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Coming Home to Merriment Bay Part One: A Reunion Merriment Bay series by Emily Harvale Blog Tour with Review

Coming home to Merriment Bay Part 1

Coming Home to Merriment Bay

by Emily Harvale

Part One: A Reunion

Merriment Bay series

 

Synopsis: 

After eighteen years apart, reclusive Cat Devon still recognises her mum’s handwriting. Plucking up the courage to open the letter, its contents send Cat racing to Merriment Bay, the seaside village where she grew up.

On arrival, Cat and her teenage daughter, Kyra are shocked to find the situation is worse than expected. But despite everything, Cat considers herself to be an optimist at heart and Kyra takes after her. Looking on the bright side may not improve the situation, but it definitely can’t make it worse.

When clearing out the house that, even now, Cat fondly thinks of as home, she stumbles upon more than just memories in the battered leather trunk in Granny Viola’s bedroom. She discovers a faded photo of an RAF pilot, a pile of unopened letters, and a mystery waiting to be solved. Who is the man in the – clearly treasured – photo? Cat didn’t know her grandad. Could this be him? A man even her mum never met.

Cat and Kyra are intent on finding out. But that’s not all Cat’s determined to do. It’s time she came to terms with the issues in her past, and made peace with her mum and her gran. All the while avoiding bumping into the one man she never quite got over … and keeping a few secrets of her own.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I have always been a fan of Emily Harvale, but she has truly outdone herself with this book! I fell in love with the characters from the very first pages, and then with the story itself!

Cat ran away from her home in Merriment Bay eighteen years ago, only months after having a daughter, Kyra. Since then, she has had no contact with her mother, Mary and grandmother, Violet, until the day a letter arrives from her estranged mother. Her grandmother is in a coma, and this might be her last chance to make amends with both her mother and grandmother. So, she returns with 18-year-old Kyra. 

Amias has worked extremely hard to build his business. He has been successful in his professional life, but not his personal one. He dates, although not seriously. He seems pretty happy except he can’t forget an accident that took his best friend, Kyle, away eighteen years ago. He made a promise to watch over Kyle’s girlfriend, Cat, and baby, Kyra. However, Amias didn’t follow through because of his complicated feelings for Cat. Now, he will have to face those feelings as Cat and Kyra have returned to Merriment Bay. 

I really liked the characters, and I especially liked that Cat and Amias both are telling their story. That enabled me to see the truly complicated feelings they have towards one another. Harvale gave some great flashbacks that explain their history, and she didn’t rush it. 

I even enjoyed getting to know Cat’s mother, Mary. I can’t wait to see where her own journey takes us. It is one filled with secrets, just like Violet’s. Kyra is the one person who may just bring all of them back together. 

Harvale has an amazing ability to write a book with bits of mystery that really makes the book addicting, and add in her talent in descriptive writing that enables her readers to feel like they are a part of the story itself, and you have just about the perfect read!

Whereas some readers might not like a story told in different parts, I quite like them if they are done well. Just from reading Part One, Harvale looks like she is going to do a great job telling not only Cat and Amias’s story, but Mary and Grandma Violet’s as well. I am thoroughly looking forward to the next in the series. 




Purchase Link:

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Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Reunion-ebook/dp/B07XGMJ8BQ

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Reunion-ebook/dp/B07XGMJ8BQ

 

Author Bio

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Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

Social Media Links 

https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

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Saving Grace by Jess B. Moore Blog Tour with Review

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

by Jess B. Moore

 

Synopsis: 

Brandt Grace is trouble no matter what he says or does, always getting in his own way, and trying to prove he can do better and be better only to fall on his face.  Saving Grace follows Brandt’s unintentional fall for Lola Donovan, the previously friendly girl turned quiet ghost of a girl. They connect at rock bottom, finding an unexpected source of strength in each other. Can they find a way to leave the past behind and build a future together?




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Saving Grace is a sweet, emotional love story between two individuals who have been lost for some time in their own darkness. 

Lola is a shell of the girl she used to be. She is avoiding her family and friends because of something that happened in her past. She is really in a dark place, but her friend, Annabelle changes that with an invitation. Little does she know, this day will change her life. 

Like Lola, Brandt is in a place of darkness as well. He has a reputation as a “bad boy,” not to mention he is at odds with his brothers. He is trying his best to prove himself as something other than a failure. When he sees Lola, something in his world shifts, even though they have known each other since they were children. 

Both Lola and Brandt are great characters who are complex at their core. They both tugged at my heartstrings. It was as if they recognized the darkness in one another, and it drew them together. They each taught the other how to be strong and believe in themselves. Not only was this a book about finding someone, it was about finding themselves and building a better life from their broken pieces. 

The author touched on several sensitive issues such as addiction, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. She did it with candor and class, and really raised some great questions on those topics. I enjoy a good, emotional romance with great characters who really change from the people they were at the beginning of the book, and Jess B. Moss gave me that. 




Purchase Link 

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Author Bio 

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Jess B. Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her accomplished and headstrong children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.  

Jess lives in small-town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.  

The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love. Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and can be read as a tie-in or stand-alone. The Worth of a Penny (sequel or stand-alone) released March 2019. Look forward to more books from Jess in the Fox River Romance series.

Social Media Links 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorjessb

Website: https://jessbmoore.com

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Coming Home to Merriment Bay (Part One: A Reunion) by Emily Harvale Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

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Coming Home to Merriment Baby (Part One: A Reunion)

by Emily Harvale

 

Synopsis: 

A heartwarming four-part serial about family, friendship, and finding the strength to put the past behind you and step into a bright, new future filled with love and laughter.

After eighteen years apart, reclusive Cat Devon still recognises her mum’s handwriting. Plucking up the courage to open the letter, its contents send Cat and her teenage daughter, Kyra racing to Merriment Bay, the seaside village where Cat grew up.

But Cat is shocked to find the situation is worse than expected. Despite everything, Cat considers herself to be an optimist at heart and Kyra takes after her. Looking on the bright side may not improve things, but it definitely can’t make them worse.

Clearing out the house that, even now, Cat fondly thinks of as home, she stumbles upon more than just memories in the battered leather trunk in Granny Viola’s bedroom. She discovers a faded photo of an RAF pilot, a pile of unopened letters, and a mystery waiting to be solved.

Who is the man in the – clearly treasured – photo? Cat and Kyra are intent on finding out. But that’s not all Cat’s determined to do. It’s time she came to terms with her past and made peace with her mum and her gran. All the while avoiding bumping into the one man she never quite got over … and keeping a few secrets of her own.

This is Part One of a new, four-part serial. The other three parts are:
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Two: Sparks Fly
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Three: Christmas
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Four: Starry Skies

This is the start of Emily Harvale’s Merriment Bay series which is interconnected to her Wyntersleap series. Each series can be read alone, but several characters appear in both series. 

Pre-order Links:

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Follow Emily Harvale on Amazon to hear when this book is available to pre-order

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Or sign up to the Emily Harvale Reader’s Club to hear more Coming Home to Merriment Bay series including when it’s available to purchase 

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Author Bio 

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Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

Social Media Links – 

https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

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Sunshine over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett Blog Tour with Review

Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle

 

Sunshine over Bluebell Castle

by Sarah Bennett

 

About the Book

The summer she will never forget…

Time’s running out for Iggy Ludworth to restore the wild gardens of Camland Castle in time for the Summer Fete, so she ropes in hotshot gardener Will Talbot…

But she regrets her decision as soon as he sets foot in the historic grounds – not only is Will arrogant and bossy, he’s totally gorgeous!

And very soon, sparks are flying amongst the bluebells. Yet with summer nearly over, will their summer fling convince Will and Iggy to go the distance?

Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.

Book 1: Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle
Book 2: Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle
Book 3: Starlight Over Bluebell Castle




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

What a delightful read from Sarah Bennett! This is Bluebell Castle Book 2, and I loved it as much as the first one!

Iggy is on a tight deadline to restore the gardens of her family castle to their former glory in order to save her home. She is quite good at land management, but she isn’t even sure where to even begin the task. She has had a fascination with Will Talbot, “rock star of the gardening world,” for quite some time…and not just with his skills in the garden. She thinks he is the most gorgeous man she has ever seen, although she won’t admit that little fact to anyone. She knows she needs his skills in the garden if there is any hope to save Camland Castle. 

Will has been in the public eye for some time now, and he has had about as much as he can tolerate. He has been so busy building his own brand that he can’t remember the last time he has put his hands in any kind of soil. When Iggy’s offer comes along, he accepts. 

From his first meeting with Iggy, he is a goner. She is beautiful, but she also doesn’t pander to him, despite his fame. He finds himself wanting to know more about her. 

“There was something about that frozen facade of hers that made him want to smash through it and find the real woman he could sense behind the icy mask.”

Iggy finds him arrogant, and he always knows how to push her buttons, yet she drawn to him. As they spend more time together, they are falling more and more for one another. It is a sweet love story, but there is also this amazing chemistry between them. Thankfully, Bennett, isn’t too graphic, she lets us, readers, use our own imagination!

The secondary cast of characters add a richness to the story. I adore the dynamic Iggy has with her brothers, Lucie, and the household staff. I also liked seeing how Will came to have his passion for gardening. 

This is a wonderful book with an amazing setting, one I hated saying good-bye to. I’m so excited to see there will be another book this year!!!!




 

Purchase Links

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshine-Over-Bluebell-Castle-Book-ebook/dp/B07KQQ9X3Y/

 

Author Bio 

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Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.

Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.

When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.

Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove, Lavender Bay and Bluebell Castle trilogies, published by HQ Digital UK.

Social Media Links –

Twitter https://twitter.com/Sarahlou_writes

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

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sarah-Bennett/e/B01N6J6ZE1/

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Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland & Rachel Van Dyken Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

 

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From Iconic Supermodel, now Global Business Mogul, Kathy Ireland and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes a cautionary tale of the dark side of the fashion industry where secrets are your currency–and nobody is irreplaceable.

 

Fashion Jungle, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Rachel Van Dyken and Kathy Ireland is coming January 28, 2020!

 

Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Publishing date: January 28, 2020

Cover Designer: Jena Brignola

 

About the Book: 

 

Four women… Four very different paths. One incredibly cutthroat world. 

Welcome to the Jungle. 

 

As America’s sweetheart, Brittany is perceived as the “good girl.” The sort to bring her Bible to a photoshoot… only to garner the attention of a most unlikely suitor. Until one mistake irrevocably changes both of their lives forever. Fortunately, both now and then, Brittany has wonderful support systems, including her tribe.

The leader of the tribe and a model who’s fought every battle and obstacle in the industry, Zoe, knows her worth. Until a sex tape scandal rocks her world. She sees no choice but to put her trust in the one man she shouldn’t, to make it all go away and help her succeed. Unfortunately, not only is he mired in New York’s underbelly, he wants repayment… with interest. Namely, her hand in marriage. 

Despite her seemingly perfect life, Everlee has problems of her own. Not only has her world-renowned photographer husband been cheating, but it’s actually much worse than that. The things surrounding what he’s done are so dark and dangerous, Everlee’s life may actually be in jeopardy.

 

And then there’s Danica, cold, dead in the ground Danica. Some secrets stay hidden while others are just waiting to be discovered- hers has the power to alter the industry forever. 

In the world of the Fashion Jungle, it’s easily eat or be eaten… but, if you make it out alive, you just might have a story to tell – though it will likely be one of secrets, lies, deceit, and loss. 

 

Strap on your stilettos, it’s about to get wild.

Based on true stories.

Pre-order your copy today!

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Kobo: http://bit.ly/2JKMHkY

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About Kathy: 

 

Kathy Ireland, Chair of kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®), is a fashion and home industry icon, whose unprecedented, American entrepreneurial success, inspired the term, model-preneur. kiWW® is owned solely by Kathy’s family trusts. Kathy’s first novel, Fashion Jungle, is co-authored with #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken. Kathy entered the “jungle” as a teenager, sheltered by loving parents, John and Barbara, of Santa Barbara, California. Covers of Vogue, Teen, and Cosmopolitan, led to a record 13 issues and all-time bestselling cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Kathy is the supermodel turned supermogul, hailed by Harper’s Bazaar as the most successful “model in the world.” kiWW® launched a single pair of socks, during Kathy’s first pregnancy. While selling over one hundred million pairs, retail expanded. kiWW® develops for home, office, fashion, luxury jewels, vacation destinations, weddings, lighting, flooring, furniture, personal care, media and more. After billions of dollars in sales, kiWW®, a private company, was reported on by Forbes. Kathy’s story continues in global media, including three Forbes covers (two USA, one Asia), Inc., Wall Street Journal, Cheddar, Success Magazine, television, and online. Kathy’s speaking events occur in America, the Middle East, Asia and beyond. Kathy Ireland and Greg Olsen, are parents to Lily, Chloe, Erik and his wife Bethany, their daughter-in-love. Kathy’s philanthropy includes: women and children’s health, HIV/AIDS, Education, human freedom, life, wars against religious persecution and violence. Kathy is a Board Member of the NFLPA, WNBPA, and an Ambassador and donor for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Kathy’s survival in the jungle is because of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, His inerrant Word, and The Gospel, which is the Good News of Christ, crucified for all sins. Kathy believes everyone is loved by Jesus Christ, without any exceptions. Please experience Kathy’s journey of Faith, at kathyireland.com/fashionjungle/faith.

 

Connect with Kathy: 

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

Website: http://kathyireland.com/

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathyirelandWorldwide/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathyireland

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YefruH

Goodreads:http://bit.ly/KathyIrelandGR

 

 

About Rachel:

   

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall  Street Journal, And USA Today bestselling author of  over 80 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today.  Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com

 

Connect with Rachel: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelVanDyken
Website: http://rachelvandykenauthor.com
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Rachel’s Rockin’ Readers: http://bit.ly/RachelsRockinReaders

 

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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)

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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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

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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.

*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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The Secret Cove in Croatia by Julie Caplin Blog Tour with Review

The Secret Cove in Croatia

The Secret Cove in Croatia

by Julie Caplin

About the Book: 

Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a holiday romance that’s forever…

 

When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.

 

Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina.

But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…





Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top 10 Read of 2019

An All-Time Favorite Read

Oh my gosh!!! I just absolutely fell in love with this book and the characters! It is described as the best feel-good romance for the summer, and that is most definitely a true statement! It is one of my top reads of 2019 and one of my all-time favorite reads. 

Maddie is an aspiring artist, but she has to find a job in the meantime to support herself. She gets an incredible opportunity to work on a luxury yacht. However, she isn’t expecting the arrogant guests on board, especially her best friend, Nina’s brother, Nick. Nick is dating one of the guests, a model with a nasty attitude. Despite her first contentious meeting with Nick, she finds that the two of them have a lot in common and a friendship grows and maybe possibly much, much more!

The story is told from both Nick and Maddie’s POV. As I have written countless times before, these are my favorite as it gives me a look into the characters’ inner thoughts. Maddie is such a sweetheart, and she doesn’t realize her own self-worth even though she is sassy! She challenges Nick at every turn, and she doesn’t let the other snobby guests trample all over her either. Her talent is amazing. The author doesn’t just let that be an afterthought. She describes her art in such detail, and like, Nick and others, I could see it clearly in my head, and it told a story in and of itself. I just loved watching Maddie come to believe in herself which Nick and other characters, such as Bill, Glo, Siri, and Ivan, helping her along the way.

I, like Maddie, wasn’t such a huge fan of Nick in the beginning. Some might say he waffled a bit when it came to his girlfriend, Tara. He most definitely was blinded by her physical beauty. To be fair, Tara was a master manipulator. However, when he realized the beauty he had in Maddie, he was all-in. How could I not love the fact that he was such a huge support to Maddie? 

In a sense, this was a book about Maddie and Nick really discovering who they were. Maddie needed to stoke that passion for art burning inside of her and learn how to let others in. Nick needed to realize who he was…a jet-setter boy toy for Tara, or a man comfortable in his own skin back home with his family. So, I loved their journey of self-discovery!!!!

Now, to the good part, the romance! It was a slow burn of a romance, but I loved it! Maddie and Nick had something quite special and that was due to the friendship they created over the few weeks of their trip. I had butterflies anytime the two of them were together. Their chemistry was amazing! It was a sweet romance with a touch of spice added!

I cannot leave this review without telling you how incredible Julie Caplin’s writing is! Her attention to detail was phenomenal. In all of my reading, I have never come across a writer who literally transported me in my mind to all the lovely settings on this holiday jaunt. She engaged every single sense…sight, taste, hearing, smell, and feelings! This is a book that is to be savored!!!! I think you will agree after reading it!!! As a side note, I have downloaded her other books, and I can’t wait to read more from her!!!!





Purchase Links:

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Cove-Croatia-Romantic-Escapes-ebook/dp/B07L7Y9LL5/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Cove-Croatia-Romantic-Escapes-ebook/dp/B07L7Y9LL5/

 

Author Bio:

The Secret Cove 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 brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.

Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her twelfth novel, The Secret Cove in Croatia published in ebook format this July.

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