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The Beltane Choice (The Celtic Fervour #1)  by Nancy Jardine Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win x1 signed paperback of The Beltane Choice to one UK winner; X1 kindle copy worldwide)

16 Sep

The Beltane Choice (The Celtic Fervour #1) 

by Nancy Jardine

 

Synopsis

AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.

Will Nara have her Beltane choice?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan begin…




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

The Beltane Choice is not only a sweeping story of love between two sworn enemies but also a history lesson as well.

Nara is trying to escape a wild boar when she encounters Lorcan of Brigantes. He comes to her aid, but then she soon finds herself his prisoner. Lorcan is immediately under her spell; however, he also sees that she will be a great political asset for him as well. As she spends more time with him, he soon discovers that she means much more to him. His biggest war may not be on the battlefield but in his own heart. 

Nara is a woman before her time. She is strong and independent. Even if her own father doesn’t love her, she soon finds a home with Lorcan’s tribe. She is also facing an internal battle. She isn’t sure who to trust, her own family or the new family she has come to love. 

I’m a huge fan of history and romance, so this book was right up my alley. However, the author made this book stand out in the historical romance/fiction genre. It’s magical yet very realistic. I don’t know much about this period in history, and I felt like I learned a great deal. One of my favorite parts of the book was the author’s notes in the back. She gives her readers a great background of that period. This is a must read for historical fiction/romance fans. 




 

Purchase Link

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Author Bio 

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Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction; time-travel historical adventure; contemporary mystery thrillers; and romantic comedy. She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where life is never quiet or boring since she regularly child minds her young grandchildren who happen to be her next-door neighbours. Her garden is often creatively managed by them, though she does all the work! Her husband is a fantastic purveyor of coffee and tea…excellent food and wine! (Restorative, of course)

A member of the Historical Novel Society; Scottish Association of Writers; Federation of Writers Scotland; Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Independent Alliance of Authors, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.

Social Media Links –

Blog: http://nancyjardine.blogspot.co.uk  Website: www.nancyjardineauthor.com/   Facebook: http://on.fb.me/XeQdkG & http://on.fb.me/1Kaeh5G

Twitter https://twitter.com/nansjar

Amazon Author page http://viewauthor.at/mybooksandnewspagehere

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5139590.Nancy_Jardine

 

Giveaway 

 

Win x1 signed paperback of The Beltane Choice to one UK winner; X1 kindle copy worldwide

*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.

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Babe Driven by Lizzie Chantree Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway ( Win a Lizzie Chantree paperback of your Choice (Open INT)

3 Sep

Babe Driven

 

Babe Driven

by Lizzie Chantree

 

Synopsis

Could you ignore the world’s hottest rock stars, if they moved into the villa next door? 

True love, humour and happy-ever-after. A sizzling romance read full of giggles, sunshine and searching for a soul mate in paradise by bestselling author Lizzie Chantree.

Brand new 2019 version!

Driving straight out of trouble and into paradise! A laugh out loud, contemporary romance read full of entrepreneurial women, powerful men and exotic locations.

Harriet’s crazily successful business idea is under serious threat, and the danger seems to be coming from inside her own family. She whisks her sister and her friends away to an exotic location to try and work out whose side they are on. It’s time to start damage limitation.

When the girls arrive at the glorious villa owned by Harriet’s maverick business partner Nikki, they find a gorgeous band and their sexy lead singer Max staying next door, out to entice their new neighbours into all kinds of trouble.

This isn’t a holiday for Harriet and she can’t afford to be distracted. She has to sell her business idea to the powerful resort owner, the elusive Mr Grant, while she is there, or she may not have a business to go back to. Harriet will have to choose between family and friends, business or pleasure. For someone who stays out of the limelight, even though her new company is the hottest ticket in town, she’s going to have to avoid the front pages of every newspaper if she wants to survive the ride!




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Babe Driven was a fun, enjoyable read!

When I first saw the synopsis, I was excited to read this because I’m a huge fan of rock star romances. However, the synopsis only scratches the surface. The romance is only half of the story. 

The story is told from several POVs, but the main character is Harriet. She has a pretty successful business, but to keep it that way, she has come to a beautiful place to get “Mr. Grant” to invest in her idea. While there, she is also trying to repair her relationship with her half-sister. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with rock star, Max!

To say Harriet has a full plate would be an understatement. So many people, especially men, completely underestimate Harriet. When they figure out the powerful woman she is, it’s too late for them! I LOVED that!!!! She isn’t a woman to mess around with!

As I said, her relationship with Max is only a portion of the story. He appears to be the calmer, more stable part of her life. He isn’t your typical, bad boy rocker. He really cares about Harry, and he isn’t shy about letting her know that. 

I was just amazed at Harry’s character. In the beginning, I was just like all the others. I saw her as this woman with not much self-confidence who may let people take advantage of her. So, imagine my shock when that perception was blown out of the water. I liked her in the beginning, but I LOVED her in the end. 

If you are looking for a book with a strong female character with heart, you can’t go wrong with this one!!!




 

Purchase Link

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Author Bio 

Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at www.lizziechantree.com or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree
https://twitter.com/Lizzie_Chantree

Social Media Links

Website: www.lizziechantree.com

Author page: https://www.viewAuthor.at/LizzieChantree

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lizzie_Chantree

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizzie.chantree.3

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

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/LizzieChantree/pins/

Giveaway

 

 Win a Lizzie Chantree paperback of your Choice (Open INT).

Choice of books is Babe Driven, Love’s Child, Finding Gina, Ninja School Mum and If you love me, I’m yours. 

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Lure Of Obsession By Lisa Kessler Book Birthday Bash with Review and Giveaway (Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationally)

2 Aug

Lure Of ObsessionLure Of Obsession

By Lisa Kessler

Synopsis:

Fated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!


Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target, but Nate’s determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her. 

And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

 

Lure of Obsession is a perfect combination of romance, myth, paranormal, mystery, with a bit of thrills thrown in!!!

 

Melanie is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry. Her world is rocked when she finds her roommate dead. Nate is the detective assigned to the case, and it’s apparent from their first meeting that they have insane chemistry. However, romance is only part of the story. It is an intriguing mystery with some pretty thrilling twists and turns. 

 

Not only is this told from her point of view but from Nate’s, the killer’s, and some other nefarious characters. That really makes the book even better! 

 

The characters of Melanie and Nate are more than they first appear. There are layers that make them such complex characters, and it was quite enjoyable seeing those layers peeled away to reveal something new about each one!

 

This was a solid read to what promises to be a quite intriguing series!!!!!




 

The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.” 

2016, 2017 & 2018 voted Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series – Paranormal Romance Guild

A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more…

“Another beautiful series from an unbelievable author. She gets me every time.” #1 NYT Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon

Finalist –  2017 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Contest – Best Paranormal Romance 

Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 – The Paranormal Romance Guild

Top 10 – Best Romance of 2016 in the Preditors & Editors readers poll

 

Purchase Links: 

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Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Lure-Obsession-Muse-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07L9S37H4

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lure-Obsession-Muse-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07L9S37H4

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lure-of-obsession-1

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B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1123884991?ean=2940161368428

Author Bio 

Lure - Lisa Kessler

 

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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal. 

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. 

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com

Social Media Links 

http://facebook.com/LisaKesslerWriter

http://twitter.com/LdyDisney

http://goodreads.com/LisaKessler

http://pinterest.com/LdyDisney

http://instagram.com/LdyDisney

 

Giveaway

Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationally)

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Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win a Paperback copy of Manipulated Lives (Open Internationally)

27 Jul

Manipulated Lives

Manipulated Lives

by H.A. Leuschel

 

Synopsis:

Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games.


Narcissists are everywhere

They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic.

Anyone can be their target.

At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy for their victim. 

All stories highlight to what extent narcissistic abuse can distort lives and threaten our self-worth yet ultimately, also send a positive message that once the narcissist is unmasked, the victims can at last break free.





Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Wow!!! This is quite the psychological thriller, yet it’s different! This is a book full of short stories that every person should read. 

As the synopsis states, “ Narcissists are everywhere. Anyone can be their target.” That statement is 100 percent accurate. Three of the books are told from the victims’ points of view, one an elderly woman, one who is in her thirties, and a young teenager. What the three have in common is a master manipulator in their lives who have hurt them, some physically and all mentally. Each woman is from a different walk of life, from different socio-economic backgrounds. 

The last two stories give an insight into the mind of the narcissists. What a fascinating and scary look into the mind of a psychopath! The journey of these victims was amazing. I loved seeing them find the strength to escape and find a new path to happiness.





 

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/u/49P2MJ

Manipulated lives

Author Bio:

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Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches Yoga.

Social Media Links –

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15337013.H_A_Leuschel

www.facebook.com/HALeuschel/

twitter.com/HALeuschel

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http://www.heleneleuschel.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/heleneleuschel/

 

Giveaway

Win a Paperback copy of Manipulated Lives (Open Internationally)

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A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 2) by Laura Briggs Publication Day Push with Review & Giveaway (Giveaway  Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)

23 Jul

A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 2)

by Laura Briggs

 

About the Book

It looks like a perfect Cornish autumn, with aspiring novelist Maisie Clark still finding inspiration as a maid at the historic Penmarrow Hotel. Between the staff of quirky co-workers, glamorous and unusual guests, and her growing friendship with the charming but mysterious Sidney Daniels, Maisie is living out adventures instead of just penning them in the pages of her would-be novel’s growing number of chapters.

And then there’s the slight problem of keeping the balance between friendship and ‘something more’ with Sidney, who’s helping introduce her to the village’s version of a Cornish Halloween, and has recently taken an interest in Maisie’s secret that may change things between them. But even Maisie’s imagination can’t conjure the unusual event this Halloween brings to the Penmarrow. An eccentric earl has chosen this site to host his lavish birthday celebration that includes a pretty (and perceptive) young psychic whose predictions seem to have everyone on edge — and, to Maisie’s delight, the elusive novelist Alistair Davies is rumored to be part of the guest list! But with the earl’s bickering relatives and illustrious friends on hand— and more than one ghost of the past waiting to be revealed — it’s anyone’s guess what the festivities will bring before the party is over.

Will the psychic foretell doom for the earl’s gathering—and is her ‘gift’ as genuine as it seems? Will Maisie finally meet her favorite author face to face? And, more importantly, what about the romantic sparks that fly between Maisie and Sidney?





Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

This is the second book in the charming series about Maisie Clark and her adventures, and I must say it is quite as enjoyable as the first book!

Maisie is still working on her writing while she is a maid at the Penmarrow Hotel. She definitely has a lot of inspiration with the characters who work with her, and now she has an even bigger inspiration with the arrival of earl who is interested in the supernatural. He has brought his family, a psychic, and a ghost hunter. She is hoping her favorite author, Alistair Davies will be in attendance too.

Parts of the book reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel but without the murder mystery. The earl’s family was rather dysfunctional, and that is part of what the book is about…family and the important things in life. The mystery also deepens of who Alistair Davies really is. I think I know who it might be, but I’m not sure. 

Maisie and Sidney’s relationship deepens a bit. There are still those romantic sparks that made my heart pitter patter, yet I love that the author is in no hurry to rush their relationship. That is so refreshing. He is helping Maisie live life a bit more than writing about other people doing it. 

Not only was this a great little story, but the author knows how to bring it alive with both the characters and the beautiful setting. I can’t wait to return with the next book which will be out in the fall!!!!





Purchase Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spirited-Cornish-Shores-Little-Cornwall-ebook/dp/B07R59BM53

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Spirited-Cornish-Shores-Little-Cornwall-ebook/dp/B07R59BM53

Author Bio 

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Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, 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 and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.

Social Media Links 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaperDollWrites

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

 

Giveaway 

Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)

 

1st Prize: A Ross Poldark collectible Knitdark character doll (Open Internationally) –1 winner

A Spirited - Ross Poldark Knitdark Giveaway

Perfect for fans of all-things Cornwall, this Ross Poldark doll with tricorn hat is made by Angela Blay, whose popular Knitdark creations have been featured on The Graham Norton Show. Since each doll is hand made, the Ross the winner receives may vary slightly in appearance from the one in the picture. Readers can learn more about the Knitdarks at Angela’s Twitter page @kwerkyknits as well as her Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kwerkyknits

 

2nd Prize: A decorative tin T.A.R.D.I.S (Open Internationally) –1 winner

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A tin T.A.R.D.I.S similar to the keepsake Maisie is gifted by Sidney in Book 1, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. Designed by Etsy artist KittyConduitt81 and perfect for fans of Doctor Who! Being a unique, hand made item, the final design may vary slightly in appearance from the one pictured. Learn about KittyConduittDesigns on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyConduittDesigns

 

3rd Prize: A Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from A Little Hotel in Cornwall (Open Internationally) –1 winner

A specially designed case for a Kindle or Tablet featuring the cover art for Book 1 in the series A Little Hotel in Cornwall. The final product’s size, texture, and color will depend on the winner’s device.

 

*All 3 winners will also receive a digital copy of Book 1 in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall.

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Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses on Lily Pond Lane by Emile Harvale Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win signed paperback of Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses, a pen, novelty sticky notes and a bookmark (Open INT)

17 Jul

Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses on Lily Pond Lane

Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses on Lily Pond Lane

by Emile Harvale

About the Book: 

Everyone’s got a secret wish in Little Pondale this summer.

Mia’s been exceptionally lucky since moving to Lily Pond Lane. But even on her honeymoon with the man of her dreams, she still has one remaining wish.

Ella wishes Gill would propose. But since Mia’s wedding something’s changed in their relationship. Now he’s spending time with newcomer, Tabbie Talbaine, Ella wishes Tabbie will leave as quickly as she arrived.

Tabbie wishes she hadn’t driven her car into a pond. But it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. When she discovers Hollywood heartthrob, Justin Lake’s staying in the village, getting an interview for her popular blog isn’t her only wish.

Bree was told she couldn’t have a baby. Now she’s expecting twins and is simply wishing it all goes well.

And as for Hettie … she wishes she could get her hands on an old map of the village. Because there’s something hidden in Little Pondale that Hettie Turner really wants to find.





Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Love is in the air on Lily Pond Lane as well as secret wishes! This is the last installment in this charming series, and it was one of my favorites!

There is a lot happening in the village. Mia and Jet are newlyweds, and she is very happy. However, she really wants to have children, and she isn’t sure it is in her future since the fortune-teller didn’t indicate that in the reading when she predicted her marriage. 

Bree, Garrick, and little Flora are flourishing as a family. She never thought she would be able to have her own children, and now, she is expecting twins. She is just hoping things will go smoothly and safely.

Tabbie is a new character. She finds herself staying with the resident “witch,” Aurelia after running into Aurelia’s pond. Little does she realize, this could be her ticket to happiness with Hollywood hunk, Justin. 

Ella feels like Gill is drifting away from her, and she isn’t sure he is drifting towards Tabbie. She really wants him to propose to her. 

Hettie is a bit out of sorts. At first, she isn’t sure what it is. Then, she realizes it has to do with Aurelia and their tangled past. 

It was great catching up with all the characters again. As always, I got to glimpse something new about each one. I enjoyed the fact that I got to learn more about Hettie and her past. As with all the other books, Harvale does a spectacular job of giving each character their own voice without all of them running together. 

This is a story that combines myths, legends, superstitions, and romance. What results is a sweet, emotional, and beautiful book! I’m just sorry to say good-bye to this charming village and its residents!





Purchase Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SSP9KY5

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SSP9KY5

Interactive Map of Little Pondalehttps://www.emilyharvale.com/map/little-pondale.html

 

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

 

Giveaway

Win signed paperback of Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses, a pen, novelty sticky notes and a bookmark (Open INT)

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The Dog-walking Club by Liz Hinds Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win a set of reusable beeswax wraps, three metal straws with a carrying pouch and cleaner, and a face wipe, all in pretty doggy fabric (Open Internationally)

13 Jul

 

The Dog-walking Club

The Dog-walking Club

by Liz Hinds

 

Synopsis:

Every dog walk brings new drama into the lives of these dogs and their people. A supermarket shelf-stacker, a stay-at-home dad, an elderly widow and a freelance photographer sound an unlikely bunch of friends but they have one thing in common: they all walk their dogs in Beauville Park at roughly the same time each morning.

And that’s enough for Angela, bored organiser without a cause, to get them together to form the Dog-walking Club. For Jock the Scottie, Benji the spaniel, Pixie the boxer, Mitzi the poodle and Bassett the … all sorts, walking each day with their friends is a dream come true. And it changes the lives of widowed Sybil who’s spent a lifetime hiding her secret sorrow, hopeless-with-women Jon who’s wandering almost unwittingly into an affair, freelance photographer Jemma who is at every wedding but her own, and Maggi who is frantically trying to save money to visit her family in Australia.

And for long-suffering Angela a nasty shock turns into a new start in disguise for her and her husband – and their love life.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2019

The Dog-walking Club by Liz Hinds is a gem of a book. It’s a book about friendship and love, not only of the human kind but the canine kind.

I’m a huge dog-lover. I have two beautiful Labrador Retrievers myself…they are my girls, Honey and Lily! So, this book was right up my alley, and I fell in love with all the characters, doggies included. 

Angela is a married mother whose children have now left home, and she is struggling to find something to occupy her time. She finds that when Mitzi, the pup, enters her life. She forms a dog-walking with  Maggi, Jemma, Sybil, Jon, and finally, Bernard. Each is from a different walk of life, yet somehow, they form a bond and strong friendship with each other. 

What I love is that there isn’t one main character. Each one has a story they are telling the reader. So many writers could get lost doing that, confusing the reader. However, Liz Hinds is extremely talented…she never loses or confuses her readers. In fact, she endeared me to every single one of her characters, especially the pups!!!! 

While I adored each and every character, the one that stole the story and held the group together was sweet Sybil, the elderly widow and mom of Jock, the scottie. She was precious! She was each member’s cheerleader and confidante. She was able to listen and really hear the rest of the group, and she was very intuitive. In my opinion, she was the driving force to get each person to go outside of their comfort zone and find happiness. 

This is one of my top 10 reads of 2019! There really is no huge overwhelming plot, yet it is fulll of such emotion, both sadness and joy. It is a beautiful testament to friendship and the relationships between humans and dogs. 

 

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-walking-Club-Liz-Hinds/dp/1729286054

US – https://www.amazon.com/Dog-walking-Club-Liz-Hinds/dp/1729286054

Author Bio 

The Dog Walking - liz

I’m a golden-retriever-loving granny, who enjoys walking by the sea or in the woods, who eats too much chocolate and gets over-excited when the Welsh team plays rugby.

Writing-wise, I am an experienced freelance writer – published in The Guardian, Christian Herald and various other magazines and newspapers – with an MA in Creative Writing (Trinity College, University of Wales). My short stories have been published in Cambrensis (the now sadly-defunct short story magazine of Wales) as well as in several anthologies including Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe (Parthian) and Catwomen from Hell (Honno). I am also the author of several non-fiction books published by Hodder & Stoughton, Scripture Union and Kevin Mayhew.

I have self-published two novels, This Time Last Year, and The Dog-walking Club.

I enjoy speaking about my writing to various gatherings and the media, and am an active blogger, facebooker and tweeter.

My everyday blog: www.liz-and-harvey.blogspot.com

My writing blog: http://notanotherwannabewriter.blogspot.com/

Social Media Links –

Facebook @LizHinds99

Twitter @Liz_Hinds99

Pinterest Not Another Wannabe Writer

 

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