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A Wedding on Lily Pond by Emily Harvale Lane Blog Tour with Review

1 Apr

A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane

A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane

by Emily Harvale

Synopsis

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The Angel Bell is ringing for Mia and Jet’s Big Day – but will the Wedding of the Year go without a hitch?

Every bride wants the perfect wedding and Mia Ward is no exception. But she is the only bride in Little Pondale and everyone in the village has ideas for her Big Day. Drowning in suggestions, Mia needs some help.

When she bumps into childhood friend, Breanna Wright on a shopping trip to London, Mia’s convinced it’s Fate. Breanna’s only ambition was to be a wedding planner with her own business, The Wright Wedding … so Mia doesn’t hesitate.

Breanna’s now got three months to plan a wedding where the sky’s the limit, budget-wise. She should be over the moon. Especially as she’ll get a chance to see old friends again, including her first love. There’s just one tiny hitch … Breanna doesn’t have a wedding-planning business.

She should tell Mia there has been a slight mistake, but as usual Breanna’s life isn’t running smoothly and she could really use a break. And when you’ve dreamt about planning weddings all your life, how difficult can it be?

Will this be the chance Breanna’s longed for? Or will Mia’s Dream Wedding be Breanna’s biggest disaster yet?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

This one may be my favorite so far in the series!!!! But, I’m a sucker for happy endings and weddings, and this one left me with a big smile on my face!

I was so happy to catch up with characters who have become like old friends to me. Mia is finally marrying the man of her dreams. Of course, she wants the wedding of her dreams, but she is in dire need of some help. Fate steps in when she meets her old friend, Breanna. Breanna has dreamed of nothing except starting her own wedding consulting business. It seems now she might get that chance, but she is hiding a secret that might just derail that.

This isn’t just a book about Mia’s HEA. It’s about Breanna’s as well. The man she has been in love with since childhood lives in the same village as Mia. I’m not divulging who it is. You have to find that one out for yourself. Harvale does an excellent job of juggling two stories in one book. She doesn’t take anything away from either Mia or Breanna.

I loved getting to know Breanna. I couldn’t help but love her! She is so incredibly sweet and funny, but she sells herself short. She fits in perfectly with the women in the village. I just loved her!

This series has been one of my favorite. Harvale has created such a great series with wonderful stories and unforgettable characters. I love going back time and again to catch up with everyone! I just hate telling them good-bye!




Purchase Links

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US – https://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Lily-Pond-Lane-ebook/dp/B07P2SMR1Z

UK –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Lily-Pond-Lane-ebook/dp/B07P2SMR1Z

Author Bio 

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Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.


Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t 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.

Social Media Links –  https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

 

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Return to Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale Blog Tour with Review

26 Mar

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by Emily Harvale

 

Synopsis

Life couldn’t be better for Mia and her friends in Little Pondale – until tragedy strikes…

 

Mia Ward is on cloud nine after a magical Christmas and New Year and she isn’t the only one. Everyone on Lily Pond Lane seems to be living in blissful harmony. Until tragedy strikes… not once, but twice. And as Hettie Turner points out: ‘Bad things always come in threes.’

 

Whilst the other residents of Little Pondale are wondering what might happen next, Mia is busy worrying about her friends and trying to help them with their grief. But she needs to be careful. Just when she thought she had everything, there’s a very real chance she might lose the only thing she truly wants.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I’m a huge fan of this series!!!! It’s heartwarming and tugs on my heartstrings, and this one definitely does.

Things have been going pretty good in the charming village, but in this book, tragedy strikes, not once but several times. My heart was a bit broken, but as always, these characters come through for one another.

As has been the case with every book, the characters continue to grow. Some little twists were thrown in there that I didn’t see coming. Those made the book even better. Harvale really involved my emotions in this book, and that is what always connects me with her characters.

This book is beautiful and emotional about loss and hope, love and friendship. If you haven’t discovered this little gem of a series, I highly recommend it.




Purchase Links:

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N6J1TWG 

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N6J1TWG

 

Author Bio 

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Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.


Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t 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.

Social Media Links –  https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

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A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

20 Feb

 

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A Little Hotel in Cornwall

by Laura Briggs

Synopsis:

Struggling American waitress and aspiring novelist Maisie Clark dreams of becoming a full-time writer — even though in real life she’s just lost her chance at an exclusive writer’s mentorship program that would give her novel its big break. Desperate, she decides to take a chance and ask her favourite writer, a celebrated but reclusive English novelist, to help her find a second chance. 

When she receives the author’s reply in an envelope with a Cornish postmark, Maisie decides not to take the writer’s half-hearted ‘no’ for an answer. With nothing to lose, she takes off for the author’s last known location, a beautiful hotel on Cornwall’s western coast. But when the hotel mistakes her for the latest applicant for a maid’s position, Maisie finds herself given an opportunity too good to lose … and a chance for a summer adventure far bigger than she ever imagined.

Surrounded by breathtaking Cornwall and working in an elegant hotel, Maisie’s world becomes one of secret identities, quirky friends, and unintentional mishaps — and despite reminders of past relationship disasters, a certain handsome, charming local resident Sidney Daniels has her conflicted about her heart’s desires, too. 

Will Maisie find the chance she’s been waiting for — and a possible new romance — in her perfect Cornish summer?

Pre-order Link: http://smarturl.it/alittlehotelbook1

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Publication Date – 30th April 2019

 

Author Bio 

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Laura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaperDollWrites

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaurabriggs/

A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

3 Feb

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A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

by Rosie Green

Synopsis

Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?

 

Pre-order Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bakery-Little-Duck-Pond-Cafe-ebook/dp/B07MLF2N6T

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Bakery-Little-Duck-Pond-Cafe-ebook/dp/B07MLF2N6T

Author Bio

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Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

​Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. The first two stories in the series are: Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe and Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café.

Social Links

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow Blog Tour with Review

19 Jan

Love Heart Lane

By Christie Barlow

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Synopsis

Welcome to Love Heart Lane…

When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.

When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…

There will be more books based around Love Heart Lane – even though this is the first one in the series they can be read stand alone too.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

What a charming, well-written story about love, family, friendships, and going home!

Things aren’t going well for Felicity Simons in her professional life or her personal life. With changes at her job, her heart just isn’t in it much anymore. She keeps thinking about her home in Heartcross, a village in the Scottish Highlands, more and more. It held some of her best memories and and some of her worst memories. She is beginning to realize the place she wanted to escape from is the place where she wants to return. She decides to return after her sweet grandmother’s death to support her mother, and finally face the man, Fergus, who is the source of her painful memories.

 

What the author, Christie Barlow, gives us is a sweet, well-written book. I loved the setting and absolutely fell in love with the characters. Barlow creates a charming little village. Her descriptive writing made me feel as if I was there with Flick and Fergus.

 

She also created such a great cast characters. I adored Felicity and Fergus. Her secondary characters really added depth and color to the book. For example, although Felicity’s grandmother was gone, she was still such a central part of the storyline. I loved the memories of Felicity and her. There were also other characters I came to love like Esme (she stole my heart) and Felicity’s mother. Each of them tugged on my heart in a different way. I can’t wait to see which characters will be featured in the next book.

 

This isn’t just about Felicity and Fergus’s romance. It’s about realizing what and who is important in your life. Thank you, Christie Barlow, for taking me on that journey with Felicity. If you are looking for a sweet romance with a lovely setting and great characters, you can’t go wrong with Love Heart Lane. I’m looking forward to reading more in the series.




Purchase Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Heart-Lane-Christie-Barlow-ebook/dp/B07DX1YXKM/

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Love-Heart-Lane-Christie-Barlow-ebook/dp/B07DX1YXKM/

 

Author Bio 

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Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia. 

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.

Website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

 

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Perfect Match by Zoe May Blog Tour with Review

17 Jan

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Perfect Match

by Zoe May

 

Synopsis:

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!




Christie’s Review

5 ++++ STARS

Perfect Match was one of those special books that ticks all my boxes to make it a 5-star read. It was sweet, funny, and had great characters!!!!

Sophia has become an expert at online dating yet she can’t seem to find the right guy. In fact, she seems to find all the wrong guys. One night she and her friend, Kate, come up with a dating profile on a new site, Dream Dates, just for fun and some alcohol was involved. You can only imagine…just know it involves a lot of laughs. When she gets a message from a guy who seems to be everything she was dreaming of, she isn’t quite sure if he is the real thing. Thus, begins Sophia’s journey to find her “perfect” man, but she will also go on a journey to discover who she really is.

This was a very different romance for me in that the writer, May, kept me guessing. That really isn’t something I see much in the genre…I loved it! She gave me some twists and turns. I always like when a book also has a deeper story as well. Sophia has a deeper story to tell us. She has a perception about how things should be, and she learns things aren’t always what they appear to be. She learns some really important life lessons, and she does it with such a sense of humor. I know you will come to love her as much as I did!!!!

I know I’m leaving her possible love interests out of this review, but they are a huge part of the story. I don’t want to ruin a thing because that part of the story is what made this such a great book!!!!

I love when a book surprises me, and this one certainly did that!!!! You can’t go wrong with this romantic comedy!!!! It’s one of my favorites of 2019!!!




 

Purchase Link

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Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Match-laugh-out-loud-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Match-laugh-out-loud-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/

 

Author Bio 

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Zoe May lives in south-east London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She moved to London in her early twenties and 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!

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys going to the theatre, walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes

Social Media Links –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoe_writes

https://instagram.com/zoe_writes

 

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Callie’s Christmas Wish: Still Raving About Rhys by Jessica Redland Blog Tour with Review

26 Nov

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Callie’s Christmas Wish

by Jessica Redland

 

Synopsis: 

Christmas is approaching and love is in the air at Bay View Care Home. Supervising carer, Callie Derbyshire, is blissfully happy with new boyfriend, Rhys. The tree’s up, the lights are twinkling, and, with the Christmas Eve wedding of one of the residents, Iris, to look forward to, everything is perfect.
Well, almost.
Rhys’s ex has him at her beck and call, yet refuses to let Callie meet their baby daughter. Callie’s ex is intent on stirring up trouble. And Callie’s favourite resident, Rhys’s nanna, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self since Iris announced her engagement.
Convinced that Ruby’s lonely, especially after discovering the truth about her lost love, Callie’s determined to give Ruby’s romantic story the happy ending it deserves. Ruby might be adamant that the past should be left in the past. But, when it comes to true love, surely a little well-meaning meddling and a Christmas wish or two can’t do any harm. After all, it’s never to late to let love in again. Or is it?
A heartwarming Christmas story of finding new love, and the courage to revisit a love that was lost long ago.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

If you are looking for that special Christmas read, then look no further than Callie’s Christmas Wish. It will definitely put you in the holiday spirit!!!!

Callie and a good majority of the characters were introduced in the book, Raving for Rhys. This one is a continuation of sorts of Callie and Rhys’s romance. It’s nearing Christmas, but not everyone is enjoying the magical season. Callie is very happy with Rhys, but his ex is causing trouble. She won’t allow Callie to spend anytime with Rhys’s daughter,, and she seems to have Rhys on a short leash, even though they aren’t together. If that wasn’t enough, Callie’s jerk ex, Tony, has shown back up causing trouble. Rhys grandmother, Ruby, is somewhat down in the dumps since her friend, Iris, is now engaged. Anyone who knows Callie knows she is determined to not let any of this ruin Christmas.

When she spends more time with Ruby, she learns more about her past, and this is where the book’s focus shifts to Ruby and her own happily ever after. I knew Ruby had a colorful past, and I was right. I loved discovering more about her and her lost love.

Redland manages to juggle several characters’ stories at one time, and she does it flawlessly. What she gives us is a magical book about love, reconciliation, and second chances, all while showing us it’s never too late, or you’re never too old to find love!!!!

If the book wasn’t good enough, Redland also gives us insight into her writing process and how this story developed….that made it even better. So, find a quiet place with a warm cup of tea or coffee and settle in to read this most wonderful book!!!!!




Purchase Link

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Author Bio 

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Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella.
She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast — the inspiration for the settings in her books — with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!
Her passion for North Yorkshire is shared by fellow-writer and great friend, Sharon Booth and, together, they are the Yorkshire Rose Writers.
Jessica tries to balance her time — often unsuccessfully — between being an HR tutor, trying to re-learn how to play the piano, studying towards a Masters in Creative Writing, and writing itself. Who needs sleep?

Social Media Links –
Twitter: @JessicaRedland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaRedlandWriter/
Website and blog: http://www.jessicaredland.com

 

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