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A Cornish Summer Holiday (Little Duck Pond Café) by Rosie Green **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy hump day peeps!

Cannot believe this is the 10th installment in this charming series! And if it weren’t for Rachel it might have never been on my radar and I would’ve really missed out! 🍦

My Thoughts

Ice cream and surfboards and hauntings, oh my! Rosie Green has created a delightful series where the books just keep getting better and better. This is the 10th book in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series, but don’t let that scare you off. The books are all quick and fun reads you can get caught up in no time. This book can also absolutely be read as a standalone, and it is a good kicking off point, all the major characters are in the story, and we are introduced to the main character in the next book. Renovations are happening at the Little Duck Pond Cafe so the girls decide to take a girls holiday to Cornwall. They are super excited for sun, sand, and surf, however when they reach their beach cottage things aren’t exactly what they were expecting. The cottage is in need of major reparations, the roof leaks, the kitchen is unusable, and the cottage might even be haunted? Gracie has returned to run the family ice cream shop in this small Cornwall Village after the death of her mother. The Business is struggling, but Gracie is determined to honor her mother’s memory. When the girls meet Gracie just like with everybody else they welcome her into their fold and are more than happy to help her out. They also take it upon themselves to oversee renovations on Sea Captain cottage and try to uncover the mystery behind the house. The story is told from two perspectives Gracie and The girls. The girls perspective is told in first person from Ellie, But we are privy to what Jaz, Fen, Katya, and Maddison are up to as well. We also get snippets of what is going on back at home in Sunnybrook. An engaging story that lifted my spirits and made me smile!

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

A Cornish Summer Holiday at the Little Duck Pond Café

The Little Duck Pond Cafe girls are looking forward to a well-earned break in the Cornish seaside town of Pengully Sands, where Sylvia’s sister, Aggie, owns a holiday home. With the glorious golden sands, sparkling azure sea and an ice-cream parlour only yards away, it seems like the perfect location to relax and watch the surfers riding the waves (and maybe even have a go themselves). But when they arrive, the girls find it’s not quite the seaside idyll they were expecting. The house is less ‘holiday home’ and more ‘creepy, dilapidated haunted house.’ Gracie, who runs the ice-cream parlour, has problems of her own and the last thing she needs is a bunch of high-spirited girls arriving to disturb the peace and isolation she craves. And when a handsome stranger looks set to destroy her livelihood, it seems like the last straw. Will Gracie get her happy ending – and maybe even make friends with the girls next-door? This wasn’t the relaxing break the Little Duck Pond Cafe girls were expecting, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the holiday of a lifetime!

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2slp10U

About the Author

Author Bio –

Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.

Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.

Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie is currently writing a full-length book, ‘Lucy’s Great Cornish Escape’, which – in a fun twist – will feature favourite characters from the Little Duck Pond Café series.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

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Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter **Book Review** @tlcbooktours @thomsnelson

Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday!

Excited to share with you today my review for this sweet cozy romance! This is the second book in this delightful series that I am thoroughly enjoying!🌸

My Thoughts

Romance, family, heart, and hope. Denise Hunter has written another Sweet cozy romance that made me smile. This is the second book in this delightful series and although it can absolutely be read as a standalone I would encourage you to read the previous book as well. Levi and his siblings are Busy running their family inn. Although Levi has not been completely upfront with his sisters the inn isn’t doing quite as well as he has led them to believe. But Levi is determined to honor his fathers dying words to take care of his sisters. Mia is a big-time movie star whose life is starting to fall apart. Her engagement has been called off and her name is now being drug through the tabloids. She needs a little getaway and why not take her honeymoon trip to that quaint North Carolina town by herself? It has already been paid for. Mia also has familial ties to Levi’s family inn. When Levi and Mia meet there is a instant spark that slowly ignites as the two get to know one another better. But what could this small town innkeeper and movie star possibly have in common?

I sure do love a well told small town romance. Levi and Mia were both likable characters and I really loved watching their relationship develope. I also loved Levi’s relationship with his sisters Molly and Grace. Molly was the focus of the previous book and I liked seeing her relationship continue in a positive direction. There is also the addition of a little family mystery in this book that was lots of fun. Another wonderful installment in this series excited to see what’s in store for Grace.

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*** Big thank you to Thomas Nelson for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything

Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and celebrity scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina—the location of her canceled honeymoon. She wants nothing more than to hide and wait for the tabloids to die down.

Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the precarious financial state of the inn—a secret he’s been keeping from his sisters.

When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don’t expect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Mia and Levi must decide if falling in love again is too big a risk—or if it will uncover a treasure of its own instead.

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Have a beautiful day! XOXO Berit💕

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Family For Beginners by Sarah Morgan **Book Review** @HarlequinBooks

Happy Thursday all!

It’s getting hot it was almost 100° F today! I’m ready for summer but not for the heat! This was such a wonderful story about grief, new beginnings, and family dynamics.

My Thoughts

What a gem! Sarah Morgan always writes such beautiful stories that warm my heart. This is such a lovely story about grief, new beginnings, and family dynamics. Flora as always been a little lonely, felt a little like an outsider. Her mother died when she was eight years old and she was sent to live with her Aunt who was more interested in her career than raising Flora. Izzy is 17 and still grieving the death of her mother. When Flora shows up to dinner with her father Jack, Izzy is none too pleased. Hurt and confused, and annoyed that little sister Molly has taken to Flora. Izzy is determined not to allow this interloper into her family. So, what happens when Jack invites Flora onto the family’s summer vacation?

Loved the story! Told from the alternating perspectives of Flora and Izzy, I really got both sides of the story. I really connected to both of these characters and found their grief and desires palpable. Flora really just wanted to belong and Izzy just really wanted to be understood. The first half of the book takes place in New York City and the second-half takes place in the Lake District in the UK. The Lake District was so beautifully described, I really hope I can make it there one day. The second half of the book also brought a third perspective, Claire, Izzy’s mother’s best friend. I really loved Claire’s personality she was so down to earth and kind. There is romance in this book between Jack and Flora. It was a sweet slow burn romance, and I thought that worked perfectly in the story where the focus really was on family. A delightful story that just made me feel good!

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*** Big thank you to HQN for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Book Summary:

USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with a life-affirming exploration of love, loss, and how families come in all shapes and sizes…

New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s belonged anywhere…until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life changing.

Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing that makes Izzy feel safe. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare—she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Then her father invites Flora on their summer vacation…

Flora’s heart aches for Izzy, but she badly wants her relationship with Jack to work. As the summer unfolds, Flora must push her own boundaries to discover parts of herself she never knew existed—and to find the family she’s always wanted.

FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS

Author: Sarah Morgan

ISBN: 9781335014931

Publication Date: 5/5/2020

Publisher: HQN Books

Buy Links: 

Harlequin 

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Twitter: @SarahMorgan_

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Author Bio: USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.

Romantic Times has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and nominated her books for their Reviewer’s Choice Awards and their ‘Top Pick’ slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family. Find out more at http://www.sararahmorgan.com.

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Escape to the French Farmhouse by Jo Thomas **Book Review** @annecater @transworldbooks @jo_thoms01

Happy Friday all!

Hope everyone is doing spectacular! This was the perfect escapist read for these crazy times. Just like the lavender in the story this book filled me with peace and hope.💜

My Thoughts

Lavender and love. Jo Thomas has woven together a beautiful tale of second chances, scrumptious baking, and charming characters. Del and her husband Ollie moved to a charming farmhouse in Provence for a new start. When things don’t go quite to plan Ollie decides to move back to the UK. But Del decide she needs a fresh start away from Ollie and stays behind in France. Determined to assimilate to the French Village life Del begins baking with local Lavender and takes in a villager in need. What follows is a delightful story about Del rediscovering herself. Sweet and satisfying with a sprinkling of romance.

This was such an easy breezy beautiful story that put a big smile on my face. Del was a likable character and I was rooting for her the entire story. I loved all the baking with lavender. My mom makes the most delicious cookies with lavender and macadamia nuts, I’m thinking I might need to get her a copy of this book with all these recipes. I have to admit it took me about 20 pages to realize that Del was baking cookies with lavender not what we call biscuits in America, the cookies sounded much more scrumptious. There is romance in the story and I did like the love interest Fabian, but I really thought it took a backseat to Del really finding her way to herself. A lovely escapist read that made me happy, hopeful, and hungry.

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*** Big thank you to Transworld for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they’re packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier…a new life in France – without Ollie. 

Now alone, all Del has is a crumbling farmhouse, a mortgage to pay and a few lavender plants. What on earth is she going to do? Discovering an old recipe book at the market run by the rather attractive Fabian, Del starts to bake. But can her new-found passion really help her let go of the past and lead to true happiness?

A heart-warming tale about reclaiming your life, set amongst the lavender fields of Provence. Perfect escapism from the author of Late Summer in the Vineyard and The Honey Farm on the Hill.

Praise for Jo Thomas:

Rich, warm and sunny. A story that stays with you long after the last page is turned’ Milly Johnson

‘The characters went straight to my heart’ Katie Fforde

‘A sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story’Miranda Dickinson

‘Like the best kind of holiday’ Lucy Diamond

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Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner **Book Review** @suzyapbooktours @littlebrown

Happy Thursday friends!

This was such a heartwarming uplifting beach read!🏖🦪

My Thoughts

A heartwarming beach read. Jamie Brenner’s vivid storytelling swept me away to Cape Cod and into the lives of these delightful characters. Ruth is in her late 50s and has decided to move and live a quieter life in the small town of Provincetown on Cape Cod.But Ruth’s wished for quiet life is quickly diverted when she finds a newborn baby has been abandoned on her rental homes front porch. Soon the owners of the rental property Elise and Fern Who have been wanting a baby move back in to help Ruth take care of baby girl Mira. Having a baby in the house inspires Ruth to reach out to her daughter Olivia who she has a less than stellar relationship with. Then Olivia joins her mother in Cape Cod and is quickly followed by her father/ Ruth’s ex-husband. Ruth’s new life is no longer quiet, but this just might be the perfect start to new beginnings. A beautiful story of family, friendship, second chances, new beginnings, love, loyalty, and hope.

Loved all the female relationships in the story mothers and daughters, friends, and romantic ties. It was lovely how this little baby girl brought all these unlikely women together. Each of these women were smart, strong, and savvy in their own ways. The setting of this book was so magical, I just adored this small town. Although the bulk of the story was about women and their ties to one another, there also was a bit of sweet romance. An enchanting beach read that warmed my heart.

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*** Big thank you to Little Brown for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

When a baby is left on the doorstep of a Cape Cod beach house, an unlikely group of women risks all they hold dear to harbor and protect her in this pause-resisting story from a USA Today best-selling author.

Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life’s compromises, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community.

The appearance of the mystery baby has an emotional ripple effect through the women in town, including Amelia Cabral, the matriarch who lost her own child decades earlier; Elise Douglas, owner of the tea shop who gave up her dream of becoming a mother; and teenage local Jaci Barros, who feels trapped by her parents’ expectations. Ruth, caring for a baby for the first time in 30 years, even reaches out to her own estranged daughter, Olivia, summoning her to Provincetown in hopes of a reconciliation.

As summer unfolds and friends and family care for the infant, alliances are made, relationships are tested, and secrets are uncovered. But the unconditional love for a child in need just might bring Ruth and the women of Provincetown exactly what they have been longing for themselves.

With heartfelt storytelling, Summer Longing is Jamie Brenner’s eagerly anticipated return to Provincetown; another unforgettable tale about motherhood, friendship, and finding your way home.

“Welcome to the gold standard of summertime escapism.” (Elin Hilderbrand, number one New York Times best-selling author of Summer of ’69)

Have a beautiful day! Berit XOX 🥥O


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The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy **Book Review** @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

Happy Tuesday lovely people!

Just finish this book and it was such a little gem! Got to love a book about a bookstore!

The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn

A gorgeous new romantic comedy about taking chances and realising your dreams.

Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

My Thoughts

Hopeful and charming! Freya Kennedy has written a sweet uplifting story about family, friendship, community, and books. Libby has lost her PR job and recognizes it is time to realize her dreams. Having recently lost her beloved grandfather she is determined to open the book shop that they always dreamed of. Libby is fortunate to find a location on a friendly street in her quaint Irish village. She throws everything she has into renovating the bookshop and this leads to some hurt feelings between her best friend and her. It also makes her question her current relationship. Lucky for Libby she has a super supportive family, not to mention tremendously helpful neighbors. We all need neighbors like these. Harry the elderly corner shop owner who is always bringing Libby treats, and Noah the handsome pub owner who is always there to lend a helping hand.

Libby was such a likable relatable character and I loved spending my afternoon with her. The bookshop sounded so charming, not only does Libby get to own this lovely shop but she also gets to live above it. I loved all the secondary characters in the story, made me want to move to this small village. The Romance was a sweet slow burn that was perfectly suited for this book. A wonderful feel-good story perfect for these crazy times.

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio –

Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.

She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.

She believes in happy ever afters.

Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.

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Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters **Book Review**

Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother’s Day in the US and unfortunately I won’t be able to see my mom or two of my kids, but I’m going to make the best of it!

My Thoughts

LOVED IT! Rachel Winters’ debut was a true laugh out loud romcom. I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book, there is the most hilarious hen do/bachelor party ever in this fun story. This book is instantly being put on my FAVs shelf, I just loved everything about it, it was the perfect mood lifter during these crazy times. Evie is assistant to a famous agent and has been tasked with the job to make sure screenwriter Ezra finishes his romcom script on time. Ezra is difficult and arrogant, Evie and her friends have nicknamed him the N.O.B. The number one boyChild. Ezra tells Evie he will finish his script on time if she can prove to him that she can actually meet someone through one of these ridiculous romcom meet cutes. Let the fun ensue. Evie manufactures one hilarious yet humiliating meet cute after another and reports back to Ezra. Will Ezra finish the script on time? Will Evie finally get her long due promotion? Will one of these crazy meet cutes actually work? A definite feel good story guaranteed to make you laugh and want to rewatch all your favorite romcoms.

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*** Big thank you to Orion for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Can you fall in love like they do in the movies?

It’s Evie Summers’ job to find out. Because if she can’t convince her film agency’s biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The catch? He thinks rom-coms are unrealistic – and he’ll only put pen to paper if Evie shows him that it’s possible to meet a man in real life the way it happens on the big screen.

Cynical Evie might not believe in happily ever after, but she’ll do what it takes to save the job that’s been her lifeline…even if it means reenacting iconic rom-com scenes in public. Spilling orange juice on a cute stranger? No problem. Leaving her number in books all over London to see who calls? Done. With a little help from her well-meaning friends – and Ben and Anette, the adorable father-daughter duo who keep witnessing her humiliations – Evie is determined to prove she can meet a man the way Sally met Harry. But can a workaholic who’s given up on love find a meet-cute of her very own?

Have a lovely day! Berit 💐

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Willow’s Wedding Vows by Debbie Viggiano **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all!

So far I’ve spent my weekend in complete bliss reading and not worrying about anything else. This was such a fun escapist story filled with humor and frustrating characters.💍

My Thoughts

Entertaining and amusing. Debbie Viggiano once again captivated me with her humorous and realistic storytelling. If you have not read the blurb to this book please don’t, I think the blurb along with the title are a bit misleading. You will understand the meaning of the title when you reach the end, but you will question it for most of the book. Willow has been with her boyfriend Charlie for almost a decade, they even own a house together. Willow wants it all: the 2.5 kids the white picket fence and a loving husband, the problem is Charlie is definitely not on the same page. Charlie was such an absolute jerk. The man could not keep it in his pants to save his life. And Willow, oh Willow so naïve and trusting, I seriously wanted someone to talk some sense to her. Admittedly some people did try, they just weren’t blunt enough. You might be wondering where the humor is in all this, believe me it is there. Willow is a great character with a huge heart and she has some pretty amazing friends. I also found Willow somewhat relatable, I’m sure most of us have at some time ignored a big red flag in a relationship because we were so determined to make it work. I was so invested in the story because I wanted Willow to see the light and somehow find her way to a proper happily ever after. A fun feel good story about facing the truth and moving on.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Wedding vows have never been this personal…

Willow has been living with marriage-shy Charlie for more years than she cares to remember and is old-fashioned enough to want a wedding band and a loads-of-sex honeymoon before stretchmarks and nipple shields.

So when the once-wary Charlie surprisingly goes down on one knee, Willow doesn’t question why her boyfriend is suddenly so keen to rush her into saying “I do”.

The first clue comes as Willow is zipped into her Cinderella dress, the second as she bobs into the wedding car, and the third as the Roller swings towards its fairy-tale destination… leaving a shell-shocked Willow desperately trying to figure out what to do next.

A bride can do anything she wants on her wedding day, but nobody expected her to do this… 

About the Author

Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her adult children return home bringing her much joy… apart from when they want to raid the fridge, or eat her secret stash of chocolate. Follow Debbie’s (intermittent!) blog: http://www.debbieviggiano.blogspot.comTweet @DebbieViggiano or look her up on Facebook!
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The Spare Bedroom by Elizabeth Neep **Book Review** @bookouture

Happy weekend book friends!

This book was so fun! A delightful romcom with a lesson.🏖

My Thoughts

SO much fun! Elizabeth Neep’s debut is uplifting and charming. An engaging romcom with a wonderful life lesson. Jess needed a fresh start so she packed her bags and headed to Australia. But her accommodations weren’t exactly what she was expecting. So when by some crazy coincidence she runs into her ex-boyfriend in a grocery store in Sydney she takes him up on his offer to stay in his spare bedroom. Jess is thinking perhaps they are destined to get back together, that is until she finds out he is living with his fiancé. Not wanting her life to look quite as tragic as it is Jess starts to spin some tales and tell some lies, that keep digging her into a deeper hole. Not to mention she is still kind of convinced that she and Sam will eventually get back together. What follows is a lighthearted fun story with some moments of truth.

This story was just tons of fun. Just what I needed a book to whisk me away to Australia and to deal with someone else’s Hot mess. Jess was likable and relatable, but boy did the girl make some big mistakes. There was so many times I wanted to reach through the pages and talk some sense to her. But I really think Jess had to live through all of this to come out of it with a good understanding. That’s what I liked most about this book, we really got to see what happened after everything hit the fan. A fun storyline, a beautiful setting, and engaging real characters. I am super excited to see what is up next from this debut author.

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*** Big thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

**Listed Today**: Fun and friendly professional just arrived from London seeks room in central location, double bed preferred, ex-boyfriend optional extra.

Armed with a super-sized backpack full of optimism, Jess sets off in search of sun, sea and a much-needed new beginning.

Things don’t get off to a good start.

Instead of sunshine, she’s met with torrential rain. Her job prospects are as dismal as the weather and that friend-of-a-friend she was meant to stay with has fallen through. Just as Jess is homeless, jobless and wishing she’d gone for the waterproof mascara, she runs into the last person she expected to see. Sam. The ex she never got over. Jess always believed that one day fate would bring them back together. Now he’s here, more gorgeous than ever.

Before she knows it, Jess is accepting Sam’s offer to stay in his spare room. But while she may have been less than truthful about the mess she’s in, there is also one rather important thing Sam has neglected to mention.

Suddenly Jess isn’t just living with her ex, but with his new girlfriend too. All of that baggage she thought she left behind may have caught up with her…

A touching, funny and uplifting look at how finding and losing love can lead you to discover yourself along the way. Fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Kinsella and classic rom coms like My Best Friend’s Wedding will love Elizabeth Neep’s wit and warmth.  

About the Author

Elizabeth Neep was born in 1990 in Derbyshire and now lives in London Bridge. After studying Law at the University of Nottingham and the University of New South Wales, she worked in magazine journalism, most noticeably writing for Dazed and Confused and PETRIe. Elizabeth now works as a non-fiction Senior Commissioning Editor and writes and paints in her spare time. 
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Chasing Moonbeams on Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale **Book Review** @rararesources @emilyharvale

Happy Saturday all!

Excited to share with you today my review for another book in this charming series!

My Thoughts

A cozy Romance sprinkled with a compelling mystery. Emily Harvale Has once again captured my heart with her magical storytelling. Delightful characters, a lovely setting, and a captivating story. This is part of the Merriment Bay series which is interconnected with the Winter House series. The book could possibly beread as a standalone, but I strongly encourage you to read the previous books in both series. This book continues the story of the Devin women. Three generations of strong women: Cat, Kyra, and Mary. The story also reveals a mystery hiding in the floors of Devon Manor. I know I’m being a bit vague but I don’t want to spoil this book or any of the previous books for anybody. Just know this is a charming story filled with whimsy, romance, Mystery, friendship, new beginnings, difficult choices, and above all family.

Once again I found myself completely swept up into the lives of these fabulous characters. It was nice to see Cat so happy. It was also nice to see Mary start to heal. And Kyra? Oh to be 18 again… completely understood why Cat was trying to steer her in a specific direction. But I do think Kyra is a smart girl and will ultimately make a wise choice. This book had a little more mystery to it then most of the others in the series and I thought that was clever and fun. Excited to see what Emily has up her sleeve for the next books in this delightful series.

*** Big thank you to Emily Harvale for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Author

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.

 

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