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Beyond the Yew Tree by Rachel Walkley Blog Tour with Review


Beyond the Yew Tree

by Rachel Walkley



Whispers in the courtroom.

Only one juror hears them.

Can Laura unravel the truth by the end of the trial?

In an old courtroom, a hissing voice distracts shy juror, Laura, and at night recurring nightmares transport her to a Victorian gaol and the company of a wretched woman.

Although burdened by her own secret guilt, and struggling to form meaningful relationships, Laura isn’t one to give up easily when faced with an extraordinary situation.

The child-like whispers lead Laura to an old prison graveyard, where she teams up with enthusiastic museum curator, Sean. He believes a missing manuscript is the key to understanding her haunting dreams. But nobody knows if it actually exists.

Laura is confronted with the fate of two people – the man in the dock accused of defrauding a charity for the blind, and the restless spirit of a woman hanged over a century ago for murder. If Sean is the companion she needs in her life, will he believe her when she realises that the two mysteries are converging around a long-forgotten child who only Laura can hear?

Ordinary women.

Extraordinary experiences.

Christie’s Review


An All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2020

Beyond the Yew Tree is an absolutely stunning, all-encompassing read!

I never knew I could read close to 400 pages in a 24-hour period, but I did. I couldn’t swipe the pages fast enough. It had all the ingredients I love in a really good book…a good story, likeable characters, and a plot that really moves the book along. This one hit on all three for me. 

The synopsis itself caught my attention…a good ghost story. How could I resist? I was right. The story was incredible. It had romance, a ghost or two, mystery, and really two storylines told many, many, many years apart. Every single element in the story connected seamlessly!

Laura was a great character, very complex and complicated. As I continued, the author revealed another layer to her. She evoked such emotion in me. An incident in her past was threatening to determine the rest of her life. She was honest and could be blunt, yet she has serious self-confidence issues. She wanted to love someone and be loved but was afraid to open that part of herself up. It was lovely watching her change. 

Sean, her love interest, was such an amazing guy. He had the ability to get her to open herself in ways no one else had. He believed her story of her dreams and visions, and he genuinely wanted to help her solve the mystery. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the two ghosts of the book. I won’t give you their names as that is part of the mystery. They had their own story to tell just like Laura did. Like Laura, I completely connected with them. 

There really was never a dull moment in the book. The dreams and visions, and the ingenious part was including the ghosts’ stories. Rachel Walkley included their story right alongside Laura’s which just made the book even better. 

Authors come in all shapes, sizes, genres, etc. and many can write a good book. However, it takes a talented writer to tell his or her readers a good story which, of course, makes a great book! Rachel Walkley is an incredibly talented storyteller!!!! Beyond the Yew Tree is a book not to be missed!!!!!


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Meet the Author


Aspiring writer who pens Women’s Fiction and magical tales about family secrets.

What else?

An East Anglian turned Northerner – almost.

Information professional, always.

Biologist, in my memories.

Archivist, when required.

Amateur pianist and flautist.

Reluctant gardener.

Scribbler of pictures.

And forever…. a mother and wife.

Oh, not forgetting, cat lover!


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Whisper to Me by Sherrie Lowe Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Giveaway to Win 5 x Mobi for Kindle copies of Whisper To Me (Open INT)

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Whisper to Me

by Sherrie Lowe


A new wife and a vengeful ghost. Not a good mix.

Letitia – Tish – Stanyer makes husband Theo promise never to remarry if she dies and he complies just to pacify her. She isn’t going to die.

She does – and he does remarry. Tish isn’t happy. Her spirit cannot rest with another woman in her domain, sampling the delights of her husband. Theo belongs to her – Sheena will have to go.

Christie’s Review


Whisper to Me is a quick and sometimes spooky read! It kept me flipping the pages until the very end.

Theo was married to the love of his life, Tish, for many years. From the ominous opening, I knew their happy days were numbered. Tish makes Theo promise he won’t marry again, and he does, never believing Tish will soon be gone.

He has kept his promise for years until he meets Sheena. She is nothing like Tish, but Theo is entranced by her. His grown children aren’t impressed, and his dead wife Tish is livid. There is nothing more sinister than a mad ghost, especially one who is determined to get rid of her husband’s new wife.

This isn’t just the story of Sheena and Theo. There are multiple romances. It was a different sort of novel, but it kept my interest. I kept wondering what Tish would do next. I wasn’t a fan of Sheena’s either. I was a fan of Theo even though I felt like he entered his marriage with Sheena quickly.

For a shorter book, there was a lot happening within the pages. There were times I felt like it might be just a bit rushed, but I wanted to know how all this was going to end. It appears there will be more to Theo’s story, so I’m looking forward to reading more in the series!

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I am a divorced mum of two adult sons and nana to three grandchildren, soon to be four. I’ve always had a notion to write but didn’t get round to it seriously until I became ill with M.E in 1995 when I was 40 and was too ill to continue my job as a learning support assistant in a mainstream high school. I was devastated to have to resign from my job but writing saved my sanity. My first attempt was a memoir, Shadow Across the Sun which covered the loss of my mum to breast cancer two days before my 13th birthday. When the rejections began to flow in from traditional publishers and agencies I joined a creative writing class and learned to write fiction. Whisper to Me is my 10th novel. I have a strong belief in the afterlife due to events following my mum’s death so most of my stories have some form of supernatural aspect to them.

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The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #6) by Cleo Coyle Book Tour with Review & Giveaway {(1) Signed copy of The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (A Haunted Bookshop Mystery) by Cleo Coyle + Ghost Tote Bag and $15 gift card!}

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
by Cleo Coyle

About the Book

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Berkley (September 25, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0425237451
ISBN-13: 978-0425237458
Digital ASIN: B078VX9SNF

Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop’s ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.

A big bestseller leads to small town trouble.

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn’t believe in ghosts, until she was haunted by the hard-boiled spirit of 1940s private investigator Jack Shepard. Now Jack is back on the job, and Pen is eternally grateful…

After an elegant new customer has a breakdown in her shop, Penelope suspects there is something bogus behind the biggest bestseller of the year. This popular potboiler is so hot that folks in her tiny Rhode Island town are dying to read it–literally. First one customer turns up dead, followed by another mysterious fatality connected to the book, which Pen discovers is more than just fiction. Now, with the help of her gumshoe ghost, Pen must solve the real-life cold case behind the bogus bestseller before the killer closes the book on her.

Christie’s Review


Oh my goodness, I was so glad to see Jack again! I have missed him so!!!

Penelope and Jack are one of my favorite sleuthing teams, and they are finally back and find themselves in one of their most challenging cases yet. It all starts when a customer comes into Penelope’s bookshop and runs out in a panic, while taking a book without paying for it. Little does Penelope know how complicated things are getting ready to get for her.

It was great seeing all the characters I have come to love again. As with the other books, readers get a glimpse into Jack’s past. That is one of my favorite things about the series. Penelope and Jack make such a great team together. It is the continued development of these two characters that make this one of my favorite series.

One of my favorite things about the book were the clever titles of each chapter with a quote from various people, characters, or books. It hinted at what each chapter would be about! It made the flow of the book seamless in my opinion.

This is a great mystery, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing! Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long before seeing Penelope and Jack again!!!!

About the Author

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries–now celebrating nearly fifteen years in print. They also write the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, which were originally published under their second pseudonym, Alice Kimberly (The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, The Ghost and the Dead Deb, The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library, The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion). Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.

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Visit Cleo online: www.coffeehousemystery.com

Friend Cleo on Facebook:www.Facebook.com/CleoCoyle

Follow Cleo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleocoyle/


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Yesterday’s Tears (Yesterday’s Paranormal Mysteries #5) by Sam Cheever Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (6″ Kindle Paperwhite Ereader (U.S. Only))

Yesterday’s Tears (Yesterday’s Paranormal Mysteries)
by Sam Cheever


About the Book

Yesterday’s Tears (Yesterday’s Paranormal Mysteries)
Paranormal Mystery/Women Sleuths
5th in Series
Electric Prose Publications (September 28, 2018)
Print Length – Approximately 200 pages

It might be a murder from decades ago, but it still has its claws in the present…and someone seems determined to drag Anna into it.

It’s way too soon to be returning to a haunted mansion, and Anna’s favorite cowboy ghost does his best to talk her out of it. But the opportunity to pick from the beautiful antiques left to her in a Crocker resident’s will is just too tempting for Anna and Pratt to pass up. So they’re going in…

They’re prepared to deal with a few cold spots. Maybe the occasional flickering light. But what Anna and the boys weren’t counting on was bumping up against the ghost of Josiah Bumgartner, a contemporary of Joss’ from the 1800s. And when Josiah claims the old woman who lived in the house hid his bones around the place, Anna agrees to help him find them. But something much darker is at work there. And, unfortunately for our happy little gang of antique hunters…Anna seems to have unwittingly stepped right into the middle of it.

Christie’s Review


Yesterday’s Tears is book 5 in the Yesterday’s Mysteries Series. The author, Sam Cheever, expertly combines mystery with paranormal aspects. It’s definitely a book that will keep your attention from the first page until the last.

This book finds Anna and Pratt in a haunted mansion. She has inherited the place with beautiful antiques. Inside these walls lies evil, betrayal, and deadly secrets. However, Anna can’t seem to pass this up, not only for the antiques but in solving a mystery. Joss, Anna’s best friend who is a ghost is along for the ride as well. None of them would guess what they will encounter here..a disputed will and Josiah Baumgartner, a ghost and a person Joss knew in his past.

This is a very well-written book. Sam Cheever knows how to give her readers a little extra…a little more chills with the paranormal thrown in. I love her descriptive writing. Part of the chills was the mansion itself, and how Cheever described it. I also like the way she gives the ghosts a lifelike quality, who have agendas of their own. The entire series is great to read at this time of year with Halloween right around the corner!

About the Author

Let’s face it, nobody really cares that Sam Cheever is a USA Today Bestselling Author. Nobody cares that she’s written a whole ton of fun and snappy books. Let’s face it, the most interesting thing about Sam is the fact that she’s a dogaholic. Yeah, there’s no Dogaholic’s Anonymous chapter that can help her. Believe me, she’s looked. So Sam deals with her problem the best way she knows how. She digs into the mountains of personal experiences (mostly involving dog poo) to write GREAT dog characters.

Oh, and there are some people in her books too. She’s also pretty good at those.

Want to ask Sam about her dogs…erm…books? You can connect with her at one of the following places. Just don’t ask her why she has 15 dogs. Nobody in the whole wide world can answer that.

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The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

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The Cheesemaker’s House

by Jane Cable


Just think, Alice, right now Owen could be putting a hex on you!

When Alice Hart’s husband runs off with his secretary, she runs off with his dog to lick her wounds in a North Yorkshire village. Battling with loneliness but trying to make the best of her new start, she soon meets her neighbours, including the drop-dead gorgeous builder Richard Wainwright and the kindly yet reticent cafe´ owner, Owen Maltby.

As Alice employs Richard to start renovating the barn next to her house, all is not what it seems. Why does she start seeing Owen when he clearly isn’t there? Where – or when – does the strange crying come from? And if Owen is the village charmer, what exactly does that mean?

Praise for Jane Cable

The Cheesemaker’s House is a gripping read, inspired by a framed will found in the dining room of the author’s dream Yorkshire house. The previous owners explained that the house had been built at the request of the village cheesemaker in 1726 – and that the cheesemaker was a woman. And so the historical aspect of the story was born.

Jane Cable’s novel won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show People’s Novelist competition, reaching the last four out of over a thousand entries. The Cheesemaker’s House can be enjoyed by anyone who has become bored of today’s predictable boy-meets-girl romance novels.

“I desperately want to find out about Owen; a fascinating character… the gift here is to make you want to read on.”

Jeffrey Archer



Alice meets Richard, the rather hunky local builder

    My mental image of a Yorkshire builder was a rotund man in a cloth cap who would exhibit a great deal of sucking of teeth when confronted with my barn. I certainly didn’t expect Richard Wainwright to be tall, dark and handsome with a couple of days of designer stubble and a gold hoop in his left ear. But then I didn’t expect a naked swimmer to be reading the lesson in church either. It’s clear I’m going to have to abandon my southern prejudices sooner rather than later if I’m going to fit in here. But I still can’t help feeling we should all be running around downing mugs of tea you can stand a spoon up in, not drinking skinny lattes.


    In this aspect of his behaviour Richard doesn’t disappoint. I am already making the second pot when he reappears from his prodding and poking in the barn, drapes his long body against my kitchen doorframe and says

    “I can do it, but it’s going to cost you.”

    “I expect it to cost me” I grin at him. “It’s a wreck I want to turn into a luxury holiday pad – I know that won’t come cheap.”


    He wanders into the kitchen and sits down at the table. “I’ll need to do a proper quote, but I reckon in the region of twenty grand. It’s a lot of money – take you a while to get it back.”

    “I’ll get it back when I sell though.”

    “Oh, so that’s your game is it; buy – do up – sell – quick buck.” He looks disapproving.

    “No. It’s not my game. It’s my insurance policy in case I don’t like it here.”

    He stretches back in his chair and picks up his tea. “So why did you come? I’m curious.”

    “Well, you mustn’t tell anybody, but I’m on the run from an international drug smuggling cartel and I thought they’d never find me in Great Fencote.”

    “Hmm… I wouldn’t be so sure. You don’t know what evil walks the streets of Northallerton. Only last week someone was prosecuted for putting the wrong sort of yogurt pot in their recycling bin – it was all over the papers.” We both burst out laughing.


    “Seriously, love” he carries on “If you don’t want to say then that’s your business. No-one round here’s going to mind.”

    “I was just trying to make it sound more exciting than it is. My husband ran off with his secretary, that’s all.”

    “It happens. My wife left me for a pen pusher at the council. Said she’d had enough of muddy boots all through the house. Each to their own, I suppose.” He shrugs.

    “The funny thing is” I continue hesitantly “That when it happens to you, you feel like it’s never happened to anyone else. When someone else says it, you realise just how common it is.”

    “Human nature, love. We’re not cut out to be monogamous. We get bored and we move on, that’s all there is to it. Still, if you get lonely and fancy a shag…”

    “Let’s see what sort of builder you are first” I snap. Maybe a little too tartly, so I put on a smiley face and continue “I want to know if the muddy boots are worth it.”

    Richard roars with laughter.


Christie’s Review


What an utterly charming and unique read!!! It is a romance with a sprinkle of paranormal that makes this an addictive read.

Alice seeks comfort and solace in a North Yorkshire village after her husband runs away with his secretary. I admire a woman who pulls herself up after her life is turned upside down, and that is exactly what Alice does. Her life isn’t perfect, and she is lonely, yet she continues her journey to being whole again. She meets new people, but one man affects her more than any other, Owen. He is kind and sensitive with a bit of mystery about him. Alice has no clue of  the journey that Owen will take her on.

Oh my goodness, there is so much going on within the pages of this book. It’s one of those that pulled me in and really put me right in the middle of the story itself. It’s well-written. Every single one of the characters are extremely well-developed, and each adds something pivotal to the story. As much as this is told in Alice’s voice, I also discovered so much about Owen through her eyes. When you add in the mystery, the historical elements, and the paranormal aspects, along with a beautiful scenery, it’s quite a read!!!!

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Author Bio 

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Although brought up in Cardiff, Jane Cable left Wales to study at the age of eighteen and has lived in England ever since. Her father was Anglo-Welsh poet Mercer Simpson so growing up in a house full of books Jane always read – and wrote. In 2011 she started to take her hobby seriously when The Cheesemaker’s House, which became her debut novel, reached the final of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition. She writes romance with a twist of mystery which has been published independently and through the UK ebook giant, Endeavour Press. Jane is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a director of Chindi Authors.

In 2017 Jane moved to Cornwall and this year will become a full time author. She’s passionate about her new home, cricket, travelling and her husband of 22 years – although not necessarily in that order.

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Website: www.janecable.com
Twitter: @JaneCable
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The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman Blog Tour with Review


The Ghost of Glendale

by Natalie Kleinman


At twenty-four years old, Phoebe Marcham is resigned to spinsterhood, unwilling to settle for anything less than the deep love her parents had shared. That is, until adventurer Duncan Armstrong rides into her home wood, larger than life and with laughter in his eyes and more charm in his little finger than anyone she’s ever met before. Far from ridiculing her family ghost, Duncan resolves to help solve the mystery which has left Simon Marcham a spirit in torment for two hundred years.

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The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman is a great combination of historical romance with a bit of a ghost story!

Phoebe Marcham is twenty-four-years-old, and she has resigned herself to becoming a spinster. She is a woman ahead of her time, and she refuses to marry for anything less than love. Her parents were deeply in love, and she wants that kind of marriage, not one made as an alliance between families. Who knew fate was just about to intervene and completely upend Phoebe!!!

Scotsman, Duncan, is visiting with his friend Rupert, who happens to be Phoebe’s old friend and neighbor. One day he is out riding his horse when he becomes lost. Fortunately, he happens upon a beautiful, Phoebe. She intrigues him as much she he does her. When they realize they are both friends with Rupert, they begin spending more time together, usually riding together every morning. Before long, Phoebe has convinced him to help entertain her visiting aunt whom Phoebe nor her father seem too fond of. When Phoebe tells Duncan about the family ghost, Simon, and the mystery surrounding him, Duncan is determined to help her solve the mystery and give Simon the peace he deserves.

I am a huge fan of historical romances and ghost stories, so this book was right up my alley. I rather liked the fact that the book was written in a way that reminded me of Jane Austen as she is one of my very favorite authors of all time. It made the book more authentic. However, I also loved that Phoebe could have been a woman in modern literature. She was smart, intelligent, witty, beautiful, and really fearless. She refused to allow a man to dictate her future. That made Duncan the perfect man for her. Instead of being threatened by Phoebe, he respected and loved her for it. I can only imagine the journeys this couple will take in their future!

One unique aspect of the book was that it was told in several different POVs. Almost every character had their own voice. Sometimes that is a bad thing, but in this instance, it added depth to each character. Even Simon and his love, Agnes, were able to tell their story through old letters and with Simon’s guidance.

Not only was this a romance, but it was also about forgiveness, seeing past what you thought was true about someone, and reconciliation of family and friendships. If you love historical romance and ghost stories, I highly recommend reading this one!!!





Natalie is a published novelist and short story writer whose addiction to the books of Georgette Heyer and love of The Regency have been the inspiration for her latest book, The Ghost of Glendale.

Working on the premise that you never stop learning, she goes to any and every writing event and workshop she can. In addition she attends The Write Place Creative Writing School in Hextable in Kent, one of the rewards for which is an abundant supply of cream cakes to celebrate the frequent successes of its students.

Natalie is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, The Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She lives with her husband in southeast London.

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