#Coverreveal The Banjo by Elaine Spires @ElaineSWriter @rararesources

So what better way to start a Monday morning than a cover reveal from the lovely Eaine Spires!!

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What they say: The 1970s. Zany fashions brought the Decade That Taste Forgot. Change is in the air. Decimal currency; the Common Market; widespread strikes; the Winter of Discontent; IRA bombings; the sale of Council houses and quickie divorces make their mark on the whole country including the community of the Banjo. The eight households who live in Cromwell Close experience births, deaths, marriages, shocks and surprises but as the 70s become the 80s and beyond Dagenham undergoes great transformation. The once close-knit Community is changing.

About Elaine Spires


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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Isn’t that absolutely beautiful? Make sure to check it out and have a good Monday!

#Publicationdaypush #BookReview A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss (A Little Hotel in Cornwall book 6) by Laura Briggs @PaperDollWrites @rararesources

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#BookReview Flying Solo by Zoe May

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A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about love, dreams and self-discovery by bestselling author, Zoe May.

Rachel Watson has it all worked out. By 30, she’s ticked off most of the goals on her Life List. She’s a home owner, a partner at her law firm, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, lots of hobbies and loads of good friends. The only thing that’s missing is a ring on her finger.

According to her Life List, Rachel should be getting hitched around now, so when her boyfriend, Paul, plans a romantic date, Rachel’s pretty confident he’s going to propose. Except Paul has other ideas. He’s jetting off to India to find himself.

Distraught, Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Not one to easily admit defeat, she embarks on a mission to win him back.

Flying solo to India is definitely not part of Rachel’s plans, but could her trip teach her unexpected lessons about love, life and herself? Could she realise that perhaps her Life List wasn’t exactly what she wanted, after all?

Purchase it here 

The Review: I have previously reviewed When Polly Met Olly (review here) and Perfect Match (review here) and was thrilled when I heard this was coming out.

From the start of the book I was all in, there’s nothing better than an expected proposal and this was done amazingly, I was with Rachel as she prepped herself for the big night (or two) and fell in step with the nice touches of humour, easily. Rachel’s back story was so sad and actually I wished I’d got it much earlier, as I think I connected with Rachel even more when I heard all she’d gone through. I mispredicted early on and loved that I did, as the author’s way was so much better than what I expected to happen!

I loved Rachel trying to adapt to life in India, although you experience India more as a compound than actual indian life if you know what I mean and I enjoyed that it was more about the way people lived in places that thrived on travellers finding themselves. The characters were great, the comedy brilliant, I get from the end that there’s possibly a sequel, but even with that the ending was very sudden but all in all such an enjoyable read and one that I flew through. Very much recommended.

Rating: 4/5

 

Q and A Flying Solo by Zoe May @zoe_writes

I am thrilled today to have Zoe May on the blog today (a day late so the greatest of apologies to Ms. May). I have previously reviewed When Polly Met Olly (review here) and Perfect Match (review here) and love her sparkling, uber modern rom coms, and actually have bought and have just started Flying Solo! So off we go!

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What is your new book about?

My new book, Flying Solo, is about a London lawyer called Rachel who is a bit of a control freak. She’s lived her life according to her ‘Life List’, ticking off major goals along the way, such as getting a good degree, finding a decent boyfriend, becoming Partner at her firm, but the only goal she’s not managed to achieve is to get engaged. Rachel thinks her boyfriend, Paul, is about to pop the question on a date, but instead, he informs her that he’s jetting off to India to stay in an ashram and find himself. Rachel is distraught but after a few weeks of licking her wounds, she decides to embark on a trip India to win Paul back and save their relationship.

Rachel is the last person to end up in an ashram and the experience surprises her in many ways. From spirit animal workshops to corrupt gurus to orgies, she leaves the ashram a different person to who she was when she arrived. She also happens to meet a hippy heartthrob along the way!

I think this calls for an image: Here’s a picture of Zoe in India!!!!

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I’ve actually just started your book and had forgotten that this was where we were being led (Paul’s in a bad way at the mo, so it might not be a bad idea for him to find himself!) What do you love most about writing?

I love exploring ideas and the process of bringing a story and characters I’ve imagined to life. I love sharing my work with readers and hearing that they enjoyed my books. It’s the best feeling! So far the feedback about Flying Solo has been really positive. A few readers have said how they laughed so hard they were crying or had tea coming out of their nose – that makes me so happy!

Oh my wordy word, that’s always great to hear!! Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

My ideas usually stem from something that has happened to me in real life. My new book Flying Solo, is about a London lawyer who jets off to India in an effort to save her relationship with her boyfriend, Paul, who has embarked on a trip to an ashram ‘find himself’. I describe the book as ‘Bridget Jones meets Legally Blonde, in an ashram’! The idea for the book came from my own trip to an ashram in India in 2013. My debut, Perfect Match, is about dating and that was inspired by my experiences of dating in London in my twenties! Usually, there’s a seed of real life in my novels but then I start day-dreaming and turn it into a mostly fictional plot.

Great description! When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I was 26. I wrote a novel called ‘The Wallet’ (not a very catchy title). It was about a woman who falls in love with a guy after finding his wallet on the Tube. It was an okay hook, but my execution was terrible and I had actually bored myself by the time I finished it. I knew it would never get published but as I’d been writing it, I’d been sharing chapters with my writing group and getting feedback on my writing, which helped me hone my skills. Once I finished The Wallet and put it aside, I started working on a new, way more fun book, which was then published by HarperCollins. That was my debut, Perfect Match.

I love that you had the bug and finished it even though you didn’t totally love it. Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer? If so, what are they?

My main tip would just be to write as much as possible. And not just fiction. When I was trying to become a good writer, I decided I’d take on as many writing jobs as possible. I’ve had office jobs that involve writing, from working as a reporter to working in communications for a charity, but I’ve also done all sorts of freelance writing, from copywriting for company websites to writing articles for trade newsletters. And before I freelanced, I had a blog. I think it’s important to try to get as much writing experience as possible in all sorts of capacities. Some of it may not feel directly relevant to writing novels, but it strengthens your overall writing ability, meaning that when you do start writing novels, you can hit the ground running and your writing will be lean, compelling and strong.

Thanks so much for being here, Zoe, and I can’t wait to get back to the book! (Review in the next day or so!)

About the book

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about love, dreams and self-discovery by bestselling author, Zoe May.

 

Rachel Watson has it all worked out. By 30, she’s ticked off most of the goals on her Life List. She’s a home owner, a partner at her law firm, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, lots of hobbies and loads of good friends. The only thing that’s missing is a ring on her finger.

According to her Life List, Rachel should be getting hitched around now, so when her boyfriend, Paul, plans a romantic date, Rachel’s pretty confident he’s going to propose. Except Paul has other ideas. He’s jetting off to India to find himself.

Distraught, Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Not one to easily admit defeat, she embarks on a mission to win him back.

Flying solo to India is definitely not part of Rachel’s plans, but could her trip teach her unexpected lessons about love, life and herself? Could she realise that perhaps her Life List wasn’t exactly what she wanted, after all?

Purchase it here 

About the author

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Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe couldn’t resist writing a novel about dating since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes.

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Finding Love at Hedghog Hollow by Jessica Redland #BookReview #Blogtour @jessicaredland @boldwoodbooks #boldwoodbloggers @rararesources

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About the book: As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfil Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…

The Review: I absolutely jumped for this book on seeing the gorgeous cover and was thrilled to be rewarded with a book that gave everything I love in a book-animals, a life change and the promise of a beautiful story.

This is the story of Sam, who we meet at her cousin Chloe’s wedding. The only thing is, Chloe is marrying the love of Sam’s life! I beyond fell for both Sam and her lovely dad very early on, but was perplexed by the emotional beating the two of them took throughout the book, in particular by selfish relatives that had me shaking my head and frowning regularly.

I willed both of them on and cheered for Sam when her second chance came in the form of the loveliest friendship that was formed with the brilliant Thomas, an elderly man who was bereft after the death of his lovely wife. I’ll admit Sam’s own love story wasn’t totally necessary for me, the relationships of the day were most definitely our father/daughter team and the earlier grandfather/granddaughter relationship (and of course her beautiful friendship with Thomas). All in all a beautifully told story with a beautiful lead character. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood books for the book in return for an honest review and for allowing me to be part of the blog tour.

Rating: 4/5

About the author

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Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

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The Hungry Readers Games Challenge: Final challenge #HungryReadersGames

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So for this 🏆🏹📚 FINAL CHALLENGE # 4! Games Book Challenge! 3_ Surprise Books. Challengers who Picked “SURPRISE” had a chance to PICK TWO BOOKS for the chance to WIN the June 2020 Hungry Readers Games Bonus Points CHAMPIONSHIP!!! 🎉🎉

OUR BOLD CHALLENGERS WHO SELECTED “SURPRISE” ARE:

District 1: @grannylovestoread
District 2: @chicklitshop
District 4: @brmaycock
District 5: @bookloverfl12
District 6: @authorheathercastle

***** 🎉RESULTS: 🎉

📚 Book 1: She’s Got Game by our GamesMistress @lauraheffernanbooks! Buy: https://amzn.to/2ZzweXV

📚 Book 2: Splitting Heirs by @DianeMichaels! Buy: https://amzn.to/2CSqyAu

📚 Book 3: Ridorkulous by @marewulf! Buy: https://amzn.to/2NByI2a

🎉 Each District has spent -5 BP for each book. If they don’t finish one or want to switch to the third book, it will cost them -25 BP.

🎉 Both Surprise Books selected must be Read & Reviewed by Tuesday midnight CST, for the full 150 Bonus Points. Any other combination will only yield 50 BP per finished Surprise Book, 40 BP per own Games book, or 60 per own #ownvoices / #diversereads Games book. Up to 2 Games Books Read & Reviewed for this Challenge # 4 will count towards the Challenge. If any Challenger has already read one of the 3 Surprise Books, they will Earn an Extra 10 BP for that book and will have to choose another to Read & Review (if it was selected).

🎉 Selections Are:

🌷 1) District 1: Books 1 & 3.

🌷 2) District 2 & District 5: Books 2 & 3.

🌷 3) District 4 & District 6: Books 1 & 2.

🌷 4) District 3 (@carpediemchronicles) chose to SKIP this Challenge # 4 for -20 BP.

So~34 hours to Read & Review their TWO Chosen Books (or Games Books that they choose on their own) for Challenge # 4!

AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR THREE SPONSORS: @lauraheffernanbooks, @dianemichaels, AND @marewulf !!! 🥰🥰🥰 Stay tuned!…📺📺📺

🏆 #MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavor! 🏆

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#romcom #chicklit #chicklitreads

The Results:

So here is the final challenge set for the Hungry Readers Games, ending for me over the next few days. It’s been a blast- I wont lie, I well underperformed, in particular on the social media side of things, but I met the 6 people, read some fantastic books, and even found some new authors to follow too!!!

As you can see above I chose book 1 and 2 (and promptly bookmarked book3!!!) I had bookmarked book 2 some time ago and so was excited to read it, but jumped first for book 1 as after reading Poll Dancer just a few weeks ago (read the review here ), I knew I had to read She Got Game, a book all about board gaming. The review is here.

While I read the book within the allocated time, I didn’t post about it and reviewed after the allocated time. And while I’ve started Splitting Heirs (and am enjoying it), obviously I didn’t read or review in time.

So there we are, the end of an excellent month where I read the following books!!

Coming Home to Heritage Cove by Helen Rolfe (242 pages) review here

When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson (400 pages) review here

Midwife Crisis by Lyndsey Gallagher (still to be reviewed)

Samantha Tonge-The Summer Island Swap (review here) length 368 pages

Jenny Rabe’ Something Old (The Fake Engagement Series book 1 review here) length 250 pages

Sunshine and Second Chances by Kim Nash 238 pages review here

Poll Dancer by the brilliant Laura Heffernan 182 pages review here

Just Friends by Lucy Keeling 273 pages review here

T A William’s Dreaming of Tuscany Arc from Netgalley (blog post not done yet) 262 pages

Kitty Wilson Happy Ever After (The Cornish Village School book 5) Arc from Netgalley review here

Keris Stainton The Bad Mother’s Book Club Arc from Netgalley 229 pages review here

Mary Frame Surprise book Imperfectly Delicious (Imperfectly Perfect book 6) 276 pages review here

And then of course She’s got game by Laura Heffernan (216 pages) review here

The highest of thanks to Mary Smith, who is just the ultimate in the planning of the Hungry Readers Games and our fantastic judge Laura, who literally dropped everything to do dice rolls!!

Speaking of … if there’s a chance of a final dice roll, I’ll take it!!

 

 

 

 

#BookReview She’s Got Game by Laura Heffernan @LH_Writes @Chicklitshop #HungryReadersGames20

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What they say: WINNER TAKES ALL
 
Travel blogger Gwen Williams is living the dream–competing in the annual American Board Game Championship. She’s up against some stiff competition, namely legendary gamer and four-time champ Cody McKay. The seriously buff hottie and shameless flirt is going all-out to seduce her. That’s when Gwen lays her cards on the table: She never, ever mixes gaming with romance . . . until resisting Cody becomes a losing proposition.

As Gwen gives in to temptation, everything’s in play for a major heartache. With the rounds heating up and players eliminated, she knows she’s gambling a lot more than a seat at the final table in Vegas. But Cody’s kisses promise more than a fleeting romance. If she plays her cards right, Gwen just might walk off with the championship and the man of her dreams.

The Review: It’s so apt to be reading this as part of The Hungry Readers Games, not only is the author one of the judges, but the book is all about competitive games!!!

Gwen is a travel blogger who, from the start, puts forward a very good case for being on the road (lying between crisp new sheets nightly), but this time she’s off to somewhere even more special, a board game competition!! I loved that we meet her friends and have them accompany us from competition to competition and actually I was very taken with Holly, who was so there for Gwen with so many issues of her own (I’m interestedto see if book 2 followed her friends or herself but either way I’m in!!).

The settings and in particular the competitions and after venues where the girls go to celebrate put you right there, and I spent each moment holding my breath hoping she’d bump into Cody (who was the perfect mix of cocky and cocky to leave you unsure as to what way things would go) or be put together at the same table.

The romance was beautiful, the chemistry sizzling, and the action extremely well done, with more than one ‘what JUST happened’ moment. All in all a series I can’t wait to follow!!

Rating:5/5

Results of Week 4 of Hungry Readers Games @ChickLitShop @LH_Writes @Grannylovestoread @AuthorHeatherCastle @CarpeDiemChronicles @bookloverf12

The Rules: 🏆 Two Challenges and Two Ways to Win this June for our 6 voracious readers as #thehungryreadersgames Challengers this #Summer2020! 🏆🏹

Competition 1 – Power Reader Challenge:

Who will read the most books this month??? 📚🥰📚

1 pt. will be awarded for novels (200+ pages!) 📚📚

0.5 pts. for novellas (199 pages or less!) 📚

Competition 2: Bonus Points Challenge – #HungerGames style! 😱🙈😱

Ways Our Challengers Can Earn Bonus Points:

✔️ Read an ARC a week (up to 3 max per week) = Accept 1 Bonus Point or Go to GamesMistress @LauraHeffernanBooks & Dice Roll for 0 – 5 Bonus Points! 😮

✔️ Write a Review a Week = 5 Bonus Points 😍

✔️ Write a Blog or IG Book Post a week = 3 Bonus Points. Keep them, or Go to the GamesMistress & Roll for Double or Nothing! 🤔

✔️ Gain Lifelines –> Every 15 new Followers = 5 Bonus Points 🤩

Readers – Become a #Lifeline! Share the #hungryreadersgames2020 Challenge and get your friends to follow your favorite Champion(s)!!! 🤩 For every 15 new Followers our Champions get on IG or FB, they will get 5 Bonus Points. Our Challengers will need them for the upcoming Surprise Challenges! 😲 Leave a comment if you’ve spread the word about # theHungryReadersGames or #hungryreaders2020 on Social Media for a special shout out as a Top Sharer! 🥰📚🥰

✔️ Gain Sponsors –> Every 5 Sponsors = 1 Bonus Points

📖 #Romance #Authors 📖 – Need a review? Become a Sponsor today and support one or more of these 6 voracious readers! Have an ARC? Or a past book that needs a little #ReviewLove? Contact one, two, or all of our Challengers! (For more details, contact @chicklitshop.) 📖

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🏹🏆 Finally, it can’t be #thehungryreadersgames2020 without some ways to LOSE ALL THESE HARD EARNED BONUS POINTS…Stay tuned & watch what happens!!! 🏆🏹

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🏆#MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavor! 🏆

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So …

Not excellent this week, but certainly better!! I read three and three quarters books as I couldn’t wait last week and started The Brilliant The Bad Mother’s Book Club. All books were 5 stars, I’ve recommended all since as all were exceptional so I absolutely truly cannot pick a favourite book!! All have been posted to Amazon and all blogged except for Dreaming of Tuscany which is to come this week!

T A William’s Dreaming of Tuscany Arc from Netgalley (blog post not done yet) 262 pages

And on my blog

Kitty Wilson Happy Ever After (The Cornish Village School book 5) Arc from Netgalley

Keris Stainton The Bad Mother’s Book Club Arc from Netgalley 229 pages (but started last week)

Mary Frame Surprise book Imperfectly Delicious (Imperfectly Perfect book 6) 276 pages

As for the dice roll, I’m going to stick and play it safe!!

Imperfectly Delicious (Book 6 of the Imperfect series) by Mary Frame @Marewulf @MS_birdlady @LH_Writes #HungryReadersGames

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This is book six in the Imperfect Series and can be read as a stand-alone novel!

Scarlett Jackson is anything but perfect. The first time she met famous chef and entrepreneur Guy Chapman, she set him on fire. As a result, she was blacklisted from every restaurant in New York City to the point where she couldn’t get hired at a taco stand. But she didn’t give up. She got busy. Now she’s running her own food truck and things are taking off. Except…through a mixture of impeccable timing and bad luck, she’s parking near Guy’s newest and most ambitious undertaking: Restaurant Row.

For Guy Chapman, everything must be perfect. His businesses, his food, his whole life. He has more on the line than creating a culinary empire. There are people who rely on him, from employees to a sister who requires twenty-four-hour care. So when a plucky baker running an inconvenient food truck throws a wrench into his plans, he can’t let it go.

When things start getting hot in both their kitchens, Guy and Scarlett have to decide what’s more important: winning the block or winning each other’s hearts.

Imperfect Series reading order–All books can be read as stand-alone novels and feature quirky characters and a guaranteed HEA!
Book One: Imperfect Chemistry
Book Two: Imperfectly Criminal
Book Three: Practically Imperfect
Book Four: Picture Imperfect
Book Five: Imperfect Strangers
Book Six: Imperfectly Delicious

The Review: I actually picked this as part of this week’s surprise book challenge for the hungry readers games with no idea of what I was in for. Who would have known that I was to find an author I was all set to ingest every single book of?!

Okay, yes, I’ll begin at the very beginning. So I was astonished on reading the above blurb, it was probably the best, most vibrant blurb I’d ever read, and coupled with the cover and promise of someone running a food truck in the presence of a restaurant that was extremely high end I was in.

From the off I was thrilled with the setting, said food truck being run in New York, with our lead, Scarlett, and her friend, Fred, a girl that had the most perfect personality to make up an unstoppable team.

The comedy in this book was the stuff of legends (or technicolor rom com movies), as we meet Scarlett hiding from the head of the top restaurant, Guy, who we’re told she may or may not have previously set fire to. Add into this his charming right hand man, Carson, who was taking advantage of spying to sample the cupcakes. The romance was swoonerific and perfectly placed, drip fed into a compelling story expertly and making me smile. The heat was great too and suited the realness of it all, and as I finished I made sure to remind myself to sign up for the author’s newsletter and get onto her back catalogue (this was book 6 of the series).

All in all beyond beyond recommended and thanks so much to the author for the book in return for an honest review and for introducing me to her stellar work.

Rating:5/5

The Cornish Village School Happy Ever After (book 5) by Kitty Wilson @canelo_co @KittyWilson23 #HungryReadersGames20

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When you’ve spent your life trying to be perfect, how easy is it to let go?

Marion Marksharp is the undisputed queen of Penmenna and has the perfect life – ask anyone. Doting husband? Hmm, maybe not… Well-behaved, angelic children? Definitely not. A network of close, supportive friends? Not so much, it turns out.

Marion sets out to change her autocratic ways by starting up a wedding planning enterprise in the village. But between her husband’s suspicious absences, her PTA frenemies and her own perfectionist tendencies, organising the dream wedding for her friend isn’t going smoothly and she’s running out of time to pull it off…

In this final book in the Cornish Village School series, the village comes together one last time to make sure everyone gets their happy ever after.

A second-chance romance perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant and Cathy Bramley.

The Review: This next book I HAD to read for The Hungry Readers Games, I’ve waited so long and had to grab the chance because I cannot believe we’re at the end of this brilliant series!! As you know we’ve spent the run up to this book with one character in the back of our mind that needed their story told… yes, we are at that powerful whirlwind on energy that is Marion.

Our real beginning of this book is at a place we see in rom com a lot, and my jaw dropped to the ground that the person in question could possibly have done what they did (yes I have to do this spoiler free!!). This for me was THE story.

As we followed Marion on her new direction in life I kept coming back to this and 1) was relieved the author had chosen a certain avenue 2) wasn’t sure about one of the people in the equation as I was so behind the other (okay I’m going to snap here,  I love Richard so much!!), 3) was so taken with the timeline, which was epically done especially as it’s (sniff) the end of this series, and the vividness of both the events and the settings, which totally had me (special mention for the pub!) and also of course, the romance which was MAGNIFICENT!!!

A book I flew through, savouring it all (my only niggle at all was I slightly missed Marion being in her normal school role but her boys did a great job of filling the gap!!).

I normally thank the publisher for the book in return for an honest review, and I will here just because I’m nearly sure I have to log it on Netgalley, but actually this is an author I always buy too (for support because I ‘know’ her from bookland and her books are so wonderful and also to make sure I can somehow help put her where she deserves to be, at the top of the charts) and will continue to, and as well as thanking them for the book I’d like to say thank you to Canelo and Ms. Wilson for one of my favourite series. Beyond recommended for warmth, charm and just all round chick lit perfection! And for any of you lucky enough to have not read the series, get thee back to book 1 and you’re welcome!

Rating: 5/5