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Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win a signed copy of The Corner Shop on Cockleberry Bay (Open INT)

14 Jul


Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

by Nicola May 

 

About the Book: 

The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

 





Christie’s Review

5 STARS

This is another great read by Nicola May!!! She has given us a fantastic rom-com that isn’t superficial…it’s really an in-depth story of self-discovery!

All the charming and not-so-charming characters are back! Rosa is a newlywed, married to the sweet and sexy Josh. Titch is now a new mother but without a partner to help raise her sweet baby boy!

The chapters in the beginning and some throughout the book are told in different POVs, but mostly it is told by Rosa. As we all found out in the first book, Rosa has some baggage that she has brought into her new marriage. She has a lot of self-doubt and serious trust issues which greatly affects her marriage to Josh. They come to find out that each one of them isn’t perfect. That is what I like about Rosa’s character. She is flawed. At times, I like her, and at times, I want to slap her for her bad decisions. Yet, I can understand why she is acting the way she is. She has to find a way to fix her own life before fixing her life with Josh. She is incredibly lucky to have Josh by her side. The man had patience I’m not sure I would have. They will have to work hard to keep their marriage on track. 

I loved when the book began being divided into seven life lessons Rosa had to learn. She had to learn to have some “self-esteem” and learn to like herself. She had to face her “fear” of abandonment. She needed to find her own “identity.” She had some issues with “motherhood,” dealing with her past and the children she and Josh might have in the future. She needed to deal with her “jealousy” which came out of her trust issues. Finally, she had to learn to “love” herself before loving Josh. It was an incredible journey of self-discovery for her. 

Titch also had some soul-searching to do. She was a new mother with no partner to help her. She had to find Theo’s father because he was sick. Some of Rosa’s past partners show up to create havoc, and then there is the mystery fire…what you get is an incredible read!!!!





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About Nicola May

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Award-winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

Follow Nicola May

Website – www.nicolamay.com

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/nicolamay1

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The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows By Jenni Keer with Review & Giveaway (Win a signed copy of The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker,  pack of Scratbag notelets,  pretty purple pen and a Maisie bookmark (Open to UK Only)

8 Jul

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows

By Jenni Keer

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows

Synopsis

When Maisie Meadows finds herself single and jobless on New Year’s Day, she resolves that this will be the year she focuses on bringing her scattered family back together. Romance is all very well, but it’s the people you grew up with that matter the most.

But a new job working at an auction house puts her in the path of Theo, a gorgeous but unattainable man who she can’t help but be distracted by. As their bond begins to grow, Maisie finds herself struggling to fulfill the promise she made to herself – but the universe has other ideas, and it’s not long before the Meadows family are thrown back together in the most unlikely of circumstances…

Can dealing with other people’s treasures help Maisie to let go of the past, and teach her who she ought to treasure the most?

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is a delight to read!!!!

Maisie suddenly finds herself without a job after catching her ex with the new girl! She finds a new job in the auction house, Gildersleeves. She has no idea how this new job will change her life. In addition to the new job, she decides she wants to bring her dysfunctional family back together. Along the way, she will learn what family truly means and possibly find a new love. 

Theo is her boss, and as they spend more time together, they grow closer and love may be on the horizon. He is just one surprise that destiny has in store for Maisie. As the title suggests, it’s a life journey she had never expected. 

Not only is the book about Maisie, but it’s also about the secondary characters, such as Arthur, Johnny, and Theo, as well as Maisie’s family. Each has their own story to tell, but it never takes away from the book as a whole. 

She will learn how complicated family can be, such as “their virtues and their weaknesses.” It will make her see how imperfect yet perfect families really are. It has a little bit of magic in the form of a teapot, with lots of love throughout. This is an enjoyable book that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart!

 

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Author Bio 

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Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker was published in January 2019.

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is out in July 2019.

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Singles, Set and Match (Singles Series #5) by Elaine Spires Blog Tour with Review

6 Jul

Singles, Set and Match

 

Singles, Set and Match (Singles Series #5)

by Elaine Spires

 

Synopsis

The fifth and final book in the Singles’ Series takes us to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza then back to the Caribbean island of Antigua, where it all began.

After making a hard decision two years earlier Eve Mitchell has moved on with the hand that life has dealt her and she finds herself on the White Island working a tennis holiday. While it isn’t a job she would have chosen, in her typical pragmatic way Eve gets on with it, working hard to ensure that her diverse group of singles, with their hopes, expectations character flaws and baggage, have the best time possible. And as she binds together tennis sessions, social gatherings, meals and trips Eve hears some tragic personal news that brings her to another crossroads in her life. Will she and the love of her life Melv finally make a life together and live happily ever after?

 

Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Singles, Set, and Match is a perfect read for the summer!!!!

This is the fifth and last book in the Singles Series. It takes place in two beautiful settings, Ibiza and then, Antigua. This is mostly Eve’s story. At times, it is told in varying points of view. In other novels, that doesn’t quite work, but Spires does a great job of making it work in this one. She gives us a glimpse of the other characters’ lives. Again, this is really Eve and Melv’s story. 

Eve was a great character. She has always been in love with Melv…for decades really. However, their HEA wasn’t in the cards for them. Yet, they have stayed in touch with one another, and the love has never really died. She takes what life gave her, and she moves on. She has her weak moments; however, she remains strong and focuses on the good things life has given her…a son, a great daughter-in-law, and being a grandmother. When she receives some tragic news, she finds herself in Antigua with Melv. This may be the chance for them to finally have their HEA.

The book is filled with great secondary characters who do have their own stories to tell, yet it doesn’t take away from Eve’s. The settings are just beautiful which makes it the perfect beach read. There are some light moments but also some heavier ones as well, especially concerning Eve’s and Melv’s pasts. There are some secrets as well which makes the book even better. Reading this book was a great way to spend a hot, summer day!

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US – https://www.amazon.com/Singles-Set-Match-Book-ebook/dp/B07S3WGLX2

 

Meet the Author

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Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series – Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea. Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series. Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019. Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019!  Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.

Social Media Links –

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Twitter: @ElaineSWriter

Instagram: elainespiresauthor

 

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Le Tour de Love by Lilac Mills Blog Tour with Review

3 Jul

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Le Tour de Love

by Lilac Mills

Synopsis

“…the opportunity of a lifetime.”

When physiotherapist Molly Matthews is offered a dream job by a guy who shaves his legs and has an obsession with his bicycle, she has serious doubts about accepting. But, as she keeps telling herself, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she’ll never get another chance like this. So, she does what anyone in her position would do – she agrees to join a professional cycling team for the most prestigious race in the cycling world – The Tour de France. The reality, though, isn’t exactly what she had anticipated; instead of eating out at restaurants in pretty French villages and spending her free time lounging around the hotel pool, Molly finds herself living out of a suitcase for three weeks, massaging eight pairs of sweaty legs, administering ice baths and treating saddle sores.And neither did she anticipate falling for a gorgeous, passionate, professional rider by the name of Alexander Duvall…

Fall in love with France with this glorious summer read!

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

 

I can add this enjoyable book to my list of great summer reads!!!! 

I got to travel to France and watch a great couple fall in love…that was a win-win situation for me! Molly is a physiotherapist who is very talented in what she does. When new patient, Alex, walks in, she has no idea how much he will change her life. He offers her a dream job she can’t refuse. She will get the opportunity to travel the world as part of Alex’s professional cycling team. Her first stop is The Tour de France! 

Molly and Alex have no intention of falling in love. Molly has her career and life back home. Alex doesn’t have time for a relationship. He needs to focus all of his attention on cycling. Yet, the two manage to do what they said they wouldn’t…fall in love. The road to happiness won’t be easy, especially when others intervene. 

This is just a great romance. Yes, it happens over a shorter amount of time, yet it feels so right. They don’t rush into anything physical, but they connect in such a deep way that just made my heart melt. 

Molly and Alex are both such great characters. Each of them have their own careers and independence yet they respect each other, and I loved the friendship that developed between them as well. It was a great foundation to a great romance. 

If you are looking for a great summer read, you can’t go wrong with this one!!!!

Purchase Link:

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Meet the Author

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Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…

When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.

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Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow Blog Tour with Review

30 Jun

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Foxglove Farm

by Christie Barlow

 

About the Book:

Return to Love Heart Lane for friendship, romance and a community who will be be there for you no matter what…

Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.
 
But, new mum Isla is struggling.  She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.

When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.
Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm?  And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?




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Foxglove Farm returns readers to Love Heart Lane, and I was so happy to be back, catching up with some of my favorite characters whom have become like family to me!

Isla and Drew have always appeared to have a charmed life. They have been in love forever. They have beautiful children and a beautiful home. However, they have hit quite a bump in the road. Isla is a new mom, and she is sleep deprived. She is adjusting to having two children, and her adventure-loving grandmother, Martha, has returned. Then, Drew is acting completely out of the ordinary, snapping at her over little things. On top of that, she discovers he is keeping a secret… they are in danger of losing their beloved home if they don’t find a miracle to save it. Just when things couldn’t possibly get any worse, they do. This is when the story gets really good!

Barlow does an amazing job of making this so much more than just a book about a struggling marriage. It is a book about a community coming together to help one another. It is a little village I would love to be a part of!!!!

While I loved watching Drew and Isla finding their way back to one another, I loved watching them discover new things about each other and coming to respect and support each other as well. 

As with the first book, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the other characters as well. Martha, Isla’s grandmother, was hysterical. I want to be her when I grow up! It looks like Polly and Rona’s love lives are coming along! If you love a good heartwarming book about friendship, love, and what it means to be a part of a community, then this book is for you!!!!




 

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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, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. 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.

 

Social Media Sites: 

Website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

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Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

4 May

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Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

by Nicola May

Synopsis:


The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

 

Pre-order links

Meet me in Cockleberry Bay LATEST

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meet-Cockleberry-Bay-Nicola-May-ebook/dp/B07QXD334Y

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Meet-Cockleberry-Bay-Nicola-May-ebook/dp/B07QXD334Y

Publication Date: 5th July

 

About Nicola May

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Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

Follow Nicola May

Website – www.nicolamay.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NicolaMayAuthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nicolamay1

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/author_nicola/

Coming Home to Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey Publication Day Push with Review & Giveaway (Win a Wishington Bay notebook, a Wishington Bay canvas shopper bag, and an e copy of the book. (Open to UK only)

1 May

Coming Home To Wishington Bay

Coming Home To Wishington Bay

by Maxine Morrey

 

Synopsis:

Home is where the heart is…

Holly doesn’t have time for a holiday this year. But when her job threatens to send her over the brink, her boss insists she take a sabbatical. So she packs her bags and escapes to her beloved grandmother Gigi’s house on Wishington Bay, which has sat empty since Gigi passed away.
 
But Holly’s dreams of a coastal escape take an unexpected turn. Holly didn’t expect to spend time with any man this summer – let alone an Aussie Adonis…but when she meets her next door neighbour Gabe and his little dog Bryan, it’s clear her quiet summer of strolling along the sand and wandering through the seaside village’s tiny streets on her own will come with a hefty dose of distraction.
 
With a summer to fill and Gigi’s wonderful and surprising house to sort through, Holly knew it would be a summer packed with old memories. She just didn’t expect to make so many new ones…
 
Coming Home to Wishington Bay is the new gorgeous uplifting rom-com from Maxine Morrey, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Tilly Tennant!

 




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

As the cover says, Coming Home to Wishington Bay is “an uplifting rom-com,” and it’s a great one at that…a perfect read for the beginning of summer!!!!

Holly is ALWAYS busy, working herself to the bone, and especially after a bad breakup with her ex. Her boss insists that she take some time off to re-group. She knows the perfect place, the place she always felt safe, happy, and loved…her grandmother’s home. It has been empty since her grandmother’s death. She is looking forward to some rest and relaxation. All that is turned on its head when she finds a strange man outside her window on a ladder. Turns out, he is her neighbor, the one her grandmother, Gigi, was always talking about. What turns out to be a rough introduction soon turns into something magical, something Holly definitely wasn’t expecting!

Holly and Gabe are PERFECT for one another. Both are independent and both can be sassy, especially with each other. However, they really come to like and respect one another. Their road to a real romance is a bumpy one, but it’s one I’m so glad I got to take with them. There are some funny, sweet, and romantic moments. Those three are my favorite ingredients for a good rom-com!

On top of a great storyline and a great cast of characters, the setting was just gorgeous. The writer did a great job of describing everything. I felt as I was there and a part of the story!

I highly recommend reading if you are a fan of rom-coms!!!!




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Author Bio

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Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.

As time went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.

In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale‘.

Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.

Follow Maxine Morrey

Website           www.scribblermaxi.co.uk

Twitter @Scribbler_Maxi

Instagram @scribbler_maxi

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