Today I am super excited to be part of the blog tour for this delightful read….A book filled with friends, family, love, and second chances! You can find my full review below📚💕
A Clean Sweep
A CLEAN SWEEP is a laugh-out-loud tale of love, lies and second chances.
Love comes around when you least expect it. Fifty-something widow Emily isn’t expecting romance. Nor is she expecting a hunky twenty-something chimney sweep on her doorstep.
Daughter Tabitha knows something isn’t quite right with her relationship, while her boss – Abba-loving Meryl – thinks she’s found the real deal. Are they both right, or pursuing Mr Wrong?
Emily’s sister, Celeste, has the perfect marriage … or does she? Can a fitness tracker lead her down the path to happiness or heartbreak?
Susan is single, overweight and resigned to a life of loneliness. There was the one who got away but you don’t get another try, do you?
Prepare for a roller coaster ride of emotions in a book that will grab your heart, make you smile and wish you had a chimney to sweep.
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Audrey Davis survived secondary school on the West coast of Scotland. Rubbish at science but not too bad at English, she originally wanted to be an actress but was persuaded that journalism was a safer option. Probably wise. She studied at Napier College in Edinburgh, the only place in Scotland at that time to offer a journalism course.
Her first foray into the hard-nosed newspaper world was as a junior reporter in Dumfriesshire. Duties included interviewing farmers about the prize-winning heifers to reporting on family tragedies. She persuaded her editor to let her launch an entertainment column which meant meeting the odd celebrity – or just the downright odd. From there, she moved to the loftier rank of senior reporter back in her home patch. Slightly more money, less farm animals but a higher crime rate. As Taggart would say: ‘There’s been a murrrrder!’
After a stint in London on a video magazine – yes, she is that old – Audrey moved to Singapore with her fiancé. She tried valiantly to embrace the stinking heat, humidity and lack of jobs, although she did work briefly on a magazine which was banned by the government for ‘artistic’ use of naked men’s bottoms.
Next on her adventures was a land Down Under where her main focus was raising Cost Centre One (aka firstborn) and coming to terms with the imminent arrival of Number Two. Still, she loved the Aussie way of life – BBQs, beaches and bring your own booze to restaurants – so it came as a blow when OH announced a move back to the UK. Not a job between them, the climate a possible deal breaker and an Exorcist-style vomiting infant on the flight home didn’t bode well …
Always a survivor, Audrey sought out similar-minded friends (i.e. slightly bonkers), got the children into a good school and thought about taking up writing again. Sadly, thinking about it was as far as she got, unless you count shopping lists. Then, hubby drops another bombshell. Switzerland. As in – it’s packing time again. Off to the land of cheese, chocolate, scarily efficient trains and a couple of teeny, tiny issues. Like driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road and speaking a foreign language (French). The former was conquered fairly quickly (we’ll skip over the wall demolition in week two), the latter remains an ongoing battle of the hopeful against the hopeless. At least she provides amusement for the local workforce.
It wasn’t until 2016 that Audrey rediscovered her writing mojo with an online Writing Fiction course. From there, her first novel – A Clean Sweep – was born, although it took a bit longer than nine months from conception. A short, darker prequel – A Clean Break – followed, and in November 2017 she published the first in a novella trilogy, The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One. Part Two is published on 21 March 2018, with the conclusion following in May/June. After which she might have a wee lie down …
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4 Delightful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Well now, this book makes me wish I had a fireplace so I could call me A chimney sweep… OK now I feel stupid because I just figured out the title of this book! This was a fun book filled with fabulous characters that were so real, with real problems, and real reactions….
Emily was a 50 something-year-old widow, who is perfectly content with her single life… until Joe shows up to sweep her chimney…. now Joe is 30 and pretty much perfect (this is why I am wishing I had a fireplace)…. Tabatha is Emily‘s daughter who has pretty much just decided that her current relationship is going nowhere fast…. Celeste is Emily’s sister who appears to have a solid marriage, but are things as good as they seem to be?There were even more characters including Susan and Tabatha‘s boss…. five real women, in five very different situations, all just trying to live the happiest lives they can….
In the beginning of this book I was a little overwhelmed with all these characters…. but as the book progressed I really got to know and appreciate every one of their stories…. although I have to admit Emily’s story was my favorite… I liked her relationship with Joe… and I liked her mother daughter relationship with Tabatha…. I also thoroughly enjoyed Tabatha’s story, I liked her… she had some sass! I think with so many characters in this book everyone will find someone to relate to…
Recommend to all fans of Women’s Fiction books filled with real women…
*** thank you to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this lovely book ***
Have a lovely day! Berit 💛