Christmas on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet ❄️Book Review❄️ @rararesources

Happy Thursday!

I can hardly believe it is officially Christmas time! Love me a cozy Christmas read!❄️

My Thoughts

Would love to spend Christmas on the French Riviera! Loved the gorgeous setting of this story! I also really loved the relationship between Gaby and her granddaughter Elodie. Really love that grandma Gaby had a love interest, Philip who was positively lovely. I do wish the book was a little bit more Christmasy, but it was the French Riviera after all. what I found a bit problematic with the story was the relationship between Elodie and her estranged mother Harriet. and I truly didn’t like how this all played out. I really felt as though Gabby was very unfair to Elodie in the situation. Family doesn’t always deserve forgiveness, even at Christmas time. I just think there’s so much involved in being abandoned by your mother and I just can’t see it being fixed like it was in this book. I also would hope a grandmother would have a little more understanding of her granddaughter’s feelings. Sorry I’ve gone on a tangent, but this is a trigger for me. we bring our own baggage into Books and if this is not an issue for you it is a fun festive read.

My Thoughts

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About the Book

Christmas on the Riviera

As a toddler Elodie Jacques was abandoned by her mother and left in the care of her French grandmother, Gabriella in Dartmouth, Devon.

Now 24 years old, Elodie struggles to reconcile the deep anger for the mother she has never since seen.

When Gabriella unexpectedly announces she wants the two of them to spend Christmas and her 70th birthday in her home town of Juan-les-Pins in the South of France Elodie is thrilled.

Gabriella meanwhile has her own ulterior motives for wanting to return after 40 years, a daunting homecoming potentially filled with memories, secrets and recriminations.

With Juan-les-Pins pulsing with lights, decorations and the festive spirit, Christmas promises to be filled with fun. But when Elodie learns there is the possibility that her long absent mother may join them she hides her feelings behind a show of indifference and animosity.

Will there be the reconciliation that Gabriella longs for – or will the spirit of Christmas fail to work its magic?

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Author Bio – 

Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.

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Winter Kisses at Roseford Cafe by Fay Keenan ❄️Book Review❄ @rararesources️

Hello book people!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas reading season and I am here for it! loved this charming Wintery story!❄️

My Thoughts

The perfect festive story to kick off Christmas reading season! Lucy is a single mom and café owner living in a small lovely town. Lucy is so excited to find out that Finn Sanderson her high school crush who she thought she’d never meet is filming a movie in her small town. and she is rendered speechless when he comes into her café for a cup of coffee. but Finn is not your stereotypical star. He is down to earth and humble. Lucy ends up catering for the movie set allowing fin and her to form a connection. but is Lucy ready to be involved with a celebrity? really liked both Lucy and fin, and wanted things to work out for them. Also, really enjoyed all the secondary characters in this charming town. the town itself really was a character, somewhere you’d want to go visit especially at Christmas time. loved the Christmas fair, all the festive Decour, and, of course the snow. A heartwarming, sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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

About the Book

When Lucy Cameron, the owner of Roseford Café, is asked to fulfil a last-minute catering order on set, she can’t believe her luck.

Lucy’s erstwhile teenage crush, Finn Sanderson, is the star of the film, alongside his glamorous co-star, Montana de Santo, with whom he has been linked on and off the screen, and their sprinkle of stardust around the village is intoxicating.

With Christmas approaching and the snow starting to fall, Lucy’s path keeps crossing with Finn’s, and she starts to get to know the man behind the movie star. As her feelings grow, so too do Lucy’s reservations about even considering becoming involved with someone so well-known. And when Lucy becomes the centre of a social media storm, her fears seem to be justified.

Are happy-ever-afters just the preserve of romantic Christmas movies, or could Lucy and Finn star in their very own, real-life festive love story…

Revel in the perfect country Christmas romance from Fay Keenan, just right for all fans of Julie Houston, Cathy Bramley and Holly Martin.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3O6oxzj

Author Bio – 

Fay Keenan is the author of the bestselling Little Willowbury series of novels. She has led writing workshops with Bristol University and has been a visiting speaker in schools. She is a full-time teacher and lives in Somerset.

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The Cottage in the Highlands by Julie Shackman ⭐️Cover Reveal⭐ @rararesources@onemorechapter @julieshackman ️

The Cottage in the Highlands by Julie Shackman  ⭐️Cover Reveal⭐ @rararesources@onemorechapter @julieshackman ️

Happy happy Thursday!

It’s a great day for a cover reveal and this one’s a beauty! Makes me want to crawl into the cover and escape to Scotland!🌳

the Cabin in the Highlands book cover

About the Book

The Cottage in the Highlands

When Leonie Baxter finds herself out of a job and out of a relationship, she’s at her wits end. Her life has just been turned upside down and she needs a plan, fast.

By chance, on a walk with her rescue puppy, Leonie stumbles across a striking house in the woods; fully furnished but unoccupied. As a journalist, she is determined to find out more, after all, reporting is in her nature.

But her attempts are thwarted by Lily Cruickshank who lives in the cottage next door. Why won’t Lily help Leonie? And who is the mysterious Flynn Talbot, whose letter Leonie finds inside the house?

And in uncovering the secrets of the abandoned house, will Leonie open her own heart and let love back into her life?

The brand new escapist story from the bestselling author of A Secret Scottish Escape and A Scottish Highland Surprise, for fans of Jo Thomas, Trisha Ashley and Cathy Bramley.

Pre-order Links:

UK – The Cottage in the Highlands: Relax and unwind with the brand new winter romance (Scottish Escapes, Book 3) eBook : Shackman, Julie: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

USA – Amazon.com: The Cottage in the Highlands: Relax and unwind with the brand new winter romance (Scottish Escapes, Book 3) eBook : Shackman, Julie: Kindle Store

Publication Date: 1st December

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About the Author

Author Bio – Julie Shackman is a former journalist from Scotland, who has always wanted to write feel-good romance. As well as being an author, Julie also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies. Julie admits to having an obsession with stationery and handbags. She is married, has two sons and has a Romanian rescue puppy, Cooper. The Cottage in the Highlands is Julie’s seventh novel.

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The Christmas Caroline by Camilla Isley **Book Review**

The Christmas Caroline by Camilla Isley **Book Review**

Happy Wednesday evening friends!

Hope you had an awesome day! So excited that it is now officially Christmas reading season! Loved the charm and the whimsy in this lovely festive story!🎄


A Christmas Caroline

A modern-day retelling of A Christmas Carol…


Caroline is a cynic career woman living the high life in Manhattan where love and relationships are but a distant memory of the past.

But after a freak accident on Christmas Eve, Caroline receives a visit from a cheeky spirit of Christmas Past, Present, Yet to Come, and—most importantly—Christmas That Could Have Been. When she wakes up on Christmas Day suddenly married with three kids and living two doors down from her parents in New Jersey, Caroline has a chance to experience the life she would’ve had if she’d made a different choice.

Will small-town life as a mother and a wife make her rediscover what’s really important in life?

My Thoughts

A fun festive modern retelling of A Christmas Carol. Caroline is a workaholic more focused on finances then festivities. After a spill on the ice while dipping early from her families Christmas Eve. Caroline finds herself not only facing Christmas past, present, and future, but also Christmases that could have been. Caroline now finds herself married to the one that got away, living in suburbia and the mother of three. So much fun! Loved watching Caroline navigate motherhood. I can’t even imagine waking up and finding yourself with three kids one of them being an infant. I thought this was such a fabulous twist on a classic. I loved watching Caroline grow throughout the book. We all have those choices in our lives that we wonder about. How would things have gone had I made a different choice? Another festive fantastic story from Camilla Isley.

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

Purchase Links 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Caroline-Amnesia-Holiday-Romantic-ebook/dp/B09CG9G1F3 

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Author Bio – 

Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading–duh!–cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies–popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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Twelve Days to Save Christmas by Elizabeth Neep **Book Review**

Twelve Days to Save Christmas by Elizabeth Neep **Book Review**

Happy Thursday all!

Hope life has been treating you well! Cannot believe it is so close to Christmas! This was such a sweet story 10/10 recommend! 🎄


My Thoughts

This was such a fun festive read! Poppies boyfriend of five years George dumps her right before Christmas. Poppy is devastated, who is she without George? Determined to show George that she is still the upbeat independent girl he fell in love with Poppy makes a 12 day plan to get him back. Loved Poppy she was so sparkly and authentic. Quite honestly I think George did Poppy a huge favor by breaking up with her. He and his friends seem so superficial compared to poppies authenticity. The break up gave Poppy an opportunity to really find herself. She joined a choir, volunteered at the community center, and maybe met a man more suited to her. This book would make a perfect hallmark Christmas movie, it gave me all the festive feels. Another amazing story by Elizabeth Neep.

About the Book

On the first day of Christmas, my true love… dumped me.

Poppy loves Christmas and always goes all out to make this magical time of the year extra special for her boyfriend George. But George is strangely not in the Yuletide spirit this year. As Poppy wrestles him into her Christmas jumper built for two for a holiday snapshot, she finds out why.

He’s leaving her. With only twelve days to spend together until Christmas.

Poppy is heartbroken. George is the love of her life, and what would Christmas be without kisses under the mistletoe, his mum’s delicious homemade gingerbread or their super-competitive games of Pictionary?

She’s determined to win George back. So, anxious to prove to him she can be spontaneous, she signs up as a Christmas volunteer at the local community centre. What she doesn’t know is that there’s a festive surprise coming her way…

As Poppy throws herself into her new role – mulling vats of hot cider and hanging fairy lights off everything within reach – she discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. And there’s also Theo. Her new boss. Grumpy and opinionated, he’s everything she doesn’t want.

But as the snow starts to fall, she begins to notice other things about him – like his twinkling green eyes, how he makes her laugh, and how much he cares about the people he’s trying to help.

As the twelfth day approaches, Poppy might be about to discover that the most perfect Christmas might be the one that she didn’t plan at all…

Fans of One Day in December, Beth O’Leary and Mhairi McFarlane will be completely enchanted by this witty and warm festive story about friendship, love and finding yourself.

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

Fool Me Twice At Christmas by Camilla Isley **Book Review**

Fool Me Twice At Christmas by Camilla Isley **Book Review**

Happy Sunday all!

I am so excited it is the beginning of holiday reading season! 84 days until Christmas have you done any shopping yet? I haven’t even thought about it, but yikes that’s close!✨

Fool Me Twice at Christmas 🎄

Fool Me Twice at Christmas

There are two types of relationships: fake and real.

Chuck and Kate’s used to be real, oh-so-real. But after she broke his heart four months ago, leaving him, it became all just pretense for the sake of their entwined families.

With parents who are best friends and business partners, it’s not easy for Chuck and Kate to announce they’ve split up. But with the holidays looming over them, they can no longer keep pretending.

They head home for Christmas, determined to tell the truth—and end up accidentally engaged instead. The more they try to pull apart, the more the Universe seems to push them back together, shortening the road to the altar. And when just-for-show kisses stir up forgotten feelings, things get even more complicated.

Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Chuck and Kate’s relationship turn out to be fake or real?

My Thoughts

This was the perfect book to kick off my Christmas reading season with! A combo of two of my favorite tropes the fake relationship and a second chance romance. Kate and Chuck broke up four months ago but they have decided not to share this with their family until Christmas. However when they are spending Christmas with their families it never seems to be the right time and then it gets even messier. The story is told from the alternating perspectives of both Chuck and Kate and I thought this was perfect I loved getting into the head of both of these characters and knowing where they were coming from. Both of their parents were a bit overly invested in their relationship and very pushy. I could understand why Kate and Chuck were hesitant to share the news with their parents that the relationship was over. I consider this book Christmas light. The Christmas vibe is in the background but it is not a huge part of the story the main focus is on the relationship between Kate and Chuck. A super sweet romcom that put a huge smile on my face and put me in a festive mood!

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


Purchase Links

Apple Books https://books.apple.com/us/book/fool-me-twice-at-christmas/id1550430536

B&N https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-christmas-date-camilla-isley/1129274291?ean=2940155770961

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Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fool-Me-Twice-Christmas-Engagement-ebook/dp/B09C6CQJ64 

Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/Fool-Me-Twice-Christmas-Engagement-ebook/dp/B09C6CQJ64 

Author Bio – 

Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading–duh!–cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies–popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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❄️ Christmas at the Marshmallow Cafe by CP Ward **Book Review** @rararesources

happy Monday all!

Looking for the perfect Christmas read, then look no further! This is a Christmas story for the Christmas lover!❄️

Christmas at the Marshmallow Café

When downtrodden checkout assistant Bonnie Green receives a letter from a mysterious uncle, she can hardly believe her eyes.

Gifted a hundred-year lease on a famous cafe situated in the middle of a mythical theme park, Bonnie sets off with her best friend Debbie on an adventure to a hidden valley in the Lake District where they will find new friendship, love, and happiness, all set against the magic of Christmas … and more marshmallows than they can possibly eat….

My Thoughts

A magically festive read! A lovely story four the Christmas lover – Grinches need not apply. Bonnie is not living her best life. Her husband left her, her kids abandon her, she’s stuck in a job she doesn’t like. The only bright spot in her life is her next-door neighbor and BFF Debbie, a heavy metal loving serial dater half her age. When she receives a letter that she has inherited a café in the Lake District Bonnie figures why not check it out and Debbie is more than happy to tag along. What they find when they reach their destination is a run down Christmasland and a café in need of some TLC. But there is something magical about the place that instantly captivates Bonnie and Debbie. armed with her estranged uncle‘s marshmallow recipes, a colorful cast of characters and a lot of Christmas hope will joy be restored to Christmasland This book was such a festive treat! I had no idea so much went into making marshmallows. Bonnie was a great character and I loved the growth she had throughout this book. Debbie was the perfect sidekick I loved her free loving fickle personality. The author does an amazing job of bringing the village of Christmasland to life. The perfect book to curl up with next to the Christmas tree with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows of course!

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

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/cp-ward-christmas-at-the-marshmallow-cafe 

Author Bio – CP Ward is an author from Cornwall in the UK.

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❄️ A Kiss in the Snow by Rosie Green **Book Review** @rararesources

happy weekend!

can you believe it is less than two weeks until Christmas? This was such a festive little holiday treat!❄️

A Kiss in the Snow, Little Duck Pond Café

After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!

 

An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.

Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…

My Thoughts

A joyful holiday treat! This is the 13th book in Rosie Green’s delightful Little Duck Pond Cafe series. even though this is the 13th book it can absolutely be read as a standalone, a good place to jump in. Carrie is tired of being overshadowed by her twin sister Crystal. finding out her crush Adam is crushing on Crystal is the straw that breaks the camels back and Carrie needs a little getaway. so Carrie packs up her car and heads to the nearby village of Silver Bell for a quiet retreat. BUT soon she finds out that her retreat might not be so quiet, seems as though there was some miscommunication and she will be sharing the charming Snowdrop cottage with a handsome stranger. not to mention the unusual goings on at the cottage next-door. this was such a sweet story and I really loved getting to know Carrie better, she’s made some brief appearances in previous books. I didn’t even mind that we didn’t spend any time with the LDP ladies, I was just so enchanted by this new town and its colorful residence. Carrie really seemed to bloom out of the shadow of her sister and I really loved the direction the story took. A delightful story filled with romance, mystery, friendship, and holiday cheer.

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

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/32VMJjD

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, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now.

Rosie will be revisiting the Little Duck Pond Café with a beautiful story of love and friendship at Christmas time, entitled A Kiss in the Snow, out in October 2020.

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❄️ Mistletoe and the Mouse by Elsa Simonetti **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Saturday all!

A festive story filled with tons of Disney magic!🪄

Mistletoe and the Mouse

Can a magical Christmas melt a frozen heart?

Join Belle and James as they visit Mickey Mouse for a sparkling holiday season at Disneyland Paris.

Belle has been numb since her mother died, and she can’t face Christmas at home without her. Instead she books a surprise holiday to her “happy place” – the Magic Kingdom. But her boyfriend James has problems of his own. He doesn’t “do Disney” and what will his mother think of him missing their family Christmas to go to Disneyland with Belle?

A festive romance with a sprinkling of Pixie Dust.

My Thoughts

A magical festive tale. A Little gem brimming with Hope, heart, and Disney cheer. Belle has planned a surprise trip to Disney Paris over Christmas and her partner James is less than thrilled. He’d much rather spend the holidays with his family watching rugby. but James loves Belle and realizes that this trip is important to her for so many reasons. Not only does she have a love of all things Disney it also holds a sentimental place in her heart. will James be enchanted by the happiest place on earth?

Growing up in Southern California I probably have been to Disneyland at least once a year for most of my life. there really is something so magical about the theme park that is even enhanced more at Christmas time. When my kids were younger we had annual passes and were able to just spend a couple hours there to see it snow or watch the Christmas tree lighting. I thought the vivid descriptions in this book really brought the park to life and even though I’ve never been to Disney Paris there appeared to be a lot of similarities to Disneyland. The story was Suite and more emotional than I was anticipating. Belle was a lovely character hoo really wore her heart on her sleeve. James was a good guy he really was a good sport about Disney and really came to appreciate the magic.

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

Purchase Links

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Theme Park Press website: http://themeparkpress.com/

Author Bio – 

Elsa Simonetti was born in the same year as Walt Disney World, but many miles away in the north of England. Her earliest Disney memory is crying during Bambi at the Saturday morning cinema club! It wasn’t until her own children were small that her husband introduced her to the magic of Disneyland Paris, and since then she has become obsessed, proving Walt Disney’s own belief that “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever”. That was the seed of this story – that Disneyland is not just for children, but for anyone who is young at heart. 

Elsa also writes romantic women’s fiction under the name of Liz Taylorson

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❄️ Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May **Book Review** @rararesources

happy weekend booklovers!

Cannot believe we are so close to Christmas! Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I think I only have a couple more things to get.

#CICB 

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay 

 

 

Meet old and new characters in the Bay for Christmas fun and frolics.

With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.

Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his devious new girlfriend and the mystery poisoning of an anonymous hotel inspector. Will the hotel still get its 3-star Seaside Rosette?

Will Mary find true love at last? Can Titch cope with the demands of the shop and being heavily pregnant. And can Rosa, with a baby of her own, pull off the Cockleberry Bay Charity Christmas Concert in time?

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is a festive delight for fans of Rosa and her cheeky mini dachshund Hot, delivering a feast of unpredictable events and surprises.

My Thoughts

A festive heartwarming small town Christmas read. I was so delighted to be back in Cockleberry Bay with these wonderful characters. Rosa sure has grown as a person throughout the story and now she is a mom. And of course motherhood comes with a new set of problems, especially because Josh is working in the US at the moment. Rosa is stretched to her limits with baby, job and Hot the dog. Titch is there to lend support but she is about to have a second baby of her own. In addition there are questionable goings-on at Luke’s New hotel/restaurant. An entertaining story set against the backdrop of the run up to Christmas in this small town. Reading this was like coming home and spending time with good friends. just like the previous books in the series the story was full of so much charm and whimsy. I love the relationships between all these characters and it was lots of fun watching these characters navigate the new chapters in their lives. I am hopeful that this is not my last trip to Cockleberry Bay.

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

Purchase Links

Kindle – UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08JHJKLQF/

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Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of eleven romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The SunThe Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year. 

She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.

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