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Blog Tour & Extract: The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James (@VFoxWrites) @HQstories

I am delighted to be featuring an extract from The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James as part of the blog tour.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Izzy Smith at HQ, Harper Collins for asking me to take part in the tour and for sending me a proof copy of the book to read. A review will follow on this blog soon.

Scroll down to find out more about The Woman in the Mirror and to read a captivating extract – it’s the Prologue!!

~ Publisher’s Description ~

1947

Governess Alice Miller loves Winterbourne the moment she sees it. Towering over the Cornish cliffs, its dark corners and tall turrets promise that, if Alice can hide from her ghosts anywhere, it’s here.

And who better to play hide and seek with than twins Constance and Edmund? Angelic and motherless, they are perfect little companions.

2018

Adopted at birth, Rachel’s roots are a mystery. So, when a letter brings news of the death of an unknown relative, Constance de Grey, Rachel travels to Cornwall, vowing to uncover her past.

With each new arrival, something in Winterbourne stirs. It’s hiding in the paintings. It’s sitting on the stairs.

It’s waiting in a mirror, behind a locked door.

~ An Extract from The Woman in the Mirror ~

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Wow!!! What a prologue!!! I cannot wait to start reading this!!!

~ Where to find The Woman in the Mirror ~

The Woman in the Mirror, published on 14th June 2018 by HQ, is available to buy now from Amazon UK

~ About Rebecca James ~

Rebecca James was born in 1983. She worked in publishing for several years before leaving to write full-time, and is now the author of eight previous novels written under a pseudonym. Her favourite things are autumn walks, Argentinean red wine and curling up in the winter with a good-old fashioned ghost story. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two daughters.

~ Follow the Tour ~

Do drop by the other stops on the tour!

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Books · Cover Reveal · Rosie Green

Cover Reveal: Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green (@Rosie_Green1988) @rararesources

I’m delighted to be helping Rosie Green reveal the cover for her second novella: Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, which is due to be published on 18 June 2018.

Thank you to Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Resources for asking me to take part.

~ Publisher’s Description ~

Jaz Winters stuck a pin in a map and fled to the village of Sunnybrook, looking for a brand new life – and after a rocky start, it’s beginning to look as if she made the right decision. Her blossoming friendship with Ellie and Fen has seen her through some dark times, and she’s managed to land two jobs – waitress at The Little Duck Pond Café and working as a weekend tour guide at Brambleberry Manor, the country house that’s been in Fen’s family for generations.

Sure, life isn’t totally perfect. There’s the irritating know-it-all guy who keeps popping up on her manor tours, for a start. He seems determined to get under Jaz’s skin whether she likes it or not. But she supposes it’s a small price to pay for the relative peace she’s found, living in Sunnybrook.

But just as Jaz is beginning to think rosier times are on the horizon, a shock encounter looks set to shatter her fragile happiness.

Will she be forced to flee from Sunnybrook and everyone she’s grown so fond of? Or will she find the strength to stand her ground and finally face up to the nightmares of the past?

Ooh, I love the sound of this!!

~ Cover Reveal ~

Now it’s time for the big reveal….

What a fab cover!!! The ducklings look so mischievous!!

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~ Where to find Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe ~ 

This novella is part of a trilogy…

  • Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café
  • Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café
  • Winter at The Little Duck Pond Café

… and can be pre-ordered on Amazon UK.

~ Special Cover Reveal Offer ~

If you love the sound of Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café but want to read the novellas in order, then head on over to Amazon UK where Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café is currently FREE to coincide with this cover reveal.

Please note that I have no affiliation with Amazon UK and the links provided in this post are for information purposes only. 

~ About Rosie Green ~

Rosie Green 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.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, published on 18th June 2018, follows the first in the series, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café.

You can follow Rosie on her twitter page: @Rosie_Green1988

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Books · Cover Reveal · Eliza J. Scott

Cover Reveal: The Letter – Kitty’s Story by Eliza J. Scott (@ElizaJScott1) @rararesources

I am very excited to be helping Eliza J. Scott reveal the cover for her debut novel: The Letter – Kitty’s Story, which is due to be published on 29 June 2018.

Thank you to Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Resources for asking me to take part.

~ Publisher’s Description ~

Life is anything but peaceful in the chocolate-box pretty village of Lytell Stangdale, where life unravels, and hearts are broken. Full of heart-warming moments, this book will have you crying tears of joy, laughter and sadness.

Thirty-four-year-old Kitty Bennett is trapped in a loveless marriage to criminal barrister, Dan, who’s gradually isolated her from her family and friends. Until the day she (literally) bumps into her first love, the handsome and easy-going Ollie Cartwright – someone she’s done her best to avoid for as long as she can remember. Looking into Ollie’s eyes awakens feelings for him she thought she’d buried deep years ago, and he clearly feels the spark, too. As she walks away, Kitty can’t help but wonder what might have been…

Dan senses that his marriage is on shaky ground and knows he needs to win his wife round. He turns on the charm, skilfully using their two children, Lucas and Lily, as bargaining tools. But Kitty’s older brother, Jimby, and her childhood best-friends, Molly and Violet, have decided enough is enough. For years they’ve had to watch from afar as Kitty’s been browbeaten into an unrecognisable version of herself. They vow to make her see Dan for what he really is, but their attempts are no match for his finely-honed courtroom skills and, against her better judgement, Kitty agrees to give her husband one last chance. But, all-too-soon, a series of heart-breaking events and a shocking secret throw her life into turmoil…

Will Kitty stand by Dan, or will she be brave enough to take the leap and follow her heart to Ollie?

Doesn’t it sound great!!

~ Cover Reveal ~

Now it’s time for the big cover reveal…

 

I love this cover!! It is so summery and I just want to dive straight into it!!!

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~ About Eliza J. Scott ~

I live in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with my husband, two daughters and two black Labradors. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found with my nose in a book/glued to my Kindle, or in my garden. I also enjoy bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off with a visit to a teashop where I can indulge in another two of my favourite things: tea and cake.

Find out more about Eliza on her blog at elizajscott.com, follow her on Twitter @ElizaJScott1 or visit her Facebook page @elizajscottauthor.

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Advanced Review Copy · Books · Liz Fenwick · Q&A · Recommended Reads · Reviews · The Riviera Woman

One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) ~ Recommended Read ~ The Riviera Woman

I regularly share my top reads from this blog over at The Riviera Woman.The Riviera Woman

The Riviera Woman, run by Anna Fill, helps women living or working on the Riviera live life to the full with it’s inspirational people and interesting articles.

For May, I have chosen One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick. You can read both my review and a great interview with Liz here. Continue reading “One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) ~ Recommended Read ~ The Riviera Woman”

Advanced Review Copy · Blog Tours · Books · Recommended Reads · Reviews · Sue Haasler

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Half A World Away by Sue Haasler (@pauseliveaction) @DomePress

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Half A World Away by Sue Haasler. I have my review to share with you as well as a chance for you to win a paperback copy of the book.

Thank you to Emily Glenister at The Dome Press for asking me to be part in the tour and for sending me a proof copy of this book to read and review.

~ Publisher’s description ~

Being different can be dangerous…

East Berlin, 1987. Charming and talented Alex dreams of becoming a professional saxophonist while working long hours in the family bakery. Detlef, lonely, repressed, and a small-time Stasi informer, develops an obsessive love for him. But Alex has eyes only for Nicky, an English woman visiting East Berlin as an au pair.

With no natural outlet for his feelings, Detlef’s passion becomes destructive, his need for approval enmeshed with the latent homophobia of the regime. As Alex takes up with more successful musicians, he moves closer to influences considered subversive by a state that has eyes and ears everywhere, and Detlef’s passions threaten to endanger them all.

~ My Thoughts ~

Half A World Away is a love story set in East Berlin in 1987, two years before the Berlin Wall came down. Alex works in his family’s bakery by day and plays saxophone by night. When he meets Nicky, a young English au pair, the two begin a relationship and will do whatever it takes to be together. However,  when Detlef, a loner and Stasi informant, upon seeing Alex for the first time, falls in love with him. Under a regime where homosexuality is not allowed, a destructive love triangle ensues.

When I first picked up Half A World Away, I only set out to read a few pages. 50 pages later, I looked up at the clock – I didn’t want to put it down! The writing is comfortable and flows really well. The chapters are short too, which I really liked, and feel lends itself well to the gripping and captivating nature of the story.

Continue reading “Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Half A World Away by Sue Haasler (@pauseliveaction) @DomePress”

Books · Liz Fenwick · Recommended Reads · Reviews

Review: The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks

~ Publisher’s Description ~

When Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will mean a fresh start. Maddie is enchanted by it and is keen to learn as much as she can about its past. As she discovers stories of generations of women who’ve lived there before, she feels her life is somehow intertwined within its walls.

~ My thoughts ~ 

I am writing this review having only finished The Cornish House about 15 minutes ago. It is very rare for me to do so as usually I need some time to allow my thoughts to order in my head, especially when I have felt such a deep connection with a book, as I did with this one. So, this review runs the risk of sounding like a series of ramblings rather than well thought out. What makes this one different? The effect that this particular book has had on me and how I needed to write my thoughts down straight away. Continue reading “Review: The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks”

Blog Tours · Books · Elizabeth S Moore · Extracts

Blog Tour & Extract: The Man on the Middle Floor by Elizabeth S Moore (@LizzyMoore19) @RedDoorBooks

Today, I am pleased to be featuring an extract from The Man on the Middle Floor by Elizabeth S Moore as part of the blog tour.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Anna Burt at Red Door Publishing for asking me to take part in the tour.

Scroll down to find out more about The Man on the Middle Floor and to read an extract from the book. Continue reading “Blog Tour & Extract: The Man on the Middle Floor by Elizabeth S Moore (@LizzyMoore19) @RedDoorBooks”