Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea by Jane Linfoot @rararesources @janelinfoot #BlogTour #BookReview

I have to admit I’m pretty excited to share this with you, Edie Browe’s Cottage by the Sea, by the wonderful and now permanently bookmarked Jane Linfoot! Thanks a million to the lovely Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources and Harper Impulse for allowing me to be part of the blog tour and also for the book in return for an honest review!

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What they say: Those who don’t jump will never fly…

Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Browne’s flight of independence. But when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant. But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places…

Come home to St Aidan and Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!

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The Review:  Se we begin meeting Edie Browne who is grabbing life by jumping out of  a plane (This is her first ‘epic achievement’) . From here I was with Edie and warmed straight away to the setting that had me right there with her in every sense ( I was so nervous for her!). Unfortunately I was there for the aftermath too, which doesn’t have the same excitement as poor Edie suddenly takes a hit that will affect her everything.

 

I’d like to be a bit sketchy about this book if I may because it packs more of a punch that way. I WILL say I’m always a fan of any book that requires someone to climb in a window when they really shouldn’t, or has them randomly saying things that just pop out to the surprise and embarrassment of everyone around. You can guess from this that this bright, hit-you-in-the-face humour was right up my street; the settings were just shockingly fantastic (and inspirational for me as a writer) and the book made me smile and nod along. Her epic achievements, so different from the first, hit me in the gut, and I had to catch my breath at one of them and I also put my hand on my heart at what an exceptionally gorgeous character Edie is. I have to say I’ve a number of Jane Linfoot’s books on my Kindle and I cannot cannot wait to get to them ALL. A newly bookmarked author, and a very memorable and beyond recommended book

Rating: A very gushy 5/5 (jumps up and down clapping!!)

About the author

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Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.

Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page Facebook or her Personal Page Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.

 

By the way, off you go now to follow the blog tour!!

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A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond byRosie Green @rararesources

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What they say: Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy –until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?
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The Review: This is most definitely my favourite of the Duck Pond series to date! From the start, as we meet the latest addition and get a feel for her past, secrets and issues, I felt for her (thats all I’m saying about the, er, person in question!) and loved her. Her backstory is very different, and I loved her first few days involving her vaulting up a tree! Everything about her folded nicely into a lovely mix of grit, warmth and comedy as well as some nicely done drama.
Ellie didn’t always interest me as much as our new arrival, and the unexpected obstacles said newbie had to face in the form of another, cattier at times addition, which hammered home how great some of the characters are in this series (again, a special mention for Rose!) And made me nod along.
This was a book I gobbled up, and I cannot wait to get to Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe!! ( Disclaimer: Apologies for the vagueness of this review, but I’m going by the blurb and keeping up the suspense!)
Rating:4.5/5
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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.Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series

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Coming Soon (and I for one CANNOT WAIT!!!!)

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Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Café With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Café community. But as dark clouds begin to roll in, threatening more than one close relationship, will the wedding of the year take place at all? Follow Rosie Green on Amazon to hear when its published and available for purchase

Singles, Set and Match by @ElaineSWriter #CoverReveal @rararesources

What better cover reveal for this lovely bright May morning, than this, a Summery tennis read?!

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What they say: 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?

Publication Date – 1st July 2019

So here we go …

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About the author

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.

 

 

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The First Lie by A. J.Park @AJParkauthor @rararesources #CoverReveal

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What they say: We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about it.
You’re home alone. Someone breaks in.
In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder.
Now you’re the one the police want.

That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find.
His wife Alice stands in the bedroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand.

“What have you done, Alice?”
“I didn’t have a choice…”

We would all believe the person we love most.
But would we all make the same choice Paul and Alice make next…?

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( Sounds brill, doesn’t it?) And now for the reveal …

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Ooh its a goodie, isnt it? Hope you enjoy the book!!

About the author

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After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at university, AJ Park trained as an English teacher and actor. He has edited magazines and taught English, Media Studies and Drama in secondary schools in England. He was also a competitive fencer for seven years.

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#CoverReveal The Dinner in the Sky by Anne John-Ligali @rararesources @AnneJohnLigali

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What a lovely way to start the week (sorry to everyone who didn’t have a bank holiday Monday yesterday!), with a cover reveal for one of the loveliest authors in Social media land, Anne John-Ligali. (Ps I’m lucky enough to have already read and totally enjoyed this book!)

What they say: After a shocking confrontation with an unexpected encounter, Constance tries to piece her life back together and is on a mission to finally move on. The thought of having her friends near is comforting as they take time out of their busy online lives and meet up at their favourite place, A Cupful of Dreams Café. Everyone seems happy enough until cracks begin to show and all is not as good as it seems. Constance tries desperately to keep positive as there’s so much to look forward to: shopping for posh frocks, dinner at The Shard and a movie premiere. As things start to look rosy, a few odd tweets begin to pop up from nowhere. At first, they seem innocent, but as the weeks go by and premier night draws near, not only do the tweets increase but they become more obnoxious. By the time Constance and her chums arrive on the red carpet, she’s determined to work out who the troll could be and to keep them from spoiling her evening. However as Constance soon learns, the troll wants to destroy far more than that! Breathtaking views of London. Posh frocks and Paparazzi But there’s definitely trouble in the air …

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Publication Date: 31st May

Book Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-qRJaZdgjs

Spotify Playlist of the whole series – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7lYuwzrSYvz77Iuq6NymVY?si=b7FFD0EURuy-jhIdr5amZQ

I’m sure you get fed up with my, ‘Okay, I’m off now’ pieces, but I’m going to do one anyhoo. So, I guess that’s my lot done … oh hold on … almost forgot the cover (wink, wink, oh, okay you’re not in the mood, fair enough!) Anyhoo … wait for it … wait for it (it’s worth the wait because its so gorgeous, I promise you!!)

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Now!! Wasn’t it worth waiting for? And as I said above I’ve already been lucky enough to read this book already, and can’t wait to share it with you as part of it’s book tour on June 1st. It’s a nice mix of the everyday mom lit with loads of glitz, much bookishness, some romance and a mystery as well as some great characters (meet them in the review for part 1 here  which at the time of press was free on Amazon and part 2 here which at time of press this was £1.99 on Amazon or the whole series is available for less than a fiver to pre-order) ! Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to be part of this reveal!

Author Bio

Meet Anne

Anne John-Ligali is a writer and found of Books and Authors UK, a website that features author interviews, cover reveals, blog posts, features and reviews. She loves all things books, going to book events and meeting other book worms. She has written her first series and is currently writing her first novel.

When Anne is not writing she is likely to be playing with her kids, going for walks in the park, watching Netflix or thinking up more stories. Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London she studies graphic design at the University of Arts and held a number of IT jobs in the city. Anne continues to write romantic comedies, women’s fiction, and has the desire to write a non-fiction book and a few children’s books.

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Meet Me At Cockleberry Bay by NicolaMay @nicolamay1 @rararesources #CoverReveal

What a lovely Summery day to reveal this, from the excellent Cockleberry Bay series- it’s Nicola May’s new book, Meet me at Cockleberry Bay!!

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What they say: 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.

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Publication Date: 5th July

So here we gooooo …

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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.

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The House On Lavender Lane (Hope Cove Book 5) by Hannah Ellis @booksellis

Welcome back to what I’ll call … nope, I’ve no name for it, basically it’s a catch up day on the lovely and brilliant Hannah Ellis’ books! And now, a book I can’t wait to read and will be reading when a lot of my bookish priorities come through-this- The House on Lavender Lane which is book 5 of the gorgeous HopeCove Series, which I think to date has a run of pretty much all five out of fives from me so far with beautiful romance, put-you-right-there-settings and nice little splashes of comedy to boot!

 

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What they say:

One shocking incident forces six friends to re-evaluate everything

Emily only meant to spend a week in Hope Cove. But when the quirky locals involve her in various events, she happily extends her stay. She just wishes Jack were with her and not stuck working back in Oxford.

For Lizzie, Emily’s visit is well timed. She’s struggling to balance work and family life, and having her friend nearby is exactly the breath of fresh air she needs.

Josie has everyone worried. She’s trying her best to stay upbeat but after two failed pregnancies, she’s definitely lost some of her sparkle.

When disaster strikes, the three couples reunite round a hospital bed. As their lives are thrown into perspective, they’re forced to take stock. And look to the future.

Sometimes, it takes a twist of fate to make you appreciate what you’ve got and fight for your dreams …