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.

Social Media Links

http://www.jenniferbohnet.com/

http://twitter.com/jenniewriter

http://facebook.com/Jennifer-Bohnet-170217789709356

http://instagram.com/jenniebohnet

Newsletter sign up link: http://bit.ly/JenniferBohnetNewsletter
Bookbub 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.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

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

With Christmas fast approaching, I am delighted to be sharing my review for a book that should definitely be on your Christmas list – The Spark by Jules Wake

I have previously read and loved books by Jules Wake and jumped at the chance to squeeze this one in as one of my last reviews of 2020 and what a book to wind up the year with!

My Review

What a corker of a read, I always love a book by Jules Wake and this was exactly the type of read I needed right now. Once I had picked up this book I quickly grew to love Jess and her pessimistic character when it comes to love. She is an independent woman who is content with her friends and spending time with her aunt and uncle until she bumps into Sam at a family BBQ.

A story to take you on a roller coaster of emotions that will make you laugh and cry as you read. Jess hasn’t had an easy childhood and as we get to know her better and learn more about her past traumas the more we get to understand her outlook on life and why she sometimes holds back from those around her.

The Spark is one of those books that you are desperate to keep reading, I found myself reading even when I knew I should be doing other jobs. I just had to find out how the initial spark between Jess & Sam works out and needed to know if it will be the disaster that Jess is expecting or will she get the happily ever after her Mum is so set against.

Book Blurb

Jess is falling for Sam.

Sam is falling for Jess.

But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.

When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.

Is love at first sight enough?

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2019 with Notting Hill in the Snow.

Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series. 

Between them, the two Js have written sixteen novels, The Spark being the latest.

Follow Jules Wake on Social Media

@Juleswake

https://www.facebook.com/juleswakewrites/

@juleswakeauthor


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.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

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

Step into the wonderful Lisbon whilst on jump on the blog tour for The Villa of Dreams by Lucy Coleman

Today I am delighted to be transported back to Lisbon whilst sharing my review for the wonderful The Villa of Dreams by Lucy Coleman.

My Review

In a year where we can’t travel freely for our holidays, books like this are the perfect escapism we all need. I loved being transported to Lisbon with Seren as she embarked on her new life at the gallery.

A story of passion, love and hope, I loved how Lucy bought Lisbon to life on the pages with the bright and vibrant descriptions for both the scenery and the mouth watering food. I truly felt like I had stepped off the plane and was soaking up the atmosphere around me.

The insight into the art work and how the art was being transformed for the fashion show was visual and demonstrated the wonderful descriptions throughout this story. The culture of Lisbon was well represented and this has made me keen to visit and soak it all up first hand after enjoying this light hearted read. A highly recommended read from an author who always offers a story set in a wonderful location.

Book Blurb

Seren Maddison left behind a rainy Britain to follow her dreams and live and work in Lisbon. The vibrancy, the beautiful scenery and the sunshine, made her fall in love and she knew, instantly, that it would be her forever home.

International artist Reid Henderson has homes in Lisbon and London. Following his painful divorce, his dream is to turn his luxurious home into an art school and gallery.

When Seren and Reid first meet there is an instant attraction, but they are both people who have been hurt, and each have dreams that are so far apart, they aren’t even on the same page. 

Can they enjoy one summer of happiness together, as life bestows a gift of memories to cherish for the rest of their lives? Or is their destiny to chart a path into the future, in a home where dreams can come true?

Seren and Reid may be about to discover that love is as much about what you are prepared to give up, as what you are prepared to keep hold of.

Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to sun-drenched Portugal where true love really can conquer all, and home is where the heart is. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Summer in Provence and Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

Social Media Links

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Website

Bookbub

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.

Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

Today I am sharing my review for Life After You by Sian O’Gorman

Happy Tuesday everyone, today I am delighted to be sharing my review for a newly discovered author for me Sian O’Gorman. Since reading Life After You, I have added her previous books to my TBR pile as I loved the journey this story took me on.

Life After You

My Review

A lovely story where we meet Milly and her family, this story takes you on the journey as Milly is trying to come to terms with the loss of her father and finding ways to cope and move forward with her life.

I really liked Milly as a character and the balance of how she was learning to cope with her grief and the ever increasing demands of her job. I loved the passion she had for when she met Mrs Murphy and how this caused her to stop and take notice which triggered a chain reaction of events in her life.

An emotional story on many levels, I particularly liked the way it highlighted imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a growing issue faced by not only new mums, it is now all around us and this story bought to the forefront how the people who seem to have it the most together often aren’t showing a true reflection.

A story that highlights loss, friendship, mental health and with a touch of romance amongst the glasses of grappa, a great read from start to finish.

Book Blurb

Meaningful and moving, a beautiful story with life-affirming qualities.

Milly Bryne’s world came crashing down when she lost her beloved Dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks.
Losing her Dad has broken her family. Losing her soul mate made has made her give up on life and love.
After swerving from stability to chaos to despair, Milly finally believes she has her life back on track when the unexpected return of a familiar face to Ireland throws her life once more into a spin. Milly is forced to decide if her new life is the one for her, or if there is another path that will bring even greater riches of joy, excitement and fun into her world. Life just isn’t worth living if your heart isn’t in it?
Perfect for the fans of Cecilia Ahern and Cathy Kelly

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Sian O’Gorman was born in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland, grew up in the lovely city of Cardiff, and has found her way back to Ireland and now lives on the east of the country, in the village of Dalkey, just along the coast from Dublin. She works as a radio producer for RTE.

Where to find Sian

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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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Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

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